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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


Buy a Brick, Build a Legacy



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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. EMCC is a Hispanic Serving Institution through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.

In 1992, EMCC began as a small but innovative learning center in an Avondale shopping center. The College enrollment has grown in 24 of the 25 years and recently launched an alumni association. A tremendous testament to the growth of the west valley and the fact that the college has grown with the community to be a premier educational institution locally, regionally and nationally.  EMCC is an educational and cultural cornerstone for the west valley, offering online courses and three on-site learning locations – the main campus in Avondale, the Buckeye campus and EMCC @ West-MEC.  

EMCC is proud of its legacy in the west valley and is committed to build on this solid foundation for continued growth and service to our vibrant community.



Our entire campus community identified a special area to place the College time capsule at the conclusion of the 25th Anniversary in December 2017.

True to the Estrella Way, the college came together from designing, to building, to make this time capsule placement a unique and creative space – the Estrella Legacy Patio.

The Estrella Legacy Patio highlights our college logo with the diamond in the center. The College time capsule is at the tip of the diamond in front of the commemorative stone. Each brick sponsorship will be placed in the design acknowledging the individual or organization’s support of EMCC student scholarships.

By buying a brick you will be part of building EMCC’s legacy. A legacy that we are proud of and one that we are excited to grow for the future.

Please join us in celebrating EMCC’s proud legacy and supporting educational opportunities for our students.


Access to college is critical. Your brick sponsorship will grow the Accelerating College Completion through Endowment Scholarship Support (ACCESS) endowment fund. Each dollar donated to this fund will be matched by the U.S.Department of Education.

We are proud to partner with the following local Arizona companies: Carved in Stone of Arizona (brick engraving), Lane Award Manufacturing (commemorative display cases) and EMCC’s own maker space, the STEAM ENGINE (name plates).