OJC Outreach

OJC Outreach

Community Outreach

STEAM Summer Camps

OJC Summer Camp Workshops

In an effort to support our local students and community, OJC is excited to launch several new outreach workshops. During the month of July, we will offer special workshops for students and adults interested in various areas ranging from science and the arts to resume building and social media strategies.


Registration is based on a first come basis.



OJC Youth Workshops ~ July 22, 23, 24, 25, 2019 &
OJC Adult Workshops July 29, 30, 31, 2019

These workshops, taught by OJC faculty and staff, will expose students and community members to interesting topics of interest.. If this sounds fun, then register today this years OJC Summer Camp Workshops. Choose workshops from the list below.

OJC Youth Workshops 2019 ~ Course Descriptions

STEM DayCome join the fun at Otero Junior College on July 22 - 25, 2019. You can select different courses from the OJC Youth Workshop catalog (see course descriptions below). Registration fee is $5.00 per course. Registration is limited so hurry to make your choice.

OJC Youth Workshops Course Descriptions

2019 OJC Workshops Catalog


Workshop 1: Communication is Key!
Monday, July 22 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Discover how communication is key to our interpersonal relationships and in our public speaking endeavors. OJC Arts and Humanities Faculty will lead fun, interactive, and engaging activities – all involving communication!

Workshop 2: Is the Baby Okay? Using Chemical Analysis in the Medical Laboratory
Monday, July 22 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

In this workshop, students will use spectrophotometry to test amniotic fluid to determine the amount of fetal distress caused by an incompatible Rh factor.  Students will prepare standard curves and test unknowns, and they will then plot the unknowns on graphs using excel. The science of a mother's immune system attacking the fetus will be demonstrated.  By interpreting the amount of fetal distress, students will learn what interventions physicians can take to save the baby. This workshop combines the science of Chemistry with how clinical laboratories use techniques to diagnose and treat patients. This workshop will appeal to any student interested in Chemistry and/or medicine.

Workshop 3: Art & Psychology: Creative Art Activities for Self-Exploration
Tuesday, July 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

(CAPPED AT 10 PARTICIPANTS) Join us for a session in learning more about yourself through arts and crafts activities. No artistic abilities are needed as you learn to express your feelings, emotions and future goals through different art mediums. The goal will be to spark your journey toward self-discovery, as well as learning some new ways to manage stress and negative emotions. Please bring and old shirt for painting, and a willingness to have fun and be creative. All other supplies will be provided.

Workshop 4: Summer Tune-Up for Instrumental Students
Tuesday, July 23 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Work with OJC Music Faculty to get “back in shape” for the upcoming school year. Topics include warm ups, good technique, and musicality, all aimed to prepare students for school.

Workshop 5: Theatre in Its Guises: What Makes a Theatrical Performance?
Wednesday, July 24 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Dive into the world of theatre, from development to the performance process, to better understand the choices theatre artists make. Then, step into the world of theatre with example performances, acting exercises, and the chance to write and share a brief scene with the assistance of OJC Arts and Humanities Faculty.

Workshop 6: Writing for the News
Thursday, July 25 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Learn to write in different styles for the press, including informative news stories, entertainment pieces, and opinion columns.

Workshop 7: Education 101
Thursday, July 25 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Take a glimpse inside the world of K-12 teaching!  Through hands-on activities and whole group discussions, students will examine what it’s like to be an educator in a rural setting.


OJC Adult Workshops 2019 ~ Course Descriptions

STEM DayCome join the fun at Otero Junior College on July 29, 30, 31. You can select different courses from the OJC Adult Workshop catalog (see course descriptions below). Registration fee is $10.00 per course. Registration is limited so hurry to make your choice..

OJC Adult Workshops Course Descriptions

2019 OJC Workshops Catalog


Workshop 1: Effective Social Media Strategies in Advertising and Business
Monday, July 29 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join OJC’s Social Media and Recruitment Coordinator to learn what companies with effective social media campaigns are doing to build a large, loyal following. Highlighted companies will include Wendy’s, Nike, and Charmin. Looking in to these productive social media campaigns will give you an idea of best practices to reach your target audience through a social media marketing campaign.

Workshop 2: Under the Stars
Tuesday, July 30 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The “Under the Stars” workshop will be a short introduction to the modern state of astronomical study.  It will include some online activities as well as experiences with a solar telescope, other solar equipment, optical telescopes and radio telescopes.  If weather permits, we will spend considerable time looking at objects in the sky and learning about future research to answer looming questions about the nature of the universe.

Workshop 3: Intro to Sound Engineering
Wednesday, July 31 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

An introduction to sound production for those who are interested in the learning the basic foundation of audio engineering and how to operate minimal equipment such as a microphone, cable cord, and sound board for small, live sound projects. This is a great introductory workshop for those interested in volunteering for church services, community activities, or obtaining basic knowledge of sound engineering.

Workshop 4: Making a Professional Brand: Your Resume, Interviewing Skills, and Social Media Presence
Wednesday, July 31 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Participants will learn about the importance of creating a professional brand for themselves in regards to their career and workforce aspirations. Adult learners will see how their resume, social media presence, and interviewing skills can be best used to create a personal brad. During this workshop, we will analyze the Top 5 best practices for creating awesome resumes, view examples of professional brands on social media, and practice interviewing skills.


Questions? For more information please contact:


Chelsea Herasingh Director of Learning Resources

Chelsea Herasingh

Director of Learning Commons & Educational Resources

Learning Commons
Phone: 719-384-6976

Hailey Wold Educational Resource Specialist

Hailey Wold

Educational Resource Specialist

Learning Commons
Phone: 719-384-6946