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July 19

July 19, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

New Fashion Design program opens doors for students in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — A new fashion design program will welcome its first students this fall quarter at Metropolitan Community College. The program will be the only of its kind in the Omaha metropolitan area. Students within the program will be able to earn an associate degree in fashion design.
With the help of the producers of Omaha Fashion Week, MCC will be able to offer courses that will teach them the tools they need to kick start their own business as designers or work in the industry in other ways, such as stylists, manufacturing or merchandising. As part of the collaboration with Omaha Fashion Week, MCC students will be eligible for apprenticeships with the organization.
“Having been making and designing my own clothing since I was 13 years old, the Fashion Design program to be offered this fall is a very exciting opportunity to share my passion with MCC students,” said Nanci Stephenson, MCC instructor, who was part of the creation of the program.

Currently, the only education available to students interested in fashion in Omaha is offered at Omaha South High School. Students enrolled at the high school will also be able to take advantage of dual enrollment, earning both high school and MCC college credits for classes within the program.
MCC’s fall quarter begins September 6. To learn more about the Fashion Design program, visit and make an appointment with an academic advisor.


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.