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AfterZone Internship: Youth Development  Training
ACN1028
Get ready to make yourself marketable for summer employment. Learn the basics of working with elementary and middle school students and become a trained youth worker. This course will introduce you to building community, how to be an active listener, and a positive role model for young people. This course allows students to practice their learned skills by taking on an intern position with the middle school program, AfterZone. Students will co-facilitate lessons, continue their training with field experts, and prepare for interviews via resume writing and mock interviews for potential summer job placements. This is a yearlong program, eligible for one full credit.

College & Career Connections 

Teaching Pathway: Students engage in methods training frameworks designed by the Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Topics covered include building community, elements of positive youth development, active & cooperative learning and reframing conflict. Additionally, students will engage with youth development field experts including coaches, RIC professors, and community based organizations who provide programming in the AfterZone.  

Related Career Fields: Youth development, education 


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RIPTA bus passes will be given out to students who need them on the first day of class. 

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Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 5/7/19 Schedule: Tuesdays from 3:00-6:00pm
Credits Credits: 1 High School Credit
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Audio Design
DMP 103
This introductory course provides students with a foundation for working with digital audio. The primary focus of this course will be on the proper use and selection of recording equipment and microphones, as well as the manipulation of sounds. Students will use Adobe Audition and Avid ProTools DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software. Students will gain a greater understanding of the use and importance of sound in Digital Media Production. The class will explore preparing a soundtrack, mixing multiple audio tracks, and “sweetening” existing tracks using Digital Signal Processing. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Schedule: Tuesday 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Credits Credits: 2 Quarter College Credits
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Boys & Girls Club:MIT APP Inventor
ACN 1025
In MIT App Inventor, students learn basic computer science concepts, coding, and computer programming. App Inventor empowers beginners and non-programmers to create mobile applications. In this course, students use the mobile programming language, App Inventor, to program Android tablets and smartphones. The only limit on the types of apps Students will learn to build is their own imagination!

*Prerequisite:  Must have completed 9th grade.

College & Career Connections 

STEM Pathway: Students will learn the basics of computer science as well as develop an original app that solves a problem in their community. 

Related Career Fields: Computer Science, code development, informatics 



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Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 1/16/19 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Credits Credits: 0.5 High School Credit
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Brown University: After School Model United Nations Program (ASMUP)
ACN 1027
The United Nations is where countries come together to cooperate on solving global issues. Students will debate and propose solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time including climate change, the refugee crisis, and educational inequality. Students will have the opportunity to attend a Model UN conference at Brown University in November with high school students from all over the world. In preparation for debate, students will acquire tools to aid in research, professional writing, leadership, and public speaking that can be universally applied to their high school and college careers.

College & Career Connections 

Humanities & World Languages Pathway: By the end of the semester, students will be able to propose solutions to specific global issues addressed in their BUSUN committee in both their position paper and a presentation of their research. 

Related Career Fields: Public Health, Humanities, Sociology, Government, Law 


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Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/19/18 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays from 4:00 - 6:00pm
Credits Credits: 0.5 High School Credit
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Computer and Networking Fundamentals
NE 115
This course provides a technical overview of computers and computer networking used in business. Hands on exercises are provided to give students experience with basic computer and network activities. The content serves as a technical foundation for later courses in the Network Engineering and Software Engineering programs. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Schedule: Monday & Wednesday 4:45 PM - 6:25 PM
Credits Credits: 3 Quarter College Credits
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Digital Graphics I
GMW 112
Students who take this course will develop a working knowledge of how 2D images are manipulated on the desktop, using Adobe Photoshop. Topics consist of: image creation, retouching, color correction, and compositing images together to form a final design. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 4:45 PM - 6:25 PM
Credits Credits: 3 Quarter College Credits
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Digital Photography I
GMW 100
This course introduces GMW students to the technology and techniques of digital image creation using SLR cameras. Starting with “what is digital” theory and principles, this course will train students in basic digital still camera photography, composition, and storage technique. It will then continue with each student shooting and editing their own photo essay, to be used as a first portfolio piece. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Schedule: Monday & Wednesday 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Credits Credits: 4 Quarter College Credits
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
DownCity Designers: Design Studio
ACN1011
In DownCity Designers, students will work together to design a new structure to improve a public space like a park, school, or playground in Providence. We will learn about the design process while investigating our chosen project site and figuring out what we can build to improve it. Learn basic architectural techniques like drawing and making small-scale models in order to develop your design ideas, and gain an introduction to 3D modeling design software. You will also learn to trust and depend on a community of peers as you compete in design challenges that flex your creative muscle!

College & Career Connections 

STEM Pathway: Students will learn about the architectural design process and learn basic architectural techniques like drawing and making small scale models. Students will also gain an introduction to 3D modeling design software. 

Related Career Fields: Architecture, design, pre-engineering, mathematics 

Connection to Other ACN Courses: DownCity Design hopes to offer a spring course called "Build Studio." In this course students will work together to build structures designed by students in the Fall course to improve a public space in Providence. Students will learn basic construction skills, including how to work with a variety of materials, hand tools and motorized tools to construct and build life size, durable structures. The intention of keeping these courses seperate is because of the different course content and objectives. Students who attend the Fall course focus on the architectural design process, while the spring course focuses on construction. Not all students want to be part of both processes. 


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Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/19/18 Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:15 - 5:00pm
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Exploring Environmental Careers with the Roger Williams Park Zoo
ACN1029
Do you like animals and nature? Care about the environment? Come discover what career options there are for animal- and nature-lovers! Join us in exploring career related to work with animals (there will be no direct contact with exhibit animals), conservation and education. These jobs will allow you to succeed using your passion while helping the environment! Please note: Class will meet at Juanita Sanchez High School, and each week group will go on excursions to the zoo and other field locations.

*Prerequisite:  Must have completed 9th grade.

College & Career Connections 

STEM Pathway: The goal of this program is to enlighten students to their career choices in environmental fields, including working with domestic and wild animals, conservation, and education. Students will learn about different careers through multiple field visits and guest speakers. The students will work on final projects about an environmental topic and a career that addresses that issue. 

Related Career Fields: Environmental science, zoology, biology, animal care, environmental justice 

 

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Dates Dates: Begins 10/2/18 Ends 1/17/19 Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00pm
Credits Credits: 0.5 High School Credit
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Forensics 1
CJ 120
This course focuses on basic police science theories and techniques and introduces students to crime scene investigation and the analysis of physical evidence typically found at crime scenes. The focus is on crime scene management, recognition, documentation, collection, preservation and processing of crime scene evidence. Students will work in an actual forensic laboratory and on a simulated crime scene. The laboratory component will allow students to employ practical application skills of the forensic topics studied. Assignments from this course will be incorporated into the student’s portfolio. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Schedule: Monday & Wednesday 4:30PM - 6:40PM
Credits Credits: 0.5 High School Credit and 4 Quarter College Credits
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Interior Design: Color and Composition
ID 134
This course will introduce students to the theory and technical properties of color relative to composition and light. Through assigned vignettes and projects, students will explore the functions of color and its use to create desired human response and comfort, perceptions, form and space. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Tues. 4:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Credits Credits: 0.5 High School Credit and 3 Quarter College Credits
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
Introduction to Careers in Health
MAA 111
Course description: This class is designed as an introductory course for students seeking a career in health care. The course will cover broad topics that are important to any practitioner in healthcare. Students will learn basic skills of accountability, communication, interacting with the consumer, confidentiality, and roles of various health caregivers. All students will be expected to participate in interviews from the following disciplines- surgical technology, respiratory therapy, medical lab technology, clinical care manager, or rehab science. More
Dates Dates: Begins 10/1/18 Ends 12/14/18 Schedule: Monday and Wednesday 4:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Credits Credits: 3 Quarter College Credits and 0.5 High School Credit
Location Location:
Closed Enrollment
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