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Course Offerings - Summer 2019

College for Kids (CFK)

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CFK: Make UR 1st Fortnite VideoGame
10161 MTWTh 09:00-12:00  3K02 13 $119  Add
Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 8-11 Class dates: June 24, 2019 - June 27, 2019
CFK: Make UR 1st Fortnite VideoGame
10162 MTWTh 1:00-4:00  3K02 13 $119  Add
Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 11-14 Class dates: June 24, 2019 - June 27, 2019
CFK: Virtual Reality AM
10163 MTWTh 09:00-12:00  3K02 13 $139  Add
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. There is a $19 lab fee included for the VR headset. Ages 8-11 Class dates: July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019
CFK: Virtual Reality PM
10164 MTWTh 1:00-4:00  3K02 14 $119  Add
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. There is an $19 lab fee included for the VR headset. Ages 11-14 Class dates: July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019
CFK: Make UR 1st 3D VideoGame
10165 MTWTh 09:00-12:00  3K02 13 $119  Add
In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 8-11 Class dates: July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019
CFK: Make UR 1st 3D VideoGame
10166 MTWTh 1:00-4:00  3K02 15 $119  Add
In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 11-14 Class dates: July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019
CFK: ROBLOX Makers AM
10167 MTWTh 09:00-12:00  3K02 10 $119  Add
Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 8-11 Class dates: July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019
CFK: ROBLOX Makers PM
10168 MTWTh 1:00-4:00  3K02 15 $119  Add
Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 11-14 Class dates: July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019
CFK: Physics Today
10232 MTWTh 09:00-12:00  3H18 15 $89  Add
Class dates: July 8, 2019 - July 11, 2019
CFK: Earth Science
10233 MTWTh 09:00-12:00  3H18 15 $89  Add
Class dates: July 15, 2019 - July 18, 2019
CFK: Chemistry of Life & Water
10234 MTWTh 09:00-12:00  3H18 15 $89  Add
Class dates: July 22, 2019 - July 25, 2019
CFK: Crafting Your Own PC (Kids)
10235 TW 10:00-12:00  3K04 10 $69  Add
Class dates: July 16, 2019 - July 17, 2019
CFK: Flame Color in Chemistry
10236 09:00-10:15  3H18 12 $15  Add
Class dates: June 24, 2019 - June 24, 2019
CFK: Solution Color in Chemistry
10237 09:00-10:15  3H18 12 $15  Add
Class dates: June 25, 2019 - June 25, 2019
CFK: Chocolate Candy Creations I
10238 10:45-12:00  2L06 10 $20  Add
Class dates: June 24, 2019 - June 24, 2019
CFK: Cupcake Decorating
10239 1:00-2:15  2L06 10 $20  Add
Class dates: June 24, 2019 - June 24, 2019
CFK: Sugar Cookie Decorating
10240 09:00-10:15  2L06 10 $20  Add
Class dates: June 26, 2019 - June 26, 2019
CFK: Chocolate Candy Creations II
10241 10:45-12:00  2L06 10 $20  Add
Class dates: June 26, 2019 - June 26, 2019
CFK: BIOVision/Optical Illusions JH
10242 10:45-12:00  3H06 15 $15  Add
Class dates: June 25, 2019 - June 25, 2019
CFK: BIOVision/Optical Illusions EL
10243 1:00-2:15  3H06 15 $15  Add
Class dates: June 25, 2019 - June 25, 2019
CFK: Mini World of Microbiology
10244 10:45-12:00  3H06 15 $15  Add
Class dates: July 9, 2019 - July 9, 2019
CFK: Prairie Scavenger Hunt
10245 1:00-2:15  3H06 15 $15  Add
Class dates: July 16, 2019 - July 16, 2019

College for Kids provides fun, informative classes to students entering 3rd through 8th grades.

NEW!

College for Kids STEM classes will be offered for 4 weeks this summer in partnership with Black Rocket.

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Black Rocket Black Rocket provides unique enrichment and educational programs in partnership with schools across the country. Distinctive camps in the creative sciences, gaming and digital arts focus on the intersection of creativity and technology. Each camp emphasizes self-empowerment, cognitive reasoning, teamwork and divergent thinking through hands-on learning.

Classes

June 24-27 - Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite® Style Video Game

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

CRN: 10161 Add
Monday – Thursday; June 24-27; 9:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 8-11 years old)*
Cost: $119 per person
CRN: 10162 Add
Monday – Thursday; June 24-27; 1:00-4:00PM (Ages 11-14 years old)*
Cost: $119 per person

July 8-11 - Virtual Reality: The Future is Now

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.  VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. There is a $19 lab fee included for the VR headset.

CRN: 10163 Add
Monday – Thursday; July 8-11; 9:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 8-11 years old)*
Cost: $139 per person
CRN: 10164 Add
Monday – Thursday; July 8-11; 1:00-4:00PM (Ages 11-14 years old)*
Cost: $139 per person

July 15-18 - Make Your First 3D Video Game!

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

CRN: 10165 Add
Monday – Thursday; July 15-18; 9:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 8-11 years old)*
Cost: $119 per person
CRN: 10166 Add
Monday – Thursday; July 15-18; 1:00-4:00PM (Ages 11-14 years old)*
Cost: $119 per person

July 22-25 - ROBLOX® Makers

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.  Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

CRN: 10167 Add
Monday – Thursday; July 22-25; 9:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 8-11 years old)*
Cost: $119 per person
CRN: 10168 Add
Monday – Thursday; July 22-25; 1:00-4:00PM (Ages 11-14 years old)*
Cost: $119 per person

* The age range listed is only a guideline, not a requirement. Exceptions can be made for enrollment into each class.

Summer Enrichment Classes
Build Your Own Enrichment Class Schedule


4 Session Classes:


Supervision will be provided from 11:30AM-12:30PM and during the 30-minute break between classes.
Students may bring a non-refrigerated lunch to eat between 11:30-12:30PM.


Mix and  match Black Rocket and Summer Enrichment classes for a full day schedule (9:00AM-4:00PM).
Classes are individually priced.

Physics Today

This class includes hands-on activities to learn the basic physics principles of gravity, motion, and lever systems. Some of the activities will include hot wheel cars and track, eggs and the mousetrap game. 

CRN: 10232 
Monday, July 8 - Thursday, July 11;  9:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 9-14 years old)*
Cost: $89 per person
Instructor-Michael Kriz

Earth Science 

Students will conduct experiments and learn the concepts of the Continental Drift, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes by doing experiments.  

CRN: 10233 
Monday, July 15 - Thursday, July 18;  9:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 9-14 years old)*
Cost: $89 per person
Instructor-Michael Kriz

The Chemistry of Life & Water 

Learn about the molecules that are important to life. Students will build carbohydrate, protein, and lipid models. Microscopes will be used to look at pond water slides and learn how everything is related.  

CRN: 10234 
Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25;  9:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 10-14 years old)*
Cost: $89 per person
Instructor-Michael Kriz

2 Session Classes:

Crafting Your Own PC - Kid Edition 

This course provides students hands-on experience building and setting up a desktop computer. Students will install key computer components, install and set up the operating system, install applications, and configure the computer to their personal tastes. A parent / guardian will be required to attend the last hour of class on July 17th (11:00 am to 12:00 pm) for a demonstration of what the students have learned.  At the conclusion of the second class, students and parents may take the assembled PC home. Assembled PC's will include desktop unit, keyboard, monitor, and mouse. Students will install the Linux operating system during the course. Limited number of seats available.

CRN: 10235 
Tuesday, Jul 16 & Wednesday, July 17;  10:00AM-12:00PM (Ages 9-14 years old)*
Cost: $69 per person
Instructor-Joel C. Graff & Valerie Boss

Session Classes:

Flame Color in Chemistry

This class includes hands-on activities exploring how color can be used to identify elements in salts.

CRN: 10236 
Monday, June 24 (ONLY);  9:00AM-10:15AM (Ages 10-14 years old)*
Cost: $15 per person
Instructor-Cindy Everett

Chocolate Candy Creations I

Learn how to make chocolate candy creations out of molds.  Supplies included.

CRN: 10238 
Monday, June 24 (ONLY);  10:45AM-12:00PM (Ages 8-14 years old)*
Cost: $20 per person
Instructor-Jean Treter

Cupcake Decorating

Learn to fill cupcakes and use basic decorating techniques. Students need to bring 12-24 unfrosted cupcakes, pudding to fill cupcakes and a hand towel. Supplies included.

CRN: 102369
Monday, June 24 (ONLY);  1:00PM-2:15PM (Ages 8-14 years old)*
Cost: $20 per person
Instructor-Jean Treter

Solution Color in Chemistry

This class includes hands-on activities explaining how color can be used to identify and classify household chemicals as either acids or bases.

CRN: 10237
Tuesday, June 25 (ONLY);  9:00AM-10:15AM (Ages 10-14 years old)*
Cost: $15 per person
Instructor-Cindy Everett

Biology: Vision & Optical Illusions - Junior High Edition

Learn about the parts of the eye and how they help us see. Explore color vision, depth perception and your blind spot. Find out how our brain interprets optical illusions and make your own optical illusion to take home.

CRN: 10242
Tuesday, June 25 (ONLY);  10:45AM-12:00PM (Ages 11-14 years old)*
Cost: $15 per person
Instructor-Lori Anton

Biology: Vision & Optical Illusions - Elementary Edition

Learn about the parts of the eye and how they help us see. Explore color vision, depth perception and your blind spot. Find out how our brain interprets optical illusions and make your own optical illusion to take home.

CRN: 10243
Tuesday, June 25 (ONLY);  1:00PM-2:15PM (Ages 8-11 years old)*
Cost: $15 per person
Instructor-Lori Anton

Sugar Cookie Decorating

Learn to create special cookies using a variety of decorating techniques. Students need to bring 24 sugar cookies and a hand towel. Supplies included.

CRN: 10240
Wednesday, June 26 (ONLY);  9:00AM-10:15AM (Ages 8-14 years old)*
Cost: $20 per person
Instructor-Jean Treter

Chocolate Candy Creations

Learn how to make filled chocolates such as caramel filled cups and chocolate covered cherries, and how to paint on chocolate. Supplies included.

CRN: 10241
Wednesday, June 26 (ONLY);  10:45AM-12:00PM (Ages 8-14 years old)*
Cost: $20 per person
Instructor-Jean Treter

Biology: The Mini World of Microbiology

Explore the organisms of the microbiology world, including bacteria, algae and yeast. Conduct a scientific experiment to find what sugars yeast prefers and learn how to use the microscope to view many mini organisms

CRN: 10244
Tuesday, July 9 (ONLY);  10:45AM-12:00PM (Ages 11-14 years old)*
Cost: $15 per person
Instructor-Lori Anton

Biology: Prairie Scavenger Hunt

Learn about the plants of prairie through an indoor scavenger hunt. Explore the importance of the prairie to Native Americans and early pioneers along with characteristics of prairie plants such as color, seeds, scientific and common names. We will take a walk through the SVCC prairie if weather permits. Sunscreen and long pants recommended.

CRN: 10245
Tuesday, July 9 (ONLY);  1:00PM-2:15PM (Ages 8-11 years old)*
Cost: $15 per person
Instructor-Lori Anton

 

Policies

Registration & Payment Policy
Registration is required to attend class. Payment is due at the time of registration. Payment can be made by mail, phone, and fax, online or in person.
Withdrawal Policy
Withdrawals must be completed by phone, call 815.835.6212, or in person at the Community Education Department Office, 1F11. Documentation is required for the student withdrawal to be processed. Please leave a message if no one is available to take your call.
Refund Policy
If classes are canceled due to low enrollment, students will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given to students who do not withdrawal three business days before the first day of class. Business days are Monday through Friday and excludes observed Holidays.
Full or Canceled Classes Policy
The Community Education Department reserves the right to limit enrollment or cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. For this reason, please register at least one week before class begins to guarantee your class is not canceled. Every effort will be made to notify students that a class has been filled or canceled. Students will receive full refunds for full or canceled classes.
Bad Weather Cancellation Policy
If SVCC cancels classes due to bad weather, Community Education classes will also be canceled. Cancellations will be announced on area radio, TV stations and on our website, svcc.edu