STEAM Camps

STEAM Camps

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math

STEAM Summer Camps

OJC Career Paths

In an effort to support our local students and the demand for more workforce development in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math disciplines (STEAM), the OJC STEAM in collaboration with several departments at OJC is excited to launch several new outreach programs. During the month of December OJC Career Paths will offer special courses and workshops for local students interested in exploring the career paths of their future.

 

OJC CAREER PATHS
Registration CLOSED for OJC Career Paths 2018
Registration will open November 2019 for next event.

 

OJC Career Paths ~ December 13, 2018

OJC Career Paths is an academic enrichment experience where middle school and high school students can select two courses from the OJC Career Paths catalog that are connected to a specific career or career path they desire. All students will also get an additional course in our “Makerspace” that will encompass a variety of different hands on activities. These 50-minute courses, taught by OJC faculty, staff, and community partners, will expose students to the college classroom and the coursework they’ll be doing to prepare for a particular career. If this sounds like it may suit your student, then register your student for this years OJC Career Paths.

OJC Career Paths 2018 ~ Course Descriptions

STEM DayCome join the fun at Otero Junior College on December 13, 2018. You can select two courses from the OJC Career Paths catalog (see course descriptions below). Courses are connected to a specific career or career path you desire. Registration fee is $5.00 per course. Registration is limited so hurry to make your choice.

OJC Career Paths Course Descriptions

2018 OJC Career Camps Catalog

 

Workshop 1: Steady Hands:

Biomedical Research, CSI, Paternity tests, Cancer Screening. What do each of these five career paths have in common? They all require laboratory skills! In this workshop you will learn pipetting basics and have a chance to load a gel like the real scientists do. You may realize it takes quite the steady hand to be precise.

This workshop is related to our Biology 111 course and other science courses offered at OJC. This workshop relates to multiple career fields, but is linked to the Crime Scene Investigator career from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration camps.

Workshop 2: Solving the Crime

Learn how to collect evidence, piece together clues, and solve a case based off a simulated crime. It is your duty to find out who done it and solve the crime. You will get a hands-on experience of how to gather evidence, conduct blood typing, and read fingerprints to match the suspect to the crime.

This workshop is related to our Immunohematology 141 class offered at OJC. This workshop relates to multiple career fields, but is linked to the Crime Scene Investigator and State Patrol careers from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration camps.

Workshop 3: Impromptu

Being able to communicate what you’re actually trying to say is important, so rehearsal is crucial. However, you don’t always get the chance to rehearse what you want to say. Whether a News Reporter, District Attorney, or Improv Actor/Actress or life in general it is important to communicate effectively and efficiently when there is no time to practice.

This workshop is related to our Communications 115 class offered at OJC. This workshop relates to multiple career fields, but is linked to the District Attorney and News Reporter careers from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration Camps.

Workshop 4: Human Body Systems in Action

Come explore the structure and function of the human body at multiple levels: individual cells, their coming together to form tissues, the organization of tissues into organs, organs working together as parts of organ systems, and finally how those organ systems support one another to maintain the body. Human anatomy and physiology is an essential course that develops the understanding of the physiological processes of the human body for careers in medicine, nursing, dentistry, chiropractic, surgery, biomedical engineering, physical therapy, laboratory technology, scientific writers, genetics, pharmacy, and radiographic technology. Come learn about your body using our models, iPad applications, and the 3D human cadaver Anatomage table.

This workshop is related to our Biology 201/202 class offered at OJC. This workshop relates to multiple career fields, but is linked to the Crime Scene Investigator, Chiropractor, Nurse, and Certified Nursing Assistant careers from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration Camps.

Workshop 5: EMT Ambulance Simulator

Learn the basic and advanced equipment along with the skills used for patient care on an ambulance run. EMTs and paramedics use a variety of equipment when transporting a patient. Take a ride in our Ambulance Simulator while going through the items needed to prepare for and transport a patient to the hospital. Some of the equipment you will see are an airway support equipment, a cardiac monitoring and defibrillation unit along with medication administration.

This workshop is related to our EMT program offer at OJC. This workshop relates to multiple careers in the EMT profession, but is linked to the Flight Medic career from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration Camps.

Workshop 6: Money, Money, Money

Money is great, especially when you understand how to invest, buy stocks, and budget. Money isn’t so great when you aren’t sure where or how to do those things. Join this workshop to experience the ins and outs of budgeting, buying stocks, and investing money through fun, hands-on activities. These are all things we should understand, but few do.

This workshop is related to our Accounting 121 and 122 classes offered at OJC. This workshop relates to multiple career fields, but is linked to the Financial Advisor career from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration Camps.

Workshop 7: Shaping Young Minds

Teaching isn’t just what it is chalked up to be. Teaching is so much more. Teachers are responsible for sculpting the minds of the future. At OJC, our Elementary Teacher program focuses on how to develop the classroom to fit the changing needs and trends of the students. This workshop will focus on the different teaching tools and techniques, like using technology and movement. This workshop is sure to get your wheels turning on how different techniques can sculpt the classroom and a child’s mind.

This workshop is related to our Elementary Education program classes offered at OJC and our partner, CU-Denver. This workshop relates to multiple career fields, but is linked to the Elementary Teacher career from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration Camps.

Workshop 8: Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance

A pharmacist is responsible for knowing every detail about a pharmaceutical drug. It’s not only about knowing what drug treats certain illnesses, but how they work in relation with other prescribed drugs and the other health problems that vary from patient to patient. A pharmacist must also understand the pharmaceutical quality assurance to know the effects it would have on the cost of drugs. Come to this workshop to experience a hands-on replication of a Pharmacists daily duties and knowledge.

This workshop is related to our Physics and Chemistry classes offered at OJC. This workshop relates to the Pharmacist career from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration Camps.

Workshop 9: Innocent until Proven Guilty

Innocent until proven guilty – a human right that we all possess in the United States. The right to an attorney is another. District Attorneys must defend, investigate, file criminal charges, and bring evidence before a jury. In this workshop, learn about and experience a simulation of the job duties of a District Attorney and the importance of Criminal Justice.

This workshop is related to our Criminal Justice 110 class offered at OJC. This workshop relates to multiple career fields, but is linked to the District Attorney career from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration Camps.

Workshop 10: Nursing Simulation Lab

Nurses are crucial in the care for a patient. Nurses are also needed in a variety of career fields. Discover some of the fundamental skills every nurse needs to obtain. Gain some hands-on experience with this engaging workshop from being involved in our simulation lab or activities that focus on the communication, restorative services, personal care skills, and safety and emergency care issues. If you have ever wondered what it may be like to be a nurse than this workshop is for you.

This workshop is related to our Nursing program offered at OJC. This workshop relates to the Registered Nurse and Certified Nursing Assistant careers from OJC’s Summer 2018 Career Exploration Camps.

 

OJC CAREER PATHS
Registration CLOSED for OJC Career Paths 2018
Registration will open November 2019 for next event.

 

Questions? For more information please contact:

  

Hailey Wold Educational Resource Specialist

Hailey Wold

Educational Resource Specialist

Learning Commons
Phone: 719-384-6946
Hailey.Wold@ojc.edu