The purpose of the CTE Summer Academy is to expose middle school students to careers in the Energy & Utilities, Information Technology and Transportation industry sectors, as well as opportunities in higher education. All modules address applied mathematics/science involved in the selected fields. A pre-culminating experience will be a college/career orientation that will include a campus tour and student panel.
- Participating middle school students will work in teams to develop projects within three California Industry Sectors. Each activity is facilitated by college faculty assisted by current college students. All activities are hands-on and contextualized.
- Participating districts: El Rancho Unified School District, Little Lake City School District, Mountain View School District and Vallelindo School District. Students must be transitioning to eighth grade in 2017.
Important information for students participating in Summer 2018: Welcome Information_revised
Crystal Radios: Build your own from scratch
Faculty Member: William Morton
Project Description: Students will assemble a crystal radio and learn the basics of radio transmission and related topics.
Project Description: Students will disassemble and assemble a new working small engine and test run it after assembly. They will adjust and test the different operating systems in the engine and learn how each is related to overall engine efficiency. Students will also learn about electron theory and basic concepts of electrical theory, electrical calculations and application.
Automotive Technology: Basic Auto Care & Safety
Teacher Assistant: TBA
Project Description: Student will learn basic automotive care, to include information regarding fluids, tire air pressure, thread pitch, and much more. This hands on module will have students talking about automobile information that some adults don’t know.
Basic First Aid/CPR/AED
Project Description: Students will learn basic first aid techniques and at the completion of the module students will receive the certificate of completion.
Teacher Assistants: All
All students participate in a career/counseling workshop. Students learn about higher education, non-traditional careers, and soft skills.