Kid and Teen Academy

Spring 2018 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.
For the online list of Spring Community Educations courses and their locations, 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 SCCC 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.

Kid and Teen Academy

 

VOICE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
February 5 – April 27
By Appointment

CRN# 10901
CFP 306-51
Fee: $225
No class the week of March 12 – March 17
Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 6-17 years of age. Instruction will consist of 10, half-hour individual lessons. This course is taught by Peter Waite, an alumnus of the SUNY SCCC School of Music. Mr. Waite is the Choral Director at Mekeel Christian Academy and Piano/Voice/Composition Instructor at the Performance School of the Arts. He has an active private lesson studio instructing on composition, music theory and vocal/piano instruction to students of all ages. Click here to register.

 

PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
February 5 – April 27
By Appointment

CRN# 10896
CFP 300-51
Fee: $225
No class the week of March 12 – March 17
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 10, half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.

 

GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS
February 5 – April 27
By Appointment

CRN# 10900
CFP 305-01
Fee: $275
No class the week of March 12 – March 17
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 10, half-hour individual lessons. Students of all skill levels are welcome. Students must bring their own guitars. This course is taught by Paul Quigley, Adjunct in the SUNY SCCC School of Music. Click here to register.

 

LEGO BRIXOLOGY – CREATURES
Wednesday, February 28
6-7 p.m.

CRN# 11617
CFP 978-51
Fee: $35
Discover nature’s engineering secrets as we investigate biomimicry. Students (grades K-5) will learn about efficient design from observing plants and animals. They will build a walking insect machine and test different ways to help it climb up the steepest branch. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

 

NASA – ROCKET SCIENCE
Wednesday, March 7
6-7 p.m.

CRN# 11618
CFP 979-51
Fee: $35
Students (grades K-5) will follow a detailed construction plan to build their very own model rockets while exploring the science of rocketry. They will use their creative problem solving skills as they take on the role of NASA engineers and play a fun, educational game illustrating the four forces of light. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

 

CUPCAKE DESIGN AND DECORATING
Tuesday, March 20
4:30-7:30 p.m.

CRN# 11580
CFP 317-51
Fee: $50
Students, ages 9-13, will learn different cupcake decorating techniques using buttercream icing. Young bakers are asked to bring an apron and a water bottle. NOTE: Students will be working with foods containing both dairy and gluten. While the items will not contain nuts, they will come from a bakery that utilizes nuts. Proper sanitation practices are followed on all equipment to avoid cross-contamination. This course is taught by Kate Crandall, owner of Kate’s Kakes, LLC, an all-scratch bakery established in 2003. Click here to register.

 

ALL ABOUT ANIMALS
Wednesday, March 21
6-7 p.m.

CRN# 11635
CFP 990-51
Fee: $35
What is an animal? Students (grades K-5) will explore the animal kingdom and learn about the habitats, adaptations and life cycles of their favorite creatures. They will experiment with animal calls and camouflage as well as create their own animal tracks to take home. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

 

SCIENCE OF TOYS
Wednesday, March 28
6-7 p.m.

CRN# 11619
CFP 991-51
Fee: $35
Did you know that some of your favorite toys work using basic science principles? Students (grades K-5) will learn about bouncing balls and other classic toys to discover the science of motion through fun, hands-on activities. They will find out how vector toys and string things work and how much fun they can be. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

 

INTRODUCTION TO HORSEBACK RIDING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS
Thursdays, April 6 – May 10
4-5 p.m.

CRN# 11232
CFP 335-01
Fee: $185
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, located at 586 Pearse Road in Schenectady. Don’t miss this opportunity – class size is limited. Click here to register.

Winter and Spring Break Courses

Winter Break - February 19-23, 2018

INNOVATIONS IN TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
Monday-Friday, February 19 – 23
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN# 11620
CFP 994-01
Fee: $250
The first day of this course will be taught at miSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12305. Each day will take place at a different location within Schenectady County. An itinerary will be provided on the first day.
Students (grades 6-8) will learn about invention, design and entrepreneurship working with SUNY SCCC, miSci, the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen, and manufacturers STS Steel and Package One Industries. They will tour each manufacturing facility and explore modern manufacturing. They will also use CAD software to create their own keychain from conception to completion (and take it home), 3D print their own model, and even submit their inventions to the miSci Invention Convention. Students will present their creations to parents on the last day. Students are asked to bring a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle. No experience necessary. This course will be taught by miSci, Kristopher Navratil and Christopher McDermith, teachers in the Schodack School District. Click here to register.

 

3…2…1…BLAST OFF!
Monday-Friday, February 19 – 23
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CRN# 11641
CFP 827-51
Fee: $275
Students (grades K-5) will learn about a different area of science every day. They will learn about the Milky Way, explore the celestial sphere, learn about celestial navigation, and jump into the history of space travel. They will also learn what the universe has to do with telling time as they build their own sundials, learn to navigate the skies when building their own sextant, create their own nanorovers, build a model Saturn to take home, discover the universe as they build their own planisphere, build a galactic mobile, and construct/launch their own rockets. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

 

CHEMICALS, CELLS & CRIME
Monday-Friday, February 19 – 23
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CRN# 11622
CFP 985-01
Fee: $275
Students (grades K-5) will learn about a different area of science every day. They will be introduced to the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal and muscular systems. They will learn about the body; cell organelles such as the membrane, mitochondria, nucleus, ribosome and lysosomes, with special emphasis on the role of DNA in directing and creating life; what holds atoms and molecules together and what happens to these bonds during chemical reactions; and explore the fundamental “nuts and bolts” of chemistry. Students will also learn about how science is involved in the examination of a crime scene and explore several forensic techniques. They will examine a mock crime scene and solve a “crime” by giving a recap of the information and methods used to figure out what happened. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

Winter Break Courses with miSci - February 19-23, 2018

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

MYSTERY SOLVERS
Grades K-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN# 11367
CFP 399-01
Fee: $275
Become a crime solver. Students will learn about fingerprint patterns, discover a mysterious substance, experiment with colorful clues, and crack a code. Click here to register.

 

CRIME LAB SCIENCE
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN# 11368
CFP 993-01
Fee: $275
Put your detective skills to work to solve a crime, complete a scavenger hunt and use forensic science. Students will investigate the technology of forensic science with fingerprinting, chromatography, DNA, and code breaking. Click here to register.

 

Spring Break  - April 2-6, 2018

CODING AND GAMING
Monday – Friday, April 2 – 6
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN# 11276
CFP 348-51
Fee: $250
Meet Dash, Dot and Ozobot. Using these educational robots students, ages 6-10, will participate in maze challenges and obstacle courses. These educational robots will also help students learn how to code and program using fun interactive games where they will build/test their skills in math, and help them to think further to solve their interactive games. Students will also learn how to code their robots to do different commands. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.

 

LEGO® ROBOTICS
Monday – Friday, April 2 – 6

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
CRN# 11234
CFP 345-01
Fee: $250
Using LEGO® bricks, students ages 6-10, will be introduced to robotics. They will be able to build LEGO® models featuring working motors and sensors, program their models, and explore theme-based activities. This course will enhance skills in science, engineering, technology and coding. This course is taught by Club Scientific. Click here to register.

 

MOVING WITH SCIENCE
Monday-Friday, April 2 – 6
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CRN# 11633
CFP 986-01
Fee: $275
Students (grades K-5) will learn about a different area of science every day. They will become junior engineers by investigating shapes, arches and geodesic domes as well as learn about structures and build bridges. They will learn about wedges, screws and levels, and how they help us in our daily lives. They will use simple machines to complete different tasks like lifting weight and launching marshmallows. Students will also explore the chemistry of items we encounter in our everyday lives and how chemical reactions are everywhere. They will learn about owls, birds and all kinds of bugs. Lastly, students will learn how a camera works, what a lens does, how our eyes work, and how the idea of motion pictures started. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.

 

CLAWS, CODES & CONSTELLATIONS
Monday-Friday, April 2 – 6
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

CRN# 11634
CFP 987-01
Fee: $275
Students (grades K-5) will discover how to send secret messages using special codes and how to talk with numbers, like computers do. They will discover how science will help protect our planet as they learn about the basics of water pollution, acid rain and the benefits of solar energy. They will participate in a nature scavenger hunt that combines science exploration with the knowledge of the animal kingdom such as life cycles and animal habits. Students will also learn about the science of sport as they explore how Newton helps us learn how we move the way we do. Lastly, they will explore the mysteries of the solar system, how astronauts live and work in space, and learn about the sun, moon, stars and gravity. This course is taught by Mad Science. Click here to register.


Spring Break Courses with miSci- April 2-6, 2018

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

SPACE ACADEMY: CRATER KIDS
Grades K-2
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN# 11595
CFP 386-01
Fee: $305
Embark on a journey of a lifetime – to the moon. Students will prepare for a trip to the moon by learning about and building rockets. Once there, they will complete mission critical experiments before traveling back to Earth. End the week with a mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.

 

LEGO® ROBOTICS
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN# 11596
CFP 388-01
Fee: $275
Build and program a robot using LEGO’s® Mindstorms EV 3 kits to perform various tasks. Students will be grouped based on experience. No experience necessary. Click here to register.

 

SPACE ACADEMY: COMET MYSTERY
Grades 3-5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRN# 11597
CFP 392-01
Fee: $305
Explore interactive activities related to astronomy and space exploration with a focus on some of the smaller bodies in our solar system-COMETS. Students will end the week with a mission in the Challenger Learning Center. Click here to register.