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MCC Offers the “BEAR” Essentials This Summer


Music Tech Fest
Music Tech Fest
Crime Scene Investigation
Crime Scene Investigation

Experience the “BEAR” Essentials this summer at Mott Community College (MCC). The College will offer a variety of half-day, full-day and one-week programs for Middle School and High School-aged students to explore topics from Video Production and Cosmetology to Crime Scene Investigation.

“The BEAR Essentials offers something for almost everyone,” said Carla Clark, Academic Outreach Coordinator. “These programs are a great way for young people to explore what they are interested in on a deeper level than just reading about it or watching a video about it,” she added, “they will actually get to try it themselves.”

The BEAR Essentials include:

Fri. – 6/9 from 9am – noon
Let’s Talk Business! - Explore MCC Business course offerings to include, but not limited to: degrees and certificates offered, Entrepreneurship, International Business, E-Learning Service Learning, University Partners and how 3+1 works! Age: 16 and older, Cost: FREE, Lapeer Branch Center.

Tues. – 6/20 from 8:30am - 11:30am
Automotive Basics 101 – Learn basic car maintenance every car owner should know! Topics include: engine oil and how to change your oil, how to properly check fluids, understand tire ratings, inflations, tire pressure monitoring systems and how to properly change a tire. Age: 16 and older, Cost: FREE, Main Campus, Regional Technology Center.

Tues. – 6/20 from 1-4pm
The Future of Automation - This workshop invites the young student curious about technology into the world of Automation and Robotics. Demonstrations combined with hands-on activities and will introduce participants to the limitless applications of micro-controller based systems from autonomous vehicles to simple household projects. Age: 16 and older, Cost: FREE, Main Campus, Regional Technology Center.

Tues. – 6/20 from 4pm – 6:30pm
Business of Beauty Workshop - Learn about our growing industry by experiencing the world of Cosmetology, Nail Technology and Esthetics. Participants will receive a paraffin hand treatment, learn several braiding techniques and observe a professional facial application. Age: 18 and older, Cost: FREE, Main Campus, VADC 119A.

Wed. – 6/21 from 9am - noon
Intro to Video Production – explore how to make and edit video, Hollywood movies and more! Age: 12-16. Cost: FREE, Main Campus, Mott Memorial Building.

Fri. – 6/23 from 9am – 3:30pm
Music TECH FEST – Music Tech Fest is a one-day festival of music creation, production & recording! Events include: recording session, post production and MIDI sequencing, editing and loops. Age: 8 and older. Cost: $25 (Lunch included). Main Campus, Mott Memorial Building.

Fri. – 6/30 from 9am – 3pm
Poetry Inspiration Lab – Want to step up your poetry game? This interactive and inspirational poetry-writing workshop will take you on an inspirational journey! Learn new ways to write some new poetry and at the end of the session, invite family and friends for a reading. Age: 11-14. Cost: FREE (Lunch included). Main Campus, Library.

Mon. - Fri. – 7/ 10 - 7/14 from 9am – 2pm in FENTON
Mon. - Fri. – 7/ 31 – 8/4 from 9am – 2pm in CLIO
Crime Scene Investigation for Beginners – Students attending this session will experience daily physical fitness, Crime Scene Investigation, defense techniques, patrol car simulator and MORE! Age: 12-16. Cost: FREE (Lunch included). Southern Lakes Branch Center (Fenton) and Northern Tier Branch Center (Clio).

Mon. - Thurs. – 7/10 – 7/13 from 9am – 3pm
Experience the FAB LAB – A place where you use digital technology to move ideas to products! The lab is designed to support creativity and innovation, providing access to high-tech equipment. It’s a place where you can make almost anything! Age: 12 and older. Cost: $100 (Lunch included). Main Campus, Regional Technology Center.

Tues. – 7/11 from 9am – noon
Computer Science for FUN! - Come learn and discover a variety of computer-based activities and programming to explore the world of Information Technology. Age: 8-12, Cost: FREE, Main Campus, Regional Technology Center.

Tues. & Wed. - July 18 & 19 from 9am - 3 pm
Bone Camp - Be just like the TV show BONES! Students will learn how forensic anthropologists recover and identify skeletons as they solve a mystery about an unknown skeleton and give a skull a face. Age: 8-15, Cost: Free

Fri. – 7/21 from 9am – 2pm
Going Global in the Classroom – Hands on, interactive learning opportunities to explore the International World of Business. Age: 12 – 16. Cost: FREE (Lunch included), Main campus, Curtice-Mott Building.

Register online at For the Music Tech Fest and FabLab programs, contact Carla Clark at or 810-232-4530 for payment information.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link:


June 15, 2018
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