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Registration Underway for EMCC’s Annual Kids College Program

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June 2, 2021                                                                  

More in-person classes offered this summer

AVONDALE, ARIZONA, June 2 – Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is excited to offer more in-person Kids College classes this summer! The annual program is open to children ages 8 to 16. Classes, which last three days to six weeks, begin in June and July.

Class topics range from “Culinary Kids — the Bakery” and “Creating with Art” to “Intro. to 3D Printing and Design” and “Sign Language for Kids.” New this year is “Wild About EMCC: Experience Nature in our Backyard.” The course is designed to introduce students to the collection of native and pet-trade species maintained within the Life Science Division at EMCC. Students will learn about the care, ecology, and handling of numerous reptiles, arthropods, and small mammals used in EMCC’s Animal Ambassadors Community Outreach Program. Students will also help harvest vegetables in EMCC’s teaching garden, survey for burrowing owls around the campus’ artificial burrows, feed the college’s outdoor turtles, and create several nature-themed crafts.

EMCC has once again partnered with Black Rocket to offer live online computer gaming and coding classes. Through these classes, students can learn to make their own video games, create an animated Minecraft video on YouTube, or learn the basics of coding languages such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, just to name a few.

To ensure the safety of both the students and professors, in-person Kids College classes will be reduced in size and everyone will practice social distancing with masks. In-person classes will take place at EMCC, 3000 N. Dysart Road, Avondale.

Registration is currently underway for all Kids College classes. Parents are urged to register their children early due to the reduced class sizes. Class fees vary and some require an additional supply fee. To learn more about Kids College, view a class list, including descriptions, and enroll your child, go to


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Estrella Mountain Community College is one of the ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. A Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), EMCC offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates, and short-term job training to more than 14,000 students annually. The flagship campus is located on Thomas and Dysart roads in Avondale. Classes are also offered online and at the EMCC @ West-MEC Southwest Campus at 500 N. Verrado Way, Buckeye.

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