Together. Unstoppable.

We’ll help you build a future you and your family will be proud of.

El Camino College is a vital part of the South Bay community and has a long history of success in offering innovative curriculum and training that prepares students for university transfer or rewarding careers.  

Welcome to El Camino College

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At El Camino College, we know that education changes everything.

That’s why we’re focused on making a positive difference in people’s lives through academic programs and support services that promote student learning and success. Every initiative we undertake at El Camino College is carefully designed with that goal in mind. 

Robust Region in Southern California

We enjoy a healthy and diverse economy, where cutting-edge industries thrive, thanks to a well-educated, well-trained workforce.

El Camino designs and delivers innovative curriculum and training that helps keep the talent pipeline filled, ensuring the South Bay and the broader Los Angeles region continue to prosper.

Staple in the South Bay

Founded in 1947, El Camino College is situated on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California.

The college enrolls about 33,000 students each semester and boasts a curriculum of about 200 degree and certificate programs taught by exceptional faculty in an environment that supports equity and student success.

Comprehensive and Affordable Education 

El Camino offers an affordable education, with a Financial Aid Office staffed with many people ready to help you cover the costs of college.

Annual Report to the Community

The College remains dedicated to providing equitable educational outcomes and economic mobility for our students who are taking a brave step forward to new opportunities.

In the Annual Reports to the Community, you can learn about some of the College's accomplishments and initiatives and various programs that are specifically designed to guide students onto new paths towards cutting-edge industries and rewarding careers with strong earning potential.

El Camino College is well-known for our academic excellence, our consistently high transfer rate to four-year colleges and universities, and our exceptional career training programs.

We're Your Community College

Visit us online or in-person on campus. Take a course, watch an athletic match, stroll the grounds, and participate in our many cultural activities.

So Much To Do, So Little Time

  • See a show at the Marsee Auditorium, the Campus Theatre, or the Robert Haag Recital Hall. The El Camino College Center for the Arts is one of the top presenting houses in Southern California, bringing the best in music, theater, and dance to the campus. 
  • Gaze at the “night sky” in the on-campus Planetarium. The South Bay Astronomical Society meets in the planetarium on the first Friday of each month. Admission is free; all are welcome.
  • Enjoy fine art. The El Camino College Art Gallery features several exhibitions each year, including works by students, faculty and local artists. The Art Gallery is free and open to the public. 
  • Take a campus tour. Our well-informed student ambassadors are ready to show you around campus and provide personal insight on campus life.
  • Stop in the Schauerman Library. Many library resources are open to the public, including reference materials, newspapers and magazines. It is also a comfortable, quiet place to just relax and read. 
  • Community education. Classes and special events open to the entire community. Take a short-term, personal, or professional enrichment class or workshop through our award-winning Community Education program.

Plan Your Visit

El Camino College is easily accessible from the 405 and 91 freeways, at the corner of Manhattan Beach and Crenshaw boulevards in Torrance. A daylong parking permit costs $3 – you may purchase a parking permit from one of the dispensers available in various lots. Our Campus Map provides an overview and shows where parking is available.