Teen Tech Camps

5th Annual Summer Camps Return in June & July

Western Piedmont Community College invites area students ages 11 to 16 years old to participate in two summer camps at Foothills Higher Education Center.

“Digital Animation Camp,” offered on June 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, and July 1, will include education on Photoshop basics; introduction of Maya; 3D polygon modeling; freehand modeling; lights, textures and rendering, and animation basics. Each class will be held from 12 to 5 p.m.  Cost for the camp is $110 per student.  The registration deadline for the “Digital Animation Camp” is Friday, June 5, 2015.

“Sim and Game Camp” will meet on July 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 and 31.  Topics covered in this summer camp include introduction to two-dimension and three-dimension game graphics; level building and an introduction to scripting in Unity, and C# scripting game play.  Each class will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. Cost for the camp is $110 per student.  Registration deadline for the “Sim and Game Camp” is Thursday, July 2, 2015.

Each student and parent will meet camp instructors on the first day of camp in the lobby of the Foothills Higher Education Center.  Students will remain with instructors until parents/guardians return to receive students at the end of each camp session.

To enroll in one or both camps, please visit our online registration page.

On the registration form, please indicate which camp/s you would like to attend by adding the title and section number:

Digital Animation Camp: Section #: 44389

Sim & Game Camp: Section #: 44390

You may also enroll in person on WPCC’s Main Campus, Hildebrand Hall Advising Center, 1001 Burkemont Avenue, Morganton, NC. Walk in registrations are accepted only on Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.to 6 p.m. Those who arrive after 5 p.m. will need to pay with cash or check only. Students age 16 will be required to complete a Concurrent Enrollment Form when applying to attend the summer camps. This form must be signed by a high school counselor or the principal of the high school prior to entering the camps.

Western Piedmont offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Simulation and Game Development that prepares graduates for careers including Independent Contractors, Artists, Video Programmers, Game and Sound Design, Game Testers and Producers.  The College also offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Digital Effects and Animation Technology that prepares graduates for careers such as Graphic and Motion Graphic Design for Video and Web, 3-D Simulation and Visualization, Video Production, Freelance, and Marketing.  To learn more about the College curriculum in these areas, please contact Jonathan Crumpler jcrumpler@wpcc.edu.

Western Piedmont Community College enrolls approximately 4,000 students annually in pursuit of college transfer degrees, two year associate degrees and diplomas.  More than 10,000 students enroll each year in continuing education courses for professional development and personal enrichment. The College also provides programs for high school completion.  Western Piedmont received recognition for Exceptional Institutional Performance based on standards established by the North Carolina General Assembly.