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Community Connection - Summer 2012
Community Connection Volume 5 Issue 2

Don't leave MCC without your degree, certificate or specialist diploma!

Completing an associate degree holds a lot of value. Full-time workers with an associate degree made an average $2,500 more per year than their counterparts with some college experience but no degree according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even if you plan to transfer, earn your degree first.
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Articulation, a fancy word for transfer agreement

So what are your options after you graduate from MCC? Well, of course you hope to begin working in your career field, but did you know you can also choose to pursue a bachelor's degree by transferring your credits to a four-year school? MCC makes it easy. The College has articulation agreements set up with more than 30 four-year area schools like UNO, UNL, UNMC, UNK and KU—just to name a few.
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Student Profile: Cecilia Newton

Graduation isn't something unfamiliar to Cecilia Newton, an MCC Human Services major. She graduated from cosmetology school and worked at a salon up until she started at MCC in September 2010. She plans to graduate from MCC in September 2012 with an applied science degree.
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The plan before the business plan

MCC's Entrepreneurship program is one of the College's fastest growing and is taught in a REAL mode—generally no tests. Work done in any of six regularly offered courses that run both on campus and online are specifically designed to mirror REAL tasks that REAL entrepreneurs either need to do or know about. Courses attract both those interested in new startup planning AND those already actively engaged in business seeking knowledge and assistance.
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The road to graduation is an exciting one. Oh, the places MCC will take you!

Who better to tell MCC's story than the students!
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Medical assisting is hot

MCC's top-notch one-year Medical Assisting certificate program is training our future workforce.
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Faculty profile: Dona Marotta

In Fall 2011, Alegent Health Clinic transitioned its Medical Assisting program to MCC in an effort to meet the increasing demand for medical assistants in the workforce. Lucky for MCC, that transition included Alegent's medical assisting program coordinator Dona Marotta. Marotta is now director of MCC's certified Medical Assisting program, plus works as an instructor.
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Metropolitan Community College—gen eds and so much more!

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