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Youth Programs

Looking for a way to nurture your child's curiosity and creativity? HCC is offering a variety of options!

february break

Minecraft Modders

Ages 8-14
Feb. 20–24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must have the Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages: 8-11 and 11- 14. *Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

Minecraft Redstone Engineers

Ages 8–14
Feb. 20–24, 1 – 4 p.m.

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini- games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must have the Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Ages: 8-11 and 11-14 *In room is compatible with Windows OS only. Online is compatible with MAC and Windows OS only.

april break

Code Breakers

Ages 8-14
April 18–21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages: 8-11 and 11-14. *Compatible with MAC, Windows, and Chrome OS.

Python Programmers

Ages 8-14
April 18–21, 1–4 p.m.

Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? ​Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friendswith fun content you create from start to finish!​ Returning students can create more advancedprojects that build on previous years​. Ages: 8-11 and 11-14. *Compatible with MAC, Windows, and Chrome OS.

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Lanre Ajayi

Executive Director, Education & Corporate Learning

Business & Community Services

Kittredge Center 221

413.552.2324 (Tel)