Summer academies at Macomb can help teens explore careers

– Monday, May 6, 2013 1:00AM

Macomb Community College’s summer career academies offer high school students the opportunity to explore specific careers with the help of professionals who know each field inside and out.

Each of the eight academies provides hands-on, interactive and engaging experiences for students who are at least 14 years old (16 for the law enforcement and fire service academies). 

Career academies, dates, locations and fees are:

Law Enforcement, June 17-20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Campus, $165

Culinary/Pastry Arts, June 17-20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Campus, $165

Fire Service, June 17-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Campus, $165

I.T. Gaming, June 17-20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Campus, $165

Media & Communication Arts, June 17-20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Campus, $165

Robotics, June 17-21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Campus, $165

Hybrid Electric Vehicles, June 24-27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., South Campus, $165

Biotechnology, July 8-11, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Center Campus, $135

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, go online to www.macomb.edu and click on WebAdvisor, choose Continuing Education Student then select Search and Register for Continuing Education Classes.  Enter the five digit Course Code and click submit.  For more information about the academies, call Macomb’s Secondary Outreach Department at 586.498.4008.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu)  is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 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.

Media Contact: Tish Wirth, 586.445.7560:,wirthp@macomb.edu

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