PCC offers a wide variety of summer camps

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Piedmont Community College invites middle and high school students to participate in free, hands-on summer activities to help them learn about various programs of study and career options.

Those participating will discover the world of welding, health sciences, cosmetology, animation, agribusiness, mechatronics, criminal justice, ems, firefighting, first job skills and STEM through interactive experiences with PCC faculty and/or NCBioNetwork while on the college campuses. The various opportunities include:

First Job? – Skills to Pay the Bills

(For ages 16 and up)

June 17-21; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Caswell County Campus

July 15-19; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Person County Campus

This camp is interactive, offering hands-on, engaging learning that focuses on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking and professionalism.

Criminal Justice

June 17 – 20; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Person County Campus; (For rising 9th-12th graders)

June 17 – 20; 1 – 5 p.m.; Caswell County Campus (For rising 7th-12th graders)

Learn about the criminal justice system with guest speakers, classroom discussions, and daily “hands on” activities designed to familiarize you with the duties of law enforcement officers.

Worlds to Life with Adobe and Maya

(For rising 9th-12th graders)

June 17 – 20; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Caswell County Campus

Hit the ground running as you learn Photoshop and Maya, amp up your game in creating 3D graphics and settings using Maya, and bring to life your creations through Photoshop.

Games from the Ground Up!

(For rising 9th-12th graders)

June 17 – 20; 1 – 5 p.m.; Person County Campus

In-depth session about how to build basic video game design from the ground up. Learn graphics and design that are used in the industry and take home knowledge that can help you make your own game.

Agribusiness Technology

(For rising 7th – 12th graders)

June 24 – 27; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Caswell County Campus

Learn about plant and animal science as you participate in classroom and field instruction in current trends in agriculture. Visit local farms and gain exposure to innovative techniques in sustainable agriculture.

Exploring Health Sciences

(For rising 9th – 12th graders)

June 24 – 27; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Person County Campus

Participants will be introduced to the various careers (nursing, nurse aide, medical assisting or phlebotomy) through demonstration, hands-on experiences, role play and visits to local medical facilities.

Wonderful World of Hair, Skin, and Nails

(For rising 7th – 12th graders)

June 24 – 27; 1 – 5 p.m.; Caswell County Campus

Learn about the fantastic world of cosmetology! Learn basic concepts and applications of dressing the skin, hair and nails. Participate in a fashion show to close out the week and truly showcase the skills you have learned!

Cosmetology: Fantasy Style (For rising 9th – 12th graders)

June 24 – 27; 1 – 5 p.m.; Person County Campus

Learn, demonstrate and have a creative mind with styling hair. Discover how to apply protective artificial hair with beads and other techniques, as well as different types of up-do styles. Present your mannequin model on the last day of camp to PCC’s faculty and staff!

Mad Scientist - sponsored by NC BioNetwork

(For rising 7th – 12th graders)

June 24-28, 2019; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Person County Campus

Engage in interactive experiments teaching both practical and amazing science lessons. Explore the world of chemical reactions, harness the power of the sun to create tasty treats, unleash the awesomeness of the scientific method and much, much more! Optional pre & post workshops held 7-8 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Requirements: Bring your lunch.

Mechatronics Camp

(For rising 9th – 12th graders)

June 24 – 27; 1 – 5 p.m.; Person County Campus

Explore mechanical, electrical, and robotics in team situations. Hands-on activities will consist of motors and controls, belt drives, chain drives, teamwork, hydraulics, pneumatics, basic electrical, rigging and moving, and pumps.

Welding Camp

(For rising 9th – 12th graders)

June 26 – 28; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Person County Campus

Gain hands-on welding experience as you learn the difference between a MIG and a TIG weld. PCC’s instructors will also review terminology and equipment safety.

CSI-Piedmont

(For rising 7th – 12th graders)

July 15-19, 2019; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Person County Campus

Dive into the world of forensic sciences as you explore how to collect evidence, process the evidence using REAL biotechnology laboratory techniques, and discover what it takes to be a police detective. Optional pre- and post-workshops held 7-8 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Requirements: Bring your lunch.

Law Enforcement

(For rising 9th – 12th graders)

July 15-16; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Caswell County Campus

Explore personal and social media safety. Learn to protect yourself by using the Color Safety Codes: White: unaware; Yellow: aware, but relaxed; Orange: alert; and Red: fight in progress; plus much more!

Firefighter

(For rising 9th – 12th graders)

July 15-17; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Providence Fire Department

Gain exposure to the exciting highlights of being a fire fighter. Through conversation and hands-on activities, you will become familiar with firefighting equipment and apparatus. Preventing loss of property while learning of fire behavior, tying ropes, and vehicle extraction.

EMS

(For rising 9th – 12th graders)

July 18-19; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Caswell County Campus

Engage in discussions and hands–on activities designed to provide you with the ability to help others in their greatest time of need. Learn life saving measures such as Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), treating for shock, stopping bleeding, positioning person for better airway usage, and immobilizing fractures, and more!

Visit www.piedmontcc.edu/community for additional information and a printable summer camp application. Submit your application soon as camps are limited in space. Seats are filled on a first come-first served basis. Contact Martha Pruitt at martha.pruitt@piedmontcc.edu or 336-694-5707 ext. 8060 for questions about camps located in Caswell County or Amy Harris at amy.harris@piedmontcc.edu or 336-322-2212 for questions about camps located in Person County.

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