Life at ECC
Explore a world where all are welcome and diversity is celebrated.
From a strong academic foundation to developing in-demand skills, our degree and certificate programs are designed by supportive faculty that understand the skills needed in the job market. We take pride in creating an environment where you feel welcome and keep moving forward.
Plan to transfer to a 4-year program after ECC? Our university transfer services team can help. Learn more about academic and transfer advising
We're here to help you, from choosing a major, defining professional goals, and planning and implementing job search strategies. Learn more about career development services
Our team offers resources and accommodations are available to support you with a disability or an individualized education plan (IEP). Learn more about disability services
Need to improve your grades, get a free tutor in more than 50 subjects. Learn more about tutoring resources
Be an active participant in life and better understand the connection between health, wellness, and academics. ECC uses a holistic approach to help you achieve your full potential. Check out elgin.campuswell.com which covers a wide variety of health and wellness topics for students. Learn more about wellness services
Explore a world of opportunities. Whether online or in the classroom, we unite behind our mission: to improve lives through learning. ECC offers many student clubs and a variety of activities that will engage your mind and encourage civic involvement. You’ll find ways to grow your leadership skills, make friends, get support and encouragement from faculty, and connect with fellow Spartans about issues that matter to you. Learn more about student life
You can audition for or direct a play, join the concert choir or the steel band, stage an art exhibit, write for SPIRE, our student-run literary publication. The art scene is alive and well at ECC. Learn more about the arts center
Lend a hand and meet new people at the same time. Volunteer opportunities include the Spartan Food Pantry, collect school supplies for our annual Project Backpack, and lead new student orientation sessions through a paid position as a Spartan Leader. Learn more about volunteer opportunities
The ECC Early Childhood Lab School offers flexible, campus-based child care for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Financial aid and state subsidies are accepted, and additional child care assistance is available to PELL eligible students through CCAMPIS Grant funding. Learn more about the ECC Early Childhood Lab School.
Lost & Found
Lost something? Found something? Assistance with lost and found is available during regular hours.
Popular Community Offerings
- Make an appointment at the Massage Therapy Clinic.
- Buy tickets to see a show at the Arts Center, Blizzard Theatre.
- Make a reservation at Spartan Terrace Restaurant for an elegant meal prepared and served by the award-winning ECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Program.
- Cheer on the Spartan athletics teams on campus and in the Spartan Auditorium.
- Take advantage of ECC's fitness center.
- See a current listing of our non-credit courses or check the corporate training services we offer.
- Continuing Education’s Kids' College takes place during the summer months at the Spartan Drive Campus.