Jun 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
    
2024-2025 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

MCC received a full, 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation in 2022.

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

 

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors at Metropolitan Community College is composed of 11 members elected to four-year terms. The members represent five districts, with one member at large. The board governs the College, sets policy, approves the budget and sets the local College tax levy. For additional information and a list of each member of the board visit: mccneb.edu/BOG

 

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.

 

Access and Opportunity

Metropolitan Community College (MCC) believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to access our programs and achieve their academic and personal goals. This is essential to our educational mission and success as an institution. MCC values the pluralistic nature of society and recognizes the contributions of many to make our institution a great place.

 

MCC respects the variety of ideas, experiences, and practices that make up our college. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunity and maintaining a climate of civility for all who work or study at MCC or participate in the college’s life. MCC celebrates and embraces everyone to promote respect and enhance academic experiences, making the College a welcoming place to learn and grow while meeting the needs of our four-county area.

 

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to creating curriculum and learning environments that empower students to contribute to our community. Therefore, the College provides workshops, seminars, publications, and projects that foster understanding and promote access and opportunity to all. We encourage our staff to nurture the sensitivity and mutual respect fundamental to valuing our college’s open-access nature. MCC promotes freedom of thought, speech, innovation, and creativity through a supportive intellectual and social climate.

 

Academic Calendar

Summer 2024 (24/SS)

Classes begin for 10-week and first five-week sessions

June 5 (W)

Census date for first five-week session*

June 11 (T)

Census date for 10-week session*

June 18 (T)

Juneteenth Day recess (no classes - college closed)

Independence Day recess (no classes - college closed)

June 19 (W)

July 4 (TH)

Classes end for first five-week session

July 11 (TH)

Classes begin for second five-week session

July 12 (F)

Census date for second five-week session*

July 18 (TH)

Classes end for 10-week and second five-week sessions    

Aug. 15 (TH)

 

Fall 2024(24/FA)

Labor Day (no classes - college closed)

Sept. 2 (M)

Classes begin for 11-week and first five-week sessions

Sept. 3 (T)

Census date for first five-week session*

Sept. 10 (T)

Census date for 11-week session*

Sept. 16 (M)

Classes end for first five-week session

Oct. 7 (M)

Classes begin for second five-week session 

Oct. 15 (T)

Census date for second five-week session*

Oct 28 (M)

Classes end for 11-week and second five-week sessions    

Nov. 18 (M)

 

Winter 2024-2025 (24/WI)

Thanksgiving Day recess (no classes - college closed)

Nov. 28-29 (Th-F)

Classes begin for 11-week and first five-week sessions

Dec. 2 (M)

Census date for first five-week session*

Dec. 13 (F)

Census date for 11-week session*

Dec. 13 (F)

Last class day before holiday recess

Dec. 23 (M)

Holiday recess (college closed)

Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Holiday recess ends for students/classes resume 

Jan. 2 (Th)

Classes end for first five-week session

Jan. 15 (W)

Martin Luther King Day Jr. recess (no classes - college closed) 

Jan. 20 (M)

Classes begin for second five-week session

Jan. 23 (Th)

Census date for second five-week session* 

Jan. 28 (T) 

Classes end for 11-week and second five-week sessions

Feb. 26 (W)

 

Spring 2025 (24/SP)

Classes begin for 11-week and first five-week sessions

March 7 (F)

Census date for first five-week session*

March 20 (Th)

Census date for 11-week session* 

March 20 (Th)

Classes end for first five-week session

April 10 (Th)

Spring recess (no classes - college closed)

April 19-20 (Sa-Su)

Classes begin for second five-week session

April 12 (Sa) for Sa & Su classes

April 18 (F) for M - F classes

Census date for second five-week session* 

April 24 (Th) 

Classes end for 11-week and second five-week sessions  

May 22 (Th)

 

Summer 2025 (25/SS)

Classes begin for 10-week and first five-week sessions

June 5 (Th)

Census date for first five-week session*

June 18 (W)

Census date for 10-week session*

June 18 (W)

Juneteenth Day recess (no classes - college closed)

Independence Day recess (no classes - college closed)

June 19 (Th)

July 4 (F)

Classes end for first five-week session

July 11 (F)

Classes begin for second five-week session

July 12 (Sa)

Census date for second five-week session*

July 18 (F)

Classes end for 10-week and second five-week sessions  

Aug. 15 (F)

                                                                    

*Census dates are used by colleges to determine enrollment figures and to determine students’ eligibility for financial aid disbursements.

MCC uses a quarter system with four academic quarters designated as FA (Fall), WI (Winter), SP (Spring), and SS (Summer).

Standard courses are full-quarter classes that begin and end within the designated academic quarter dates (see begin and end dates in the academic calendar). Non-standard courses may run for less than the full quarter, more than the full quarter, and/or may have non-standard begin and end dates not within the designated academic quarter dates.

 

MCC Course Modalities

Accelerated Courses

Accelerated courses cover the same quantity of quality content as other courses but are completed in a shorter time frame, often five-weeks. Accelerated courses move through the course content very rapidly. Students must be prepared to concentrate on course requirements and devote time to study. Many such courses are designed for working professionals.

Blended Courses

A mix of online and remote learning involving weekly course activities through a web-based course management system as well as live videoconferencing at least every other week.

Hybrid Courses

A 50/50 mix of online and on-campus learning.  Typically, students can expect the majority of class “lecture” to take place in the asynchronous online environment, while discussions and class activities occur during on-campus meetings.

On-Campus

Face-to-Face learning at an MCC campus or center location.  Class meeting days and times are 100% in-person and based on the number of lecture hours, lab hours and credit hours assigned to the course.

Online Courses

Asynchronous distance learning through a web-based course management system and other online learning tools as needed. Students can expect weekly course activities and assignment deadlines.

Students who are not F-1 students and whose primary language is not English need to take the Accuplacer assessment to determine course placement. Call 531-622-2400 to get started. The TOEFL is not required. There are federal regulations specific to F-1 students and online classes. Contact International Student Services at 531-622-2281 or iss@mccneb.edu for guidelines.

Remote Delivery Courses

Synchronous distance learning using Zoom or other videoconferencing software.  Class meeting days and times are based on lecture, lab and credit hours in the same way as on-campus classes. 

 

Outcomes Assessment

MCC values and encourages the systematic assessment and improvement of teaching and learning. College faculty  in all departments implement comprehensive plans  to assess student learning for the following purposes:

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

These assessment programs are a continuous improvement effort to enhance student learning. Every degree program at the College has a Program Assessment Plan that guides faculty in the collection of data to improve curricula, teaching methodologies, and delivery methods, for both program and general education.

Students complete assessment activities as part of this important process.

 

Community Initiatives

Adult Education and General Education Development (GED)

Adult Education is a program sponsored jointly by the Nebraska State Department of Education and MCC. This program is free for adults 18 years of age or older; however, people who are at least 16 years of age and are not enrolled in a regular high school program may enroll with special permission from the Nebraska State Department of Education. This program offers students the opportunity to develop basic skills in reading, writing, and math. GED Officials and instruction are free and at no cost to students.

This program also consists of GED preparation classes that prepare adults for the General Education Development examination, which is a nationally standardized test of high school equivalency. There is an application fee for the high school diploma and a testing fee. The high school diploma is issued by the Nebraska Department of Education upon successful completion of the examination.

The GED examination consists of the following four timed tests:

•     Reasoning through language arts (150 minutes)

•     Social studies (90 minutes)

•     Science (90 minutes)

•     Mathematical reasoning (115 minutes)

MCC is also authorized by GED Testing Service to provide official GED testing.

Additional information regarding Adult Education and GED classes can be obtained by calling the Adult Education office at 531-622-4060.

Apprenticeships

MCC offers four-year apprenticeship training programs in the electrical and plumbing trades. The programs are offered at the Construction Education Center (CEC) located at the Fort Omaha Campus. The electrical curriculum is approved by the State of Nebraska Electrical Board, and the plumbing curriculum is approved by the city of Omaha Plumbing Board. All instruction is offered during the evening. Contact the electrical apprenticeship coordinator at 531-622-2132 or the plumbing apprenticeship coordinator at 531-622-4756 for more information.

Students who have successfully completed a College-approved apprenticeship program through one of the local unions or an approved in-house company apprenticeship program may receive up to 56 credits toward an associate degree. For more information about this agreement, contact the CTE project coordinator at 531-622-4566.

English as a Second Language Program

MCC’s English as a Second Language program offers both credit and noncredit learning options for students who need to develop their English language proficiency. Both credit and noncredit classes are offered to provide a sequenced program of instruction. There is no cost to students for noncredit ESL instruction.

Students who enter the ESL program are required to complete assessment testing to determine appropriate placement into the sequence of courses. To register for assessment testing for credit ESL classes, students should call Student Services.

Additional information concerning noncredit ESL instruction can be obtained by calling the Adult Education office at 531-622-4060. Information about credit ESL courses can be obtained from any Student Services office or the office of the dean of Academic Success at 531-622-2645.

Community and Workforce Education

The Community and Workforce Education Division (CWE) is driven to fuel equitable, sustainable community economic growth through talent development. CWE delivers cutting edge, non-credit education and training that addresses emerging workforce priorities, feeds an ongoing talent pipeline, and drives employee ascension through competency-based education on advancing technologies and business practices. Programs are designed and rooted in cornerstone areas such as lean operations, allied health, automation, sustainability, production maintenance, information technology, robotics, and project management within emerging technologies, including virtual and augmented reality, prototype design, advanced manufacturing, operations reliant on the Internet of Things, and cybersecurity. Training is delivered at the worksite, online, at the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology located on the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha campus, and all other MCC locations.

Customized Workforce Education

Instructional designers, project managers and facilitators help business and enterprise design and deliver company-specific learning. CWE offers three levels of customized workforce training:

  • Basic - employment readiness
  • Advanced - business-prioritized competencies in emerging technologies and business practices
  • Accelerated - designed to build talent pipelines

Professional and Career Education

CWE addresses the evolving business and industry education needs of tomorrow’s workforce with job-specific, workforce-driven competencies offered through a wide array of programs. Professional and career education programs lead to industry-recognized credentials, including licenses, certifications, and digital badges. CWE offerings include, but are not limited to:

  • Code School
  • Lean Six Sigma Academy
  • Project Management Academy
  • Drone Flight School
  • Fiber Optics Technician Certification Program
  • Rapid IT Employment Academy

Career Skill and Advancement

CWE at MCC offers training, certificates, and certification programs for career seekers and professionals. These programs can advance career growth and boost earning potential. Career Skill and Advancement opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic Computer Skills Training
  • Bring You’re A-Game to Work
  • Career Placement Program
  • Customer Service Training
  • Job Skill Alignment
  • National Career Readiness Certification
  • And several other industry-recognized certifications

GAP Program

The Community College GAP assistance program provides need-based tuition assistance for approved short-term credit and non-credit training programs that are in high wage, high demand, and high skill (H3) fields, based on number of annual openings, net change in employment, and growth rate. Gap assistance is designed to bridge the funding gap for unemployed or underemployed individuals looking to up-skill and achieve career advancement.

Continuing Education

Metropolitan Community College Division of Continuing Education delivers a full continuum of lifelong education and engagement opportunities through a dynamic Community Development Model. This intentional, intuitive model meets students where they are, at a variety of individually curated outreach learning centers. Together with our community partners, we are providing pathways to opportunities to underserved neighborhoods. We are empowering lives and moving communities forward.

MCC has strategically placed holistic continuing education learning centers throughout Omaha, each center meets the expressed needs of the city sector it serves in addition, MCC offers courses at a variety of locations (over 40) throughout the four county service area.

MCC North Express: Transformational Learning; MCC offers programs that fit the community’s unique needs; including, continuing education, adult education, certification and assessment, career services and Re-Entry.

MCC at Makerspace: Reviving Lost Arts; Makerspace offers courses that embody the spirit of exploration, artistic creativity, and discovery, such as upholstery, ceramics, weaving, spinning, engraving, sewing, etc. Arts that have been lost through generations.

MCC IT Express-Ashton: A Community of Innovative People and Enterprises; a collaborative learning center designed to inspire and support the work of innovators and creators. The Ashton building is a hub for tech, art, design and community growth.

MCC at Yates Illuminates: Cultivating education, creative and expressive opportunities for individuals to thrive; Promoting the lived experience of our diverse community; Adult Basic Education, GED/ESL, Diversity/Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability and Lifelong Learning.

MCC at the Mastercraft:  Located in the heart of Millwork Commons, MCC at the Mastercraft offers a variety of career exploration, DIY and remodeling and repair workshops.

Prototype Design Lab:   Located in the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology on the Fort Omaha Campus, the Prototype Design Lab is a 9,600-square-foot facility containing a wide variety of fabrication equipment, including a fully stocked wood and metal shop.  

College for Kids and Teens: MCC serves as a community leader offering relevant summer courses, programs and camps which include STEM, Arts, Trades, Wellness and Business.

These value-added community services can quickly evolve in response to the changing conditions, needs and demands of the citizens we serve within the four-county area we serve.