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Youth College at NMJC in June and July

5/2/2014 2:02:15 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. Classes just for fun as well as enrichment will be offered this summer during New Mexico Junior College’s Youth College.  Sessions for youth First through Eighth grades are planned for June 10-14 and July 8-12.

Courses are $25 each, with some classes requiring an extra supply fee.   Young Chefs courses are $40, which includes the supply fee.

“We try to offer entertaining courses that will teach children new skills in a safe, supervised environment,” says Selma Granado, Program Planner for Continuing Education at NMJC Training and Outreach.  “Kids discover new creative experiences while also improving their academic and personal development.”

The following courses will be offered this summer:

Spanish! Spanish! Spanish! Learn basic vocabulary and expressions used for daily life.  All grade levels.

Space Exploration. Learn to about planets and black holes…and you will shoot off rockets.  All grade levels.

Anatomy. Learn about the brain and how it works, the bones in your body and your heart.  For Grades 4-8 only.

Computer Creations. Pick up speed with creating, designing, editing, drawing and programming on a computer. Learn how to design a website, and how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Paint (learn how to draw in 3D) and other fun programs. Enjoy an online scavenger hunt and a project designing a house. All grade levels.

Cheerleading Camp. Start with stretches, and progress to facial expressions, voice readiness, simple formations, jumps, dance movements and cheers. Improve coordination and teamwork skills. Wear soft-sole shoes. All grade levels.

Reading A to Z.  Learn the tricks of making reading easier to understand by getting tips and information on how to improve as a reader and a student.  For grades 1-4 only.

Hands On Science. Explore the wonders of science, including geology and biology with hands-on experiments. All grade levels.

Zumba.  Join this fitness program inspired by Latin dance, and dance to rhythms from Latin, country, hip-hop and modern music to create an aerobic routine.  All grade levels.

Young Chefs. (Grades 4-8) Learn the fundamentals of math, science, reading and art (and more) while learning to cook. Each child receives a cookbook, and chooses which course to learn to cook:  breakfast (8:15-9:15 a.m.), brunch (9:15-10:15 a.m.), lunch (11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.), appetizers and desserts (1-2:30 p.m.).  Each cooking class is $40 ($25 plus $15 supply fee).

Pre-Cooking. (Grades 1-3) Pre-Cooking is a class designed to introduce Grades 1-3 to the joys of cooking. Students learn about the kitchen, recipes, measuring and how to make easy snacks such as Ants on a Log, fruit kabobs and a Jell-O fruit salad. 2:30-3 p.m. Fee is $30 which includes the supply fee.

Parents should be advised that a stove and microwave oven will be used, and that children with food allergies should not take cooking courses. 

Registration is available online at and link to Continuing Education.  All classes will be held at the NMJC Training and Outreach Facility, 4000 West Millen Drive, Hobbs.   

For more information, contact Selma Granado at 575.492.4707 or .

NMJC is a comprehensive community college promoting success through learning.

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