Macomb Community College is again offering Career Academies this summer for high school students interested in exploring specific careers with the help of professionals who know each field from the inside out.
Each academy lasts one week and provides a hands-on, interactive and fun experience for students who are at least 15 years old (16 for the law enforcement and fire service academies), carry a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and have a recommendation from a teacher or other high school representative. Applications with a check for the course fee are due by June 9, with the exception of the law enforcement academy, which requires the return of an application packet by May 21.
Career academies, dates and locations they will be offered, and fees are:
Law Enforcement, June 16-20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Campus, $160
Culinary/Pastry Arts, June 23-27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Campus, $160
Fire Service, June 23-27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $160
Media and Communication Arts, June 23-27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (noon on Friday), South Campus, $160
Robotics, June 23-27, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., South Campus, $160
Veterinary Technician, June 23-27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center Campus, $160
Veterinary Technician II – Exotic Animals (student must have successfully completed Veterinary Technician Academy), July 15-17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Center Campus, $100
Biotechnology, July 7-10, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Center Campus, $120
Lunch is included for all full-day academies. Center Campus is located at Hall and Garfield roads in Clinton Township. South Campus is located at 12 Mile and Hayes roads in Warren. East Campus is located on Dunham Road in Clinton Township. To register, contact Macomb’s Center for Continuing Education at 586.498.4000.
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to more than 59,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.
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Media contact: Tish Wirth