San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2011
The College of Extended Studies at San Diego State University (SDSU) is offering unique summer teen academies this coming summer that will focus on providing campers with a behind-the-scenes experience in one of several possible future careers. Areas that will be explored include video game design, TV news production, and crime scene technology, among others.
The Teen CAMPX Career Exploration Academies are designed for high school students entering grades 9-12, and are held on campus at SDSU, giving participants a real feel for what it's like to learn at a major university. Each week-long camp is taught by an industry expert who guides the campers through a very unique learning experience that includes hands-on activities, field trips, and more. Camps are one week in length, from 8:30 am to 4 pm each day and will run between June 20 and August 12.
Below is a description of each camp.
Whodunnit? Crime Scene Technology
Discover the science and fun of careers in forensic technology. Learn to collect, preserve, and analyze evidence. From the tools used on the crime scene to procedures used in the lab, there's more to this field than what you've seen on TV (or in the movies). Tour the San Diego Sheriff's Crime Lab and learn from an experienced crime scene technician.
Justice Served: Lawyers, Judges, and More
Develop your public speaking, debate, and teamwork skills and expand your knowledge of the legal system. Learn about opening statements and closing arguments, meet guest speakers such
as public defenders, assistant district attorneys, or judges. Tour the San Diego Superior Courthouse and participate in a mock trial to take on the role of an investigator, attorney, or judge.
Tune In: TV News Production
How does the latest news get out to millions of viewers? Learn what it takes to be part of the action from TV news production studio industry experts at Channel 6 News and KPBS.
Some of the exciting careers in this evolving field include news anchors, writers, camera-operators, sound and video editors, designers, directors, and producers.
Level Up: Video Game Design and Production
Discover the process of designing and developing video games. Go behind the scenes at Sony Online Entertainment and learn the creative process of video game production from the experts. Explore both the artistic and business aspects of one of the world's most popular forms of
Rock On: The Business of Entertainment
Rock stars take center stage, but who else is on that tour bus, or taking care of business back at the office? Learn what working in the entertainment business is really like for performers, and everyone behind the scenes of music tours, stage productions, and event venues.
In Demand: Options in Health Careers
There's more to health care careers than doctors and nurses. Learn about the wide variety of options in the health care field. Whether you love working with people, animals, or in the lab, there's sure to be something for you in this diverse, high-demand industry.
Build It: Engineering Exploration
Find out about the exciting jobs available now, and in the future, in this high-growth industry. From working to save the environment to building bridges to designing robots or computers, there is no shortage of career opportunities for engineers.
Camps will also include fun activities available on the SDSU campus and a pizza party. Potential campers can find out more on Facebook at SDSU Teen CampX, or visit the Teen CampX website at http://www.neverstoplearning.net/teen for information and video of past camps, or contact SDSU at 619-265-SDSU.