KAYSVILLE -- Davis Applied Technical College is inviting area teens to test out careers by taking four-day workshop sessions, some starting Monday.
Workshops open to teens age 14 through 18 are offered in Web and graphic design areas including Photoshop or Dreamweaver; in energy technology; in plumbing; and in architectural and engineering design.
"The program is designed to introduce students before high school or during high school to areas they may want to work in," said Erin Gray, DATC recruitment officer. "It's a great way for students determine if a career field is something they want to pursue. We've had a lot of people finish the workshops and sign up for classes here."
And high school juniors and seniors can apply to take regular DATC classes free. For information on that program, visit www.datc.edu/parents.
To learn about a similar program offered by Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, in Ogden, visit www.owatc.edu/information/other/free.
Gray said the summer youth programs are so popular, the college gets requests from adults for a similar option. There's no adult equivalent yet, "But we've talked about it," she said.
Workshop sessions are three hours a day, for Monday through Thursday. The cost of a four-day session is $10, and space is limited. One teen may sign up for a maximum of two sessions.
* Web and Graphic Design
Photoshop: Learn the basics, such as layers, making colors pop, resizing, cropping images, and more. Limit 20 students per session. Session 1: July 9-12, 7:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; Session 2: July 16-19, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Session 3: Aug. 6-9, 7:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; Session 4: Aug. 13-16, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
* Dreamweaver: Develop your own web page by using codes, connecting to FTP sites, and more. Limit 20 students per session. Session 1: July 9-12, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Session 2: July 16-19, 7:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; Session 3: Aug. 6-9, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Session 4: Aug. 13-16, 7:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.
* Architectural and engineering design. Use Auto-CAD and other software programs to produce detailed designs. Limit 10 students per session.
Session 1: July 16-19, 7:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; Session 3: July 30-Aug. 2, 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; Session 4: July 30-Aug. 2, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
* Plumbing: Install water systems, solder a copper joint, and set standard plumbing fixtures in mock-up stations. Limit 12 students.
Session 1: Aug. 6-7, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
* Energy technology: Work with wind and solar power systems plus identify techniques for building and maintaining them. Limit 12 students per session. Session 1: July 9-12, 7:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m.; Session 2: July 9-12, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
To register for courses, visit www.datc.edu/summer. DATC is at 550 E. 300 South, Kaysville. For DATC information, call 801-593-2500.