Daily news reports repeat the concern: the United States is facing a significant shortage of healthcare workers. As our population ages, this shortage is quickly reaching crisis proportions. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a need for 5.3 million healthcare workers to fill job openings created by departures and new positions. As baby boomers age, the growth rate of new jobs in healthcare professions will be 28.8 percent annually until 2010 — twice the rate of job growth in non-healthcare professions.
Metropolitan Community College is doing its part to prepare healthcare workers for our region. A significant effort is now underway to house all MCC healthcare programs under one roof at the Mahoney Building located on the South Omaha Campus. This program consolidation will improve efficiencies for students, while enabling the College to invest in cutting edge technologies and learning environments that reflect best
practice across health-related professions.
The College offers associate degrees in nursing, respiratory care and professional health studies, along with fire protection technology. Shorter-term training programs include Licensed Practical Nursing certification, Emergency Medical Technician, Certified
Nursing Assistant, Dental Assisting and Paramedicine.
Your support for the renovations and repairs needed for the new health sciences center at the South Omaha Campus will help us continue our tradition of excellence in healthcare training and help advance the region’s place as a leader in health services education.