Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
Continuing Education and Workforce Training

Summer 2014 Schedule 

Click here to preview the College for Kids Summer 2014 schedule.
Click here to preview the Summer 2014 Youth Boost Career Institute schedule and here for eligibility requirements.  Essay is due June 20, 2014.
All workshops for the College for Kids program will be held from Monday – Thursday. Some courses may only be offered in the morning session (9am-12pm)  or afternoon session (1pm-4pm). 
* Please note: All classes and schedules are subject to change. Please check your preferred class carefully.*

The Following Courses Have Been Cancelled for 7/28-7/31
Art Stars
Expressive Storytelling
Mosaic Creations
Football Camp Week 2
Skateboarding Skills Camp


Babysitter Training

Fee: $60

Babysitting is a big responsibility. Get the necessary training to be ready for the challenge with this Babysitter Training class. You will learn safe ways to advertise, how to start your business, age appropriate games for play time, feeding, diapering, how to hold a baby, infant and child CPR, what to do in an emergency, and pediatric first aid. This 4-hour class is a hands-on program where the participant practice their infant care skills on dolls and mannequins, as well as other babysitting activities! Participants will receive a CABS booklet and starter first aid kit to take home. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a Babysitting and Pediatric Certificate. It is recommended that students bring a snack.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1480 M 7/14 9am-1pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room A112

Beginning Video Game Design

Fee: $120

Learn how to create and design a unique and interactive video game with Freshi Media. Game developers work in pairs to conceive, design and build their own original computer game. Everything created for their game is original to the team – the characters, action, background, music and format. Students use creative and critical thinking to complete their games and build teamwork skills working in pairs. Leave class with a finished game you can take home!

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1600 M-Th 7/7-7/10 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room E204

NEW! Beginning to Advanced Video Game Design

Fee: $120

This class is suited to beginning students with no previous game design background, but can also accommodate students who have taken “Beginning Video Game Design” as a prerequisite and wish to continue learning. Beginning students work in pairs and work on fundamental elements to create their own game. Advanced students learn how to take their games to the next level with multiple character animation and movement options.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1695 M-Th 7/14-7/17 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room E204

NEW! BMX Skills Camp

Fee: $60

Offered in collaboration with the City of Santee Recreation Department, this class teaches students tricks, maneuvers, how to use all aspects of the BMX park as well as safety, etiquette, and equipment maintenance. Students will be divided by age and skill level. With the instructors advanced experience, each student will receive structured day by day lessons with informative tips and tricks to help them be a more successful BMX Park participant. Participants must bring own BMX bike, helmet, knee elbow pads, water and snack. City location and we will provide all other supplies equipment.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1650 M-Th 7/14-7/17 9am-12pm Woodglen Vista Skate and BMX Park
10250 Woodglen Vista Drive
Santee, CA 92071

Children's Theatre Workshop

Fee: $95

The Children's Theatre Workshop is designed for students to learn and show off their basic acting and performing skills. Students will discover their creativity through theatre games, improvisation, singing monologues, audition techniques, and more. Join us as we explore and rehearse in several outdoor performances areas on Cuyamaca College's beautiful campus.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1355 M-Th 7/7-7/10 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room B120 
1355 M-Th 7/14-7/17 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room  B120

Code Cracking for Kids

Fee: $95

It is fun to be able to send secret messages to your friends.  Even better is learning how they are made and how to send messages in secret code, written and in Morse code.  Student will learn basic history of code making and code breaking, discover several ways to encrypt messages and break them, and learn how to send and receive Morse code.  Basic spy craft and code breaking is a lot of fun to learn and share with friends, and understanding codes enhances math and language skill.  Strong math skills are not a pre-requisite.  Learn from the best: 20 year Navy Cryptologic Officer who know the inside tricks of the trade.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1585 M-Th 7/21-7/24 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room B271 CANCELLED

CSI: Forensics for Kids

Fee: $120

Do you love the thrill of solving crimes and cracking mysteries? Come to class and learn how to think like a detective and use science to find the answers. Participate in labs such as fingerprinting, blood spatter, dental impressions, and more. Put your reasoning skills and science knowledge to work to solve mysteries every day! This class is appropriate for kids ages 9-14.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1260 M-Th 7/28-7/31 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room E204

NEW! Dig It! Archaeology

Fee: $95

Everyone seems interested in archaeology, but many TV shows and movies spread misinformation about the topic. In this class, students will learn some basics about field work, lab work, research and report writing that professional archaeologists do in their work. This class is very fun with lots of hands on projects, but students should be prepared to get dirty.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1110 M-Th 7/7-7/10 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room  L102 CANCELLED

NEW! Digital Ocean Explorers

Fee: $95

Digital Ocean Explorers will have participants using data sets collected by real scientists! Each day we will use computer maps to learn about the migrations and habitat usages of whales and sea turtles. We will travel along virtual journeys with the greatest creatures in the oceans, making maps of humpback whale, gray whale, and sea turtle migrations. We will also explore the diversity of whales and dolphins in the Pacific Ocean right off our coastline via digital maps. Students will create and print their own maps depicting the movements of magnificent marine creatures. Students will need to purchase or  supplies prior to start of class.   Supplies include color markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, and USB Memory stick.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1710 M-Th 7/21-7/24 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room E206 CANCELLED

Draw Cartoons Like a Pro

Fee: $95

Most young people sketch and doodle for fun already. In this class they will learn to take that skill and turn it loose! They will learn the basics of cartooning techniques and develop a character and script. They will learn about several uses for cartooning they can learn more about. They will produce a comic strip to take home with them by the end of the class.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1010 M-Th 7/14-7/17 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room L102

NEW! Drawing

Fee: $100

This  course is a week long study of line, contrast, shading and perspective. Students will participate in contour drawing, gesture drawing, architectural drawing, and other techniques that allow for an exploration of media including pencil, charcoal, pastel and more. Students will need to purchase art supplies prior to start of class.  Click here for the required art kit.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1415 M-Th 7/7-7/10 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College  (CC)
Room  F607 CANCELLED

Elements of Art

Fee: $95

Dabble in the visual arts and discover what you like best! Using a wide variety of media, students will explore basic principles of design and color. Methods will include drawing, painting and clay modeling. All experience levels welcome. Students will need to purchase art supplies prior to start of class.  Click here for the required art kit.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1575 M-Th 7/7-7/10 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room B363 CANCELLED

NEW! Environmental Leaders: Butterfly Exploration and Tree Mapping

Fee: $85

We’ve all enjoyed the shade of a tree and climbing up its branches and now YOU can become a true friend of the trees! Learn to identify a tree just from its leaves by scouting the numerous species at The Water Conservation Garden. Become a tree advocate and participate in a tree planting for the community! Plus spend a day in the Butterfly Pavilion and watch the entire butterfly life cycle from hungry caterpillar to chrysalis, the metamorphosis will leave you amazed!

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1640 M-Th 7/7-7/10 9-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Water Conservation Garden

NEW! Expressive Storytelling

Fee: $95

Create stories and scenes in the moment with no script through improvisation techniques, games and mask work. Learning how to be spontaneous, trusting your instincts and being a team player are just some of the skills you’ll learn in this exciting and fun filled class. Students will need to purchase or bring supplies prior to start of class.  Students will need to bring a white neutral mask.

 
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1685 M-Th 7/28-7/31 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room  B271 CANCELLED

Football Camp (8-11)

Fee: $95

This beginner football player’s camp intended for ages 8-11 will be a jam-packed week of fun, fitness and learning! As a broad survey of the sport, this camp will include conditioning, skill work, drills, football vocabulary, general health education and modified games leading up to real playing time. Students must wear athletic shorts, an athletic shirt and running shoes or football cleats. Students must bring 1 quart of water and 2 healthy snacks daily (suggested foods: peanut butter sandwich, string cheese, Lunchable. No junk food or Gatorade allowed).

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1565 M-Th 7/14-7/17 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Lower Soccer Field CANCELLED

Football Camp (12-14) Week 1

Fee: $95

Week 1 is for ages 12-14 and is intended to be taken along with Week 2 for an intensive football training experience. Week 1 will focus on conditioning and training, agility stations, correct running posture, flexibility, obstacle drills, general football vocabulary and strategy, and modified games leading up to real playing time. Students must wear athletic shorts, an athletic shirt and running shoes or football cleats. Students must bring 1 quart of water and 2 healthy snacks daily (suggested foods: peanut butter sandwich, string cheese, Lunchable. No junk food or Gatorade allowed).

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1566 M-Th 7/21-7/24 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room Lower Soccer Field

Football Camp (12-14) Week 2

Fee: $95

Week 2 is for ages 12-14 and is intended to be taken as a follow up to Week 1 and students who register for Week 2 must also register for Week 1. Week 2 will focus less on conditioning and more on football vocabulary and strategy, drills, corrections to posture and stance, and significant time spent on modified and real games. Students must wear athletic shorts, an athletic shirt and running shoes or football cleats. Students must bring 1 quart of water and 2 healthy snacks daily (suggested foods: peanut butter sandwich, string cheese, Lunchable. No junk food or Gatorade allowed).

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1567 M-Th 7/28-7/31 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room Lower Soccer Field CANCELLED

NEW! Geography & Survival Skills

Fee: $95

When an apocalypse strikes, where should we run, regroup, and rebuild our lives? These critical survival questions will be addressed as students participate in a simulation based on surviving a zombie apocalypse. Students will learn how to use geography skills to overcome the challenges of a zombie-filled world from the initial outbreak to survival and resettlement. Students will need to purchase or bring supplies prior to start of class. Students will need to bring 2 pencils and a notebook at the start of class.

 
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1735  M-Th 7/21-7/24 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) E204

Glee!

Fee: $95

Have you always wanted to sing on American Idol or be on the show Glee? Then this class is perfect for you! Students discover the basic concepts of music therapy and learn several new songs. They explore the concept of movement and music that goes along with the "Glee style." We will also be using the American Idol game via the Wii. This is a performance class.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1515  M-Th 7/14-7/17 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room B120

NEW!  Global Beats Drumming

Fee: $95

Learn how to play hand drums like the conga, bongos and djembe. No prior experience is necessary, beginners are welcome! Bring your own instrument, or use drums, bells and shakers, provided by the instructor, to enjoy an exciting "tour" through West Africa and Cuba. Students will learn about proper technique and basic musicianship.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1715 M-Th 7/21-7/24 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room B120 CANCELLED

Golf for Beginners

Fee: $120

The class is designed to introduce students to the game of golf. From etiquette to swing techniques, the kids will develop an understanding about the game of a lifetime. Students will also learn to play on the golf course during the last class. Clubs will be provided at no charge. If students have clubs, they should bring them.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1620 M-Th 7/7-7/10 9am-12pm Cottonwood Golf Course CANCELLED

Inventor's Workshop

Fee: $95

Learn to think like an inventor and open your imagination to possibilities! Learn about many of history's great inventions. Deconstruct appliances and make mechanical craft projects. Learn to look at everyday objects in new ways and participate in creativity challenges. Explore your creative side! Students will need to purchase or bring supplies prior to start of class.   Students will need to bring the following: household appliance to deconstruct, empty clean sour cream/cottage cheese container, toilet paper roll, paper towel roll, cereal box, half gallon milk jug, quart size milk jug, and egg carton.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1465  M-Th 7/21-7/24 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room  B271

NEW! Mosaic Creations

Fee: $95

Have fun creating unique mosaic designs you keep for home or give away as gifts. Working in an open art studio concept, with hands-on instruction, you will leave with 2-3 finished projects in 4 days! Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, this class is for you! Students will need to purchase or bring art supplies prior to start of class.  Students will need to bring pencil/pen, sketchbook, ceramic plates, mugs, cups, bowls in various colors to smash, mirror frame (Malma brand) and 2 medium sized rocks.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1725 M-Th 7/21-7/24 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room F607
1725 M-Th 7/28-7/31 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room F607

NEW! Multicultural Art

Fee: $100

Art is a vital part of all civilizations. This week long journey into the arts from around the globe will take students on an artistic journey to Africa, China and other prehistoric cultures. Use unusual materials to create masks, dragons, kites, portraits and more. Students will need to  purchase art supplies prior to start of class.  Click here for required art kit.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1665 M-Th 7/21-7/24 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room F607 CANCELLED

NEW! Our Amazing Body

Fee: $95

Learn some of the secrets of our amazing body with hands-on science experiments, games, and activities! Play with bones, fool your brain, experiment with digestion, get your heart racing, test your lung capacity, and watch out for excretion! Bring a snack for yourself and a bone (any bone, clean and dry) to the first class. Each day you will bring home ways to amaze your friends and family about their amazing body!

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1645 M-Th 7/7-7/10 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room  E204 CANCELLED

NEW! Painting

Fee: $100

A week long exploration into the world of color. Students will learn how to use watercolor, acrylic and tempera paint. They will learn how to blend colors, create texture and discover different types of painting styles, from pointillism to cubism. Students will need the purchase art supplies prior to start of class.  Click here for the required art kit.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1015 M-Th 7/14-7/17 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room F607 CANCELLED

Public Speaking for Fun and School

Fee: $95

Ever have to give a book report or other project in front of your class? Are you stumped on writing the project? Would you like to get better grades on your projects? Do you get nervous? Do you forget your name when you get in front of the class? Learn the tricks and tips of the trade from a local, award-winning speaker, who, by the way, is scared to death in public! Who would know better?  This course is appropriate for ages 11-14. Students will need to bring their own notebooks, pencils, and pens.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1625 M-Th 7/7-7/10 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room B271

Photoshop Fun

Fee: $95

Learn about digital photography while transforming your images from snapshots into digital works of art and fun using Adobe Photoshop. The basics of digital imaging will be covered, from taking a better photograph to using Photoshop's filters and selection tools to manipulate your images into fantastic works of art.  Students will need to purchase  or bring supplies prior to start of class.  Students will need to bring thumb drives with 5 megabytes minimum.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1485 M-Th 7/7-7/10 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room E206 CANCELLED
1485 M-Th 7/14-7/17 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room  E206

Rock Band

Fee: $95

Are you ready to Rock?! Well, Rock Band is the class for you!  Students will learn to play the music of famous rock groups, learn about the history of rock music, song form, pentatonic scales, power chord, and improvisation. If you are in a band, or taking private lessons, this will be a great class for you! Preferred instrumentation includes electric guitar, electric bass guitar, drum set, piano/keyboard, voice, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1590 M-Th 7/21-7/24 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room  B120

NEW! Scooter Skills Camp

Fee: $60

Offered in collaboration with the City of Santee Recreation Department, this class teaches students tricks, maneuvers, how to use all aspects of the Scooter park as well as safety, etiquette, and equipment maintenance. Students will be divided by age and skill level. With the instructors’ advanced experience, each student will receive structured day by day lessons with informative tips and tricks to help them be a more successful Scooter Park participant. Participants must bring own scooter, helmet, knee & elbow pads, water and snack. City location will provide all other supplies & equipment.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1670 M-Th 7/21-7/24 9am-12pm Woodglen Vista Skate and BMX Park
10250 Woodglen Vista Drive
Santee, CA 92071

NEW! Sense-sational Science

Fee: $95

Explore our five fabulous senses with hands-on science experiments, games and activities! Tease your sense of taste, trick your eyes into seeing what isn’t there, map your skin receptors, hear like an owl and expose your nose to new sensations! Bring a snack for yourself and an old pair of glasses (prescription or reading) to the first class. Each day you will bring home ways to amaze your friends and family about their five fabulous senses!

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1660 M-Th  7/21-7/24 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room E204

NEW! Skateboarding Skills Camp

Fee: $60

Offered in collaboration with the City of Santee Recreation Department, this class teaches students tricks, maneuvers, how to use all aspects of the skateboard park as well as safety, etiquette, and equipment maintenance. Students will be divided by age and skill level. With the instructors’ advanced experience, each student will receive structured day by day lessons with informative tips and tricks to help them be a more successful skateboard park participant. Participants must bring own skateboard, helmet, knee & elbow pads, water and snack. City location and we will provide all other supplies & equipment.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1680 M-Th 7/28-7/31 9am-12pm Woodglen Vista Skate and BMX Park
10250 Woodglen Vista Drive
Santee, CA 92071 CANCELLED

NEW! Sculpture

Fee: $100

Students will have hands on opportunities to create three dimensional sculptures using multiple mediums including found objects, clay, paper mache and more. Learn about the 3 dimensional concepts of positive/negative space, balance, and mass.  Students will need the purchase art supplies prior to start of class.  Click here for the required art kit.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1675 M-Th 7/28-7/31 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room F607

Stomp Percussion

Fee: $95

Do you drum on everything? This class is for you. We will explore all instruments found in your house; from trash cans to glass bottles. Students will learn to ready basic rhythms and notation and will learn appropriate technique for each instrument. This is a hands-on experience. No previous musical experience necessary. Students must purchase a pair of drumsticks (2b preferred) Earplugs are also recommended.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1520 M-Th 7/7-7/10 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room B120

NEW! Wacky World of Chemistry

Fee: $95

Investigate the wonderful, wild, and sometimes wacky world of chemistry. The oldest of all the sciences, chemistry has given our world hundreds of thousands of new materials. Students will explore key concepts in chemistry through hands-on, inquiry-based activities while discovering how chemistry makes toys such as Fortune Telling Fish and Glow-in-the-Dark Stars work.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1720 M-Th 7/28-7/31 1pm-4pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room E204

NEW! WOW! Wonders of Words

Fee: $95

Hieroglyphs, cuniform, futhark, petroglyphs and the ABCs! In this class you’ll learn how messages from the past communicate to archaeologists in the present. Learn to write in several of these forms, and see how languages have changed over time.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1655 M-Th 7/14-7/17 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room E204 CANCELLED

Heritage of the Museum

Art Stars

Fee: $80

Explore your artistic talents! Introduction lessons will cover various art techniques using materials including drawing tools and painting with watercolor and acrylics. Artifacts and art pieces of the Heritage of the Americas Museum readily provide inspiring samples of cultural art, designs, patterns, and more.  Art appreciation will include a look at the Art Masters as a guide to creating your own acrylic masterpiece.  Bring drinking water. 

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1545 M-F 7/28-8/1 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Heritage of Americas Museum CANCELLED

You, the Artist

Fee: $80

What's your style-abstract, detailed and realistic, or just make an impression?  Imagination is your key as you enter the fun world of artistic creativity. Drawing techniques will be the focus as you learn and practice skills using composition, shading, perspective, and more.  Materials will include pencil, charcoal, ink pen, watercolor pencils, and pastels.  Choose your subject of interest-nature, people, objects, animals, or structures in the enriching environment of the Heritage of the Americas Museum.  Bring drinking water.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1740 M-F 7/21-7/25 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Heritage of Americas Museum CANCELLED

Youth Career Boost Institute

( for incoming 7th and 8th graders)

Youth Entrepreneurship

Fee: $0

Create a Shark Tank-like pitch to investors and learn how to plan a passion-filled business.  

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1545 M-Th 7/7-7/10 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room F606

Science

Fee: $0

Learn about organic green gardening and build sustainable garden.

Course Code Days Date Time Room
1740 M-Th 7/14-7/21 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room TBD

Engineering

Fee: $0

Build a car powered by a mousetrap, as well as a paper tower out of one piece of paper and one strip of tape.
Course Code Days Date Time Room
1550 M-Th 7/28-7/31 9am-12pm Cuyamaca College
(CC) Room D-205

 


 

 

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