FastTracks Kansas City
FastTracks is an accelerated, focused and affordable program available to students wanting to earn their associate in arts and bachelor of science degrees in four years. This program offers a more seamless transfer process and removes challenges that typically add time and cost to degree completion.
This program is a collaboration between Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville.
Students take mostly MCC classes the first two years. In the third and fourth years, Northwest classes are held at Northwest's Kansas City campus in Gladstone. Students work closely with an advisor while in the program and are encouraged to work with a career coach. Additionally, students will be required to participate in a profession-based, credit-earning learning experience such as an internship or practicum.
The RooMentum partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, announced in September 2019, is intended to propel students toward faster completion of a four-year degree. (“RooMentum” is a combination of the Roos, the UMKC mascot, and “momentum.”).
There are three components of the MCC/UMKC transfer agreement. The On Track program is designed for first-time, full-time college students who may not qualify for direct admission to UMKC. It provides students an opportunity to explore academic and career interests and improve their academic preparation. Once students complete On Track at MCC, they will automatically be admitted to UMKC.
Most students in the RooMentum programs will begin their college careers at MCC, but they’ll be considered enrolled at both schools, with access to libraries, academic advisors and other resources at both institutions.
Degree in 3
Degree in 3 is a faster route to a bachelor’s degree at the University of Kansas. Metropolitan Community College, several K-12 school districts and the area's two other community colleges have partnered with KU on Degree in 3.
Degree in 3 refers to completing a four-year degree three years after high school. For that to be possible, high-achieving students take a year’s worth of college credit courses in high school, then spend a year on a community college campus to earn their associate degree. The final two years are spent at the KU Edwards Campus.
Missouri Innovation Campus
The Missouri Innovation Campus is an exciting, progressive collaboration between the Lee's Summit R-7 School District, Metropolitan Community College and the University of Central Missouri. By engaging business partners and community organizations, such as Cerner and DST, the MIC is reshaping the way students experience education.