Early College High Schools


High School + College

Early college high schools are designed to remove significant barriers to postsecondary education access and success. Early, continuous and tuition-free immersion in a college learning environment as part of the high school experience, early college high schools close the financial and resource gaps that prevent many students from attending college. In addition, a student who takes advantage of the opportunity provided by an early college high school becomes part of a college-going culture and earns either an associate’s degree or 60 hours of college credit towards a bachelor’s degree.

Odessa Collegiate Academy (OCA)

Odessa College is now home to Odessa Collegiate Academy (OCA). Students attending OCA will earn an associate’s degree along with a seamless pathway for completing a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university. OCA is the high school of choice for 400 students, freshman through seniors.

Associate in Science

  • Biology

Associate in Arts

  • Business Administration
  • General Studies
  • General Studies - Liberal Arts emphasis
  • General Studies - STEM emphasis
  • Teaching – Early Childhood to 6thGrade

Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School (OCTECHS)

Odessa College is home to Odessa Career & Technical Early College High School (OCTECHS). In 2015, OCTECHS was one of only four new ECHS campuses with a career and technical education (CTE) focus. It was designed as part of the tri-agency CTE ECHS initiative by the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Texas Workforce Commission. OCTECHS is the high school of choice for 400 students, freshman through seniors. In addition, OCTECHS graduates can continue their higher education pursuits at Odessa College in the BAAS programs.

Associate in Applied Science

  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Leadership
  • Child Development
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Instrumentation and Electronics Technology (Automation)
  • Occupational Safety & Environmental Technology
  • Paralegal
  • Welding Technology


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Application Information

OCA Application

Students wanting to attend OCA must complete an application for the following school year. Each year OCA accepts 125 students for the freshmen class.  OCA also accepts a small number of sophomore students each year based on their application, freshmen transcript, and the number of sophomore openings.

OCTECHS Application

Students wanting to attend OCTECHS must complete an application for the upcoming school year. Each year OCTECHS accepts 125 students for the freshmen class. However, due to the nature of the program courses, OCTECHS only welcomes incoming freshmen.

Odessa College ECHS Application

Create an account using an email address you can access. Select Early College High School as the Academic Level and either OCA or OCTECHS as the Academic Program. Please contact your OC liaison or Wrangler Express if you need help completing the application.

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ECHS Summer Bridge

Once you have been accepted to OCA or OCTECHS and completed the Odessa College application, please sign up for a MANDATORY Summer Bridge Session. Student & Parent/Guardian must attend only one session.

If accepted to OCA or OCTECHS, the student will attend four days of Summer Bridge which will be Monday – Thursday, July 25-28, 2022.  A parent will also participate in a 3-hour session during that week with the student to learn OC email, login information, laptop responsibilities, and Blackboard access.  Summer Bridge attendance is MANDATORY. 

Summer Bridge Topics

  • TSIA 2.0 - ELAR Test Prep
  • OC Student ID
  • Blackboard
  • OC Student Email
  • Student Planner
  • OC App
  • Issue Chromebooks (by ECISD)
  • And MORE!

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Contact Information

Odessa College

Stephanie Galindo | OCA Liaison

Linda Granados | OCTECHS Liaison



Magen Ramirez | Secretary

Dana Huckaby | Counselor

James Ramage | Principal



Kisa Lee | Secretary

Cynthia Lane | Counselor

Karl Miller | Principal

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Email Login

Password: Your password will be the UPPERCASE, then lowercase characters “OCoc” plus the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). (ex, SSN = 123-45-6789, password = OCoc6789)

  • Log in to your email account HERE
  • Reset your email account password HERE
  • Set up your Gmail account for Gmail App (cellphone) HERE
  • Set up your Gmail account for MS Outlook (for Outlook App on cellphone) HERE

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Wrangler Portal

Click HERE to log in to the Wrangler Self-Service Page.

Wrangler Self-Service serves as a gateway to access all Odessa College student information, including:

  • Student Planner: Plan your degree, register for classes and check your grades. You can also monitor your pace and progress toward your degree in preparation for graduation;
  • Transcripts: Request a mailed transcript to be sent to a college or university, to an employer, or yourself.

Username: For students, your username will be the initials of your first & last name followed by your OC ID number without the leading zeros. (ex, Name: John Doe & student ID is 00123456 then your username = jd123456.)

Password: Your password will be the lowercase characters “oc” plus the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). (ex, SSN = 123-45-6789, password = oc6789)

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Disability Services & Learning Assistance

If you have any special needs or issues about your access to and participation in any course at Odessa College, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Disability Services by phone at 432-335-6861 or email at cares@odessa.edu to request assistance and accommodations. You can also visit their website below to find additional information or fill out a Request for Accommodations form.

OC Student Resources and Help

There are many resources available to you as an Odessa College student. Click on the link below to find more information about tutoring services, Microsoft 365, TechSmith Relay, Respondus Lockdown Browser, and more!

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