- Erie Community College
Erie Community College is a two-year
community collegethat is part of the 64-campus SUNYsystem. It is the fourth largest community college in New York State.ECC serves Erie County and the surrounding communities of Western New York. The college currently enrolls more than 13,000 students. The college has three main campuses, located in Williamsville, Buffalo, and Orchard Park. ECC offers more than 80 associate degree and certificate programs, non-credit courses and training programs.
The ECC athletic teams (22 varsity sports) are called the Kats. As a member of the
National Junior College Athletic AssociationRegion III Division and the Western New York Athletic Conference, ECC teams compete against two-year and four-year institutions throughout the Northeast.
The college began as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences at Buffalo in
1946. A few years after it joined the State University system in 1948, it became Erie County Technical Institute in 1953. In 1960the college moved to its North Campus location in Williamsville. In 1968the name was changed to its present designation. The City Campus in Buffalo opened in 1971and the South Campus in Orchard Park opened in 1974.
* [http://www.ecc.edu Official website]
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