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Frequently Asked Questions

  • About the Community Education Department
    • El Camino College's Community Education department provides short-term, not-for-credit classes, workshops, career-training programs and events designed for professional and/or personal development with a special emphasis on inspiring a sense of wonder and imagination toward life-long learning.  College credit is not given for classes conducted by the Community Education department.  There are no transcripts or grades.  Community Education is a self-supporting entity of the college and is not funded by taxpayer dollars.  We are here to help!   If you have a special interest or particular need for a class, please send us your suggestion(s) to
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  • For a complete list of online courses Click Here
  • How do I register for Community Education classes?
    • To register online for the first tme, click on Create a Student Profile, and answer a few required questions before selecting your course(es). To pay by check, you can print out the registration form and mail the completed form with your check. You may also fax your completed form with your credit card number & expiration date to 310-660-6015.
    • To pay by cash, you must come in to our office on campus.  Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9a.m.-4:00p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday and holidays.


  • May I register on the day of class?
    • Please register early.  Classes fill quickly.  Also, we cancel classes with low enrollment, so your early registration may assure that the class you choose will remain available.  If you wish to register with the instructor at the first class meeting, please call our office to confim availability.  Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis if space is available.  Bring a check or credit card to enroll.

  • What if I can't attend a class for which I am registered?
        • Dropping a class: Cancellation Policy - Requests for withdrawal from a class must be received over the phone or in writing at least three full business days before the first class meeting.  Upon request you will receive a credit voucher in the amount of the class, less a $20 service fee per class.  The credit voucher is applicable toward a future class and is valid for three years.  Full refunds will be granted if a class is cancelled by El Camino College.  Please allow four to six weeks for processing.
        • Requesting a transfer: To transfer to a different class date or course, requests must be received over the phone or in writing at least three full business days before the first class meeting. A $20 service fee per class will apply.


  • To whom do I pay the material fee?
    • Pay material fees in cash directly to the instructor at class.   Do not include the material fee with your registration fee payment.


  • What about parking?
    • Parking is $3 per day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    • Click here for a campus map.
    • Attention! ECC is undergoing major construction which will impact parking areas. Some will change from student to staff or vice-versa, some will be closed, new ones will open. Please be sure to read signs posted in every parking area for any changes.


  • Do we get credit or grades for these classes?
    • No, Community Education classes are not-for-credit.
    • There are no official grades given.


What happens to my personal information?
The Community Education department is committed to protecting your privacy on-line.  We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others.  The Community Education Department may use the information collected to contact you regarding course information, promotional updates, specials, new additions to the Community Education Web site or your on-line experience.