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ECC 75th Anniversary

Celebrating 75 years of excellence

Student printing photographs
Instructor teaching students in nursing
Students in arts class

Event Schedule

Feb 29, 2024

Employee Variety Show

Employee Variety Show, where our incredible employees will showcase their hidden talents.

Mar 13, 2024

Better Your Business 2024

Area businesses are invited to breakfast, networking and learning opportunities with the Illinois SBDC at ECC.

May 10, 2024

The Big Event

The Big Event Day of Service returns to ECC in 2024!

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Through the Decades

May 1950

The college joins the American Association of Junior Colleges.

September 1970

The college moves into the new campus building at 1700 Spartan Drive.

September 1990

The college dedicates Founders Court and Alumni Court.

March 2018

ECC hosts its first Regional Workforce Development forum and establishes a Department of Workforce Development at the college.

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From High School Wing in 1949 to Top 25

During the day,  young ECC students completed their first two years of "credit" study at ECC and transferred to a university. In the evening, students spanning a wider age range took credit or noncredit classes for personal growth in the 1950s. 

Graduating student on the stage

ECC in 2024 features 13 buildings on a 217-acre campus

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