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Code School

The Metropolitan Community College Code School is a nine-month, hands-on program where students will learn computer coding skills while working in teams using Agile methodology, a proven, employer-desired structure for web development. The 20-hour per week, part-time program will immerse students in a curriculum designed to model a real-life career in web development.

Our curriculum and course structure are based on needs identified by area employers who have aligned with MCC’s Workforce Innovation Division to help place students in careers upon successful completion of the program.

! Email the completed application to MCCCodeSchool@mccneb.edu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you an employer?

The MCC Code School can quickly provide the talent that many organizations are urgently seeking to develop and maintain web applications.

  • Visit the classroom and share what your company has to offer
  • Interview and hire our students
  • Job shadow opportunities
  • Internships
  • Be a mentor
  • Invite the class to tour your facility

To explore potential partnership and involvement opportunities, please contact MCC Workforce Innovation Division at 531-MCC-4943. Or, email .

What is the program's curriculum?

Nine-month Program Curriculum

Increment 1

  • HTML & CSS
  • Intro to JavaScript
  • Intro to Java
  • Database Fundamentals & SQL
  • Git-based version control
  • MVP & prototyping
  • Debugging
  • Logging
  • Testing & TDD

Increment 2

  • Advanced JavaScript, Boostrap & jQuery
  • Advanced Java
  • Intro to Web Application Development
  • Object-oriented design & programming
  • Web application architecture

Increment 3

  • Angular
  • Advanced Web Application Development
  • Java Spring Framework
  • RESTful Web Services

Increment 4

  • Web application architecture
  • Solution definition & design
  • Continuous integration & deployment
  • Design, develop & deploy a real-world application
How does the Code School work?

The code school calendar will have four phases called “program increments” (PI), which will include three, 3-week sprints. Each increment will include pair programming, team-based development, agile project management, application development, career management skills, and development of community engagement and networking.

What will I learn?

Students will go through an immersive, hands-on program to build a foundation of both hard, technical skills and soft, communication, teamwork and leadership skills to ready them for the workforce upon graduation.

Students who complete the Code School will have competencies in the best practices and technologies that underpin dynamic web application development. Students will be prepared to succeed as entry-level full stack-web application developers.

What are the benefits of the program?

MCC’s Workforce Innovation Division will aid individuals in building the skills to fit career needs with regular one-on-one support, and businesses are at the ready to potentially hire upon completion of the program.

What is the cost?

The nine-month immersive Code School program is $12,000. This is a noncredit program and does not qualify for federal financial aid.

funding is available to those who qualify.

What are the qualities of a Code School student?
  • A passion for programming and delivering solutions
  • A technical foundation in web development to build on
  • A willingness to work in a teamwork culture
  • A readiness to commit to an intensive nine-month program
Do I need experience?

Some computer coding language experience is needed to enter this specific program. We also can work with individuals who have varying skill levels to determine if there are other related programs at Metropolitan Community College that may be a better fit.

What is the average class size?

Our goal is to help students start a career at the end of our nine-month program. Sixteen students will work in groups of four, and we will employ team collaboration, communication, as well as Agile concepts and methodology to simulate a real work environment.

Does this program end with a degree?

This is a noncredit program with the potential to apply credit toward an MCC degree program. Students will receive an MCC digital badge with each completed increment and a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program.

Will I need a computer?

Any type of personal computer is acceptable or one will be provided during class hours.

Can I still work full time during the course?

The program allows for light full-time work and part-time work during the nine-month duration. At completion, MCC Workforce Innovation Division will work with students to secure and succeed in a full-time entry-level junior developer role.

Where is MCC’s code school located?

MCC Code School is located on the Fort Omaha campus, inside the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET) building. Location is subject to change.

 

Project Management Academy

About Project Management Academy

The MCC Project Management Academy is a comprehensive education program suitable for all background and experience levels in project management. The program infuses a diverse curriculum of project management principles, real world application and culminates with a capstone project integrating many of the concepts and best practices learned in the foundation of the program. Upon successful demonstration of project management knowledge and skills through the capstone project, students achieve a MCC Project Management Academy Certificate.

All curriculum is approved through the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, taught by PMI certified instructors, and are authorized for PMI Continuing Education credits.

  Why enroll in the MCC Project Management Academy?
  For individuals For organizations

Complete the program

 
Advance your career and skill set

If you would like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the MCC Project Management Academy program is the right choice. The program infuses real world project management application that prepares you to improve your results at work or will prepare you to move ahead in your field. Through applying best practices in project management, this program is well-suited for all career levels from aspiring to advanced. 
 

 
Invest in your workforce to improve your bottom line

Do you have project based professionals who need a stronger skill foundation in project management? Do you have current employees that you want to advance into management or project leadership roles? If so, the MCC PM Academy may be a great fit for your organization. Through the MCC Project Management Academy, participants develop a well-rounded knowledge and skill set in project management which will enable them to complete more projects on time and on budget while meeting project goals.
 

Take a class

 
Obtain PDU’s -

If you are already certified through PMI, you must complete authorized continued education credits every 3 years to retain your certification. All classes in the MCC PM Academy are authorized by PMI for Professional Development Units (PDU’s), and taught by certified PMI instructors.

 
Group training –

Organizations may just want to offer employees training on a specific topic or certification within project management. Look no further than the MCC Project Management Academy! Organizations can choose any class from our catalog, and MCC can deliver that training onsite, on campus or online for groups of 6 or more people within one organization.

 

Which track is right for you?

 

Associate Project Manager

Project Professional

Audience

 

Aspiring project professionals
OR
Current project based professional with less than 3 years of experience leading or directing projects

 

Current project based professional with at least 3+ years of experience leading or directing projects
AND
Meets program prerequisite requirement
 

Prerequisites

 

High School diploma suggested

 
Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
7,500 hours leading and directing projects
OR
Four-year degree
4,500 hours leading and directing projects

End of program Credential

 

MCC Project Management Academy Certificate
+
PMI - Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM)®

 
MCC Project Management Academy Certificate

+

PMI - Project Management Professional (PMP)®
 

PMI, PMP, and CAPM are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Why get a PMP certification?

The PMP recognized certification for project managers since it is a global certification and validates ability to speak and understand the global language of project management best practice application.

Why get a CAPM certification?

Would you like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role? The CAPM is a global certification which is ideal anyone who wants to distinguish themselves at their workplace or in the job market as someone who demonstrates effective practices working on or within project teams.

 

 Tracks and Track Pricing

MCC Project Management Academy Certificate

Foundations of Project Management
Project Requirements & Procurement
Project Risk Management
Project Cost Management
Project Leadership
Project Quality & Control
Capstone Project


Total hours - 104

Total Price - $2595


                           OR                              
 

Associate Project Manager Track
 
Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

Project Professional Track
 
Project Management Professional
(PMP)

MCC Project Management Academy Certificate
+
PMI - CAPM Exam Prep
 
Total hours – 108.5

MCC Project Management Academy Certificate
+
PMI - PMP Exam Prep
 
Total hours - 139

Total Price - $2790

Total Price - $3790

 

PMI certifications exam fees are not included in price and to be scheduled directly through PMI.

MCC PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY COURSES AND PRICING

All classes are authorized by PMI for Continuing Education credits (PDU’s), and taught by a certified PMI instructor.

Foundations of Project Management

This course introduces participants to the essentials of project management. From the standpoint of a single, stand-alone project, students go through the project life cycle to manage a real project in the workplace. Topics include project life cycles, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Subjects addressed include project charter, creating a WBS, network diagramming, finalizing the project plan, scope management, earned value measurement, and change control. This course is for project team members, project managers, and key stakeholders.

Hours: 20

Cost: $485

Prerequisite – none

Project Requirements & Procurement Management

This course introduces participants to the key concepts, methodologies, and best practices of collecting and managing project requirements. Topics include procurement planning, contract selection, source selection, procurement documents, and procurement execution and control. Subjects addressed include the process for collecting and analyzing requirements, defining scope through effective WBS practices, procurement planning, execution, and contract control. This course is for project team members, project managers, key stakeholders, and professionals who desire a career in project management.

Hours: 13

Cost: $325

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

Project Risk Management

This course addresses the various approaches, philosophies and techniques for effective management of project risk and complexity. Topics include definition, identification and categorization of complexity, historical approaches to complex projects, a framework for managing projects in various complexity regimes, managing project sponsorship, stakeholder analysis and communication and techniques for managing large, high uncertainty and "edge of chaos" projects. This course is for project team members, project managers, key stakeholders, and professionals who desire a career in project management.

Hours: 13

Cost: $325

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

Project Cost Management

This course covers the basics of project estimating, budgeting, financial justification, and cost control for projects. Topics include earned value management, a technique commonly employed on larger projects to track progress and performance. This course is for project team members, project managers, key stakeholders, and professionals who desire a career in project management.

Hours: 13

Cost: $325

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

Project Leadership Essentials

This course addresses the people side of project management and how to be an effective project leader. Topics include strategic planning process at both the organizational and project level. All topics are taught with case studies, exercises, and discussion. This course is designed for project managers, program managers, executives, sponsors, team members involved with driving success in projects in the context of dynamic change and shifting organizational strategies and professionals who desire a career in project management.

Hours: 20

Cost: $485

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

Project Quality and Control

This course introduces participants to the key concepts, methodologies, and best practices of project management quality and control. Topics include quality planning, quality control, quality assurance, performance control, establishing project metrics, change control and configuration. Hands-on, group exercises reinforce the key concepts. This course is for project team members, project managers, key stakeholders, and professionals who desire a career in project management.

Hours: 13

Cost: $325

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

Managing Complex Projects

This course is designed for project managers, executives, sponsors, and team members involved with mega-projects where the stakes are high and success is critical. Topics include complexity and the environment, managing complex projects, large projects, high uncertainty projects, edge of chaos projects, and evaluating your project complexity. Students participate in group exercises to gain the skills needed for success.

Hours: 13

Cost: $325

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

Strategic Project Management

This course provides participants the knowledge and skills needed to align project to organizational goals. Topics include organizational strategy in relation to projects, strategic planning process, organizational changes, common strategic techniques and methods, link between organizational strategy and culture, techniques to manage projects in a portfolio, business systems approach to project management, and political roadblocks. This course is designed for project managers, program managers, executives, sponsors, team members involved with driving success in projects in the context of dynamic change and shifting organizational strategies and professionals who desire a career in project management.

Hours: 13

Cost: $325

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

Project Management Capstone Simulation

This course ties together many of the salient challenges of project management in order to give students the deepest possible understanding of the complexities involved in undertaking a project. Participants employ and develop skills pertinent to personnel selection and training, motivation, conflict management, and stakeholder management. This course is for project team members, project managers, and key stakeholders.

Hours: 13

Cost: $325

Prerequisites – Foundations of Project Management, Project Requirements & Procurement Management, Project Risk Management, Project Cost Management, Project Leadership Essentials, Project Quality and Control

PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) Exam Prep

Qualified project management practitioners are in demand. Regardless of your career stage, the CAPM is an asset that distinguishes you in the job market and enhances your credibility and effectiveness working on, or with, project teams. This 9-hour course prepares participants to demonstrate understanding of fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes of effective project management. Prerequisites are secondary degree and 1,500 hours of project experience or 23-hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam. MCC's Project Management Academy track fulfills this educational prerequisite.

Hours: 4

Cost: $195

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) Prepare Exam Prep

This course is designed to prepare students to take and pass the Project Management Institute PMP exam. This course takes participants through the initiating, planning, execution, controlling and closing processes and uses group exercises as a hands-on approach to reinforce key concepts. Participants are given practical tips, memory joggers, best-practice advice on effective test taking, and recommended study materials and methods. Practice tests are included. This course is for students who desire to effectively manage and control a project through completion, have previously taken the Foundations of Project Management course, and aspire to pass the PMP certification test.

Hours: 35

Cost: $1,195

Suggested Prerequisite – Education and experience requirements of PMI-PMP certification