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Dec. 18

Dec. 18, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, mobile

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC announces new noncredit equestrian certificate

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College is now offering a noncredit equestrian certificate, an award students can achieve after taking a series of classes. The certificate will introduce students to perspective employers and improve their résumé for a career in the field. To earn the certificate, students must complete Horse Courses 101 and 102, Horse Handling and Grooming, Stable Management and a 40-hour internship. 

 

In the certificate program, students will learn about career pathways in addition to important topics in keeping horses happy and healthy. Classes will teach anatomy, nutrition, healthcare, grooming techniques and even business aspects in the equine world. 

 

Class times vary, with some beginning in January and in the spring. Classes will be held at the Elkhorn Valley Campus, 829 N. 204th St., and at Quail Run Horse Center, 22021 W. Maple Road. For more information or to register, visit mccneb.edu/equestrian. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.