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High School Academies

WHAT IS THE HIGH SCHOOL CAREER ACADEMY?

MCC’s Career Academy program is designed to provide high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to jump start their post-secondary education. MCC Career Academies increase student knowledge in various career fields prior to high school graduation, so more informed career choices can be made. Through a MCC Career Academy, students gain practical skills for specific career areas, knowledge of safety procedures, job-seeking skills, interpersonal skills for the workplace, and exposure to a college environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • Must be 16 years old and meet any criteria listed in program description
  • Must have transportation to and from classes and internship/apprenticeship site
  • Must complete an application and be selected to participate

Applications available starting December 7, 2020 from your high school guidance counselor, or online.
Application Deadline: March 5, 2021.

ADMINISTRATIVE TECHNOLOGY

COURSE SCHEDULE

Location: Sarpy Center - 91st & Giles

Office professionals are the core of most businesses. As businesses continue to expand and work with increasingly complex technology, the need for advanced training and professional certification becomes more important every day. This flexible and broadly based degree prepares students for a career in a variety of office and administrative support professions by providing students with a broad knowledge of Microsoft Office™ applications, business office knowledge, and communication and interpersonal skills. These skills provide students the foundation needed to keep the offices organized and running smoothly and to work with much of the valuable data that companies need in today’s rapidly changing business world. Aspiring supervisors, executive assistants, and general office workers find this program useful in developing their productivity and capacity for advancement.

Year 1 Student 2021-2022 - Students obtain the Office Administrative Professional Career Certificate
Course Title Credits Times Days
September - November, 2021
INFO 1001 Information Systems and Literacy 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 M, W
INFO 1010 Customer Service Skills 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 T, TH
INFO 1013 Keyboard Skillbuilding 2.0 1:00 – 3:00 F
December, 2020 – February, 2022
INFO 1008 Business Office Communications 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 M, W
INFO 1228 MS Office Apps 1 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 T, TH
March – May, 2022
INFO 1227 Technology Applications 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 M, W
INFO 1229 MS Office Apps 2 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 T, TH
Total Credit Hours 29

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

INFO 1001 - Information Systems and Literacy - This course introduces students to computer technology concepts and skills needed to be successful in their academic and professional lives. Topics include hardware, desktop and cloud-based applications, computer ethics, effective research techniques, security, and the Internet. NOTE: A basic understanding of computer systems is recommended prior to taking this course.
INFO 1008 - Business Office Communications - Students explore the use of technology and methods used for effective written and verbal communication in today’s business environment. Students learn to compose and edit various types of business communications that include the proper usage of basic English grammar and punctuation rules to structure and organize their writing. Students also acquire technology skills using the Microsoft Office Outlook software to compose and send electronic mail and to maintain electronic calendars, task lists, and contact lists. Students learn the objectives for the Microsoft ® Office Specialist certification exam for Outlook.
INFO 1010 - Customer Service Skills - Students study the importance of customer service satisfaction and the functions of customer relations systems. Students also learn the soft skills needed to provide effective customer service and support in a variety of business environments.
INFO 1013 - Keyboard Skillbuilding - Students complete diagnostic testing using the alphabetic keyboard and numeric keypad to determine current keyboarding skills. Students then use the alphabetic keyboard and numeric keyboard to complete individualized practice drills to improve keyboarding speed and accuracy and complete variety of progress check timings to evaluate improvement of keyboarding skills during the course. NOTE: Students must have prior keyboarding experience. Recommended speed for enrollment and optimal success is 30 wpm. Because students progressively improve keyboarding skills throughout the course, proficiency testing to receive credit for the course is not provided.
INFO 1228 - MS Office Apps I – Students use basic features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to produce professional documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. INFO 1229, MS Applications II, is a continuation of this course.
INFO 1227 - Technology Applications – Students utilize modern technology tools to learn and apply practices for effective management of information. Students also gain an overview of ethics in technology, government regulations, and advances in information security.
INFO 1229 - MS Office Apps II – This course is a continuation of INFO 1228, MS Applications I. Students use intermediate and advanced features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to edit and refine professional documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Students who successfully complete this course are prepared to take the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Associate level Word, Excel, and PowerPoint certification exams.

FULL STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT

Course schedule

Location: Fort Omaha Campus – 30th and Fort

This program is designed to teach students HTML5, CSS, and basic computer development concepts such as flow control and object-oriented programming concepts. Students gain the knowledge and skills of the essential elements of web application development (i.e. Full Stack Web Development). This program prepares students for employment as entry-level web application developers.

Year 1 Student 2021-2022 (High School Web Development Level I Career Certificate)
Title Course Credits Times Days
June – August 2021
INFO 1001 Introduction to Information Literacy 4.5 Online/Remote Delivery n/a
September – November 2021
INFO 1003 Problem Solving and Programming Logic 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 W
INFO 1311 Web Page Creation 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 TH
December, 2021 – February, 2022
INFO 1521 Java Programming I 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 W
INFO 1325 Software Engineering Foundation I 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 TH
March – May, 2022
INFO 1620 Introduction to Database Design 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 W
INFO 1335 Software Engineering Foundations II 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 TH
Total Credit Hours 27

Year 2 Student 2022-2023 (High School Web Programming Level II Career Certificate)
Course Title Credits Times Days
September - November, 2022
INFO 1531 Java Programming II 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 W
INFO 2124 JavaScript I 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 TH
December, 2022 - February, 2023
INFO 1541 Java Programming III 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 W
INFO 1134 React 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 TH
March - May, 2023

*Choose Two from the List Below:

INFO 2134 React Native 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 M
INFO 2439 Mobile Application Development (Flutter) 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 TH
INFO 2981 Internship 4.5 n/a n/a
INFO 2991 Full-Stack Capstone/Internship 4.5 n/a n/a
Total Credit Hours 27
Total Credit Hours After 2 Years 54

*Note: Schedule is for students who took 1st year in 2021-2022

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

INFO 1001 - Introduction to Information Literacy - This course is designed to illustrate what it means to be digitally literate and to demonstrate what can be accomplished using a computer. Topics include hardware, software, operating systems, peripherals, and troubleshooting. Skills or working in an Internet or networked environment and for maximizing your communication, education, collaboration, and social interaction in a safe and ethical way is also discussed in the course. Students will also learn to use popular software application programs to process documents found in a business or school environment. The course is aligned with the IC3 Digital Literacy Certification.
*Note: A basic understanding of computer systems is recommended prior to taking this course. Students desiring to take a basic introductory computer course should enroll in WORK 0900 Introduction to Microcomputer Technology.
INFO 1003 - Problem Solving and Programming Logic - Students learn techniques that will help build a firm foundation in problem solving and programming concepts. These techniques present the concepts of problem solving, and introduction to how problems are solved on computers, mathematical concepts required for problem solving using a computer and logic needed to understand a problem. Students use flowcharts, pseudocode, and algorithms to document and demonstrate logic as a solution to a problem.
INFO 1134 – React Web Application Development - Students learn Full Stack development workflow using React, a JavaScript library for building user interfaces and applications using the latest innovative technologies emerging in the world of web development.
INFO 1311 - Web Page Creation - This course teaches students how to create basic websites using HTML and CSS specifications. It covers creating HTML pages that include links, images, tables, multimedia, and forms and discusses additional advanced features such as implementing Web interactivity using JavaScript and jQuery. Students use CSS to control the format and layout of Web pages and learn how to use responsive design for print, mobile devices, and tablets.
INFO 1325 - Software Engineering Foundation I - Students explore the tools, techniques, and processes used for software engineering, development and deploying. Students are introduced to version management tools and techniques using the Command Line interface to interact with development tools. Students are also introduced to team-based development concepts.
INFO 1335 - Software Engineering Foundations II - Prerequisites: INFO 1003, INFO 1325, INFO 1521, and INFO 2124 — must be completed prior to taking this course. Students explore software engineering concepts including project management and software architecture, design methodologies, and software testing practices in a collaborative development environment.
INFO 1521 - Java Programming - Prerequisite: INFO 1003 must be completed prior to taking this course. This course introduces the Java object-oriented programming language. Topics and activities include Java language essentials, writing Java programs in order to solve a variety of basic problems, design and testing techniques, working with arrays and simple data structures, creating basic graphical interfaces using applications and applets, and working with input and output files.
INFO 1531 - Java Programming II - Prerequisite: INFO 1521 must be completed prior to taking this course. This course is for students experienced with Java and object-oriented programming. Topics include additional exception handling, data structures, database access and applications, multimedia, multithreading, and Internet/browser applications.
INFO 1541 - Java III - Prerequisites: INFO 1003, INFO 1521, INFO 1531 must be completed prior to taking this course. Students build on the basics of Java to create the backend of a web application. Frameworks are used alongside Java to enable dependency injection and database access. Students use the Application Programming Interface (API) for each framework covered in the course. Concepts covered are Model, View, Controller (MVC), Dependency Injection, Servlets, Containers, and Version Control for industry level backend development.
INFO 1620 - Introduction to Database Design - Prerequisite: INFO 1003 must be completed prior to taking this course. This course is an introduction to database design, implementation, and management. It covers the basics of database design and manipulation. Topics include relationships, database normalization, constraints, data modeling, multi-user database architectures, and exploration of various DBMS software products. Students learn how to design and manipulate the database in order to maintain and present data that is accurate, meaningful, and supportive to a business environment. NOTE: Students must receive a C or better in this course to enroll in a capstone course.
INFO 2124 - JavaScript I - Prerequisites: INFO 1003 and INFO 1311 must be completed prior to taking this course. Students learn basic data structures and methods used to work with JavaScript on the client side as well as on the server side.
INFO 2134 – React Native Mobile Development - Students learn client-side JavaScript, outlining basic data structures and methods used to work with JavaScript on the client side as well as on the server side. Students build on concepts introduced in JavaScript I. Students are also introduced to a modern front-end framework and will learn to build engaging mobile apps using React Native, a JavaScript framework that integrates directly with mobile platforms.
INFO 2439 – Mobile Application Development (Flutter) - Students learn hybrid mobile application development using the Flutter framework with the Dart programming language.
INFO 2981 – Internship - The internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge, learn new techniques, and get on-the-job training at approved work sites. Interested students must contact their faculty advisors to develop internships to meet their academic and career goals. Based on state guidelines, students must complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.
INFO 2991 – Full-Stack Capstone/Internship - Students integrate skills and knowledge acquired throughout the Full-Stack Web Development curriculum in developing, managing, and executing a web application project from concept to completion. NOTE: This course should be taken during the final quarter of the degree program. This course is offered in the fall and spring quarter.

*All students must have a basic knowledge of computer technology. All classes are Hybrid format. MCC’s credit online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses are delivered via a Learning Management System called Canvas. Canvas is a website that provides a user-friendly way for teachers to place course materials, interactive and/or collaborative activities, and assessments online. Students have an intuitive way to interact with the course materials and with other students. With Canvas, students can upload files to submit assignments, post messages to forums, take tests and more. Students can check their progress and grades at any time during the course.

GOOGLE SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

COURSE SCHEDULE

Location: Fort Omaha Campus – 30th and Fort

The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is a hands-on, online program designed to prepare beginner learners for entry-level jobs in IT Support upon completion of the certificate, or continued education in the field. The program is exclusively developed by Google and covers all the fundamentals of IT support, including troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security.
 

Year 1 Student 2021-2022
Course Title Credits Times Days
September – November 2021
INFO 1000 Workplace Skills Technology 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 M, W
INFO 1022 IT Support Fundamentals 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 T, TH
December, 2021 – February, 2022
INFO 1030 Computer Networking and Desktop Support 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 M, W
INFO 1135 Operating Systems Management For Desktop Support 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 T, TH
March – May, 2022
INFO 2261 System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 M, W
INFO 2942 IT Security for Desktop Support 4.5 1:00 – 3:00 T, TH
Total Credit Hours 27

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

INFO 1000 – Workplace Skills Technology - Students experience multiple opportunities to apply Nebraska Career Readiness Standards including developing interpersonal skills, working in teams, practicing effective communication skills, and utilizing problem-solving techniques. Students gain knowledge in establishing a personal brand, skills in networking, and develop a professional career portfolio including an industry-specific resume, work projects, and accomplishments. Students learn IT industry work expectations and job search strategies. (Cross-listed as WORK 1400)
INFO 1022 – IT Support Fundamentals - Students will study the concepts, standards, and practices to prepare them for a role as an entry-level IT Support Specialist. Students focus on topics such computer hardware concepts, the internet, computer software, troubleshooting, and customer service fundamentals.
INFO 1030 – Computer Networking and Desktop Support - This course provides students with insight to networking concepts most often associated with the IT support desk function. Students focus on topics such as the TCP/IP model, commonly used protocols, network troubleshooting strategies, and providing support for cloud-based products.
INFO 1135 – Operating Systems Management for Desktop Support - This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to effectively perform critical tasks essential to manage software, users, and hardware. Topics include overviews of the Windows and Linux operating systems, installation and configuration tasks, and user account creation and maintenance.
INFO 2261 – System Administration and IT Infrastructure Services - Students study concepts associated with providing support across an enterprise network. Students will master common tasks associated with maintaining computer systems in a mult-user environment such as server configuration, computer and user management, and user productivity. Students will also study concepts associated with cloud computing and managing cloud resources.
INFO 2942 – IT Security for Desktop Support - During this course, students examine a wide variety of security topics, tools, and best practices. Topics covered include security threats, attacks, tools, and hardware used to secure networks. Other topics include encryption, safeguarding data, and authentication/authorization/accounting services. Students will demonstrate knowledge of information security concepts through the creation of a multi-layered security architecture.

IT TECHNICIAN

COURSE SCHEDULE

Location: Fort Omaha Campus –30th and Fort

The certificate’s curriculum directly aligns to the following IT industry certifications:

  •  CompTIA A+  
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Desktop Associate (MDA)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Year 1 Student 2021-2022
Course Title Credits Times Days
September - November, 2021
INFO 1002 Introduction to Information Technology 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 M
INFO 1200 Cisco Introduction to Networks 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 T
December, 2021 - February, 2022
INFO 1105 IT Essentials PC Repair I 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 M
INFO 1201 Cisco Switching, Routing, and Wireless 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 T
March - May, 2022
INFO 1125 IT Essentials PC Repair II 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 M
INFO 2220 Cisco Enterprise Networking, & Security 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 T
Total Credit Hours 27

Year 2 Student 2022-2023 (students who took 1st year in 2021)
Course Title Credits Times Days
September - November, 2022
INFO 1110 Windows Operating Systems I 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 M, W
INFO 2225 CCNA Security 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 T, TH
December, 2022 - February, 2023
NFO 1120 Windows Operating Systems II 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 M, W
INFO 1111 Linux Operating Systems I 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 T
March - May, 2023
INFO 2806 Network Attacks, Intrusions, and Penetration Testing 4.5 1:00 - 3:00 T, TH
Total Credit Hours 22.5
Total Credit Hours After 2 Years 49.5

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

INFO 1002 - Introduction to Information Technology - Students examine the role of information technology in organizations including fundamentals of hardware and software, logical problem- solving techniques, creating secure environments, database fundamentals and the integration of web technologies. Students conduct a skills gap analysis and create career plan.
INFO 1110 – Windows Operating Systems I - This course introduces students to Microsoft Windows desktop operating system. Students learn fundamental concepts to effectively use and manage the Microsoft Windows desktop operating system. Many of the objectives comply with industry standard certification exam objectives. NOTE: Students must receive a C or better in this course to enroll in a capstone course.
INFO 1120 – Windows Operating Systems II - Prerequisite: INFO 1110. Students learn fundamental concepts of effective use and management of the Microsoft Windows desktop operating system. This course continues the exploration of the Microsoft Windows desktop operation system from an administration perspective. Course objectives align with objectives of the Microsoft Desktop Administrator Associate certification.
INFO 1105 - IT Essentials PC Repair I - This course emphasizes the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Through hands-on activities, students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and perform basic troubleshooting of hardware problems. This course prepares students for Comp TIA A+ certification.
INFO 1111 - Linux Operating Systems I - Students gain a broad overview of the Linux operating system. Students learn the fundamental concepts of Linux required to use the system effectively. Topics include the BASH shell, getting help, editors, variables, redirection and piping, directories and files, links, the FHS, locating and searching files, and other basic topics. INFO 1121 picks up where this course leaves off in covering the sections of TestOut’s Linux Pro product. Together they prepare the student for Linux+ certification.
INFO 1125 - IT Essentials PC Repair II - Prerequisite: INFO 1105 must be completed prior to taking this course. Students experience advanced, hands-on topics of hardware and software repair. Students conduct basic electronic trouble shooting, wireless networking, and system security. Through hands-on activities, students learn configuration procedures and more advanced trouble shooting procedures. Topics of discussion and written labs include printers, mobile devices, and wireless operations. This course further prepares students for the Comp TIA A+ certification.
INFO 1200 – Cisco Introduction to Networks - Students are introduced to the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. Concepts covered include: numbering systems, networking models and protocols, networking equipment types and configuration, and core network security principles. Students will design, build, and troubleshoot a small network and configure and secure routers and switches.
INFO 1201 – Cisco Introduction to Networks - Prerequisite: INFO 1200. Students will examine the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students configure routers and switches based on specifications to enable basic network functionality for both wired and wireless networks. Students will troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues to include virtual LANs, spanning-tree protocol, EtherChannel, inter-VLAN routing, and redundant links in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will examine network vulnerabilities and harden devices to mitigate attacks. Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP.
INFO 2200 – Cisco Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation - Prerequisite: INFO 1200 and INFO 1201 Students examine the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students will develop and apply advanced configurations for routers and switches enabling advanced functionality to include more complex security configuration. By the end of this course, students will configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, ACLs, NAT, VPN, and QoS. Students will also develop network monitoring performance metrics and learn virtualization and automation concepts.
INFO 2225 – CCNA Security - Prerequisite: INFO 2220. Students learn basic security concepts and apply them to realistic scenarios given a set of specifications. Students will develop and apply advanced configurations for routers and switches enabling enhanced security. By the end of this course, students will configure and troubleshoot routers, switches, and firewalls to provide a secure network for data transmission. Students will develop a network security policy and implement the policy through a secure network design.
INFO 2806 - Network Attacks, Intrusions, and Penetration Testing - This course covers attack and intrusion methods and how to defend against them. By studying network security from the point of view of the cracker and hacker, students get hands-on exposure to penetration testing and intrusion detection systems as well as methods used to circumvent systems, malicious code and its impact on systems, and defense against attacks.

 

*All students must have a basic knowledge of computer technology. All classes are Hybrid format. MCC’s credit online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses are delivered via a Learning Management System called Canvas. Canvas is a website that provides a user-friendly way for teachers to place course materials, interactive and/or collaborative activities, and assessments online. Students have an intuitive way to interact with the course materials and with other students. With Canvas, students can upload files to submit assignments, post messages to forums, take tests and more. Students can check their progress and grades at any time during the course.