Community and Continuing Education

Community Education is now Community and Continuing Education! In addition to providing the community with our award-winning classes and programs, we now feature El Camino’s noncredit course offerings. These are free courses built to increase literacy skills, access to higher education, and employment. 

Community Learning

Community Education Spring/Summer 2024Check out the selection of classes available for spring/summer 2024!View Schedule

The Community Education department aims to provide high-quality, engaging, community-driven and market-driven classes, workshops, and events that are responsive to the recreational and vocational needs of our diverse demographic of students while maintaining high levels of student-satisfaction ratings.

We provide fee-based, short-term, not-for-credit classes, workshops, career-training programs and events for professional and/or personal development with an emphasis on inspiring a sense of wonder and imagination for lifelong learning.

Continuing Education

El Camino College is expanding access to education through tuition-free courses to help students achieve personal, academic, and vocational goals. These courses play an important role in supporting lifelong learning and can help gain or update skills for the workforce.  

New courses coming soon! Take our survey and tell us what you are interested in: 

  • GED/High School Equivalency 
  • Health Careers
  • Business
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Academic Success 
  • Construction & Automotive Technologies

Check out our Free GED Exam prep classes open for enrollment. Classes begin April 15th!


ESL Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the ESL team at or call (310) 660-6457 to help you get started!

We are here to help!

If you have a special interest or a particular need for a class, please send us your suggestion(s) to Visit our registration website for class listings and to enroll.

Sign Up for Classes

Location and Office Hours

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Campus office visits by appointment. 

Call 310-660-6460 or Text 424-279-4430.

Location:  Community & Continuing Education Office @ the Social Sciences Building. Room 101.

Closed weekends and the following holidays:  April 8 – 12 (Spring Recess), Monday, May 27
(Memorial Day), Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteenth), Fridays, June 21 – August 9 (Summer Fridays, Campus Closed).


We Are El Camino Community Education


Noncredit Courses

These classes are free, short-term courses for skill building, literacy, and career development. They are available on your ECC transcript, are graded, and you can earn Certificates of Completion. 

Not-for-Credit Classes, Workshops, Rapid Job-Training, and Events

College credit is not given for classes conducted by the Community Education department. There are no transcripts or grades. Community Education is a self-supporting entity of the college and is not funded by taxpayer dollars.

Service Area Outcome (SAO)

After attending an El Camino College Community Education class, students will be able to use the information received from the class for personal or professional development.

Questions? Contact Us

Community and Continuing Education

Social Science Building, Room 101