JWCC’s JDUB Academy Offering Fun and Challenging Online Classes this Fall

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September 8, 2020

John Wood Community College’s Community Based Outreach has expanded JDUB Academy to include classes this fall. The courses are part of the program’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) curriculum to encourage hands-on learning to children.

All classes will be provided online, with a total of four classes to choose from for kids age 8-14. Programs to be offered include the following:

YouTube Content Creators give students an opportunity to develop content, an on-camera presence and channel branding to launch their own YouTube channel. A webcam is required for this course.

ROBLOX Makers provides students the power to work with virtual tools real developers use to create 3D models, characters and animation techniques in their own ROBLOX world.

Coding Academy will explore a series of coding languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python through introductory projects and design challenges.

Minecraft Redstone Engineers will give students familiar with Minecraft a chance to construct their own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters and attractions using Command and Structure blocks.

“Students of all ages enjoy the fun and technical challenges of these classes,” said Kathleen Rodgers, manager of career services and community based outreach. “We look forward to providing students with exciting educational and creative opportunities.”

The cost of each class is $100, a reduced rate thanks the John Wood Community College Foundation. For a complete list of classes and descriptions, or to register for classes, visit jwcc.edu/jdubacademy.

For more information, contact JWCC’s Community Based Outreach at 217.641.4941 or email cbo@jwcc.edu.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.