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Code School

What makes MCC’s code school unique?

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.

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 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

Will I need a computer?

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

How do I apply?

If you are interested in applying, email corporatetraining@mccneb.edu to receive a notification when applications are open.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

When are the classes?

The course time commitment is approximately 20 hours per week, which includes class time and additional coursework outside of class. Classes are held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where is MCC’s code school located?

MCC Code School is located on the Fort Omaha campus at 30th and Fort Streets in Omaha, inside the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology (CAET) building. Location is subject to change.

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.

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.

Coming Soon: Some participants may qualify for other financial assistance opportunities.

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How do I get involved as a company?

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 corporatetraining@mccneb.edu.

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 Manager 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 - CAPM®
 
MCC Project Management Academy Certificate
+
PMI - PMP®
 

Why get a PMP certification?

The PMP is widely considered the most important industry-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

                                                                          
 
Associate Project Manager Track
 
Certified Associate in Project Management (PMI- CAPM)®
Project Manager Professional Track
 
Project Management Professional
(PMI-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
 

Legend:

* Indicates the class can only be taken on campus.

Notes:

-Estimated time to complete each track is 12 -18 months if a participants takes 1-2 classes per quarter.
-PMI certifications exam fees are not included in price and to be scheduled directly through PMI.

MCC PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACADEMY COURSES AND PRICING

Course Hours, Price
Foundations of Project Management (FPM) 20 hours, $485
Project Requirements & Procurement Management 13 hours, $325
Project Risk Management 13 hours, $325
Project Cost Management 13 hours, $325
Project Leadership 20 hours, $485
Project Quality & Control 13 hours, $325
Capstone Project Simulation 13 hours, $325
CAPM Exam Prep (FPM prerequisite) 4 hours, $195
PMP Exam Prep 35 hours, $1195
Foundations of Agile Project Management 13 hours, $325
Managing Complex Projects 13 hours, $325
Strategic Project Management 13 hours, $325

Class details:

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

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.

Prerequisite – none

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.

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project 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.

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project 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.

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

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.

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

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.

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

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.

Prerequisite – Foundations of 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.

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

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.

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

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 and1,500 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.

Prerequisite – Foundations of Project Management

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.

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