MVCC will offer a wide variety of non-credit STEM-related classes this summer through MVCC’s Center for Corporate and Community Education. These programs are geared toward youth to college-aged young adults and incoming MVCC students.
STEM Jumpstart – Math Focus
This course is designed to refresh math skills and provide students an introduction to functional aspects of mathematics. Topics include, but are not limited to: Decimals, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. A focus will be placed on application of topics in regard to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. A math placement exam will be offered at the end of the course. Must be an incoming MVCC student with some high school math to participate in this program.
This class will take place from July 8 to 17, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-Noon. Additionally, it will be offered July 22 to 31, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m.-Noon. It will also take place from July 29 to Aug.7, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. All classes take place on the Utica MVCC Campus and cost $65 per student.
Summer Academy for High School Students: Digital Animation 1
This course covers the developmental elements of computer animation. Topics include user interface, various 3D modeling techniques, texture mapping, and timing. The course builds on the basic principles of traditional animation with the techniques of computer animation and production processes. Call Karen Scott at 315.792.5300 for more information on registration and scholarships.
This class will take place on Monday through Thursday, July 14 to August 14, from 9 a.m.-Noon. Cost is $450 plus fees and students will receive college credit upon completion.
Digital Animation & Game Art -- Level 1
Discover how 3D animated films and video games, such as Toy Story and Guitar Hero are created. Learn the basic elements of 3D graphics such as modeling objects, giving models color and texture, lighting scenes, and animation. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Ages 12 and up. This class will take place from July 7 to 10 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon. It will also take place from July 14 to 17 from 1-4:30 pm. Both offerings are on the Utica campus and the cost is $109.
Digital Animation & Game Art -- Level 2
Take your skills to the next level in creating 3D graphics. Learn more techniques in 3D modeling and texturing, lighting, and animation. In this second level class you will get an introduction to the exciting subject of character animation. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Ages 12 and up.
This class will take place from July 21 to 24 from 1-4:30 pm on the Utica Campus. The cost is $109.
Computer Art and Design
Have you ever thought about becoming a graphic designer? Then this is the class for you. You will learn tricks, tools, and designs while making projects on a free internet-based computer graphics program. You can even use what you learned in this class to create more designs at home! Ages 9-14. This class will take place from July 7 to 10, from 1:00-4:30 pm. It will also take place on July 14 to 17 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon. Both offerings will take place on the Utica Campus and the cost is $89.
It’s a Small World
Use scientific methods to conduct interactive projects and experiments. Build a safety capsule from everyday objects to protect an egg from a five-foot fall. Design, build, and test your own wind turbine blades. Discover the world of nanotechnology. Ages 12-14. This class will take place from July 14 to 17 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon on the Utica Campus. It will also take place on July 14 to 17 from 1-4:30 pm on the Rome Campus. The cost is $99.
Fun with Flight
Explore the many facets of flight through hands-on activities including balsa gliders, model airplanes, and air propelled rockets. Topics include forces, aerodynamics, and flight principles. Offered as part of the Greater Mohawk Valley STEM Hub. Ages 12 and up. This class will take place from Aug. 4 to 7, from 8:30 a.m.-Noon at OHM Boces. The cost is $129.
Science: It's a Girl Thing
Get involved in science as you learn what makes magnets work and then create your own working motor. Use chemistry to make ice cream and examine DNA that you extracted right out of a strawberry! At the end of the week, you’ll participate in a Science Olympics where you can race to build the strongest bridge or design a new creature. Ages 9-13. This class will take place from Aug. 11 to 14 from 8:30 a.m.-Noon on the Utica Campus. Cost is $129.
Enrollment is limited and will be taken on a first come basis. For more information or to register, call 792-5300 or visit www.mvcc.edu/cced. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday. All MVCC non-credit instruction is completely self-supporting, including indirect costs, and requires no public funding.