2018-2019 Catalog

Academic Support

Academic advising

Academic 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.

Advocacy counseling

The advocacy counselors utilize counseling skills to support the development of academic and life skills of students, including those returning to the College following academic suspension or dismissal.  Advocacy counselors provide intervention and/or referrals to community resources for students experiencing personal problems and/or crisis situations.  The advocacy counselors provide confidential assistance, advocacy, support, and consultation on behalf of individuals of gender and/or relationship violence on the campus including victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, harassment, and/or stalking.  Advocacy includes assistance in coordinating services with local agencies on behalf of the subject in all areas, including student services, the local campus police department, and other services as needed.  Advocacy counselors are available at the Elkhorn Valley, Fort Omaha, and South Omaha campuses and the Sarpy Center.

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, specialized software, and drop-in assistance with coursework. The Learning and Tutoring Centers are located at the South Omaha campus, the Fremont Area center, Sarpy center and within the Academic Support Commons at the Elkhorn Valley Campus. The Fort Omaha campus provides these services in the Learning Commons and Success Center, housed on the second floor of the Career and Academic Skills Center. Locations and hours can be found at mccneb.edu/ltc. All services are 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, email, MyWay, Blackboard, MS Office software, and Papercut. 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, and Publisher)
  • inter-library 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, 531-622-1300
  • Fort Omaha Campus, 531-622-2306
  • South Omaha Campus, 531-622-4506

Math Centers

MCC's Math Centers provide free drop-in assistance from qualified personnel for all math and/or math-related courses.  Space is also available for study groups.  Additionally, students can sign up for free 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.  Additional information can be found at mccneb.edu/mathcenter.


Free drop-in assistance in many academic subjects, including chemistry, accounting, information technology, social sciences, 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 and location are posted in the Learning and Tutoring Centers and at mccneb.edu/Current-Students/Student-Tools/Tutoring.aspx.  For more information about tutoring services please call 531-622-2432.   

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.