Summer 2018 Course Information

Program Fees

$699 per 3-credit course.

Individual courses are subject to cancellation for under-enrollment (minimum of 10 students per class). You will be notified if cancellations occur.

Session 1 Courses: July 9 to July 19, 2018

Morning Classes: 9 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Animation 1
  • AI and Robotics 1
  • Technical Communication – New!
  • Sports Marketing – New!
  • Genetics – New!

Afternoon Classes: 1:30 PM to 5 PM

  • Creative Digital Design 1
  • Cyber Security
  • Project Management – New!
  • Creative Writing 1 – New!
  • Cosmetic Science – New!

Session 2 Courses: July 23 to August 2, 2018

Morning Classes: 9 AM to 12:30 PM

  • Animation 2
  • AI and Robotics 2
  • Sports Management – New!
  • Technical Communication
  • Bioinformatics – New!

Afternoon Classes: 1:30 PM to 5 PM

  • Creative Digital Design 2
  • Cyber Security
  • Project Management
  • Astrophysics – New!
  • Creative Writing 2 – New!

Digital Animation

This two-course program offers an in-depth exploration into the process of creating animation. We highly recommend students take part in both courses.

Digital Animation 1: Fundamentals (3 credits)

The first course focuses on the foundation upon which all good animation is produced. Examples of actual production pencil tests will be examined to showcase how an animator thinks. You will then learn to create your own animation using pencil and paper, and the finished animation will be scanned for digital playback.

  • Instructor: Rudy Agresta
  • Session 1 only: 9 AM to 12:30 PM (Morning)

Digital Animation 2: Production (3 credits)

The second course is designed to develop your proficiency in using computers for the production of animation. You will learn two different approaches to animation using Adobe's Animate CC program. In addition, you’ll build practical skills by creating your own piece of animation and formatting it for digital playback.

  • Instructor: Rudy Agresta
  • Session 2 only: 9 AM to 12:30 PM (Morning)

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

AI and Robotics 1: Sensing and Guidance (3 credits)

In this course, you will build a small robot and program it to perform specific tasks. Gain hands-on experience working with basic robotic components including motors, sensors, microcontrollers and guidance systems. Learn AI coding processes to ensure the robot is navigationally functional and can achieve the desired task.

  • Instructor: Sai Sankar
  • Session 1 only: 9 AM to 12:30 PM (Morning)

AI and Robotics 2: Multi-legged Robotics (3 credits)

Learn to calibrate, program and guide a cutting-edge multi-legged robot to achieve specific tasks. Work with a group of students to design and program the motion of a multi-legged robot and see the robot in action.

  • Instructor: Sai Sankar
  • Session 2 only: 9 AM to 12:30 PM (Morning)


Cybersecurity – Understanding Cloud Security in the 21st Century (3 credits)

Learn about the fundamentals of Cyber Security and the Architecture of sophisticated internet networks. Get a hands-on understanding of the operation of network switches, routers, servers, WiFi Access Points and all the other critical parts that make up today’s sophisticated internet networks.

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Session 1 and 2: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)

Creative Digital Design

Creative Digital Design 1- (3 credits)

Discover the many possibilities of digital illustration, in which your creations can appear as realistic as actual drawings and paintings. In this class, you will learn to set up and optimize your workspace, import sketches and prep your document for illustration. Build your skills as you create an illustration in Photoshop using an array of tools, including the brush and lasso, to manipulate its look and feel.

  • Instructor: Janet O'Neil
  • Session 1 only: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)

Creative Digital Design 2 - (3 credits)

Learn advanced techniques in digital illustration using Photoshop and other Adobe CC tools to create professional-level graphic designs and layouts. Learn from seasoned industry-professionals and discover your inner artistic talents.

  • Instructor: Janet O'Neil
  • Session 2 only: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)

Technical and Professional Communication (new this summer)

Effective Technical and Professional Communication - (3 credits)

Whether you’re writing a resume or developing an elevator pitch, writing a manual or just working on that perfect essay, the skill of crisp, powerful communication can be invaluable. Learn the art and science of developing effective professional communication tools.

  • Instructor: Susan Fowler
  • Session 1 and 2: 9AM to 12:30PM (Morning)

Project Management (new this summer)

Project Management: The Art of Managing Projects in the Business World (3 credits)

Learn how seasoned project managers manage complex technical Projects; Work on real-world case studies to understand the tools and techniques managers use to successfully execute sophisticated projects.  

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Session 1 and 2: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)

Sports Management (new this summer)

Selling the Game - Sports Marketing (3 credits)

Learn about the art and science of delivering sports fans the excitement they crave. Discover the sophisticated techniques used to market to sports fans on a global scale.

  • Instructor: Melissa Richard
  • Session 1: 9AM to 12:30PM (Morning)

Beyond the Game - Sports Management (3 credits)

Take your first stride into the dynamic field of Sports Management by learning from experienced professionals about the science of successfully managing a sports enterprise.

  • Instructor: J.C. Kim
  • Session 2: 9AM to 12:30PM (Morning)

Creative Writing (new this summer)

Creative Writing for Future Writers 1 - (3 credits)

Select a project in a genre and develop the basic skills used to create imaginative literature. Fundamentals of craft and composition; the distinct but related techniques used in the three genres. Story, scene, and characters in fiction; sound, line, image, and voice in poetry; monologue, dialogue, and action in drama.

  • Instructor: Prof. Julia Wagner
  • Session 1: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)

Creative Writing for Future Writers 2 - (3 credits)

Further develop the skills used to create your imaginative literature. Learn the practices necessary to revise, edit and refine your story, scene and characters. Polish your work from Session 1; Newcomers are welcome to bring in their work in progress or start from scratch.

  • Instructor: Prof. Julia Wagner
  • Session 2: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)

Cosmetic Science (new this summer)

Cosmetic Science and Formulation for the Beauty Industry - (3 credits)

The student will get a general overview of the cosmetic industry from marketing to the basic science of some of the most popular products. They will then be able to blend their own emulsion-based, all-natural moisturizer. They will design their own packaging for this product and even create a sales pitch for this product.

  • Instructor: TBD
  • Session 1: 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Afternoon)

Astrophysics (new this summer)

Astrophysics- the Stars and the Galaxies (3 credits)

This course traces our knowledge of the universe from astronomy’s ancient roots to the modern study of extrasolar planetary systems, cosmology, and black holes. We apply this knowledge to describe the properties of our sun and of the planets of our solar system, the properties and fate of stars in general, and the discovery of planets around other stars.

  • Instructor: Nadezhda Lvov
  • Session 2: 1:30PM to 5PM (Afternoon)

Life Sciences (new this summer)

Genetics and Its Impact Upon Our World- (3 credits)

Genetics is integral to biology because organisms are a product of both genetics and their environment. Students will learn the foundations of how genes are transmitted and inherited (the rules of inheritance) and how these rules are modified.

  • Instructor: Andre Wallace
  • Session 1: 9AM to 12:30PM (Morning)

Bioinformatics- Using Technology to Understand Biology (3 credits)

Learn from seasoned professionals about using technology tools to understand and unlock the secrets of Mother Nature.

  • Instructor: Andre Wallace
  • Session 2: 9AM to 12:30PM (Morning)