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Kids' College

Kids' College is a self-supporting program featuring high quality, educational programs for young people in our community, generally presented in a series of one and two-day workshops for children ages 7-15. Some summer workshops may run up to 5 days.

Each Kids' College class is designed around a specific theme and offers parents, children and even grandparents opportunities to spend quality time together while exploring fun and enriching activities. Our program offers a stimulating learning environment, engaging activities and provides a chance to meet other kids who have the same interests. Small classes and professional instructors will make this an experience that you and your kids won't want to miss! Check out our course schedule for class availability.

If you have questions about the program or would be interested in offering a Kids' College course call 360-416-7638 or email communityed@skagit.edu. We would love to hear from you!

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* Community Education classes are self-supporting so fee waivers do not apply to any of the courses in this section of the schedule. All costs associated with these classes must be covered by the tuition gathered through registration.

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BLACK ROCKET: AP ATTACK! (Mount Vernon Campus)
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of webbased (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 8-11

6303   KIDS 034   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   DAILY 7/25 to 7/29   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 18 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: AP ATTACK! (Mount Vernon Campus)
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of webbased (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 11-14

6304   KIDS 035   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   DAILY 7/25 to 7/29   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME! (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 8-11

6306   KIDS 036   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   DAILY 7/11 to 7/15   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME! (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 11-14

6307   KIDS 037   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   DAILY 7/11 to 7/15   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MINECRAFT DESIGNERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 8-11

6311   KIDS 038   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   TWThF 7/5 to 7/8   F112   Hunter E   $120.00  Seats Avail: 18 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MINECRAFT DESIGNERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
If you love the game Minecraft, but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 11-14

6312   KIDS 039   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   TWThF 7/5 to 7/8   F112   Hunter E   $120.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MINECRAFT MODDERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 8-11

6340   KIDS 040   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   DAILY 7/18 to 7/22   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 16 of 18


BLACK ROCKET: MINECRAFT MODDERS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. AGES 11-14

6342   KIDS 041   AG   1:00PM-4:00PM   DAILY 7/18 to 7/22   F112   Hunter E   $149.00  Seats Avail: 18 of 18


KIDS CARTOONING WORKS: DRAWING CARTOONY FACES (Mount Vernon Campus)
Learn to draw your favorite cartoony faces. Make your own cartoon strips to share with your friends! Instructor Lin Tucker is a lifelong doodler, sketcher and police artist. Materials fee $5 paid to instructor first class.

6337   KIDS 032   AG   2:00PM-5:00PM   TTh 7/19 to 7/21   TBA   Tucker L   $49.00  Seats Avail: 13 of 15


KIDS CLAY WORKS: ANIMAL INSPIRATION (Mount Vernon Campus)
Students learn hand building techniques of pinch, coil, and slab, along with the art of glazing to create bird houses, dog bowls, cat dishes, pet name plaques, outdoor bird baths and bird feeders, and pet slugs. Materials fee $15 payable to instructor first session.

6338   KIDS 043   AG   9:00AM-12:00PM   MTWTh 7/18 to 7/21   H119   Rising P   $119.00  Seats Avail: 15 of 15


KIDS PHOTO WORKS (Mount Vernon Campus)
Bring your camera or phone and learn how to photograph pets, people, flowers, sports and more! We’ll take pictures around campus and play with them on Photoshop Elements. Everyone will go home with a spiral-bound book of their best shots. Be sure to bring a charged camera or phone and extra batteries. Ages 10-14.

6345   KIDS 042   AG   10:00AM-12:00PM   TWThF 7/5 to 7/8   S161   Mullen K   $79.00  Seats Avail: 14 of 16

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