THE Smart Choice

With Orange Coast College Career programs, you know you are making the smart choice about your education.


At Orange Coast College you know you are getting a great education. Ranked number one in Southern California by (opens in new window), Orange Coast College excels at bringing practical and technical education to a wide variety of diverse students.

Good paying Jobs

Step into a good-paying job with the skills you need for a great-paying career. Career Advantage graduates acquire the skills and credentials needed to earn middle-class wages.

in demand Careers

OCC Career Advantage prepares students for some of the fastest-growing jobs in California! With marketable skills for high-demand jobs, OCC graduates are sought after to fill critical positions in California’s growing economy.

Career and Program Clusters

Orange Coast Career Advantage offers programs within 13 career clusters. Career Clusters are groups of jobs and career paths that are included within the same broad field of work or industry sector.


Agriculture and Natural Resources

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Art, Media and

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Building &
Construction Trades

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Business &

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Teacher points at a photo in a student’s textbook in class


Energy, Environment
& Utilities

Electronics engineering technician works on a motherboard


Engineering &

Two architects wearing hard hats discuss a design at a construction site


Fashion &
Interior Design

Two women alter pink dress


Health Science &
Medical Technology

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Hospitality, Tourism
& Recreation

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Information &
Communication Technology

Male network administrator talks on phone next to computer servers


Manufacturing &
Product Design

Male student in safety goggles presses buttons to program a machine



Group of maintenance workers inspect wing of plane


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“Today’s cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares…adults for high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers in established and emerging industries.”

Association for Career and Technical Education

Our Team

Christina Anchondo, M.S.

CTE Outreach Specialist

Katie Ottoson

Katie Ottoson, M.S.

Counselor, Career Education and
Career Services

Tom Choe

Tom Choe

Counselor, Consumer Health
and Science Programs

Andrea Lane

Counselor, Hospitality Programs

Caryn Plum

Caryn Plum

Counselor, Allied Health Careers

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Cindy Voss

Counselor, Technology Programs

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