ECC Scholarships: Deadline December 6 

ScholarshipStudents are encouraged to apply for El Camino College Foundation scholarships online via MyECC by the December 6 deadline. Students currently working on an application are reminded to complete all requirements and SUBMIT it. This includes transcripts and requesting a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Students with a 2.0 grade point average or better who have completed, or will be in the process of completing, a minimum of six graded credit units at ECC are encouraged to apply. Scholarships range from $500 to $5,000 and may be used to help pay for tuition, books and fees. For more information, contact the Scholarship Office.

Classes Added to Spring 2014!  

Spring ScheduleAdditional classes have been added to Spring 2014. The added sections afford students the ability to get the classes they need to earn a degree/certificate or transfer to a four-year university. Beginning this academic year, additional funding from the passage of Proposition 30 helped provide monies to add the classes, including high-demand transfer courses in English, math, and the sciences. ECC added hundreds of classes across all divisions this past summer and current fall semester. Find the most up-to-date schedule information in the "Searchable Schedule." 

Homecoming Royalty     

Homecoming RoyaltyCongratulations to 2013 Homecoming King Faizan Mehmood and Queen Dhanu Prathap! Crowning the homecoming royals was part of a week full of festivities, including a rally, football game complete with halftime parade, and a dance.





Planetarium Shows: Fall 2013

Children’s Show (designed for ages 7+)< Saturday, October 12
4:00 p.m.

Fulldome Feature
Saturday, November 2
3:00 p.m. – Matinee
5:00 p.m. – Featured Show

The Dark Universe - A look at Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Friday, November 15
8:00 p.m.

Inside a Massive Star: Supernovae, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes
Friday, December 13
8:00 p.m.

All shows are free and seating is first come, first served. For information call the Natural Science Division Office, 310-660-3343.

Faculty Show 2013 

The El Camino College Art Gallery will present FACULTY SHOW 2013: Works by El Camino College Art Department and Photography Department Faculty from November 18 through December 11. This annual exhibit features works from the college’s art and photography instructors, showcasing an interesting mix of styles, media, and genre, while also highlighting the skills, talents, and interests of faculty members. An opening reception is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. November 21.

Veterans Services  

Mobile Vet CenterIn honor of veterans who live in the South Bay area, several veteran services events were planned for the week of November 11. The Mobile Veterans Center made a visit to campus on November 12; a student veteran forum featuring Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi was staged November 13; and an information session from the Veterans Re-Adjustment Center was presented in the ECC Veterans Resource Center.

Planetarium Show  

PlanetariumThe last Planetarium Show of the semester is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 13. The show will present the topic: “Inside A Massive Star - Supernovas, Neutron Stars, and Black Holes.” The planetarium features an amazing projector by Chronos, which projects the night sky from all over the world onto the planetarium dome. Upgrades to the planetarium were made possible by Measure E. The shows are free and open to the public, made possible with funding by a Title III HSI-STEM grant from the U.S. Department of Education. More…

Blood Drive Results

The recent El Camino College Inter-Club Council Blood Drive exceeded its goal and broke a record by donating 425 pints of blood. Thank you to student chairman Jonathan Sharp and the ICC volunteers who organized the event. Thanks also go to the more than 500 donors who participated and donated blood during the three-day blood drive. This is a great El Camino College tradition of generously donating life-saving blood to help the community.

Football Scholar-Athletes

Scholar BallersCongratulations to the 2013 football Scholar-Ballers who were recently honored at halftime in Murdock Stadium. The Scholar-Baller organization recognizes academic success and those athletes who excel in academics by achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher. The El Camino College 2013 football Scholar-Ballers are pictured here with counselors Kelsey Iino and Chris Jeffries, as well as Vice President, Student & Community Advancement Jeanie Nishime and Head Coach John Featherstone. 

ShakeOut Success  

ShakeOutThe El Camino College earthquake drill on October 17 was a great success! The college’s participation in the Great California ShakeOut Earthquake Drill began with all students and employ­ees following the guidelines: “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” followed by an orderly evacuation of buildings and onto assembly areas. This year’s drill was accomplished in 25 minutes, from the beginning announce­ment to the “All Clear” message from the Incident Com­mander to safely return to the buildings. More...

For the fifth year, the drill was organized and all emergen­cy responders performed in an exemplary manner. Informa­tion, education, and drills such as the ShakeOut help prepare us all for an emergency – to react quickly, there must be practice. In an effort to constantly improve our emergency response efforts, all comments, concerns, and questions are welcome and can be made through your Building Captain or Division Dean or Director. All comments will be forwarded to Valerie Wagner in the Office of Safety and Health.

Again, thank you to the college community, all emergency responders, and everyone who helped make the Great Cali­fornia ShakeOut Earthquake Drill a success. For more earth­quake safety tips, go to

ECC Compton Center Student Success: Joseph Romero-Reyes

Joseph Romero-ReyesECC Compton Center alumnus Joseph Romero-Reyes recently fulfilled his life-long academic goal of being accepted to a four-year university when he transferred to the University of California at Merced in spring 2013 to major in psychology. After completing one semester at UC Merced, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine this fall. He is the first member of his family to attend college. Read more about Joseph here. 


Spring/Summer 2014

El Camino College’s spring semester will begin January 18, 2014 for Saturday classes, and Tuesday, January 21 for Monday through Friday classes. The spring semester will conclude with Commencement on Friday, May 16, 2014. Click here for a list of other important spring/summer calendar dates.

Important spring/summer calendar dates:

Friday, November 1        Online application opens for summer/fall 2014
Tuesday, November 19      Continuing student registration begins
Wednesday, December 11    New and returning student registration begins
Friday, December 20       Final Grades must be submitted for fall 2013
Thursday, January 16      Spring Flex Day
Saturday, January 18      First day of semester for Saturday classes
Monday, January 20        Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Tuesday, January 21       First day of semester for weekday classes
Saturday, March 15-       Spring Break
Friday March 21
Thursday, May 15          CEC Commencement
Friday, May 16            ECC Commencement/ Last day of spring semester
Wednesday, May 21         First six-week summer intersession begins
Monday, June 16           Eight-week summer intersession begins
Monday, July 7            Second six-week summer intersession begins

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