El Camino College (ECC), founded in 1947, is located in Torrance between Los Angeles and Orange counties on the beautiful Pacific coast of Southern California. Torrance is an important tourist and business destination. Freeways connect the city to any location in the metropolitan Los Angeles area and provide easy access to world famous cultural and entertainment facilities.
ECC is a public community college serving 29,000 students. The 50-hectare campus includes beautifully landscaped lawns and 42 attractive buildings. ECC offers 85 associate degrees and certificate programs. It is in the top ten community colleges in transfers to University of California and California State University campuses. Many El Camino students take advantage of transfer agreements to complete Bachelor's degrees at some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States. Local universities that welcome El Camino transfer students include UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, Cal State Long Beach and many others. These and many other universities give full credit for courses completed at ECC.
More than 40 student-run clubs, including an International Student Club, and sports such as U.S. soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, martial arts and badminton, provide a variety of social and service opportunities. El Camino College is located within 10 minutes of Pacific coast beaches and Los Angeles International Airport. It is a 30-minute drive from Hollywood, Beverly Hills, downtown Los Angeles and Chinatown. Disneyland, Universal Studios and Pasadena are within an hour's drive.
Low (winter): 50°F/10°C
High (summer): 86°F/30°C
Although there is no on-campus housing, the College is within easy walking distance of many apartment buildings. The International Student Program will assist students in finding local housing upon their arrival. El Camino College provides a variety options including apartment locator service or homestay.