MIDDLE SCHOOL AFTERSCHOOL

Career Pathway Program for Middle Schoolers

Minuteman's Career Pathway Afterschool Program offers thought-provoking experiential learning for 6th and 7th grade students. Transportation is available from in-district towns!

Want to learn to solder while creating your own electronic gadget? Would you like to design, CAD (Computer Aided Design) and use a 3D printer? This program will allow you to do all that while in addition to working with VEX Robotics kits to make a remote-controlled vehicle (that you can program!). Join us for a fun filled adventure into Advanced Manufacturing and & Engineering.

March 19-28 | Mon&Wed | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Ready to start babysitting? This course will allow you to learn the tricks of the trade and get certified in babysitting! Come explore what it takes to care for young children while providing a safe and fun environment while they are in your care.

March   5-14 | Mon&Wed | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

March 19-28 | Mon&Wed | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Basic Plant Science

This fun and engaging course will have you learning basic plant science, entomology, propagation, and land management. Students will leave with house plants that have been propagated by a variety of techniques used in the industry as well as things that support the environment. 

March 5-14 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

March 19-28 | M,T,W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Join the class to build a community shed! The shed project is a hands on experience that highlights house construction skills. The construction of the shed will take place in Minuteman’s carpentry shop and will allow students to climb wall staging, welded frame staging and roof staging. Students will be assembling only, and will not be working with cutting tools. Some work with portable power drills and hand tools will be introduced.

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Build a Putt-Putt Boat

Using common household items, students will construct a steam-powered model putt-putt boat.  Working boats will compete in a putt-putt boat regatta during the last class, and students will take their boats home at the conclusion of the class.

March 5-14 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Today, almost everyone has a Smartphone.  During this course, students will learn how to use MIT’s App Inventor to build Android Apps.  Students will follow step-by-step instructions to familiarize themselves with the use of App Inventor. As they progress, they will design and build their own Android App(s). Students will also learn how to setup App Inventor for use at home. Students will need access to their own Google (Gmail) account.

March 5-14 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Do you have fun watching CSI shows? Do you aspire to be a Crime Scene Investigator? Come to the Crime Lab in the Biotechnology Program and learn how to isolate DNA from your cheek cells! You will also run DNA electrophoresis gels to analyze a “who done it?” case. While identifying materials found at a crime scene by utilizing chemical, microbiological, and microscope techniques

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Taking great photos is a snap once you’ve learned the basics.  We’ll be photographing on site and using a Digital Darkroom to take photos from “meh” to AMAZING! From smart phones to DSLR’s - great photos can come from anyone, anywhere, and with a variety of different equipment.  Camera equipment encouraged but NOT required. 

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Join us to explore biomes of the world and create food webs, mobiles, and eco-jars! Activities will illustrate energy use and resource recycling in the environment. Students will take posters, mobiles and eco-jars home. 

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Electrical Enlightenment

Come learn the fascination of how electricity flows! Students will be instructed on how electricity is controlled and distributed in an electrical circuit. Students will install cable, electrical boxes, switches, receptacles, lighting fixtures and fire alarm smoke detectors. 

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

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This class will expose students to the basics of cooking and baking. Students will prepare scratch recipes with instruction emphasizing technique, sanitation, and nutrition. Students will take home finished products and receive a recipe book!

March   5-14 | Mon&Wed | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

March 19-28 | Mon&Wed | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Students will disassemble an engine and learn the basics of how a vehicle engine works. Students will learn basic fluid checking, tire maintenance and simple roadside emergency repairs. This course takes place in Minuteman's automotive shop, so students will work on real cars!

March 5-14 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

March 19-28 | M,T,W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Have you ever seen a poster that depicted a new movie or seen a video that made you laugh? Have you bought a t-shirt that had an interesting illustration or seen stores selling “Graphic T’s”?  Come explore how to use a camera to photograph and edit digital images using Photoshop, and/or create computer animations with sound. Bring in a USB drive and take your creations home to share with your family and friends!

March 5-14 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Create a product during this introduction to Engineering Design (PLTW) and Westpoint Bridge Design course! Students will be introduced to both software applications and will leave the program with drawings and physical models they designed.

March 5-14 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Manufacturing Engineering

Want to weld? Students will be introduced to MIG welding, virtual welding trainers, a robotic electronic circuit assembly, soldering, and will take a project home.

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Do you ever wonder how celebrities look so good? Step into the world of cosmetology and explore the latest trends in men’s and women’s hair, nail & skin care. Experience makeup application techniques, participate in manicures, and learn some new tricks so you can style your hair like a pro.

March 5-14 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

The Happiness in Healthcare

Helping people and treating your body right brings happiness to those working in the field of healthcare. In this program, you will learn First Aid, how to help a choking victim, and you will learn about the body. You will look at how the blood flows, how our body moves, study the brain, learn about germs, and start to understand changes that come with aging. The field of health assisting spans a wide variety of topics, so come experience some of what a field in healthcare could mean for you.

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

The Importance of Plumbing

Come explore where clean drinking water comes from and where it goes after we use it! Students will study the plumbing trade and the important role it plays in protecting the health of our nation. Through this experience, students will learn to solder, thread, and make simple connections using copper, PVC, and steel pipe. Plumbing is important, come see why!

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

Get excited about this introduction to programming in Java course! Students will be introduced to the basics of programmatic thinking and will review and practice core components such as loops, arrays, and classes, as part of the Java programming language. By the end of the course, students should feel comfortable writing simple programs.

March 19-28 | M&W | 4:15-6:15pm | $100

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Refund Policy: A $10 processing fee will be charged for all refunds. Full refunds, minus the $10 processing fee, will be issued when a student withdraws from a course no later than the Monday February 19, 2018. A 75% refund, minus the $10 processing fee, will be issued to students withdrawing later than Monday February 19, 2018 and prior to the second class. No refunds will be issued after the second class.

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