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Dual Enrollment at Your High School

El Camino College offers Dual Enrollment opportunities at more than 20 local high school campuses! These are college-level courses which allow students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time.

Enrollment fees and textbook/course materials fees are waived for students taking classes offered in partnership with their high school!

High School Partnership Classes

El Camino College has partnerships to offer classes at the following high schools:

Ánimo City of Champions, Ánimo Inglewood, City Honors, Da Vinci Communications, Da Vinci Design, Da Vinci Science, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Hawthorne Math & Science Academy, Inglewood, Junipero Serra, Lawndale, Lennox Academy, Leuzinger, Lloyde, Morningside, North, Port of Los Angeles, Redondo Union, Shery, South, Torrance, West, and WISH Academy.

El Camino also hosts the South Bay Regional Explorer Academy in partnership with local police departments.

Available Classes

Information about upcoming High School Partnership Classes is distributed by the high school to their students.

Eligibility

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled at the high school and complete the steps below. The steps for K-12 students to take El Camino College classes are similar to the steps for college students.

Overview

  1. Apply for Admission (typically takes 1-3 business days to create your student account)

    1B. Set up Multi-Factor Authentication — New! Extra security layer for all El Camino students
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application form with student and parent signature to your high school
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (this step is done for you by El Camino College!)
  4. Register for Classes (this step is done for you by El Camino College!)

NOTE: Some courses are limited only to students who have completed the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.

Scroll down for more information and support with each step.

  1. Apply for Admission (typically takes 1-3 business days to create your student account)

    1B. Set up Multi-Factor Authentication — New! Extra security layer for all El Camino students
  2. Submit completed Dual Enrollment Application form with student and parent signature to your high school
  3. Clear any Prerequisites (this step is done for you by El Camino College!)
  4. Register for Classes (this step is done for you by El Camino College!)

NOTE: Some courses are limited only to students who have completed the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.

Scroll down for more information and support with each step.

Steps for Dual Enrollment

K-12 students must first submit an online application for admission to El Camino College.

If you have already applied for a previous term, and not missed consecutive fall and spring semesters, proceed to Step 2. Students need to apply for admission again if they do not register for classes for consecutive fall and spring terms.

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Apply for Admission

If this is your first time applying, you will first create an OpenCCC Account. Take your time and enter all identifying information carefully.

Once created, use your OpenCCC account to start a new application for El Camino College. Make sure to apply for the earliest term you wish to start taking classes, e.g. Summer Term 2024 or Fall Semester 2024.

K-12 students need to select a College Enrollment Status of "enrolling in high school (or lower grade) and college at the same time."

For help to submit your application for admission, follow this guide:

Help to Apply PDF

After you submit your application

  • You will receive a few different emails right away – one with your CCCID, one with your 8-digit Confirmation Number, and another from El Camino College with information about Dual Enrollment for K-12 students. If you did not receive a Confirmation Number via email, it's possible you did not submit an application for admission.
  • Within 1-3 business days, you will be sent a Welcome Email with your El Camino Student ID Number, @elcamino.edu email address, and password information to sign into MyECC.
  • If you do not receive your Welcome Email after 3 business days, please send an email with your full name, date of birth, and 8-digit Confirmation Number to dualenrollment@elcamino.edu for assistance.

 

To provide an extra layer of security, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is required for all El Camino College students and employees. 

MFA is used to verify your account when signing into MyECC from an off-campus location. This also affects access to Canvas, your @elcamino.edu email address, and other apps.

Students who have not enrolled in MFA may experience these messages when using MyECC while off-campus.

Screen showing "More information required"     Screen for Microsoft Authenticator

What students need to do

If you encounter any issues or have any questions, our ITS Help Desk is here to help! Please contact them for assistance:

  • helpdesk@elcamino.edu
  • (310) 660-6571
  • ITEC Building, Room 140
    Monday-Thursday  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday  8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (except during summer)

 

K-12 students need to submit a completed Dual Enrollment Application form for each term they wish to take classes.

This form needs to be signed by the student, a parent/guardian, and a principal or counselor at the student's high school. Signatures cannot be typed —all parties must draw their signature using pen, mouse, or touchscreen.

This form is also where K-12 students indicate the courses for which they would like to register, e.g. History 102 and Mathematics 150.

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Download PDF Form

We've created these instructions to help complete the Dual Enrollment Application form using Adobe Acrobat Reader or by printing and scanning:

K-12 Form Help PDF

Important! Completed forms for High School Partnership Classes (only) are collected by the high school to submit to El Camino College as a batch, along with a roster of participating students for each class.

 

High schools verify that participating K-12 students taking High School Partnership Classes meet any prerequisites for the class. There is nothing else that students need to do to complete this step.

 

This step is completed by El Camino College for K-12 students taking High School Partnership Classes at their high school.

Participating K-12 students are typically registered for their High School Partnership Classes the week before the start of class.

Students must appear on the roster provided by the high school and have successfully completed Steps 1-2 (above) in order to be manually registered by El Camino College staff.

NOTE: Any issues with a student's application or form can result in a delay. El Camino also needs to receive the roster and forms for every student in the class in a timely manner.

In the event of a delay, students may only be registered after the class has begun, and will not have access to any online class content in Canvas until they are officially registered.

 

Even though Steps 3-4 are completed for you, it's very important that you are able to sign into MyECC well before the start of your classes, and to know where to find your Online classes.

MyECC

MyECC is El Camino's online student portal where students perform a variety of actions, including registering for classes and viewing grades/transcripts.

Sign into MyECC

  • Find your username and initial password for MyECC in your Welcome Email. If you did not receive your Welcome Email, please send an email with your full name, date of birth, and 8-digit Confirmation Number to dualenrollment@elcamino.edu for assistance.
  • If you did not include a Social Security Number on your application for admission, you will need to follow the bit.ly/nossn link in your Welcome Email to obtain your initial password. Click the "DON'T HAVE SSN/TIN 4 DIGIT START HERE" button and submit the form.
  • The first time you sign into MyECC with your username and initial password, you will be prompted to create a new secure password. Remember your new password for your records.
  • Once signed into MyECC, K-12 students who are manually registered for High School Partnership Classes may continue to see the below notification stating "Academic hold -- All K12 Forms Not Submitted" until your Dual Enrollment Form is processed later in the term.

    K-12 Hold Notification message

Use your same MyECC login credentials to sign into Canvas.

Canvas

Canvas is El Camino’s learning management system. Registered Online classes will appear in Canvas on the Start Date for the class.

Sign into Canvas

  • Canvas accounts are only created after you are registered for your first El Camino College class (usually overnight).
  • Use the Canvas Login Page link to sign into Canvas with your same MyECC username/password.
  • Your registered classes will not appear in Canvas until the instructor publishes the class or the Start Date of the class (whichever is first).
  • After a class begins, if you are able to access MyECC and Canvas but still do not see your class in Canvas, please send an email with your full name, date of birth, and ECC ID Number to dualenrollment@elcamino.edu.

Email and Microsoft 365

Your same MyECC login credentials are also used to access your El Camino College email address and Microsoft 365.

  • To check your @elcamino.edu email address, go to outlook.com/elcamino.edu and sign in with your same MyECC username/password. You can also add your @elcamino.edu email address to your smart phone or other device as a Microsoft Exchange or Office365 account.
  • To use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc., go to office.com/login and sign in with your same MyECC username/password. 

 

K-12 students who are manually registered into High School Partnership Classes may experience an error if they attempt to drop a class using MyECC.

Instead, communicate your drop request to the contact(s) for Dual Enrollment at your high school.

Only after your Dual Enrollment Form is processed (and you no longer see the "All K12 Forms Not Submitted" notification in MyECC) will you be able to drop as normal. See How do I drop a class?


K-12 Hold Notification message

K-12 students taking High School Partnership Classes are subject to the same deadline dates for dropping a class as college students. View the Academic Calendar to learn the Last Day to Drop Without Notation and Last Day to Drop with a "W" for each term.

View Grading Policies for more information about the "W" (Withdrawal) notation and El Camino College grades and grade point average.

 

 

Questions?

Dual Enrollment
Summer 2024 Hours
Monday-Thursday
9:00 am-5:30 pm
Closed Fridays
Library 167 (north side of Distance Education Center)