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Community Education

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The University Center Gaylord offers a wide variety of community education classes for youth and adults who wish to expand their learning and skills through non-college credit courses that are available throughout the year. Course offerings have included Computer classes...Beginner, Word, EXCEL, Powerpoint, Quickbooks, Foreign Languages, Photography, Dog obedience training, Financial topics, Summer adventure classes for kids and More!

Interested in a particular subject for life long learning??  Let us know by calling 989 705 3700.

 

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Summer Kid's Programs



The Secrets of Sound Recording, grades 9-12

Students in grades 9 through 12 will enjoy hands-on audio engineering in a classroom converted into a professional recording studio.  When completed, each student will walk away with a CD of their own mix of a song and a radio commercial.

Class/Event Code:  SSRPMSum14
When:  From 07/07/2014 through 07/11/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  1:00-4:00pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $95.00

The Secrets of Sound Recording, grades 6,7,8

Students in grades 6 through 8 will enjoy hands-on audio engineering in a classroom converted into a professional recording studio.  When completed, each student will walk away with a CD of their own mix of a song and a radio commercial.

Class/Event Code:  SSRAMSum14
When:  From 07/07/2014 through 07/11/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - Noon
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $95.00

Where The Wild Things Go

About the Course: Students in grades 5th through 8th will truly enjoy this introductory course to animal ecology, wildlife and wild places. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  WTWTGSu14
When:  From 07/21/2014 through 07/25/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Mean Green Fighting Machines

About the Course: Students in grades 5th through 8th will truly enjoy exploring natural areas, engaging in hands-on activities, playing games such as Invader Tag and doing field experiments to gain a deeper understanding of how plants are the true rulers of the world we live in. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  MGFMSu14
When:  From 06/30/2014 through 07/03/2014
Days:  Monday through Thurs
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Where the River Runs

About the Course: Back by popular demand, this class is a week long river day camp for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to explore the wonders of rivers through indoor and outdoor activities. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  WRRSu14
When:  From 08/11/2014 through 08/15/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Exploring the Deep

About the Course: Students in 7th through 9th grades will have an opportunity to jump in feet first to a deeper understanding of fresh-water lakes, with hands-on activities, field experiments and a one-day field trip to a local lake. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  EDSu14
When:  From 07/28/2014 through 08/01/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

To Conserve?That Is The Question

About the Course: Students going into 8th, 9th and 10th grades will spend the week investigating some of the different underlying values that surround conservation issues. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  TCTQSu14
When:  From 08/04/2014 through 08/08/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Wonders of Wetlands

About the Course: Students in 6th through 8th grades will be introduced to the wonders of wetlands through hands-on activities, fauna and flora scavenger hunts, and other fun experiences. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  WWSu14
When:  From 06/23/2014 through 06/27/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 3:30pm
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Scratch - Create Your Own Online Game

About the Course: Scratch is a programming language and an online community where students can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. This course is open to students in grades 4, 5 and 6.  

Class/Event Code:  SCOGAMSu14
When:  From 07/07/2014 through 07/11/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 11:00am
Duration:  2 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $80.00

Scratch - Create Your Own Online Game

About the Course: Scratch is a programming language and an online community where students can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. This course is open to students in grades 4, 5 and 6.  

Class/Event Code:  SCOGPMSu14
When:  From 07/07/2014 through 07/11/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  1:00pm-3:00pm
Duration:  2 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $80.00

Creative Storytelling Through Video

About the Course: Students in grades 6th through 12th will learn to create short video projects using modern video equipment to hone their interviewing and storytelling skills. In addition to the week-long program Aug 11-15, the students will have a final wrap-up meeting on Saturday August 22 to review their projects.

Class/Event Code:  CSTV SU14
When:  From 08/11/2014 through 08/15/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday, plus one Saturday 8/22/14
Times:  12:30pm - 4:30pm
Duration:  4 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Explorations in Science

Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will engage in various scientific activities in Chemistry and Biology, as well as Anatomy and Physiology. Chemistry experiments, investigating Nature, and dissections will be included in this course. Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  ESSu14
When:  From 07/29/2014 through 08/01/2014
Days:  Tuesday through Friday
Times:  10:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:  5 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $100.00

Creative Nature Writing I, Grades 6-8

About the Course: This class is designed for the casual or aspiring writer, in grades 6th through 8th.  The intent of the class is to encourage students to experiment with nature, method and voice, venturing into the wide-open.

Class/Event Code:  CNWISum14
When:  From 08/04/2014 through 08/08/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  Noon-2:00pm
Duration:  2 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $80.00

Creative Nature Writing II, Grades 9-12

This class is designed for the casual or aspiring writer, in grades 9th through 12th.  The intent of the class is to encourage students to experiment with nature, method and voice, venturing into the wide-open.

Class/Event Code:  CNWIISum14
When:  From 08/04/2014 through 08/08/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  2:00pm-4:00pm
Duration:  2 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $80.00

The Art of Math

About the Course: Students in 6th through 9th grades will explore the creative, fun side of math! Students are encouraged to bring their lunch each day.

Class/Event Code:  TAMSu14
When:  From 06/30/2014 through 07/03/2014
Days:  Monday through Thurs
Times:  9:30am - 3:30pm
Duration:  5 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $125.00

LEGO Robotics Engineering - Grades 3/4/5/ Level I A.M.

About the Course: The Level 1 class is an introduction to Lego Mindstorms.  The class will focus on introducing students to programming, using the Mindstorms software and working with basic sensors.  On the final day of class, students will use what they have learned to complete challenges of varying difficulty.

Class/Event Code:  LRLIAMS14 3/4/5
When:  From 07/14/2014 through 07/18/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - Noonpm
Duration:  3 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $125.00

LEGO Robotics Engineering - Grades 6/7/8 Level I P.M.

About the Course: The Level 1 class is an introduction to Lego Mindstorms.  The class will focus on introducing students to programming, using the Mindstorms software and working with basic sensors.  On the final day of class, students will use what they have learned to complete challenges of varying difficulty.

Class/Event Code:  LRLIPMS14 6/7/8
When:  From 07/14/2014 through 07/18/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  1:00pm -4:00pm
Duration:  3 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $125.00

LEGO Robotics Engineering - Grades 3/4/5 Level II AM

About the Course: The Level II class is intended for students entering grades 3, 4 & 5  who have experience with Lego Mindstorms. We will review the Mindstorms software, programming and working with the sensors. A majority of class time will focus on finding creative solutions to various challenges and staging competitions among teams.  

Class/Event Code:  LRLIIAMS14
When:  From 07/21/2014 through 07/25/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - Noon
Duration:  3 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $125.00

LEGO Robotics Engineering Level IIPM - Grades 6/7/8

About the Course: The Level II class is intended for students in grade 6, 7 &8  who have experience with Lego Mindstorms. We will review the Mindstorms software, programming and working with the sensors. A majority of class time will focus on finding creative solutions to various challenges and staging competitions among teams.  

Class/Event Code:  LRLIIPMS14
When:  From 07/21/2014 through 07/25/2014
Days:  Monday through Friday
Times:  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Duration:  3 hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $125.00

Aunt Shelley's Goat Camp - Summer 2014

About the Course: This class will introduce children ages 4-12 to pack goats, while also discovering and learning about the Otsego County Conservation Forest, located behind the County Courthouse buildings on the Yuill campus. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult for the entire class.

Class/Event Code:  ASGCSum14
When:  From 06/14/2014 through 06/14/2014
Days:  Saturday
Times:  10:00am - Noon pm
Duration:  2 hours
Location:  Entrance to the Otsego County Conservation Forest, off Livingston Blvd on the Yuill campus
Cost:   Starting at: $20.00

Graphic Arts



Digital Photography-Summer 2014

The objective of this class is to maximize the use of your camera controls to produce the best possible images. This class will cover a thorough review and demonstration of camera controls, learning and using storage devices for digital images, developing a compositional method, viewing images that illustrate strong compositional technique, image capture outdoors in the Gaylord area, examination of your images for compositional effectiveness, and storing "master files" on different devices.

Class/Event Code:  GAPSum14
When:  From 05/31/2014 through 06/21/2014
Days:  4 Saturdays
Times:  9:30 am - 11:30 am
Duration:  Two hours
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $120.00

Literature & Writing



Memoir Writing II-Winter 2014

Learn the essentials of crafting effective stories based on your life experiences. LMW14

Class/Event Code:  LMW14
When:  From 04/10/2014 through 04/24/2014
Days:  3 Thursdays
Times:  9:30 am - 11:30 am
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $49.00

Computers & Technology



Intro to the Internet-Spring 2014

This class is designed for the person who is just beginning to use Internet. We will discuss the most popular uses of the Internet today. You will learn short cuts to move around quickly and easily on the different web sites you have interest. CIIS14  

Class/Event Code:  CIIS14
When:  From 04/28/2014 through 04/28/2014
Days:  Monday
Times:  8:30 am - Noon
Location:  University Center Gaylord
Cost:   Starting at: $49.00

 

Terms and Conditions

All Community Education classes are taught by independent instructors who have chosen the dates, class size and cost.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be permitted if cancellation is received at least one full week prior to initial class date or if the class is cancelled. To cancel your registration, please call the University Center Gaylord office at 989-705-3700.

Credit Card Payments:  Credit cards will be charged at time of registration. In the event the class you have registered for is canceled, your credit card will be credited.

Pay by Check:  If paying by check, the University Center Gaylord, must receive full payment one week prior to the date the class begins. If payment has not been received, you will be dropped from the class. In the event the class is cancelled, a check will be sent to you.

Please send to:

University Center Gaylord
Attn: Community Education
80 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735

To insure timely updates and information pertaining to your class, please make sure your email address is accurate and active.