In summer 2017 the Career Education Department at Laney College is offering a number of programs for interested students in the Bay Area.
The programs range from 4 to 6 weeks in length and are focused on helping students learn about different career pathways while earning college credit through hands-on activities. While preference will be given to high school students, others may apply and if space is available, may be admitted.
APPLICATIONS are now available for students! Go to the links below. And for teachers here’s a FLYER to post in your classroom.
——- COURSES WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ———————–
** 1) iDesign-Skilled Trades (ST)
Flyer | Application
Dates: June 19 – July 13 (4 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 9am – 4:30pm
Cost: FREE for high school students
College credit: 2 units
Application Deadline: May 15 (after that date, you may still apply for the waitlist)
Introduction to the Skilled Trades (or iDesign-ST) is a course where students will spend four weeks creating hands-on projects in carpentry, welding, machining, and wood technology. This is a great opportunity for you to try out different skilled trades programs to see if one of them might be a career path for you. Previous students have made rings, cutting boards, toolboxes, welded art projects, etc. The course is open to both high school students and recent grads.
(Note: we will not be doing the Trebuchet project this year but have plenty of other fun projects!)
** 2) Physics for Building Science
Flyer | Application
Dates: June 26 – July 27 (5 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 9am – 3pm + Friday tours of innovative building sites
Cost: FREE (high school students only)
College credit: 3 units
Application Deadline: May 31
This Is a free summer program for incoming High School juniors & seniors to gain an introduction to green careers, sustainability and energy efficiency principles, while learning math & science skills with hands-on and real-life applications, and getting both high school and college credit! There are great field trips to learn about energy efficiency in buildings and how they work.
** 3) Electric Bicycles Project
Have fun learning how to convert your bicycle to an E-BICYCLE. Join this special training and see how we will bring together different fields such as electrical technology, engineering, chemistry, and physics to convert a pedal bicycle to an electric bike in this fun project. You’ll learn to apply electrical concepts to circuits, measurement of voltage, principles of solar electricity development, energy storage systems, and principles of motors.
** 4) Electronics 1 – Experiment with electronics (E/ET 220)
Rigorous, hands-on course provides training for future engineers and those who want to work with next generation devices and the Internet of Things.
** 5) Computer Science UPGRADE program
Flyer | (See flyer for how to enroll –> attend an orientation session)
Dates: June 19 – July 27 (6 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 8am – 1pm with industry trips on Friday.
Cost: FREE (high school students only):
College credit: 5 units
Application Deadline: Attend Orientation for details
The UPGRADE program’s goal is to introduce a diverse set of high school and first year college students to careers in Information Communication Technology (ICT), while providing a structured introduction to college and higher education success techniques. This computer science course (CIS 5) has a hands-on curriculum centered around the Raspberry Pi Micro-computer and Windows Lab computers. Topics includes but are not limited to the Raspberry Pi 2, computer hardware, computer peripherals, command line navigation, file system fundamentals, file manipulation, Web design / programming, Python programming, and computer science fundamentals. Free breakfast and lunch are provided. This program also includes an Orientation to College Success counseling class, trips to technology companies, guest speakers, and financial literacy curriculum.
**6) VR Storytelling
Flyer | (See flyer for how to enroll)
Dates: July 10 – July 27 (3 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: Free (high school students only):
College credit: Non-credit class
Media Arts: Virtual Reality Storytelling & Filmmaking
Explore the basic elements of VR Storytelling from technology and style to the craft of 3D and live-action 360° VR filmmaking. Students will not only craft a VR story that they can view in a VR headset and share with friends, but will also 3D print an element from their story.
———————– Regularly scheduled Laney COURSES ———————–
The courses below are regularly scheduled Laney summer courses open to all. We’ve selected these as great courses for young adults to learn more about these careers. All of these courses meet during the standard Laney summer term (June 19 – July 27). These will not require a special application. All you need to do is enroll at the Laney website.
ARCH 104A Architecture Beg. Computer Aided Drafting (3 units)
BIOL 75 Biological Sciences Fundamentals of Biotechnology (2 units)
COSM 245 Cosmetology Introduction to Cosmetology (2 units)
CULIN 203 Culinary Arts Introduction to Baking (4 units)
CULIN 234 Culinary Arts Introduction to Cooking Techniques (4 units)
GRART 231 Graphic Arts Introduction to Graphic Design (3 units)
WDTEC 250A Wood Technology Introduction to Furniture Making (4 units)
Application Deadline: None. But register soon because classes might fill up.
For teachers, counselors, parents who want to get on the mailing list for information about the summer institute, be sure and sign up at: