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For the junior college in Decatur, Mississippi, see East Central Community College
East Central College
Established 1968
Type Public, 2-year
President Dr. Edward Jackson
Students 4,000+ (2010)
Location Union, Missouri, USA
Mascot Falcon
Website www.eastcentral.edu


East Central College is a community college with five locations in central Missouri. The main campus is located in Union, Missouri, sitting on over 200 acres. In addition, ECC also offers classes in Sullivan, Rolla, Washington and Warrenton. Approximately 4,200 students attend classes each semester among the five locations combined. Students can complete the first two years of coursework toward a bachelor's degree and then to transfer to a four-year institution. Over 25 career/technical programs are offered with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and certificate options available for students who intend to immediately enter the workforce.

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History

East Central College was founded in 1968 to serve the educational needs of the people in east central Missouri. In that same year, 114 acres (0.46 km2) were purchased for what is now the main campus.

Classes began in rented facilities and at the Union Memorial Auditorium in September 1969 with enrollment at 476 students the first semester. The Administration Building was the first facility built on campus, and it was completed in 1971. The Multipurpose Building came next in 1973, followed by the Vocational-Technical Building in 1978 and the Classroom Building in 1985. The Auditorium/Classroom facility was completed in 1998. The Health & Science Building with almost 52,000 square feet of space, was completed in January 2009.

Degrees and Certificates

East Central College offers three transfer oriented degrees: The Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) designed for individuals interested in pre-engineering, and the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT). Those three programs are designed for individuals who plan to complete the freshman and sophomore years of college at East Central and then transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor's degree.

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and career/technical certificate programs are designed for individuals who plan to enter the workforce after completing the appropriate classes at ECC.

Notable alumni

Athletics

ECC competes as member of the NJCAA in the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference.

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