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Career Network Centers

Faculty may request a Career Network Center staff member to make a class presentation regarding topics such as career development, job search skills, resumes, cover letters and interviews. Also faculty should encourage students to use the many services provided by the Career Network Centers:

  • Assistance in making career decisions

  • Career assessments

  • Information about jobs and forecasts of job availability

  • Attending Career Center presentations

Career Network Center staff are located at EVC, FOC and SOC. For more information visit the Career Network Center website. 

Cooperative Education and Service Learning

Cooperative Education and service-learning are two types of experiential learning that promote student achievement by providing hands-on opportunities with outside agencies and businesses.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education refers to learning outside of the classroom in the form of internships, practicums and on-the-job training.  The program enhances a student's career development through applied learning experiences with local businesses and organizations.

Cooperative Education may be applied to many programs of study at MCC for academic credit. There are guidelines established for possible use with the student's present job.


Service-learning is pedagogy as well as a teaching strategy that integrates service in the community with academic study (theory/curriculum). Faculty, in partnership with representatives of nonprofit community organizations, design service-learning projects that meet identified community needs to advance the student’s understanding of course content as well as strengthen the community. Reflection activities are built into the course to help students consider relationships between their service, the curriculum of the class and its impact on their personal values and professional goals. If you are interested in incorporating work-based learning, civic engagement or service-learning into the classroom, contact the Service Learning office at (402) 457-2637.

With service-learning everybody wins!

  • Students gain hands-on, real-life experience while actively contributing to the community. Service-learning creates a spirit of civic responsibility and enhances students’ analytical skills, social development and sense of self-efficacy.
  • Faculty’s learning outcomes find solid application in service-learning projects. Service-learning establishes a concrete link between the curriculum and specific community needs by increasing awareness of current societal issues and presenting opportunities for meaningful service. This teaching strategy further accommodates the different learning styles of students.
  • The community benefits from the substantial human resources and from the energy, enthusiasm and talent of MCC students and faculty to meet their various needs.
  • Community agencies have the opportunity to get involved in educational partnerships with MCC.

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Graduation Ceremonies

ALL faculty are encouraged to attend the annual graduation ceremony.

  • The College holds one graduation ceremony each year-- during the spring quarter for approximately 1,000 graduates. Graduation dates and times can be found on the College's events calendar.
  • The location and beginning time of the ceremony will be announced several weeks prior to the event. The graduation ceremony typically last one hour.
  • The College provides academic gowns for all faculty participants. Cap and gown orders are obtained from Academic Affairs about six (6) weeks prior to each ceremony.
  • Faculty can also volunteer as marshals, ushers, and graduation committee members.
  • For more information, contact your Dean’s office.


Independent Study

In very limited circumstances, Independent study is designed to allow students to pursue, for credit, subject areas of interest outside of the existing College course structure. In certain instances, independent study may be used to complete the requirements for regularly offered courses.

Students wishing to take an independent study course must have the course approved by the Dean of the academic area. Faculty should refer interested students to the dean's office. If the independent study request is approved, the dean wil contact a faculty member teaching in the area of study to assist with the student.

Institute for Cultural Connections (ICC)

In an effort to connect MCC student to cultural events and programs, the Institute for Cultural Connections works as a resource to integrate cultural experiences into the curriculum.

For more information, contact MaryUmberger at (402) 457-2614.

International/Intercultural Program (IIE)

International/Intercultural Education offers cultural programming on campus throughout the year. Watch for promotional information via email, the Inside Story, and on posters across the campus. Many faculty incorporate IIE programming to enhance classroom instruction and encourage students to return to campus for lifelong learning opportunities after graduation. Inquiries or suggestions for programming can be made at (402) 457-2253 or bvelazquez@mccneb.edu.  Faculty or students interested in study abroad opportuniteis may contact the IIE office to explore study, work and volunteer options around the world. Contact IIE to identify MCC students or community members who may provide cultural presentations, assistance in the development of student projects or consultations wtih faculty and students related to global education. 

Multicultural Events

MCC sponsores a variety of annual events to promote and celebrate diversity.  Events may include:

  • January - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
  • February - Black History Month, Vietnamese New Year
  • March - Women's History Month
  • April - International Fair
  • May - Asian/Pacific Islander Month, Cinco de Mayo Celebration
  • June - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgener Pride Month
  • September - Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow
  • September 15-October 15 - Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month
  • October - Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • November - Native American Heritage Month, International Education Week
  • December - Kwanzaa

The Diversity Matters Film and Lecture Serieshosts one program monthly from September to May. 

The Diversity Matters Book Series features one book and book discussion quarterly beginning in the Fall quarter. 


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Updated 2/22/12


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