STEAM Summer Enrichment Program

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The Black Rocket S.T.E.A.M. Enrichment program at Bunker Hill Community College is designed with your child in mind. Taught by local school teachers and developed for students 8 -14 years of age, these half-day programs engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in a collaborative and hands-on environment.

S.T.E.A.M. programs ignite curiosity and inspire imagination by exposing students to the technologies powering Video Game Development, App Development, and Minecraft.

Register for one week or all six. Programs are stackable, but may be enrolled individually. No prior experience necessary. Just a desire to have fun!
Student-created games and projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website at the end of the week to share with families and friends.

MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME! – JULY 10-14

Love playing video games? This one-of-a-kind course shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Ages 8-11   FVG-101-B1   Computer Lab H-169
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.    Ages 11-14   FVG-101-B2    Computer Lab H-169


APP ATTACK! – JULY 17-21

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app. Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you’ll see firsthand how the world of App Publishing functions. $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Ages 8-11   APA-101-B1   Computer Lab H-169
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Ages 11-14   APA-101-B2   Computer Lab H-169


MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME! – JULY 24-28

Develop a game concept that goes beyond the limitations of traditional 2D game design and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay and storytelling. $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Ages 8-11   TDG-101-B1 Computer Lab H-169
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  
Ages 11-14   TDG-101-B2 Computer Lab H-169


CODE BREAKERS – JULY 31-AUGUST 4

Calling all future coders, programmers and designers. This course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges and be on your way to becoming the next tech star. $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Ages 8-11   COB-101-B1 Computer Lab H-169
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Ages 11-14   COB-101-B2 Computer Lab H-169


MINECRAFT MODDERS – AUGUST 7-11

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Ages 8-11   MOD-101-B1 Computer Lab H-169
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Ages 11-14   MOD-101-B2 Computer Lab H-169

*To access their project at home, students must own a PC or MAC version of Minecraft. A tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. 


APP ADVENTURES: THE NEXT LEVEL! – AUGUST 14-18

Continue your quest to make the next viral app. Whether you want to move past the basic techniques learned in App Attack or want to jump right in, we are ready for you. Students will choose from a selection of different web-based (HTML5) mobile apps and explore more in-depth programming concepts. $199

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Ages 8-11   ADV-101-B1 Computer Lab H-169
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Ages 11-14   ADV-101-B2 Computer Lab H-169

 

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