Outstanding Facilities & Small Classes

AZY Dedication

The 22-acre Main Campus in Newark features the A. Zachary Yamba multilevel megastructure covering three city blocks, the Cleo Hill, Sr. multipurpose Physical Education Building/Child Development Center complex, the Center for Health Services, the Center for Technology, and the Clara E. Dasher Student Center.

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Among the resources of the 502,000-square-foot megastructure are state-of-the-art laboratories, high tech classrooms with advanced teaching modalities, the Mary B. Burch Theater for Performing Arts, and a newly renovated library equipped with online public access catalog stations, a computer lab for instruction in information literacy, and extensive resource materials.

WEX Grand Opening

West Essex Branch Campus

The West Essex branch campus of ECC, located on Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell, meets the education and training needs of people who live and work in the western part of Essex County, and offers a wide range of credit and non-credit courses, as well as Associates Degrees in several areas. Students attending this branch campus may complete Associates Degree requirements in the following Transferrable majors: Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The facility includes state-of-the art computer labs, science labs, a library, a student center, and the same student support services that are offered at the main campus. Ample onsite parking and access to public transportation make the campus an ideal location.

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New Facilities and Continuation of Academic Programs for the West Essex Branch Campus

Essex County College received funding for the creation of a dramatically new, modern building, that will offer enhanced student and academic services. Work on the new building will begin in the Summer – Fall 2021 opened for classes in the Fall 2023 semester and a ceremonial Grand Opening was held on September 29, 2023.

Small Classes

At ECC, most of the classes are small, usually with no more than 25 to 30 students, ensuring that students receive personal attention. Faculty not only have outstanding mastery of their subject areas but are also known for their personal commitment to their students.

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Physical Education Building

A facility that includes a recently renovated Gymnasium, Classrooms and a Strength and Fitness Room. Dedicated in honor of Newark native, Cleo Hill, Sr, a former long serving ECC Basketball Coach as well as a renowned athlete on the NJ State and national stages. https://www.essex.edu/news/ecc-gym-dedicated-in-honor-of-legendary-coach-cleo-hill-sr/