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Social Workers Change Futures

Social Work Program

When I decided to major in Social Work, I was already an established student at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). I found myself attending EMCC on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays while simultaneously attending Glendale Community College on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the required Social Work courses.

How the Honors Program Honors its Students

Honors Student Villalpando

All students, upon enrolling in Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), have had to take that nerve-wracking test that determines what level of classes they are assigned. One student, Hyacinth Villalpando, still remembers that day she took the EMCC placement test.

Walking into that dim room with its tiny computers, she did not have the highest expectations, except to make classes at the one hundred level. However, to her surprise, that was the day she discovered that she had made it into Honors.

A Closer Look at the Study of Psychology at EMCC

Psychology Studies at EMCC

Today, psychology is a popular field of study. According to, psychology ranked number two on its list of “Top 10 College Majors,” second only to Business Administration and Management/Commerce.

Psychology is the applied, or cognitive, approach to studying mental functions and behaviors in an academic setting. In this field, some psychology majors may choose to conduct field research. Others decide to use their knowledge for the benefit of people around them by entering a clinical setting or having a private counseling practice.

High Demand Causes Long Waiting Lists in Nursing Program

Nursing Student During Practical Training

Seeing students in scrubs is not an uncommon sight at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), as nursing degrees and certificates are in high demand.

New students thinking of entering the field may find it daunting because of the wait time, requirements and overall commitment, but getting informed is the first step in the right direction to entering the Nursing Program.

EMCC is one of eight Maricopa Community Colleges that offers these programs and certificates and it is the closest college for prospective students in the West Valley.

JRN201 Students Help Put The Lion's Perspective on the Map

Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) students of the Journalism 201 class, News Writing, produced most of the content published in the inaugural issue of The Lion’s Perspective this spring semester.

The introductory journalism course gave the students an overarching view of the journalism career field, ranging from journalism ethics, proper interview techniques, different journalism writing styles, and the emergence of social media.

Award Winning Culinary Studies

Culinary Student

The Culinary Institute of Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) boasts award-winning faculty and students.  During summer 2012, Chef Christopher Cwierz, adjunct faculty in Baking and Pastry, competed in the International Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, as a member of a United States regional team.  His team received the Bronze medal in a competition of 62 countries, ranking in the top 20 in the world. 


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