El Camino College

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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
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Type Public Community College
Established 1947
President Dr. Dena Maloney[1]
Students 22,654[2]
Location Alondra Park, California, United States
Campus Urban- 26 acres (11 ha)
Colors Blue and Gray
Nickname Warriors
Website Official website
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El Camino College (Elco or ECC) is a two-year public community college located in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County known as Alondra Park.[3][4]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 23,000 students of a diverse background within the El Camino Community College District, Southern California's South Bay, including the communities of Alondra Park, Carson, Del Aire, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Ladera Heights, Lawndale, Lennox, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, View Park–Windsor Hills.[5] El Camino College offers nearly 2,500 different classes in some 85 different programs, including vocational, undergraduate, and honors courses, many available in online and televised formats for distance education.

Student demographics[edit]

Ethnicity Percentage of Student Body (2012–2013)
African-American 17.0%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian (Including Filipino) 16.1%
Latino 44.7%
Pacific Islander 0.6%
Two or more races 3.8%
Unknown 2%
White 15.6%

Total Students: 23,409[5]

Campus media[edit]

KECC radio station[edit]

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[edit]

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.


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

In media[edit]

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:

Performing arts[edit]

El Camino College has a 2,000 seat auditorium, a 350-seat Campus Theatre and the intimate 190 seat Robert Hagg Recital Hall.[6] The Marsee Auditorium, in addition to being the venue for South Bay Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker,[7] is known for showcasing dance and opera companies, traveling artists and other Broadway, film and television veterans, such as Shirley Jones[8] and Gregory Hines.[9] The Marsee Auditorium as well as the other on-campus venues also host El Camino College resident performers.

Schauerman Library[edit]

The Schauerman Library serves as the research center of the college. The library houses the El Camino College archives.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Dena Maloney selected as first woman president of El Camino College". Dailybreeze.com. 2015-10-27. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". Datamart.cccco.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Alondra Park CDP, California Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine.." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "Torrance city, California Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine.." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "El Camino Community College District" (PDF). elcamino.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Center for the Arts". www.elcamino.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Main Stage Performances 2014-2015 Season". Elcamino.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Main Stage Performances, 2004–2005 Season". www.elcamino.edu. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "Special Concerts Fall 2002 Season". www.elcamino.edu. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  10. ^ Biography by William Ruhlmann. "Chet Baker | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Alumni". El Camino College. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "Antonio Chatman". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  13. ^ "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office > Newsroom > Notable Alumni > Flo Hyman". Californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  14. ^ a b Roy Moore (April 26, 2012). "The Beach Boys- After two decades the band reunites for their global 'Celebration' tour". The Union: El Camino College.
  15. ^ a b c d "Where are they now?". The Union: El Camino College. March 7, 2012.
  16. ^ "California Community College Baseball Coaches Association" (PDF). Cccbca.com. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  17. ^ "Full Biography for George Nakano". Smartvoter.org. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  18. ^ "Park Jun-gyu - Wikipedia". En.wikipedia.org. Retrieved July 15, 2017.

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