PDCCC sets summer classes

Published 11:05 pm Wednesday, June 1, 2011

While spring semester just culminated with graduation on May 13, summer semester is well under way. Following are several classes that are still open for the second five-week session, which begins on June 22 and ends July 27:

Online options include two sections of BIO 102: General Biology II and one section of ECO 202: Principles of Microeconomics.

Regular classes at the Franklin Campus include HIS 122: U.S. History II on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am to 12:05 pm, while at the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, CHM 112: College Chemistry II will be offered on Tuesdays from 5 to 9 pm with lab from 5 to 9 pm on Thursdays, and ENG 150: Children’s Literature will be offered on Wednesdays from 1 to 5 pm.

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MTH 164: Precalculus II will be offered on Mondays, from 5 to 9 pm at the College’s Center in Smithfield.

Students can register and pay for tuition and fees between now and June 21.

Kids College

Kids College this summer offers an extensive array of workshops for rising 2nd to 12th graders that are designed to teach new skills, develop new interests and hobbies and explore future career opportunities.

Following are a few examples:

Safe Sitter Certification

Earmarked for rising sixth and 12th graders, this special workshop will be available twice, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Session I – July 20; and Session II – Aug. 20.

According to instructor Dorothy Bryant, the best babysitter is a SAFE SITTER. SAFE SITTER is a medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches boys and girls how to handle emergencies when caring for children.

SAFE SITTERS learn what to do when a child stops breathing or chokes, safety for the sitter, how to call for emergency help, babysitting business skills, basic child care skills (diapering, feeding and so on), and how to entertain children and keep them safe.

Students will take a “walking field trip” to the Children’s Center to practice their new skills with infants through school-age children. Tuition is $70.

Self-Defense for Kids

This workshop will meet Aug. 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Designed for rising 3rd to 8th graders, the tuition is $60.

Master Barrett Crook will teach children a combination of techniques from Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Kung Fu, Muy Thai, Hapkido and Jujitsu, as well as crime prevention and awareness. Students will learn to recognize and avoid dangerous situations and how to defend against attacks.

Gears and Gadgets

Designed for rising second to fourth graders, this class will meet July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition is $115. Students will build projects with gears and motors using unique LEGO kits.

Concepts covered include basic engineering principles, gears and gear rations, simple machines, forces in motion, problem-solving and communication skills.

The complete course catalogue of Kids College courses can be found online on the PDCCC website.

For information on Kids College or other PDCCC offerings, call 569-6700 or visit www.pdc.edu.