NMSU Carlsbad Community Education to hold Creative Youth Computer Classes by Black Rocket

NMSU Carlsbad Community Education is offering four creative youth computer classes starting next week in June and July. The following programs will be offered at NMSU Carlsbad Community Education.

App Attack! July 16-19
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Ages 8-11 Session: 9:00 AM-12 PM
Ages 11-14 Session: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Code Breakers – June 18-21
Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Ages 8-11 Session: 9:00 AM-12 PM
Ages 11-14 Session: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Make Your First Video Game! June 25-28
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Ages 8-11 Session: 9:00 AM-12 PM
Ages 11-14 Session: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Minecraft© Modders July 9-12
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
Ages 8-11 Session: 9:00 AM-12 PM
Ages 11-14 Session: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

For more information to register for Community Education Classes, email ksutton1@nmsu.edu or call 575-234-9268. The NMSU Carlsbad Community Education is located at the NMSU Carlsbad Campus, 1500 University Drive, in offices 1A/1B.


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