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Study at East Los Angeles College

Founded in 1945, East Los Angeles College, (ELAC), is a community college of the Los Angeles Community College District. It is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park. This two year college offers many associate degree programs in over 25 fields of study. ELAC features an instructional center, bookstore, cafeteria, library, sports stadium, auditorium and an indoor swim stadium. The official mascot of the athletic teams of ELAC is the Husky. They participate in various sports like baseball, volleyball, football, soccer, basketball, softball, badminton and wrestling. Some of the notable alumni of ELAC are Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles; Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff of Los Angeles; and Gloria Molina, Los Angeles county supervisor.

Profile of East Los Angeles CollegeThe main campus of East Los Angeles College is in Monterey Park, California (a small city). The school is a public school. East Los Angeles College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school tends to concentrate its instruction in a few key disciplines. East Los Angeles College students most commonly major in a field related to real estate and construction management, family and social work, and security and law enforcement.

East Los Angeles College Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

East Los Angeles College offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, East Los Angeles College had 28, 889 enrolled students. The school has a larger minority student population than most schools. Older students (40+ years old, e. g. ) are welcome and common at East Los Angeles College.

East Los Angeles College Tuition and AffordabilityThe school offers comparatively low-priced tuition.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"East Los Angeles College is dedicated to providing the highest quality of transfer and workforce education courses, along with superior adult education, basic skills, and community service programs. We serve a culturally diverse community in a dynamic urban setting with the purpose of supporting students in achieving associate of arts degrees, general education, skill/certificates, and/or personal development. The college seeks to fulfill the potential of each student through innovative teaching methods, the latest in educational technology, and committed support services. "

East Los Angeles College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Security and Law Enforcement1, 651criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, security and loss prevention, forensic science, corrections
Liberal Arts817liberal arts and sciences, minority and gender studies, anthropology
Family and Social Work302child development, human services, adult development and aging, family and consumer science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine155registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Business and Management121accounting, business management, sales and marketing, international business
Medical Support and Technology108medical coding, respiratory care tech, medical assistant
Mechanics and Repair71electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Real Estate and Construction Management66real estate
office and Administration55administrative assistant, office management
Medical administration55medical records tech, medical secretary, community health, health care facilities management
Architecture and Planning28architectural tech, architectural services
Photography and Commercial Art22commercial photography
Law13legal secretary
Design9graphic design
Media7journalism, animation and special effects, digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging
Engineering Technician6drafting, engineering technology
Computer Science and Engineering5information technology, computer programming, system administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4health and physical Education
Therapy and Counselling1substance abuse Counselling
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech, science tech
Education and Teaching0teacher aide
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design, drama
Contact: East Los Angeles CollegeEast Los Angeles College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez

Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

General Phone: (323) 265-8650


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