Experiences in:
Trades, Robotics, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Energy

Southwest Tech is excited to offer Camp ExTREME for students entering 8th—12th grade in the 2017-2018 school year. Each two-day session will provide exposure to manufacturing and skilled trades through fun, hands-on activities led by Southwest Tech program instructors.

As a part of the $30 registration fee per each 2-day session, students will receive a camp t-shirt as well as lunch and snacks on each day they attend.

Registration information available on the Camp Extreme Brochure

If you are unable to access documents here, please contact Student Services (admissions@swtc.edu, 608.822.2354)

Sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students may select from the following sessions and may choose to attend one session on Monday/Tuesday only, one session on Wednesday/Thursday only, or one session on Monday/Tuesday and one session on Wednesday/Thursday.

Monday and Tuesday, June 19 & 20, 2017:

Automation/Instrumentation & Controls (Enrollment Limited to 12 Students)

Day 1: This session will involve participants assembling and programming small robots incorporating optical sensors to perform basic motion and line-following exercises simulating an automated material handling system as used in industry.

Day 2: Students will tour one or more area manufacturing and/or energy production facilities to explore potential career opportunities in the Automation/Instrumentation and Controls fields. Note: Exact activities and tours will be dependent on equipment availability and/or corporate participation.

Computer Numerical Control (Enrollment Limited to 16 Students)

This session will expose students to the CNC machining industry. During the two days, students will learn about engine lathes, milling machines, drill presses, saws, precision grinders, and computer numerical control equipment. Students will work on various projects using a variety of materials, including wood, metals, and plastic. For the main project, students will use a CNC mill to make a marble maze from aluminum. In addition, students will learn about hand tools, precision measuring, sharpening, and blueprint reading.

Monday and Tuesday, June 19 & 20, 2017

Lineman Challenge (Enrollment Limited to 16 Students)

Session Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment

Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 & 22, 2017:

Welding (Enrollment Limited to 16 Students)

This session will expose students to the knowledge and skills needed in several welding processes used in fabrication and construction industries. During the session, students will learn about shop safety and welding processes with a variety of metals. Students will learn to identify materials, operate equipment properly, practice correct procedures, test for strength and appearance, and receive an introduction to blueprints and measuring. Students will complete a fabrication project that will be specified by the instructor.

Laboratory Science Technician/Medical Lab Technician (Enrollment Limited to 12 Students)

Session Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment