Jun 24, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog V 71 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog V 71 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

President’s Welcome

Welcome to Odessa College. I commend you on the decision to further your education with us. Additionally, you have chosen to continue your educational goals with one of the most nationally acclaimed and accomplished community colleges in the United States. I congratulate you for your commitment to your future. With so few real guarantees in life, it is comforting to know that an education continues to be a definite positive influence on the quality of opportunities you will have in both your personal and professional endeavors.

Odessa College welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds. You may be graduating from high school and looking to complete your basic requirements at a college that will provide a solid foundation of transferable credits, we welcome you. Or, you may be a “non-traditional student” – a person who has worked hard for years, but would like to pursue that lingering dream of a special career that you always deep-down wanted to pursue, we welcome you. Or you may be an individual who needs to add a new skill to your portfolio, we welcome you. Or you could be a person who would like to add an Associate’s degree to your educational resume, we welcome you.

Odessa College makes more opportunities possible by catering classes and class schedules to varying lifestyles. OC realizes that there can be a need for online courses in addition to the typical in-classroom courses. Life happens – especially if you are working and raising a family at the same time as taking classes. We are here to work with you in order to help you succeed.

Now – bottom line – college needs to be affordable. Odessa College takes this need seriously. We begin by offering the first class to every student free of charge. From there, we look to keep the courses, books and fees at a level that makes an education attainable by all that seek to better themselves. There are many opportunities for financial aid and scholarships. Just ask us…we will help you find a way to achieve your desired education. And always remember, we welcome you!


Dr. Gregory D. Williams
Odessa College President