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Youth Programs at Oakton Community College

More than just fun and games, our programs provide engaging learning opportunities while connecting youth to a college campus. Don’t miss out on our diverse academic, fun-based learning opportunities. Register today.

Summer 2016 Offerings

JUNE

LEGO® FILMS AND STOP ACTION! (AGES 8-12) Fee: $123
Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. Students will need to bring in LEGOs or action figures from home, but all other equipment provided. Student created films will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
KID U01-31, OC/SK, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 6/6, 9 am-12 pm

New!
MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME! (AGES 8-12) Fee: $123
This course offers you the most cutting edge program tools and concepts in a fast paced learning environment. This experience allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of traditional programs. Students learn the physics behind 3-D Game Design and explore event scripting, level design, controlling flow of game play, and storytelling. Designed for young adults who have the desire to focus on Game Design in high school or college.
KID S05-31, OC/SK, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 6/6, 1-4 pm

New!
MINECRAFT ANIMATORS (AGES 8-12) Fee: $123
Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios such as Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques such as keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
KID U07-31, OC/SK, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 6/13, 9 am-12 pm

MINECRAFT DESIGNERS (AGES 8-12) Fee: $123
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 3-D models using 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 teams for most of the program.
KID U03-31, OC/SK, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 6/13, 1-4 pm

New!
MAKER LAB: MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D MODEL (AGES 8-12) Fee: $123
Today, for the first time ever, enter the third dimension by imagining, designing, and creating your own 3-D figure or object. Using cutting edge software, students will explore the world of 3D design, motion scanning, and modeling. What was yesterday’s science fiction and fantasy is an affordable reality today. You decide whether you want to create an action figure, avatar, car, plane, dinosaur, or any object you can think of! The only limit is your imagination!
KID S39-31, OC/SK, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 6/20, 9 am-12 pm

MINECRAFT MODDERS (AGES 8-12) Fee: $123
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 web site 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 teams for most of the program.
KID U06-31, OC/SK, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 6/20, 1-4 pm

JULY

ROBOTICS LEVEL I Fee: $300 or Early Bird $225 by 6/6
Calling all young builders and engineers! Learn about structure and design by building with LEGOs. Create your own robot using LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotic programming. Course includes field trip to a robotics company as well as mini competitions and challenges throughout the week!
KDE S03-31, OC/DP, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 7/11, 9 am-3 pm
KDE S03-32, OC/DP, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 7/11, 9 am-3 pm, Early Bird

ROBOTICS LEVEL II Fee: $300 or Early Bird $225 by 6/6
Learn about structure and design by building with LEGO bricks. Use LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotic programming to create your own robot able to perform complex maneuvers and react to a multitude of sensors. Course includes field trip to a robotics company as well as mini competitions and challenges throughout the week!
KDE S04-31, OC/DP, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 7/18, 9 am-3 pm
KDE S04-32, OC/DP, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 7/18, 9 am-3 pm, Early Bird

WATERBOTICS Fee: $300 or Early Bird $225 by 6/6
Learn about motions and forces, particularly as they relate to water, with LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotic programming. Develop technological design skills as you work with a team to build a robotic creation. Course includes field trip to a robotics company as well as mini competitions and challenges throughout the week!
KDE S01-31, OC/DP, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 7/25, 9 am-3 pm
KDE S01-32, OC/DP, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 7/25, 9 am-3 pm, Early Bird

AUGUST

ADVANCED WATERBOTICS Fee: $300 or Early Bird $225 by 6/6
Apply laws of motions and forces, and strengthen technological design skills as you build your own robotic creation using LEGO Mindstorms NXT robotic programming. Course includes field trip to a robotics company as well as mini competitions and challenges throughout the week!
KDE S02-31, OC/DP, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 8/1, 9 am-3 pm
KDE S02-32, OC/DP, 1 Mon./Tue./Wed./Thu., 8/1, 9 am-3 pm, Early Bird

How To Register:

  • Download the Summer Youth STEM Registration Packet.
  • Review program descriptions
  • Fill out and mail the registration form, activity agreement form, and photo release form, and payment to:

    Oakton Community College
    Alliance for Lifelong Learning
    7701 N. Lincoln Ave, Skokie IL 60077
    Attn: Regi Ratliff

    *Please submit a separate registration packet for each youth.

    For more information, contact Regi Ratliff at sratliff@oakton.edu

There is still time to register for Late Spring 2016 courses. Enroll Today!

Summer 2016 Registration Is Open!

Online Flexible Registration System

Register using our online Flexible Registration system with its shopping cart functionality. The online registration system serves as a convenient method to search, register, and pay for classes. Visit our How to Register page and find out more.

New! Emeritus Savings Program

Choose up to eight select courses and pay one low rate.
Enroll and Save up to $354!

Check out our Youth programs and Enroll in our Summer 2016 courses!

Upcoming GED Testing Dates

June 21 and 23 (Tuesday and Thursday), 6 p.m.