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Tech Camp 2020 is a unique opportunity for current high school  sophomores and juniors to participate in a four-day, hands-on technology class at southern New England’s largest technical university. The program offers a wonderful opportunity to explore some of today’s top technical careers.

Tech Camp 2020 will run from Monday, July 6 – Thursday, July 9.  The total cost is a $100.00 non-refundable registration fee. The non-refundable registration fee is the only cost families will pay. There are no other costs to attend the camp. 

Students will be in class from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily.  Lunch will be provided.  Students may choose to attend one of the following camps.

Click on one of the following Tech Camps to register:

Architectural Building Engineering Technology
Students will explore the creative process of architecture by applying design theory to a student’s own building design. Activities will be conducted in the NEIT Architectural Design Studio and will include the study of architectural design theory, architectural history, building programming, and building design. Students will also be introduced to CAD programs including Revit and Sketch. Students will use the programs to transform their designs into 3D presentation renderings.

Building Commercial Mechanical Systems: Explore Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Cooling
Students will explore the careers of plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling. Student will explore how mechanical systems in buildings operate and how the professionals install, control and operate these sophisticated systems.

Digital Media Production: Audio Production
Students will work with NEIT audio equipment while exploring the skills and background necessary to create a music production in the recording studio.

Automotive Technology
Students will explore both basic vehicle maintenance as well as advanced technology such as scan tools, performing in-depth diagnostic testing and recommended repair procedures. Students may explore aspects of automotive collision including air brushing and Chassis dynamometer highlighting the horsepower cars develop at the rear axle.

Criminal Justice
Students will learn about how the Criminal Justice system operates in contemporary society and will participate in exciting hands-on training in areas of crime scene investigation, police operations, criminal forensics, firearms and corrections. Expected activities include fingerprinting, evidence gathering and processing, footwear and shoe impression castings, and mock cell extraction. In addition, there will be demonstrations from area professionals including the RI State Police K-9 Unit and RI State Department of Corrections.

Electronics, Robotics and Drones Technology; Intro to Drone/UAV Technology
Students will be introduced to the evolving field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, and referred to as a remotely piloted vehicle (RPV). Topics will include drone aerodynamics, mechanical and electrical/electronic systems. Students will discuss and demonstrate integrated videography, still photography and utilizing FPV (First Person Video).

Digital Media Production: Video Production
Students will work with NEIT video equipment while exploring the skills and background necessary to develop a video.

Information Technology: Build a Mobile App
In Build a Mobile Information App students will be introduced to basic programming and problem-solving concepts by learning the block-based programming language Thunkable. Instead of using traditional program code, Thunkable uses visual representations of actions connected together into "blocks" of code. After learning the basics of Thunkable, students will also be introduced to basic design principles while choosing a topic for their self-made mobile app. The course will conclude with students building a mobile information app around the topic of their choice using Thunkable. No prior programming experience is necessary for this course and Thunkable is a free language which can be accessed and used as long as an internet connection is present, so students can continue to use and create with Thunkable after the conclusion of the course. Materials required: mobile phone with wifi capabilities for mobile app testing, external storage/flash drive device.

Information Technology: Cybersecurity
Students will be introduced to a Raspberry Pi environment as well as get a Linux operating system running. Students will learn about DOS attach and brute force concepts.

Information Technology: Video Game Design/Development
Students will explore the evolution of game design using vintage gaming consoles, modern game development tools and cutting edge virtual reality technologies. In addition students will utilize game engines, scripting languages and industry standard art and animation tools to further understand how video games are produced.

Graphics, Multimedia and Web Design: Photography
Students will use Canon digital SLR cameras to learn basic photographic composition. Images will then be organized and edited using the latest Adobe software. Students will also explore studio photography using a variety of lighting tools such as soft boxes and off-camera flash units.

Respiratory Care
Students will be introduced to the assessment and treatment of Respiratory Care disorders such as Asthma. Students will listen to breath sounds, learn and perform the basic skills of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including chest compressions, airway and breathing management including the use of respiratory care equipment.


To learn more about Tech Camps, contact:

Erin Flynn
New England Institute of Technology
One New England Tech Boulevard
East Greenwich, RI 02818

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Flynn at eflynn@neit.edu

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