ECC to Expand Touchless Entry Door Upgrades for Greater Security, Access

September 27, 2021
East Central College will expand the scope of work for its touchless entry doors to provide better access, and increased safety at college facilities. That’s thanks to a vote by the Board of Trustees Sept. 20 that approved a $31,067 change order for the work being conducted by TSI Global Companies, St. Charles. The access… View Article

ECC Boot Camp Teaches Skills to Begin a Career in Manufacturing

September 24, 2021
For Rebecca Bruton, a recent manufacturing boot camp at East Central College opened her eyes to potential employers, and even landed her a job with one. Bruton, of Washington, was one of six participants in ECC’s Center for Workforce Development’s Pre-apprenticeship Manufacturing Boot Camp program held this summer. “My incentive to enroll in the boot… View Article

Financial Aid Workshops at ECC

September 21, 2021
East Central College’s financial aid department will hold a series of workshops to help students fill out the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) over the course of several evenings. FAFSA Nights will be held in Buescher Hall, Union, room 103 and 214 from 5-6:30 p.m. on the following dates: Tuesday, Oct. 5;… View Article

ECC’s HIM Program Trains Students for Health Care Field

September 21, 2021
East Central College’s Health Information Management (HIM) program offers an option for anyone looking to work in the health care field, but not in a bedside setting. The HIM program trains students to fill a pivotal role within the medical environment – connecting clinical, operational and administrative functions. Health information managers organize, oversee and protect… View Article

ECC Sees Enrollment Increase for the Fall 2021 Semester

September 21, 2021
More students are enrolled at East Central College than during each of the past two fall semesters. Enrollment is up 2.5 percent in total student headcount in the fall 2021 semester compared to the fall 2020 semester. There are 2,657 students enrolled this fall compared to 2,593 to the 2020 fall semester, a difference of… View Article

ECC Adjunct Published Scholarly Piece in Journal

September 16, 2021
East Central College adjunct instructor Dr. Micah Miller recently was published in an academic journal geared toward early Christianity. Miller is in his second year as an adjunct at ECC where he teaches World Religions and Introduction to Writing. In the spring, he is slated to teach a New Testament class. His article, “The Unity… View Article

Robert Whitworth — Prioritizing Education Through AEL Program

September 16, 2021
With a full-time job, 17 grandkids, a wife working a full-time job and striving to build a new home, Robert Whitworth has his hands full. And yet, here he is, challenging himself to earn his High School Equivalency (HSE) credential. That’s why he enrolled in East Central College’s Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) HSE preparation… View Article

Deadline to Apply for Nursing Program Approaches

September 14, 2021
There is a little over two months until the deadline to apply for East Central College’s Nursing program, a highly competitive program with a limited number of seats. Applications for the program are due Dec. 1 for classes that begin in August 2022. Students in the Fall 2022 cohort would graduate in May 2024. The… View Article

ECC Alum Trenton Garvey is ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ Winner

September 14, 2021
East Central College graduate Trenton Garvey was named the winner of “Hell’s Kitchen: Young Guns” Monday night on Fox. Garvey graduated from ECC Culinary Arts Program in 2016 and he was taught by the current Culinary Arts Program Coordinator Chef Mike Palazzola, and previous program coordinator Chef Ted Hirschi. Palazzola remembers Garvey as a student… View Article

Fitts Named EMS Program Coordinator of the Year

September 13, 2021
To anyone who knows Tom Fitts, it comes as no surprise that he would be recognized with a statewide award for his work as the EMS Program Coordinator for East Central College. But Fitts, who is well-known and respected in the area’s EMS community, was caught off guard when friends and family gathered to present… View Article