2018-2019 Catalog

Secondary Partnerships

MCC has established numerous successful partnerships with area high schools for the benefit of students, including dual enrollment courses, career academies, the Gateway to College program, and high school-to-college transfer classes. Courses are at a college content level, rigor, depth and pace.

Career Academy

MCC’s Career Academy program is designed to provide high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to jumpstart their postsecondary 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. For more information, visit mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Enrollment/Secondary-Partnerships/Career-Academy.aspx or call 531-622-2213.


CollegeNOW! is a program specifically designed for Nebraska high school students to jumpstart their college education with half-price tuition. Students may take any college course (for which prerequisites are met) at an MCC location or online and receive MCC credit. For more information, visit mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Enrollment/Secondary-Partnerships/College-Now.aspx or call 531-622-2213.

Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is a college credit program for high school students. Dual Enrollment allows Nebraska high school students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time. MCC has a written contract with some school districts to provide college-level courses to qualified high school students. Most Dual Enrollment courses are offered at the high school during the regular school day. Students register for Dual Enrollment courses with their high school instructor or counselor. Students pay a discounted tuition rate and may transfer their college credit to almost any college or university. It is the responsibility of the student to verify whether the course transfers to the receiving institution. For more information, visit mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Enrollment/Secondary-Partnerships/Dual-Enrollment.aspx or call 531-622-2213.

Gateway to College

MCC’s Gateway to College program is a nationally recognized model of a high school diploma completion program for high school dropouts or students who are behind in credits and on the verge of dropping out of school. Gateway to College provides students who have not been successful in the traditional high school environment with the opportunity for a fresh start on a college campus. Students ages 16–20 who are ready to re-engage in education are given the opportunity to return to school to complete their high school diploma on a college campus while earning dual credit for coursework. The program is designed for student success, beginning with the small size of the first-quarter learning community and a student resource specialist assigned to each student. Students interested in this scholarship program participate in a competitive application and admissions process. To learn more about the Gateway to College program, who is eligible, and how to apply, visit mccneb.edu/Prospective-Students/Enrollment/Gateway-to-College.aspx or call 531-622-2746.