College & Career Center

The OHS College and Career Center (CCC) provides a variety of resources for college and career planning.  The CCC is a place where students can come to obtain information on community colleges and four-year colleges and universities, testing and test preparation, financial aid and scholarships, career possibilities and college majors descriptions.

In collaboration with the academic counselors, we continue to work on building a comprehensive college-going culture for all students. In addition to scheduled appointments, students are welcome to come to the CCC before school, nutrition, lunch, and after school to utilize the resources.  


P21 Instructional Specialist:  Tran Tran

Career Guidance Technician: TBA


Parent Workshops


Articulation and Dual Enrollment


Articulated courses allow high school students to receive college credit for classes they complete in high school. Students may elect to include credits earned through an articulated course on their college transcript. The articulation process eliminates the need for duplication of courses at the college level.

For more information on how to receive credit for Articulated Courses, click here: OCDE/CTEp/Articulation 


OHS students are encouraged to take the most rigorous and accelerated program in which they can be successful. Dual enrollment allows students to take college classes while still in high school. Classes are taught by college faculty, either at the college or at OHS. Dual enrollment is advantageous to students because allows them to get a head start on their college careers.Participation in dual enrollment may ease the transition from high school to college by giving students a sense of what college courses are like.

Policy and practices: All students interested in Dual Enrollment must meet with their high school counselor for advisement regarding the most appropriate plan of study for their goals as well as to receive instruction regarding forms and process prior to enrolling. Tuition is free to high school students; however, students are required to pay for their textbooks as well as a small health fee.

For more information regarding course Offerings at Santiago Canyon College, click here: Santiago Canyon College/Catalogs and Schedules

For information on how to enroll in College classes offered at the campus, click here: Santiago Canyon College/High School (CAP) Students

Currently, the following courses are offered at the OHS campus:

ASL 110 –  American Sign Language I

CNSL 101 - Introduction to Sociology 

CNSL 101 – Educational, Personal, Cultural and Career Exploration

College and Career Support Programs


Purpose and Mission: As part of the Strong Workforce Development Initiative, SCC Career Coaches will work to increase student awareness and participation in CTE and Dual Enrollment.  SCC Career Coaches can support students in identifying a career path that leads to a high paid, high skilled job and reflects the student’s passion and interest.

  • Career coaches can assist students with building their resume writing, job application, and interview skills.
  • They can help students identify career opportunities, set goals, and create a plan to achieve those goals.  Additionally, they can assist in identifying internship opportunities to help you explore and prepare for your future career.

  • The Career Coaches will support not only those students planning to attend SCC but all students who plan to further their education and training beyond high school. 

  • For support contact Cristina Marquez or Esmeralda Navarro, complete the following form, or stop by the College and Career Center Monday through Friday (7:30am - 3:30pm).


College Bound is a college and career readiness program that provides one-on-one advisement and career exploration to 60 high school students. Members receive individualized academic support, mentoring, and resources to ensure they graduate from high school and have a plan to be college and career ready.

Contact Abril Carrasco or Nohely Contreras for more information or stop by the College and Career Center Monday through Friday (12pm and 5pm). Please turn in your completed application to the College and Career Center room 601.


EAOP helps students at underserved schools prepare for college and the work force, complete all UC and California State University (CSU) admissions requirements, and apply for college and financial aid. EAOP also guides families by showing them how to navigate complex college preparation, college application, and financial aid processes.

EAOP currently supports nearly 200 Orange High School students by assisting with

  • Academic Advising
  • Workshops
  • Financial Aid Support
  • Entrance Exam Support
  • College Campus Visits

Contact Nancy Campos for more information or stop by OHS Library on: Monday (8am - 12noon) and Friday (8am - 3pm).  For additional information students can stop by College and Career Center room 601 for more information about EAOP. Please turn in your completed application to the College and Career Center room 601.

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Orange High School has developed a partnership with UC Irvine to support a cohort of 40 students in the Fall of 2017 and an additional cohort of 40 students in the Spring of 2018. These students plan to enroll at a community college after graduating from OHS and then transfer to a four year university. Interested students can stop by room 601 for more information about UC Transfer Prep. 

Building a bridge from community college to UC. Contact Gabriela Campos for more information or stop by OHS Library on: Mondays and Wednesdays (9am - 2pm). For additional information students can stop by College and Career Center room 601 for more information about UCI Transfer Prep.


Every Fall, Orange High School partners with Santiago Canyon College to offer a FREE Cash for College event where students and their families receive support as they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications.

College and Career Indicators


The College and Career Indicator contains both college and career measures which recognizes that students pursue various options to prepare for postsecondary and allows for fair comparisons across all districts and schools.

College Visits

College Information

Many college representatives visit throughout the school year and students are able to meet with them during lunch. Other informational resources in the College and Career Center include: financial aid, SAT and ACT test preparation, and college summer programs throughout the U.S.

Click here to access the most current schedule of college representatives visiting OHS.

CTE Career Pathways

Click this link to access the CTE Career Pathways that are available to Orange High School Students. 


Click this link to access the local and national scholarships available to Orange High School students. 

Work Permits

Employment Information

Students can receive their Work Permit from the College and Career Center, learn about labor law information, and can get help creating a resume. Students need to allow at least 24 hours for work permits to be processed.  Emergency processing will only occur if the student brings a completed work permit application before school. Work Permits can be downloaded and printed by clicking on the links below.

Work Permits (Ages 14 &15)

Work Permits (Ages 16 & 17)


Military Information

Military Information

For those students interested in the a military commitment, recruiters form the Orange County area provide materials from all branches of the military.  Furthermore, the ASVAB is administered yearly and is sponsored by the US Army. The Career Center provides help regarding the process of getting a congressional appointment to one of the Military Service Academies i.e., West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard).