Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School (OCTECHS)
LRC 3rd Floor @ Odessa College
201 W University Blvd
Odessa, Texas 79764
Main Office | 432-456-6409
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The Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School (OCTECHS) allows students the opportunity to graduate high school not only with a high school diploma but also a two-year associates degree from Odessa College. While this may be the format for all early college high schools, the focus on career and technical courses is what sets OCTECHS apart. OCTECHS has the most program offerings of Early College high schools with this type of format and focus in Texas. OCTECHS opened its doors in August 2015 and offers rigorous high school and college classes, AVID high school and college infused classes, access to a college platform, college student life, and immersion into a true college experience.
OCTECHS students take all their college classes at Odessa College and are offered a choice between the following focal programs.
- Auto Techncians
- Child Development- new Fall 2023
- Construction Management- new Fall 2023
- Culinary Arts
- Criminal Justice
- Diesel Techncian
- Paralegal-- New Fall 2023
- Welding Technology
- Business Professions: Business Leadership
- Occupation Safety & Environmental Technology
- Energy Technology: Instrumentation and Process Control