College of ECC


Preparing Graduates to Solve 21st-Century Problems

We recognize the challenges of the 21st century and are committed to prepare graduates who can work cooperatively with other scientists, engineers, and business professionals to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. The academic disciplines within the college provide students with the knowledge and skills to meet these challenges. We welcome your interest in our college, our programs, our faculty, and our students. Please take a few moments to learn more about us!

O'Connell Technology Center
College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management

O'Connell Technology Center (OCNL), Room 410
Phone: 530.898.5963
Fax: 530.898.4070

Surface Mail:
College of ECC (or Dept. name)
California State University, Chico
400 West First Street
Chico, CA 95929-0003


California's Economic Payoff

In April 2012, the Campaign for College Opportunity released a report detailing their key findings to a study called "California's Economic Payoff: Investing in college access and completion."  The report covers a wide number of compelling reasons why it is extremely important and beneficial for the State of California to continue investing in higher education. The report is a "must read" for anyone affiliated with the UC and CSU systems so we can clearly articulate how important our efforts in higher education are to our community and the State of California.


Construction Management Department Chair Awarded Research Grant

Congratulations to Construction Management Chair Joel Arthur who was recently awarded an internal reserach grant for the development of a smart energy magagement system for off-grid PV solor homes.  The CSU, Chico Research Foundation supports faculty scholarship and creative activity by making annual awards to advance important contributions to various fields of study.  For more informaiton about his project, contact Joel Arthur:


ECC Required Student Laptop Purchase

Beginning Fall 2011, students who declare a major or minor in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC) are required to purchase a laptop for use in major coursework. Students who declare prior to Fall 2011 are exempt from this requirement, but are encouraged to participate as well.

Additional information regarding this requirement is available here ...