Graduates earn 1,592 degrees, certificates from El Centro College


About 28.1 percent of the 1,592 degrees and certificates handed out by El Centro College in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the public institution in Dallas conferred 323 associate's degrees and 124 certificates in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a associate's degree in general studies. Data shows the school gave out 412 associate's degrees in general studies, followed by 215 associate's degrees in registered nursing/registered nurse and 155 certificates in culinary arts/chef training.

The college enrolled 10,797 students for 2017-18, all of whom were enrolled in undergraduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Associates degrees
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
215
-
215
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
-
62
62
Medical/Clinical Assistant
-
38
38
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
23
9
32
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
22
1
23
Surgical Technology/Technologist
16
-
16
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
-
14
14
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
14
-
14
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
13
-
13
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
13
-
13
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
7
-
7
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
-
-
-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
-
-
-
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
323
124
447
28.1
General Studies
412
-
412
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
412
-
412
25.9
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
29
155
184
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
19
27
46
Personal and Culinary Services total
48
182
230
14.4
Business Administration and Management, General
23
44
67
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
9
39
48
Accounting
9
36
45
Business/Commerce, General
9
2
11
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
-
8
8
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
6
-
6
Receptionist
-
6
6
Management Information Systems, General
-
2
2
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
56
137
193
12.1
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
2
79
81
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
-
25
25
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
11
12
23
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
4
17
21
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
-
5
5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
17
138
155
9.7
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
79
-
79
Legal Professions and Studies total
79
-
79
5
Interior Design
22
1
23
Fashion/Apparel Design
19
-
19
Music, General
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
41
1
42
2.6
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician
4
11
15
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
7
-
7
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
11
11
22
1.4
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
11
-
11
Secondary Education and Teaching
1
-
1
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
-
-
-
Education total
12
-
12
0.8
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
-
-
-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
-
-
-
-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
-
-
-
-
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
-
-
-
Science Technologies/Technicians total
-
-
-
-

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