Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD), and is the newest in the district. MCCCD is one of the largest and oldest community college districts in the United States.
Since opening in 1992, 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.
Located on the EMCC Avondale campus, the SouthWest Skill Center provides short-term training programs for immediate job entry into skilled professions, focusing on Industrial Skills and Healthcare professions.
EMCC Buckeye campus opened in 2011 and is located in the heart of downtown Buckeye, next to Buckeye Union High School. The full-service campus brings college education to the expanding Southwest Valley, and provides convenient access to a variety of degree-tracked, job-training, and community education courses.
EMCC is a Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.