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April 8

April 8, 2019





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, cell


High School students given online college credit option with new MCC initiative

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College has announced its new Kickstart Online Institute, a list of 15-week online college courses for high school students looking to get a start on college credits. The Kickstart Online Institute will offer introductory college courses in English, History, Finance and Geography. Similar to other dual credit options from MCC, the online college-level courses are half-price plus fees and useable at MCC or transferrable to other postsecondary institutions.


“If students are ready for college, they can begin their pathway towards a degree while still in high school with accessible online courses,” said Charles Chevalier, Ed.D. associate vice president of Secondary Partnerships. “Students can earn credits in general education courses now, so they can get to courses earlier in their career area once they’re attending MCC or a university.”


The first semester of Kickstart Online Institute classes begins Aug. 26. Registration is now open with a deadline of Aug. 19. Second semester begins Jan. 13, 2020. For more information or to register, visit or email




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.