El Camino College, established in 1946 in Alondra Park and Torrance, is part of the El Camino Community College District. El Camino College is nationally known as a leading transfer institution to major universities in California and throughout the United States. The college is also known for its English as a second language (ESL) program, which prepares students to transfer to a university. El Camino's forensics program has won awards on a national level for a number of years.
As El Camino College grew from an enrollment of fewer than 500 in 1946 to more than 27,000 students today, the curriculum expanded to include not only lower division courses but an honors program and numerous vocational programs.
Today, El Camino College students enjoy a broad curriculum featuring nearly 2,500 different classes offered in some 850 different programs. With more courses available during a variety of class times, including online and telecourses, students have wide flexibility in scheduling.