Since opening in 1992, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) has worked to create a “sense of place” that expresses the historical and cultural values of the surrounding communities, while providing students with meaningful and engaging learning environments. Located in the fastest growing region of the county, Estrella Mountain enrolls approximately 15,000 students annually and is master-planned to be a large comprehensive learning college of more than 40,000 students.
EMCC is a Title V, Hispanic Serving Institution through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.
Located on the EMCC Avondale campus, the SouthWest Skill Center became part of EMCC in 2000 and has provided more than 3,000 students with quality short-term training programs for immediate job entry into skilled professions.
In fall of 2011, EMCC opened up its Buckeye Educational Center located in the heart of downtown Buckeye. The Center extends the edcuational reach of EMCC to the expanding Southwest Valley, and provides convenient access to a variety of degree-tracked, job-training, and community education courses.
EMCC is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), and is the newest in the district.