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Summer and Fall 2021 Offerings

The majority of summer classes are delivered online in either a synchronous or asynchronous format or a hybrid format that combines online learning with face-to-face instruction. ECC is planning for a transitional return to normal operations during the fall 2021 semester. ECC will offer an increased number of hybrid and face-to-face classes and add additional hybrid and face-to-face classes to the schedule based upon demand and updates related to COVID-19. Find more information on the upcoming semester.

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Elgin Community College offers various associate degrees and certificate programs that allow you to build your foundation for a brighter future from the ground up. Earn an associate degree to transfer to a four-year university, a basic certificate to prepare for immediate employment, advance your career or start a new one with a vocational certificate. With affordable tuition, dedicated faculty, and outstanding facilities, an investment in your education at ECC is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.

At ECC—centrally located halfway between Chicago and Rockford—we strive to make college flexible and affordable. In addition to our low tuition, we offer generous scholarships and financial aid packages to make education accessible for all.

Associate Degrees

An Associate Degree from Elgin Community College provides the knowledge and skillset required to obtain immediate employment or transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Our available associate degrees include:

Elgin Community College strives to make college flexible and affordable

We offer a variety of associate degrees and certificate programs. We offer a University Transfer program through partnerships with more than 30 colleges and universities covering more than 100 college majors. 966 institutions have accepted ECC transfer students. Our certificate programs prepare you for immediate employment, advance your career or start fresh with a vocational certificate. With affordable tuition, dedicated faculty, and outstanding facilities, an investment in your education at ECC is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. We also provide basic skills instruction, high school equivalency instruction, testing, citizenship preparation, English as a second language through our Adult Basic Education Center.

In 2019, ECC connected approximately 5,000 students to over $17 million in financial aid. In addition, the ECC Board of Trustees scholarships, ECC Foundation scholarships, and ECC tuition waivers helped provide our students with affordable learning opportunities. Scholarships totaling more than $500,000 were disbursed to 470 students. Plus, private scholarships and other private funding resources totaling more than $342,000 to 210 students.

Associate Degrees

An Associate Degree from Elgin Community College provides the knowledge and skillset required to obtain immediate employment or transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Our available associate degrees include:

Certificates

Basic Certificates

ECC offers basic certificates that provide quick and focused programs of study. Most of our certificate curriculums are between 1-29 credit hours.

Some of our basic certificate areas of study include:

Vocational Certificates

ECC offers vocational certificates that develop additional skills that lead to pay raises and career advancement. You can earn a vocational certificate at ECC within 30-50 credit hours.

Some of our vocational certificate areas of study include:

Learn more about Elgin Community College’s associate degrees and certificate programs!

Earning a degree or certificate at Elgin Community College can help you achieve your dreams and shape your future.

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Academic Programs


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You'll earn the professional credentials and focused knowledge you need to advance in your career. Along the way, you'll have the support of dedicated advisors, as well as accomplished faculty who bring real-world experience to the classroom.

Academic & Transfer Advising

Start at ECC to earn a bachelor's degree or earn summer credit for transfer.

You can earn an associate degree to seamlessly transfer to a four-year university or to gain a competitive advantage in the workplace.

Planning to Transfer

If you plan to earn a bachelor's degree, identify your desired area of study and work with your academic adviser, who will help you develop an academic plan to pursue one of the following transfer degrees:

Earn Summer Credits

Earn summer credits for transfer, or begin dual admission with a university.

Summer Transfer Students