El Camino College

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El Camino College, also called “Elco” or ECC” is a public community college located in both Alondra Park and Torrance, California. This two-year college encompasses nearly 26 acres. It is part of the El Camino Community College District, which was established in 1947.

With an enrollment of almost 23,000, Elco offers its diverse student body close to 2,500 courses in approximately 85 areas of study. These programs include not only lower division courses, but honors and vocational curriculum as well, many of which are offered online and through distance learning.

El Camino College is recognized for its English as a Second Language (ESL) program, which prepares students for transfer to a university by helping them advance in all areas of English, including reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Elco is also highly applauded for its forensics program, which has won national awards and defeated well-known 4-year schools including UCLA and Notre Dame.

General Information

Admission Office

16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
(310) 660-3414
(866) 352-2646
Fax: (310) 660-3818
[email protected]
Contact: Bill Mulrooney
Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
(310) 660-3593



Total undergrads: 27,009
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,995
Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,100


Suburban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Allied health programs require completion of preparatory courses (anatomy, microbiology, college-level English and mathematics).

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies A
American Studies A
Asian American Studies A
Hispanic-American Studies A
Native American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Dance A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Metal/Jewelry Arts C
Music – General A
Photography A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A
Botany A
Zoology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Office Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications & Journalism
Journalism A,C

Communications Technologies
Communications Technologies – General A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance A,C

Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A

Foreign Language & Literature
French A
German A
Japanese A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Respiratory Therapy A

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness A
Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science A

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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