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Online and Hybrid Course Information

Distance Education at El Camino College Compton Center offers students a convenient way to take classes. A variety of online courses are available. Our online courses are fully accredited and offer the same high quality of instruction and rigor as traditional classes. The registration process, course content, course credit, and cost per unit are the same as equivalent courses held on campus. Anyone eligible to take courses on campus may enroll in Distance Education courses. Many of our online courses require an orientation meeting on campus for the first meeting. Students should contact the instructor or click on the links below for specific course orientation information. Students should check your college email accounts in MyECC for registration appointment date and time. You will no longer get this information in the mail!

Student Resources

Preparation is important for success!  |  Distance Education Orientation

Information for Students

About Online Classes 
Are you Prepared for an Online Course?
AS 60, Strategies for Success in Distance Education
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Register and Add an Online Course
Online Assessment
Online Orientation Tutorials
Student Handbook for Distance Education Courses - FALL 2016  (updated 07/12/16)

Course Information

Course and Faculty Information
Distance Education Course Catalog


(Course Management System for Distance Education Courses)

ETUDES Resetting the Password
ETUDES Student Help Desk
ETUDES Student Guide

Additional Information

Financial Aid
Special Resource Center
Student Success Center (Tutoring and Writing Center)
ECC Distance Education (Torrance)


Are You Prepared for an Online Course?

El Camino College Compton Center offers the following to assist you in successfully completing an online course.

  1. Check your own readiness for talking a online course--Online Assessment
  2. You need to know how to send and receive emailwith and without attachments
  3. Learn how to be successful in an online course--AS 60, Strategies for Success in Distance Education.
  4. Learn the basics of word processing and spreadsheets--Business 52A, 52B; Keyboarding, Business 60

Faculty Resources

Professional Development


Accreditation (ACCJC)

Vocational Technology Building, Office 140
310-900-1600, ext. 2137

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS:  Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday, closed.

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