Career Academy

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What  is  career  academy?

Metropolitan Community College Career Academy provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to learn specific career knowledge and skills prior to high school graduation. By participating in year-long MCC Career Academies, students can explore a career field and even get a start on a degree and/or job, all while earning up to 37 college credit hours.


  • Hands-on learning environment
  • Knowledge of safety procedures
  • Job-seeking skills
  • Interpersonal skills for the workplace
  • A jumpstart on a college degree
  • Exposure to a college environment
  • Half the tuition for Nebraska high school residents
  • Scholarships are available

To learn about transferability at local four-year colleges, please visit the Articulation webpage.


  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • At least 16 years of age
  • Student must have transportation to and from classes
  • Regular attendance required, class time approximately 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Completed application packet
  • Approval through the counselor at each participating high school is necessary

Programs in 2020-21

Note: A limited number of programs are offered at the Fremont location. Healthcare and Information Technology are offered at the Fremont location only. Review the Career Academy Fremont Program Packet for additional offerings.

ready to apply?

Step 1: Review program packet and complete application
Career Academy Program Packet 2021-22

Career Academy FREMONT Program Packet 2021-22 

Step 2: Return completed application to Secondary Partnerships (email or mail)


Mail: Secondary Partnerships
Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777, Building 7
Omaha, NE 68103-0777

Step 3: Notification of acceptance will be sent in April

Note: 2021-22 information packets and applications will be provided to high school counselors in early December. 

additional resources:


Jacquie Woods

Phone: 531-MCC-2366
Metropolitan Community College
P.O. Box 3777, Building 7
Omaha, NE 68103-0777

Metropolitan Community College Secondary Partnerships