Hi all,
Just a reminder to let high school students / young adults, teachers, parents, and administrators know about Laney's great summer opportunities. Details are below and applications are available for the high school programs at http://Laney.edu/summer

For those specifically interested in manufacturing, the iDesign-MFG program, or the Electric Bike would be good programs to consider. But there are others from computer science, to culinary, to music.

And this is not just for Oakland students, we have students come from throughout the East Bay (and SF).


Note: While we’re looking for high school students to enroll into these programs, we also want young adults to check them out as well.

Mark Martin, PhD
Regional Director (Deputy Sector Navigator), Bay Area
Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development
California Community Colleges

(650) 248-7728

Laney Summer Institute for High School Students

This summer the Career Education Department at Laney College (Oakland) is offering a number of programs for interested students in the Bay Area.  

The programs range from 3 to 5 weeks long and are focused on learning about different career pathways while earning college credit through hands-on activities. There are five high school outreach programs, as well as regularly scheduled Laney classes. Applications for the HS outreach programs are available at http://Laney.edu/summer. If you're interested in one of the regularly scheduled Laney courses, you can enroll now (go to the bottom of this page to find information on where to register).

If you're a parent, teacher, counselor, or student that's not sure what they want to do yet, but you want to be kept informed, you can sign up for our updates at:


Michael Goldberg
(510) 464-3598

Mark Martin

-----------------------  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PRIORITY PROGRAMS -----------------------

 ** 1) iDesign-Manufacturing (MFG) 
Dates: June 18 - July 13 (4 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 9am - 4:30pm
Cost: FREE for high school students
College credit: 1.5 units
iDesign-MFG is a course where students will spend four weeks creating hands-on projects in carpentry, machining, wood technology, and new this year, biomanufacturing/food science. This is a great opportunity for you to try out different skilled trades programs to see if one of them might be a career path for you. Previous students have made rings, cutting boards, toolboxes, etc. The course is open to both high school students and recent grads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcQ9v4Z-iU8&feature=youtu.be (Note: we will not be doing the Trebuchet project this year but have plenty of other fun projects!)

   ** 2) Smart Home of the Future
Dates: June 25 - July 26 (5 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 9am - 3pm
Cost: FREE (high school students only)
College credit: 3 units
This Is a free summer program for incoming High School juniors & seniors to gain an introduction to green careers, sustainability and energy efficiency principles, while learning math & science skills with hands-on and real-life applications, and getting both high school and college credit! There are great field trips to learn about energy efficiency in buildings and how they work.  

   ** 3) Electric Bicycles Project  
Dates: June 25 - July 26 (5 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 9am - 3pm
Cost: FREE (high school students only): 
College credit: 4 units
Have fun learning how to convert your bicycle to an E-BICYCLE. Join this special training and see how we will bring together different fields such as electrical technology, engineering, chemistry, and physics to convert a pedal bicycle to an electric bike in this fun project. You’ll learn to apply electrical concepts to circuits, measurement of voltage, principles of solar electricity development, energy storage systems, and principles of motors.  

 ** 4) Computer Science UPGRADE program 
Dates: June 18 - July 26 (6 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 7:45am – 1pm with industry trips on Friday.
Cost: FREE (high school students only): 
College credit: 5 units.
The UPGRADE program’s mission is to introduce a diverse group of high school and community college students to Information Communication Technology (ICT) careers, while providing a structured introduction to college and higher education success techniques. This computer science course (CIS 5) has a hands-on curriculum centered around the Raspberry Pi Micro-computer and Windows Lab computers. Topics includes but are not limited to the Raspberry Pi 2, computer hardware, computer peripherals, command line navigation, file system fundamentals, file manipulation, Web design / programming, Python programming, and computer science fundamentals. Free breakfast and lunch are provided. This program also includes an Orientation to College Success counseling class, trips to technology companies, guest speakers, and financial literacy curriculum. 

 ** 5) iCreate Digital Media 
Dates: June 18 - July 13 (4 weeks), Mon-Thurs, 1 pm –5:30 pm
Cost: FREE (high school students only): 
College credit: 2 units

-----------------------  Regularly scheduled Laney COURSES  -----------------------

The courses below are regularly scheduled Laney summer courses open to all. We've selected these as great courses for young adults to learn more  about these careers. All of these courses meet during the standard Laney summer term (June 18 - July 26 on various days).  These will not require a special application. But you will need to apply for a Laney student ID first, then you can enroll in the course. Go to: http://web.peralta.edu/admissions/question/ 

Enrollment opens April 15.

ARCH 104A Beginning CAD (3)
ART20         Beginning Drawing and Comp. (3)
ART50         Beginning Painting(3)
ART80         Beginning Ceramics (3)
ART100       Beginning Printmaking (3)
BIO75          Fundamentals of Biotechnology (2)
COSM 245   Intro to Cosmetology (2)
CUL203       Intro to Baking(4)
CUL 234      Intro to Cooking Techniques (4)
DANCE 64   Jazz Dance 1 (1)
DANCE 68   Modern Dance 1 (1)
DANCE 76   West African Dance 1 (1)
GRART 231  Intro to Graphic Design (3)
PHOTO 10   Basic Photography (2)
PHOTO 70   Intro to Digital Photography (2)