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Adventures in Computing CCL004   GRADES 3-5

This full day program for grades 3 - 5 introduces students to a variety of engaging activities that prove STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) subjects can be fun! Designed to help develop creative ideas, logical thinking and computer skills, activities include creating animated stories, digital imaging and videos. Students will learn and use a variety of age appropriate software programs. No class 7/4. 

5024   10   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/2-7/13   DCC   J Lentine   $499
5025   11   9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/16-7/27   DCC   J Lentine   $559

Introduction to Programming CCL017 GRADES 6-12

This course is the perfect fit for students who will enter advanced placement programming classes in high school and will expose participants to object-based programming. Working with a popular language, students will become familiar with the basic functions of the language and work toward developing both an independent and a collaborative project that showcases the skills that have been developed. This course will prepare students for more advanced programming in the future. No class 7/4.

5026   10   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/2-7/13   DCC   J Lentine   $279

Introduction to Programming Part 2 CCL015 GRADES 6-12

This course continues the fundamentals of programming by using game design and development as an example of the power of programming languages like Java. Students will learn standard programming skills used in the creation of interactive software, including event handlers and concurrently running threads, and will consider the player’s perspective, making game-play enjoyable and user-friendly. Prerequisite: Students should be familiar with c-style programming and have taken an introductory programming class, such as Introduction to Programming Languages or Java from the DCC Summer Computer Academy. (30 Hours)

5027   10   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/16-7/27   DCC   J Lentine   $299

Web Design CCL018 GRADES 6-12

Web Design students learn the tools and techniques used in modern website design and development. Students will explore web programming languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Various web design software packages, both commercial and freeware, will be used. We also will explore mobile web design for smartphones and tablets. Students will have the opportunity to build their own webpages as well as collaborate in the design and creation of the academy website. Each student will choose some of their work to be uploaded and viewed on the academy website at the end of each session. (Sect. 10 - 27 Hours, no class July 4; Sect.11 - 30 Hours)

5028   10   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/2-7/13   DCC   J Lentine   $279
5029   11   1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/16-7/27   DCC   J Lentine   $299

Computer-Aided Design CCL020 GRADES 6-12

Bridges, skyscrapers, tunnels, houses, soccer stadiums and toys have one thing in common: they all can be designed using AutoCAD. This powerful tool is used by architects, engineers, landscapers and product designers to create amazing structures, machines and environments. Students will design and create a variety of projects including a toy box, birdhouse, robot and their own dream house. Students will also learn to build and model some of their designs using Inventor, a program that creates 3-d models from two-dimensional designs. Students will be challenged to design structures from their imagination and build actual prototypes.
No class 7/4.

5030   10   1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/2-7/13   DCC   J Lentine   $279
5031   11   1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/16-7/27   DCC   J Lentine   $299

Animation Essentials CCL024 GRADES 5-8

Students learn the animation process using both freeware and professional animation software. Computer assisted (2D) and computer generated (3D) animation will be covered as students progress from simple 2D animated cartoons to complex
3-dimensional creations. Learning keyframing and tweening techniques prepare students for more advanced animations for cartoons and video games. No class 7/4.

5032   10   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/2-7/13   DCC   J Lentine   $279
5033   11   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/16-7/27   DCC   J Lentine   $299

Computer Hardware CCL007 GRADES 6-12

Students will discover the inner workings of computer architecture and learn the hardware components of a personal computer. They also learn to assemble and troubleshoot PCs in class. Students can, if they choose, select, purchase and assemble the components for their own computer to take home and keep. Software installation and basic networking will be covered. Several classes also will be spent introducing students to “modding” techniques to truly personalize their own machines. No class 7/4.

5034   10   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/2-7/13   DCC   J Lentine   $279
5035   11   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   (MTWRF)   7/16-7/27   DCC   J Lentine   $299