Staff Resources: 2. General Campus Information


2. General Campus Information




Campus Map

Public Transportation

Public Transportation Links



Parking Information

All faculty and staff members are required to have and display a valid El Camino College staff parking permit to park a motor vehicle in staff parking lots.

Staff and student parking permits are displayed by hanging them in front of the rear view mirror and may be transferred from one car to another. All permits must be clearly visible from outside the vehicle.

Vehicle Code Laws are in effect 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and are enforced by the El Camino Police Department.



Photo ID

Parking & Key Services

Photo ID Cards are issued in the Student Activity Center. 


Campus Safety

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff are always at the top of our agenda. A truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff. This information is a part of our effort to ensure that this collaborative endeavor is effective. Read this section carefully and use the information to help foster a safe environment for yourself and others on campus.

El Camino Police Department Website

Cleary Act and Crime Prevention

About ECC Police

El Camino College Police Department

"Dedicated to Safety and Service"
Working in Partnership with Our Campus Community

The El Camino College Police Department is located at 16007 South Crenshaw Blvd. at the corner of Redondo Beach Blvd. and Crenshaw Blvd. in Parking Lot K.

The Police Department is open 24 hours a day.


You may contact the police department by calling (310) 660-3100, dialing 3100 from an on-campus District telephone, dialing 911 from any campus pay phone, or using one of the many "Blue Phones" that are located throughout the campus.

Be Aware! Be on the Lookout and Report:

  • A tense situation that is about to blow up
  • Any unusual noise you can't explain (screams, breaking glass, etc.)
  • Emergencies: fire, accident, critically ill person
  • Someone forced into a car or a van
  • Property taken out of a room/office that is not occupied
  • Broken glass/windows
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Anyone hanging around an office/hallway/building with no clear purpose
  • Someone looking in the windows of parked cars

Students, employees, visitors – all have a right to a safe, crime-free campus.

If something worries you – REPORT IT!

Campus Watch  


Emergency Preparedness

This section includes information and instruction for what faculty need to do in the case of any emergency. The learning outcome of this section is to prepare faculty for disaster preparedness.

What To Do in Case of an Emergency

Emergency Procedures

Active Shooter Safety Tips & Guidelines 

Emergency Text Notification for Cell Phone

In case of an emergency at El Camino College or Compton Center, there is a new Emergency Text Notification System for your cell phone. This system allows you to receive alerts from our Torrance campus or the Compton Center campus.

Emergency Text Notifications

El Camino College and Compton Center is now utilizing a new communications service that allows us to send important emergency information directly to students, faculty and staff using the latest technology. The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and deliver messages to subscribers instantly via cell phone text message and/or email.

When receiving these emergency notifications, they will be rated according to the college’s emergency designations.

There are 3 types of alerts/emergency notifications:

  • Alerts – Emergencies, imminent action/response needed
  • Advisories – important notice, no action needed at this time
  • Community – Parking Lot Closures, etc

Employee and student actions will be determined by the “level of emergency.” Messages may include emergency notices regarding crime, earthquakes, gas leaks, etc., as well as other safety information. This free service is secure, reliable, and easy to use.

Instructions for Signing Up for the Emergency Text Notification System on your Cell Phone

  1. Compose a text message to: 888777
  2. Text the following message:

    ECCPD - This will allow you to receive alerts from the El Camino College campus.
    CECPD - This will allow you to receive alerts from Compton Center campus.
  3. You will receive the following text message: “Thank you for signing up for El Camino College Police Department Alerts. Nixle Local Alerts local police and fire alerts. Info: 877-649-5362. TXT HELP for help. To stop txt STOP.” 

Notifications may also be accessed online at

Additionally, iPhone users may download the Nixle App from the Nixle Website or App Store.

(Note: When signing up for Nixle online, you must type in El Camino College’s address in order to be directed to receive notices from the ECCPD.) 


Campus Calendars

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar includes important information for both campuses, such as deadlines and semester start dates.

Calendar of Events

This interactive calendar includes important college and student-related events information for students at El Camino College. 


Organizational Overview

The administrative structure at El Camino College consists of the President’s Office and four Vice President Areas:

President’s Office

President’s Office

One area reports directly to the president: Marketing and Communications, Instutitional Research and Planning, and Community Advancement

Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs has a vice president, associate dean, and 10 academic areas: Behavioral & Social Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, Health Sciences & Athletics, Humanities, Industry & Technology, Learning Resources, Mathematical Sciences, Special Resource Center, and Natural Sciences.

Organizational Chart Academic Affairs

Administrative Services

Administrative Services has a vice president and 6 administrative areas: Bookstore, Business, Police Department, Facilities & Planning, Safety & Risk Management, Purchasing & Business Services, and Information Technology Services.

Organizational Chart Administrative Services

Human Resources

Human Resources has a vice president, director, and two areas: Human Resources and Title IX, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Organizational Chart Human Resources

Student Services

Student Services has a vice president and 6 areas: Admissions & Records, Community Advancement/Business Training Center, Counseling & Student Services, Enrollment Services, Foundation, and Institutional Research & Planning.

 Student Services Organizational Chart 

Board of Trustees

The Board receives its authority as the governing body of the El Camino College District from the California Education Code and other codes. It is subject to the provisions of both these codes and the state constitution, as well as to its own policies and procedures.

Board members directly represent the people of the District in determining general policies and making decisions which govern the operations of the college, including appointment of personnel, expenditure of funds, and rates of compensation for employees, educational programs and courses, and academic standards.

Regular meetings of the El Camino College District Board of Trustees are scheduled on the third Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room in the Administration Building. Closed meetings and special meetings are scheduled as necessary.

For a list of the current Board members and Trustee areas, see El Camino Community College District Board of Trustees.

For minutes and agendas, see: Board of Trustees Minutes and Agendas


Drug-Free Workplace

In accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1998 (Public Law 100-690, 41 U.S.C.701, et seq.) and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (Public Law 101-226, 20 U.S.C. section 1145(g)), El Camino College strives to maintain a drug-free campus for its students and employees. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, use, or possession by students and District employees of alcohol or illegal controlled substances in all buildings, property, facilities, service areas, or on District business is prohibited except where alcohol is allowed in accordance with Section 25608 of the Business and Professions Code.

The District will impose sanctions on students and employees who violate this policy, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment and referral for prosecution, pursuant to State law and District policies. Disciplinary proceedings will be initiated for the manufacture, use, sale, or furnishing of illicit drugs or alcohol on District property or at District activities.

Board Policy 3550 


Equal Employment Opportunity

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The college's policy provides for fair and equitable treatment of applicants, students, and employees in employment and education, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status, and veteran status. This applies to - but is not limited to - hiring, upgrading, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff or termination, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, and all other conditions of employment.

Employees who have questions or concerns about the nondiscrimination policy may contact the Director of Title IX, Diversity, and Inclusion, Jaynie Ishikawa, Ext 3813.

El Camino College - Title IX, Diversity, and Inclusion 


Title IX, Diversity, and Inclusion

Director: Jaynie Ishikawa, ext. 3813,

Sexual Harassment

El Camino College provides a sexual harassment-free work environment for its employees. If you experience any sexual harassment from any employee, student, or manager, it is critical that you report it immediately to the District's Director of Title IX, Diversity, and Inclusion, Jaynie Ishikawa, so that an investigation can take place. Be assured there will be no adverse impact on your employment because of your report. The District encourages your assistance in providing a workplace free from sexual harassment.

Administrative Procedure 3430

Discrimination Complaints

Discrimination or sexual harassment complaints should be referred to Jaynie Ishikawa, Director of Staff and Student Diversity. 

Institutional Code of Conduct - Administrative Procedure 3430


Smoking Regulations

Smoking is prohibited in the buildings at all times. Also, current laws require smokers to go at least 20 feet away from a building to smoke.

Source: Government Code Section 7596-7598Section 19994.30-19994.35 


Education Code

The California Education Code states specifically what a community college must, and in some instances may not do.

To review the Education Codes pertinent to community colleges, visit the California Education Code website. 


EASE (Employee Assistance Service for Education)

EASE is an Employee Assistance Program which provides free, confidential help for employees and their immediate family members regarding family problems, emotional distress, drug/alcohol problems, and job stress. Information is available from the Human Resources Office, or you may call EASE directly as (800) 882-1341.

For more information, visit the Los Angeles County Office of Education EASE website


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