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Jun 22
MPCC announces second round of summer classes


Short Fiction is just one of many classes MPCC is offering this summer. The class provides an introduction to short stories and emphasizes theme and form.

​Registrations are being accepted for the second round of summer classes at Mid-Plains Community College. Students can sign up for any of them the first week they are offered. Many start the first week of July. 

Classes include: 

ACCT: Bookkeeping for Business – The introductory course provides students with a basic knowledge of accounting terms, concepts and procedures. It includes the accounting cycles

for a service business, cash and payroll and a merchandising business. 

BSAD 1010: Personal and Professional Development – The course focuses on relating image and social awareness to job success. It covers problem-solving, time management, goal setting, business etiquette, listening skills, work groups and the relationship between productivity and job attitude. An emphasis is put on developing productive work ethics. 

EMTL 1110: CPR Rescuer - The course is intended to provide the student with training, as an individual or as a team member, to administer adult, child and infant CPR. Students will learn how to use an AED, pocket mask and bag valve mask. The class fulfills the CPR requirement for most health-related trainings. The $15 fee covers the cost of a book and two-year certification. 

EMTL 2100: Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support - The PHTLS course is an intensive two-day class that introduces students to the physiology, patho-physiology and kinetics of injury. It will advance the student's level of competence to specific pre-hospital trauma intervention skills and provide an overview of the management of the multi-system trauma patient. 

EMTL 2110: Advanced Medical Life Support - The AMLS course is an intensive two-day course that introduces students to knowledge of the physiology and pathophysiology of a patient. Instruction also includes specific medical conditions and provides an overview of the treatment and management of a patient. 

ENGL 0990: College Prep Writing - College Prep Writing is a review of grammar and sentence writing skills, including the use of words, parts of speech, parts of a sentence, agreement of subject and verb, punctuation of sentences, vocabulary development and paragraph development. It strengthens English proficiency before attempting college composition. 

ENGL 1010: Expository Writing I - Expository Writing I is designed to develop writing skills. Students write short papers and essays based upon their personal experiences. The course emphasizes the clear written expression of ideas and the importance of organization, word choice, logic and sentence construction. The process of planning, writing, revising, researching, documenting and editing essays for a particular audience is also emphasized. 

ENGL 1020: Expository Writing II – The course focuses on extended source-based writings and/or projects, including a required research paper. Organizational strategies for research, the integration of multiple resources and the ethical use of information sources to produce informative and/or argumentative texts is emphasized. 

ENGL 2550: Short Fiction – The class is an introduction to short stories. It includes various types of American, English and continental short fiction and emphasizes theme and form. 

NURA 1100: Nursing Assistant - The course teaches non-licensed individuals how 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 receive a certificate of completion from MPCC and qualify for placement on the State of Nebraska Nurse Aide Registry. Students must be 16 to take the course. There's a fee of $5. 

NURA 1360: Medication Aide – This course meets the 40-hour training requirement from the Nebraska State Department of Health and Human Services Credentialing Division for childcare providers, school staff and people providing medications in a patient's home or ICF-MR or AL facility. Students must be at least 18 to take the course. 

More details about these and other classes can be found at It's strongly recommended that those wanting to register make an advising appointment first 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​​​