College Prep

College Preparation

Summer Engineering Bootcamp for High School Juniors and Seniors

Engineering Bootcamp

UW Colleges Regional Continuing Educa­tion is offering local high school students an opportunity to see first-hand the many career options that a degree in Engi­neering has! This is the perfect venue for high school students that want to become an engineer, but are not sure what exact field they would like to pursue due to the many facets of engineering that are available. This is a challenging, fun, and hands?on introduc­tory experience that exposes high school students to various engineering disciplines relevant to their interests. Students will learn about the exciting field of engineering from local engineers and engineering students, participate in engineering design projects, and visit local businesses to observe engineers at work. For one week in the summer, we visit a different local company each day, tour their facility, and speak with their engineers to learn what their day entails and how they landed their job position. During the week, we will explore civil, elec­trical, industrial/manufacturing, mechani­cal, material, and architectural engineering. Space is limited.

Student can enroll in this course with or without the college credit option.

With one UW credit: $499

Without UW credit: $299

Dates are as follows: 

UW Waukesha camp: Monday-Friday, August 14-28
UW Washington Co. camp: Monday-Friday, June 12- 16
UW Sheboygan camp: Monday-Friday, June 19-23


ACT: Testing Strategies

Instructor, Tim Niese, BA, MA

Join Margaret Rowland and Timothy Niese to learn the trick of mastering the ACT test to the best of your ability! Students are provided with plenty of test-taking practice to help them with the anxiety that is often experienced during these tests.  We begin the class with a simulated four hour Pre-test that will give our instructor an overview of which skills each student is strong in and which skills they need to practice. The class concludes with the included four-hour Post-test that will provide the students with their scores in each test area, as well as their final composite score. Please keep in mind that we cannot review twelve years of school in only twelve hours, but know that the students that participate in class and practice outside of class will see a definite improvement in their scores! The course covers the four multiple-choice test areas: English, Reading, Science, and Math, and also reviews writing and text anxiety. Course includes text, a pre and post test, as well as updated information on the changes to the ACT test.  Students will not only leave the class with a textbook to continue to study from, but also a wealth of knowledge to help them achieve!


***Please note: All youth participants must complete the parent/ guardian consent form to participate in our programs.***

Youth Consent Form