Cerritos College Offers Free Engineering Technology Classes to High School Students for Summer 2014

The Cerritos College Pathway Programs are offering free Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering classes for summer 2014 for High School students.
Pathway Programs Free Summer Academy
Pathway Programs Free Summer Academy
NORWALK, Calif. - March 3, 2014 - PRLog -- The classes are available to students from the Paramount Unified School District, Downey Unified School District, Bellflower Unified School District, ABC Unified School District, and Norwalk La Mirada Unified School District.

The classes available for Summer 2014 are: Engineering Technology (ET) 102 Electronics for Engineering Technologists/Digital Electronics, and Machine Tool Technology (MTT) 180 Robotics for CNC Machines/Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

The Summer Academy for MTT 180 and ET 102 starts on Monday, July 7th, 2014 and ends on August 14th, 2014. This is an intensive 6 week class taking place Monday-Thursdays from 10:00a.m. - 5.50p.m. The students will learn general knowledge of Engineering Technology by taking the Cerritos College and Project Lead the Way classes.

In these free classes, students will receive 6 units of transferrable college credit and learn how to solder printed circuit boards and program robots.

The Electronics class will cover the applications of electronics, safety, circuits, capacitance, inductance, reactance, impedance, waveforms, basic motors, logic gates, and micro-controllers.

The Robotics class will cover the applications of robotics for computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, safety, toolpaths, setup, operation, and programming of CNC machines.

“Through the application of skills learned at school, students are familiarized to college at a younger age. This builds their confidence proves to them that college is an attainable goal.  The programs encouraged students to pursue and successfully complete post-secondary degrees and industry valued certifications, while increasing student engagement and achievement,” said Dean of Technology, Nick Real.

If you are interested in signing up for the Summer Academy contact Carla Yorke, the Director of Pathway Programs, at (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2484 or email CYorke@cerritos.edu.


Cerritos College is one of ta few post-secondary schools in California that are PLTW certified schools. In order to be a PLTW certified school, instructors need to complete a rigorous academic training and receive certification for each of the courses they teach. Cerritos College has three PLTW certified instructors; Professor Alan Jamka, Dr. Miodrag Micic, and Dr. Nick Real.

Cerritos College Pathway Programs Department’s mission is to create educational and career pathways for young adults by providing a seamless transition from secondary to post-secondary education and the skilled workforce.

To learn more, visit us online at http://cms.cerritos.edu/pathways and https://www.facebook.com/pathwayprograms or


Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S. The PLTW curriculums are based on integration of the technology in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills taught in traditional career and technical education (CTE). PLTW also provides introductions and fundamentals knowledge to students interested in Engineering technology and Engineering.

To learn more about PLTW, visit the website at: http://www.pltw.org/.

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