Estrella Mountain Community College

Last updated
Estrella Mountain Community College
EMCC New Logo.png
Other name
EMCC
Type Community College
Established1992 (1992)
Affiliation Maricopa County Community College District
Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
President Dr. Rey Rivera
Students15,000
Location, ,
33°28′49″N112°20′36″W / 33.4804049°N 112.3434632°W / 33.4804049; -112.3434632 Coordinates: 33°28′49″N112°20′36″W / 33.4804049°N 112.3434632°W / 33.4804049; -112.3434632
Campus Urban
Branches Buckeye
Colors Purple and Gold (color)
        
Nickname Mountain Lions
Sporting affiliations
Arizona Community College Athletic Conference
Sports Cross Country
Golf
MascotRoary the Estrella Mountain Lion
Website Official Website
Estrella Mountain Community College Logo RGB H.png

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is a 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. 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.[ citation needed ]

Community college type of educational institution

A community college is a type of educational institution. The term can have different meanings in different countries: many community colleges have an “open enrollment” for students who have graduated from high school. The term usually refers to a higher educational institution that provides workforce education and college transfer academic programs. Some institutions maintain athletic teams and dormitories similar to their university counterparts.

Avondale, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Avondale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States, adjacent to Phoenix. According to the 2017 U.S. Census estimates, the population of the city is 84,025.

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

Contents

Academics

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.

Teacher person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values

A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competence or virtue.

Accreditation

Estrella Mountain Community College is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Buckeye Educational Center

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.

Buckeye, Arizona City in Arizona, United States

Buckeye is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona and is the westernmost suburb in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The population was estimated at 68,453 in 2017. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the US; in 2016, it placed seventh. By 2017, it had grown to be the fastest growing city in the US.

Related Research Articles

Colorado Mountain College Public college offering bachelor and associate degrees across 11 Rocky Mountain locations.

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) is an accredited two-year and four-year institution with eleven college campuses serving 12,000 square miles in Western Colorado, United States. Founded in 1965, the institution grants more than 120 bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and certificates, in a wide range of fields from Digital Media to Ski Area Operations. Approximately 20,000 students take on-campus or online classes every year, with a college-wide ratio of thirteen students to each teacher.

College of San Mateo

College of San Mateo (CSM) is a community college in San Mateo, California. It is part of the San Mateo County Community College District. College of San Mateo is located at the northern corridor of Silicon Valley and situated on a 153-acre site in the San Mateo hills. The campus was designed by architect John Carl Warnecke. The college currently serves approximately 10,000 day, evening and weekend students. The college offers 79 A.A./A.S. degree majors, 75 certificate programs and approximately 100 transfer areas and majors.

Valencia College

Valencia College is a public state college in Orlando, Florida, United States.

Austin Community College District Community college in Central Texas

The Austin Community College District (ACC) is a community college system serving the Austin, Texas metropolitan area and surrounding Central Texas communities. The college maintains numerous campuses, centers, and distance learning options to serve about 100,000 students in academic, continuing education and adult education programs.

Northern Virginia Community College education organization in Alexandria, United States

Northern Virginia Community College is a public community college composed of six campuses and four centers in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.. NOVA is the second largest multi-campus community college in the United States and the largest educational institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is a community college in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. With four campuses and four centers, the college offers associate's degrees, certificate and diploma programs.

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is a public community college in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is the state's largest two-year college with the most diverse student body. It serves more than 60,000 students on 10 campuses as well as through online classes. The college has a student to faculty ratio of 20:1. Since SLCC is a community college, it focuses on providing associate degrees that students can transfer to any other four-year university in the state to satisfy their first two years of requirements for a bachelor's degree. SLCC has open enrollment and serves the local community, with approximately 95% of the student body considered Utah residents.

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a public community college in Grayslake, Illinois. In 1967, a referendum passed establishing the CLC community college district. It enrolls about 15,000 students in transfer programs, career programs, GED and adult basic education, non-credit and career development, and training for businesses.

East Mississippi Community College community college

East Mississippi Community College (EMCC), formerly known as East Mississippi Junior College, is a community college in Scooba, Mississippi. EMCC serves and is supported by Clay, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties in east central Mississippi. The college has two principal campuses and offers courses at five other locations. One of fifteen community colleges in Mississippi, EMCC is the home of the 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, and 2018 NJCAA National Champions in the sport of collegiate American football.

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Reynolds) is a community college in Virginia with three campuses: Parham Road Campus in Henrico County, Downtown Campus in the City of Richmond and Goochland Campus in the community of Goochland Courthouse. Named for Lieutenant Governor J. Sargeant Reynolds, Reynolds is a member of the Virginia Community College System.

The Maricopa County Community College District, also known as Maricopa Community Colleges, is a community college district in Arizona with its headquarters in Tempe. It is one of the largest, serving more than 220,000 students each year in Maricopa County, Arizona. The district serves Maricopa County, the county that includes and surrounds Phoenix and is the most populous of the state's counties. The district's administrative headquarters are located in Tempe, Arizona.

The San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) is a public community college district in San Diego, California. The district is one of the five community college districts in San Diego County; part of the greater California Community College system. Under the California Master Plan for Higher Education, the California Community College system is a part of the state's three-tier public higher education system, which also includes the University of California system and California State University system.

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a community college in Elgin, Illinois. It was founded in 1949 as part of Elgin Area School District U46. Community College District 509 was formed 17 years later in 1966, a year after Illinois legislators created the Illinois Community College System. Most of the District is in Kane County with portions in DeKalb, Cook, McHenry, and DuPage. The 360-square-mile (930 km2) District serves 300,000 people, 11,000 businesses, four public school districts, and 15 high schools.

Estrella is a mixed-use master-planned community located in Goodyear, Arizona, in the United States. Encompassing roughly 20,000 acres, the lakeside community is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains, in the Sonoran Desert Valley. Located approximately 17 miles west of Phoenix off the I-10 and Estrella Parkway, the community offers easy access to the Greater Metro-Phoenix area. Currently, Estrella is home to more than 40,000 residents ranging from young couples to retirees. The community hosts regular family-friendly events, provides residents with a variety of amenities and its design includes an abundance of parks, trails and open space to support a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. Estrella currently comprises three distinct communities – Mountain Ranch, Montecito and the gated, 55-Plus CantaMia.

Community colleges in the United States Public, two-year colleges

In the United States, community colleges, are primarily two-year public institutions of tertiary education. Many community colleges also offer remedial education, GEDs, high school diplomas, technical degrees and certificates, and a limited number of 4-year degrees.

Pierpont Community and Technical College

Pierpont Community and Technical College (Pierpont) is a public community college in Fairmont, West Virginia. Founded in 1974, it has the second largest enrollment of the 10 Community and Technical Colleges that make up the West Virginia Community and Technical College System. The college serves 13 counties in North Central West Virginia with classes offered at more than 15 locations throughout the region. Its headquarters is located in Fairmont, West Virginia. The student/faculty ratio is 17:1.

Buckeye Union High School Buckeye, Arizona, United States

Buckeye Union High School is a public high school in Buckeye, Arizona under the jurisdiction of the Buckeye Union High School District.

The Buckeye Union High School District #201 (BUHSD) is a school district serving the town of Buckeye, Arizona and the far southern section of the city of Goodyear, Arizona. Situated approximately 30 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona the district serves approximately 3710 students in three comprehensive high schools and one alternative school. The district was founded in 1913 as Buckeye School District #33 and was later renamed to its current Buckeye Union High School District in 1930.