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 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.
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.
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 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 CEC project coordinator at 531-622-4566.
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 a trio of 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 at Do Space: Bridging the Digital Divide; a modern training center equipped with state-of-the art technology offering affordable, flexible and active learning opportunities to all Omaha residents, including: kids ages 3 and up, parents, job seekers, incumbent workers, college bound students and seniors.
MCC at 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.
Makerhood District: Reviving Lost Arts; “Makerhood” 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.
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.
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.
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 or the office of the dean of English, English as a Second Language, and Reading at 531-622-2366.
Internship/Co-Op Work Experience
MCC’s Internship/Cooperative Education program places students in working and learning environments for on-the-job training in their particular field of study before graduation. Students are placed with business, industry, or social services agencies.
An internship or co-op may be applied to many programs of study. Credit is granted based on the number of internship/co-op hours successfully completed.
Interested students should contact the appropriate academic dean for eligibility requirements and application procedures. F-1 students should contact International Student services at 531-622-2281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss federal regulations for internships.
Community Engagement - Experiential Learning and Service-Learning
MCC understands how important it is to provide real-world experiences to reinforce what students learn in and out of the classroom. The Community Engagement staff collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and the community to support meaningful learning opportunities at MCC. These types of opportunities include, but are not limited to, Experiential Learning and Service-Learning.
- Experiential Learning - An experience outside a traditional academic setting that helps students develop knowledge, skills, and values connected to the curriculum. This includes internships and practicum experiences for MCC students.
- Service-learning - Projects that reinforce academic learning and promote civic engagement. The service-learning program seeks to teach students positive values and personal and communal responsibility; encourages professors to be innovative and creative; and creates positive change in the community. Service-learning brings together the classroom, campus, and community.
Students can use myHub (myhub.mccneb.edu) to explore these learning experiences on and off campus. The myHub platform is an online student engagement tool dedicated to connecting students to a variety of organizations, resources, and volunteer opportunities to enhance their journey at MCC.
Workforce Innovation Division
Metropolitan Community College Workforce Innovation Division meets the needs of businesses throughout the country through a wide array of programs tailored specifically to today’s workforce. It provides partner organizations with innovative and customized training solutions utilizing cutting-edge technology, in addition to supporting individuals with continued education, training and career development opportunities that bridge the skills gap between education, technology and today’s workforce.