Estrella Mountain Community College

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Estrella Mountain Community College
EMCC Wikipedia logo.jpg
Motto "Your Success is Our Success"
Established 1992
Type Community College
Endowment Approximately $850,000
President Ernest Lara
Academic staff
300+ (residential and adjunct)
Administrative staff
206 (regular, full time)
Students 15,000 annually
Location Avondale, Arizona, USA
Colors Purple and Black
Nickname EMCC
Mascot Mountain Lion
Affiliations Maricopa County Community College District
Website Official website

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is a community college in Avondale, Arizona, USA, serving the West Valley community since 1990, and at the Avondale campus since 1992. The college is located at 3000 North Dysart Road, Avondale, Arizona 85392, on the northwest corner of Dysart and Thomas Roads.

Estrella Mountain is a nationally recognized leader within the Maricopa Community College District (the largest community college district in the United States) that provides educational opportunities and workforce training to the burgeoning western metropolitan Phoenix population of more than 285,000 residents. Located in the fastest growing region of the country, the college’s service area population is expected to grow to more than 1.6 million people by 2030.


Serving an average of 15,000 students per year, EMCC offers numerous associate degrees, university transfer partnerships and multiple specialized certificate programs. In addition, the college is the home to the SouthWest Skill Center. Courses are taught by more than 300 resident and adjunct faculty. Average class size consists of approximately 20-32-credit students per instructor. It is well known as the premier community college in the Maricopa County Community College System.


Estrella Mountain Community College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission is located at 30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; telephone number: 800-621-7440.

Buckeye Educational Center[edit]

In the Fall of 2011, Estrella Mountain Community College will open the Buckeye Educational Center in the newly renovated original Buckeye Union High School building at Eason Avenue and 9th Street in downtown Buckeye. The new campus will provide academic courses, job training programs and community education classes.

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Coordinates: 33°28′49″N 112°20′36″W / 33.4804049°N 112.3434632°W / 33.4804049; -112.3434632