Summer Academies Course Descriptions

Course Listing

See the individual academy description for cost and material fees. (All fees subject to change.) To sign up your student for more than one academy and get $50 off, please call the College of Continuing Education at (916) 278-4433, extension 2. The offer is limited to one student, two classes only. 

“I feel the academy was rewarding because it helped me discover what I really wanted to do. I’m studying broadcast journalism.” – Jessica Henderson, Summer Academies participant

REGISTER FOR THE 2018 SUMMER ACADEMIES

 

Coding Academy

July 16 – July 20,  1 – 5 p.m.  NEW SECTION ADDED!

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.

Register for the Coding Academy
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Coding Academy Orientation: June 18, 7 – 8 p.m.

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.

Register for the Cyber Security Academy
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Cyber Security Academy Orientation: July 17, 7 – 8 p.m.

Engineering and Robotics Academy

June 25 - 29, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – FULL

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.

Click here to register for the Engineering and Robotics Academy
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$130 (robot kit)

Engineering and Robotics Academy Orientation: June 18, 6 – 7 p.m.  

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy

July 9 – July 13,  8 a.m.  -  12 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.

Click here to register for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25    

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Academy Orientation: June 18, 6 – 7 p.m.

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.

Click here to register for the Fashion Academy  
Cost/Material Fees: $345/$25     

Fashion Academy Orientation: June 18, 6 – 7 p.m.                

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.

Click here to register for the Fire and Emergency Services Academy
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25           

Fire and Emergency Services Academy Orientation: July 17, 7 – 8 p.m.                                  

Forensics Academy 

June 25 - 29, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Section 1) - FULL
June 25 - 29, 1 – 5 p.m. (Section 2) - FULL
July 9 – 13, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Section 4) SEATS AVAILABLE

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.

Forensics Academy (Section 1)
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Required form: Release of liability forensics notification form

Forensics Academy (Section 1) Orientation: June 18, 7 – 8 p.m.

 

Forensics Academy (Section 2)
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Required form: Release of liability forensics notification form

Forensics Academy (Section 2) Orientation: June 18, 7 – 8 p.m.

 

Register for the Forensics Academy – Section 4
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Required form: Release of liability forensics notification form

Forensics Academy (Section 4) Orientation: June 18, 6 – 7 p.m.

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.

Click here to register for the Future Teachers Academy

(Be sure to fill out the survey on the registration form)
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25

Future Teachers Academy Orientation: June 18, 7 – 8 p.m.

Get Bright with Biotech: The Biology of Glow Academy

July 16 – 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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

Click here to register for Get Bright with Biotech: The Biology of Glow Academy
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25         

Get Bright with Biotech: The Biology of Glow Academy Orientation: June 18, 7 – 8 p.m.

Health Careers 101 Academy – 2 Sections

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

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.

Health Careers Academy (Section 1)
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25  

Health Careers Academy (Section 1) Orientation: June 18, 6 – 7 p.m.

 

Health Careers Academy (Section 2)
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25    

Health Careers Academy (Section 2) Orientation: June 18, 6 – 7 p.m. 

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.

Click here to register for the Law Enforcement Academy
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

Law Enforcement Academy Orientation: July 17, 7 – 8 p.m.

Multimedia Journalism Academy

July 23 - 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – WAIT LIST

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!

Click here to register for the Multimedia Journalism Academy
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25           

Multimedia Journalism Academy Orientation: July 17, 7 – 8 p.m. 

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.

Click here for the Theater and Performing Arts Academy      
Cost/Material Fees: $305/$25       

Theater and Performing Arts Academy Orientation: June 18, 7 – 8 p.m.