January 22, 2022
By Janice Phelan
Communications and Marketing University of Central Missouri-Missouri Innovation Campus
The University of Central Missouri and Whiteman Air Force Base recently approved an agreement that will bring UCM’s industry-recognized certificate courses to military-connected students as well as military spouses. The courses are designed to provide a convenient method for adult learners to take courses at the Whiteman AFB.
Classes will begin in March and are offered at various times and days of the week to make it more convenient for military members and their spouses to participate in the programs. The majority of classes being offered this spring will be face-to-face with one course offered online. In addition, if any of the students are deployed during the session, the classes are portable with these students having the opportunity to complete the course online.
During March, the following courses will begin at Whiteman Air Force Base:
- Clinical Medical Assistant – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, March 14 to April 21
- Clinical Medical Assistant – 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday and Thursday, March 15 to Aug. 23
- Paralegal – 9 a.m. to noon, Monday and Wednesday, March 14 through Sept. 12
- Paralegal – 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, March 15 to Sept. 1
- Computer Support Specialist – 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday, March 15 to Nov. 1
In addition, Project Management for CAPM is offered through the UCM-Whiteman collaboration as an online, open-enrollment course. Most students complete this course in two to three months.
The new UCM courses will be the primary professional education instructor-led training programs offered at the Air Force base. Loaner laptops are available for the duration of the course for students in need.
Military spouses may be eligible for scholarships through the MyCAA program. UCM is recognized as a MyCAA sponsor, providing industry recognized certifications and certificates in the areas of healthcare, technology, business and manufacturing to support the mobility of the military family. The certifications provide military spouses the opportunity to obtain national certifications or credentials so they can be competitive in the global job market. For more information about MyCAA, visit this webpage.
The university continues to offer Whiteman servicemen and women a number of military benefits, has been recognized as Military Friendly and was recently named an AU-ABC (Associates to Baccalaureate Cooperative) school.
Benefits for military personnel include tuition assistance, access to Student Services on Whiteman, reduction or elimination of some fees, priority for course enrollment and access to UCM’s award-winning Military and Veterans Success Center and Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
Interested military-connected adults, military spouses and others may enroll in the courses using the links above. Students must either have base access or be able to obtain base access no later than two weeks prior to the course start date. Although the civilian community is welcome to enroll, please note that priority enrollment is given to military personnel and their families with limited spots in each course. Please contact the UCM Whiteman site coordinator, Courtney Irvine, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 660-543-4464 if you have additional questions or to request access to the base.