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Faculty Resources: 2. General Campus Information


2. General Campus Information

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 campus information.

2.1. Address / Directions / Maps for El Camino College


El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506


Campus Map

Public Transportation

Public Transportation Links

Driving Directions to El Camino College

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 5 blocks).


2.2. Parking Information for El Camino College

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.



2.3. Where Can I Eat?


ECC Campus Food Services

Campus Deli, Common Grounds, Café Camino

On Crenshaw Blvd (North to South)

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


2.4. Finger Printing / Photo ID

Parking & Key Services

Photo ID Cards are issued in the Student Activity Center.  


2.5. Campus Safety at El Camino College

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!
For more information, contact the El Camino Police Department: 310-660-3100.

Campus Watch 


2.6. 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

Procedures for Emergencies

Disaster Preparedness Resources

Active Shooter Safety Tips & Guidelines



2.6.1. Emergency Text Notification for Cell Phone

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.

Emergency Text Notifications

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:

  • 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. 
  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 at www.nixle.com.

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.) 


2.7. Campus Calendars

Academic Calendar

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

Calendar of Events for El Camino College

This interactive calendar includes important events information for students at El Camino College. 


2.8. Administrative Structure at ECC


President’s Office

President’s Office

Two areas report directly to the president: Marketing and Communications; Institutional 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, Library & 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 3 areas: Human Resources and Title IX, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Organizational Chart Human Resources


Student 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.

Organizational Chart Student Services



2.9. Payroll Information

Pay Dates / Direct Deposit      

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.

Garnishments and Direct Deposit

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. 


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