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A Message from the President

El Centro President José Adames

Welcome to El Centro College! I am pleased that you have chosen us to help you reach your educational goals.
El Centro College is a comprehensive college dedicated to student success and completion.

We offer academic transfer, career, technical, workforce training, adult basic education and personal enrichment courses in various formats including day, evening, weekend and on-line.  Our group of talented faculty members who are committed to excellence in teaching and learning and helping you achieve your goals of higher education.  We provide a welcoming educational environment with caring faculty and staff, modern facilities, state-of-art equipment and laboratories, and extensive partnerships with business leaders and industry.  At El Centro College, we are proud of our full range of high quality support services designed to help advance your education.

Since our founding in 1966, the success of our students has been the college’s highest priority.  Our mission and purpose, Changing Lives Through Higher Education, guides what we do to help students.

El Centro College is a place to fulfill your educational goals and to grow as a person.  We offer opportunities to participate in student clubs and organizations that will help enhance your personal growth and development.

Our faculty, staff and students are ready to share their excitement about being a part of a special college. You will find that the greatest strength of El Centro College is its people.

We look forward to greeting you in person and sharing the wonderful things happening at El Centro College.


José Adames, Ed.D.