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MATC to Offer Free Summer Camps in TV/Video Production and Information Technology for High School Students

June 3, 2015

High school students 16 years of age and older are invited to participate in free week-long camps in TV and video production and in information technology at Milwaukee Area Technical College's Downtown Milwaukee and Oak Creek campuses this summer.

The TV and Video Production Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 15-19, in the C-Building at MATC's Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 1036 N. 8th St. Students will work in Milwaukee Public Television studios, and will train with professional studio and field video equipment. They will learn to run cameras, audio, video switchers and to develop graphics. Students will study lighting and sound techniques, set up field production equipment, shoot outside the studios and use professional editing equipment. The course will be considered for an advanced standing credit upon enrollment at MATC.

The Information Technology Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 20-23, at MATC's Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave. Students will be introduced to computer hardware and software using Raspberry Pi2, which is a fully functional, credit-card-sized computer used to teach the fundamentals of computer hardware and programming. Participants will learn the basics of computers, computer networking, programming, coding and logic. They will use Scratch and Sonic Pi programming tools to gain basic coding skills and will create Raspberry Pi projects to reinforce basic computer hardware and software concepts.

Students must be at least 16, and have written parental permission. Female students are particularly encouraged to attend as they are underrepresented in both fields. The registration deadline is Wednesday, June 10, for the TV and Video Production Camp;and Monday, July 13, for the Information Technology Camp. For more information and to obtain a permission and class registration form, call (414) 297-7334, or write amruten@matc.edu.