180 Re-entry Assistance Program (180 RAP) 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, Lincoln Correctional Center, 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:

  • Introduction to Business (BSAD 1000) provides a survey of the structure and functions of the American business system together with an overview of business organization, finance, managerial control, production and distribution, personnel, the interdependence of business and government, and consumer business relations.

  • 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.

  • Welding (WELD 1000) is a good first welding course. Students learn the elements of print reading with special emphasis on interpreting welding symbols. The course covers basic welding information, such as process fundamentals and selection considerations, weld types, joint design, and welding terminology. Students successfully completing this course are well-prepared for success in the program.

  • 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.


If you or someone you know is interested in participating in Metropolitan Community College’s 180 Re-entry Assistance Program (180 RAP), have them contact 180 RAP to schedule an orientation or intake sessions. Orientations are held at the Re-entry Center on MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus, building 9 on Tuesday at 6:00 pm and Thursday at 9:00 am. Each orientation takes about one hour. 180 RAP does accept walk-ins, however, it is best to call 531-622-7368 or email to reserve a seat. 


180 RAP offers an immediate access pantry to the re-entry population. You do not need any type of identification or proof of income or residence to utilize this service. Pantry items vary daily and, typically, include hygiene items, clothing, shoes and nonperishable food items. 


Staff is uniquely equipped to assist the re-entry population with obtaining employment upon release from jail or prison. 180 RAP assists with resume creation or updates, interview preparation and direct employment referrals. To schedule an appointment with the 180 RAP Resource & Employment Specialist, individuals must first attend the 180 RAP Orientation.

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


7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-7:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-9:30 p.m.


7 a.m.-9:30 p.m. 


8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Re-Entry Program Hours at MCC North Express:


8 a.m.-1 p.m.


11 a.m.-4 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
Scheryle Haynes, Re-entry peer mentor
Maddison Sullivan, Re-entry peer mentor
Dwayne Tucker, Re-entry peer mentor
Bob Blanchard, Re-entry coach
Carolyn Laible, Re-entry resource associate
Elida Padolina, Re-entry resource & data specialist
Marji VoorVart, Re-entry resource & employment 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