Summer Academies Course Descriptions

Course Listing

Registration for Summer Academies 2018 opens on March 1!

All fees subject to change. 

To sign up your student for more than one academy and get $50 off, you must call (916) 278-4433, extension 2 to receive it. The discount is limited to one student, two classes only. 

Cyber Security Academy

July 23 - 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Explore the world of hackers, online attacks and more in this cyber security course. Students will examine infamous security cases, learn ways to protect and defend themselves against cyberattack, and gain hands-on lab experience.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Democracy in Action  Academy

July 9 – July 13, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Experience California government in action. Outside speakers and field trips will bring to life the three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25   

Coding Academy

July 9 – July 13,  1 – 5 p.m.

Learn the basics of computer programming to begin an exciting path in coding or computer science. Students will gain a solid understanding of how programming languages are used to build applications.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Engineering and Robotics Academy

June 25 - 29, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Build and program your own personalized robot! Students will also be challenged to design and build a popsicle stick bridge and compete to see whose bridge can support the most load.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$130 (robot kit).   

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy

July 9 – July 13,  8:30 a.m.  -  12:30 p.m.    

What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? Students will gain valuable insight into what it takes to turn a great idea into a reality through interactive classroom discussions, field trips, guest speakers and a “Shark Tank”-like pitch event.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25    

Fashion Academy

June 25 - 29, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Learn how an idea becomes a product, get hands-on experience in fashion illustration and learn how products are marketed and merchandised to the public.

Cost/Material Fees: $345/$25                      

Fire and Emergency Services Academy

July 23 – 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Explore the rigors of fire station life, academy training and physical fitness requirements while discovering career pathway options in emergency and medical services. CPR certification included.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25                                             

Forensics Academy

June 25 - 29, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Section 1)
June 25 - 29, 1 – 5 p.m. (Section 2)

Learn how forensic biology can solve crimes by hunting down body fluid stains using crime lights and generating unique DNA profiles. This hands-on workshop is for anyone interested in how CSI really works.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Required form: Release of liability forensics notification form

Future Teachers Academy

June 25 - 29, 1 – 5 p.m.

Do you have an interest in teaching and want to make an impact in changing children’s lives? Explore the path to becoming a K-12 teacher under the guidance of Sacramento State faculty.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Get Bright with Biotech: The Biology of Glow Academy

Please check back for dates and details.

Ever wonder why jellyfish appear to glow under aquarium lights? Learn how the gene responsible for glow has revolutionized cell biology and biotechnology.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25         

Health Careers 101 Academy

June 25 - 29, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Section 1)
June 25 - 29, 1 – 5 p.m. (Section 2)

Do you know what a clinical lab scientist does? What about a radiologist or a physical therapist? Explore traditional and nontraditional health professions, earn a CPR certificate and learn the daily duties of paramedics.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25               

Law Enforcement Academy

July 23 - 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

If you’ve always dreamt of a career protecting the community, come learn what it takes to become a successful police officer or sheriff’s deputy.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25         

Required forms:

Sacramento Sheriff's Dept: Background Check and Field Trip Form

Sacramento Sheriff's Dept.: Social Media Photo Release Form

Multimedia Journalism Academy

July 23 - 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tour a TV station, learn interviewing skills and get hands-on training in shooting, writing and editing video stories. All you need is a creative, curious spirit and a smartphone!

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25            

Theater and Performing Arts Academy

June 25 – June 29, 1 – 5 p.m.

Explore the dramatic world of performing arts! Hone your acting and dance skills to gain a competitive edge for your next audition while learning about future opportunities in the arts.

Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25