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Date: March 5, 2004 (04-29)

Montgomery College to Hold Summer Career Camps
For High School Students, During Week of June 21
Students Can Choose from Dozens of Careers to Explore
in Camps on All Three Campuses
 

Montgomery College is sponsoring a series of career camps the week of June 21 –June 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m., for ninth and tenth grade high school students who are interested in learning more about career choices prior to completing high school.  The camps will be held on each of the College’s three campuses – at Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park.  Students will select a campus to attend, and then, they will choose two careers to survey.  Deadline for registration is April 16, 2004. 

These camps will help introduce students to a number of different careers.  Students will receive hands-on experiences as well as education about the opportunities available in the careers they select to explore.  Upon completion of the camps, students will see the connection between high school, college and the workplace.

At the Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Drive, Montgomery College will offer classes, as part of the career camp, in biotechnology (an all-day class), which gives students experience working with DNA and bacteria.  Students will also explore forensics, fingerprinting, and topics, such as the Human Genome Project and cloning.  The other offerings at the campus include creative writing, early childhood education, and poetry.  The class on water sports allows students to swim in the on-site pool and learn about careers as a lifeguard, swim instructor or coach, and a water aerobics instructor. 

            At the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, students will be able to explore careers in anthropology, automotive technology, carpentry, cooking, creative writing, criminal justice, early childhood education, and flash multimedia.  Classes also will be offered in interior design, photography, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, and Web page design.  A class on the Meyer-Briggs Indicator is designed to help students, who are unsure about their futures, discover which careers are best suited for their personalities.  Another unique offering will teach students how to write like a journalist, turning their skills into quick cash.

            At the College’s Takoma Park Campus, at Takoma Avenue and Fenton Street, students in the career camps will be introduced to careers in art, creative writing, and web page design.  Students will also have an opportunity to explore the health sciences careers of nursing, surgical technology, and physical therapy.  In the physical therapy class, students will learn how electricity, water, heat, ice and exercise are used to help the weak and injured.  They’ll try their hands at developing exercise programs, teaching people how to use canes, crutches, and walkers, and playing basketball in a wheelchair.

            Career Camp is a collaborative project of the Montgomery College/Montgomery County Public Schools Partnership.  The cost of Career Camp is $100, but families who may not be able to afford the tuition can apply for assistance.  Accommodations can be made for students with disabilities. 

For the complete listing of classes, a registration form, and more information about Career Camp at Montgomery College, visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/news/careercamp.doc or contact Lisa Carvallo at Lisa.Carvallo@montgomerycollege.edu or 240-567-4141.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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