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Encyclopedia > Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College is a post secondary educational institution which awards Associate of Arts degrees. It was founded in 1949 as part of Elgin Area School District U46. Community College District #509 was formed 17 years later in 1966, a year after Illinois legislators created the Illinois Public Community College System. Most of the District is in Kane County with portions in DeKalb, Cook, McHenry, and DuPage. The 360 square mile District serves 300,000 people, 11,000 businesses, four public school districts, and 15 high schools. U46 Logo Elgin Area School District U46 is a school district in Illinois [1]. It serves an area of some 90 square miles in Cook, DuPage and Kane Counties. ... In Canada and the United States, a community college, sometimes called a technical college, county college, junior college or a city college, is an educational institution providing higher education and lower-level tertiary education, granting certificates, diplomas, and Associates degrees to people like laertes. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed January 16, 1836 Seat Geneva Area  - Total  - Water 1,357 km² (524 mi²) 9 km² (4 mi²) 0. ... Location in the state of Illinois Formed 1836 Seat Sycamore Area  - Total  - Water 1,645 km² (634 mi²) 2 km² (1 mi²) 0. ...



Originally classes were offered at Elgin High School. In 1970, the main campus opened in Southwest Elgin, Illinois on land previously used as the Elgin State Hospital farm. The main campus includes an art gallery, performing arts center, a gymnasium/event center and a baseball field. Incorporated City in 1854. ...

Classes are now also offered at the Streamwood, Illinois Village Hall and the Fountain Square Campus on Spring St. in downtown Elgin. Streamwood is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ...

ECC also offers telelearning courses with lectures on video tape or DVD and computer-based instruction. Tests for distance learning classes are taken at on-campus testing centers.


Student athletes compete in regional and national tournaments in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference. Men compete in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis. Women compete in Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball.[1] The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ...


  1. ^ http://www.elgin.edu/athindex.asp?id=6596

External Links

  • Official Website

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Cities, Towns and Villages Algonquin | Aurora | Barrington Hills | Batavia | Big Rock | Burlington | Carpentersville | East Dundee | Elburn | Elgin | Geneva | Gilberts | Hampshire | Huntley | Lily Lake | Maple Park | Montgomery | North Aurora | Pingree Grove | St. Charles | Sleepy Hollow | South Elgin | Sugar Grove | Virgil | Wayne | West Dundee
Townships Aurora | Batavia | Big Rock | Blackberry | Burlington | Campton | Dundee | Elgin | Geneva | Hampshire | Kaneville | Plato | Rutland | St. Charles | Sugar Grove | Virgil
Points of Interest Fox River | Golden Corridor | Great Western Trail | Illinois Prairie Path | Illinois Technology and Research Corridor
Higher Education Aurora University | Elgin Community College | Judson College | National-Louis University | Waubonsee Community College
Hospitals Delnor Hospital | Sherman Hospital
Airports Aurora Airport

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Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra (formerly the Elgin Area Youth Orchestra) was founded in 1976 at the request of Margaret Hillis and sponsored initially by the Elgin Symphony League.
Elgin Public Museum is the oldest building in the state of Illinois built to house a museum that still serves that purpose.
Elgin Choral Union was founded in 1947 by C. Dean Chipman whose goal was to form a large enough to perform Brahms' A German Requiem.
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