2015-2016 Catalog

Academic Support

Academic advising

Advisors assist students by developing an educational plan, promoting successful student practices, and providing general direction to support student academic and career goals. Advisors connect students to important college resources and provide information about MCC’s academic programs, services, policies, and procedures. Advisors also guide students through career exploration by utilizing interest, strength, and other assessment tools.

Academic counseling

Academic counselors assist students who need to strengthen their basic skills in reading, writing, and/or math and students who are English-language learners. Academic counselors are available at the Elkhorn Valley, Fort Omaha, and South Omaha campuses and the Sarpy Center. Academic counselors provide intervention or professional community referrals to students experiencing personal problems and/or crisis situations.  MCC students needing academic assistance are encouraged to contact an academic counselor for guidance with academic advising, career counseling, study skills, and general resource information.

Learning and Tutoring Centers

The College’s Learning and Tutoring Centers provide resources, technologies, and services to support the learning needs of students in various areas of the College’s curriculum. Students have access to state-of-the-art equipment, computers, and specialized software. The Learning and Tutoring Centers are located at the Fort Omaha and South Omaha campuses and the Fremont Area and Sarpy centers; the Elkhorn Valley Campus provides these services at the Academic Support Commons. Services are provided free to currently enrolled students.


The MCC libraries provide research materials and instruction in support of the College’s curriculum. Staff members are available to assist students with their research assignments and other reference questions. Libraries are located at the Elkhorn Valley, Fort Omaha, and South Omaha campuses. At the Elkhorn Valley Campus, library services are provided in the Academic Support Commons. Current students, faculty, and staff are also welcome to use the City of La Vista Public Library at the Sarpy Center.

Each campus library houses a collection of print and audiovisual materials, including books, journals, magazines, newspapers, and DVDs. The library’s website includes links to more than 60 research databases containing eBooks, streaming videos, journals, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. Off-campus access to the databases is available for current students, faculty, and staff.

Other resources available to students include:

  • library orientation/instruction
  • computers equipped with Internet access as well as Microsoft Office products (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • interlibrary loan to obtain materials not available through MCC’s libraries
  • reciprocal borrowing agreements with the Omaha Public Libraries, the City of La Vista Public Library, and other college libraries in Nebraska

In addition to serving MCC’s students, faculty, and staff, the three campus libraries also provide library services to the residents of the College’s four-county service area (Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties).

For more information about the library resources and services, including hours, locations, and policies, visit the library’s website at https://www.mccneb.edu/Current-Students/Student-Tools/Library.aspx or call a library:

  • Elkhorn Valley Campus, 402-289-1300
  • Fort Omaha Campus, 402-457-2306
  • South Omaha Campus, 402-738-4506

Math Centers

MCC's Math Centers provide drop-in tutoring from qualified personnel for all math courses.  Space is also available for study groups.  Additionally, students can sign up for one-on-one tutoring in all MCC math courses at each of the four main campuses.  Many other resources are available at the Math Centers.  


Free drop-in assistance in many academic subjects, including chemistry, accounting, and foreign language courses, is available at scheduled day, evening, and weekend hours in MCC's Learning and Tutoring Centers.  MCC students enrolled in credit classes are encouraged to seek tutoring as often as desired in order to achieve their best possible academic performance.  No appointments are necessary.  Schedules of tutoring availability by subject are posted in the Learning and Tutoring Centers and at https://www.mccneb.edu/Current-Students/Student-Tools/Tutoring.aspx.  Call tutor services at 402-457-2432 with any questions.   

Writing Centers

Writing Centers, staffed by experienced English teachers and writing consultants, provide professional assistance, writing workshops, Teacher Talk sessions, and assignment design feedback to help students and faculty with written communication across academic disciplines and beyond. Simply stated, it is a place where writers invite other writers to dialogue about writing. Writing Centers are available at all College locations. For more information, visit resource.mccneb.edu/writingcenter.