There’s still time to register for Tech Knowledge College

by speitz17. May 2011 10:22

Moraine Park Technical College invites middle-school students to explore college and careers through more than 20 hands-on activities during Tech Knowledge College.

Registration is now open for the Aug. 2-4 event at the Fond du Lac campus. For a full listing of classes, visit Classes this summer include:

Electricity 101 – Do you know what an electrician actually does? This session will teach you the basics of electricity fundamentals, including the use of multi-meters to measure DC circuits. Use the skills learned to build basic electrical circuits.

Electronics – The power of electronics will open the doors to the future - from Apple Computers to the Web. Explore the fundamentals of electronics while assembling your own kit. Everyone can learn from this activity.

Fix it, Tune it, Ride it! – Are you a future Tour de France rider? Bicycle enthusiasts, you will learn to fix flats, fine-tune you own bicycles, and build a bicycle. On the final day, be prepared to enjoy a long bike ride.

Marketing Mania – Do you babysit, take care of a neighbor’s dog or have a different summer job? Market yourself to make even more money! This session will teach you how to create your own website and your very own business cards. Whether you market your abilities or want to pretend that you are a rock star, this class is for you!

Host(ess) with the Most(ess) – Do you like planning parties? Not sure which fork to use first? This session teaches proper dining etiquette including napkin folding, proper serving and proper table setting. Learn to prepare compound butters and scones to serve at your next classy gathering.

Rescue 911-Be an EMT – You may have seen them on TV or at an emergency scene, now experience the hands-on activities of emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Learn how these health care professionals size up the scene and provide critical care. Learn basic EMT skills, such as CPR, splinting and bleeding control, and how to handle situations such as choking, burn care and more.

Who are You? – What color are you - blue, red, green or brown? Discover your color and learn about who you are, what you like and dislike, why you get along better with some of your friends than you do others and why you react the way you do. Learn what activities you can do to get “destressed” and what it takes to be a team player.

Rev Your Engines! –  Engines are used all over the world for producing power. What makes them work? In this activity, you will take apart a small engine and find out how it operates. You will also work with hand tools and learn how to use them safely. Wear clothes suitable for shop work.

Activities fill up fast, so sign up early for your favorite two. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a deadline of July 1. Cost is $85 before June 1 ($90 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). A bus will run from Berlin with a stop in Rosendale and another bus will run from Oakfield with a stop in Lomira. Buses are first-come, first-served seating.

For registration information, go to For more information, contact Katie VandeSlunt, Moraine Park recruitment specialist, at 920-924-3347 or 1-800-472-4554, Ext. 3347, or e-mail at