Careful planning is essential when taking courses to complete a program, earn a two-year degree, or transfer to a four-year college. Professional and faculty advisors are available throughout the year to help students with educational planning.
Students are assigned an advisor in their area of interest during the admissions process. Advisors can be changed at any time. MPCC requires an advisor’s signature before registering for classes the first time. Advisor signatures may continue to be needed for certain programs and/or classes. Students may also talk confidentially with an advisor about academic difficulties.
Advising is available in person, by walk in, or by appointment at all of our campus locations.
Reasons to contact an Academic Advisor:
- To discuss your program of study
- To register for classes
- To discuss class progress and aid in finding tutors or other support
- To assist in dropping, adding and withdrawing from a class or classes
- To get information on transferring, programs of study and other educational information
- To discuss program completion/steps to graduation
For more academic advising information, visit our site: www.mpcc.edu/become-a-student/advising
Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. The Career Services Center is a place for students, potential students and the general public to go for assistance in selecting a rewarding career specialty.
The Career Services staff will work with you using a variety of screening assessments to help you discover your own unique strengths, interests, values and aptitudes. The results of the assessments will be interpreted by trained career guidance staff who will also help to answer any questions that you have.
The Career Services Center offers a number of varied resources to help you find a career specialty that fits YOU.
Access to a variety of education and career-related services is available including:
- GED Testing
- Adult Education/ESL Services
- Placement testing
- ADA Accommodations Advisor
- Transition Services - a program of special interest to single parents, displaced homemakers and non-traditional career students
- Career interest/aptitude testing
- WorkKeys testing
- Test proctoring
- Job application, résumé, cover letter and interview assistance.
For more career information, visit our site: http://www.mpcc.edu/student-resources/career-services
College life is an exciting and challenging time of learning about self, others, communities, and the world. At times, all of the new challenges that coincide with becoming a college student can be accompanied by feelings of fear, anxiety, distress, or depression. When these feelings become overwhelming, or interfere with a student’s ability to function, counseling may be a good option.
Counseling is free for all Mid-Plains Community College students, and a professional licensed mental health practitioner is available on a short-term basis in person, by walk in, or by appointment at our North Platte South and McCook Campuses.
Reasons to contact a counselor:
- Difficulty adjusting to college life
- Stress Management
- Interpersonal Relationship Difficulty
- Grief & Loss Issues
- Substance Use
- Eating Disorders
- Rape, Sexual Assault, & Other Trauma Concerns
- Self-Esteem, Self Confidence, Public Speaking Issues
- Family Concerns
- Sexual Orientation and/or Sexual Identity Concerns
Group Counseling is an effective intervention for many types of problems, and provides a safe and supportive environment for sharing personal problems. Groups through Mid-Plains Counseling Services can address general or specific concerns. If you feel the need for a group to address a specific concern, please speak with a counselor.
For more student success and tutoring information, visit our site: http://www.mpcc.edu/student-resources/counseling-services
The Learning Commons: The Learning Resource Centers and Student Success Centers
The Learning Commons at Mid-Plains Community College is a dynamic and collaborative environment comprised of the Learning Resource Center (library) and the Student Success Center at both the McCook and North Platte campuses. The Learning Commons is designed to provide learning opportunities, print and electronic resources, research assistance, and academic support to our students across the 18 county service area and our campus locations in Broken Bow, Imperial, Valentine and Ogallala.
The Learning Resource Centers (LRC)
The LRCs offer library collections containing both print and electronic resources designed to support the college’s curriculum and facilitate student and faculty research. Users can access a combined electronic catalog that features 150,000+ books, eBooks, journals, DVDs, CDs, newspapers and other items included in the library collections.
The LRCs have a wireless environment with a number of desktop and laptop computers, PCs, and MACS loaded with the latest software, which enables students to complete homework and access online courses, the Internet, and the research databases offered by the libraries. Current students, faculty and staff can access these research databases 24/7 while on campus or remotely via the online library catalog at www.tinyurl.com/mpcclibraries or through student resources on the MPCC homepage. The LRCs provide assistance with information literacy needs such as writing, research, and citations through 1-1 or classroom instruction. The LRCs also provide all campus IDs and assistance with Blackboard and CampusWeb.
The libraries provide material that supports the academic programs as well as magazines, newspapers, popular fiction titles for leisure reading, and entertainment movies for study breaks. Resources that are not owned by one of the campus libraries can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan FREE of charge. The libraries also offer relaxation and study break activities such as puzzles, coloring, and board games.
For more information about library services, visit our site:
Student Success Centers (SSC)
The purpose of the SSCs are to serve students for academic success. The SSCs is a learning community where professional staff is available to assist students in the instructional areas by providing a variety of services.
Students are welcome to access the computers and printers for class assignments and class information. Tutoring is provided at no cost to on-site and on-line MPCC students (there is no guarantee that on-site tutors can be made available for all classes, but every effort will be made). On-site tutoring can be made available at the Valentine, Ogallala, Broken Bow and Imperial campuses by contacting the campus coordinator. Another tutoring option is Brainfuse, the on-line tutoring service which is available 24/7 and accessible through the students’ Blackboard account. The Writing Lab assists students with writing assignments and focuses on sentence structure, supporting ideas and documentation. The Mathematics Lab offers assistance in all levels of math. Labs and structured study groups in other subject matter can be made available, according to need.
Be an ACTIVE member of our MPCC community!
Extracurricular activities let you apply what you learn in the classroom and help you build a foundation for success after college.
Many student activities are offered at Mid-Plains Community College-both in McCook and North Platte. Student clubs, intramurals, dances, intercollegiate athletics, Student Senate and student organizations are open to all MPCC students. Being involved and participating in the many programs and events at Mid-Plains Community College will enrich your college years. Just think of the memories and friends you’ll make! MPCC Student Life is THE LIFE for you!
Student Clubs & Organizations
Mid-Plains Community College offers a wide range of student clubs, organizations and groups for all students to become involved on campus. Student clubs and organizations are set up to help students develop leadership, service, fellowship, and to enhance a student's college experience overall.
MPCC prides itself on providing numerous activities and events throughout the year. The colleges offer a wide variety of activities. Interested students are encouraged to get out there and participate! Activities have included:
- Paint Ball
- Ping Pong & Pool Tournaments
- Comedy Nights
- HypnotistsTexting & Driving Simulators
- Cultural Awareness
- Student Wellness
For more details on student activities, visit our site: http://www.mpcc.edu/student-resources/student-life
Welcome home! On-campus residential housing is one of the most important aspects of your success at Mid-Plains Community College.
A residence hall is more than just a place to sleep. In fact, the essence of living in a residence hall really has nothing to do with the building and everything to do with relationships. It is meeting new friends and broadening horizons. It is experiencing living with people from different countries and backgrounds. It is learning how to live in a community with others. Our housing staff provides opportunities to participate in educational programs and academic support, engage in social and cultural activities and create a sense of community on campus. Our facilities offer residents high-speed internet access and convenient access to the resources on campus including the library; Student Union; gym and fitness workout rooms; and your classrooms.
How To Apply
On campus housing costs are set by the MPCC Board of Governors each spring. Housing is limited and will be assigned to students based on the following priorities:
- The date MPCC receives the housing application
- Student must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours during their housing stay
Those interested in campus housing at any of our three campus sites must complete and submit a Mid-Plains Community College Student Housing Contract.
MPCC expects students to conform to the recognized standards of law and order, morality, good conduct and general satisfactory citizenship.
Check Online for Housing Costs
For more information on housing costs, how to apply for housing, or to receive a student housing contract, visit our site: campus.mpcc.edu