Provost/CEO Message

In March 2015, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) granted accreditation eligibility status to El Camino College’s Compton Center. The next step will be to apply for accreditation candidacy for ECC Compton Center, which includes a self-evaluation report based upon a timeline developed by the ACCJC. Read More...

Student Success

Microbiology Research Symposium Gets Students Excited about Science

Microbiology Research Symposium Gets Students Excited about ScienceWith jobs requiring technical/science skills expected to boom in the next decade, El Camino College Compton Center is helping students explore education and careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

One way ECC Compton Center is getting students motivated about pursing degrees and careers in STEM-related fields is through an annual Microbiology Research Symposium each spring. The symposium was the brainchild of Biological Sciences Instructor Eyob Wallano who has already enlisted ECC Compton Center faculty who teach other science disciplines to join the research symposium planned for 2016. The purpose of the symposium is to help students get oriented with scientific research at the undergraduate level. Students have the opportunity to conduct both hands-on evidenced research and literature-based research. Read More...

Student Success Profile: Destyni Carter

Destyni CarterDestyni Carter is a Long Beach resident who serves as the Commissioner of Public Relations for the Associated Student Body at ECC Compton Center. The psychology and radiology major is on track to transfer in 2016 to UC Davis. Destyni credits the First Year Experience (FYE) program as being a catalyst for her personal evolution. “I was very shy coming out of high school. After attending New Student Orientation and joining the FYE program, I’ve made so many strong relationships. I also learned the importance of networking, and have received two letters of recommendation from FYE instructors.”

Transfer & Career Fair a Big Success!

The annual ECC Compton Center Transfer and Career Fair earlier this month had its best turnout yet with a total of 900 participants for the day and night time events, including Compton Center students, community members, and local high school students and their parents. Representatives from more than 35 colleges and universities interacted with students and provided information regarding transfer opportunities. Students looking to transfer were invited to walk from table to table and gather information from the colleges/universities they have interest in attending. Read More...

Compton Center Welcomes HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesEl Camino College Compton Center will host a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on November 12 in the Student Lounge. The HBCU Transfer Fair is free and open to ECC Compton Centers students, local high school students, and the general public. 

Representatives from nine participating colleges and universities will be at ECC Compton Center to offer information to attendees regarding transfer opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to apply for admission during the Transfer Fair, and those who meet the guaranteed requirements for transfer will be granted admission to the HBCU of their choice. Read More...

Accepting Applications for Summer/Fall 2016 (beginning November 1)

All new students qualify for early registration if they complete the four Steps to Enroll by March 31, 2016. For local high school seniors, priority registration is available to students who will graduate in 2016 and reside within the Compton Community College District (Centennial High, Compton Senior High, Dominguez High, King/Drew Medical Magnet, Locke (Alain Leroy) High, Lynwood High, Paramount High).

Apply – New students must complete an application.
Prepare – All new students must participate in an orientation session.
Test – Assessment testing must be completed prior to registering for classes.
Plan – Students must meet with a counselor prior to registration to develop an education plan.

Please encourage students to apply early! For more information about Steps to Enroll, students may visit

District News

Welcome New Classified Employees!

Welcome to the 15 full-time classified employees who have joined the CCCD and ECC Compton Center this year. Read More...

FCMAT Update

FCMATThe Ninth Progress Report from the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team (FCMAT) was released in August 2015. The full FCMAT Report may be viewed here.

As demonstrated in the ninth progress report, improvement has been noted and the average ratings of the standards in the operational areas of Facilities Management, Financial Management and Community Relations/Governance of the Compton Community College District (CCCD) have increased during this reporting period.

The FCMAT report also identified certain subsets, within these three standards, that require additional improvement by the Compton Community College District (CCCD). Read More...

Other News

Flex Day 2015 Slideshow

Enjoy this gallery of photos from ECC Compton Center’s Flex Day to kick off the fall 2015 semester. Click here for gallery.

Campus Beautification Project Yields Results

Campus BeautificationThank you to all who participated in the Campus Beautification Day on October 17! In conjunction with the annual Compton Initiative events, more than 80 ECC Compton Center students, CCCD employees, and community members volunteered their time on a Saturday to help with weeding, landscaping, and collecting trash on the CCCD grounds. And, a special thank you to local waste/recycling business partner Republic Services for its generous donation of supplies and lunch for the volunteers!

View the photo gallery from Campus Beautification Day here.

Latino Heritage Month Celebration

Latino HeritageECC Compton Center celebrated Latino Awareness Month during September and October with a series of educational and cultural events. Several of the events highlighted the 2015 national Latin Heritage Month theme “Hispanic Americans: Energizing Our Nation’s Diversity.” Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Associated Student Body, the month-long Latin Heritage celebration featured seven events including a salsa day, live music, art and poetry exhibition, film screenings, STEM panel discussion, a Latin cook-off event, Halloween haunt, a three-day Latin book fair, and guest author presentation by alumnus Carlos Ornelas. View highlights from Latino Heritage Month events in the photo gallery here.

Access Nixle for Local Police Alerts

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Campus Calendar

November 11  Veteran's Day Holiday - Campus Closed
November 12 Historically Black Colleges & Universities Transfer Fair
November 12 Male Speaker Series Lecture
November 12 Spring 2016 Registration Appointments Become Available
November 13 Last Day to Drop with a W
November 26-29 Thanksgiving Holiday - Campus Closed
December 11 Scholarship Applications Due
December 11 Last Day of Fall 2015 Semester