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May 8

May 8, 2019


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell

MCC’s new Project Management Academy launches this fall

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has announced the new Project Management Academy, an MCC Workforce Innovation Division initiative that will offer a diverse curriculum of project management principles beginning this fall. Students will learn best practices through group exercises, case studies and real-world simulation to prepare them for the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exams, globally-recognized industry certifications.

Students in the academy can complete courses at their own pace, giving working professionals flexibility in the manner in which they complete the program. Classes will be available during the day or evening at MCC’s Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology on the Fort Omaha Campus. Classes will also be available online. Upon successful completion, students will achieve the MCC Project Management Academy certificate.

“The MCC Project Management Academy is a comprehensive education program suitable for professionals of all experience levels who are looking to further their career. Students will learn to think ahead and be flexible in a fast-paced environment by working as a team to complete projects,” said Robert Caldwell, workforce training manager at MCC. “With a PMP certification, individuals will be exceptionally skilled in project management and will be better prepared to work in many different industries, making them well-rounded professionals.”

In total, there are 7 academy courses, with an additional PMP and CAPM exam preparation class that are optional. For more information or to apply for the academy, visit or The application deadline is Aug. 10. GAP funding is available for those who qualify. Classes begin in September.


PMI®, PMP® and CAPM® are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.