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Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School (OCTECHS)

OCTECHS, located on the Odessa College campus, is one of four Early College High Schools in the State of Texas that offers eight separate Career Pathways for students to complete both High School and an Associates Degree at the same time, while earning Industry Certification in one of the eight Pathways at no cost to families. Due to the sequence of courses required, all students seeking entry to OCTECHS must do so prior to their 9th grade year.

All of our students will earn their high school diploma and Associates Degree during the traditional high school years that they can then transfer to any Texas 4-year university, or directly enter the world of work with earned Industry Certifications. OCTECHS pays for all college expenses. Students who apply and fully commit their time and effort to our program find great success here.


We, the community of Odessa Career and Technical Early College High School (OCTECHS), are committed to empowering a diverse body of students to develop and apply knowledge and skills in order to pursue individual goals for the future and become productive citizens who value life-long learning. We at OCTECHS envision a school in which: All students produce college quality work. All stakeholders work in a cooperative/collaborative relationship. Students are self-motivated, independent learners who seek out their own education. Students transition successfully to the workforce or an institution of higher learning.


We will accomplish the OCTECHS vision by designing rigorous curricula and support and intervention structures that ensure all students meet or exceed all expectations required to obtain a high school diploma and an Associates Degree within four years.

How to know OCTECHS is right for your child:

  • Your child wants to learn a trade or skill that will get them a head start in the world of work.
  • Your child is self-motivated, self-disciplined, and able to to earn 70% or higher grades.
  • Your child feels ready to move into higher education and professional training.

Unique ways your child can learn and grow here:

  • Industry Certified Training
  • Associates Degree earned in four years
  • Small High School setting with 450 students


PrincipalKarl W. Miller

Grades Offered - 9th through 12th