With the start of the 1998 Spring semester, El Paso Community College opened Mission del Paso, a major educational facility in the east El Paso/Mission Valley Area. It is located at 10700 Gateway East between Americas Avenue and Horizon Blvd. The new facility offers a full range of classes to the far east section of El Paso. All student services are available including admission, registration, financial aid, and counseling.
In the Spring of 2000, the College opened a state-of-the-art Law Enforcement Training Academy which serves area law enforcement agencies to meet their training needs and provides a full spectrum of training programs for security guards and peace officers.
In order to accommodate the continued growth, a new building opened in the Spring of 2004. This building provided much needed space to house instructional labs for ESL, reading, and general tutoring services, along with faculty offices and two multi-purpose classrooms. Mission Early College High School (MECHS) officially opened in August of 2006. MECHS allows accepted students to earn an Associate’s Degree and high school diploma concurrently.