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Career Academy

What is A Career Academy?

Metropolitan Community College Career Academy provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn specific career knowledge and skills prior to high school graduation. By participating in year-long MCC Career Academies, students can explore a career field and even get a start on a degree and/or job, all while earning up to 37 college credit hours.


  • Hands-on learning environment
  • Knowledge of safety procedures
  • Job-seeking skills
  • Interpersonal skills for the workplace
  • A jumpstart on a college degree
  • Exposure to a college environment
  • No tuition or facility fee for Nebraska high school residents during the 2023-24 academic year.
    • Student are responsible for textbooks, materials, tools and any other course related fee.

To learn about transferability at local four-year colleges, please visit the Articulation webpage.


  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Student must have transportation to and from classes
  • Regular attendance required, class time approximately 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Completed application packet
  • Approval through the counselor at each participating high school is necessary


Current Nebraska High School students, grades 9 - 12, are automatically eligible to take credit classes at no tuition cost. Students will be responsible for tools, textbooks, and any other associated course fees. Tuition for dual enrolled students will be paid for by federal funding, directed by the State and CCPE. Learn more about the tuition waiver here.


Courses offered at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) have college-level content, subject matter, expectations and standards, and students will be graded accordingly. It is the responsibility of the student to comply with MCC’s student code of conduct and all standards set forth in the course syllabus.  Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the student controls access to their college records and parent(s)/legal guardian may not have access without completion of the Authorization to Release Student Information form.

Programs in 2023-2024

Note: A limited number of programs are offered at the Fremont location. Healthcare and Information Technology are offered at the Fremont location only.

Ready to Apply?

2023-24 Career Academy application acceptance closed on March 3, however, the below Career Academies are still accepting applications until filled:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Civil Engineering
  • Digital Cinema/Filmmaking
  • EMT
  • Fire Science
  • Horticulture
  • Human Services
  • IT Technician- Cyber Security
  • Photography
  • Powersports
  • Theater
  • Web and Mobile App Development

Step 1: Complete an MCC application. Once you know your MCC ID# you can complete the Career Academy application packet.

Step 2: Return completed application to Secondary Partnerships by email:


  • MCC will review all Career Academy applications in March 2023.
  • Notification of acceptance will be provided in April 2023.
  • Career Academy Orientation will be held in July 2023. This is a required event for all Career Academy students.
    • More information coming Spring 2023!


Phone: 531-MCC-2213

Metropolitan Community College
Attn: Secondary Partnerships
P.O. Box 3777, Building 7
Omaha, NE 68103-0777

Additional Resources:

Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships