Some courses may be taken pass/fail without tests for continuing education units (CEUs) in various professions without pursuing a degree in the program.
In order to submit an application to participate in practicum, students must have been accepted to MCC and have completed all of the first year classes. All classes with an HMSV prefix must have a grade of C or better.
Individuals considering a degree or employment in the human services or chemical dependency fields should be aware of strict practicum admission qualifications. Adult Protective Services and Child Protective Services checks are conducted before practicum placement is offered. The College reserves the right to share the results of any such investigation with any institution at which students intend to participate in a practicum experience. This practice is consistent with Nebraska state statutes. Consult the Human Services program manual for other prerequisites to practicum placement.
Due to the limited number of chemical dependency practicum sites in the Omaha area, MCC cannot guarantee students entry into the chemical dependency counseling practicum courses (HMSV 2994 , HMSV 2995 , and HMSV 2996 ) in any given quarter. Consequently, graduation from the program may be delayed. It is possible that a shortage of practicum sites for the general human services practicum courses (HMSV 2991 , HMSV 2992 , and HMSV 2993 ) might occur.