Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Course Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Course 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. Business and industry can arrange specialized training through MCC’s Business & Training Services.

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

To accommodate students with busy schedules, MCC offers e-learning options that let students take classes at home, at the office, at a community site through Campus Share (course conferencing), or on the Internet. More than 500 online classes are offered each quarter.

Best wishes to you as you explore the opportunities that MCC has to offer!

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. The College’s mission is to deliver relevant student-centered education to a diverse community of learners.

MCC offers more than 200 one-year and two-year degrees and awards in business administration; computer and office technologies; culinary arts, hospitality, and horticulture; industrial and construction technologies; health and public services; social sciences and services; visual and electronic technologies; and academic transfer programs. 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

All College programs are approved by the Nebraska State Department of Education for veterans’ educational benefits.

In addition, the accrediting bodies of various professional associations approve many MCC educational programs.

  • The Accounting and Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213.
  • The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326.
  • The Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 95044, Lincoln, NE 68509.
  • The Auto Collision Technology programs are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 101, Leesburg, VA 20175.
  • The Automotive Technology Program is an NC3 partner, NATEF Master Certified, and a member of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CAP Local.
  • The Culinary Arts and Management program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEF),10 San Bartola Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32086.
  • The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.
  • The Diesel Technology program is an NC3 partner, offers NC3 certifications, and is a Daimier Trucks North America Get Ahead Program.
  • The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.
  • The Certified Financial Planning Certificate of Achievement in personal financial planning is a registered program with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., 1425 K Street NW #800, Washington, DC 20005.
  • The Health Data and Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 233 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800.
  • The Human Services (general) program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE), 3337 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-5219.
  • Insurance courses are approved by the Nebraska Department of Insurance, 941 O Street, P.O. Box 82089, Lincoln, NE 68501-2089.
  • The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Hwy 19N, Ste 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350.
  • The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610.
  • The Metropolitan Community College Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahelp.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158 Clearwater FL 33763 727-210-2350 www.caahep.org. To contact CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088.

  • The Precision Machine Technology program offers National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) credentials.
  • Real Estate courses are approved by the Nebraska Real Estate Commission, 301 Centennial Mall South, P.O. Box 94667, Lincoln, NE 68509. All online real estate courses are approved by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO), 150 North Wacker Drive, Suite 920, Chicago, IL 60606.
  • The Respiratory Care Technology program is accredited by CoARC - the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 264 Precision Blvd, Telford, TN  37690, 1-817-283-2835.
  • Theatre Technology is a registered apprenticeship program approved to grant an apprenticeship certificate by the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20210.

Outcomes Assessment

MCC values and encourages the systematic assessment and improvement of teaching and learning. The College’s faculty-led Outcomes Assessment Committee has coordinated the implementation of a college-wide program for the assessment of student learning. The Outcomes Assessment Committee has stated the following purposes for the assessment of student learning:

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

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. This assessment program is a continuous improvement process to enhance student learning. As the implementation of the assessment program progresses throughout the College and as more data are available for improvements in the teaching and learning process, the ultimate benefactors are the students.

Students complete assessment activities as part of this important assessment 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 Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support for students, faculty, staff, programs, and facilities and is promoted by a volunteer board of directors and Foundation staff.

By connecting MCC with community supporters and alumni, the Foundation advances the College’s mission and values to help build the community it serves. From student scholarships to capital projects, the MCC Foundation offers prospective donors a wide array of giving opportunities to align their giving interests with MCC priorities.

The MCC Foundation accepts gifts of cash, in-kind contributions such as equipment, 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 expendable funds at $5,000 or more and endowed funds at $10,000 or more to provide annual and lasting gifts toward the project of their choice.

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