Jan. 18

Jan. 18, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC’s North Downtown presence highlighted by courses aligned with “makerhood”


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will offer three new noncredit courses in the up-and-coming Omaha Makerhood District, an area of North Downtown focused on creating a successful environment for craftsmen, artists and entrepreneurs. The courses will teach students techniques in fashion and upholstery.


“This area of Omaha focuses on some of the arts that we may have forgotten as a society,” says Gary Girard, MCC Continuing Education director. “Learning how to create a stunning dress or re-upholster old furniture is now possible at MCC with these new course offerings.”


The new courses aren’t the first time MCC has offered noncredit courses in North Downtown. The College currently rents space at the Mastercraft Building, where courses and workshops are taught in the FabLab, a collaborate space that utilizes 3-D printers and other unique equipment to create prototypes and enable entrepreneurs.


Offered in the Omaha Makerhood District, 1141 N. 11th St., the courses are Couture Techniques: Making a Vintage Two-Piece, Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Upholstery 101, Feb. 4 through March 18, 9 a.m.-noon; and Vintage Couture Apron, Feb. 18, 11 a.m-3 p.m.


For more information about the courses or to sign-up, visit or call 531-MCC-2620.




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.