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Summer Pre-College Programs

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Overview

This summer, take a vacation from ordinary and continue your education in one of Quinnipiac’s four Summer Pre-College Programs. You’ll learn the hands-on production fundamentals of podcasting, digital photography techniques, cybersecurity basics, or how to master Microsoft Excel, one of the most commonly used programs anywhere.

Program Information

Grow your skills and experience this summer

Our pre-college level courses are taught by Quinnipiac faculty and staff who have decades of combined experience in their fields. You’ll get an early taste of what college is like in just 1-2 weeks while learning highly useful skills, producing top-quality work, and even possibly earning real professional credentials. In the process, you may even discover what will become your passion and future college major under the guidance of real university professors who love what they do.

For the health and safety of our community, we decided to bring these summer courses online. They are open to students aged 11-18, who are curious, motivated and want to use their time to explore new and exciting subjects. 

By participating in one of our summer pre-college programs, you will:

  • Explore topics of interest at the college level, free from college level pressure 
  • Build a portfolio of work within an academic field of interest
  • Connect personally with Quinnipiac faculty, staff and other students
  • Develop high-demand soft skills such as: communication, critical thinking and confidence
  • Seize an opportunity to earn valuable certifications and add the experience to your resume

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Have other questions after finding a program that interests you? Email us at summerprograms@qu.edu.

The Art of Podcasting

The Art of Podcasting

Session 1: July 13 - July 24 (Open to ages 15 - 18) 
Session 2: July 27 - August 7 (Open to ages 11 - 14)

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity all over the world, and if you’re one of the millions of fans with ideas for their own podcasts, this summer course is for you. In this course you’ll learn the elements of podcast production under the guidance of a former National Public Radio host and a veteran broadcast journalist, and eventually develop and publish your own podcast.

Learn more about our program:

Podcast director David Desroches talks with interviewees in the Quinnipiac Podcast Center

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Session 1: July 13 - July 24 (Open to ages 15 - 18) 
Session 2: July 27 - August 7 (Open to ages 15 - 18)

In a digital world that can feel a bit like the Wild West, cybersecurity is hugely important, and something that young people should understand. This summer course was developed by ISECOM (the Institute for Security and Open Methodologies), and teaches you how to safe-guard your computers and digital devices, protect your personal data, and detect the most common methods used by hackers and cyber criminals.

Learn more about our program:

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Data Analysis & Excel

Data Analysis & Excel

Session 1: July 13 - July 17 (Open to ages 11 - 14) 
Session 2: July 27 – July 31 (Open to ages 15 - 18)

Think Microsoft Excel is just a program for making dry spreadsheets? Think again. In this online summer course, you’ll go beyond the blank cells and learn to work with and present all kinds of data using Excel’s many functions, formulas and tools. This course demystifies one of the most commonly used — and often the most confusing — programs, and offers you the chance to take the official Microsoft Office Specialist Certification.

Learn more about our program:

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