Volume 2 Issue 4
Health and Public Services Welcome Change
Pinpointed as one of the critical industries for workforce in the nation
because of current and predicted shortages, Health and Public Services at
Metropolitan Community College (MCC) is an academic area experiencing a lot
of growth—around 113 percent. To meet the needs of this growing academic area,
planning began in early 2008 to renovate approximately 53,000 square feet of
the Mahoney Building on the South Omaha Campus. Today those renovations are
Color Me Green
MCC is taking the lead in working to improve the environment, better serve
the community and reduce operating costs. This year, MCC hired Daniel Lawse as
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices. Lawse´s main objective in this new
position is to lead a Sustainability Committee overseeing six areas of
sustainability at the College—food, energy, water, transportation, curriculum
Pass to Class Receives A+
A new pilot program, Pass to Class, partners MCC with Metro Area Transit
(MAT) to provide quarterly bus passes to MCC credit students. The passes are
valid while MCC is in session and can be used to travel to and from MCC
locations and for other education-related purposes along established MAT
routes. The program is the first of its kind in Omaha and is a great
¿Usted Habla Español?
With a growing Hispanic population throughout the city, Omaha Public
Schools (OPS) saw a need for basic Spanish-language training for its teachers
and staff. Working with MCC´s Corporate Education & Training
Division, administration at OPS pursued the idea of Command Spanish®
MCC: A Real Value to the Community
Metropolitan Community College, Metro Tech, Metro Community College, MCC,
whichever name you know the College by, it holds a memory for you. Whether you
attended MCC in the past or your children go there now, whether you have
attended an event or been the recipient of a service-learning effort, whether
you are simply a neighbor to a site or know the College only through others,
it is clear to see that MCC is ingrained in the community. A community MCC has
been serving for more than 35 years.
In a Nutshell
MCC serves 35 percent of the community college students in Nebraska.
Did You Know
Student service-learning projects help MCC connect with the community.
Robots vs. Avatars
The Information Technology (IT) Program at MCC saw the value in finding
courses that appeal to all age groups but especially excite young people to
enter the IT field, and the new Introduction to Robotics course was just one.
Next came gaming.
Faculty Profile: Ted Tucker
Computer Programming Technology Instructor.
Dates to Learn
Important dates for Winter quarter 2009.