What is the 180 Re-Entry Assistance Program?

180 Re-entry Assistance Program serves the currently incarcerated and released populations. 180 RAP provides incarcerated individuals and those transitioning from correctional facilities with re-entry services and support. MCC's 180 RAP helps make a successful transition into college or a career.

180 RAP is based out of Fort Omaha Campus, Building 9. For more information, call 531-MCC-7368.

program description

Services include:

  • Skills and interest assessments

  • Career and educational goal setting

  • Work readiness and life skills training (credit and noncredit classes)

  • Registration assistance

  • Employment support

  • Introduction to MCC locations and resources

  • Transition support

  • Referrals to community agencies

  • Continuous coaching and tutoring

  • Credit analysis and transfer assistance

  • Financial aid and scholarship application referral and support

Credit courses inside state facilities

Credit classes are offered on-site at Omaha Correctional Center, Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility, Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, Nebraska State Penitentiary, Tecumseh State Correctional Institution and Community Correctional Center - Omaha.  

Credit classes are bundled into fast-track options for career training:

  • Business and entrepreneurship

  • Trades

  • Information technology

  • College and career preparation

These career pathways lead to stackable credentials and include courses such as:

  •  Business Law II (BSAD 1110) The course offers an introduction to ordinary legal aspects of business transactions involving such topics as legal rights and duties, law of contracts, law of sales, and law of property. It gives a general understanding and development of basic legal logic in business situations through the use of principles, cases, and information useful in determining the need for professional counsel.

  • Employability Skills (WORK 1400) allows students to enhance their interpersonal skills, improve their ability to work in teams, learn to communicate effectively, think creatively, use problem-solving techniques and explore competitive job-seeking strategies.

  • Introduction to Microcomputer Technology (WORK 0900) introduces students to essential technology skills in basic microcomputer components and functions, computer-based technologies, file management and word processing basics.

  • Blue Print Reading (CNST 1020) Students learn to read and interpret residential architectural plans, including terms and definitions, architectural drawings, alphabet of lines, description of lines, and floor plan, electrical, plumbing, section and mechanical symbols

  • Introduction to Process and Power Operations (PROT 1000) introduces students to various equipment and components found in the process and power operations industry. Topics include preventive and predictive maintenance, safety, lubrication, precision measuring devices, compressors, pumps, valves, steam systems, heat exchangers, cooling systems and process instrumentation


Noncredit Courses Inside State Facilities

Noncredit classes are offered to help the currently incarcerated gain employability and job seeking skills and assist the population with the transition back into society. Noncredit workshop topics include but are not limited to:

  • Welding

  • Career planning

  • Reintegration planning

  • Mastering soft skills: relationship building, time management, decision making, goal-setting

  • Long-term relief

These workshops are offered at Omaha Correctional Center, Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility, Nebraska Correctional Center for Women, Nebraska State Penitentiary, Tecumseh State Correctional Institution and Community Correctional Center - Omaha.  

Re-Entry Program Hours at Fort Omaha Campus, Building 9:


7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-8 p.m. 


8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Re-Entry Program Hours at MCC North Express:


9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

program staff

Patrick Cox, Re-entry peer mentor
Krista Crosby, Re-entry peer mentor
Glenn Flenorl, Re-entry peer mentor
Michelle Freeman, Re-entry peer mentor
Dwayne Tucker, Re-entry peer mentor
Bob Blanchard, Re-entry coach
Jordan Clark, Re-entry resource specialist
Carolyn Laible, Re-entry resource specialist
Marji VoorVart, Re-entry resource specialist
Sharri Wirth, Re-entry program coordinator
Diane Good-Collins, Re-entry program director

E-mail or call 531-MCC-7368 for more information. 

Mailing address:

Metropolitan Community College
Re-Entry Program, FOC, Building 9
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE  68103-0777