MCC 180 Re-entry Assistance Program

Metropolitan Community College’s 180 Re-entry Assistance Program (180 RAP) serves the currently incarcerated and released populations. 180 RAP provides services and support to incarcerated individuals and those transitioning from correctional facilities so they can make a successful transition and achieve their education and employment goals.

The Re-entry Center is based out of MCC’s main campus—Fort Omaha Campus—in building 9, on the north end of campus. 

Walk-ins are welcome or feel free to call with additional questions:  531-622-7368 or 531-MCC-RENT.

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:

  • 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.

Incarcerated men listen attentively to their instructor

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

  • Reintegration Planning

  • Mastering Soft Skills: Relationship Building, Time Management, Decision Making and Goal Setting

  • Financial Empowerment

  • Long Term Relief

These workshops are offered at correctional facilities and on campus.


If you or someone you know is interested in participating in Metropolitan Community College’s 180 Re-entry Assistance Program (180 RAP), Orientations are held at the Re-entry Center on MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus, building 9 during normal business hours. Orientation takes about one hour and it is required prior to receiving services. 


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 Orientation.

If you are an employer interested in scheduling a tour or would like to learn more about Metropolitan Community College’s Re-entry Center and 180 RAP, please contact us. If you would like to forego the tour and receive potential employment referrals from 180 RAP, complete the Employment Referral Information Form and scan to

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


7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 


7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

program staff

Patrick Cox, Re-entry peer mentor
Glenn Flenorl, Re-entry peer mentor
Christina Glass, Re-entry peer mentor
Dwayne Tucker, Re-entry peer mentor
Christina Vollman, Re-entry peer mentor
Maya Mack, Re-entry office assistant
Bob Blanchard, Re-entry coach
Carolyn Laible, Re-entry resource associate
Elida Padolina, Re-entry resource & data specialist
Terry Ricketts, Re-entry 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 Center, FOC, #9
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-0777

180 RAP team members