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   COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are strongly encouraged 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.  For more information visit



Community Education at Estrella Mountain College is happy to assist you. We've tried to answer some of the most frequently asked questions below. If you still are in need of information, after reviewing these, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 623-535-2800.

Sign up early as class sizes are limited. If the class you want to take is full, contact Community Education at (623) 535-2800 to be placed on a waiting list. On occasion, a second class may be formed if there are enough names on the list.

Courses that do not meet a minimum student enrollment are subject to cancellation. Please check our website 24 hours before the class starts. We will post information there regarding cancellations. Every effort will also be made to notify you by telephone to transfer you to another section, find you an alternate course, or process your refund.

We no longer mail class confirmation, receipts, reminders to pay, or notices that you have been dropped form a class for non-payment. You can, however, confirm your class status and print your schedule and receipt from your on-line student account at To confirm your class or class location call (623) 535-2800.

Most classes are held at EMCC Main campus, unless otherwise noted. Locations listed as TBA will usually be held on the Main campus. Please check for class location, or call (623) 535-2800.  You can also check the appropriate class listing section on this website a few days prior to class for updated room numbers.

You must be at least 18 years to register for a non-credit course, unless otherwise noted.  Kids College classes are for children ages 4-18 and each class has its own age requirement.

Some classes have required or optional supplies and books in addition to the course fee, which is noted in the course description. Art supply lists can be found in the EMCC link area on the website, click on materials. On occasion courses are cancelled for low enrollment. Prior to investing in new materials, call Community Education at (623) 535-2800 one week prior to the start date to verify class status.

Class costs and fees will be refunded in full for classes canceled by EMCC. Class costs and fees will also be refunded if student withdraws from a class 24 hours before the first class meeting. Failure to attend class does not guarantee being withdrawn or being eligible for a refund. Responsibility for withdrawing remains with the students. Students may withdraw from a class by contacting Admissions and Records in person or by telephone at (623) 935-8888.

Well-lit parking is located around the perimeter of the campus. Emergency call phones that ring directly to College Safety are located in parking areas. Buildings are accessible with convenient handicap parking. You do not have to pay to park at EMCC. Parking permits are not required for one day classes. For classes that meet more than once a semester, please contact College Safety at (623) 935-8915 to determine if you need to obtain a parking permit.

Students who require any special services should contact the Disability Resource Center at (623) 935-8935 for more information on these services at least two weeks prior to class.

You may register at our campus or by calling (623) 935-8888 or faxing your enrollment form to (623) 935-8848. Payment is expected at the time of registration to ensure your place in class. Students will have an email address and Student identification Number assigned upon enrollment. Classes are designed for adults 18 years and older unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met.