Central Virginia Community College offers high technology career academies for middle school and high school
students throughout Central Virginia. Over the past fourteen years, our program has grown from one camp to
thirteen, averaging more than 200 participants annually. These high-quality career exploration academies
play an essential role in the educational continuum, the Grow Your Own concept of CVCC's Workforce
Solutions Division; priming the pipeline with skilled workers in Region 2000.
Listed below are the career exploration opportunities offered during the summer of 2013. Please review the
list and let us know what you think. Email your thoughts and program suggestions for summer 2014 to
Middle School Offerings (Rising 6th grader 8th grade)
Advanced Manufacturing Middle School
August 5 9 (8am-12pm) $130 RM 6102
Begin with an idea, take it through computer-assisted design, and finish the widget on a computer-controlled machine. Get a view of real world, 21st century manufacturing processes with an emphasis on the latest in technology. This course is for the student fascinated by applied engineering and technology. It introduces students to the entire manufacturing process from research and design (R&D) to prototype production, quality control and assurance, and finally distribution. Students will observe CAD drafting, rapid prototyping, CNC programming and testing, and will tour local companies to see real world applications.
Aviation Technology Middle School*
July 22 - 26 (8am-12pm) $130 Airport (need more info)
The Liberty University Aviation Department and CVCC will partner to teach students about the wonderful world of aviation. Take part in mini-ground school lessons in the university aviation "Pilot Ready Room", build and fly rockets and finish the exciting week with an actual flight in a three-passenger aircraft. Enrollment in only one Aviation Technology academy is allowed per child.
Building Trades Middle School
August 5 9 (8am-12pm) $130 Dunbar Middle School
This academy will introduce students to careers in construction and architecture. It will familiarize them with the many different aspects of building projects from planning to construction. Students will learn basic skills including blueprint reading, use of hand tools, and safety. The group will complete a hands-on project and will tour local job/ companies sites to see real world applications.
Crime Scene Investigation: Investigating Your Future in Law Enforcement Middle School
July 8 - 12 (8am-12pm) $130 CVCC Main Campus RM 5146
July 22 - 26 (8am-12pm) $130 Campbell County Technical Cnt.
Local law enforcement organizations will partner to teach students about various fields of law enforcement with emphasis on crime scene investigation and private investigation. Students will take part in presentations, demonstrations, and practical exercises in collecting evidence that will lead you to solve a mock crime.
Culinary Arts - Middle School
July 29 August 2 (8am-12pm) $130 Appomattox City Schools
This academy will introduce students to career opportunities in the food service and hospitality industries. Students will be introduced to basic cooking skills and pertinent safety and sanitation issues within the industry. Students will be encouraged to work both individually and collaboratively within groups to complete hands-on projects and participate in field trips.
Health Technologies Middle School
August 5 - 9 (8am-12pm) $130 RM
This academy is for students who are interested in careers in health technologies where job opportunities are unlimited. Students will be exposed to Radiology, Respiratory Therapy, Medical Laboratory, Emergency Medical Services and Nursing. Students also complete the Family & Friends CPR Anytime Personal Learning Program training.
Information Technology/Digital Multimedia Middle School
August 5 - 9 (8am-12pm) $130 RM 5212
This academy is for students who are interested in careers in information technology and will introduce them to the latest developments in the field. Working both individually and in small groups, students will complete hands-on projects in class, and participate in special field trips.
Motorsports Technologies Middle School
July 29 - August 2 (8am-12pm) $130 CVCC Altavista Center
This academy will introduce students to NASCAR Motorsports Technology, such as the Busch Series, the Craftsman Truck Series, the Nextel Cup, other racing divisions, and related careers in automotive technology and body fabrication and repair. While the primary focus of the class will be on Motorsports round track race vehicles, students will have the opportunity to learn about other career opportunities in the racing industry.
Nuclear Technologies Middle School
August 5 - 9 (8am-12pm) $130 AREVA Mill Ridge Road Facility (M,T,F) Main Campus, Merritt Hall, Room 5122 (W,R)
This academy will introduce students to the concept and applications of nuclear energy engineering & services. Without exposure to commercial ionizing radiation, students will be taught the challenges and rewards of working in a nuclear services environment. Career opportunities will be highlighted with engineering projects which will include: robotics, non-destructive materials testing and various repair techniques and equipment used in the service and maintenance of nuclear power plants. Students will also tour the local nuclear training facilities.
Women in Engineering & Technology Middle School
August 5 - 9 (8am-12pm) $130 RM 5122-5125
This academy is for middle school girls who would like to use their creativity to build a better world. Sweet Briar College staff and local engineers will take the students on a journey through modern engineering via active engagement. Attendees will receive hands-on experience learning about the engineering design process. From roller coasters to electronics and from geodesic domes to rock n'roll we will explore the engineering of these and other topics.
High School Offerings (Grades 9 & 10)
Advanced Engineering High School
July 29 August 2 (8am-12pm) $130 E.G. Glass High School
This academy is for boys and girls wishing to explore different facets of engineering. Students will participate in hands-on projects in areas such as robotics, biotechnology, alternative energies, and GIS technology. Students will tour local companies using advanced technology to experience real world applications of engineering.
Culinary Arts - High School
July 29 - August 2 (9am-1pm) $130 RM 8113
This academy will offer students an understanding of the food service industry. Topics of the camp to include: healthy cooking at home, the use of kitchen equipment and how to use a knife, the proper cleaning and sanitizing of a kitchen, and the cooking of certain foods as projects in both team and individual groups. Students will understand the importance of the industry and the career opportunities they have should they choose to be a part of it. We will be emphasizing a healthy look at foods as well as helping students understand the farm to table experience.
Registration begins Monday, April 15, 2013 and ends one week before the start of a camp. Registration fee is $130.00 per person.
*Registration in only one Aviation Technology academy is allowed per child.