College Profile: El Camino College-Compton Center
El Camino College is a two-year public community college located in the city of Torrance in Los Angeles County, California, United States. It is commonly referred to as "El Co" or "ECC". It consists of 37 buildings spanning an area of roughly 26 acres (105,000 m²). The El Camino Community College District was officially established as of July 1, 1947. Today the college serves nearly 25,000 students of a diverse background within the El Camino Community College District, including the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Lennox, Gardena and Inglewood. El Camino College offers nearly 2,500 different classes offered in some 850 different programs, including vocational, undergraduate, and honors courses, many available in online and televised formats for distance education. El Camino is known for its large program in English as a Second Language (ESL) which emphasizes a strong academic approach to prepare students for college-level work in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students who have maintained continuous attendance may choose to graduate under the catalog requirements in effect at the time they graduate from El Camino College can either choose an Associate of Arts GE Degree or an Associate of Science GE Degree. El Camino's forensics program has won awards on a national level for a number of years, often beating 4-year universities such as Notre Dame and UCLA. In addition to traditional undergraduate education, El Camino offers a variety of faculty organized and campus cooperation study abroad programs. In recent years students have traveled to locations such as Vienna, Austria; Oxford, England; Sydney, Australia; Paris, France; and Shanghai, China. Students receive full class credit for classes taken abroad, as arranged with college administrators. El Camino College is a popular choice for students to complete lower-division college requirements for often crowded universities. It is one of the leading transfer institutions in Southern California, offering transfer agreements with most four-year universities including UCLA, California State University, Long Beach, San Diego State University, Chapman University, and Pomona College. El Camino College also offers over 80 acclaimed career programs, including Fashion, Journalism, Computer Information Systems, Fire and Emergency Technology, Automotive Systems, and Cosmetology.
1111 East Artesia Blvd.
3109001-600-2935 (financial aid)
||5,000 - 9,999|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
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||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
El Camino College-Compton Center Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
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||Student Body Size||No
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College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||Yes
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
All Academic Programs
- Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager.
- Teacher Assistant/Aide.
- Welding Technology/Welder.
- Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies.
- Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
- Business/Commerce, General.
- Criminal Justice/Police Science.
- Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General.
- Logistics and Materials Management.
- Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General.
- Business Administration and Management, General.
- Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
- Machine Tool Technology/Machinist.
- Information Technology.
- Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General.
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