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Mission Critical Careers

If you’re looking for a career that’s both exciting and rewarding but don’t know where to start, you may want to enroll in one of the programs at Nash Community College (NCC) that were enhanced through funding provided by the National Consortium for Mission Critical Operations (NCMCO). So, what is the NCMCO and what programs has it impacted at NCC?

The NCMCO is a consortium that works in partnership with academic partners and local industry to develop a national workforce trained to identify and respond to issues that affect the security, performance, and production of critical business operations. The consortium is led by Cleveland Community College (CCC) and is comprised of one university and four community colleges, including NCC.

Students seeking careers that address mission critical needs can earn certificates and degrees at NCC in the following MCO-designated programs: Computer Information Technology, Electrical Systems Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electric Line Construction Technology, Emergency Management, Healthcare Business Informatics, and Networking Technology.

Additionally, Nash Community College has developed the Critical Response Operations Certificate within the Emergency Management program as a result of the grant. This certificate targets specific areas of study that are vital to understanding critical components within the Emergency Management profession. This is the first of several MCO-oriented certificates NCC plans to make available to students seeking a career in a mission critical industry.

Speaking of industry, businesses are looking for individuals that can anticipate potential risks, respond quickly to problems, minimize damages and production loss, and develop systems to prevent future performance issues and security risks. Those are just some of the skills students will learn and carry with them to industries confronting challenges in the following areas: information systems and security, power systems development and maintenance, and emergency operations and communication. For more information on how you can become a student at NCC and start your career, please visit the Admissions page on our website.

The NCMCO is funded by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor.

For more information on the NCMCO, please visit