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ISP Program Overview

El Camino College strives to create an open and welcoming environment for all students to complete their educational dream of studying in the United States. We're a leading transfer institution to both UC and CSU schools.

Find Your Path

We're excited to welcome you to the Warrior family! The following links have important information that will help you navigate your journey here at El Camino. The International Student Program staff are also here to assist you; please contact us with an questions you have. 

Our office includes immigration advisers and academic counselors and who can help with all aspects of your college experience, from admissions and visas to campus life, degree programs and assistance with transferring to a four-year university. The International Student Program staff are also here to help!  Contact us with any questions you may have!

What We Offer

El Camino College offers three different types of programs for international students:

Students can earn certificates in a wide range of technical, occupational, and arts programs. The majority of the certificate programs are 18-30 units, which typically take one to one and one-half years to finish.


To obtain an A.A. or A.S. degree, students need to complete 60 units of coursework. This includes completion of appropriate general education courses with no fewer than 18 units in the student's major. In addition, coursework toward the degree must be completed with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, or a "C" average.


El Camino College is nationally known as a leading transfer institution to major universities in California and throughout the United States, including top-notch universities such as UCLA, University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Irvine, and USC. The College also has Honors Transfer agreements with UCLA, University of California at Irvine, University of California at Riverside, and California State Universities at Dominguez Hills and Long Beach.


Why El Camino College?

The well-rounded college experience is not just about studying. It is also includes trying new things and gaining new perspectives.

El Camino College offers more than outstanding academics. From clubs to volunteer activities, there are many ways to get involved on campus. Students can participate in competitive or casual athletics, or try an art class.

Location, Location, Location

Near Torrance, a safe, suburban city in sunny Southern California, El Camino College is just miles from the beach and famous attractions such as Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Disneyland. It's also close to Los Angeles, with access to nightlife, entertainment, and internship/job opportunities available in a large metropolitan area.

Affordable Education

Tuition costs and fees are competitive also, making El Camino College an affordable way to meet higher education goals.

Supportive Network

An International Student Program academic counselor is here to help you along the way. Students can also participate in free tutoring as well as an on-campus, intensive English Language Program (ECLA) to help them prepare for the TOEFL and successfully enter ECC's academic program.

  • International students work closely with their academic counselor each semester to ensure they are taking the appropriate courses for their graduation and/or transfer to a university in a timely manner.
  • Students also have access to career counseling, which is designed to help students explore careers, majors and other educational opportunities.
  • Personal counseling is also available to help students deal with adjusting to a new culture and language.


Vibrant Campus Life

Take a quick look at our campus and see what to expect at El Camino College!

Take a quick look at our campus and see what to expect at El Camino College!