May 3

May 3, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



MCC Auto Collision program given national recognition 


OMAHA, Neb. — The Collision Repair Education Foundation has named Metropolitan Community College’s Auto Collision Technology program a Tier 1 designation under their new Collision School Career Readiness Benchmark. The designation was determined based upon information provided by schools about capabilities of their program. MCC’s program is one of 17 nationwide to be given the designation and the only one in Nebraska. 


Auto collision programs across the country are recognized at different levels based upon criteria that focus on the number of hours of instruction, curriculum in place, along with the tools, equipment and supplies used to prepare students for employment in the industry. 


“To be recognized as a Tier 1 program is a testament to the great strides we have made,” said Joe Baker, Auto Collision Technology instructor. “Our industry has a dire need for new technicians and we are proud to be a school that can deliver. We couldn’t accomplish any of this without the support from our community-based advisory board or the supportive staff and administration.”


MCC’s program prepares students for the industry by covering the entire scope of the field, including basic and advanced metal finishing repair, frame repair and alignment, panel replacement, major body repair and all aspects of automotive painting using the latest technology. 


About the Collision Repair Education Foundation

Founded in 1991, the Collision Repair Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For more information, visit 




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