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Aug. 24

Aug. 24, 2021


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office

GAP Assistance Program at MCC gives students many career options

OMAHA, Neb. - Metropolitan Community College now offers more than 25 credit and noncredit certificates that qualify for the GAP Assistance Program, a financial aid program designed to help individuals and families earn better paying jobs in a short amount of time. Programs include classes in areas of Business, Healthcare, Information Technology and the trades.  

"There's wide variety of classes available,” said Todd Hansen, director of Student Affairs. “There are classes in coding, digital marketing, pharmacy technology, project management and web development, just to name a few. These are excellent opportunities for students to earn a great wage in an exciting career.”

Certificates earned are industry recognized and, depending on the class, can take just weeks to complete. Classes will be offered throughout the fall and winter quarters but vary by class type. Credits earned while in a GAP Assistance Program course can also go toward an associate degree or transfer to another institution.  

There are requirements to qualify for GAP assistance. For more information on qualification and a full lineup of courses and schedules, visit  

About the GAP Assistance Program
The Community College Gap assistance program provides need-based tuition assistance for approved short-term credit and noncredit training programs that are in high-need fields. Financial assistance may be right for individuals who are un- or under-employed or are looking to up-skill to achieve career advancement. Since noncredit programs are not eligible for federal financial aid, GAP assistance is designed to bridge the funding gap for individuals that meet program and income guidelines.


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.