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IT Internship & Career Readiness Program

JOB AND INTERNSHIP GUIDE

MCC Information Technology Department

Internships are a great way to build new skills, boost your resume and explore different careers. Internships can also lead to a full-time job. In fact, 7 in 10 internships do! MCC collaborates with many area businesses and organizations to offer internships and early job opportunities to INFO students. Many jobs are paid and allow for flexible scheduling as well.

CHECK YOUR READINESS

INFO students who meet all of the following criteria may be eligible for an internship:

  1. Completion of Course Requirements (listed below)
  2. Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  3. An MCC I.T. Faculty Endorsement or Recommendation
  4. A current resume that has been reviewed and approved by MCC I.T. Faculty or Staff.

Students who meet criteria 1 and 2 above will be invited to enroll in our I.T. Internship / Career Readiness Course to begin working towards satisfying criteria 3 and 4 if needed. This supplemental learning material is being offered at no additional charge to all qualifying MCC I.T. students. Those student who successfully complete these supplemental learning modules will earn digital badges which can be presented to perspective employers verifying that you meet our minimum expectations for I.T. career readiness.
To request enrollment in this course, please contact our INFO Department Earn-and-Learn Team via email at INFO-Earn-and-Learn@mccneb.edu. Please include "I.T. Career Readiness Course Enrollment Request" in the subject line of your email when requesting permission to enroll. Additionally, please be sure to include the following items in your email when requesting course enrollment:

  1. Your Full Name
  2. MCC Student ID
  3. An unofficial copy of your MCC course transcript which can be downloaded from the MyWay Student Planner.
  4. An instructor endorsement or recommendation for course enrollment

If you are not quite ready for this next step, please check out these resources:

MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Course Requirements:

Complete the INFO Core and I.T. focus area courses listed below. Additional courses may be recommended and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. For example, if your I.T. focus area is Desktop Support Specialist, you should complete INFO 1000, 1002, 2805, 1005, 1030, and 1125 prior to pursuing an MCC-sponsored internship.

For example, if your area of study is Desktop Support Specialist, you should complete INFO 1000, 1002, 2805, 1005, 1030, and 1125 prior to pursuing an MCC-promoted internship.

Administrative Technologies Professionals

  • INFO 1008 Business Office Communication
  • INFO 1010 Customer Service Skills
  • INFO 1013 Keyboard Skillbuilding
  • INFO 1211 Microsoft Word

Computer Programming and Computer Technology Transfer

  • IINFO 1003 - Problem Solving and Programming Logic
    or
    INFO 1499 - Computer Science I
  • INFO 2530 Data Structures using Java and
  • One Level 1 language such as INFO 1501 Python I or INFO 1526 C# (C-Sharp) Programming I

Database Management

  • INFO 1620 Introduction to Database Design
  • INFO 2630 Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • INFO 2640 - Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Programming

Data Science

  • INFO 1003 - Problem Solving and Programming Logic
  • INFO 1620 - Introduction to Database Design
  • INFO 2646 - Introduction to Data Science

Cisco Network Technician

  • INFO 1200 Cisco Introduction to Networks
  • INFO 1201 Cisco Routing and Switching

Cloud and Server Administration

  • INFO 1009 - Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • INFO 1111 - Linux Operating Systems I
  • INFO 1023 - Networking Essentials
    or
    INFO 1200 - Cisco Introduction to Networks

Cyber Security

  • INFO 1023 Networking Essentials
  • INFO 2805 Network and Info. Security Basics
  • INFO 2806 Network Attacks, Intrusions, and Penetration Testing
  • INFO 2808 Boundary Protection

Desktop Support Specialist

  • INFO 1005 IT Essentials PC Repair I
  • INFO 1030 Introduction to Service Desk Operations
  • INFO 1125 IT Essentials PC Repair II

Web Development

  • INFO 1015 - File Management and User Interface
  • INFO 1311 - Web Page Creation
  • INFO 1315 - Interface Design

DISCLAIMER: I.T. Internships, Interviews and/or Job offers are not guaranteed by the MCC I.T. Department. Participation in the I.T. Internship & Career Readiness Program simply provides students with priority or preferred consideration status by local employer partners.