Noncredit Career Exploration Youth Academies

A career exploration program for high school students ages 14+ that aligns with one of the Middlesex Community College Pathways: Arts & Humanities, STEM, Business, Education, Public Service, Social Science and Health.

 EACH PROGRAM IS TAUGHT BY MCC FACULTY!

Each SUMMER semester students CAN take noncredit coursework that will focus on a pathway above and will have the option to articulate to a one credit career exploration interdisciplinary course.

NONCREDIT ACADEMIES:

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Summer 2023 Dates available December 1, 2023 

Medical Laboratory Technician Career Exploration-YTH 818
Cost: $175

This course will introduce students to Medical Laboratory Technology as a concentration at MCC and as a career into the clinical laboratory setting as a Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT).  Students will explore their personality, skills, values and life goals by learning what it means to be a member of a health care team and the critical role that a Medical Laboratory Technician plays in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of disease.  This is done by developing data using highly computerized automation.  This course will include career mapping and introduction to the different departments of the clinical laboratory such as chemistry, hematology, microbiology and immunohematology.  Students will become exposed to these disciplines through didactic and laboratory sessions at the college.  The class will include a cumulative assessment at the end of the program . 




Engineering and CAD Career Exploration-YTH 804  
Cost: $175    

This course will introduce students to engineering and computer aided design (CAD) as concentrations at MCC and as a career. Students will explore their personality, skills, values and life goals through hands-on circuit labs, 3D printing, several engineering fields through software programs and traditional lecture. This course will include career mapping, Engineering software tools introduced will include SolidWorks, MAT Lab, printed circuit board (PCB) layout software (EAGLE), SPICE Circuit Analysis Software and research to formulate a real-world perspective on current jobs in the fields of Engineering and CAD, and the requirements needed to achieve them.  The class will culminate with a cumulative assessment.  

20the-21st Century Music Career Exploration-YTH 802
Cost: $175   

This course will introduce students to Performing Arts-Music as a concentration at MCC and as a career. Students will explore their personality, skills, values and life goals through understanding contemporary classical music, 20the-21st century music and the many styles of classic music originating in the 1900’s until today. This course will include career mapping, current socio-political issues in the field of music, popular and world music influences, basic modern music theory concepts, and research to formulate a real-world perspective on current jobs in the field of Performing arts-music, and the requirements needed to achieve them. The class will culminate with a student-lead performance of selected pieces. **Recitals will take place, Saturday, July 2nd**

Creative Writing Career Exploration-YTH 806 
Cost: $175

**Please note this program is VIRTUAL via zoom**

This course will introduce students to creative writing as a concentration at MCC and as a career. Students will explore their personality, skills, values, and life goals through journaling and practicing writing fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. This course will include career mapping, writing, and research to formulate a real-world perspective on current jobs in the fields of writing and publishing, and the requirements needed to achieve them. The class will culminate with a cumulative assessment. 

 

Business Career Exploration-YTH 808
Cost: $175

**Please note this program is VIRTUAL via zoom**  

This course will introduce students to business administration as a concentration at MCC and as a career. Students will explore their personality, skills, values, and life by learning concepts of introduction to business and the various types of organizations that exist along with financial accounting and learning how to understand simplified financial statements. This course will include career mapping, writing, and research to formulate a real-world perspective on current jobs in the fields of business and accounting, and the requirements needed to achieve them. The class will culminate with a cumulative assessment.

 

 

Questions, contact, Lauren Ellis 781-280-3669 or 3663

Last Modified: 10/27/22