Choosing the right college major or program of study is the best way to ensure that you receive the most out of your education and enjoy a career that motivates and excites you. Understanding your strengths, knowing your options, and navigating resources all contribute to your success at ECC and beyond.

As a student, you are responsible for your educational choices and decisions. To support you along the way, students are assigned an academic advisor, who will help you understand your options and make informed decisions. The advisor/advisee relationship requires participation and involvement from both parties and is nurtured during your entire educational experience at ECC.

Creating an education plan--a personalized sequence of courses--should be done in collaboration with your academic advisor to ensure you meet your educational and career goals. Your advisor will help you select courses that will:

  • Allow you to explore strengths and interests.
  • Meet prerequisites for future required classes.
  • Satisfy certificate and degree requirements for graduation.
  • Meet admissions and general education requirements of your intended transfer college/university and major department.
  • Meet the foundation course requirements for your transfer college major.

Completion of an education plan is important for students intending to earn an ECC certificate or degree and for those planning to transfer to another institution. Since course requirements vary by major and transfer school, the best way to ensure your courses will transfer is meet with your academic advisor early and regularly to discuss your ECC program requirements, intended major, and transfer school options.

Please visit the Student Success Center to make an appointment with a career development specialist for assistance in choosing a major or with an academic advisor to complete an education plan. To schedule an appointment call 847-214-7390, or stop by the Student Success Center in Building B, Room B120.