Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) has been making high-quality, affordable
education accessible in The West Valley since 1992. As a member of the Maricopa Community Colleges (MCCCD), one of the largest and oldest community college districts in the United States, EMCC has driven personal and professional growth to help students achieve their goals. With smaller class sizes; lower costs; in-person, online, and hybrid learning options; and support focused on the unique educational and personal needs of our students, EMCC has been able to provide the associate degrees and professional certificates needed to help students and the community thrive. Located in one of the fastest-growing regions of the county, EMCC enrolls approximately 15,000 students annually and is planned to be a large comprehensive learning college of more than 40,000 students.
EMCC @ West-MEC Southwest Campus is EMCC’s western location in Buckeye, south of the I-10 at Verrado Way. The campus adds to the college’s ability to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities in a technical training facility that prepares them for the workforce — especially the energy and manufacturing industries. EMCC has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.