The present Nebraska community college system came into being in 1971 when the Nebraska Legislature created eight technical community college areas across the state. One of these new areas was called the Eastern Nebraska Technical Community College Area, which encompassed Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties. An area vocational technical school operated by the Omaha Board of Education already served part of this area.
MCC was created in 1974 when the Legislature consolidated the original eight technical community college areas into six. That year, the programs, personnel, assets, and liabilities of the former Omaha Nebraska Technical Community College Area merged with the Eastern Nebraska Technical Community College Area under a new name stipulated by amended legislative statutes: the Metropolitan Technical Community College Area. In 1992, the Legislature voted to change the name to Metropolitan Community College Area.
With a 2010–11 enrollment of more than 52,000 students (credit and noncredit), MCC continues to be one of the fastest growing postsecondary institutions in Nebraska. This enrollment compares to 2,430 credit students in 1974–75, the College's first year.
MCC is a comprehensive, full-service public community college supported by the taxpayers of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties. The College's mission is to serve the community with distinction. MCC is a role model in higher education.
MCC offers more than 175 one-year and two-year degrees and awards in business administration; computer and office technologies; culinary arts, hospitality, and horticulture; industrial and construction technologies; health and public services; social sciences and services; and visual and electronic technologies, as well as academic transfer programs. General support courses, classes for business and industry, and continuing education courses are also important parts of the College's service to the community.
All College programs are approved by the Nebraska State Department of Education for veterans' educational benefits.
In addition, the accrediting bodies of various professional associations approve many MCC educational programs.
- The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006.
- The Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs are approved by the Nebraska Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 95044, Lincoln, NE 68509.
- The Automotive Technology and Auto Collision Technology programs are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), 101 Blue Seal Dr. Ste. 101, Leesburg, VA 20175.
- All MCC Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66213.
- The Culinary Arts and Management program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission (ACFEIAC), 10 San Bartola Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32086.
- The Dental Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.
- The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), 1313 L St. NW Ste. 500, Washington, DC 20005.
- The Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, 4101 W. Green Oaks Blvd. Ste. 305-599, Arlington, TX 76016.
- The Financial Planning Certificate of Achievement in personal financial planning is a registered program with Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards, Inc., 1670 Broadway Ste. 600, Denver, CO 80202.
- The Human Services program is accredited by the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE), 2118 Plum Grove Rd. #297, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008.
- The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park St., Clearwater,
- The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610.
- Real Estate courses are approved by the
Nebraska Real Estate Commission, 1200 N St.
Ste. 402, P.O. Box 94667, Lincoln, NE 68509.
- The Respiratory Care Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 1248 Harwood Rd., Bedford,
- Theatre Technology is a registered apprenticeship program approved to grant an apprenticeship certificate by the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20210.
The Metropolitan Community College Foundation was established in 1977 as a separate, not-for-profit, IRS approved 501(c)3 corporation. The Foundation's mission is to provide financial support for students, faculty, staff, programs, and facilities and is promoted by a volunteer board of directors and development staff.
By connecting MCC with community supporters and alumni, the Foundation advances the College's mission and values and helps build the community it serves. From student scholarships to capital projects, the MCC Foundation offers prospective donors a wide array of giving opportunities to align their giving interests to the special projects underway at MCC.
The MCC Foundation accepts gifts of cash, life insurance, personal property, securities and stocks, or bequests. Gifts may be designated toward an existing fund or donors may create a new fund that meets their giving criteria. The MCC Foundation also offers prospective donors the option of creating endowed funds of $5,000 or more to provide annual and lasting gifts toward the project of their choice.
For more information on the MCC Foundation, visit www.mccneb.edu/foundation or call 402-457-2346.
MCC believes that diversity, in many forms and expressions, is essential to its educational mission and to its success as an institution. MCC values the pluralistic nature of society and recognizes diversity that includes, but is not limited to, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, social class, age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical or mental capability. MCC respects the variety of ideas, experiences, and practices that such diversity entails. It is MCC's commitment to ensure equal opportunity and to sustain a climate of civility for all who work or study at MCC or who otherwise participate in the life of the College. MCC celebrates and embraces diversity as a way to promote respect and enhance academic experiences, making the College a welcoming place to learn and grow while meeting the needs of a diverse population.
Faculty and staff are committed to creating curriculum and learning environments that empower students to become contributing members of an increasingly multicultural and diverse society. The College provides workshops, seminars, publications, and projects that foster the understanding and benefits of diversity and enhance shared values. Staff are encouraged to nurture the sensitivity and mutual respect that is fundamental to valuing diversity. Through a supportive intellectual and social climate, MCC promotes freedom of thought, speech, innovation, and creativity.
Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity
Metropolitan Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability, or sexual orientation in admission or access to its programs and activities or in its treatment or hiring of employees. The College complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, and all civil rights laws of the state of Nebraska and the city of Omaha.
Contacts: Concerning Title VI (race), Title IX (gender equity), Section 504 (disability), and Americans with Disabilities Act/Program and Services Accessibility and Age, contact:
- vice president for campuses and student affairs: 402-457-2681 (students)
- associate vice president of human resources: 402-457-2236 (employees)
- director of facilities: 402-457-2529 (accessibility)
Concerning hiring and employment-related complaints of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, retaliation, or for affirmative action and diversity issues, contact:
- associate vice president for equity and diversity: 402-457-2649
The address for all of the above individuals is as follows:
Metropolitan Community College
30th and Fort streets
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-0777
Any person with information concerning possible violations of law or fiscal waste or fiscal mismanagement in College operations may contact:
6542 S. 118th St.
Omaha, NE 68137
Office: 402-457-7200 ext. 8030
Cell phone: 402-612-1843
Solicitation And Distribution Of Literature
The College forbids the solicitation of students, employees, visitors, and guests on College property for the sale of goods and services, religious or charitable purposes, or any other activity not officially sanctioned by the College without the prior consent of the president or designee.
The College reserves the right to limit the time, place, and manner of solicitation on College property for any purpose and by any individual or group to reasonable times, places, and methods that do not interfere with the educational or student activities of the College; the safe and unobstructed movement of students, employees, visitors, and guests of the College; the safety of all individuals on College property; and promotion of the cleanliness and preservation of College grounds and facilities.
The College prohibits the placement of any kind of flyer or other kind of paper, sticker, pamphlet, or other solicitous information, whether for-profit or not, on any vehicles or anywhere else on College property at any time. College organizations wishing to post announcements on approved College bulletin boards must seek prior permission of the campus dean, executive director, or their designees.