23. April 2012 05:08
Moraine Park Technical College invites middle-school students to explore college and careers through more than 20 hands-on activities during Tech Knowledge College (TKC).
Registration is now open for the Aug. 7-9 event at the Fond du Lac campus. For a full listing of classes, visit morainepark.edu/tkc. 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.
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.
Layout and Design through Scrapbooking – Scrapbooking is not just a fun hobby; it teaches design, layout and balance. Learn different techniques while scrapbooking your favorite summer memories.
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.
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.
Yo Yo Manufacturing – Design and make your own personalized high-performance yo-yo using CAD/CAM software. If you like computers and making things, this is the session for you!
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 $100 and includes two activities (8:45-11:15 a.m. and 12-2:30 p.m.), a T-shirt and lunch. Four bus routes are available for students who live outside the Fond du Lac area: Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam Campus with a stop at Waupun Area High School, Moraine Park’s West Bend campus with a stop at Campbellsport Jr/Sr High School, Berlin High School with a stop at Ripon High School and Hartford Union High School with a stop at Lomira High School (included in the registration fee). Bus seats are first-come, first-served.
For registration information, go to morainepark.edu/tkc. For more information, contact Katie VandeSlunt, Moraine Park recruitment specialist, at 920-924-3347 or 1-800-472-4554, Ext. 3347, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships are available to cover the cost of TKC. The student must currently be in 6th or 7th grade, and qualify to receive free and/or reduced lunch. These scholarships are first-come, first-served. Families must complete the TKC registration form and a Department of Public Instruction Pre-College Scholarship Form that must be signed by a school official verifying the free and reduced lunch eligibility requirement. Interested families should call or e-mail VandeSlunt and she will work with them on the paperwork.