Student Success

There's Still Time to Enroll and Register for the Spring Mid-Term!

Spring mid-term classes begin April 15 and there is still time for students to enroll at ECC Compton Center. Or, for students already enrolled, the mid-term offers a great way to pick up a needed class or two! This is a great opportunity for students to complete a class requirement during the current academic year.

Students are encouraged to register for Spring 2017 mid-term classes as soon as possible.

Students may apply and register online, 24 hours per day via MyECC on the ECC Compton Center website A listing of the newly added classes is available at:

For more information, go to or call 310-900-1600.

Welcome New Dean of Student Services and Director of Student Development and Athletics

El Camino College Compton Center is pleased to welcome Elizabeth Martinez as the new Dean of Student Services, and Honorato (Junior) Domingo as the new Director of Student Development and Athletics. Employment was effective in January 2017 for both positions.

Now Accepting Applications for Summer and Fall 2017

All new students qualify for early registration if they complete the four Steps to Enrollment by April 30, 2017. For local high school seniors, priority registration is available to students who will graduate in 2017 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 FOR ADMISSIONS – New students must complete an application.
ORIENTATION – All new students must participate in an orientation session.
ASSESSMENT/TESTING – Assessment testing must be completed prior to registering for classes.
EDUCATIONAL PLAN – Students must meet with a counselor prior to registration to develop an educational plan

Please encourage students to apply early! For more information on the Steps to Enrollment, students should visit

Student Success Profile: Joshua Jackson

For Joshua Jackson, serving this year as El Camino College Compton Center Associated Student Body (ASB) president has been a learning, humbling and inspiring experience. "One of the things I've realized is that issues you advocate for – whether to help the homeless or increase student retention – you articulate their needs," the 20-year-old Carson resident said. "Often leaders look at issues as, 'how can I solve them,' but it's a group effort, it's not one individual. It's been a humbling experience."

Recently appointed to the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, Jackson is taking on yet a new position to add to his impressive resume of student activities in his two and a half years at Compton Center. They include the First Year Experience Program for highly motivated students; membership in organizations such as the Multi-Cultural Alliance and Brothers and Sisters Club; and now student government as the 2016-17 ASB President. On top of all that, he works 16 hours a week in the First Year Experience office and maintains a B-plus average in his classes. Read More....

Free Financial Literacy Services Offered through Partnership

Global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc., has partnered with Union Bank and El Camino College, to open a HOPE Inside office in Compton, California. "HOPE Inside" El Camino College Compton Center provides credit and money management workshops and one-on-one credit counseling to students, staff, and community residents, to help them take control of their money and create a more secure financial future. All services are free to the client. Read More...

Professor Could Have Gone Anywhere – But Happily Chose El Camino College Compton Center

Jesse Mills had multiple visiting professor offers from prestigious universities throughout the nation four years ago when he finished his Ph.D. at USC – offers that would have likely lead to tenure-track teaching positions.

He instead chose instead to accept an offer from El Camino College Compton Center to teach political science – and he's very happy he did.

"I came to ECC Compton Center because I was more interested in being an educator rather than a researcher," the award-winning professor said. "But beyond that, the student body seemed very special to me. A lot of the students here are first-generation college students, and some of them do not arrive particularly interested in academics. I find it really, really satisfying to turn these students into scholars." Read more...

Strong Workforce Program Building on ECC Compton Center's Successes

Carzie Jones (left) and Jose Solomon Cabello (right), pictured with Dale Ueda, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (ACR) instructor, are both are in their 40s, both are making career changes, and both say the ACR program is changing their lives.

It's students like Carzie Jones and Jose Solomon Cabello who exemplify the spirit and the goals of the newly launched statewide Strong Workforce Program. Both are in El Camino College Compton Center's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (ACR) program, both are in their 40s, both are making career changes, and both say the program is changing their lives. "The ACR program is a good thing for Compton," Cabello said. "It's making a difference in our community and is an opportunity for those who really want to make a change in their lives."

As ECC Compton Center embarks on its three-year Strong Workforce Program, it can look to its ACR program – and students like Jones and Cabello – as a model of success. Read more...

Accreditation News

Accreditation Update

In January 2017, the El Camino College Compton Center submitted an Institutional Self-Evaluation Report as part of the process of seeking Candidacy status. This week, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) External Evaluation Team conducted a four-day visit to the campus to review the evidence presented in the report, meet with employees, tour the campus, attend various campus meetings and participate in two open forums. Read more...

District News

Compton Community College District Conducts Annual Organizational Meeting

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees held its annual organizational meeting on December 13, 2016, and elected officers for 2017. Andres Ramos was elected president, Deborah LeBlanc was elected vice president; and Nicole Jones will serve as clerk. Read More...

Compton Community College District Board of Trustees Governance

On Feb. 14, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's office announced that the governor, Department of Finance and the California Community Colleges chancellor concurred with the Special Trustee that agreed governance of the Compton Community College District should be returned to the District's elected Board of Trustees. The return of local authority to the elected governing board is distinct and independent of the accreditation process for El Camino College Compton Center. Read More...

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee News

At its January 24, 2017 meeting, the Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees appointed six community members to serve on the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, and approved the financial and performance audits report for the 2015-16 Measure CC Bond Fund. Read More...

Facilities News

Molina Health Center Grand Opening Ceremony is March 21

The Compton Community College District will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Molina Health Center at El Camino College Compton Center at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. This event is open to the public and parking will be available in Lots A and B. Read More...

Remodeled Café Compton is Open!

El Camino College Compton Center is pleased to announce the opening of the new cafeteria "Café Compton." The cafeteria is a one-stop location for tasty breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack selections to fuel students throughout the day! Read More...

Compton Community College District Celebrates Grand Opening of the Music Building and Little Theater

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Compton Community College District's newly renovated Music Building North Wing and Little Theater was held in December 2016. The Music Building/Little Theater is located at the center of campus and west of the Library-Student Success Center. Read More...

Other News

Conference Introduces Women to Non-Traditional Careers

El Camino College Compton Center hosted a free "Girls and Women in Technology Conference" on March 10. Female students and members of the community interested in exploring non-traditional careers were invited to attend. Breakfast, registration, a welcome address and panel discussion kicked off the conference, followed by a variety of workshops conducted in the Vocational Technology Building. Read More...

Campus Calendar

March 21 Molina Student Health Center Grand Opening Ceremony, 2:30 p.m.
March 24 Deadline for student applications for ASB Council
April 8-14 Spring Recess; no classes
April 10-13 Northern California University Tour
April 15 Mid-Term Classes begin
April 30 Steps to Enrollment Deadline for Priority Registration Deadline