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 www.plcschools.org.  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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  • Advanced 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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  • 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 - NEW

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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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  • Horticulture, Land Systems and Management - NEW

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  • IT - Cyber Security

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    Acquire the skills to balance and manage the inherent risks of doing business in a networked world while allowing users access to information they need. You will learn to formulate and implement an information security policy, manage information assets and design a successful security infrastructure. You will also get vital hands-on experience in defending against attack and intrusion, and disaster recovery preparation. The AS in Cybersecurity maps to the roles in two major areas: Operate and Maintain and Protect and Defend.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • IT - Data Center Operations

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    Data centers are a critical part of today’s data processing world. This degree familiarizes students with the physical components, design, management, support, and operations of a data center. Students learn about the data center infrastructure, create a server environment to meet specific needs, and daily operations of data center activities.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • IT - 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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  • Office Administration Professional - NEW

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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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  • 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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