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Jan. 31

Jan. 31, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Online course from MCC to offer Competency-Based Education

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College's Workforce Innovation Division is offering an online course called Explore Competency-Based Education. The class focuses on professional development by emphasizing technical skill development and training. The eight-week course begins Monday, Feb. 5 and runs through Monday, April 2. The class will be using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format to deliver the course on Canvas.net.

 

MCC Workforce Innovation Division is implementing Competency-Based Education through two new projects—a Nebraska Department of Education Partnerships for Innovation grant, and an experimental Competency-based Career and Technical Education (CBE) project approved by the United States Department of Education. A Partnerships for Innovation Grant from the Nebraska Department of Education awarded to the Workforce Innovation Division enables MCC to provide professional development for teams from each Nebraska community college to build capacity in CBE.

 

CBE is one of the fastest growing initiatives in higher education. It is a structured approach to learning in which learning is time-flexible, mastery-specific with a direct linkage to workplace needs. Additionally, students are required to perform learning activities to specific standards which are evaluated by authentic assessments that prove learning outcomes.

 

Students who participate in CBE programs typically experience greater persistency, lower tuition costs, and graduate more quickly than those who do not. 

 

To register for the course, visit canvas.net/browse/mcc/courses/competency-based-ed. For more information, call 531-MCC-2400.  

 

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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.