May 25

May 25, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC introduces new training model to combat auto technician shortage


OMAHA, Neb. — To help address the local shortage of automotive technicians and train students for in-demand careers, Metropolitan Community College will introduce the Automotive Express Lane Certificate Training course beginning June 4. The six-week training course will teach individuals how to perform express lane services and other skills needed in the automotive service industry. 


Students enrolled in the course will learn how to perform oil and filter changes, wiper blade and air filter replacements, battery tests and replacements, tire rotation, tire repair, multi-point inspections, bulb replacements, alignment checks and more. As part of the course, students can also earn up to 11 National Coalition of Certification Centers certificates in key areas. The class will be held 8 a.m.-noon, Monday through Friday, June 4-July 16 at the College’s South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. 


“Completion of this training course will help students earn in-demand jobs locally in the automotive service industry. Students earning full-time employment can always take automotive courses at MCC in the future, with classes designed to fit their busy schedules," said Jim Champion, MCC’s transportation trades coordinator.  


GAP tuition assistance is available for training participants. To enroll, call Jim Champion at 531-MCC-4728. 




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.