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MOHAVE COUNTY –Teens who want to learn how to build apps, take apart computers, play with 3D printers, drones, learn website design and much more should sign up for Summer Computer Camps at Mohave Community College.

The MCC Computer Science Department is offering camps on all campuses, which feature fun and engaging ways to educate teens about the STEM fields. 

 

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  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.

On 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 is at 9 a.m. to noon Monday throughout Thursday, June 4-14.

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 is the same days as above with at start time of 1 p.m.

MCC’s Bullhead City campus will teach students to create Android apps. This summer camp will help teens get their feet wet in software development. Attendees 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 is from 9 a.m. to noon June 4-14.

Teens at the MCC Colorado City campus will also build Android apps and learn code during their camp. They will learn how to create basic programs in Java and use the skills to build Android apps.  Same time and days at the Bullhead camp.

On the Neal Campus-Kingman students can learn about 3D printers and drones. This camp will touch on many topics and projects involving STEM.

Learn about design, evaluation, teamwork, and communication. Play with 3D printers, virtual reality, drones, and more! Come explore the fun and diverse fields of science and engineering.  This camp is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday from July 9-19. 

The cost of attending a camp is just $10 for each teen and attendees will receive a free shirt. The 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 type Summer Camp in the search bar to see all the options and campus locations. Space is limited, so sign up soon. 

                                                                                      

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