Metropolitan Community College - Gateway to College
COVID-19 Information

11/25/2020 3:00:00 PM

We look forward to supporting you this quarter. Most MCC education and training courses will remain online or remote, reserving campus use for face-to-face and blended sections that involve significant hands-on learning. More info

Inclement Weather

1/15/2021 05:00:00 PM

Due to inclement weather, all Metropolitan Community College locations will be closed today. Online and remote learning activities will continue as normal.

Gateway to College

what is gateway to college?

Gateway to College is a nationally recognized scholarship and dual-credit high school diploma completion program. The program serves students ages 16-20 years of age who would like an educational setting that is individually tailored for student success.  Students earn their high school diploma while progressing toward a college certificate or associate degree.  Interested students participate in an application, admission and orientation process.  

gateway to college is for students who:

  • Are 16-20 years old
  • Read at an appropriate level
  • Want a different educational setting
  • Are ready to earn college credit
  • Are ready to earn a high school diploma, not a GED
  • Are able to complete their high school diploma by age 21
  • Are approved by previous high school


Gateway to College students learn how to succeed in a college setting under the guidance of an attentive team of instructors and student resources specialists. The resources specialists help students navigate the college experience - everything from teaching students about goal setting and careers to providing referrals to community resources. During the first quarter, students learn in a small community of peers at the MCC Fort Omaha Campus while completing English, math and career classes.


our team:

Amber Tjaden, assistant director Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2482
Jermaine Ballard, resource specialist Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2488
Jordan Pirtle, director of Secondary Partnerships and Gateway to College, 531-MCC-2380


Phone: 531-MCC-2746
Metropolitan Community College
Fort Omaha Campus
5300 N. 30th St., Building 7
Omaha, NE 68103

Visit the national Gateway to College website to learn more about the program.


Gateway to College