Volume 2 Issue 2
MCC Wins the IBM Innovation Award for Education Excellence
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) was recently awarded the IBM
Innovation Award for Education Excellence. The award highlights the new Data
Center Management Program that is part of the Fremont Area Center expansion
project. The program was developed from the request in June 2008 of a local
company that was looking for trained personnel in the data center field. After
receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, MCC was able to begin
developing a program to train students to meet the demand for IT workers in
Nebraska and across the United States. The new Data Center Management Program
began in January 2009.
Renovations are underway at the South Omaha Campus Mahoney Building,
Fremont Area Center and Fort Omaha Campus Institute for the Culinary Arts.
CCPE Community College Study
The Nebraska Legislature recently passed LB340 directing the Nebraska
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE) to work with the
community colleges to explore the role and mission of the state´s
community colleges, the weighting of courses for reimbursement purposes, the
role of the Nebraska Community College Association or a similar entity,
membership in such an entity and coordination in the absence of such an entity.
The CCPE is to report its findings to the Legislature on or before December
Jeff Manzer and James Eddy Win Local AMATYC Math Exam
The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) is an
organization dedicated to providing a national forum for the improvement of
mathematics instruction in the first two years of college. There are
approximately 160 participating community colleges nationally. Student winners
from MCC were Jeff Manzer and James Eddy.
Join MCC for a career presentation entitled Working with Humans:
Overview or a book discussion for Lies My Teacher Told Me
The Fast Track to a New Career: Nurses UP!
Nurses UP! is a collaborative educational opportunity provided by Omaha
Area Health Education Center (AHEC), Arbor Education and Training and MCC.
Nurses UP! is a specialized program that offers students the opportunity to
earn 15.5 college credits in 11 weeks, along with clinical practice to apply
their knowledge hands-on in a real-life setting. Internships allow students to
connect with potential employers and are held at area hospitals and medical
centers. Upon completion of the program, students are trained in Certified
Nursing Assistant (CNA), Medication Aide (MA), Basic Life Skills (BLS) and
employability skills focused on the healthcare field.
MCC Students Making a Difference: Omaha Homeless Connect
Omaha Homeless Connect is a project designed to be a one-stop shop for the
homeless community to connect with services that might enhance their living
situations. Medical screening services were provided by a collaborative
group of physicians, medical students, pharmacy students, Emergency Medical
Services (EMS) students, nursing students and dental students from Creighton
University, Iowa Western Community College and MCC.
MCC Online Courses
With a focus on course integrity and quality, MCC continues to expand the
list of courses offered online. MCC will offer approximately 280 online
courses this fall. With the wide selection of courses offered online, MCC is
able to provide students with eight associate degree options and seven
certificate programs that can be attained completely online.
MCC Culinary Students at Village Pointe Farmers Market
Students enrolled in MCC´s Institute for the Culinary Arts will be
applying their craft and deepening their education through a unique, hands-on
experience at the Village Pointe Farmers Market. Students and their instructor
spend Saturdays at the market meeting vendors, learning about locally raised
and produced food items and filling their grocery bags.
Did You Know
MCC has a large impact on the local economy.
MCC Partners with JCC for Educational Advancement Opportunities
Metropolitan Community College Corporate Education & Training (CET)
Division, in partnership with the Pennie Z. Davis Early Childhood Development
Center at the Jewish Community Center (JCC), will offer on-site Early
Childhood Education credit courses for JCC´s staff members. This
partnership will enable participating staff members to earn an Associate
Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Faculty Profile: James Wolf
Graphic Communication Art and Design Instructor
Dates to Learn
Important dates for Summer quarter 2009.