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Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - CAMPUS CLOSED: Summer 2020 in-person and hybrid courses have been moved online. Online/distance classes are continuing as scheduled. Students should log in to Canvas to access their courses. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.  Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  Sign up for Rave Alerts  |  Need EMCC Help Now?  |  Log in to Canvas

What Type of Class Is Right for Me?

At Estrella Mountain, students experience a collaborative and stimulating environment which stresses a solid foundation of general education. Each facet of the EMCC experience is designed to provide you with the necessary information, knowledge, abilities, intellectual concepts, and perspectives needed to achieve your academic and personal goals.

Estrella Mountain offers a variety of classes with different delivery modes, formats and requirements. If you're looking to discover they type of class that might be right for your life and schedule, check out the helpful information below.

Types of Classes and Formats


Winter Intersession classes are four-week online classes that are offered in between the end of the fall semester and the beginning of the spring semester. Winter Intersession allows students to complete courses in a shorter period of time. These fast-paced, short-term classes do not reduce the amount of student work or effort required to succeed in the course.