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    Summer Skills Center

    Registration for the Seattle Skills Center summer program is now closed.

    The Summer Skills Center Program provides FREE Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses to Seattle Public Schools students entering 9th through 12th grade in September. 

    Summer courses take place weekdays from July 9th until August 3, 2018. Classes are held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. daily. Please keep in mind, you may not take a course you have already taken.

    Intro to Aerospace Technology
    Seattle is home to the world's greatest aircraft company and many of its supporting industries. In this course students will learn how to build, service, and modify aircraft and aircraft components.
    Location: Rainier Beach High School

    Intro to Automotive Technology
    Learn basic vehicle maintenance and safety requirements in the automotive industry. Students will participate in hands-on learning, field trips, and guest speakers from related industries.
    Location: West Seattle High School

    Intro to Computer Animation (Cyber Camp)
    Learn about digital art, animation, and gaming at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment! Get acquainted with C programming and create a simple video game in Unity.
    Location: Ballard High School, Seattle Center Armory

    Intro to Computer Applications
    Students are introduced to software products used in business today, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Apply these skills to resume building, career search, and college readiness.
    Location: South Lake High School, Seattle World School

    Intro to Construction Trades
    This course covers both residential and commercial construction with an emphasis on job site safety. Students will focus on employability skills, problem-solving, trainability, team building, and will work on a tiny house for the homeless.
    Location: Rainier Beach High School

    Intro to Culinary Arts
    Learn various cooking techniques during hands-on food production labs. Increase your knowledge of the culinary industry, learning about various occupations within this broad area.
    Location: Ballard High School, Rainier Beach High School, Roosevelt High School, West Seattle High School

    Intro to Engineering
    Prepare for a hands-on opportunity for students to explore problem-solving skills. Students work from sketching simple geometric shapes to applying a solid modeling computer software package.
    Location: Roosevelt High School

    Intro to Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services
    This course introduces students to careers as firefighters and other emergency services careers. It includes instruction in firefighting equipment operation and maintenance, and principles of fire science.
    Location: Rainier Beach High School

    Intro to Graphic Arts
    This course serves as a fusion between technical skill and graphic mastery. Students will learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign) effectively and learn to apply the principles of graphic design to a variety of print-based graphic design projects.
    Location: Ballard High School, West Seattle High School

    Intro to Horticulture
    This course introduces the student to the general field of Environmental Horticulture. The students will have the opportunity to learn through direct experiences through hands on learning at the Nathan Hale Urban Farm and gain insight into related careers, including agricultural research, farming, public service, greenhouse/nursery management, business and entrepreneurship, landscape design, and environmental science.
    Location: Nathan Hale High School

    Intro to Interpretation/Translation
    Students will learn the fundamental career and professional skills of interpreting and translation. This course is for students who speak two languages (one of them must be English) and are interested in helping others communicate. The course introduces students to a wide variety of interesting careers requiring knowledge of more than one language and culture. Students will use the skills of a professional interpreter while learning about the ethics of translation and interpreting.
    Location: Seattle World School

    Intro to Maritime Vessel Operations
    This course blends modern and traditional seamanship skills. Hands-on learning in navigation, engine maintenance, and vessel handling, while exploring a range of in-demand maritime careers.
    Location: Seattle Maritime Academy in Ballard

    Intro to Medical Careers
    Participate in project-based learning, increasing your knowledge of the various fields of medical careers including nurse assisting, health science, and medical assisting.
    Location: John Marshall Building, West Seattle High School

    Intro to Molecular Biology Research Techniques
    Students interested in research but don’t have prior lab experience, this is for you! Intro to Molecular Biology & Research Techniques is a course aimed at teaching high school students about basic techniques in molecular biology. Students will perform various techniques including gel electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, DNA purification, and other selected topics.
    Location: Ballard High School

    Intro Multimedia Broadcasting (radio)
    Learn about the various types of multi-media and how media can be used to reach a wide range of audiences. Learn about career opportunities.
    Location: Nathan Hall High School

    Intro to Recording Arts
    Learn about designing and producing sound recordings for a variety of multimedia and popular musical forms. In this summer course, students will gain familiarity with sound equipment operation and maintenance while exploring music, dialogue, and sound effects recording.
    Location: South Lake High School

    Intro to Teaching Academy/Careers in Education
    Through hands-on learning, this course will provide students an introduction to the many opportunities and career options in the education field, including childcare and teaching.
    Location: South Lake High School

    Intro to Video Production
    Explore how artists communicate through a variety of digital formats! Students interested in film or animation production will create a short documentary in order to gain experience with creative software while learning 21st-century skills necessary for success in the industry.
    Location: Seattle World School