careers serving the community
Visit with local police officers and sheriff deputies learning how they keep our communities safe. See drones, SWAT team gear, police vehicles, crime scene investigation, meet with community officers, and maybe even meet the K-9 unit!
Teachers are in high demand across our region--learn what it's like to work with young children each day. Students will get to tap into their creativity by making activities and talking about how they can be used in an early education classroom. In addition, students will gain hands-on experience with technology programs used in our schools today.
Self care is important for your wellbeing. Learn how Cosmetologists, Estheticians and Advanced Estheticians can help people care for their hair, skin, and nails. You'll get to try some self care of your own as well!
There are lots of careers that help members of our community. Learn how you can help families and people who need assistance with things like housing, food, jobs, and more!
careers in visual arts and Computers
Go beyond the selfie! Learn how to make a career out of photography while also trying your hand at some cool photography.
Take your art to the next level! Learn how you can bring text, images, audio, and video to life!
Participants will get to use a powerful network simulation tool where you practice networking, IoT, and cybersecurity skills in a virtual lab!
careers in healthcare
SPORTS REHAB & MASSAGE THERAPY
DENTAL ASSISTANT & DENTAL HYGIENE
MEDICAL RECORDS AND BILLING
The faculty and staff who work in these healthcare careers will walk students through a day in the life of these careers and the patients who use their services! Students will get to help triage a patient so they receive the best medical care, learn how to take blood pressure, what it's like to draw blood* and test it, how to stop a deep cut from bleeding*, and help patients who are in critical condition. You'll also get to experience rehabilitation services through our massage therapy program, learn how healthy teeth impact your health, and how hospitals and clinics keep accurate records and bill insurance companies.
*These activities don't use real blood.
careers in Manufacturing
Machine tool is more than "cutting stuff out of metal"! Come meet with the faculty of this program to learn how everything we use today from cars, tools, appliances and more wouldn't be possible without machine tool technology!
Come learn how machines "see" and "read" information in order to help build some of the most common items you use each day!
Flames. Robots. Metal. What more could you want?! Explore welding and see a demonstration of a robotic welder and plasma cutter.
Non-destructive Testing (NDT) is one of the most in-demand careers that tests materials and equipment to ensure it's quality and safety. Students will get to use radiographs to see if items welded together are solid or have cracks and need repair. You'll also get to play with magnetic particles and learn why they're important in this field. You'll also get to see thermal imaging and what you look like using an infrared camera!
careers in ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION
water treatment technology
You will get to try your hand at building a lighting circuit that will work when completed using electrical boxes, wire, lighting, and a switch. You'll also get to use tools used on the job by licensed electricians.
Does designing & building sound super cool? Come learn how land surveying is critical to building and construction. You'll also get to spend time in the virtual sandbox trying out land survey tools!
careers in business & Marketing
Business skills are assets in nearly every career. Did you know that one in five employees engage in some form of marketing? During your time you'll learn what goes into successfully marketing a product and get to try your hand at creating a brand product!
Owning your own business: real estate
Real estate agents don't just sell houses. They help make a buyer's dream come true! Learn how real estate agents do their job, stage houses, and help buyers through the process!
Careers in auto mechanics and Auto Repair
Come see how you can talk to a car using a hand held computer, take its temperature, tell it to cool off, check its memory and have it run faster. You'll see how the latest technology is being used to help diagnose problems in today's automobiles.
Auto repair is more than fixing a broken bumper--repairing a car is another form of art! Try your artistic skills using our virtual reality paint booth and see samples of what students have painted in previous classes.
careers in agriculture
You'll get to learn more about a career as a veterinary technician. Experience a hands on examination of one of our on-site animals, including stethoscope usage and how to keep your own pets happy and healthy.
Come try your hand with crop management driving our John Deere Combine Simulator! You'll also learn about different crop types in the area and how the science of agronomy is more than just growing crops!
You'll learn more about what it takes to be a meat cutter: from butchers, game processing, and even working in larger processing plants.
Ag mechanics is a high demand field and skill set. If you like fixing things, this might be the place for you! Try your hand at the high tech hydraulic table that will simulate mechanical problems
not sure what to pick?
It's okay if you don't know what activity area you want to visit! We have an "undecided" option for those who aren't sure where they want to spend the day. We'll help you explore ways to narrow down what your interests might be, take a campus tour, and then you'll get to participate in at least one career activity.