A Message from the President


Greetings and welcome to El Centro College! We are thrilled that you have chosen El Centro College as your educational provider. You have made an excellent choice! Our comprehensive array of programs and services is innovative and responsive to the needs of diverse students. As an urban institution with multi- locations, credit and workforce and continuing education offerings, we are able to provide personalized attention to address your class needs, your transfer needs and your career preparation needs. We have extensive partnerships locally and nationally, including with business leaders and industry experts to ensure that what you learn today will be relevant and marketable in the future.

As you peruse our Catalog to decide upon your classes or educational program, please remember that our student-centered team is here to assist you in mapping out an educational plan that promotes success. Our advisors can answer your questions about which classes or degree programs are best suited for your long-term career goals.

While you are here at El Centro, I encourage you to actively participate in student events and clubs, and become part of our student leadership group. Recent research suggests that students involved in campus activities are more likely to persist in their studies and graduate.

Please do not hesitate to ask for help or call with a question. We welcome your suggestions for any improvement we can make to our classes, programs and practices. Best wishes for a wonderful academic year.


Paul McCarthy, Ph.D., President