• 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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    Students create models, characters, and imaginative spaces that are the foundation of 3D in games, real-time simulations, and the film industry. These skills also apply to marketing, web design, architecture, and social media.  Location Online.

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  • Administrative Technology

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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 advanced 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.  Aspiring supervisors, executive assistants, and general office workers find this program useful in developing their productivity and capacity for advancement.  Located at the MCC Sarpy Center – 91st & Giles.

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  • Advanced Manufacturing

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    This program is a fast-paced, highly technical environment that provides hands-on skill development in Welding, Precision Machine, Electrical, Motors, and Robotics to offer students a competitive edge in today’s workforce. Upon successful completion of this career academy, students will have employable skills local industry need. Students will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications from OSHA, NIMS, MSSC, and FANUC. This academy is for someone that has not decided on a specific trade’s area as the knowledge and skills learned will be useful in a broad spectrum of manufacturing occupations.  Located at the South Omaha Campus – 27th & Q – Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM).

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  • Architecture Technology (Seniors Only)

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    This program builds a strong foundation of architectural engineering knowledge through project-based and hands-on learning. It prepares students to enter architectural engineering-related industry as BIM/CAD technicians capable of supporting the work of engineers, manufacturers and contractors. Students learn how cutting edge technology and construction techniques influence the production of design and construction documents.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Auto Collision Technology

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    This program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for an entry level position in the auto body industry. Students repair damaged auto body parts and complete detailed painting of vehicles in accordance with factory and dealership specifications using hand tools and power tools.  Located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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  • Automotive Technology

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    This program provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level positions in the automotive field. This program helps students develop skills in diagnosing and repairing common entry level items, while developing a career path focusing on personal growth. The program presents the fundamentals of automotive systems and emphasizes human relations and critical thinking skills for entry-level technicians.  Located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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  • Business

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    The MCC Business Academy courses path to the Business Specialist Career Certificate align closely with the Business Transfer Associate in Arts Degree and the Business Administration Associate in Applied Science Degree. These high-transfer and in-demand college courses and programs prepare students to continue their studies at MCC or transfer to four-year educational institutions.  Located at the MCC Sarpy Center – 91st & Giles.

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  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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    A certified nursing assistant is considered part of the interdisciplinary health care team and assists the registered nurse or practical nurse with providing nursing care to patients. Responsibilities include basic nursing tasks related to meeting physical needs and activities of daily living.  Located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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  • Civil Engineering Technology (Seniors Only)

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    The Civil Engineering Technology program prepares students for employment in the civil engineering field as civil engineering technicians. Civil engineering technology is one of the broadest fields in engineering because it is involved with many facets of our infrastructure, including roads, bridges, utilities, buildings and water treatment facilities.  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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    Criminal Justice is the study of crime and the criminal justice system, including law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Criminal Justice uses scientific perspectives and methodologies to examine crime and society's response to crime in the United States and around the world. These government entities work to maintain control in the public arena, prevent and manage crime, authorize punishment for criminal activities, and offer rehabilitation.  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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    The Diesel Technology program prepares students for a career in the growing diesel technology field. Using the latest equipment and technologies, the curriculum is built upon a foundation that includes the fundamentals of compression ignited internal combustion engines and their variations, shop safety, shop operations, brakes, drive trains, suspension, steering, electrical/electronic systems and heat/air conditioning.  Located at the MCC Applied Technology Center at 10407 State Street. 

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  • Digital Cinema/Filmaking

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    This program teaches students the production process for television, film, commercial and other media production. Students learn to use professional moving image cameras in the field and the studio. Students learn how to record quality professional audio in the field and studio. Students learn how to write scripts for feature films, commercials and cooperate industrial media. Students also learn how to edit and manipulate visual and sound media using industry standard professional tools and software. Located at the MCC Elkhorn Valley Campus at 204th and Dodge.

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  • Early Childhood Education (Seniors Only)

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    The Early Childhood Education program strives to prepare students for the early childhood workforce. The program is designed to continuously improve practices and methodology in preparing effective, dedicated and competent early childhood educators.  Located at the MCC Learning Community of North Omaha at 24th and Franklin.

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  • Electrical Technology

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    The Electrical Technology program provides education and training for students who are seeking a career in the electrical field. Students entering into this program will study electrical systems in residential wiring, commercial wiring and industrial motor controls.  Located at MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (Seniors Only)

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    The Emergency Medical Technician program provides an introduction to Emergency Medical Care. Modules of training will include, human body anatomy and physiology of the major human systems, medical terminology, lifting and moving, airway management basic and advanced, patient assessment, medical and trauma, medical emergencies, bleeding control and shock, use of immobilization devices,, pediatrics and children emergencies, ambulance operations, hazardous materials, mass casualty, and triage.  You must be Senior to be eligible for this program. Located at the MCC South Omaha Campus at 27th and Q.

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  • Fire Science Technology (FIST)

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    The Fire Science Technology program at Metropolitan Community College focuses on the studies that will provide the successful graduate with the knowledge and tools to perform as a firefighter as effectively as possible.  Located at the MCC Applied Technology Center at 10407 State Street. 

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  • Google Desktop Support Professional

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    The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is a hands-on, online program designed to prepare beginner learners for entry-level jobs in IT Support upon completion of the certificate, or continued education in the field. The program is exclusively developed by Google and covers all the fundamentals of IT support, including troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security.  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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    The Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) program covers all aspects of installing, troubleshooting and servicing heating, ventilating and air conditioning and refrigeration systems. This program combines class work with realistic hands-on lab experiences to prepare students for career opportunities as repair persons, business owners, wholesalers and in residential sales.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Horticulture, Land Systems and Management

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    This 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 certificate’s curriculum directly aligns to the following IT industry certifications: CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+), CompTIA A+, Microsoft Desktop Associate (MDA), and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing

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    This program is for students interested in learning about the plumbing profession, preparing them for a plumbing apprenticeship, or seeking the skills to find a job in that field.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Prototype Design

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    A prototype is a sample or model built to test a concept or process for a particular application that can be replicated or used to learn from. A prototype designer uses troubleshooting skills, creative thinking, and analytical skills to design the product. Students use hands-on application skills from product conception to completion.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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  • Theatre Technology

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    This program allows students to gain necessary skills to work behind-the-scenes in theatre doing costuming, scenery, lighting, or sound. Students accepted into the Theatre Technology Apprenticeship program are expected to spend at least 15 hours per week in training. The Theatre Technology Apprenticeship program is a two-year program run in conjunction with the Omaha Community Playhouse.  Located at The Omaha Community Playhouse at 6915 Cass. 

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  • Web Development

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    This program is designed to teach students HTML5, CSS, and basic computer development concepts such as flow control and object-oriented programming concepts.  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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  • Welding and Fabrication Technology

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    The Welding Technology program provides training in the basic and advanced skill levels of different welding processes which includes lecture and hands-on lab training under the close supervision of qualified instructors.  Located at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus at 30th and Fort.

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