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Prototype Design Lab


MCC's Prototype Design Lab Is open to the public!

Current MCC credit students have free access to the lab
plus cost of materials.

Located at the Fort Omaha Campus' Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology in Building 24
5300 N. 30th St

The Prototype Design Lab is an open-access makerspace focused on developing prototypes from initial conceptualization to final fabrication; in other words, it's a place to just make cool stuff. 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers, a plasma cutter and a vinyl cutter are among the many types of equipment available for use.

Whether you’re an artist, an engineer, an inventor, a business owner or just simply curious, the Prototype Design Lab can make your creative vision a reality. Technicians are available for assistance.

The Lab is open to the public by registering below, or by calling Central Registration at 531-MCC-2400

Hours are by appointment only

Review and Reserve Equipment here

Lab Hours:

Tuesday through Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Fridays from 10 AM to 6PM,
Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM

Monthly Lab Memberships                                                                           $25

Sep 1st - Sep 30th
Oct 1st - Oct 31st 
Nov 1st - Nov 30th

Quarterly Lab Memberships                                                                          $60

Sep 1st - Nov 30th
Oct 1st - Dec 23rd 
Nov 1st - Jan 31st 

Semi-Annual Lab Memberships                                                                    $100

Sep 1st - Feb 28th
Oct 1st - Mar 31st


Annual Lab Memberships                                                                               $200

Sep 1st - Aug 31st 2024
Oct 1st -  Sep 30th 2024

Upcoming Workshops

Nursery Name Sign 9/9/2023 9/9/2023 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N $55
Sublimation Printing: Custom T-shirt 9/23/2023 9/23/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM $49
Gifts for You & Your Pet 9/27/2023 9/27/2023 W from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM $55
Wine Bottle + Glass Tote 9/26/2023 9/27/2023 Tu and W from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM $65
*Yard and Garden Metal Art 9/23/2023 9/30/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM $65
*Build an Electric Guitar 9/16/2023 10/14/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM $215
Personalized Bedroom Name Sign 10/14/2023 10/14/2023 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N $55
Wooden Fall Sign: Leaves & Pumpkins Craft 10/7/2023 10/14/2023 Sa from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM $65
Design a Halloween House 10/25/2023 10/25/2023 W from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM $55
*Pumpkin Carving with Lasers 10/28/2023 10/28/2023 Sa from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM $45
Build a 2’ Wooden “Haulin’ Pumpkins” Pickup 10/14/2023 10/28/2023 Sa from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM $85
Gifts for You & Your Pet 11/4/2023 11/4/2023 Sa from 9:00 AM to 12 N $55
Introduction to Creating 3D Fabric 11/8/2023 11/8/2023 W from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM $55
Wine Bottle + Glass Tote 11/14/2023 11/16/2023 Tu and Th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM $65

Have you taken our Lab Safety tests?


The Workforce Innovation Division is happy to work with you and your team on group or customized training that fits your specific needs. Contact our Corporate training team for more information.

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We invite you to check us out in person. Call us at 531-622-2209, or email us at to schedule a lab tour.

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