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Career Academy

What is A Career Academy?

Metropolitan Community College Career Academy provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn specific career knowledge and skills prior to high school graduation. By participating in year-long MCC Career Academies, students can explore a career field and even get a start on a degree and/or job, all while earning up to 37 college credit hours.

Benefits:

  • Hands-on learning environment
  • Knowledge of safety procedures
  • Job-seeking skills
  • Interpersonal skills for the workplace
  • A jumpstart on a college degree
  • Exposure to a college environment
  • No tuition or facility fee for Nebraska high school residents during the 2022-23 academic year.
    • Student are responsible for textbooks, materials, tools and any other course related fee.

To learn about transferability at local four-year colleges, please visit the Articulation webpage.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Student must have transportation to and from classes
  • Regular attendance required, class time approximately 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Completed application packet
  • Approval through the counselor at each participating high school is necessary

COST

Current Nebraska High School students, grades 9 - 12, are automatically eligible to take credit classes at no tuition cost. Students will be responsible for tools, textbooks, and any other associated course fees.  Tuition for dual enrolled students will be paid for by federal funding, directed by the State and CCPE.  Learn more about the tuition waiver here.

Programs in 2022-23

Note: A limited number of programs are offered at the Fremont location. Healthcare and Information Technology are offered at the Fremont location only.

Ready to Apply?

Step 1: Review program packet and complete application.

Step 2: Return completed application to Secondary Partnerships (email or mail)

Step 3: Notification of acceptance will be sent after applications are received and reviewed.

NEXT STEPS AFTER ACCEPTANCE AND REGISTRATION

Step 1: Review:

Step 2: Create your MyWay credentials and familiarize yourself with MyWay. 

  • View your schedule and access CANVAS, your online classroom, through MyWay.

Contact:

Email: secondarypartnerships@mccneb.edu
Phone: 531-MCC-2366

Metropolitan Community College
Attn: Secondary Partnerships
P.O. Box 3777, Building 7
Omaha, NE 68103-0777

Additional Resources:

Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships