• Summer Youth Program 2018

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        At Hudson County Community College, both middle school and high school students will experience a variety of engaging and enriching programs at Continuing Education’s Summer Youth & Teen Program. 
        Our unique two- and three-week, hands-on programs are offered in partnership with the College’s Division of Academic Affairs, Culinary Arts Institute, Speranza Theatre Company and Black Rocket.
        Our programs emphasize self-discovery, cognitive reasoning, and cooperative thinking using a hands-on approach. Choose from any of our Culinary Arts Programs, STEM Programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), SAT Test Prep classes and Theater offerings.
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    STEM PROGRAMS: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    ROBLOX® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!

    Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.  
    Duration:
    4 Days

    Dates:
    July 16th –19th

    Times:
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Price:
    $199


    Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

    Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. There is an additional $19 lab fee for the VR headset.
    Duration:
    4 Days

    Dates:
    July 16th –19th

    Times:
    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Price:
    $199


    App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!

    The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. 
    Duration:
    4 Days

    Dates:
    July 23rd – 26th 

    Times:
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Price:
    $199


    Code Breakers

    Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
    Duration:
    4 Days

    Dates:
    July 23rd – 26th

    Times:
    1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Price:
    $199


    SAT PREP

    Recommended Ages: Middle School and High School Students 
    Get a jumpstart on the SAT and impress those college recruiters with this intensive test preparation program. Learn to use basic problem solving techniques to strengthen your abilities, while avoiding careless mis­takes. Test taking skills will be provided, along with test samples from an actual SAT exam. Note: Students will need to purchase the required SAT book for the first day of class.

    SAT Math Prep
    Duration:
    8 days

    Dates:
    July 30th – August 9th 

    Times:
    1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

    Price:
    $199

    SAT Language Prep

    Duration:
    8 days
    Dates:
    July 30th - August 9th 

    Times:
    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

    Price:
    $199

    Culinary Arts 

    Baking Academy

    Recommended Ages: 9-15
    Want to create delectable pies, cookies, muf­fins, and more? Come join us in this all–day baking class. Learn the basics of cake baking, icing and decorating, piping methods, and other techniques. Participants will receive an introduction to working in a professional kitchen and to a career in the pastry indus­try. *Please note all students must wear flat, closed-toed shoes. 

    Duration:
    4 days
    Dates:
    August 13th – 16th

    Times:
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Price:
    $289

    And

    Duration:
    4 days

    Dates:
    August 6th - 9th

    Times:
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Price:
    $289

     

    Cooking/Baking Academy

    Recommended Ages: 9-15 
    Learn how to create delectable pies, cookies, muffins and more, including the basics of cake baking, icing and decorating, piping methods and other techniques. Discover what it takes to make it in the fast-paced and ever-grow­ing culinary and hospitality field, including the ins and outs of working in professional, state-of-the-art kitchens. Activities include learning about food safety and sanitation, in­gredient pairings, menu planning, and more. Students can look forward to preparing deli­cious meals, how to care for tools, and many more secrets of the trade. *Please note all students must wear flat, closed-toed shoes.

    Duration:
    4 days
    Dates:
    July 30th – August 2nd

    Times:
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Price:
    $289

    And

    Duration:
    4 days

    Dates:
    August 20th - 23rd

    Times:
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Price:
    $289

     

    Theater: Acting, Playwriting, Stage Production

    Students will write, rehearse, and perform a show THEY CREATE- audience is invited for a Thursday performance. Designed for ages 7-13, this program helps young artists develop skills that will last a lifetime and explore the art of collaboration through classes in acting, play writing, improvisation, and production. Guided by a professional director and playwright, students will come to understand the basics of theatrical design, breaking down a script, creating a character, and using voice and body to bring text to life. Life skills such as public speaking confidence and working as a team are woven into each activity.  

    First Play
    Duration:
    4 days

    Dates:
    August 20th – 23rd 

    Times:
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Price:
    $225


    Second Play
    Second Session
    Duration:
    4 days

    Dates:
    August 27th – 30th 

    Times:
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Price:
    $225


    Continuing Education and Workforce Development
    161 Newkirk Street, Room E504  Jersey City, NJ 07306
    p:(201) 360-4224  f: (201) 360-4232

    ART & CRAFTING

    The Art of Knitting

    Through a variety of projects students will learn the basics of knitting, including casting on and off. Students will work with colors, textures, shapes, and sizes to create their own innovative yarn experiments and learn to think creatively. Students use knitting to develop mindfulness, focus, and manage energy. Projects include knitted head and wristbands, bags, and decorative yarn art accessories.

    Duration
    Dates:
    4 days

    Times:
    9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m

    Price:
    $150


    Doll Making

    Students work with a fabric artist to make one-of-a-kind handcrafted dolls and accessories for their creation. Students learn all about fabrics and hand sewing as they use their imaginations to create dolls that reflect their own personalities. While exercising their creativity students learn how to tackle design challenges and come up with solutions to bring their creation to life.

    Duration
    Dates:
    August 27 - 30

    Times:
    12:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Price:
    $150




    Learn about our Professional Development and Personal Enrichment Programs at www.hccc.edu/communityeducation