Why Attend Erie County Community College of PA?
Our mission is to make certain that all graduates are prepared to take meaningful steps in their lives by engaging in new jobs and careers, continuing to learn, and contributing to their communities. Students looking for a purposeful education in a personalized and inclusive learning community, including those who are the first in their families to attend college, will find a home at Erie County Community College of PA.
Providing the People of Erie County Affordable and Accessible Education
The mission of the Erie County Community College of PA is to prepare individuals to succeed in a diverse, supportive, forward-thinking and innovative learning environment.
The College will provide Erie residents affordable education through increased access to vital workforce and academic education options. These options include a combination of two-year degree programs, post-secondary career certificates and technical courses that prepare graduates to meet the critical needs of this region’s workforce and success in a complex global society. The College is an essential partner in meeting this region’s higher education goals for continuous improvement in associate and baccalaureate degree attainment.
Through the sustained efforts of stakeholders, college staff, governing boards, community, business and the public, the College will demonstrate its deep commitment to the contribution to the economic vitality of the Erie community.
News & Events
May 13, 2022
It’s no surprise that, as we close the door on EC3PA’s first academic year, we once again shift our focus forward to what comes next. With the spring semester finished, next up on our immediate radar is the process of launching our first summer session. We’ve timed this session to begin immediately following Memorial Day and to end before August, thereby giving students some downtime both before and after this abbreviated semester.
Free tuition and barrier reduction assistance for county residents is being supported, in whole or in part, by the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund grant awarded to Erie County, Pennsylvania by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.