Then and Now

ASB History

Remember when schooling was free – yes free! El Camino opened their doors in 1947 and has rapidly become one of the most successful and reputable Junior Colleges in the United States. Not until 1982 did ECC start charging an enrollment fee. Prior to that, an attempt to keep the tuition free and to help offset the cost to the College, in 1975 the discount card evolved.

Originally dubbed The Student Identification and Services Card or The SIDS Card, It cost the student $5.00. As the computers progressed so did the cost of living and finally by the mid 80's tuition was a must. A new plastic computerized card combined the I.D. card and the SIDS card. Toward the turn of the century the Auxiliary Services Benefits sticker, The ASB sticker, was born.

Since then, the ASB sticker has attempted to formulate a campaign to get new and returning students to continue purchasing the sticker. The ASB sticker is similar to the AAA card giving discounts not just here on campus such as theatre shows, music recitals and dance performances, free athletic events, semester drawings for prizes, but discounts all throughout Southern California such as restaurants, amusement parks, theaters, car repair, hair salons, etc. Check out the ASB discounts.The sticker, now only $15.00, is bi-yearly and is good for two semesters, fall is good through winter session and the spring sticker is good through the entire summer. The sticker is placed on your ECC Photo ID card which immediately activates the discount sticker. Unlike some other educational facilities, the faculty, staff and alumni have the privilege of buying the ASB sticker.

For more details see ASB Information.


After years of being dormant, in 2005 the ASB program was revamped into the services and benefits that we offer today.  

Rick Woods
Muffins in the Morning

Students/Staff that purchased the ASB discount sticker were given a pastry, at the Information/Photo ID counter located in the  Activities Center Building,  by Rick Woods, an ASB Team member. Since then the Photo ID Booth is now located in the center of the Activities Center.


Smell the Coffee
ASB Drawing and Give-Aways 

“Show us your ASB Discount sticker and Enter the drawing or get an item free!” Look for the ASB Roving table all throughout the campus. Gifts and Prizes may consist of T-shirts, coffee, juices, pen and paper set, amusement park tickets, movie tickets, gift certificates, etc. Just show your ASB sticker to enter and play... it's that easy...


Seeing Double
Seeing Double

Andres and Alex Valles, original ASB Team members, use their creative talents to help The ASB promotions. We now sell most major So.Cal. amusement park discount tickets with the ASB sticker. Sorry, no more Disney tickets.


A New Look
The New Look for 2005

Lawrence A. Moreno, ASB Project Coordinator and Supervisor, along with Ray Pila, Senior Graphic Designer, discuss the new design of ECC's ASB logo.


When's Lunch
When's Lunch?

Aleda Jackson (retired), demonstrates her multi-tasking while listening to instructions from Harold L. Tyler, Director of Student Development (retired) who oversaw the early ASB Campaign.


Student Services Specialists
Student Services Specialists

Jeannine Barba (now in Outreach) and Janice Watanabe (now retired), formally from the Student Development Office, are informed of the progress of the ASB.


Student in front of computer
The Final Product

Joseph Matias, former graphic designer, finishes up the design of a new ASB approval Stamp and other ASB products.


Slashing Slogans
Slashing and Hashing Slogans, etc.

Lawrence A. Moreno and team member Michael Carter (retired) interact with words and phrases on how slogans, ideas and concepts can contribute.


Things To Come
Things to Come

The ASB plans on continuous discounts, fun give-aways, offering increased amusement parks and Movie Theaters, games and more. Random drawings are  held throughout the semester. The ASB headquarters is located in the Activities Center, room AC 160 (Student Development Office). While you're there, Check out the ASB info table in the west lounge for upcoming events.