Estrella Mountain Community College

Last Updated on December 15, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi

About Us

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Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is one of ten Maricopa Community Colleges (MCCCD) and is the newest in the District. MCCCD is one of the largest and oldest community college districts in the United States.

Since opening in 1992, EMCC has worked to create a “sense of place” that expresses the historical and cultural values of the surrounding communities while providing students with meaningful and engaging learning environments. Located in the fastest growing region of the county, EMCC enrolls approximately 15,000 students annually and is planned to be a large comprehensive learning college of more than 40,000 students.

EMCC @ West-MEC Southwest Campus is located in Buckeye, south of the I-10 at Verrado Way. Guided by major industry partners, the primary goal is to strengthen the talent pipeline by providing students with career pathways into the energy and manufacturing industries. The campus serves as a technical training facility designed to provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that prepare them for the workforce. 

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

GateWay Community College (GCC) now operates the SouthWest Skill Center (SWSC), which is still located on the EMCC Avondale campus. The SWSC provides short-term training programs for immediate job entry into skilled professions, focusing on Industrial Skills and Healthcare professions.

Welcome to Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at EMCC is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible students from federal, state, institutional, and private sources of funding. 

One of the most common questions the financial aid office receives is “What is the financial aid process at Estrella Mountain Community College?” To get the answer to this question, see the Financial Aid Process page.

EMCC Federal School Code – 031563

Types of Aid 

Federal student aid at EMCC includes:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships
  • Work Study

*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information on this website is accurate; however, due to frequent changes in federal and state regulations, and revisions to the EMCC operating policies, the information on this page is subject to change without notice.

Only those with a lawful presence in the U.S. may qualify for MCCCD scholarships or federal financial aid. Any information you provide about your legal status when you apply for financial aid or scholarships may be subject to mandatory reporting to federal immigration authorities under AZ law.

**The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the career and technical education programs of the District. The Maricopa County Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities. For Title IX/504 concerns, call the following number to reach the appointed coordinator: (480) 731-8499. For additional information, as well as a listing of all coordinators within the Maricopa College system, visit **

Estrella Mountain Community College Majors

Discover the majors and programs offered by Estrella Mountain Community College and the types of degrees awarded.ArtsBusinessEducationHealth ProfessionsHumanitiesProtective ServicesScience, Technology, and MathTrades and Personal Services


  • ArtsCertificate669 GraduatesNo Online
  • DanceCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates2 GraduatesNo Online
  • Drama and Theatre ProductionCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates2 GraduatesNo Online
  • Interior DesignCertificate4 GraduatesNo Online
  • Music PerformanceCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Studio ArtsCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates2 GraduatesNo Online
  • Visual and Performing ArtsAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Web Page and Digital DesignCertificate10 GraduatesOffered OnlineAssociates11 GraduatesOffered Online


  • AccountingCertificate8 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates6 GraduatesNo Online
  • Banking and FinanceCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • BusinessCertificate116 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates103 GraduatesNo Online
  • MarketingAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Organizational Behavior StudiesAssociates14 GraduatesNo Online
  • Small Business ManagementCertificate6 GraduatesNo Online


  • Early Childhood EducationCertificate0 GraduatesOffered OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Education of the Gifted and TalentedCertificate0 GraduatesOffered Online
  • Elementary EducationCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates20 GraduatesNo Online
  • Higher Education AdministrationCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Teaching AssistantAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online

Health Professions

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic)Certificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Food ScienceCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness StudiesCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Kinesiology and Exercise ScienceCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Training (LPN)Certificate2 GraduatesNo Online
  • Medical AssistantCertificate14 GraduatesOffered OnlineAssociates16 GraduatesNo Online
  • Medical Insurance CodingCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • NursingAssociates44 GraduatesNo Online
  • Nursing AssistantCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Phlebotomy TechnicianCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online


  • AnthropologyCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • CommunicationsCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Creative WritingCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • EconomicsCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • GeographyCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Hispanic American StudiesCertificate2 GraduatesNo Online
  • HistoryCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Liberal Arts and HumanitiesCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates742 GraduatesNo Online
  • Linguistics, Interpretation, and TranslationCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • LiteratureCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Natural SciencesCertificate109 GraduatesNo Online
  • Physical SciencesCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates109 GraduatesNo Online
  • Political Science and GovernmentCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • PsychologyCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Social Work and Youth ServicesCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • SociologyCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online

Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement AdministrationCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Criminal Justice and Safety StudiesCertificate49 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates39 GraduatesNo Online
  • Fire Protection and PreventionCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Fire Science and Fire FightingCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Police and Criminal ScienceCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online

Science, Technology, and Math

  • Astronomy and AstrophysicsCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Atmospheric Sciences and MeteorologyCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • BiologyCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • ChemistryCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Computer and Information Systems SecurityCertificate14 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates11 GraduatesNo Online
  • Computer ProgrammingCertificate1 GraduateNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Computer ScienceCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Computer Systems AnalysisCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Computer Systems Networking and TelecommunicationsCertificate80 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates36 GraduatesNo Online
  • Environmental ScienceCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Network, Database, and System AdministrationCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online
  • PhysicsCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online
  • Sustainability StudiesCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates0 GraduatesNo Online

Trades and Personal Services

  • Baking and Pastry ArtsCertificate9 GraduatesNo Online
  • Computer Installation and RepairCertificate2 GraduatesNo Online
  • Computer Systems TechnicianCertificate2 GraduatesNo Online
  • Culinary Arts and Food ServiceCertificate12 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates7 GraduatesNo Online
  • Data ProcessingCertificate5 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates5 GraduatesNo Online
  • Electrical Engineering TechnicianCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates4 GraduatesNo Online
  • Electronics Equipment Installation and RepairCertificate5 GraduatesNo Online
  • Engineering TechnicianAssociates23 GraduatesNo Online
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance TechnicianCertificate6 GraduatesNo Online
  • Industrial Electronics TechnicianCertificate3 GraduatesNo Online
  • Manufacturing Engineering TechnicianCertificate0 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates6 GraduatesNo Online
  • Retail ManagementCertificate2 GraduatesNo OnlineAssociates1 GraduateNo Online
  • Robotics and Automation Engineering TechnicianCertificate0 GraduatesNo Online

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