Kid and Teen Academy

Spring 2019 Community Education Courses

Allied Health Courses Computer Courses
Online Courses
Archaeology Culinary Courses
Personal Enrichment
Career Development
Kid and Teen Academy
Professional Development
College Prep/Transition Music
Wellness Courses



For a printable PDF of the Spring Workforce Development and Community Education course book, please click here.

 

STEM Scholarship for Kids/Teen
This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) scholarship was established in 2017 by SIM (Society for Information Management) Albany. As part of its efforts to give back to the local community, SIM looks for opportunities to collaborate and work with academic institutions and non-profit organizations that promote STEM through their programs. The STEM scholarship will be awarded to students interested in attending classes through the SUNY Schenectady Workforce Development and Community Education’s Kid and Teen Academy. The intention of the scholarship is to make it possible for economically disadvantaged students to take STEM classes by funding some or all of the cost of a class. The number of awards and award amount may vary based on the number of applicants and the type of class.

If you are interested in applying for the STEM scholarship for your child, please fill out the application to apply. Please contact Maria C. Kotary at 518-595-1101, ext. 4 or kotarymc@sunysccc.edu with any questions or concerns. This scholarship is only for students wishing to take STEM courses.

Kid and Teen Academy

VOICE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 10901
CFP 306-51
February 4 – May 3
By Appointment

Fee: $225
No lessons the week of March 18.
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 6-17 years of age. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Michaela Lucas, Music Director at Mekeel Christian Academy, who taught music in Switzerland for seven years. Click here to register.

PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 10896
CFP 300-51
February 4 – May 3
By Appointment

Fee: $225
No lessons the week of March 18.
This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-17, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Rebecca Schmid, who has taught at Brown School of Music and currently teaches at Joyful Noise School of Music. Click here to register.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS
CRN# 10900
CFP 305-01
February 4 – May 3
By Appointment

Fee: $275
No lessons the week of March 18.
This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-17, will include fundamental instruction in reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students must bring their own guitars. This course is taught by Paul Quigley, Adjunct in the SUNY Schenectady School of Music. Click here to register.

MINERAL MANIA
CRN# 11836
CFP 935-51
Wednesday, April 3
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $35
This class provides students (grades K-5) with an introduction to geology, including an understanding of the geological formation processes, classification systems, identification methods, and physical properties of rocks and minerals. Hands-on activities encourage students to interact with the concepts presented. Students will also be able to break open geodes to find and keep amazing crystals. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

GOOD VIBRATIONS
CRN# 11837
CFP 936-51
Wednesday, April 10
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $35
Students (grades K-5) will surf sound waves and explore the properties of amplification, vibration, and acoustics. They will catch some sound waves, play a super-sonic anger, and compose a Mad Science Symphony. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

INTRODUCTION TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
CRN# 11232
CFP 335-51
Thursdays, April 11 – May 16
4-5 p.m.

Fee: $195
This course will be taught at the New Horizons Stables, located at 586 Pearse Road, Schenectady, N.Y., 12309.
Students, ages 6-13 years, will have an opportunity to take introductory level riding lessons that allow them to bond with their horse and focus on proper technique and safety. Riders are grouped according to riding ability with no experience necessary. Students are asked to wear boots or shoes with a heel, appropriate riding attire such as jeans or comfortable pants and no loose clothing. Riding helmets will be provided to all students, but students are also welcome to bring their own. Students will ride in one of the Capital District’s largest indoor arenas - the New Horizons Stables. Don’t miss this opportunity – class size is limited. Click here to register.

ELECTRICITY
CRN# 11838
CFP 937-51
Wednesday, April 17
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $35
Students (grades K-5) will explore the properties of electrons at rest and experiment with electrical current. They will get to use a Van de Graaf static electricity generator to demonstrate that negative charges repel – with hair-raising results. Using a tesla coil, the instructor will amaze the class with safe demonstrations of high voltage electrical current. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

ENERGY BURST
CRN# 11839
CFP 938-51
Wednesday, April 24
6-7 p.m.

Fee: $35
Students (grades K-5) will explore the energy of motion. They will pop, jump and flip with hopping, swimming and swinging toys. Students will also check out the kinetic energy in rubber band-wound gadgets and reach their potential with the Catapult Take-Home. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

WINTER BREAK COURSES

BLAST OFF ROCKETS
CRN# 11842
CFP 941-51
Tuesday, February 19
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: $55
Students (grades K-5) will explore our solar system - the Milky Way, learn about celestial navigation, discover what the universe has to do with telling time, and jump into the history of space travel. In this hands-on course, they will also build water missiles, a sun dial, a sextant, create their own nanorovers, build a model of Saturn, and build a flying fizzler and blast off racer, and compete in a nanorover relay. They will complete the day with a real Mad Science rocket launch! This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

SPRING BREAK COURSES

SECRET AGENT LAB
CRN# 11840
CFP 939-51
Monday-Friday, April 22 – April 26
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: $250
Look out 007, the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session. In this hands-on course, students (grades K-5) will learn what it takes to be successful in the spy world and uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. They will learn how the pros use careful observation and what techniques are used to handle evidence properly. Using their powers of observations and their Inspectikit, they will have detective adventures where they will test their skills, collect evidence, analyze clues and get on the trail of their culprit. They will also make and take home their own Secret Code Breaker. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

CAMP EUREKA
CRN# 11841
CFP 940-51
Monday - Friday, April 22 – April 26
9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fee: $250
Inspire the inventor and scientist in you. In this course, students ages 6-12 will investigate awesome inventions created before modern science really began. They will learn about Leonardo da Vinci and how his ideas predicted future inventions (e.g., catapults and trebuchets). Students will also explore the inventions of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison and Rube Goldberg in order to understand that we have no limitations. Each day they will test their resourcefulness through different scenarios in which they must solve problems and “invent” solutions. Students will also explore science fiction and where fiction meets science facts. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

WINTER AND SPRING BREAK COURSES WITH MISCI

SUNY Schenectady is partnering with the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) to offer the following STEM courses. The courses will be taught at miSci, 15 Knott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, N.Y., 12308.

MISCI WINTER BREAK COURSES - FEBRUARY 18 – 22, 2019

BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER INSECTS
CRN# 11811
CFP 933-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $295
Discover the amazing diversity of insects, including butterflies. How can you tell insects from other animals? Where do they live? How do they eat? How do they protect themselves from predators? Learn the answers to these questions and more. Delve into the world of these small, yet captivating creatures. Click here to register.

IT’S A SMALL, SMALL NANO WORLD
CRN# 11822
CFP 363-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $295
Explore the tiny, fascinating world of nanotechnology. Did you know that materials behave differently depending on their size? Colors of things can change, and surface tension can beat out gravity. Click here to register.

MISCI SPRING BREAK COURSES - APRIL 22-26, 2019

INTRODUCING NANO
CRN# 11815
CFP 934-01
Grades 1-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $295
What’s the big deal about nano? Why make things so tiny? Find out how nano-sized materials are already a part of our lives. Click here to register.

SPACE ACADEMY – COMET MYSTERY
CRN# 11844
CFP 393-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $325
Explore interactive activities related to astronomy and space exploration with a focus on some of the smaller objects in our solar system – comets. Finish the week with an Exploration Station mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.

ALIENS AND EXOPLANETS
CRN# 11843
CFP 995-01
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Fee: $325
Discover the solar system and beyond. Explore the possibilities of life on other planets. The week includes a mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.