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MIC Facility

The Missouri Innovation Campus - MIC - University of Central Missouri

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Missouri Innovation Campus Facility

 

The Missouri Innovation Campus facility is one of a kind.  The University of Central Missouri and the Lee's Summit R-7 School District have partnered to create this state of the art facility.  This facility will house:

 

  • University of Central Missouri Lee's Summit
  • Missouri Innovation Campus Program (MIC)
  • Summit Technology Academy R-7 (STA)

 

 

The 40 million dollar project is scheduled to open August 1st, 2017.  This facility features a conference center, innovative learning environments, out of the box class room designs, and collaborative learning spaces. 

 

Missouri Innovation Campus Program

 

University of Central Missouri, Lee's Summit R-7 School District, and the Metropolitan Community College have collaborated on an innovative education program. 

 

The Missouri Innovation Campus was designed through a collaborative effort of business partners, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and the University of Central Missouri. The goals of the MIC are to connect businesses to a trained workforce that has specific skill sets, make students competitive in the marketplace and reduce training costs. The Missouri Innovation Campus also uses an accelerated model designed to reduce student debt and increase retention and degree completion.

Students begin the program their junior year of high school by taking not only courses required to graduate from high school, but also college credit courses that will position students to graduate from MCC with an Associate's degree soon after high school graduation. The final two years will be focused on completing a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Missouri.

This accelerated model is a four-year, year-round program that reduces degree completion by two years for students finishing their coursework on time as identified by their four-year plan.

The MIC business partners benefit by hiring trained employees with specific skill sets and competencies aligned to the needs of the individual company. These skills and competencies have been assessed in multiple real-world settings through classroom instruction and on-the-job internships. Through the internship experience, business partners are able to interact with students, shape their skills and see if individual students would be a good fit for their company, reducing training and hiring costs.