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The Opportunroject (TOP)

COVID-19 Update: The El Camino College campus is currently closed to students and visitors.

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Counseling Services are scheduled to resume virtually beginning Tuesday, March 24th. For more details and the most up to date information,


Help with Virtual Services

During the COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty, the TOP Team wants to still be available to meet and help you during this time. Feel free to contact any of us below and we will work with you.

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Gonzalez, Ricardo

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Ortiz Aguilar, Selene

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Contreras, Elizabeth

About The Opportunity Project

The Opportunity Project (TOP) links a Counselor with specific English and math courses so students are ensured access to support services they deserve. As a result, student support services, instructional faculty, and students are collaboratively engaged in the process of education.


To welcome, support, challenge, and encourage all students towards excellence while recognizing and addressing the institutional and systemic barriers that they may face.

Expected Outcomes

Students enrolled in participating TOP classes will:

  1. Meet individually an assigned counselor at least once during the semester
  2. Develop a comprehensive education plan with a counselor
  3. Participate in classroom presentations and workshops

 TOP Spring 2020 Sections and Counselors Assigned

This list of classes will help you identify which counselor is assigned to your particular class.

Staff Information 

Name Title Email
Dr. Atheneus Ocampo Co-Coordinator
Rocio Diaz Co-Coordinator
Ruby Padilla Counselor 
Ricky Gonzalez Specialist