The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh announces the 2017 schedule of summer academies offered through the Division of Online Learning and Continuing Education.
The summer academies are an opportunity for participants to get hands-on experience and an inside look into career fields with instruction from local professionals.
Experience Radio TV Film
Be a star behind the scenes or in front of it with the Experience Radio TV Film youth academy. Whether on the stage or producing the final cuts, the Radio/TV/Film youth program gives participants a realistic idea of what it’s like to work in the industry. This academy allows students the opportunity to explore all aspects including production, acting, planning and directing. The academy is held at the UW Oshkosh campus, Arts & Communication building.
- The Radio TV Film Academy will be held June 13-15 and is open to middle and high school students (6th-12th grades).
The fee for this program is $350, which it includes all instruction materials, food and lodging for the duration of the academy.
Tour local law enforcement departments, and learn all week from area police and public safety professionals. Participants in the Police Academy will undergo hands-on training sessions based on real police training exercises including, using tools like handcuffs and standard uniform tools, working with a K9 dog, clearing a room, using training gear like paint rounds, tasers and hit pads, conducting traffic stops and bike patrol as well as being an essential component of a criminal investigation. Through these field activities, participants will get a realistic view of the skills and education it takes to be a police officer. The academy is held at UW Oshkosh campus.
- The Police Academy will be held June 26-29 and is open to middle school(6th-8th graders) and high school students (6th-12th grade).
The fee for this program is $450, which it includes all instruction materials, food and lodging for the duration of the academy.
Live the life of a firefighter by participating in the firefighting programs. Fight fires and learn life-saving techniques while gaining hands-on experiences by performing tasks and training exercises alongside local firefighters. The academies are held at UW Oshkosh with visits to area fire departments and training facilities.
- The Basic Academy will be held June 19-22 and is open only to high school students (9th-12th graders).
- The Advanced Academy will be held July 17-20 and is open only to high school students (9th-12th graders).
- The Middle School Academy will be held August 7-10 and is open only to middle school students (6th-8th graders).
The fee for each program is $450, which it includes all instruction materials, transportation, as well as food and lodging for the duration of the academy.
Explore Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
Test for fingerprints, study clues, and have fun while learning about the science, technology and skills that goes into investigating a crime scene. Use real CSI equipment and techniques to learn about the essential role forensic scientists play. Participants will spend four days immersed in the world of crime scene investigation and at the end of the week, they’ll be prepared for the large mock crime scene. Put knowledge to the test to crack the case and to find out which suspect is guilty. The academy is held at UW Oshkosh campus and the Fox Valley Technical College Safety Training Center.
- The CSI Adventure Academy will be held July 31-Aug. 4 and is open to middle school and high school students (6th-12th grades).
The fee for this program is $550, which includes all instruction materials, all transportation, as well as meals and lodging for the duration of the academy.
These programs are presented by the Division of Online and Continuing Education, and are cosponsored by various campus departments and community partners. View full program descriptions and register online at uwosh.edu/go/youth. For more information, contact Jill Milos at (920) 424-1134 or 800-633-1442.
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