Student Services Directory

At El Centro College we are dedicated to ensuring your success by providing a variety of free student services and programs to support your learning experience. While your instructor will be a valuable sources of information about El Centro, you may have need to contact an individual specialist in a specific service area for additional help. Below you will find detailed information on the various free student services and programs provided to El Centro College students.

Ask a Librarian

If you have questions related to school assignments or related research, please feel comfortable contacting our library for assistance.

We will:
  • brainstorm ideas to begin your research
  • help you locate sources of information 
  • discuss related topics
  • offer you tips on how to use the library online or on campus
Often, the information you want isn't available on the Internet, but is available through our library databases. Our librarians will recommend databases that are relevant to your topic or course.

Online Tutoring

The Learning Center currently offers online tutoring for the following courses: SCIT, math, chemistry, and writing. Online tutoring hours vary by semester. If you have any questions about online tutoring, email

Student Lingo (On-Demand Student Success Workshops)

Access videos and other resources that will teach you strategies for succeeding in college.

Student Handbook

Take time to read your Student Handbook. It provides information about the instructional and student support services offered to help you be successful at El Centro College. Taking advantage of the many resources available at our college can help you become a better student and accelerate your progress towards completing your academic goals.

El Centro College Student Services Directory

Student Services Home PageDescription of ServicesContact
Academic AdvisingWhether your goal is to transfer to a university or obtain the skills that you need to enter the workforce directly from El Centro, academic advisors are trained and ready to help your build a plan for accomplishing your educational goals. Contact
Adult Resource CenterThe Adult Resource Center prepares and supports enrolled students of El Centro College who are single parents, single pregnant women, and displaced homemakers. All eligible students must demonstrate financial need. We help you meet the challenges of entering/re-entering the workforce, and all services are provided on a “first-come-first-serve" basis. Visit your one-stop center for advising and assistance today! Contact
Assessment CenterThe Assessment Center provides a wide range of services including:
  • Assessment Testing
  • Instructional Testing
  • Teacher Certification Exams.
  • TSI Testing
The Assessment Center is a closed center. Only those students who are enrolled or are about to enroll in El Centro College may be assessed.
Career ServicesCareer Services is the "One Stop Shop" for all your Career, Job Search, and Hiring needs.
Build a resume, prepare for interviews, and share your professional credentials online. Optimal Resume Career &Talent Suite is an online career companion, available 24/7 from any internet-connected computer. Optimal Resume is a valuable and convenient one stop site for career tools. ECC students and alumni have access to several key learning modules that will greatly help during their time as students and beyond.
Cooperative Education
(Co-Op Forms)
All the forms needed for Co-Op can be found and downloaded from here.
Student Counseling CenterThe mission of El Centro College Student Counseling Center (SCC) supports the mission of the college by providing students with counseling services that allow them to improve and maintain well-being while pursuing their educational goals. Contact
Disability ServicesThe Disability Services Office (DSO) was established in 1978 for the purpose of ensuring that students with disabilities are provided equal access to all programs and activities available at the college. By providing individually designed services, administered by an experienced staff of rehabilitation professionals, Disability Services seeks to minimize the barriers caused by disability and maximize each student's opportunity for educational success. Contact
Dual CreditThe best of both worlds. Juniors and seniors at participating high schools can begin earning credit at El College while earning credit toward your high school diploma. Your college tuition is waived. You can begin learning what you need to know to improve your success at a four-year college or university or you can begin preparing yourself to enter a high-paying career as early as the 12th grade. To sum it up, you save time, money and improve your academic performance. Contact
eFollett Book StoreTextbooks! In-store and online…your bookstore has the right textbooks, right now! Simply choose your classes and we'll show you what you need. Contact
Free DART PassRegister for at least 6 credit hours during the fall or spring semesters or 3 credit hours during the summer. Also available to non-credit students enrolled in at least 96 contact hours in a single quarter, 48 hours in the summer. DART Schedules
Financial AidThe primary goal of financial aid is to assist students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend college. The college financial aid office administers grants, loans, scholarships and part-time employment. To learn more about student financial aid programs, visit (federal web site) and (state web site). To reflect changes in students eligibility and needs and changes in the cost of attendance, applications are required annually. Financial aid is awarded for one academic year at a time.
It is important to read all information carefully to ensure compliance with regulations governing receipt and maintenance of financial aid funds.
Health CenterServices we offer:
  • Routine Health Assessments
  • First Aid/Emergency Referral
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Blood Pressure/Pulse Checks
  • Diabetic Screenings
  • Routine Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Community Referrals
  • Health/Wellness Education
  • HIV Testing (Monthly, By Appoint)
  • Tuberculosis Skin Testing
  • Various Immunizations
Learning CenterThe Learning Center's programs provide supplemental instruction, tutoring, workshops, and technology resources that inspire and aid El Centro College students not only to achieve academic success, but also to become independent learners. These programs support learning by teaching strategies that help increase students' understanding of course content and by introducing and polishing study skills that improve their performance. Contact
LibraryLooking for personalized help with books or media? The El Centro College Library is the place to head. They will assist you in looking for articles and help you search Online Databases. Other services include Ask a Librarian. Contact
Multicultural CenterEl Centro College has about 150 international students studying from over 40 countries around the world. The purpose of this office is to make every student's dream come true. Contact
Office 365/
Student Email
All students get FREE Microsoft Office 365. Office 365 includes Outlook email (which we call DCCCD Student Email), an online calendar, the Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more) and OneDrive document storage. Install Office 365 now.
Students who have not installed Office 365 yet will automatically be assigned a free email account when registering. Each student will have his or her own unique email address.

Online TutoringThe Learning Center currently offers online tutoring for the following courses: SCIT, math, chemistry, and writing. Online tutoring hours vary by semester. If you have any questions about online tutoring, email Contact
Rising StarThe El Centro Rising Star Office provides academic and financial student support services to low income, high performing Dallas county high school graduates, in an effort to provide them access to a quality education in an urban, multicultural setting. Contact
Office of Student LifeThe Office of Student Life provides El Centro students essential co-curricular activities on campus. It offers various activities and programs for students, faculty, staff and the community. Included are activities which enhance individual development, promote social and cultural interaction and provide entertainment and academic enrichment to all El Centro College students. Contact
Student Clubs and OrganizationsEl Centro has a number of Student Clubs and Organizations. Some of those include: Allied Health Students, American Institute of Architecture, Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, Chess Club, Conflict Resolution Society, Culinary Students Association, Delta Epsilon Chi, Echocardiography Health Organization, El Centro Information Technology Society, El Centro Dragons RPG, El Centro College Lamba Club, El Centro Math Society, El Centro Performing Arts, El Centro Socratic Café, El Centro Spanish Club, El Centro Visual Culture Society, Fashion Society of ECC FKA Apparel Design, Fellowship of All Christians (FAC), Information Technology Society, Latino Organization of Mentors and Scholars (LOMAS), Medical Laboratory Technology, Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), Paralegal Student Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Radiology, Rising Star Club, Sonography Club, Society for the Advancement of Management, Student Government, Student Ambassadors, Student Nursing Association, Students in Free Enterprise, Inc., Teacher Education Preparatory Program, The Melvin B. Tolson Debate Society, Visual Arts Club, Vocational Student Nurses, and Writing Club
Office of Student Veteran ServicesWhether you’re currently serving in the military, a veteran or a veteran’s dependent, we want to help you succeed in college and enjoy the full value of your active duty or veteran’s educational benefits. Contact