Youth Enrichment

Spring 2018 Youth Academy Preview

Help your child engage, grow and develop to his or her maximum potential by exploring the many Youth Academy offerings at College of DuPage. It's never too early to develop an appreciation of lifelong learning! All courses below are held on campus in Glen Ellyn.

Spring Course Spotlight


Courses for Grades 3 to 5:


Junior Med Lab
Scrub up for dissections, microscope work and lab tests as you explore careers in medicine. Learn basic first aid and how to take vital signs. Instructor: John Linardakis

Saturday, Feb. 3 to March 10
9 to 11:30 a.m.
YEEL-0002-200, $199

Scratch Programming
Build your basic computer coding skills. Scratch uses computer programming language to manage multiple forms of media including text, images, animation and audio recordings to create interactive stories, games and animations. Instructor: Kelly Kuenstler

Saturday, April 7 to May 12
9 to 11:30 a.m.
YEEL-0002-300, $199

Trial by Jury
Be judge, defendant, prosecutor, witness and juror as you reenact famous criminal cases. Explore concepts of the American legal system and develop skills in logical argumentation at the same time. Instructor: Mary Kay Rensch

Saturday, April 7 to May 12
9 to 11:30 a.m.
YEEL-0002-301, $199

Courses for Grades 6 to 8:

Junior Med Lab
Scrub up for dissections, microscope work and lab tests as you explore careers in medicine. Learn basic first aid and how to take vital signs. Instructor: John Linardakis

Saturday, April 7 to May 12
9 to 11:30 a.m.
YEMS-0002-300, $199

Literary Analysis
Learn how to critically and logically analyze several types of literary works through reading, writing and class discussion. Improve essay writing, reading comprehension and critical thinking skills. Instructor: Jacqueline Reid

Saturday, April 7 to May 12
9 to 11:30 a.m.
YEMS-0002-301, $199

Math Strategies
Through hands-on activities and investigations, learn to employ strategic reasoning, mental math, estimation and probability to solve an array of math problems. Instructor: Nan DeLuca

Saturday, Feb. 3 to 24
9 to 11:30 a.m.
YEMS-0002-200, $149

Writing Effectively
Polish your skills as an author, poet and essayist. Explore new ways to animate ideas with attention-getting devices and imaginative language skills while learning the proper structure for school essays. Instructor: Jacqueline Reid

Saturday, Feb. 3 to March 10
9 to 11:30 a.m.
YEMS-0002-201, $199

Public Speaking
Become a poised and confident speaker as you practice writing and presenting several types of speeches. Speech team basics and impromptu speaking are also covered. Instructor: Jenny O'Donnell

Wednesday, April 4 to May 9
6 to 7:30 p.m.
YEMS-0002-400, $129

 

Spend Spring Break at COD!

School may be out, but Youth Academy is in session, with fun and engaging activities throughout the week of spring break: Monday to Thursday, March 26 to 29.

Enroll in morning or afternoon classes - or add lunch supervision and spend the whole day on campus!

Morning Classes: 9 to 11 a.m.


Grades 3 to 5:

Math Puzzles
Fun card tricks, games, riddles, puzzles and brainteasers get students excited about math. Students develop arithmetic skills, an understanding of spatial relationships, logical reasoning and creative problem solving skills. Instructor: Nan DeLuca, YEEL-0002-500, $149

Video Game Design
Use game development tools like Unreal Engine 4 to learn basic game design elements from game flow and character creation to backgrounds and sound all wrapped into blueprint block programming. Students will need either their own Gmail account that they can access during class or a 16 GB USB 3.0 flash drive. Instructor: Richard Morton, YEEL-0002-502, $149

Grades 6 to 8:

Introduction to 3D Printing 
3D printing is an excellent option for anyone who ever wanted to invent, create a work of art, or just make something cool! In this course students will learn how to be "makers" by using the Tinkercad online software. This course will allow students to discover all the possibilities of 3D printing. Students will print actual physical objects that they have designed and modeled themselves. Students will need either their own Gmail account that they can access during class or a 16 GB USB 3.0 flash drive. Instructor: Paul Chau, YEMS-0002-501, $149


Afternoon Classes: 12:30 to 3 p.m.


Grades 3 to 5:

Introduction to 3D Printing, YEEL-0002-501, $149

Grades 6 to 8

Competitive Math
Stretch your math abilities by using logic, analytical reasoning and mental math. Learn to quickly solve a variety of algebraic and geometric math problems through math competition. Instructor: Nan DeLuca. YEMS-0002-500, $149

Video Game Design, YEMS-0002-502, $149

Lunch Supervision

Students enrolled in both an a.m. and p.m session may enroll in lunch supervision. Please bring a sack lunch. YEEL-0003-500, $30.

 

For more details, contact Jenna Polly at (630) 942-3076 or pollyj@cod.edu.

 

Register today!

 To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208, email CE@cod.edu or register online. To view our complete program listing, see the
Fall 2017 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes or the Spring 2018 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information


Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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