Education Spotlight: North Platte Community College

August was a special month for North Platte Community College, a two-campus sub-college of Mid-Plains Community College: It marked 50 years of existence for the college located in North Platte, Nebraska. Along with the McCook, Broken Bow, Imperial, Ogallala, and Valentine campuses, North Platte houses a wide variety of programs and opportunities besides just academic […]

Mid-Plains Community College Introduces Sunday College

Community colleges are often viewed as schools for people who want to develop skills before transferring to a university or a way to save money by working on general classes. In actuality, there’s a much broader range of people that can benefit from time at a community college. According to US News, there are four […]

Technical Programs at Mid-Plains Community College

We’ve talked about Mid-Plains Community College on the blog before: We wanted you to get to know the community colleges in Nebraska, and have also focused on their exceptional Welding and Machine Shop Technology program (read more about it here). However, what you might not know about MPCC is that they have a whole host […]

Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. Expands Production

Back in March, we covered specialty company Smeal Fire Apparatus Co., recently hired by the Lincoln Fire Department to manufacture a new truck for the city, which will be released this fall. We were (and very much still are) happy to see cities in Nebraska utilizing our own fantastic manufacturers to fill their needs. And […]

Program Spotlight: Welding and Machine Shop Technology at Mid-Plains Community College

To date, we’ve highlighted programs from all across Nebraska–from Northeast Community College, to Central Community College, we’ve covered all but one of the major community colleges here in Nebraska. To finish off that series, we have just one school left: Mid-Plains Community College. And today, we’re going to cover a great program at MPCC: welding […]