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    UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Building & Construction Technology: CityLab

    UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College: Building & Construction Technology: CityLab

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Architecture, Engineering, Environmental Science
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Career Clusters: Architecture and Construction
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Overview

    Learn about Summer 2022 Pre-College opportunities at UMass Amherst. Our residential and online pre-college programs are designed to give you a preview of the UMass student experience, including college-level academics and being part of a learning community of high school students from all across the U.S. and the world. Our programs feature faculty-led courses, state-of-the-art facilities, and the #1 campus dining in the U.S., as ranked by the Princeton Review.

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    The BCT (Building & Construction Technology) CityLab is a three-week immersive pre-college program for high school students interested in exploring building construction, sustainability, engineering, architecture, and technology-related career paths.

    The BCT Citylab course format includes a series of daily hands-on activities including construction site tours, use of emergent technologies (drones, infrared cameras, air quality testing, AR/VR), software (Fusion 360, Sketchup, Minecraft, AUTOCAD), and fabrication tools (specialty 3D printers/lasers, hand/power tools, industrial sewing machines, CNC equipment). Students also conduct science lab experiments and participate in service-learning activities. The learning experience culminates with a design-build competition with industry professionals, partners and community organizations.

    Students in this course will learn by doing - they will explore and apply building science principles in the real-world classroom of the Boston Metro region, while based at the Mount Ida Campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, located in Newton.

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    This course is offered at the UMass Mt. Ida campus with commuter and residential options available.

    Cost and Session Information

    Dates: July 10 - July 30, 2022
    Three-Week Residential Intensives: $5,007 / Commuter: $3,503

    *Program fees listed above include tuition and registration; materials and software may be required.
    *All programs require submission of $35 application fee.