MCC-UMKC Collaborative Engineering Program

Metropolitan Community College and the School of Computing and Engineering at UMKC have teamed up to form the Collaborative Engineering Program (CEP). Participation in CEP is a great way to pursue quality education that’s affordable. Here’s how it works. Students start in the Associate in Engineering or Associate in Computer Science at MCC. While pursuing their associate degree, students will co-enroll in a few select courses at UMKC. Once the associate’s degree requirements are completed, students will then come to UMKC to finish their bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science.

What are the benefits?

  • Two Degrees: Students who complete the plan will earn associate and bachelor degrees.
  • Affordability: The combination of MCC’s low tuition rates and UMKC scholarships means students can save thousands of dollars.
  • Seamless Transfer: There’s no guesswork on how your classes will transfer because we have worked out all of the details in advance.
  • More Resources: Take advantage of the academic support, student groups, and career programming offered at both schools.

Let us know you’re interested in the Collaborative Engineering Program by completing this interest form.


Civil Engineering (PDF)

Computer Science (PDF)

Electrical and Computer Engineering (PDF)

Mechanical Engineering (PDF)

Next Steps

1. Interest Form: Let us know you’re interested by completing this form.
2. Qualifying Courses: Complete specified MCC courses with a C or better and a combined GPA of 3.0 or better. Qualifying courses are discipline specific.
3. Conditional Admission: Meet with the SCE Assistant Director of Recruitment to complete the CEP application. The application must be submitted by November 1st.
4. Enroll in Courses: Take MCC and UMKC courses as stated in the plan of study.
5. General Admission: Meet with the SCE Transfer Coordinator to complete the UMKC application. This application must be submitted by February 15th.
6. Financial Aid: Complete scholarship application and FAFSA by March 1st.



  • Students will pay tuition to each school at which they are enrolled.
  • Students who take select UMKC courses while working on the MCC degree will receive a scholarship for those courses and will effectively pay $100 per credit hour. This benefit is limited to only lower level computer science or engineering courses and is available up to ten credit hours.
  • When students transition from MCC to UMKC on a full-time basis, they will pay regular UMKC tuition rates.


Students who successfully fulfill MCC requirements and meet CEP requirements qualify for scholarship considerations. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance and require full-time enrollment and only cover tuition costs. Students can receive each scholarship for which they are eligible.

  • The Collaborative Engineering Program Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 for students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • The Chancellor’s Transfer Award in the amount of $2,000 for students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • The Curator’s Transfer Scholar Award in the amount of $1,000 for students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship in the amount of $500 for students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Where do I park at UMKC?

Students have a few options when it comes to parking at UMKC. Here are some suggestions:

  • Purchase a parking pass from Parking Operations for $132 per semester
  • Use metered parking at a rate of $1.25 per hour
  • On street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding campus (subject to city parking laws)
  • Carpool with classmates
  • Utilize your UMKC student ID to take the Metro bus or use one of their Park and Ride locations
  • Please note that parking rules are strictly enforced and failure to follow parking regulations will likely result in a ticket.

How do I meet with the SCE Assistant Director of Recruitment?

  • Students can schedule an appointment by contacting Micah Hildreth (816)235-2357;

How do I opt out of the program?

What are the eligibility requirements for the CEP?

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must be a full-time student (12 or more credits per semester)
  • Complete specified courses as stated in the academic plans
  • Meet all appropriate deadlines
  • Working on first bachelor degree