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Before making decisions about your future, compare programs carefully. Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.

  Information about Mid Plains Community College student counseling, registering in a technical degree program to develop job skills, and taking free practice tests online. Which college degrees will give you the best chances of finding a job after graduation? Some students select a major because it offers practical skills that are valuable in the workplace. Other students choose their major because they enjoy the subject material. By sampling a variety of courses from different departments, you can get a better feel for which field you are most comfortable in. The most popular college major is business administration, split equally between men and women. On the other hand, men make up the large majority of computer science and engineering majors. For women, the fields of education, English and liberal arts dominate the list.

Online courses support faculty innovation in teaching, by requiring professors to develop new courses. Each class is recorded and stored on a server, which allows for the ability to replay difficult sections as many times as is needed. Online education gives you the opportunity to take difficult courses that won't show up on your transcript, if you so choose. Alternatively, you may be able to complete online credits for a grade. Advanced Placement exams are offered in a variety of subjects, offering college credit for classes that you have done well in. Test yourself with free practice exams, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests. If you earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam, you may be able to receive advanced placement in college.

Online Courses - MOOCs

Mid Plains Community College student counselingSome of the college degree majors with high starting-salaries after graduation include physical sciences, business administration, and engineering. If you stay true to your career interests, not just going after salary, your overall job earnings will increase over time as you gain experience. If you focus your degree choices on salary alone, there's greater risk that you'll suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers.

Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular, four-year college, and you may earn good money as a highly-skilled, technical specialist. By taking some of your degree courses online, you also may be able to graduate earlier, saving money on tuition. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your spare time to advance your present career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing cloud-based software and Google apps.

An online degree may be just as marketable as a college degree earned on campus. Udemy online learning, a site which allows anyone to take online courses, is a new startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Khan Academy now offers over 3,900 micro-lectures available via YouTube. Coursera, another online-learning software platform, has millions of enrolled students around the world. Recently, MIT made it's open courseware platform available to students and instructors at no cost.

Online Tests - Free Practice!

This section offers practice tests in a variety of academic subject areas. Each of the following multiple-choice tests has 10 questions to work on. No sign-up required, just straight to the test.
Business Tests

Nursing Tests

English Tests
Engineering Tests

Other colleges near North Platte, Nebraska:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near North Platte. It's a good idea to compare all schools in the area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online, to save on tuition fees. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. According to the Occupational Outlook Quarterly, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates are twice as likely to find employment as those without a college degree in today's competitive job market. Further, it may be possible to receive degree credit via Advanced Placement exams, as well as through honors classes that you've taken.

Financial aid deadlines are typically scheduled well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

College GuidePhoneIn-state TuitionOut-of-state TuitionStudent Body SizeRequest Info
College of Saint Mary
    Omaha, NE
(402) 399-2400$$$$$$$$ small Program Info
Metropolitan Community College Area
    Omaha, NE
(402) 457-2400 $ (low) $ (low)very large Program Info
University of Nebraska at Kearney
    Kearney, NE
(308) 865-8441 $$ $$$ large Program Info
University of Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE
(402) 559-3937 $$ $$$$ medium Program Info
Midland University
    Fremont, NE
(800) 642-8382$$$$$$$$ small Program Info
Clarkson College
    Omaha, NE
(402) 552-3100 $$$ $$$ small Program Info
University of Nebraska Lincoln
    Lincoln, NE
(402) 472-7211 $$ $$$ very large Program Info
Grace University
    Omaha, NE
(402) 449-2800 $$$ $$$ very small Program Info
Northeast Community College
    Norfolk, NE
(402) 371-2020 $ (low) $ (low) medium Program Info
Creighton University
    Omaha, NE
(402) 280-2700$$$$$$$$ large Program Info

Get involved on campus. A big problem for students is a feeling of not quite belonging. There are organizations putting on some event almost every weekend. If you’re resourceful and keep abreast of the campus calendar, you can find amazing activities to participate in. For example, there are sports clubs, fitness classes, and movie nights every so often that you can go to. Also, visiting professors may give free lectures on interesting topics. Many university departments have special arrangements in place to assist students, such as offering the rental of laptops, cameras, projectors, and other equipment for projects.

If you’re having issues or feeling stressed about classes, most campuses offer free student counseling services. Try to focus on a few things rather than juggling too many obligations. Learn to say no when you have to. This can be difficult, but an important step in learning to set boundaries with others. Don't become a statistic, and be determined to graduate. Seek out an academic advisor, who will help you with course conflicts, and deciding on a major.
Top 10 reasons why students drop-out:

1. Partying, not enough studying.
2. Homesickness, feeling left out.
3. Academically unprepared.
4. Financial reasons.
5. Family issues.
6. Departmental concerns.
7. Choice of wrong major.
8. Lack of guidance.
9. Demands from employment.
10. Moving to new place.

Nursing & Medical Job Listings

Earning a CNA degree (Certified Nursing Assistant) is the first step towards becoming a fully-qualified nurse. Most CNA programs can be completed within a few months, allowing you to join the workforce quickly. The next step in a nursing career is to become a LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) or LVN ( Licensed Vocational Nurse). These are year-long programs, in which you'll work under an RN distributing meds, treating wounds, and providing basic patient care.
Professional Careers
Each link lists current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
10 Year Salary
(up to)
Dental Hygienists$30,430$41,530
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers$36,090$68,520
EMT, Paramedics$29,390$65,280
Home Health Aides$30,100$57,030
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)$54,480$84,780
Massage Therapists$33,000$62,670
Medical Assistants$26,980$37,140
Medical Lab Technicians$30,550$59,260
Medical Records$29,140$45,260
Pharmacy Tech$30,180$46,600
Physical Therapist Assistants$41,410$56,220
Radiologic Technicians$52,110$77,160
Respiratory Therapy Technicians$39,860$56,220
Surgical Technologists$39,680$73,630
Veterinary Assistants$21,060$39,510

In order to become an RN (Registered Nurse), a bachelors degree in nursing is recommended. RN's command a greater salary, and are responsible for an enlarged scope of practice over LPNs and CNAs. Students will receive classroom instruction and clinical training in a hospital setting. A 4-year BSN program allows students to further specialize in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics and mental health. After completing your nursing education, you must be licensed by the state in which you'll be practicing, given that state boards of nursing each have specific certification requirements.

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1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101

Phone: (800) 658-4308
Fax: (308) 534-5767

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Mid Plains Community College
1101 Halligan Drive
North Platte, NE 69101

Phone: (800) 658-4308
Fax: (308) 534-5767
Fill out the form to request Mid Plains Community College course info.
Students looking at Nebraska also considered: (click below)
Hastings College
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Doane College Crete
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing
Grace University
University of Nebraska at Kearney
University of Nebraska Lincoln
College of Saint Mary
Union College
Midland University

Skilled Careers
Current openings:
Starting Salary
(up to)
Architectural Drafting$43,900
Automotive Mechanics$36,070
Fashion Designers$27,540
Flight Attendants$56,150
Graphic Design$43,830
Interior Designers$48,000
Police Officers$48,410
Truck Drivers$31,520

Mid Plains Community College has a reputation for academics, allowing you to pursue the degree program that's right for you. Additionally, career placement services can help you to structure your job search after graduation. If you'd like to request course information, please use the inquiry form at the top of this page.

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