Due to the overwhelming popularity and success of the College of the Canyons Junior High Summer Institute, college officials have announced that the annual career exploration themed summer camps will also be offered to high school students beginning in summer 2012.
The College of the Canyons Summer Institute is open to students entering the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grades. The goal of the Summer Institute is to provide hands-on career exploration and learning opportunities to students in a variety of areas and subjects including: culinary arts, robotics, motion picture special effects, video game design, sports medicine, welding and alternative energy fabrication.
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All Summer Institute instructors are COC professors, student teachers or industry professionals that have tailored their curriculum with junior high and high school students in mind. Each track allows participating students to discover a multitude of career possibilities through a unique blend of innovative lesson plans and fun hands-on activities that are scheduled each week.
“The COC Summer Institute is much more than your typical summer camp,” said Adriana Estrada, Summer Institute coordinator. “It’s an opportunity for junior high and high school students to discover a potential career path, and have some fun at the same time. You don’t want to let your teenager miss out on this amazing experience.”
The 2012 COC Summer Institute will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from July 16 through Aug. 3, and will consist of the following three one-week sessions:
· Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 — Junior High
· Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 — Junior High
· Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3 — High School
COC Summer Institute registration will be available beginning Wednesday, March 21.
Enrollment fees range in price from $160 to $180 per child per week, depending on each track’s associated materials fee.
For more information about the 2012 COC Summer Institute please visit www.canyons.edu/offices/com_ext/  or call the college’s Community Education office at (661) 362-3300.