Student Success

Senior Day Welcomes Compton and Lynwood High Schools

As part of our Enrollment Management Plan, ECC Compton Center hosted a Senior Day on April 27 for graduating seniors from Compton and Lynwood High Schools. The purpose of Senior Day is to showcase all that ECC Compton Center has to offer and provide another opportunity to help high school seniors successfully navigate college enrollment. The event featured a student support and resource fair, opportunity drawings, free lunch and campus tours. Students were able to complete the steps to enroll during the event, as well as learn about financial aid, degree and certificate options, and transfer and career services available. Senior Day is another outreach strategy that ECC Compton Center has established to increase enrollment rates from local feeder high schools.

Commencement 2016: A Red Carpet Event #ComptonGrad

El Camino College Compton Center’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. on May 12 in the Tartar Quad. As part of the festivities, students, friends and family members are invited to join the Class of 2016 at the “Red Carpet Event” during this year’s Commencement Reception in the Student Lounge. A custom step-and-repeat backdrop will provide fun photo opportunities for graduates, family and friends. Attendees are invited to take photos and post them online using #ComptonGrad to be included in ECC Compton Center’s social media channels. There will also be real-time “tweets” posted on Twitter before, during and after the commencement ceremony via @compton_center.

Commencement Address to be Delivered by John Molina of Molina Healthcare Inc.

The keynote speaker for the 2016 Commencement ceremony will be John Molina, Chief Financial Officer at Molina Healthcare Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Founded in Long Beach, California in 1980, Molina Healthcare Inc. has grown into a multi-state organization that arranges for the delivery of healthcare services to persons eligible for Medicaid and other government funded programs for low-income families and individuals. John Molina has worked at Molina Healthcare since its inception when his father C. David Molina, M.D., opened its first clinic doors to the Long Beach community. Today, he oversees all financial activity as well as expansion efforts for the organization. Read More...

Scholars Honored at Academic Awards Tea

El Camino College Compton Center’s annual Academic Awards Tea held on April 24 recognized the academic achievements of 36 honor students, three honors transfer students, three Presidential Scholars, and 45 scholarship recipients. Scholarships awarded by both ECC Compton Center and the Foundation for the Compton Community College District totaled more than $40,300. Congratulations to all of ECC Compton Center’s student scholars! Read More...

Alumni Success: Jose Tapia, Class of 2012

Jose Tapia, El Camino College Compton Center alumnus of 2012, is on the move, pursuing his passion for politics and health care in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Tapia graduated from UCLA in June 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and credits ECC Compton Center for getting him started on the right path to a stimulating career. He praises his Compton Center professors for their mentoring: "I don’t think I’d ever have been able to transfer to UCLA without their support and help." Read More...

Women in Technology Conference is May 6

El Camino College Compton Center is hosting a free “Girls and Women in Technology Conference" from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on May 6. Female students and members of the community who are interested in exploring non-traditional careers are invited to attend. Registration, a welcome address and panel discussion will kick-off the conference at 8:30 a.m. in the Gymnasium, followed by a variety of workshops conducted in the Vocational Technology Building. Read more...

Financial Literacy Education/Financial Counseling Services Now Offered

El Camino College Compton Center recently established a partnership with nonprofit Operation HOPE to offer enhanced financial services to ECC Compton Center students. Through the partnership, Compton Center's Financial Aid Department will now provide financial literacy education and planning services, including credit counseling and money management workshops. John Hope Bryant, an alumnus of the former Compton College, founded Operation HOPE. This program will benefit students by increasing their financial capabilities through counseling and workshops, reducing student loan default rates, and creating a culture of financial competence. The next Credit and Money Management Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room E-38.

Read more about the new financial literary education partnership.

Accreditation Update

Updated Process to Accreditation Document Published

Two Accreditation Forums are scheduled to discuss the draft of the ECC Compton Center Self-Evaluation Report. The first forum will be held on May 5 at 3:00 p.m. in the El Camino College Alondra Room and the second forum will be held on May 10 at 1:00 p.m. in the Compton Center Student Lounge. The ACCJC External Evaluation Team Visit has confirmed its visit to ECC Compton Center on March 6-9, 2017. An updated version of the “Process to Accreditation” document for the El Camino College Compton Center has also been published. This document provides an overview of the actions required for the ECC Compton Center to progress toward accreditation candidacy.

Facilities Update

Music Building Renovation Groundbreaking

The Compton Community College District held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Music Building renovation on April 19. The Music Building Renovation project includes the removal and replacement of all interior finishes, new air conditioning unit, adding a new Americans with Disabilities Act compliant entry with stairs and ramps, new control room and audio visual system, remodeling the existing bathrooms, and adding a new drinking fountain. The $2.5 million Music Building Renovation project is funded by the Measure CC facilities bond. Estimated completion of this renovation project is October 2016.

Allied Health Building Grand Opening Celebration Gallery

Please enjoy photos from the recent grand opening celebration for the all-new Allied Health Building! As the first new instructional building constructed on district grounds since the 1990s, the 20,250-square-foot building now houses the Nursing and Child Development programs for ECC Compton Center. The $13.5 million Allied Health Building is made possible with funds from the District’s 2002 Measure CC facilities bond and State Capital Outlay monies. View slideshow.

District News

Compton Community College District Audit Review Committee Appointed

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) has established an Audit Review Committee. The Audit Review Committee is responsible for reviewing the activities and effectiveness of independent auditors, as well as for the review of policies and procedures that substantially impact finances and operations of the CCCD.

The Audit Committee is chaired by the CEO/Provost and will periodically report to the CCCD Board of Trustees the status of previous district audits, special audits, and internal audit recommendations. Read More...

Other News

Welcome New CCCD Employees

We are pleased to welcome Andrei Yermakov as the new Director of Information Technology Services, Eckko Blake is a new counselor for Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS), and Janette Morales, First Year Experience program coordinator/counselor. Read more...

Campus Calendar

April 29 Fee Payment Deadline for students who register April 19-28
May 5 EOPS/CARE Spring Banquet
May 6 Transfer Admit Celebration
Women in Technology Conference
Tartar Scholar-Athlete Awards
May 10 Nursing Pinning Ceremony
May 12 2016 Commencement Ceremony
May 13 Last Day of Spring Semester
May 25 Fee Payment Deadline for students who register April 29 - May 25
May 26 ASB Awards Banquet
May 31 First 6-Week Summer Session Begins