About El Camino College
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Welcome to El Camino College!

You don't have to be an ECC student to enjoy our beautiful campus. Visit us online through our website, or on campus any time -- we are YOUR community college.

Founded in 1947, El Camino College is situated on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California. The college enrolls more than 25,000 students each semester and boasts a curriculum of over 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by exceptional faculty.

Where are we located?

El Camino College is easily accessible from the 405 and 91 freeways, at the corner of Manhattan Beach and Crenshaw boulevards near Torrance. A daylong parking permit costs $3 – you may purchase a parking permit from one of the dispensers available in various lots. Please do not park in staff-marked parking stalls. Click here for the Campus Map.

El Camino College – A South Bay Tradition

Since the opening of El Camino College over 70 years ago, we have been dedicated to serve our community's educational and cultural needs. El Camino College is well-known for our academic excellence, our consistently high transfer rate to four-year colleges and universities, and our exceptional career training programs.

El Camino College offers many outstanding features, including:

  • Transfer agreements with many four-year universities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Ranked among the largest single-campus, two-year colleges in the nation
  • Excellent career training programs
  • Outstanding community education programs
  • Only $46 per unit for California residents

Visit us!

Come to El Camino College and take a course, watch an athletic match, stroll the grounds – we are here for you. In addition to taking classes, did you know you can also:

  • See a show at the Marsee Auditorium, the Campus Theater, or the Robert Haag Recital Hall. The El Camino College Center for the Arts is one of the top presenting houses in Southern California, bringing the best in music, theater and dance to the campus. For more info...
  • Gaze at the “night sky” in the campus Planetarium. The South Bay Astronomical Society meets in the planetarium on the first Friday of each month. Admission is free. Students as well as the public are welcome. For more info...
  • Enjoy fine art. The El Camino College Art Gallery features six exhibitions each year, including works by students, faculty and local artists. Both galleries are free and open to the public. For more info...
  • Check out our Anthropology Museum. Located on the third floor of the Arts & Behavioral Sciences building, the museum features annual shows with a theme and regional focus. Gallery exhibits are designed and installed by Museum Studies students enrolled in through the Anthropology Department.
  • Tour a Career Training class. Stop by and ask one of our instructors for a tour of our allied health careers programs, robotics program, the auto shop, machine shop, welding shop, wood shop, construction shop – the list goes on. For more info...
  • Stop in the Schauerman Library. Many library resources are open to the public, including reference materials, newspapers and magazines. It is also a comfortable, quiet place to just relax and read. For more info...
  • Community Education. Classes and special events open to the entire community. Take a short-term, personal or professional enrichment class or workshop through our Community Education department by clicking here.