Support to Get Started
As your community college, we offer the support you need to move forward. Whether you want to return to work, switch careers, or further your education, we’re here to help you start now. Generous relief funds are available to help you pay for college.
Acceleration: Retrain to switch careers with a quick certificate in health care, information technology, or manufacturing. Increase your salary with advanced skills, including many programs with professional certification.
Financial Support: Go to college with generous financial assistance, including 100+ scholarships and state and federal grants. Plus, our technology loaner program, childcare grants, and work-study further reduce your costs.
New Opportunities: Enroll in free GED® prep and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes and be prepared to start an ECC career training program such as ICAPS® or Future Workforce Leaders.
Flexibility: Take classes in your preferred format -- a group setting with live instruction, independent online classes, a hybrid of both, or face-to-face in a safe, socially distant classroom setting.
Guidance: Get a helping hand with a team of academic and career counselors, wellness services, job search preparation, and interview skills classes that help you connect your education with your future career.
Training: Increase your marketability with on-the-job work experience through apprenticeships and internships. Our collaboration with local companies ensures you're learning the skills that local employers need.
Learn how ECC has helped these students discover the career of their dreams.
Apprenticeships and Computer Integrated Manufacturing Student
"I love my internship - I've been working all my life and I never had a job that I can love just to come to work to."
First-Generation College Student and Paralegal Certificate
"ECC helped me discover my passions and open up my eyes. I built community with different groups on campus."
English as a Second Language (ESL) and University Transfer Student
"I am getting the experience I need through an education that gives me a platform to ask questions."