This section includes general information about the El Camino College Campus. The
learning outcome for this section is for faculty to identify where to locate general
El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506
From LAX/405 (San Diego Freeway) from the North:
Take the 405 (San Diego Freeway) south to the Redondo Beach Boulevard exit, make a left off the exit onto Redondo Beach Boulevard. The college is on the northwest corner of Redondo Beach and Crenshaw Boulevards (approximately 1.5 miles).
From the 405 (San Diego Freeway) from the South:
Exit the 405 freeway at Crenshaw Boulevard. Make a left off the freeway and a right (north) onto Crenshaw Boulevard. The college is located on the northwest corner of Crenshaw and Redondo Beach Boulevard (approximately 3 miles).
From the 91 (Gardena Freeway) from the East:
The 91 (Gardena Freeway) west will end and become Artesia Boulevard. Continue (west) on Artesia Boulevard until Crenshaw Boulevard. Make a right onto Crenshaw. The college is located on the northwest corner of Crenshaw and Redondo Beach Boulevards (approximately 6 blocks).
From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway from the North or South:
Take the Redondo Beach Boulevard exit. From the northbound 110 make a left onto Redondo
Beach and from the southbound 110 make a right turn onto Redondo Beach. The college
is located on the northwest corner of Redondo Beach and Crenshaw Boulevards (approximately
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.
Campus Deli, Common Grounds, Café Camino
The Pancake Factory, Pita Popix Grill, Golden Bowl, McDonald’s, Chicken Maison, Subway, Supreme Burger Grill, Domino’s, Wasabi Sushiya, Bonello’s New York Pizza, Del Taco, Curry Leaf Restaurant, Ramona's Mexican Delicatessen, Wienerschnitzel, Taco Bell, KFC/A&W, 7-Eleven
Flossie's Southern Cuisine, Lomeli's Italian Restaurant, La Villa Mexican Food Restaurant, Jack In The Box, El Pollo Loco, Wingstop, The Pan, exEat by Eatalian Cafe
Photo ID Cards are issued in the Student Activity Center.
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.
"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.
Students, employees, visitors – all have a right to a safe, crime-free campus.
If something worries you – REPORT IT!
For more information, contact the El Camino Police Department: 310-660-3100.
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.
In case of an emergency at El Camino College, 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.
El Camino College uses a 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:
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.
Notifications may also be accessed at www.nixle.com.
Additionally, iPhone users may download the Nixle App from the Nixle Website or App
(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.)
The academic calendar includes important information for both campuses, such as deadlines and semester start dates.
This interactive calendar includes important events information for students at El Camino College.
Two areas report directly to the president: Marketing and Communications; Institutional Research and Planning, and Community Advancement.
Academic Affairs has a vice president, associate dean, and 10 academic areas: Behavioral & Social Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, Health Sciences & Athletics, Humanities, Industry & Technology, Library & Learning Resources, Mathematical Sciences, Special Resource Center, and Natural Sciences.
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.
Student Services has a vice president, 4 administrative areas and 2 shared administrative areas: Enrollment Services, Counseling & Student Success, Student Support Services, Health Sciences & Athletics, Student Equity and Achievement Program, and Campus Police.
Certificated employees (faculty) are paid once a month. Full-time faculty checks are issued at the end of the month and part-time faculty and overload checks are issued on the 5th of most months.
Direct Deposit is an option for all faculty. The form is in the onboarding software that you used when you were hired or can be found here.
Please be advised that Direct Deposit of your paycheck will be stopped if a garnishment is attached to your wages.
You will instead receive a hard copy check which will be sent to your division office on payday. Once the garnishment is satisfied, you may re-apply for Direct Deposit of your paycheck.
This is the policy of the Los Angeles County Office of Education which processes our paychecks.
If you are going to be subject to a garnishment, El Camino College will send a garnishment letter to your home address as soon as we are notified of the garnishment by the County Office of Education.
Sometimes we are notified only a few days before your pay date. Please plan accordingly if you know you could have a garnishment impacting your paycheck.