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CCC offers more than 30 career and technical education programs that can lead to a great career after just two years of full-time study, or you can complete two years of study and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. Check out what we have to offer!

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Academic Transfer

Central Community College is a great place to start if you plan to earn a bachelor's degree. The Academic Transfer program is provided for students who want to complete their first two years of college with CCC before transferring to a four-year college or university. It's a great fit if you prefer smaller classes and more attention from your instructors while keeping your tuition costs manageable.

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Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technology

The career outlook is excellent for those with skills in CNC machining, tool and die making and other machining industry skills covered in the Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technology program. 

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Agricultural Sciences

Our Agricultural Sciences program is a great way to prepare for a wide range of agriculture-related careers, both on and off the farm. 

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Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of human beings and their societies from their beginnings millions of years ago to the present day. It seeks to understand the geographic space and evolutionary time of human existence. CCC offers an Introduction to Anthropology course as part of its academic transfer program.

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Art and Design

Our Art and Design program offers a broad curriculum that provides the first two years of study for art majors who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. It also serves the general education and personal interest needs of students in other areas. 

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Auto Body Technology

Our Auto Body Technology program covers all aspects of auto body repair including sheet metal repair, frame straightening, glass installation, welding and more. 

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Automotive Technology

Our Automotive Technology program covers all systems in modern automobiles and includes a partnership option with Ford Motor Company. 

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Biological Science

Biological Science courses are offered for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete a bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields.

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Business Administration

This program provides the opportunity to prepare for careers in several business related areas including:

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Logistics
  • Management

Business Administration classes are offered at our Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses and online. The Grand Island and Hastings campuses have a program offered entirely at night

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Business Technology

The Business Technology program provides the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare students for careers as administrative support professionals in today's modern office workplace. 

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Chemistry

Chemistry courses are provided as part of the Academic Transfer program for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in a related area or pre-professional program such as pre-medicine or pre-pharmacy. 

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Construction Technology

Our Construction Technology program provides a great opportunity to prepare for a career in the construction industry. Students learn a full-range of construction skills from framing to cabinet construction and get plenty of practice applying those skills by working on a house built each year on the Hastings Campus. 

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Criminal Justice

Our Criminal Justice program prepares graduates for careers in law enforcement, corrections and more. 

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Culinary Arts

Students get hands-on experience in food preparation and service through assignments in the operation of the on-campus Woodlands Dining Room.

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Dental Assisting

Prepare for a career as a dental assistant by gaining the knowledge and skills provided by our Dental Assisting program. 

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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene is one of the nation’s fastest growing occupations, according to the U. S. Department of Labor, which projects a 33 percent increase in employment over a 10-year period ending in 2022 We offer Nebraska's only two-year Dental Hygiene program.

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Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology program on our Hastings Campus features a new, modern, well-equipped diesel education facility. Industry leaders like NMC and Titan Machinery recognize the quality of our program with student sponsorships that provide tuition, fees, books and tools as well as internships. 

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Drafting and Design Technology

Our Drafting and Design Technology program provides a solid foundation in drafting with options to specialize in architectural, manufacturing or structural detailing.

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Early Childhood Education

Through our Early Childhood Education program, students develop and refine their teaching skills and techniques through practicum experience, working under the supervision of a teacher in a child care facility or early childhood program. You can start a career in two years or less or transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a teaching degree. 

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Economics

Economists study the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth and related problems. They generally work in business and industry, in education, or for government agencies. 

Economics courses are offered for students planning to major in this field or related areas meets general education requirements for students planning to complete bachelor's degrees in other fields. 

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Education

Complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree through our Academic Transfer program. Our program provides all of the classes you need during the first two years in a teach education program as well supervised experience working with students through our Pre-Student Teach courses.

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Electrical Technology

Prepare for a career as a construction electrician, industrial electrician, electric motor service person or equipment sales person.

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Engineering

Complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree in engineering and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete your bachelors degree. We have specific agreements with the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Engineering that provide a smooth transition from our program into five engineering disciplines.

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English

English courses are offered as part of the academic transfer program for English majors and meet general education course requirements for other students.

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Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety Employment opportunities exist within manufacturing, medical facilities, educational institutions, and government. Graduates from this program take entry level positions as technicians that may lead to positions as environmental health & safety directors, occupational health specialist, industrial hygiene consultants, environmental engineering technicians or government regulatory agents. 

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Geography

Geography courses are offered as part of our Academic Transfer program and meet course requirements in other programs as well. 

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Health Information Management Services

You can be a part of a health care team without having direct patient contact. Health information technicians are skilled in analyzing patient records, reporting patient data for reimbursement and creating disease registries for researchers.

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Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Technicians in this field are in high demand. Check out our degree, diploma and certificate options.

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Heavy Equipment Operator Technician

Students in the Heavy Equipment Operations program will learn to operate heavy equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, and loaders. A diploma in heavy equipment operators program may lead to a career in construction building, infrastructure, or mining and timber operations.

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History

History courses are provided for students planning to complete bachelor's degrees in the field and meet general education requirements for all students.

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Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts

Students can specialize in culinary arts or hospitality management while earning their degree. Students also have the opportunity to learn about hotel management, pastry and baking, restaurant management and tourism and event planning.

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Human Services

Graduates are ready to enter a fast-growing profession helping people in a variety of settings. Paraeducator, chemical dependency community health and psychiatric technicians options are included.

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Humanities

We offer Introduction to the Humanities as part of our Academic Transfer program. Go to our online catalog to see the course description.

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Information Technology & Systems

Our Information Technology & Systems program provides a comprehensive education in the skills, techniques and methodologies of information technology and systems. Students can specialize in one of the following areas: Developer, Networking, and Technical Support.

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Library and Information Services

Complete requirements for certification as a Nebraska public librarian or complete two years of study before transferring to the University of Nebraska at Omaha to complete bachelor’s degrees in related areas.

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Logistics

Our logistics certificate prepares students for employment in the fields of transportation or materials management. Students will gain basic skills in logistics, supply chain management, and purchasing logistics. Courses in this area can be used as electives as part of an associate of applied science degree in business administration or accounting.

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Mathematics

Whether you want to brush up on your math skills, meet general education requirements or complete the first two years of bachelor's degree in areas like actuarial science, computer science or engineering, we offer Mathematics courses to meet your needs.

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Mechatronics

Mechatronics combines math and science with hands-on skills in automation, control systems, fluid power and electrical and mechanical systems to prepare graduates for careers as industrial technicians.

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Media Arts

Broadcasting, graphic arts, photography, multimedia, web design, video productions - it's all right here in the Media Arts program. 

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Medical Assisting

Administrative and clinical procedures are included in this program that prepares graduates to enter this fast-growing field.

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Medical Laboratory Technician

Become an important member of the health care team through the Medical Laboratory Technician program.

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Music

If you plan to major in music or music education or want to continue your  participation in music while in college, our music program has a place for you. 

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Nursing Education

Prepare for a career as a licensed practical nurse or registered nurse.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

If you enjoy helping people and are interested in one of today's fastest growing fields, check out our Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

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Paramedicine

In emergencies, people's lives often depend on fast response by paramedics. If this is the career for you, check out our Paramedicine program.

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Philosophy

Ethics, critical thinking and comparative religion courses are offered as part of our Academic Transfer program.

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Physical Education and Recreation

Physical Education and Recreation courses are offered as part of our Academic Transfer program and meet general education requirements for students in other fields.

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Physical Science

Physical Science courses are designed for students who intend to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete bachelor's degrees in related areas and meet general education requirements for students in other programs.

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Political Science

Courses are provided for Political Science majors and meet general education requirements.

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Precision Agriculture

Our precision agriculture program prepares our graduates for the tech-driven, ag-based future. Students will learn about GPS, moisture probes, and other precision-based systems and information technologies used to improve crop and range management.

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Psychology

Psychology courses are part of our Academic Transfer program for students planning to complete two years of study before transferring to four-year colleges to complete bachelor's degrees in related fields.

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Quality Technology

This program was developed to meet the growing demand for quality technicians in industry.

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Sociology

Sociology courses are offer as part of our Academic Transfer program for students planning to transfer to a four-year college to complete a bachelor's degree in sociology or a related field.

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Spanish

Courses in the Spanish language are offered as part of the Academic Transfer program and  provide for the development of reading, writing and speaking competencies in the Spanish language.

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Speech

Speech classes meet general education requirements, provide support skills for students in career and technical education programs and provide course work required in various bachelor's degree programs for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

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Theatre

If you love theatre, you will love our Theatre program - whether you plan to major in the field or just enjoy participation as part of your college experience.

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Truck Driving

Prepare to earn your CDL and start a new career in just six weeks.

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Welding Technology

Many graduates are now employed as welders or technical supervisors in such industries as oil and gas pipeline companies, fossil fuel or atomic power plants, various production plants, repair and maintenance shops, and welding supply companies.  

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