Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Estrella Mountain Community College

Keeping You Safe this Semester

At EMCC, your safety is our highest priority, which is why we are pleased to offer four ways to learn, so you can choose the option that works best for you.


In Person

This is the traditional classroom format, where classes meet on campus, only in a face-to-face environment.


Hybrid: In Person and Online

Hybrid classes combine the convenience of online work with weekly class meetings on campus.


Live Online

With Live Online sessions, you'll have the chance to interact with your instructor and classmates in a virtual environment.


Online on Your Time

All coursework is done online, but there are no specific times when you need to be in front of your computer.

On-Campus Protocols

As part of our college safety measures:

  • Face coverings or masks are required while on campus
  • Social distancing is highly recommended
  • Routinely check for fever or symptoms of illness before coming to campus
  • Notify their instructor or campus contact if they are not feeling well, and stay home
  • Not touch their nose or mouth, and if they do, wash their hands and use hand sanitizer right away

Please note, the campus is currently open for both in-person and online student services. If you have questions or need assistance, we encourage you to visit us in-person, contact us by phone, email, or chat. We are here to help!

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Ready to get started at EMCC?

Are you ready to take your career, and your life, to the next level? Estrella Mountain Community College can help you get there! Follow our four-step enrollment process to start on the path toward a better future.


Number 1

Get Admitted

Create an account, apply for admission, and submit proof of identification.


Number 2

Determine Placement

Use your high school transcripts, ACT score, SAT score, GED score, or placement test.


Number 3

Register for Courses

Attend orientation, see an academic advisor, and register for classes.


Number 4

Pay Tuition and Fees

Make payment arrangements and pay fees.


Get Started Today!


Adult learners: Your success is our success!

As an adult, you know that the world moves at a rapid pace. Responsibilities, professions, and entire industries change overnight.

While some see rapid change as an obstacle, you see it as an opportunity to be better and stronger.

We're here to help.

Whether you're recareering, getting additional certification, or securing the degree you need to move ahead, we can help you meet all of your educational and professional goals.

Visit our Flexible Learning Options for Adults page to learn more.


3000 North Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ 85392

Estrella Mountain Community College was established in 1992 and is the newest of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges. With community input and a dedication to sustainability, the campus was created to be a proud exhibit of contemporary architecture among a responsibly-planned desert landscape that enhances the learning experience.

500 North Verrado Way, Buckeye, AZ 85326

Estrella Mountain Community College is one component of a first-of-its-kind partnership between a public utility, a community college and a joint technical high school district. The EMCC location at the West-MEC Southwest Campus offers student services such as advisement, admissions and registration and placement testing to both high school students and the local community.


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