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Welcome to Elgin Community College!

At Elgin Community College, we know that students who feel a strong sense of belonging and community are more likely to be successful in their studies. We invite you to take a short tour of ECC and discover all that awaits you. If you have a goal, you can achieve it at Elgin Community College. ECC is proud to be a Hispanic-Serving Institution, as designated by the U.S. Department of Education.

Earn a certificate in a high-demand career field.

Choose from over 90 certificate options. Look into our ICAPS programs that offer free additional support in select fields of study.

Get on-the-job experience and keep your debt low.

Earn while you learn with an apprenticeship —your employer pays you a salary at your job and college tuition for your education.

Earn college credit as a high school student.

Known as dual credit, these options help you make a smooth transition from high school to college, reduce the overall cost of college, and earn a degree more quickly..

Gain valuable leadership experience.

Prepare for college—in-district middle school and high school students can join our Talent Search Transition Program or Upward Bound.

Study for a career or prepare for university transfer.

Gain the practical, real-world knowledge you need for a rewarding career or prepare for transfer to a four-year school.

Prepare for U.S. Citizenship.

Get ready for your citizenship interview and exam with classes in U.S. history, government, and civics.

Improve your English.

Open doors to new opportunities as you progress through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at ECC.

Become eligible for jobs that require a high school education.

Prepare for the high school equivalency exam in as little as 12 weeks. Classes are offered in Spanish and online, both at no cost to you.

Explore campus and attend events.

Take a non-credit class for fun, visit the Arts Center, and enjoy the library.