The Career and Technical Education programs of ECISD are designed to prepare students to compete in the global workforce through rigorous academic & work-based learning programs centered around high-skill, high-wage, in-demand occupations.


Believing our students are the future, the mission is to inspire and challenge every student to be prepared for success and to be adaptable in an ever-changing society.





Auto Tech


Culinary Arts

Health Sciences

27 CTE Programs Offered by ECISD!

CTE programs of study align to careers that meet criteria for in-demand and high wage occupations including projected job growth, annual job openings, and the state median wage. Each program of study leads to postsecondary education, training opportunities, and aligns to statewide graduation endorsements.


  • Animation
  • Graphics Design & Illustration
  • Accounting & Financial Services
  • Business Management
  • Engineering
  • Biomedical Science(PHS)
  • Robotics
  • Computer Science


CTE New Tech Odessa

  • Audio Video Production
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Learning
  • Fashion Design
  • Future Teachers of Odessa
  • Health Science

Frost Technical Center

  • Auto Collision & Refinishing
  • Construction
  • Welding

AG Farm

  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science

OC Sewell Auto Tech

  • Automotive

OC Dual Credit Program

  • Cosmetology
  • Fire Fighter
  • Information Support & Services
  • Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Justice
  • Paralegal
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse

Industry Based Certifications earned in 2023

Level I Certifications from OC earned in 2023

Associates Degrees earned in CTE by OCTECHS in 2023

 CTE Completers: Completed 3 or more CTE courses
for 4 or more credits within a program of study

CTE Concentrators: Completed 2 or more CTE
courses for at least 2 credits within a
program of study

CTE Explorers: Completed 2 or more CTE courses
for at least 2 credits but not within the same
program of study

CTE (Participant): Completed 1 CTE Course
CTE Program of Study Indicators

Non-CTE Did not complete a CTE Course

New Career & Technical Education Center in South Odessa/Ector County

  • Will house 400 full-time students and 2,000 CTE students 
  • 10,908 students participated in CTE last year in ECISD with 1,683 participating in dual credit
  • CTE currently housed at New Tech Odessa will be a part of the consolidation allowing for a middle school component on New Tech Odessa campus
  • 29% higher graduation rate than core students who are workforce ready
  • Consolidate many of the 7 different sites and add new programs to the existing 27 CTE programs
  • From cradle to career CTE brings a much needed skilled workforce to Ector County
  • Permian Strategic Partnership financial pledge