OPS Career Center

Not Just Another School




Welcome to the Career Center web site!  This website has been designed to assist students and parents in selection of courses that are taken off campus, at the Career Center, as an extension of the home high school. The Career Center School is located at 3230 Burt Street, in the west wing of the Teacher Administrative Center.

The Career Center provides opportunities for students from all Omaha Public Schools high schools to study electives in 11 career pathways that are not available elsewhere.  Students receive transportation from their home school to the Career Center for all programs except for Zoo Partnership and UNMC High School Alliance.  



The Career Center offers an opportunity to learn about 11 career fields while still in high school.  This creates an invaluable opportunity to provide a glimpse into a career without the hefty price tag of college.  It will allow you to know whether or not a this career is right for you!

Click on the Pathways tab above to view our Pathways Booklet that outlines all 11 pathways and the unique outcomes and opportunitites they offer or direct links to each pathway!


Contact Us

3230 Burt Street, Omaha, NE 68131
Phone:  (531)299-0330

Jeremy Nielsen
Program Director/Principal

Michelle Romano
Staff Assistant



How would you like to be apart of approximately $23,000 in scholarships awarded at the Career Center?  Need money for college or for tools and equipment? Signing up for a Career Center program puts you in great position to become one of our many scholarship recipients!  


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student to excel. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education. SkillsUSA was formerly known as VICA (the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).


Interested in going to college right now?  Well, at the Career Center you can! A lot of our programs offer college credit at local colleges and universities at minimal cost. This allows you to forgo having to take this class in college as well as saving lots of money!


One of the greatest opportunities the Career Center provides is a chance at A unique Senior Year Only Program (SYOP) learning opportunity.  Think about eh traditional "early out" but instead pipeline into career with paid internships, quality pre-apprenticeships, and sponsorships with a local business partners.  These invaluable connections with local industry creates an actual real-world experience that you can earn an income, high school credits, and even land a job.