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WID Non-Credit Training Policies

Enrollment Policy and Procedures for WID Noncredit Training:

Metropolitan Community College is an open enrollment institution. Some programs have specific requirements and a formal admissions process. Among the items generally considered in determining the eligibility of students for admission to programs are educational and occupational experiences and other reasonable standards to ensure that the student possesses the potential to complete the program successfully. The College and programs reserve the right to deny admission to any students who would not be employable in their respective area of study. The College may require students to provide a medical statement from a physician or background check for admission to a specific program or when it is otherwise in the best interest of the student and/or the College. Students who do not meet the requirements for a specific program might become eligible after completing appropriate work in developmental studies or prerequisite credit classes.

MCC Workforce Innovation Division (WID) reserves the right to limit the number of students enrolled to a specific program. Decisions regarding enrollment to specific programs are made in accordance with any lawful criteria and/or procedures, whether published or unpublished, as determined by the College or its officials.

To register for WID training, students can contact the MCC Contact Center at 531-622-2400 or register online at www.mccneb.edu. Students planning to use State or Federal funding assistance for training (e.g. Nebraska Gap Assistance, WIOA, Veteran Education Benefits) should contact WID at 531-622-2670 or corporatetraining@mccneb.edu to determine program of study eligibility and funding requirements.

Credit for Previous Education and Training Policy:

Workforce Innovation Division accepts and maintains evidence of industry credentials for prior learning credit. All previous industry credential documentation will be evaluated and is awarded prior learning credit on a case-by-case basis. Acceptable evidence of industry credentials includes a certificate, digital badge, or a credential identification number.

To submit evidence of industry credential, you can transfer documentation by email to corporatetraining@mccneb.edu or by mail to Metropolitan Community College, ATTN: Workforce Innovation Division, P.O. Box 3777, Omaha, NE 68103.

Students who wish to submit academic transcripts or Joint Services Transcripts must follow the MCC Transcript Submission process. You can view the process online.

Educational and experience qualifications of instructors:

Instructor: MCC Workforce Innovation Division minimum instructor education and experience requirements vary by course or program of study. See “Table 1: Minimum Instructor Qualifications by Program of Study” for more information.
 

Table 1: Minimum Faculty Qualifications by Course or Program of Study
Course or Program of Study Minimum Faculty Requirements
Lean Six Sigma White Belt; Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt/Plus†† Bachelor’s degree plus Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt/Plus, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt/Plus†† Master’s degree plus Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification
Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)  FOA Instructor Designation plus CFOT certification  
Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in  Testing & Maintenance (CFOS/T) FOA Instructor Designation plus CFOS/T certification  
Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT) FOA Instructor Designation plus CPCT certification  
Certified Fiber Optics Splicing Specialist (CFOS/S) FOA Instructor Designation plus CFOS/S certification  
Certified Fiber Optic Specialist in Outside Plant (CFOS/O) FOA Instructor Designation plus CFOS/O certification  
Foundations of Project Management* Master’s degree plus PMP certification
Project Requirements, Procurement, and Cost Management* Master’s degree plus PMP certification
Project Quality, Control, and Risk Management* Master’s degree plus PMP certification
Agile Project Management* Master’s degree plus PMP or PMI-ACP certification
PMI Exam Prep* Master’s degree plus PMP certification
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)* Master’s Degree plus DASM certification
IIBA Business Analysis* Bachelor’s degree plus IIBA CCBA certification

Note:
* Signifies a course of the MCC Project Management Academy program of study
Signifies a course of the Fiber Optics Certification program of study
††  Signifies a course of the MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy program of study

Governing or Certifying Bodies:

When possible, MCC Workforce Innovation Division aligns curriculum for programs of study with industry accredited certifying bodies and professional associations. See “Table 2: Governing or Certifying Body by Program of Study” for programs aligned with industry accredited certifying bodies and professional associations.

Table 2: Governing or Certifying Body by Program of Study
Program of Study Governing or Certifying Body
MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy American Society for Quality (ASQ)® and Solomon EOS
MCC Project Management Academy The Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)® International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA™)
Fiber Optics Certification program   The Fiber Optics Association (FOA); ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 International Standard for Certifying Bodies  

 
MCC is an accredited institution through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education (CCPE).

Refund Policy for Workforce Innovation Division noncredit training:

Individuals registered for noncredit training who fail to enter the course or is discontinued therefrom at any time prior to completion of the course, the unused portion of the tuition, fees and other charges paid shall not be refunded. Individuals who delete registration prior to 24 hours from the noncredit training start date and time will be issued a full refund. You can delete your registration by calling MCC at 531-622-2400 or online.

Exemptions from Refund Policy:

  1. Individuals who are registered in training through a contractual agreement, the terms and conditions stated within said agreement supersede the Refund Policy.
  2. A veteran, spouse, surviving spouse, or child using veteran education benefits who deletes registration prior to 24 hours from the noncredit training start date and time will be issued a full refund. In the event a veteran, spouse, surviving spouse, or child using veteran education benefits for noncredit training fails to enter the course, withdraws, or is discontinued therefrom up to 50% of course completion, MCC will promptly issue a 25% refund of course tuition, not including course fees and other charges. After 50% of course completion, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will be issued within 40 business days after such a change in status is approved. You can delete your registration by calling MCC at 531-622-2400 or online.

Grading Policy for WID noncredit training:

The Workforce Innovation Division offers non-credit based classes and programs led by institutionally recognized instructors. All courses offered are graded on a Pass/Fail/Withdrawal basis.

P – Pass: the student has completed the coursework satisfactorily. It is used for developmental courses and other courses at the discretion of the College. Any course taken for a P grade will not count toward a student's degree or credit-bearing certificate program.

F – Fail: the student has not demonstrated a minimum passing proficiency in mastering course objectives.

WX – Withdrawal: WX is an indication of an action requested by the student utilizing Veteran Education Benefits for WID noncredit training. A student utilizing Veteran Education Benefits for WID noncredit training can officially withdraw from a course up to 50% of course completion. After 50% of course completion, students can only receive grade of Pass or Fail. WX grades may not be changed to a grade of Pass or Fail. Students not utilizing Veteran Education Benefits for WID noncredit training are not eligible for WX grades.

An individual utilizing Veteran Education Benefits for WID noncredit training can withdraw from noncredit course by notifying the MCC Workforce Innovation Division in writing by emailing corporatetraining@mccneb.edu or by mail at Metropolitan Community College, ATTN: Workforce Innovation Division, P.O. Box 3777, Omaha, NE 68103. Withdrawal will be effective based upon date of notification receipt.

Grades are determined by the instructor’s assessment of the student having met the class or program learning objectives and Passing Standards Policy per program of study. All grades are final. Withdrawal from any course or program of study will be at the request of the student. All attendance and progress reports will be maintained and provided to the student upon request.

Passing Standards Policy:

Each student is required to meet satisfactory standards while attending a required class leading towards completion of program of study. Student academic performance and attendance will be measured differently depending on program. See “Table 3: Passing Standards by Course or Program of Study” for more information.

Table 3: Passing Standards by Course or Program of Study
Course or Program of Study Assignment Requirement* Attendance Requirement*
MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy 80% or better on all graded course assignments Cumulative absences for each course cannot exceed 2 sessions  
MCC Project Management Academy 90% of all required course assignments completed Cumulative absences for each course cannot exceed 2 sessions
Fiber Optics Certification program   90% of all required course assignments completed Cumulative absences for each course cannot exceed 1 session

Note:
*Any questions on attendance and assignment requirements should be discussed with the instructor.

Attendance Policy:

Students are required to attend each scheduled session. Student cumulative absences for the entire course will be documented by the instructor and cannot exceed the Attendance Requirement per program of study. The only excused absences from a session may be from a documented illness, injury, military service obligations, or death of an immediate family member, and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Time and instruction lost due to an absence may be made up later at the discretion of the instructor.

Standard of Progress Policy:

A minimum standard of progress is required per each program of study. Progress is measured by ability to progress toward a program completion or credential, and standards of progress may vary by program. Any student who fails to meet the minimum required Standard of Progress Requirement will be deemed not to be making satisfactory progress. See “Table 4: Standard of Progress by Program of Study” for more information

Table 4: Standard of Progress by Program of Study
Course or Program of Study Standard of Progress Requirement
MCC Lean Six Sigma Academy Must not fail one course within program of study
MCC Project Management Academy Must not fail two courses within program of study
Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)   Must not fail one course within program of study

Academic Termination Policy:

If a student fails to meet minimum standard of progress, a student may receive an academic termination from the program of study. In case of an academic termination, a student will be disenrolled from the program. There is no probationary period.

Academic Termination Appeal Policy and Procedure:

If there are mitigating circumstances which prevent a student from maintaining standard of progress, a student may appeal Academic Termination. To appeal an Academic Termination, a student must submit a letter to the Director of Workforce Innovation Division – Corporate Training. The letter must address the following information for the appeal to be considered:

  • Student information: Full name, phone number, and email address.
  • Name of WID Course or Program of Study being appealed.
  • Explanation of the circumstances resulting in a student’s failure to maintain satisfactory progress.
  • Student’s plan to overcome these circumstances and maintain standard of progress for the duration of the program of study.

Student will be notified of decision on Academic Termination Appeal in writing to the email address provided within 30 business days of date Appeal letter is received. If an Appeal is approved, the student will be notified of the standard of progress conditions they must meet for the remainder of the program of study duration. If the students subsequently fail to meet MCC’s conditions of the appeal, the student’s enrollment will be terminated. Students may be re-admitted to the program of study under this policy, pending Appeal approval.

An Academic Termination Letter of Appeal can be submitted by email to corporatetraining@mccneb.edu or by mail at the following address:

Metropolitan Community College
ATTN: Director of Workforce Innovation Division – Corporate Training
P.O. Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103-3777

Standard of Behavior and Academic Conduct Policy:

Students are required to adhere to conduct standards outlined in the MCC Student Code of Conduct. You can view the MCC Student Code of Conduct online.

Standard of Policy and Procedure Revisions:

To ensure that the current WID noncredit training policy and procedure are up-to-date and useful, the MCC Workforce Innovation Division will complete a formal review for each new academic year. Although infrequent, MCC may modify WID noncredit training policy and procedures at any point during academic year to reflect changing conditions or program updates. Any and all revisions will be published on www.mccneb.edu.

Veteran and Eligible Person Addendum:

Consistent with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 3679 of title 38, United States Code, Section 103, Metropolitan Community College will not impose any penalties due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on recipients of Chapter 31 and Chapter 33 VA Benefits. Metropolitan Community College will permit any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides Metropolitan Community College a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33, and ending on the earlier of the following dates: 1) The date on which payment from the VA is made to the institution or 2) 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the COE (Certificate of Eligibility).

Additionally, Metropolitan Community College will not require that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to Metropolitan Community College due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs under chapter 31 or 33. A Covered Individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation, or chapter 33, Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits, and has been verified by the school certifying official as benefit eligible. This requirement is limited to the portion of funds paid by VA.

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