Program Spotlight: Creighton University

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Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curricula to support a career in manufacturing. These institutions include community colleges, universities, and middle and high school career technical education programs. In other words, for a student interested in learning manufacturing skills, there’s no shortage of options to choose from in Nebraska!

When you hear “Creighton University,” you might think of several different things. (Among them, maybe, outstanding academics. Or perhaps basketball.) The first thing in that list, though, probably isn’t manufacturing. Nestled in downtown Omaha at 2500 California Plaza with a population just north of 4,000 students, Creighton University is mostly known for providing Nebraska with plenty of fresh graduates ready to work in law, medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and a host of other fields.

But Creighton also offers a number of degrees and programs that can prepare graduates for a career in manufacturing. Here are just a few:

  • Informatics and Computer Science: Let’s face it. As society and the marketplace evolve, everyone is going to need computer-savvy employees, especially the manufacturing industry, which goes hand in hand with changing technologies. Creighton offers a B.S. in this program in which students can take courses in everything from algorithm design & analysis to software engineering.
  • Research Design and Analysis: In a world that is constantly being inundated with data, and in a country in which workers with deep analytical skills will be at a premium in the near future, analytical skills in a variety of fields, including manufacturing, will be essential. Creighton’s M.A. program is open to anyone with a college degree.
  • Sustainable Energy: Jobs in energy technology have grown by 26% per year and are likely to keep growing. This B.S. program is geared toward students with an interest in science and math and who are passionate about building a sustainable future. It offers a great many opportunities for internships is also a good major if you’re interested in pursuing a graduate degree or a law degree in public policy. Along the same lines, the program in Energy Science is worth a look, too.
  • Business Administration: Students can major, minor, earn an undergraduate certificate or earn an MBA from Creighton. This program is all about learning the ins and outs of business and technology in a chosen concentration, basically anything that would help the aspiring manufacturer.

Opportunities to help you succeed in manufacturing can be found all over Nebraska, and Creighton University is no exception. Check out their website for more information about all their programs and majors.

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