Welcome to Estrella Mountain Community College

Embark on an educational journey at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), a unique place where you can achieve your dreams and transform your life. With our community partnerships, commitment to learning, and entrepreneurial spirit, you’ll feel the positive impact we’re making in the Southwest Valley. Join our family!

Dynamic learning spaces

We’ve moved past traditional classrooms. Experience our learning studios, which enhance education with flexible spaces, furnishings, and technology.

Innovative partnerships

Gain state-of-the-art work experience as a result of our industry and educational partnerships and programs.

Unique programs and events

Discover the countless ways to get involved and find the support you need to help you graduate, such as through Engage Estrella, a mentorship program.

A dynamic learning environment

Committed to teaching, learning, and caring

At EMCC, learning is our No. 1 priority. Our students learn in meaningful and engaging ways, by collaborating and innovating within our diverse community. Our students, employees, and community thrive, thanks to our commitment to TLC teaching, learning, and caring. We value:


• Diversity

• Collaboration

• Innovation

• Sustainability

Experience our diverse community

Experience our diverse community

EMCC brings together students, instructors, alumni, and community members from throughout the Southwest Valley. Here, you’ll discover:

• Events that help veterans, young women, and those in need

• Community partnerships that benefit society

• A diverse student community in a college that is designated both a Hispanic-Serving and Minority-Serving Institution

Master the arts

Master the arts

Act, dance, create music, master photography, and learn multimedia all in EMCC’s beautiful 30,000-square-foot fine arts building. Here, you can study:

• Art

• Dance

• Interdisciplinary Storytelling

• Multimedia

• Performing Arts/Theatre

• Photography


Students who completed degrees and certificates in 2015-16 – a record high.


Raised as part of the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation district-wide Student Success Campaign.


Internships listed with local communities to continue the commitment to social awareness and job readiness.

Be a proud Lion

Be a proud Lion

Be a proud Estrella Mountain Lion and join our golf and cross-country programs. Compete for team and individual championships while you focus on academic achievement, leadership development, and personal and social growth.

The campus experience

EMCC's approximately 15,000 students enjoy meaningful, engaging learning experiences at a college that showcases the historical and cultural values of the Southwest Valley. We are passionate about education. At EMCC, your success is our success.
Main campus – Avondale

Main campus – Avondale

Our 135-acre main campus boasts contemporary architecture and desert landscaping that enhance the learning experience.


Regions restaurant

As part of the culinary studies program, students prepare all of the food at the college-operated restaurant, Regions.

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Skills Education

The Buckeye Educational Center and EMCC @ West-MEC Southwest Campus offer a variety of learning options and student services. Classes are offered in the day, evening, on campus, and in hybrid formats.

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STEAM Engine

EMCC’s STEAM Engine “makerspace” is a lab that helps students bring ideas to life in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Main Campus Location

Avondale Campus


Satellite Locations

Buckeye Educational Center

West-MEC Southwest Campus


Visit the Site

Learn about Estrella Mountain Community College

Whether your goal is to complete a degree, transfer to a university, earn a certificate, enhance your career, or take classes for personal growth, we can help you get started. Visit the Estrella Mountain Community College website to learn about our campuses, course offerings, extracurricular programs, and more.

Call us at 623-935-8000

Our Estrella Mountain student representatives are here for you. Ask us your questions and get started today.