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PR # 34 September 16, 2008

RVCC TO OFFER YOUTH COMPUTER CLASSES

Raritan Valley Community College?s (RVCC) Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division will be offering a variety of computer classes this fall for children and teens ages 8-14. The following programs will be presented:

Video Game Creation: Students ages 9-14 are introduced to the fundamental concepts of object-oriented software design and video game creation through fun, hands-on tutorials. Participants create one or more games that they can share with friends and family. The class will be held Saturdays, October 4-25, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $195.

Digital Cartoon Animation: Students ages 9-14 utilize a variety of graphic design and animation software packages to produce original artwork and set it in motion to play a plot line. All final productions are uploaded to a site for easy access by students and their friends and family. The class will be held Saturdays, October 4-25, from 12-2 p.m. The fee is $195.

Amazing Architects: Students ages 9-14 craft their dream home or another building from concept through 3-D rendered design, complete with interior decorating. The project is uploaded to a site for easy access by students and their friends and family. The class will be held Saturdays, November 15 to December 13, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The fee is $195.

Web Page Design: Students ages 8-10 explore kid-friendly sites on the World Wide Web and receive an introduction to HTML to design a web page. The class will be held Saturdays, November 1-22, from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. The fee is $74.

Microsoft PowerPoint-Level 1: Students ages 11-14 are introduced to one of today?s most popular presentation software programs. The class will be held Saturdays, November 1-22, from 9-10:30 a.m. The fee is $74.

Keyboarding: Students ages 8-14 perfect their touch-keyboarding skills and learn the fundamentals of word processing. The class will be held Saturdays, October 4-25, from 9-10:30 a.m. (ages 8-10) and repeated from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (ages 11-14). The fee per session is $74.

For more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404, or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also can be picked up at the CCE office, located in the lower level of RVCC?s College Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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