El Camino College

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El Camino College
Elco seal.png
Established1947
TypePublic Community College
PresidentThomas M. Fallo
Students24,244
Undergraduates27,271
Postgraduates1,821
LocationAlondra Park and Torrance, CA, United States
CampusUrban- 26 acres (11 ha)
ColorsBlue and Gray
NicknameWarriors
Websitewww.elcamino.edu
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Coordinates: 33°53′09″N 118°19′50″W / 33.885881°N 118.330457°W / 33.885881; -118.330457

El Camino College
Elco seal.png
Established1947
TypePublic Community College
PresidentThomas M. Fallo
Students24,244
Undergraduates27,271
Postgraduates1,821
LocationAlondra Park and Torrance, CA, United States
CampusUrban- 26 acres (11 ha)
ColorsBlue and Gray
NicknameWarriors
Websitewww.elcamino.edu
Elco logo.png

El Camino College is a two-year public community college located partially in the unincorporated area of Alondra Park and partially in the City of Torrance in Los Angeles County, California, United States.[1][2] It is commonly referred to as "Elco" or "ECC". It consists of 37 buildings spanning an area of roughly 26 acres (11 ha).

The El Camino Community College District was officially established as of July 1, 1947. Today the college serves nearly 25,000 students of a diverse background within the El Camino Community College District, including the cities of El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Lennox, and Inglewood. El Camino College offers nearly 2,500 different classes offered in some 85 different programs, including vocational, undergraduate, and honors courses, many available in online and televised formats for distance education.

El Camino is known[who?] for its large program in English as a Second Language (ESL) which emphasizes a strong academic approach to prepare students for college-level work in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. El Camino's forensics program has won awards on a national level for a number of years, occasionally beating 4-year universities such as Notre Dame and UCLA.

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Student demographics

El Camino College (Torrance) is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation.[3]

International students are required to show proof of English ability before being accepted into the school. Students can demonstrate their English ability either by taking the TOEFL test, or by completing an ESL program at a school with which El Camino College has a transfer agreement. This sort of agreement is also called "TOEFL Waiver".

Campus media

KECC radio station

The first time KECC was actually on the air experimentally was Career Day, April 27, 1994. This operation lasted only four hours, from 9 am to 1 pm. On November 11, 1994, KECC signed on the air for the first time as a regularly scheduled carrier current broadcast station. At that time, the frequency used was 1620 kHz.

The station was soon involved in emergency operation when heavy rains flooded the campus in January 1995, during Registration. The campus police radio system had been submerged by the rising water and had shorted out. KECC being on higher ground was still operating and became a radio relay station, with the police phoning in problems and the broadcast staff relaying them.

In the fall of 2000 KECC changed frequency from 1200 kHz to 1500 kHz.

The Union

The school newspaper The Union was renamed from The Warwhoop as a result of pressure to be more politically correct and sensitive to Native Americans. The newspaper has won numerous awards.

Athletics

Built in 1958, Murdock Stadium hosts some of the schools athletic programs.

The El Camino College symbol was inspired by the numerous markers along the famous road, which consisted of a single bell suspended on an upside down hook-shaped pole. If closely observed, the initials E.C.C. are visible vertically in the shape of the bell itself.

In media

El Camino College has been used as a filming location since at least the 1970s. Among recent movies shot in part at the College are:

Notable alumni

Notable Professors

References

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