The MIC program is a partnership between the University of Central Missouri, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College, and more than 65 Kansas City area businesses. It provides motivated students with career-ready skills and the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree two years after high school graduation, and with little to no debt. MIC students have access to state of the art facilities at The Missouri Innovation Campus, which opened its doors in 2017, and it is reshaping the way students experience education and innovation.
Beginning their junior year of high school, students in the MIC program take specific
college level classes from UCM and Metropolitan Community College alongside their
high school classes. This means upon graduation from high school, students will not
only have their diplomas, but an associate’s degree in three of the six MIC Programs.
Best of all, after high school graduation, MIC students are on an accelerated pathway to complete a bachelor’s degree from UCM in only two years, allowing them to enter the workforce and start their career sooner.
One of the most significant obstacles facing students who pursue a college education is cost. The MIC program delivers the value of a four-year degree with little to no student debt upon graduation through:
The Missouri Innovation Campus provides an open, flexible learning environment through an accelerated program model. It’s a bold, visionary approach that connects students with a valuable, affordable education that prepares them for a successful life, and connects businesses with the skilled, career-ready workforce they need.
“The MIC program has given me a step up and allowed me to get years ahead in my life. All of the teachers and mentors I have met through the program have a real devotion to teaching and were able to push me into becoming a better and smarter young professional. The program’s courses and internship have prepared me to be successful in my new job as a security analyst. I have learned many lessons along the way and have made life long friends. I would recommend the MIC program to anyone who is ready to push themselves and gain an early start on their professional career. ”
CARTER LOYD, '20, MISSOURI INNOVATION CAMPUS