Southeast Community College’s
Board of Governors approved the purchase of a building owned by Nebraska City
Public Schools that will become the new location for the College’s Nebraska
City Learning Center.
The Board approved the purchase of the property,
located at 1406 Central Ave., for $950,000, less than the assessed valuation,
during a special meeting of the Board on March 4.
“Nebraska City Public Schools looks forward to
the continued relationship with Southeast Community College,” said Mark Fritch,
superintendent of schools at NCPS. “This continued partnership lends itself for
opportunities for NCPS students and our community.”
Cindy Meyer, coordinator of
SCC’s Learning Center at Nebraska City, said the College is proud to offer
educational opportunities locally.
“We are really excited about
this purchase,” Meyer said. “The
additional space will allow for new programming and more class offerings in
support of the education/training needs for Nebraska City residents of all
ages, as well as the surrounding communities.”
The building, which is
approximately 12,500 square feet, includes office space, classrooms, a shop
area, about 3,500 square feet of unfinished space, and more parking. About 70%
of the building was remodeled in 2017. The increased space will allow SCC to offer more dual-credit and Southeast
Nebraska Career Academy Partnership classes for high school students. The
purchase includes some equipment and furnishings in the building.
SCC opened the first of six
Learning Centers in May 2016 in York. In September 2019, SCC moved into a new
Learning Center facility in Falls City. Other communities with SCC Learning
Centers are Hebron, Plattsmouth and Wahoo.
The College offers credit and
non-credit classes, business and workforce development, leisure and personal
interest classes, as well as adult education classes at each of its Learning
Centers. The Centers were established as part of the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan
so that SCC could better serve its 15-county service area.
SCC has leased its current
Nebraska City Learning Center building at 819 Central Ave. since 2016.