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ECC adult basic education program students
Academics | Accomplishment
Published 09/20/2023

Adult Education enrollment soars at Elgin Community College

During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, which runs from September 18 through 22, Elgin Community College celebrates the enrollment increase in its adult education programs for the fall semester. Enrollment totals surpassed the fall 2022 numbers for both English as a second language (ESL) and adult basic education classes (ABEC).

ECC fire academy students train at the ECC Center for Emergency Services
Academics | Events
Published 09/20/2023

Explore careers and touch a truck at major open-house event

The Elgin Community College Center for Emergency Services is hosting a community open house on Saturday, October 14, at 815 E. Plank Rd., Burlington, Ill.

College Night 2022
Events | Student Resources
Published 09/13/2023

ECC invites students and families to its annual College Night on October 3

Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be at Elgin Community College on Tuesday, October 3, to help students and families explore their options. This free event runs from 6 to 8 pm in Building J, Events Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

Elgin Community College President David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM and Southern Illinois University Chancellor Austin A. Lane, EdD
Announcement | Events | Student Resources
Published 09/12/2023

Elgin Community College joins Saluki Step Ahead, setting students up for success

Elgin Community College is partnering with Southern Illinois University (SIU) through their Saluki Step Ahead program, which allows ECC students to apply to SIU early, secure a predetermined degree track, and complete a bachelor's degree all at a lower cost.

Attendees at the 2022 Latin Heritage Month Kickoff Brunch: Honoring Jane Barbosa
Published 09/11/2023

ECC’s Latinx Heritage Month focuses on belonging

Elgin Community College invites the community to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month (LHM) with a series of events to celebrate the 2023 theme “Belonging: Familia, Herencia, y Poder.”

ECC employees welcome students outside of Building A at the start of the semester
Published 09/06/2023

Discover your potential at the ECC Job Fair on September 28

Elgin Community College invites the community to explore why ECC is a great environment to work in at the ECC Job Fair on Thursday, September 28, from 1 to 4 pm.

The Center for Civic Engagement presents a Women in Politics panel on September 19.
Published 09/06/2023

ECC’s Center for Civic Engagement welcomes elected officials for Women in Politics event

Elgin Community College's new Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) mission is to foster engaged civic leaders on campus and create a culture of civic engagement in the community. The center is hosting its first Women in Politics event on Tuesday, September 19, at ECC’s Spartan Drive campus.

At ECC, Veteran graduates are recognized with a red, white, and blue cord. SALUTE members also receive a white stole.
Accomplishment | Announcement
Published 09/06/2023

ECC named a 2023-24 Military Friendly® School

Elgin Community College has earned a 2023-24 Military Friendly Schools Silver Designation and a 2023-24 Military Friendly Spouse School Designation by VIQTORY, whose Military Friendly Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families to find the right school to match their needs and preferences.