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College & Career Center

El Camino High School

College & Career Center


Mon-Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm



The College & Career Center is a great place to get FREE assistance for college & career planning for all ECHS students.


Visit the College & Career Center!


Students are encouraged to visit the College & Career Center either by drop in, with a pass from a teacher, or by making an appointment.  Parents are also encouraged to call, email or make an appointment to get all of your questions answered.  We are here to help make planning for life after high school a little easier!


College Visits

Colleges from all over the country want to visit to recruit our amazing students. Sign up to come to the career center and meet with admission representatives to gain insight and help you decide what college is a good fit for you!

Click here to view the list of upcoming visits or come into the career center to sign up.



Free Information


All students are welcome to take any of the FREE career and college information located in the College & Career Center


Access to Computers & FREE Printing




For additional information contact: Caitlin Degrafft, Career Guidance Tech,  echs.career@oside.us

What Support Programs are Available in the College & Career Center?

MiraCosta College Student Ambassadors

MiraCosta College Student Ambassadors are available to meet with students three days a week in the Career Center. As college mentors these students provide valuable insight and guidance specific to attending a community college.  



For additional information contact: Jonathan Gómez  Coordinator  jgomez@miracosta.edu


CSUSM TRiO Talent Search

Talent Search is a federally funded TRIO grant program through the U.S. Department of Education.  Talent Search is an academic preparation program that identifies and assists 9th–12th grade students who have the potential to succeed in higher education.  TS serves 500 participants from El Camino HS and Oceanside HS providing academic year services such Academic Advising, College Preparation Workshops, Fee Waivers for College Entrance Exams, College Field Trips, and Assistance in complete College Admissions & Financial Aid/Scholarship Applications. 


For more information, please contact us at.

Brenda Aguilar

Academic Advisor



Applications are available in the College & Career Center!


CSUSM TRiO Upward Bound (UB)

Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRiO program through the U.S. Department of Education.  This program is designed to assist high school students in developing the skills and motivation necessary to ensure high school graduation and future success in college. Upward Bound provides year-long services such as Academic Instruction in core subjects held at CSUSM, College Entrance Exam preparation & Fee Waivers, After-school Tutoring by college students at ECHS, Local & Extended College Visits, Assistance in completing College Admissions and Financial Aid/Scholarship Applications and a Summer Program that includes a one-week residential stay at a college campus.