The Summer Career Exploration Program provides week-long career enrichment opportunities for students who have completed 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade so they can begin to focus on career pathways. The program is designed to provide integrated hands-on learning activities in a variety of career settings.
Automotive Repair & Maintenance
Gain the knowledge you will need to be a future driver, car owner, and automotive technician. Students will receive hands- on experience checking and changing fluids, servicing tires, and conducting other simple tasks that keep cars running safely and smoothly every day.
Baking & Cake Decorating
Develop a basic understanding of diverse trades relevant to contracting, including basic electrical circuits, carpentry, and plumbing. Students will have the opportunity to use power tools to complete projects. Prerequisite: Students must be at least 14 years old.
Students will learn about the latest automobile body repair techniques while working with aluminum and plastic. Students will also learn about refinishing and painting products and how to apply them. Learn the proper way to take care of and detail the interior and exterior of a vehicle.
Expand your knowledge of hair, skin, and nails through the use of hairstyling techniques, facials, makeup applications, and manicures.
Explore the field of Culinary Arts while learning how to read a recipe, use culinary equipment, prepare simple menus, and develop your own recipe books.
Students will become young animators for the week and learn the basics of digital animation using a computer with Photoshop, Character Animate and After Effects software.
Learn basic photography skills such as camera handling, composition, and digital image manipulation to develop your artistic vision. Students will complete photo projects that will help you practice the skills you are learning. Your instructor will collaborate with you to review your photos and assist you in improving your photography skills as you complete the program. By the end of this course, the photos you take will be used to start your own artist portfolio.
Drafting & Design
Develop basic drafting and design skills using AutoCAD and Google Sketch Up software. You will be designing your own house and a 3D model of the house.
Future emergency services participants will learn fire safety, hose rolls, fire hydrant operations, fire extinguisher operations, and many other basic skills. Prerequisite: Students must be at least 14 years old.
Medical & Health Professions
Discover the wide variety of careers available in the health care field while learning some of the necessary skills and concepts, including medical terminology and basic vital signs.
Learn the current technology used in web applications. Develop basic web design skills to create dynamic websites.