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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.


  • Must be a high school junior or senior and at least 16 years of age
  • Student must have transportation to and from classes
  • Approval through the counselor at each participating high school 


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.


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.

2024-2025 Programs AND LOCATIONS       

Ready to Apply?

The 2024-25 Career Academy application window has closed.  Thank you to those students who have applied.  At this time, the only items being accepted are recommendation letters for current applicants.  

Application questions can be referred to

  • Applications accepted December 2023- March 8, 2024.
  • Applications are screened through April 2024.
  • Acceptance emails sent April 15, 2024.
  • Orientations will be held summer 2024.
    • Parent Orientation June 18, 6:30pm
    • Student Orientations July and August 2024, details sent to students via email.

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