MOHAVE COUNTY–Teens who want to learn how to build apps, take apart computers, play with 3D printers, drones and learn website design can do so by registering for the college’s Summer Computer Camp program.
The Mohave Community College Computer Science Department is offering these programs on all campuses, which feature fun and engaging ways to educate teens about the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM degree holders have higher incomes than those in non-STEM careers. STEM occupations are growing at 17 percent, while other occupations are growing at 9.8 percent.
- The Lake Havasu City campus, teenage campers will get hands-on practice taking apart, rebuilding, and building from scratch a personal computer. They’ll learn about hardware, and some software, for personal computers. The skills they will learn are similar to the requirements of the A+ Computer Repair Certification Exam. This camp will run June 4 to June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Thursday.
- The Lake Havasu City campus will also have an afternoon day camp that focuses on Computer Programming and Web Design. Campers will learn basic programs in Java and apply these concepts in creating a web-based project of their choosing. This will involve creating a web page using HTML5, styling it using CSS and using JavaScipt to provide the necessary logic. This camp will run June 4 to June 14 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
- The Bullhead City and Colorado City campuses will offer campers the chance to create Android apps. This program will help teens get their feet wet in software development. Teens will discover key concepts in computer science by creating basic programs in Java and apply these concepts in creating actual Android apps. Android app development will involve the use of smartphone technologies including the touch screen, phonebook, camera, web, GPS, and more.This camp will run June 4 to June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Thursday.
- The Neal Campus-Kingman students will be learning about 3D Printers and Drones during this camp, which will touch on many topics and projects involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Students will learn about design, evaluation, teamwork, and communication with 3D printers, virtual reality, drones, and more. This camp will run July 9 to July 19 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
The cost of attending a camp is just $10 for per teen. Camps are open to students 14-years-old through high school seniors. Students must have completed 8th grade to be eligible for the camp.
For more information on all these great camps call 1-866-MOHAVECC or sign up now at http://ce.mohave.edu – just search for Summer Camp to see all the options and locations. Space is limited, so sign up soon.