Summer community programs at Austin Community College

Summer is just around the corner and Austin Community College (ACC) has a few options grade school and potential students can consider.

Pre-Med Summer Youth Academy

Juniors and seniors in high school interested in pursuing pre-medical programs at the university level can register to join the Pre-Med Summer Youth Academy offered at Highland Business Center (5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.).

Students will select among seven core subject areas including medical surgery, organic chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and more to prepare for medical school prerequisite courses and learn about careers in health science. Students may enroll in up to four classes. Enrollment is $250 per class. Scholarships may be available.

A letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher is required. Students must submit by Friday, May 5. For more information, contact Lonnie Villarino, program coordinator, at lvillari@austincc.edu or call 512-223-7526.

Game Worlds Video Game Camp

ACC is partnering with Game Worlds to provide Video Game Camps designed for the budding video game entrepreneur. Students ages 10-18 learn video game skills in programming, art, design, audio, and business development.

Sessions are held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Highland Business Center (5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.) and include lunch, snacks, and Friday night pizza party.

Enrollment in the Game World Camp is $650. A deposit of $150.00 is required at the time of registration. For more information, visit the ACC STEM camps website or contact Maria Coleman, program coordinator, at maria.coleman@austincc.edu or call 512-223-7662.

Science Mill Summer Camp (NOW entirely filled)

Students in grades 6 through 8 interested in learning about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are encouraged to explore their inner scientist at the Science Mill Summer Camp. The tuition-free camp will be held Monday, July 24 through Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eastview Campus (3401 Webberville Rd.).

Students will explore different STEM careers each day as they examine the world of microbes with a microscope they will build and keep, investigate clues to solve a crime, program robots to face challenges, and much more.

For information and to register, contact Loretta Edelen at edelen@austincc.edu or 512-223-5106.

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