JCC Kids’ College Begins July 8

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Jefferson Community College Kids’ College is expanding to Lewis County! This summer, Kids’ College will be held at the new Lewis County Education Center in Lowville in addition to JCC’s campus in Watertown. Kids’ College, in July and August, is an exciting way to keep youth learning during the summer and provide a fun opportunity to explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) concepts through hands-on projects, learn the basics of video game programming and design, create virtual worlds and much more. 

Kids’ College dates/times/locations vary. For a complete workshop listing, visit www.sunyjefferson.edu/kids

Early registration is recommended! Call the JCC Workforce Development and Business Division at (315) 786-2233 to register by phone or visit www.sunyjefferson.edu/kids to access a printable registration form. Mail registration form and payment to JCC Workforce Development and Business Division, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Workshops with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled five (5) business days before the workshop start date.

Kids’ College Featured Workshops

Picture Perfect (Ages 10-14)

Your student will create perfect photos as they learn about photograph design and composition, basic camera function, and how to use editing software. Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop will be taught. Time will be spent outdoors practicing newly learned skills. Students should bring a digital camera with them to class.  

Monday-Thursday, July 29 – August 1

Location: Jefferson Community College

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Cost: $150  / CED 639 701

Animation 101 (Grades 4-6) 

Students will learn to bring their characters and drawings to life! We will start with writing a story, turning it into a script, designing a storyboard, creating characters and then, make them move. Students don’t need to be a great artist to be a great animator! They will learn the process, and go through the steps to develop their stories and art into animated shorts. Awesome animations tell a story and students can choose to create a simple or elaborate one. Students will work in teams and individually be using simple techniques to bring their creativity to action with animations.

Monday – Friday, August 19 – 23

Location: Jefferson Community College

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. / Cost: $125 / CED 397 701

eSports Apprentice YouTube Streamers and Gamers 

Whether your child wants to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster, this class will teach them the basics to get started. No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop competitive game-play skills in Black Rocket’s new eSports App, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. 

Monday-Thursday, July 22-25

Location: Jefferson Community College

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / Cost: $150 / CED 379 701 (ages 8-10)

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Cost: $150 / CED 381 701 (ages 11-14)

Location: Lewis County Education Center 

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. / Cost: $150 / LCJ 379 702 (ages 8-10)

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. / Cost: $150 / LCJ 381 702 (ages 11-14)

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