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Erie Community College provides superior opportunities for job placement, transfer preparation, and lifelong learning by offering current, continuously assessed academic programs which serve the needs of a diverse student population and provide the education and skills students need to compete and be successful in a changing economic climate.

ECC grants two-year Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees in the areas of Business and Public Service, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Engineering and Technologies. More than 25 certificate programs, which focus on skills required for direct entry into the workplace, are also offered. The college’s Department of Workforce Development provides specialized training for students, employees and members of the community who wish to upgrade their professional skills and training. ECC’s many college transfer agreements allow students who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree to easily transfer credit to a wide range of four-year colleges and universities.

ECC is a member of the 64-campus SUNY system, and is fully accredited by the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the New York State Board of Regents. Many of the professional curricula are also accredited by specialized agencies.

Program Showcase

Dental Assisting

Primarily trained to assist the dentist during chair side procedures, a licensed dental assistant may also perform a variety of supportive services under direct supervision of the dentist.


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