Maple Woods Non-Credit

How to Get Started
Office Location

MCC-Maple Woods
Learning Resources Building 
First Floor, LR 102
2601 N.E. Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64156

Phone: 816.604.3011
Fax: 816.437.3484

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These noncredit online classes offer flexibility and convenience. Classes run for six weeks, and consist of 12 lessons.


College for Kids

College for Kids offer enrichment opportunities for kids and teens ages 7-14.  All classes are designed to develop new interests, teach meaningful skills and excite students about learning.  Scroll down to see all the Saturday classes we are offering this Fall or to download a PDF of the schedule click here.


Enrollment Information

2014 Fall class enrollment is now open.  Click here to download the registration form or email or call 816.604.3011 with any questions about upcoming programs.

Student I.D. Number

Our accounting system requires a student I.D. number. The last four digits of your Social Security number are used for this purpose. Please have this information available when you enroll. If you are enrolling for a child, you must have their information to enroll.

Refund Policy

Instructors are paid from fees collected, so we must guarantee a minimum enrollment to hold a class. If it is necessary for you to withdraw from a class, please contact the Community Education office, 816/604-3011, at least five (5) business days prior to the class start date. You may request a full refund – minus a $5.00 processing fee. No refund will be given for classes canceled less than 5 business days prior to the start of the class.  

Fall Saturday Camps

Radical Reactions

Get a hands-on, up close look at reactions in action when this cool chemistry day explores mystery substances, chemical bonding, catalysts and even your own invisible ink!

Date: November 15, 2014, Postponed to November 22. 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
Junior Engineers

Young engineers will have lots to talk about after a full day of building and testing structures out of lots of different materials!  They check out pyramids, arches, inflatable beams, test the strength of eggs, and build bridges and sky scrapers.  In between, children will have fun playing games and puzzles with shapes and structures.

Date: December 6, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
Machine Mania

Find out how wedges, screws and levers help us in our daily lives. Run through an obstacle course and use teamwork to show how useful simple machines can be.  Students will be introduced to the concepts of simple machines; the wheel and axle, pulleys, levers, wedges, inclined planes, screws, and pulleys.  They will discover the three classes of levers, the use of the fulcrum and investigate the relationship between screws, inclined planes and the forces of balance, gravity and friction.  Students will observe the awesome power of pneumatics and hydraulics, participate in a pincher relay, experiment with pulley systems, investigate the force of friction, and construct their own mega-pinchers, micro-pinchers and a miniature catapult to take home.  They will see how combining simple machines they can create very complex machines such as robots.

Date: December 13, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Age/Grades: 6-12 years/ 1st -6th grade
Cost: $65.00
Each child must bring a snack and sack lunch.
Painting is Really Awesome!

Students will learn painting techniques as we do a step by step painting on canvas.  We will be covering the elements and principals of design, studying specifically line, shape, color, monochromatic, complementary colors, balance and composition.  Students will learn brush handling skill, along with painting techniques.  All students will leave with a canvas painting masterpiece.  Class taught by Angie Carmack, Art teacher in the Kearney R-1 district.

Date: November 15, 2014                 Or           Date: December 6, 2014
Time: 9-11:30 a.m.                                         Time: 9-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 8-10                                                      Ages: 8-14
Cost: $35.00 includes materials                      Cost: $35.00 includes materials
Where Are the Bots in My Video Games?

Students will be working with Lego Robotic kits and learning basic computer animation techniques. During each class, students will be programming animation sequences and building Lego models with sensors that interact with their computer animation programs. Will your video game activate your Lego creation and make it move or make sounds??  Students will be working in pairs, so enroll with a friend or make a new friend in class.

November 22, 2014
Time:  9am - 3:30pm
Ages: 8-12
Cost: $100.00



Last Modified: 11/18/14