Learning is fun when there are no tests and no grades.  That is probably why classes fill up at CTC's College for Kids.  A new round of learning begins in July.

Central Texas College invites kids aged 3  to high school age out for a summer of fun. Classes involve hands-on learning in different areas like science, performing arts, arts and crafts, life skills, cooking, business, languages and sports.

 

 

Register is underway now.  Some of the classes begin next week, so don't delay.

 

Here are some of the classes:

Dino Quest (age 5-12): Students will become paleontologists as they learn all about the different types of dinosaurs, create their own dinosaur and make their own fossils. The class is Monday-Thursday, July 6-8, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The cost is $59.

 

Dog and Cat First Aid (age 9-16): This class teaches youngsters how to protect themselves and their pet from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies. It teaches prompt, effective first aid actions and care. The class is Tuesday/Thursday, July 7 and 9, from 12-3 p.m. The cost is $59.

 

Stop Motion for Kids (age eight and up): Learn the fun and exciting process of creating still-frame animated characters and objects for stop-motion films. Students will work with clay or can bring objects no more than four or five inches tall to use as models. The class is each Saturday, July 11-25, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The cost is $39.

 

Weather Phenomena (age 5-12): Take a trip through the weather phenomena on Earth and on other planets in the solar system. Students will create a Texas tornado, sweet snowflakes and other weather activities. The class is Friday, July 10 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The cost is $35.

 

Green is the New Black (age 10 and up): Learn how small changes towards “going green” can have a big environmental impact. The class is Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The cost is $25.

 

Spanish (age 7-11): Learn various customs and courtesies along with phrases, numbers, colors and elementary sentence construction for initial conversations in Spanish. The class is Monday-Thursday, July 13-16, from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $45.

 

Comic Books (age eight and up): Learn the fundamentals of creating your own comic book story. The courses focuses on exploring story lines, drawing, improvisation, setting up the story, layout and formatting. The class meets each Saturday, July 11-25, from 1 – 3:30 p.m. The cost is $45.

 

K-Prep Math (age 4-6): This new class focuses on the skills of numbers and operations, geometric concepts and measurements. It is designed for students who have not entered kindergarten. The class is Monday/Wednesday, July 13 – August 5, from 10-11 a.m. The cost is $45

 

K-Prep Reading (age 4-6): Another new class which focuses on the skills of phonetic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, comprehension and print awareness. It is designed for non-readers and emergent readers who have not yet entered kindergarten. The class is Monday/Wednesday, July 13 through August 5, from 10-11 a.m. The cost is $45.

 

It’s Cookie Time (age seven and up): Learn how to make, cut out, bake and decorate homemade sugar cookies. The class is Saturday, July 18 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The cost is $49.

 

Basic Aid Training (age 6-10): This class teaches how to use Emergency Action Steps, give general care and basic first aid. Students will also learn fire prevention and safety, how to avoid getting lost, Internet safety, poison patrol, Water Whiz safety and being safe while operating or riding anything with wheels. The class is Monday/Wednesday, July 13-15, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The cost is $45.

 

Crime Scene Investigation (age 12 and up): In this hands-on training, students will learn the basics of criminal investigation and how a crime scene is processed. They will learn to collect evidence including fingerprinting and lifting cast impressions of foot prints at a mock crime scene. The class is each Saturday, July 18 and 25, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. The cost is $45.

 

To register or to get a complete schedule, call 254-526-1586 or visit  ctcd.edu.

 

 

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