Registration is under way for Moraine Park Technical College’s annual Tech Knowledge College, set for
July 31-Aug. 2 at the Fond du Lac campus. Tech Knowledge College is a unique and fun way for kids entering
6th through 8th grade to explore different career choices through 26 hands-on, interactive activities.
Six new activities have been added to this year’s offerings:
Discover China: Learn to say your name in Chinese and how to write numbers. Learn about China’s products, customs and clothing, and the ways in which China and the U.S. are similar and different.
Go, Team, Go!: By finding out what “color” you are (red, green, etc.) you can learn about who you are, what you like and dislike and why you react the way you do. With your TKC team members you will learn how to take your individual styles and work together as a team.
Numbers Making Money in Business: Set up a lemonade stand, decide how much lemonade and other supplies to buy, set the price and see how much you can sell. Create a balance sheet and profit and loss statement and balance your company checkbook.
Restauranteuring at Park Terrace: Work in Moraine Park’s new restaurant preparing menus and taking on a role as maitre d’, chef, server or busser.
The Microscopic World: Put on a lab coat and see the world through a microscope – your food, household products, etc. Find out how certain products affect the environment.
What Do You Knead?: Make a variety of breads in Moraine Park’s new, state-of-the-art bread-making kitchen – quick breads, muffins, rolls, braided bread, cracker bread and more. Take a basket of your breads home!
Some of the activities which are back by popular demand include:
Carpentry Art: Make something with your own hands! Learn how to identify different types of wood, read a ruler and safely use power tools to construct a project.
Rev Your Engines!: Disassemble a small engine and find out how it operates by working with hand tools and learning how to use them safely.
USA Pet Care: Become a Moraine Park veterinary technician and learn how to keep pets healthy, diagnose what’s wrong when they are sick and determine what it takes to help them get well.
The Art of Architecture: Explore the world of architectural drafting using CAD software to draw a house, including different styles and floor plans.
Computer Lingo: Explore the language of Visual Basic programming as you create a variety of computer games.
Spa de Paris: Enjoy giving and receiving French manicures and pedicures. Indulge in a custom-blended mini-facial and journey through the Spa de Paris makeup studio.
Science Anatomy Team: Become a scientist for three days and conduct experiments to discover what makes your heart beat, how food is digested, how your lungs work, what your liver does and more.
Cost is $75 before May 18 ($85 after) and includes two activities (8:45-11:15 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.), a T-shirt, and lunch. Busing is available from Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam and West Bend campuses to the Fond du Lac campus daily for students who live outside of the Fond du Lac area (included in the registration fee). Registration deadline is
July 3. For registration information go to www.morainepark.edu/tkc.