The Central Texas College Continuing Education department will open its annual College For Kids classes in June. A variety of classes directed to youngsters 3 years to high school-age will be offered throughout the summer. Classes mix fun and hands-on learning in the studies of science, performing arts, arts and crafts, life skills, languages and more. Several new classes were added this year in the areas of personal development, exercise, arts and computers.
Registration is underway now for all of the new and returning favorite classes. Some of the immediate classes are:
Book Art for Fun (age 10-14): This new course teaches students how to create books, diaries, journals and sketch books through various media and turn their words into works of art. The class is Monday-Thursday, June 9-12, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $49.
Amusement Park Engineering (age 9-13): Explore the science behind some of your favorite rides. Working in design teams, students will apply the physics of force, energy, gravity, kinetic and thermal principles to create a roller coaster. The class meets Monday-Thursday, June 9-12, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $49.
Latin Dance (age 6+): Students will learn basic salsa, meringue, bachata and cha cha dance moves. Focus is on development of rhythm, steps and coordination. The class for ages 6-11 is every Monday, June 9-30, from 4 to 5 p.m. and the class for 12 years and older is every Wednesday, June 11 to July 2, from 4 to 5 p.m. The cost for either class is $25.
Come Fly with Me: Get a complete briefing on aviation careers, oddities, safety, weather maps and radar. The class ends with an actual airplane flight. The class for ages 9-11 is Monday-Friday, June 9-13, from 2 to 3 p.m. and the class for 12- to 16-year-olds is June 16-20 from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost for either class is $49.
Fundamentals of Cooking (age 12+): Learn how to handle food safely and use the kitchen. Students will master basic cooking techniques like grilling, sautéing, pan-frying, baking and steaming. The class is Monday-Wednesday, June 9-11, from 8 to 10 a.m. The cost is $45.
Crime Scene Investigation (age 11+): Learn the basics of criminal investigation and how a crime scene is processed. Discover how to become an investigator, what type of education and training is required and the duties and responsibilities of a criminal investigator. Students will learn the basic steps an investigator goes through to effectively process a crime scene and collect evidence including fingerprinting a crime scene and lifting cast impressions of foot prints. Participants will get hands-on experience processing a mock crime scene. The class meets each Saturday, June 14-28, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $35.
Slippery Slimy Science (age 5+): Become a mad scientist in training and learn to make ooze, a lava lamp, plastic milk worms and other fun, slimy projects while learning about scientific principles. The class is Monday-Thursday, June 9-12, from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $69.
Girl-Versity (age 9-12): This fun and informative workshop takes girl power to the next level by offering ’tweens a forum to discuss and explore a variety of issues vital to a young lady’s development in today’s complex world such as personal safety, health and wellness, academic success, goal development, personal esteem and milestone achievements. Girls will receive milestone rewards and achievements at the completion of each class including safety kits for personal safety training; spa gift bags for health and wellness and pre-employment resumes for the World of Work class. The workshop will end with a graduation ceremony complete with caps, gowns and diplomas. Interactive programming, special guest speakers and life-changing achievements are just some of the elements included in the class. The class is each Friday, June 13 to July 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $65.
Donald Duck to Donald Trump: Starting a Business (age 12+): This new, three-day hands-on class teaches students how to start their own business. The class covers risks taken by an entrepreneur, how to network, create a support system, find investors and create a workable business model. The class is Monday-Wednesday, June 16-18, 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $49.
Basic Aid Training (age 6-10): This training teaches participants how to use the Emergency Action Steps, give general care and basic first aid, fire prevention and safety, Internet safety, water safety and more. The class is Tuesday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $35.
Beginners Improvisational Theater (age 10+): Students will explore the basics of improvisation in a theatrical setting through games and performance. There will be a performance on the final day. The class is Monday-Thursday, June 9-19, from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $55.
App Inventor (age 10-14): Learn how to create your own app using App Inventor. Students will take on software engineering concepts like logics, variables, loops and data types. The class is Monday-Thursday, June 23-26, from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $75.
Zumba Kids: Zumba Kids is the new ultimate dance, fitness party for youngsters. The class features age-appropriate music from different countries and genres. The class for ages 4-6 meets every Friday, June 13 to July 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. The class for 7-11-year-olds meets every Friday, June 13 to July 11 from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost for either class is $25.
Comic Books (age 8+): Learn the fundamentals of crafting and creating your own comic book story. The course focuses on exploring story lines, comic book layout and formatting, drawing, setting up the story and improvisation The class is Saturdays, June 14-28, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $45.
You’re Hired! (age 14+): Prepare to enter the working world using fun, interactive techniques. Students will learn valuable tips to effectively search for a job, complete an employment application and prepare for the job interview. The class is Fridays, June 13-20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $19.
We Do Robotics (age 7-12): Learn about problem solving, scientific inquiry, robotics, motion control and programming through a series of fun and engaging hands-on activities using the LEGO We Do Robotics System. Students will get an introduction to foundational science, technology, engineering and math concept skills. The class is Monday-Thursday, June 16-19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again June 23-26. The cost is $149.
American Sign Language (age 4-14): Learn how to communicate basic words and phrases in American Sign Language. The class covers the alphabet, numbers, common vocabulary and basic phrases. The class for ages 4-7 is Monday-Thursday, June 9-12, from 2 to 4 p.m. The class for ages 8-10 is June 16-19 from 2 to 4 p.m. The class for ages 11-14 is June 30 to July 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost for either class is $45.
Other College For Kids offered this summer include I Wanna Be a Nurse, Galaxy Quest, Computer Programming for Teens, Teen Meteorologist, Group Piano, Group Guitar, Beginning Drawing, CPR, Anxiety-Free Test-Taking Tools, Public Speaking, Creative Writers’ Workshop, Poetry Jam, Chemistry Lab Rats, CSI Junior, Sea Quest.
A full schedule is available at www.ctcd.edu/ce.
To receive a copy of the schedule or to register for a class, call 254-526-1586.