Academic Degrees and Certificates
EPCC offers more than 130 programs of study to earn an associate's degree or certificate of completion. Getting started toward your higher education goals is just a few steps away.
EPCC is a member of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and competes at the Division I Level in Region V of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Athletic programs include baseball, softball and cross country.
Child Care Services
The El Paso Community College Child Care program was established to provide childcare referral services for El Paso Community College students. The program strives to provide student/parents affordable, safe, and quality childcare. Our goal is to help student/parents achieve their educational dream, excel with their educational studies, and graduate. All of our childcare providers are licensed by The Texas Office of Child Care Services.
The Children’s College offers a wide variety of courses and events including the Spring Arts Festival and Sports Camps geared toward the very young on our community.
EPCC is a member of the El Paso Nurse Educators' Council, which consists of representatives from the Education Department of the various area hospitals, UTEP, and EPCC. Monthly meetings are held to brainstorm, network, and problem solve issues regarding the educational needs of hospital staff.
A variety of non-credit workforce education and community services courses, seminars, conferences, and workshops are available to help meet your lifelong learning needs.
Contract Opportunities Center
The COC web site is a resource for businesses in El Paso County to find useful information about contract opportunities and what we can do to help your business grow.
Distance Education is made up of Videoconferencing courses and Online/Internet courses, which all earn the same college credit as on-campus courses.
The Diversity Programs Office strives to foster and promote cultural awareness and respect not only among employees but among our students and the surrounding El Paso community. Our target is to educate and disseminate information that highlights and celebrates the numerous cultures which construct and impact our world.
Dual Credit Program
EPCC offers fundamental core courses to qualified high school juniors and seniors at high school campuses during daytime periods. Students receive both high school credit and college credit for the courses they take in the dual credit program.
Early College High School
The Early College High School Initiative is designed to allow students to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associate Degree in four years. The key to the success of this initiative is a strong partnership between the school districts and higher education institutions.
El Paso Community College Grants Management Office, under the Division of Research & Development, is responsible for identifying and developing sources of external funding which will support the overall mission of the College. These funds are generally available through contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements upon successful application to a variety of public and private funding sources.
EPCC Health Program is a federally-funded program assisting students to get into a health care profession. The program provides students from disadvantaged backgrounds an opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully compete for admissions to and graduation from health profession programs.
The mission of the Instructional area is to ensure high quality courses and outstanding programs in various delivery modes to all individuals who desire to pursue higher education. In addition, the Instructional area will provide a wide array of support services to foster student success.
Learning Community Program
Learning Communities are groups of courses that are linked together by a common theme. Ideally, learning communities support learning to learn as a social act. Students enrolled will bring the confidence and social energy fostered by membership in the community into the classroom.
Math Science Engineering Program
The Math Science Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) targets Early College High School freshmen as they progress from High School through college STEM courses at EPCC, and eventually transfer to UTEP. MSEIP extends some of the opportunities that EPCC RISE students have to the Transmountain Early College High School (ECHS) students.
The EPCC Mentoring Program is designed to connect students with each other, faculty or staff member who are ready to guide them through their college experience.
National Multicultural Interpreter Project
The project provided program assistance, as applicable, to the other 11 RSA Interpreter Training Projects who provided interpreter education and training opportunities to all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa.
The PREP Program is a free tutoring service designed to help students improve college placement scores. PREP offers students the opportunity to improve placement test scores by reducing time in Developmental Education courses and by meeting various program requirements. All services provided by the PREP Program are FREE!
Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE)
EPCC’s Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) consists of Student, Faculty and Community Development Activities. All activities are aimed at providing underrepresented students with the tools to succeed in college and pursue a biomedical research career and a Ph.D.
SBDC Border Manufacturing and Supplier Search
The program is operated by state governments and hosted by universities and colleges under cooperative agreement. The purpose of the program is to enhance the development of small business enterprises through counseling, technical assistance and training services. Today, there are over 1,100 service centers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center is the largest management and technical assistance program for small businesses in the United States. Enacted by the U. S. Congress in 1980, the program is administered by the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is supported by Congressional appropriations.
El Paso Community College's Teachership Academy is a ten-month professional developmental program designed to provide faculty a cohort experience while focusing on Teaching and Learning.
Upward Bound is designed to develop skills in low-income first- generation students to graduate from high school and enter college.
EPCC offers various programs targeted for dislocated workers and educationally disadvantaged individuals who need to improve their basic academic and vocational skills to meet the needs of business and industry in the El Paso region.