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University of Central Missouri Offering Free Online Creativity and Innovation Courses

By Janice Phelan, March 30, 2020

Online Learning

The University of Central Missouri-Lee's Summit is joining forces with MindEdge to offer three free online courses focusing on creativity and innovation. The free classes are provided to help individuals during this time of global pandemic and social distancing. They are open to current UCM students as well as other adult learners interested in enrolling in the free courses. MindEdge, a national company specializing in higher education and professional development content, has partnered with UCM for several years to offer quality online courses.

All offerings are short-term continuing education courses that can be completed online. The courses range from three to seven contact hours. The free courses are open enrollment and self-paced.

The Missouri Innovation Campus is a unique Lee’s Summit facility resulting from a progressive partnership between the University of Central Missouri and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. It houses the school district’s Summit Technology Academy, a nationally recognized, career-focused high school program for juniors and seniors, as well as University of Central Missouri’s degree and workforce development certificate programs.

UCM Workforce and Professional Education is recognized for its variety of face-to-face, online and hybrid courses designed to help adults launch a new career, expand existing skills and explore fields. Learn more about the university’s professional education courses and in-demand career certificate programs on our website. Online courses are in areas such as healthcare, information technology, business and manufacturing.

UCM paused classes through March 30 due to the pandemic with all courses going online on this date. Summer session courses will also be offered online with summer enrollment now open.

UCM continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation and its impact on our students and university community. Please visit the for the latest information.


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