Metropolitan Community College Academies

  • Q. What are Metropolitan Community College Academies?
    A. Metropolitan Community College (MCC) Career Academies are designed to provide high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to explore various career fields and get a jump start on their post-secondary education.

    Q. Where are they located?
    A. Metropolitan Community College Academies are located at the various MCC campuses throughout the metropolitan area.   

    Q. Who will be teaching?
    A. MCC Academy classes are taught by certified MCC teachers.

    Q. Will I earn high school and college credit?
    A. Yes. Students enrolled in MCC Academies benefit from earning college credit while also earning the credits needed to graduate high school.

    Q. How much do they cost?
    A. MCC Academy students benefit from a 50% discount on college tuition. For current tuition rates, please visit  www.mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Tuition-Financial-Assistance/Tuition.aspx

    Q. When do the academies meet?
    A. Most academies meet between from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Specific program information can be found by calling the PLCS Academy Programs office at 402-537-6217.

    Q. Is transportation provided to the MCC Academies?
    A. No. Students are responsible for transportation to and from their MCC Academy.

    Q. Who should apply?
    A. Students interested in getting a jump-start on their college education and who demonstrate an interest in any of the career fields that provide a career academy.

    Q. How do I apply?
    A. Interested students can apply for an MCC Career Academy by submitting their name through an online application at https://bit.ly/PLCSAcademyApp.  Interested students will receive an email in late November with the MCC online application.

Available Metro Community College Academies

  • 3-D Animation and Games

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    Do you enjoy using your imagination to create new things?  Through this program you will create models, characters and imaginative spaces that are the foundation of 3-D film animation and the gaming industry.  Student can also use these skills to apply to marketing, web design and social media.  Located at the MCC Elkhorn Valley Campus at 204th and Dodge.

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  • Architecture Technology (Seniors Only)

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    Do you enjoy learning why buildings are built the way they are?  Through this program you will study all aspects of architecture and design while applying your creativity to many projects.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Auto Collision Technology

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    Do you enjoy watching TV programs about repairing and restoring automobiles? Through this program you will receive hands-on experience in a very popular and lucrative industry.  Located at the MCC Applied Technology Center at 10407 State Street.

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  • Automotive Technology

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    Are you currently working on your car or want more experience in automotive repair? You will learn about electrical, brake and suspension systems while earning a Specialist Diploma in this two-year program. Located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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    Do you like helping people when they are sick or in need?  You will earn a state recognized certification to work in the health field.  A criminal background check will be conducted if you are accepted in this program.  Located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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  • Civil Engineering Technology (Seniors Only)

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    Do you enjoy tinkering with things to get an insight into their inner workings?  Through this program you will discover those inner workings and develop ways to use that knowledge to apply it to future projects.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Construction Technology

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    Do you like using your hands to create a home or building? In this program, you will learn about the concrete & masonry trade for commercial and residential construction. Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Criminal Justice (Seniors Only)

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    Do you love watching crime television shows? Do you want to learn more about the corrections and legal system? In this program you will learn more about both.  Located at the MCC Sarpy Center at 91st and Giles.

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  • Culinary Arts Foundations

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    Culinary Arts Foundations courses provide the opportunity to pursue a career certificate, certificate demonstrates a student's completion of foundational skills in culinary arts and baking.  Your hands-on experience takes place in a state-of-the-art, amazing facility. Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Diesel Technology

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    Working on an actual truck you will learn the components of the diesel engine, the fundamentals of transmissions and torque converters, along with an overview of diesel engines. Located at the MCC Applied Technology Center at 10407 State Street.

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  • Digital Cinema/Filmaking

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    Do you want to become the next great director or stage producer? Get your start by learning audio, video and script writing to create documentaries and a variety of moving productions. Located at the MCC Elkhorn Valley Campus at 204th and Dodge.

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  • Diversified Manufacturing

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    This program provides training and advancement opportunities for entry-level employees in a variety of continuous process operating plants. Students may earn a manufacturing process operations career certificate or stationary engineer career certificate.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Early Childhood Education (Seniors Only)

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    Do you love working with little children? Do you want to make a career out of it? This program will introduce you to cognitive development, care, and nutrition of preschool children. Located at the MCC Learning Community of North Omaha at 24th and Franklin.

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  • Electrical Technology

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    If the dangers and benefits of electricity fascinate you, then this program is for you! You will be introduced to electrical theory, as well as hands-on experience in installation and circuitry standards including home wiring and safety. Located at MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (Seniors Only)

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    Do you want to be the first on the scene? Do you thrive in a high stress environment and want to help people? The EMT program may be for you. You must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the test. Located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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  • Fire Science Technology (FIST)

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    Do you like helping others? Are you interested in learning about fire investigation? You’ll learn firefighter investigation and EMT training. Located at the MCC Applied Technology Center at 10407 State Street.

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  • Full Stack Web Development

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    The Full-Stack Web Development program is designed for students who have a working knowledge of HTML5, CSS and basic computer development concepts such as flow control and object-oriented programming. Students gain the knowledge and skills of the essential elements of web application development (i.e. Full-Stack Web Development). This program prepares students for employment as entry-level web application developers. Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC)

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    This program provides students with the opportunity to learn this multi-disciplinary field including heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration.  Students will learn how to problem solve through inquiry and analysis skills gained while in this academy.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Horticulture, Land Systems and Management

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    The Horticulture, Land Systems and Management program establishes a hands-on learning environment which enhances workplace and interpersonal skills by promoting the knowledge of proper plant care and maintenance and the knowledge of plant structures and functions while meeting current industry needs and evaluation of environmental impact of choices made. Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • IT Technician

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    This program provides students the opportunity to obtain certifications with a broad, and general overview of IT.  Courses within this academy align with the following certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Linux+, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Office Administration Professional

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    Office professionals are the core of most businesses.  As businesses continue to expand and work with increasingly complex technology, the need for advance training and professional certification becomes more important every day.  This flexible and broadly-based degree prepares students for a career in a variety of office and administrative support professions by providing students with a broad knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, business office knowledge and communication and interpersonal skills.  These skills provide students the foundation needed to keep the office organized and running smoothly and to work with much of the valuable data that companies need in today's rapidly changing business world.  Located at the MCC Sarpy Center at 91st and Giles.

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  • Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing

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    Do you enjoy working with your hands?  Are you interested in learning about the many sides to plumbing?  You will learn about residential and commercial plumbing, construction plumbing safety and much more.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Prototype Design

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    Prototype Design is a learning community program at Metropolitan Community College.  The program provides students with a mix of training in business, design, and prototyping concepts and processes. Students gain specialized, high-skilled experiences to prepare them to work in a technology-savvy workforce that spans across business and industry.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Theatre Technology

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    Whether you like performing on stage or being behind the scenes, you will learn it all. Students will learn about the blend of visual arts/design, music, literature, research, technology and more. Located at The Omaha Community Playhouse at 6915 Cass.

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  • Welding and Fabrication Technology

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    Mom told you not to play with fire, but if you like to use it to weld things together, this two-year program may be for you. You will focus on welding techniques including gas metal arc welding and cutting while earning a Specialist Diploma.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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