The ECC Mission


The mission of El Centro College is changing lives through higher education. El Centro College provides opportunities responsive to the academic, workforce, and personal needs of our diverse community.


El Centro College is a comprehensive community college founded by the Dallas County Community College District in 1966. The college anticipates and responds to the educational needs of students and employers by providing three types of programs: academic credit-transfer, technical-occupational, and non-credit continuing education.

To accomplish its mission, El Centro College has identified the following strategic priorities: Student Success, Employee Development, Workforce Development, Community Impact, Effectiveness, and Leader College.

El Centro College carries out its mission in a culture that values excellence, integrity, innovation, inclusiveness, and stewardship.