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El Camino College Compton Educational Center Accreditation

The Compton Community College and El Camino Community College districts are working in partnership to bring an accredited college back to Compton. This Web page is dedicated to providing the public with comprehensive information about the accreditation process. To keep members of the community informed about our progress toward independent accreditation, this Web page conveys the actions and communications of both the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), the organization authorized by the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate colleges on the criteria required to achieve accreditation, and the work of our internal Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC).

Process to Accreditation - March 2015 (PDF)

Process to Accreditation - December 2013 (PDF)

ECC Compton Center Eligibility Application - Final Version January 2015 (pdf)

Process to Accreditation - July 2012 PDF

Accreditation Eligibility Proposal Status Report (October 27, 2011) - PDF

Accreditation News - 1st Spring Issue 2011

About the Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC):

Under the leadership of the Compton Community College District CEO, the El Camino College Vice President, Compton Center, and Compton Center's Faculty Council President, the Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) is comprised of faculty, students, classified staff and administrators. The ASC has five subcommittees that will assess and respond to the ACCJC's 21 eligibility criteria for accreditation. ASC subcommittee members are also responsible for gathering relevant evidence demonstrating that Compton Center meets each one of the criteria before applying for accreditation.

What is Accreditation?

Process to Accreditation

Accreditation of ECC Compton Educational Center: Communications Plan 2010-2012

El Camino College-Compton agreement

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Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

ACCJC Eligibility Requirements & Standards

Eligibility Requirements for Accreditation

Current ACCJC Standards of Accreditation

Dr. Barbara Beno Fall Professional Development Day Presentation (PDF)



Accreditation Steering Committee

Accreditation Sub-Committees and Chairs

  1. Organization

    • Interim Chief Executive Officer, Keith Curry, Chair.
  2. Instruction/Faculty

    • Coordinator of Student Learning Outcomes, Chelvi Subramaniam, Chair
  3. Student Services/Public Information

    • Vice-President, Student & Community Advancement, Jeanie Nishime, Co-chair
    • Interim Dean of Student Services, Valarie O'Guynn, Co-chair
  4. Financial Integrity

    • Vice-President, Administrative Services, JoAnn Higdon, Co-chair
    • Chief Business Officer, Felipe Lopez, Co-chair
  5. Planning and Evaluation

    • Vice President, Compton Center, Barbara Perez, Chair


Communications from ACCJC



Letter Reaffirming Eligibility for Compton Center with Timelines and Policy - 
June 17, 2015

ACCJC Recommendations

Letter from Commission
- Jan 29, 2010

Letter from Commission
Dec 14, 2009

Letter from Commission
- Oct 13, 2009

Letter from Commission
- Jun 30, 2009

Letter from Commission
- Feb 3, 2009


Accreditation White Pages
Aug 4, 2010

Letter from Commission
- Jan 20, 2010

Letter from Accreditation
Task Force - Jan 13, 2010

Letter from Commission
- Jan 6, 2010

Letter from Commission (Rubric) - Sep 9, 2008

Letter from Commission
- Jan 31, 2011


Accreditation Mid-Term Report - October 15, 2011

Follow-Up Report
- Oct 2010

Substantive Change
Proposal October 2010

Follow-Up Report
- Oct 2009

Follow-Up Report
- Apr 2009

Evaluation Report
- Oct 2008


Progress Report
- Oct 2007

Progress Report
- Mar 2007

Substantive Change
Report - Aug 2006

Progress Report
- Feb 2006

Focus Midterm
Report - Mar 2005


Compton Center Campus Map

Compton Community College District

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 Last Updated On: 9/1/15