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WFD&CE Kid and Teen Academy

Fall 2020 Community Education Courses

Click here for a printable PDF of the Fall Workforce Development and Community Education course book.

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 economically disadvantaged students interested in attending STEM 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. Look for the STEM icon to identify STEM offerings. If you are interested in applying for the STEM scholarship for your child, 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 economically disadvantaged students wishing to take STEM courses.

STEM Scholarship Application for Kids/Teens

The following courses will be held online.

 

Kid and Teen Academy

Piano Lessons for Children and Teens

September 14 – December 4
By Appointment    
CRN# 90867   
CFP 300-51    
Fee: $235
Instructor: Iida Nyman

This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-16, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students must have their own piano or keyboard at home. Click here to register.


Guitar Lessons for Kids

September 14 – December 4
By Appointment
CRN# 91091  
CFP 305-01   
Fee: $275
Instructor: Paul Quigley

This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-16, 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 have their own guitars. Click here to register.


Voice Lessons for Children and Teens

Section #1

September 14 – December 4
By Appointment    
CRN# 91092   
CFP 306-51    
Fee: $235
Instructor: Michaela Lucas

Section #2

September 14 – December 4
By Appointment    
CRN# 92089    
CFP 306-512   
Fee: $235
Instructor: Peter Waite

Students will learn proper singing technique and vocal independence through solo work. Students should be 6-16 years of age. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Click here to register.



SUNY Schenectady Courses with Black Rocket

SUNY Schenectady has partnered with Black Rocket to deliver high-quality and fun online tech education to students ages 8-14 years. Students can choose from any of the great cutting-edge courses in coding, game design, eSports, virtual reality, and more. Jump-start your future in creative tech with SUNY Schenectady and Black Rocket!

YouTube Content Creators

Section #1

Ages: 8-14 years    
September 26 – October 31
Saturdays

9:30 -11:30 a.m.    
Fee: $149

Section #2

Ages: 8-14 years    
September 26 – October 31
Saturdays

12-2 p.m.
Fee: $149

Section #3

Ages: 8-14 years
September 28 – October 28
Mondays & Wednesdays

4:00-5:30 p.m.    
Fee: $149
Instructor: Black Rocket

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world. Whether you are 6 or 60, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A webcam is required for this course. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.


ROBLOX Makers

Section #1

Ages: 8-14 years   
September 29 – October 29
Tuesdays & Thursdays
4:00-5:30 p.m.     
Fee: $149

Section #2

Ages: 8-14 years
November 7 - December 19
Saturdays
(no class the week of Thanksgiving)
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $149

Section #3

Ages: 8-14 years
November 7 - December 19
Saturdays,
(no class the week of Thanksgiving)
12-2 p.m.    
Fee: $149
Instructor: Black Rocket

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers. Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Visit https://blackrocket.com/online/sunysccc/ to register.


Coding Academy

Section #1

Ages: 8-14 years
September 26 – October 31
Saturdays
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: $159

Section #2

Ages: 8-14 years
September 26 – October 31
Saturdays
12-2 p.m.  
Fee: $159

Section #3

Ages: 8-14 years    
November 2 – December 9
Mondays & Wednesdays
(no class the week of Thanksgiving)
4:00-5:30 p.m.    
Fee: $159
Instructor: Black Rocket

Section #4

Ages: 8-14 years    
November 7 – December 19
Saturdays
(no class the week of Thanksgiving)
9:30-11:30 a.m.    
Fee: $159
Instructor: Black Rocket

Section #5

Ages: 8-14 years    
November 7 – December 19
Saturdays
(no class the week of Thanksgiving)
12:00-2:00 p.m.    
Fee: $159
Instructor: Black Rocket

 

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Explore a series of coding languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python through introductory projects and design challenges. Learn the basics to get started on your coding journey and become the next coding prodigy! Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Visit https://blackrocket.com/online/sunysccc/ to register.


Mincraft Redstone Engineers

Ages: 8-14 years
November 3 – December 10
Tuesdays & Thursdays
(no class the week of Thanksgiving)
4:00-5:30 p.m.    
Fee: $149
Instructor: Black Rocket

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students must purchase Minecraft Java Edition. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Visit https://blackrocket.com/online/sunysccc/ to register.