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May 10
MPCC accepting registrations for spring interim classes

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A MPCC student puts in some study time in North Platte earlier this year. Interim classes will begin at the college on Monday. 

Mid-Plains Community College will offer three-week interim classes beginning Monday. Interim is the period between the end of the spring semester and the start of summer sessions. 

Registration is now open. On-site, online and distance learning options are all available. The classes include: 

Input Keyboard Technology I – This 3-credit hour online class is an introduction to touch keyboarding using the alphabetic and figure symbol keys on a standard computer keyboard. Students will prepare basic documents such as business letters, memos, tables and reports and will be introduced to a popular word processing software application. 

College Prep Reading – The 3-credit hour reading skills course is designed to improve vocabulary, reading rate, comprehension and study skills so students can be successful in college. Students achieving a reading Accuplacer score between 43 and 73 or equivalent scores on the ACT or SAT are placed in this class. 

College Prep Writing - College Prep Writing is a review of grammar and sentence writing skills including use of words, parts of speech, parts of a sentence, agreement of subject and verb, punctuation of sentences, vocabulary development and paragraph development. This course strengthens English proficiency before attempting college composition. Students achieving a sentence skills Accuplacer score between 644 and 83, or equivalent scores on the ACT or SAT, or who have passed ENGL 0980 with a "C" or higher are placed in this class. The course is worth 3 credit hours and is available online. 

Genre Survey: Poetry – This 3-credit hour online class focuses on the elements and theories of poetry. It includes a study of selected poems stressing the development of a method of analysis and criticism. There is also an emphasis on critical discussion and writing. 

American History I to 1877 – This class is also worth 3 credit hours and is available online. It is a survey of American history from the Age of Discovery through the Civil War and Reconstruction. The emphasis is on the political, economic, cultural, social and technological issues that arose in the development of the American nation. 

Math for Health Occupations – This 2-credit hour class provides a review of the four fundamental operations of fractions and decimals, Roman numerals, ratio and proportion, percentages and the metric, English, apothecary and household systems of measurement. 

Nursing Assistant - This 4-credit hour course trains non-licensed individuals to provide safe, effective and caring services to patients, residents and clients in a variety of health care settings. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion from MPCC and will qualify for placement on the State of Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry. 

It is recommended that those interested in registering for any of these classes make an appointment with an advisor by calling (308) 535-3701 in North Platte or (308) 345-8102 in McCook. 

MPCC provides numerous scholarships, grants and loans to qualified students. For more information about financial assistance, call (308) 535-3705 in North Platte, or (308) 345-8112 in McCook. 

Heather Johnson
Area Communications Specialist

Heather produces and distributes press releases for the college. She began work at MPCC in 2014. Prior to that, she spent five years as the news director/web manager for Eagle Radio in North Platte. From 2009-2014 she worked as a reporter/photographer for The North Platte Telegraph. Heather has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Chadron State College.

Brent L. Cobb
McCook Community College News Bureau Coordinator​​​