Estrella Mountain Community College

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Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is a public community college in Avondale, Arizona. The college has been serving the Southwest Valley community since 1990 and at the Avondale campus since 1992. Estrella Mountain is one of the ten Maricopa Community College District (one of the largest community college districts in the United States) that provides educational opportunities and workforce training to the burgeoning western metropolitan Phoenix population of more than 285,000 residents.

Estrella Mountain Community College
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Other name
TypePublic community college
Established1992 (1992)
Parent institution
Maricopa County Community College District
Academic affiliation
PresidentRey Rivera
Location, ,

33°28′49″N 112°20′37″W / 33.4804°N 112.3435°W / 33.4804; -112.3435Coordinates: 33°28′49″N 112°20′37″W / 33.4804°N 112.3435°W / 33.4804; -112.3435
Colors    Purple & gold
NicknameMountain Lions
Sporting affiliations
Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
MascotRoary the Estrella Mountain Lion
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Serving an average of 14,000 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.

The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Buckeye Educational CenterEdit

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

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