Southwest Skill Center Campus Of Estrella Mountain Community College

Overview of Southwest Skill Center Campus Of Estrella Mountain Community College

The main campus of SouthWest Skill Center is in Avondale, AZ (a small suburb). The school is a public school. SouthWest Skill Center offers degrees up to the Certificate.

Areas of Study

The school students most commonly major in a field related to computer science and engineering, cooking and culinary arts.

SouthWest Skill Center Selectivity

SouthWest Skill Center admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 203 enrolled students. Older students (40+ years old, e.g.) are welcome and common at SouthWest Skill Center.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Southwest Skill Center provides our diverse community quality individualized skills training with state-of-the-art technology. We are committed to professionalism and personal student success in partnership with business, industry, and government."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting SouthWest Skill Center

Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N Dysart Rd
Avondale , AZ 85323
General Phone: (623) 535-2700

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SouthWest Skill Center Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine171EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology65medical coding, medical assistant, phlebotomy
Business and Management8parts and warehousing

Number of programs and degrees for SouthWest Skill Center in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year2447

SouthWest Skill Center Student Body

In 2007-2008, SouthWest Skill Center had a total enrollment of 203 students (250 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 8%
Hispanic 34%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 14%
20-21 12%
22-24 12%
25-29 18%
30-34 10%
35-39 11%
40-49 12%
50-64 5%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


SouthWest Skill Center Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 98 %
Part-Time 95 %

Graduation and Transfer Rates (2007):
(Graduation rate is percent of students graduating within 150% of the normal time.)

Item Percent
Graduating 50%

SouthWest Skill Center Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Avondale, Arizona for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Arizona Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

SouthWest Skill Center Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
SouthWest Skill Center participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3156301)

SouthWest Skill Center Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Parts, Warehousing, and Inventory Management Operations

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant

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SouthWest Skill Center Highlights

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What Sets SouthWest Skill Center Apart:

% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. all colleges)
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Number of degree programs
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 11%SouthWest Skill Center Number of degree programs
% students 40 years or older
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%SouthWest Skill Center % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in cooking and culinary arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%SouthWest Skill Center % of degrees in cooking and culinary arts

checked Open admission
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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