Welcome to Elgin Community College!  

You are now part of a first-class institution with outstanding and dedicated faculty and more than 130 degree and certificate programs. In addition to fostering an inclusive community where every student has a voice, ECC provides an exceptional learning environment and rigorous academic studies to help get you to your next level of success.

Whether you are here to grow your skills to compete in the workforce or earn credits toward a four-year degree, ECC is the best choice for your bright future. With supportive adult education services and a robust First-Year Experience Program, our goal is to ensure that you are equipped with the tools you need to achieve your dreams.

While you are here, take advantage of various resources, including tutoring, academic advising, wellness services, and career development to maximize your success. We welcome those of all abilities and can assist with accommodations you may need. Our Veteran Services can help you make the transition from military to college. If you are seeking ways to get involved, ECC students have access to more than 20 active student clubs and organizations. 

At ECC, we are here to help you navigate college life whether it is on-campus or online and we want to do our part to help you cross the finish line.

I enjoy meeting new and returning students and I look forward to connecting with you virtually or in person. You can make an appointment by contacting my office at 847-214-7374.

Best wishes for an excellent year!

David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM