Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The College



MCC is a comprehensive community college focused on providing opportunities for students to succeed in their education, career, and life. We offer an educational value and quality that is affordable, accessible, and convenient.

As you look through the catalog, we hope you find a program, class, or service to meet your needs. MCC offers an academic transfer program for students interested in getting a bachelor’s degree as well as more than 200 degrees and awards in career and technical areas. High school students can begin their college experience by taking classes through the CollegeNOW!, Career Academy, and Dual Enrollment programs. Continuing Education provides opportunities for lifelong learners. 

Classes are offered through a variety of delivery methods and times and at convenient locations throughout our service area of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties.

 

Our Mission

MCC delivers relevant student-centered education to a diverse community of learners.

MCC’s History

The present Nebraska community college system started in 1971 when the Nebraska Legislature created eight technical community college areas across the state. One of these new areas was called the Eastern Nebraska Technical Community College Area, which encompassed Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties. An area vocational technical school operated by the Omaha Board of Education already served part of this area.

MCC was created in 1974 when the Legislature consolidated the original eight technical community college areas into six. That year, the programs, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the former Omaha Nebraska Technical Community College Area merged with the Eastern Nebraska Technical Community College Area under a new name stipulated by amended legislative statutes: the Metropolitan Technical Community College Area. In 1992, the Legislature voted to change the name to Metropolitan Community College Area.

Today, MCC is a comprehensive, full-service public community college supported by the taxpayers of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties. 

MCC offers more than 200 one-year and two-year degrees and awards in seven Academic Focus Areas: Business, Community and Human Services, Creative Arts and Design, Health Professions, Information Technology, Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences, and Transfer.  General support courses, classes for business and industry, and continuing education courses are also important parts of the College’s service to the community.

Since opening its doors in 1974 to 2,430 credit students, MCC has grown to become the second largest college in Nebraska.

College Accreditation

MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission:

The Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St. Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411
800-621-7440; 312-263-0456
Fax: 312-263-7462
www.ncahlc.org

For further information on MCC accreditation, visit https://www.mccneb.edu/About-MCC-Nebraska/About-MCC/Accreditations/Accreditation-History.aspx

Program Accreditation

In addition to institutional accreditation, the accrediting bodies of various professional associations approve many MCC educational programs.  Other programs are certified, registered or recommended.

Business

  • The Accounting and Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
ACBSP - 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213
  • The Culinary Arts and Management programs are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEF).
ACFEF - 6816 Southpoint Pkwy. Ste. 400, Jacksonville, FL 32216
  • The Certified Financial Planning Certificate of Achievement in personal financial planning is a registered program with Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards, Inc. 
CFP Board - 1425 K Street NW #800, Washington, DC 20005
  • The Financial Counseling Career Certificate is a registered program with the Association for Financial Counseling & Planning Education (AFCPE).
AFCPE - 79 S. State Street, Suite D3, Westerville, OH 43081   
  • The Human Resources Specialist Career Certificate is a certified Associate Professional in Human Resources APHR® Program and is approved by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).
HRCI - 1725 Duke Street, Suite 700, Alexandria, VA 22314 
  • Real Estate courses are approved by the Nebraska Real Estate Commission.  All online real estate courses are approved by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO). 
Nebraska Real Estate Commission - 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94667, Lincoln, NE 68509 
Nebraska Real Estate Commission - https://nrec.nebraska.gov/pdf/preliclist.pdf 
ARELLO - 150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606 

Community and Human Services

  • The Human Services (general) program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE).

CSHSE - 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-5219 
CSHSE - https://cshse.org/members-and-accredited-programs/cshse-accredited-programs/ 

  • The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee on Paralegals.  

ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals - 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654-7598 
ABA Standing Committee on Paralegals - https://www.americanbar.org/groups/paralegals/paralegal-resource-directory/ 

Health Professions

  • The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

ACEN - 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 
ACEN - http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm 

  • The Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing.
Nebraska Board of Nursing - P.O. Box 94986, Lincoln, NE 68509-5026 
  • The Health Data and Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

CAHIIM - 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800 
CAHIIM - https://www.cahiim.org/programs/program-directory 

  • The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB). 
CAAHEP - 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
CAAHEP - www.caahep.org
  • The Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).   
CAAHEP - 9355 - 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 
CAAHEP - www.caahep.org
CoAEMSP - 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088 
CoAEMSP - https://coaemsp.org/ 
  • The Respiratory Therapy program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).  
CoARC - 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN  37690 
CoARC - https://coarc.com/students/find-an-accredited-program/#  

Skilled Trades and Technical Sciences

  • The Auto Collision Technology programs are accredited by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation.
ASE Education Foundation - 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE #401, Leesburg, VA 20176 
  • The Automotive Technology Program is an NC3 partner, accredited by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation, and a member of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CAP Local.

ASE Education Foundation - 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE #401, Leesburg, VA 20176 
ASEF -  https://aseeducationfoundation.org/program-accreditation 
NC3 - P.O. Box 580802, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 
NC3 - https://www.nc3.net/leadership-schools/ 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CAP Local - https://www.mopar.com/en-us/mopar-cap/find-a-location.html

  • The Diesel Technology program is accredited by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation, is an NC3 partner, offers NC3 certifications and is a Daimler Trucks North America Get Ahead Program. 

ASE Education Foundation - 1503 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE #401, Leesburg, VA 20176 
ASEF -  https://aseeducationfoundation.org/program-accreditation 
NC3 - P.O. Box 580802, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 
NC3 - https://www.nc3.net/leadership-schools/ 
Daimler Trucks North America Get Ahead Program - 4747 Channel Ave., Portland, OR 97217 
Daimler Trucks North America Get Ahead Program - https://trucktechs.com/getaheadschools 

  • The Precision Machine Technology program offers National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIIMS) credentials.

NIMS - 10565 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 10, Fairfax, VA 22030 
NIIMS https://www.nims-skills.org/accreditation  

  • The Toyota T-TEN program is an approved Toyota and Lexus Technical Training Certification program by Toyota Motor Sales. 

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. - P.O. Box 259001, Plano, TX 75025-9001 
T-TEN - https://www.t-ten.com/find-school

Outcomes Assessment

MCC values and encourages the systematic assessment and improvement of teaching and learning. The College’s faculty-led Assessment Committees coordinate the implementation college-wide programs for the assessment of student learning for the following purposes:

  • improving the teaching and learning process,
  • improving programs and courses,
  • providing accountability to the community; and
  • providing data for informed decision making.

This assessment program is a continuous improvement process to enhance student learning. Every degree program at the College has a Program Assessment Plan that guides program faculty in the collection of data to improve curricula, teaching methodologies, and delivery methods.

Students complete assessment activities as part of this important process.

Diversity

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) believes that diversity, in many forms and expressions, is essential to its educational mission and to its success as an institution. MCC values the pluralistic nature of society and recognizes diversity that includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, social class, age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical or mental capability. MCC respects the variety of ideas, experiences, and practices that such diversity entails. It is MCC’s commitment to ensure equal opportunity and to sustain a climate of civility for all who work or study at MCC or who otherwise participate in the life of the College. MCC celebrates and embraces diversity as a way to promote respect and enhance academic experiences, making the College a welcoming place to learn and grow while meeting the needs of a diverse population.

Faculty and staff are committed to creating curriculum and learning environments that empower students to become contributing members of an increasingly multicultural and diverse society. The College provides workshops, seminars, publications, and projects that foster the understanding and benefits of diversity and enhance shared values. Staff are encouraged to nurture the sensitivity and mutual respect that is fundamental to valuing diversity. Through a supportive intellectual and social climate, MCC promotes freedom of thought, speech, innovation, and creativity.

MCC Foundation

The Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Foundation was established in 1977 as a separate, not-for-profit IRS-approved 501 (c) 3 corporation. The MCC Foundation advances the College’s mission by creating community awareness, building and nurturing meaningful relationships, and connecting community partners with giving opportunities that fulfill their philanthropic objectives.

The MCC Foundation accepts gifts of cash, life insurance, personal property, securities and stocks, or bequests. Gifts may be designated toward an existing fund, or donors may create a new fund that meets their giving interests. The MCC Foundation also offers prospective donors the option of creating endowed funds of $10,000 or more to provide annual and lasting impact toward the project of their choice or toward the College’s greatest need.

For more information on the MCC Foundation, visit www.mccneb.edu/foundation,  call 531-622-2346, or email foundation@mccneb.edu.