Provost/CEO Message

This past fall, I hosted a campuswide meeting to share the 2015-16 Overarching Priorities for El Camino College Compton Center and the Compton Community College District. Each identified priority links directly to the 2015-2020 El Camino College Strategic Initiatives.

This Provost Message outlines the 2015-16 Overarching Priorities and the action items for achieving these strategic goals.

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Student Success

Summer and Fall 2016 Application Period is Currently Underway

Applications for summer and fall 2016 are now being accepted online. All new students are must complete the four steps to enroll at ECC Compton Center:

APPLY – New and returning students must complete an application.
PREPARE – All new students must participate in an orientation session and are encouraged to take practice placement tests.
TEST – Assessment testing must be completed prior to registering for classes.
PLAN – Students must see a counselor prior to registration to develop an educational plan.

In addition, priority registration is available to students living within the Compton Community College District and students who graduate from high schools within the district who complete the four steps by March 31, 2016. Click for more information.

Counselor Named to International Educators’ Hall of Fame

El Camino College Compton Center Counselor Essie French-Preston was recently inducted into the 2015 International Educators’ Hall of Fame by Youth On the Move, Inc. Twenty-eight educators from six countries were selected for this honor, which recognizes individuals who have served as educators for at least 20 years and have made significant humanitarian contributions in the field of education. Read More...

Students Tour HBCUs for Transfer Consideration

A group of 64 El Camino College Compton Center students had the opportunity to visit seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities at no cost. This is the first time such a tour has been offered to ECC Compton Center students and it was made possible through state Student Equity Funds and a partnership with Educational Student Tours (EST), which designed the tour agenda. The primary goal of the HBCU tour was to offer select students an opportunity to learn more about the requirements for public, private and out-of-state universities, and to increase student transfer rates at ECC Compton Center. Check out photos from the tour! Read More...

Art Instructor Selected to Exhibit Work

El Camino College Compton Center art instructor Vanessa Madrid’s artwork was recently showcased at the Coagula Curatorial exhibit, “Top Ten,” in Los Angeles’ Chinatown area art district. “Top Ten” featured the work of ten different artists and was juried by Artillery Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief Tulsa Kinney. Read More...

Compton Early College High School Students Have Sights Set on Academic Achievement

Compton students now have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and receive college credits at the same time – tuition free. El Camino College Compton Center and the Compton Unified School District have partnered to establish a new Compton Early College High School, which opened in fall 2015 with 120 students. Read More...

Congratulations Nursing Program Graduates!

El Camino College Compton Center honored 35 students graduating with an associate of science degree in nursing at the fall 2015 pinning ceremony in December. Click here for a list of students receiving an associate degree in nursing.

High School Report Cards Presented to In-District High Schools

The ECC Office of Institutional Research published a series of reports from 2014 data about the top feeder high schools for ECC Compton Center. The "High School Report Card Project" evaluates the demographics and college performance trends related to recent high school graduates. The report is intended to provide in-district high schools with information about how their students are performing at ECC Compton Center.

Here are some of the key findings:

Feeder High School Intend to Transfer from ECC Compton Center Persistence Rate Placement into Transfer Level Courses Percentage of Graduating Class Enrolled at Compton Center
Centennial High School 73% 74% Reading 9%
Writing 6%
Math 0%
Compton High School 52% 75% Reading 7%
Writing 9%
Math 0%
Dominguez High School 72% 73% Reading 13%
Writing 13%
Math 2%
Jordan High School 59% 84% Reading 16%
Writing 10%
Math 0%
Lynwood High School 75% 83% Reading 24%
Writing 19%
Math 0%
Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School 57% 74% Reading 31%
Writing 16%
Math 3%

District News

Awareness Safety Presentation

During the Spring Professional Development Day, ECC Campus Police Chief Michael Trevis presented information and a video regarding the best methods for responding to an active shooter emergency situation on campus. The awareness safety session was one of many programs in the ongoing “whole community” approach to enhance campuswide preparedness. Since 2007, El Camino College and ECC Compton Center police officers have completed numerous collaborative active shooter scenario training sessions with area police agencies. Through the college’s Emergency Preparation Committee, active shooter training will be expanded, beginning with emergency responders such as building captains, floor leaders and other emergency personnel, so that they know their roles and responsibilities prior to performing an actual exercise. Additional campus trainings will be implemented once the emergency responders have been trained. Read More...

Campus Appreciation Program

El Camino College Compton Center and the Compton Community College District have implemented a Campus Appreciation Program. CCCD employees are encouraged to recognize a colleague who has helped make every student a success story! Please visit the Human Resources Office to complete the Employee Appreciation Cards. Individuals recognized will receive a Certificate of Appreciation from Provost/CEO Keith Curry.

Facility News

New Allied Health Building is Open

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the all-new Allied Health Building on January 26, 2016. It is the first new instructional building constructed on district grounds since the 1990s.

The Nursing and Child Development programs for El Camino College Compton Center will be housed in the state-of-the-art, 20,350-square-foot building. 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. Read More...

Other News

Introducing the New, Redesigned Website

After much hard work and with great input and suggestions from students, faculty and staff, we are pleased to unveil the new ECC Compton Center website!

The new site is built using responsive design, which provides an optimal website experience across devices and browsers. That means if users are looking at the site using a smartphone or tablet, they’ll have access to the same content and navigation as those using a desktop PC.

Access Nixle for Local Police Alerts

Make sure you know what’s happening on and around campus! Follow the ECC Police on NIXLE. Receive important information about ECC Compton Center related to safety, weather, emergencies, alerts and advisories. You can follow your city of residence, too! Sign up is easy!

Campus Calendar

March 2 FAFSA submission deadline for 2016-2017
March 11 CSU Long Beach Tour
March 12-18 Spring Recess, no classes
March 14 Application Period Begins for ASB Elections
March 14-17 Northern California University Tour
March 17 EOPS Application Deadline for Spring Semester
March 19 Spring Mid-term classes begin
March 29 Meet & Greet with Dr. Dena Maloney, Superintendent/President of El Camino College
March 31 Deadline to complete Steps to Enroll for summer & fall 2016 to be eligible for priority registration
March 31 Cesar Chavez Day