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MCC offers three programs for high school students to jumpstart their college education. Students take actual college courses online, at their high school or at an MCC location. Plus, students pay half-price of the current tuition rate and may transfer their college credit to any college or university that accepts MCC credit. Call 402-457-2213 for information on the programs below.

Dual Enrollment
The dual enrollment program allows high school students to earn both high school and college credit while in their high school classroom.

Career Academy
High school students juniors and seniors have the opportunity to attend a sequence of career classes with a cohort (a group of persons sharing a particular statistical or demographic characteristics) of their peers at MCC or community businesses. Many programs culminate in a specialist diploma. Popular Career Academies include Information Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant, Auto Collision Technology and Welding Technology.

CollegeNOW! is a program specifically designed for Nebraska high school students to get a jumpstart on their college education at a discounted price.

Enrolling for these programs is as easy as calling an academic advisor at any MCC location, 402-457-2400. Taking the ACT is not necessary, though MCC can use scores for class placement.

Four Start Dates during the Year
With MCC's quarter system, students can begin four times throughout the year—March, June, September and December with Career Academies and CollegeNOW! Dual Enrollment follows the high school districts' semesters.

MCC has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state, helping to alleviate some of the financial stress that comes along with college. Tuition is $43 per credit hour for residents with a $5 facilities fee. Don't forget, Nebraska high school students pay half-price of the current tuition rate.

Seven Locations in a Four-County Area, Plus Online Courses
MCC offers online, hybrid and on-campus course options to make getting a college education more convenient. There are seven locations in Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties including Elkhorn Valley Campus, Fort Omaha Campus, South Omaha Campus, Applied Technology Center, Fremont Area Center, Sarpy Center and Washington County Technology Center. A large array of day, night and weekend courses are also available to students.

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