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Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Start date: 07/10/17

End date: 07/14/17

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 CAD



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Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.   

Start date: 07/10/17

End date: 07/14/17

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114



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Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and story telling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  

Start date: 06/26/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 CAD



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Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Start date: 07/24/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 CAD



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Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. You do not need to own a Minecraft account to use the software in this class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.

Start date: 07/24/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 CAD



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If you love the game Minecraft but always wanted to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you! Learn the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, create skins for characters and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console version of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. This camp is for students age 8 to 11 years old.  

Start date: 07/17/17

End date: 07/21/17

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 CAD



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Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.  

Start date: 07/17/17

End date: 07/21/17

Tuition $179.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114



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Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This Certificate provides you with a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. In the first course, you will discover resources for developing game design, identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances to having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. In the second course, you will you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first steps into understanding game design, and being able to create your own games.

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $395.00

Location : Online



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The CIW JavaScript Specialist course teaches developers how to use the features of the JavaScript language to design client-side, platform-independent solutions. Students will also understand and use the most popular applications of JavaScript. These specialized Web language skills can help you begin or grow a career in advanced Web development and technologies. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $399.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/CIW-JavaScript-Specialist/1323



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Crystal Reports XI enables developers and other IT professionals to design, manage, and deliver reports via the web, as well as embed reporting in enterprise applications. Report authors are often weighed down with hand-coding reports and working through orders for customized reports. Crystal Reports XI delivers significant new features that will benefit organizations of all sizes with easier report design, simplified report maintenance, expanded data access, and complete integration with the Business ObjectsT XI platform. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $765.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Crystal-Reports-XI/389



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Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, and online and mobile games are projected to reach $111 billion dollars this year. Mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the market as more and more people play casual games. By 2019 Price Warehouse predicts social and casual game sales will exceed traditional game sales. In this intermediate introductory course you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. Agenda Unit 1 A brief history of Video Game Development - Arcades & Consoles - From PCs to Multiplayer - Play a Game -Game Analysis - Game Maker Introduction Unit 2 Player Motivation - Geographics, demographics, and psychographics - Who Plays - Why We Play - Game Maker Making Art: About Sprites, Objects, Rooms Unit 3 Platforms, Genres and Story Elements - Game Application: The Audience - Platforms & Player Modes - Story Elements: Premise, Backstory, Synopsis, Theme, & Setting - Character Archetypes & Character Development - Game Maker: Programming Events & Actions Unit 4 The Production Process - Documentation: The Game Design Doc - Creating the Team - Production Phases - Marketing - Game Maker: Your First Game

Start date: 07/03/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $245.00

Location : Online



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Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course provides a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. By completing this course, you can take the first steps into understanding game design, and how it can be applied in your field. Agenda Unit 1 What Makes a Game? - Practical Definition for Game -The Anatomy of a Game -Games and Play -Different Types of Games Unit 2 Essentials of Design -Getting Beyond a Game Idea -Game Verbs and Game Mechanics -Documentation -Test Early, Test Often Unit 3 Game Design: Solo and in Teams -Defining Development Needs -Roles in Game Design -Finding Design and Development Partners Unit 4 Serious Games & Gamification -Games Beyond Entertainment -Designing "Serious" Games -Gamification -Designing Gamification Systems

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $245.00

Location : Online



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