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El Camino College

Address: 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90506, United States
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Description El Camino College

  • Established: 1947
  • Location: Torrance, California, USA
  • Students age: from 16 years.
  • Number of students: 25,000 people
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: community college.

El Camino College, founded in 1947, is located on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California. Each semester, the college has over 25,000 students, and its curriculum includes over 850 quality academic and career programs taught by outstanding faculty members.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in El Camino College

Program name
from 10 000 $ / year

Associate Degree

El Camino College has 9 academic units that offer over 75 programs. Each unit offers a comprehensive translation, degree or certificate program. ECC offers transfer majors for students planning to move to a university or vocational school. The college also offers an extensive list of certification programs, AA or AS degrees.

Accommodation, housing and food

El Camino does not provide accommodation and meals for students, but offers homestay accommodation, apartment rentals.

  • The cost of living is $ 975 / month. (half board), $ 825 (no meals).

The college offers a wide variety of meals to suit the needs of the students. In addition to Café Camino, Art Deli, LAMobile Food Truck and the in-store assortment of ready-made sandwiches and salads, ECC has several stores throughout the campus where you can buy a variety of delicious meals, snacks and refreshments.

Events El Camino College

  • The El Camino College campus hosts a variety of events: shows at the Marsee Auditorium, Campus Theater or the Robert Haag Concert Hall. The El Camino College Arts Center is one of the leading institutions in Southern California offering the best in music, theater and dance.
  • Take a look at the night sky at the planetarium. The South Bay Astronomical Society meets monthly at the planetarium, admission is free. Both students and the public are welcome.
  • The art gallery of El Camino College hosts six exhibitions annually, which showcase the work of students, teachers, local artists. Both galleries are free and open to the public.
  • Visit the Museum of Anthropology, located on the 3rd floor of the Arts & Behavioral Sciences Building, which hosts themed, regional exhibitions every year. The exhibits in the gallery were designed and installed by museum students enrolled in the Department of Anthropology.
  • Stop at the Schauerman Library. Many library resources are open to the public, including reference materials, newspapers, magazines. It is a comfortable, quiet place where you can just relax and read.
  • Public Education: Classes and special events are open to the entire community. Take short-term, personal or professional classes, seminars in the public education department.


  • Since opening for over 70 years, El Camino College strives to meet the educational and cultural needs of students, the local community.
  • El Camino College is renowned for its academic success, consistently fast transfer rates to four-year colleges and universities, and exceptional professional training programs.
  • Transfer Associate Degree (AA-T or AS-T) is a degree offered by El Camino College. Students meet with a counselor, develop a curriculum for AA-T or AS-T. This degree allows eligible students to enroll in a bachelor's degree at leading American universities.
  • El Camino College has entered transfer agreements with many four-year universities.
  • The university is one of the largest colleges in the country with a two-year course of study and one campus.
  • El Camino College offers excellent vocational training, general education programs.
  • The educational institution annually provides student scholarships in the amount of more than $ 600,000.
  • El Camino teams of physicists and journalists regularly participate in national and international competitions.
  • The Powerhouse Debate Team competes, excels in national championship tournaments against varsity teams.

Equipment El Camino College

El Camino College buildings include 27 buildings, including:

  • Business Training Center
  • Arts center
  • Book Shop
  • Library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Medical service fee - $ 21 / semester (required)
  • Medical insurance - 655 $ / 6 months
  • The cost of student activities - $ 15 / semester (optional)
  • Books consumables (estimated) - $ 800
  • Living expenses, 10 months (approximately) - $ 7750
  • Meals, 10 months - from $ 1500
  • Personal expenses - from $ 1200.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 1500 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

  • Fill out the application form, attach a recent photo
  • Submit a letter from the bank confirming the presence of at least $ 21,500
  • Attach a copy of your passport data page
  • Pay the registration fee - $ 50
  • Submit high school graduation transcripts, translated into English, stamped by the school and signed by the registrar or other appropriate official
  • Submit a copy of the English Proficiency Test.

Scholarships El Camino College

Several scholarships are awarded annually to students with high academic achievement. Students can apply for these and all other ECC scholarships through their MyECC account. All scholarship applicants must select an instructor for online referral, however the scholarship office advises that instructor upload and print a letter of recommendation.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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