Metropolitan Community College Academies

  • What are Metropolitan Community College Academies?Two students working on a robotics project.
    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.

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

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

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

    How much do they cost?
    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 

    When do the academies meet?
    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.

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

    Who should apply?
    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.

    How to Apply
    To apply for a PLCS academy program, students must complete an online application.  Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be available starting in the afternoon on November 7 and will close at midnight on November 14.

    How can you learn more?
    For more information please contact:
    Guidance counselor at your high school
    Contact the Academy Programs Office at 402-537-6217

Available Metro Community College Academies

  • Architecture

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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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  • Business for Starters

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    Do you enjoy learning about finances, real estate or insurance? Do you have a desire to one day be an entrepreneur? You will learn principals of financial studies including real estate, insurance and entrepreneurship. Upon completion, students may be ready for their certification exams in financial studies, real estate or insurance. Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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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

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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

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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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  • 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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  • Early Childhood Education

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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)

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    (Seniors Only) - 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pre-Utility Line Technician

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    This program teaches skills and practical application in the installation, operation and maintenance of electrical utility lines.  Students will learn more about installation, repair and replacement of electrical power lines, poles and other equipment.

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  • Precision Machine Technology

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    Do you enjoy drawing an idea you have and then making it reality?  Students will develop skills for visualizing industrial prints, freehand technical sketches and then use the tools to make the sketches come to life.  Located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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  • Process Operations Technology

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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 South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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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.  The first year is located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort and the second year is located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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