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Aug. 20, 2020 





Derek Rayment 

Public and Media Relations Manager 

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MCC partners with Coursera, adding to the College’s online learning options 


OMAHA, Neb. - Metropolitan Community College has partnered with Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, giving students the chance to acquire in-demand technology skills entirely online. Through this partnership, MCC students will have access to professional certificates taught by instructors from top universities and industry leaders in fields such as data science and information technology. The noncredit courses will be offered through MCC in online learning formats beginning this fall quarter. 


The certificates focus on areas of IT customer support, cloud and data engineering, cloud architecture and more. They infuse applied projects, lectures, quizzes, interactive media and learning activities to ensure an engaging and diverse learning experience. Programs are structured into a series of modules with multiple learning assessments and real-world project simulations which must be successfully completed to achieve the certificates. 


“Through partnership with Coursera, MCC can provide a series of professional certificates that are affordable, accessible, and industry-validated by international tech companies such as Google, IBM and SAS,” said Robert Caldwell, MCC Workforce Training manager. “The certificates are a great option for the Cares Scholarship recipients as they are delivered 100 percent online and can be completed in a few months or less, providing an accelerated pathway into a high demand, high paying career field.” 


Coursera professional certificate programs are also available in English, Spanish, French, Japanese and Arabic (language options vary by program). Programs can take three to eight months to complete. Coursera Professional Certificate programs are developed and endorsed by organizations such as Google, SAS and IBM, and are delivered in partnership with Coursera. 


For more information, visit or call 531-MCC-4771.  


About Coursera 

Coursera was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is now a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 67 million learners from around the world come to learn skills of the future. Nearly 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer courses, Specializations, certificates and degree programs. Coursera is backed by leading investors that include Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Learn Capital and SEEK Group. 


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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 postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.