Kid's College at Estrella Mountain Community College Offers Summer Learning and Fun

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Enrollment is now open for the ever-popular Kid’s College, developed and presented by Community Education at Estrella Mountain Community College, with summer classes being offered June 1 through July 30, 2015.

Kid's College at Estrella Mountain Community College offers a mix of learning and fun.

Kid's College at Estrella Mountain Community College

The main motivation of Kid’s College is to instill the kids with an excitement for learning, plus having the experience of attending a college campus. --Marcia Ford, EMCC Coordinator of Community Education

Enrollment is now open for the ever-popular Kid’s College, developed and presented by Community Education at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), with summer classes being offered June 1 through July 30, 2015.

Now in its 15th year, this successful summer tradition offers educational short courses for kids ages 4-18, Most courses are one week, Monday through Thursday, except for the music courses, which are 6 weeks.

Sixty courses are being offered, with prices starting at $35, and an average cost of $120. Each year, EMCC adds new courses to keep content current and interesting to the kids, while keeping the favorites that are so popular with kids and their parents.

A wide variety of topics include art, computers, culinary, engineering, gaming, math, music, science, theatre, and more.

A few examples of course titles include Babysitting, Fire Academy, Mad Science, Jedi Engineering with LEGO™, Minecraft Modders, Black Rocket computer gaming classes, APP Adventures, Cheer Camp, Dr. Dog, Summer Reading, Kritters for Kinders, Cake Decorating, Mystery Basket Cooking, Beginning Guitar, Super Singing.

​Two new courses this summer, Stage Combat and Broadway Bootcamp, will be the first-ever classes and students to use the new EMCC Performing Arts Center.

"The main motivation of Kid’s College is to instill the kids with an excitement for learning, plus having the experience of attending a college campus," said Marcia Ford, EMCC Coordinator of Community Education.

All classes are held on the campus of EMCC, located at 3000 North Dysart Road in Avondale. Enrollment is open until classes reach maximum capacity.

For more information, call (623) 935-8888.

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Estrella Mountain Community College is one of the ten regionally accredited Maricopa Community Colleges, offering transfer-ready academic courses and job-specific occupational training to approximately 14,000 students annually. The flagship campus is located on Thomas and Dysart Roads in Avondale and is home to the SouthWest Skill Center. The satellite campus, EMCC’s Buckeye Educational Center, is located in downtown Buckeye. Estrella Mountain is one of ten colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation.

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