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May 6, 2013

(Columbia, Maryland)  — As a result of Howard County Public Schools closing earlier than expected and now ending Friday, June 14, Howard Community College has added four new Kids on Campus classes for the week of June 17-21 so that residents have an enriching, fun, academic experience to offer their children. Supervised lunch will be available so students have the option to participate in a full day of activities and stay on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For elementary school students ages 9-10, HCC’s Kids on Campus Program is offering a FutureFab Jr. class, where students can work with experienced engineers and artists to design their own unique, rolling, wiggling and illuminated functional objects and electrified sculpture using motors, LEDs, electronic components, fabrication tools and advanced materials. In addition, two separate sections of App Attack: Make Your First Game App has been added for elementary school students ages 8-10 and middle school students ages 11-14; both classes of students will explore the app universe and create their own mobile application or mobile game. Beyond the Blocks is also open for middle school students ages 11-14 to gain hands-on experience in soldering circuits, lighting LEDs, programming microcontrollers, and constructing with plastic bricks. During the supervised lunch period, students will be assigned a room to dine according to their age level. Nonperishable lunches are required.

For more information about these new classes and the supervised lunch period, go to http://howardcc.edu/KOC or call 443-518-4110.

About HCC

Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. With its slogan, “You Can Get There from Here,” the college has forged a variety of partnerships to offer career and transfer programs to over 30,000 students annually at its main campus in Columbia, the Ecker Business Training Center, Laurel College Center, and Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. Located midway between two major metropolitan areas, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD, Howard Community College is an affordable, community-based institution that has long been recognized for its ability to inspire learning, and the lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. Among its many awards is the prestigious U.S. Senate Productivity Award for organizational performance excellence.