Erie Community College


Erie Community College

Erie Community College is a two-year community college that is part of the 64-campus SUNY system. 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 Association Region 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 1960 the college moved to its North Campus location in Williamsville. In 1968 the name was changed to its present designation. The City Campus in Buffalo opened in 1971 and the South Campus in Orchard Park opened in 1974.

Alumni

* Joel Giambra, former County Executive of Erie County, New York
* "Baby" Joe Mesi, heavyweight boxer

External links

* [http://www.ecc.edu Official website]


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