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    B-P Tech Summer Exploratory Program 2023

    Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School is proud to present the  Summer Exploratory Program. 

    Three weeks in July, beginning July 10th, students from Berkley, Bridgewater, Dighton, Freetown, Middleboro, Raynham, Rehoboth and Taunton entering grades 6, 7, and 8 have the chance to be part of a unique summer program that introduces them to an industry of their choice in an entertaining, educational way.

    Classes are from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

    Transportation is the responsibility of the family. 

    With a variety of programs to choose from, there is something for everyone!  Courses will run based on enrollment.

    Cost is $150.00 per week.  Multiple weeks in a variety of programs are possible.

    Dress Code:  During this program, students will be working in shop environments.  Students are required to be dressed in long pants (preferably jeans) and closed-toe shoes. 

    For more info, call (508) 823-5151, ext. 148.

    Week 1 - July 10-14

    Week 2 - July 17-21 

    Week 3 - July 24-28


    Program Descriptions:

    AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY  (available weeks1 & 3 )

    Are you curious how a car engine works? Well c’mon in this summer and we’ll explore the inner workings of the internal combustion engine.  Also, learn how to change a tire as well as perform basic vehicle maintenance.


    BAKING & MORE (available weeks 1, 2 & 3)

    Scratch baking from cookies and cupcakes to advanced techniques. Decorating contest at the end of the week, make your own fondant.


    BLACKSMITHING (available weeks 2 & 3   ) 

    Have you watched the show forged-in-fire, or been to a county fair and stopped to watch the blacksmith? Does forming metal with simple tools and fire interest you? Then you are ready to learn how to learn how to blacksmith. In this program, we are going to walk you through exactly what you need to start blacksmithing such as forge safety, fire safety, hammering technique, asic metal shaping, and making small projects to take home.  


    BUSINESS & APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES (available week 1)

    Are you interested in owning your own company someday?  Do you want to learn how to be financially savvy so you can have the things you want in life?  Come explore a week and see what the future could hold for you!


    BIOTECHNOLOGY  (available week 2) 

    Put on your lab coat and learn the basics to work in a laboratory. Join us as we isolate DNA, put jellyfish genes into bacteria and watch them glow, and figure out if you have the genes of a morning bird or a night owl!

    Computer Aided Design  (CAD)  (available week 2)

    Come and join us in CAD  where you will be using 3D Modeling software to design and 3D Print your own personalized keychains, cell phone holders, hand-held games, and race cars that you can take home. 


    Computer Aided Design and Machining (CAD/CAM)  (available week 1 )

    Come and join us in CAD/CAM  where you will be using state of the art manufacturing and design equipment like CNC Machines, Laser Cutters and 3D Printers to design and make personalized key chains, cell phone holders, and hand-held games that you can take home.  


    CARPENTRY (available week 1 )

    Have you ever wondered how to make things that are part of every day?  Carpentry is everywhere and is the basis for our every day living.  Whether it be artistic design pieces or as simple as making a birdhouse - join us to see the wonderful world of Carpentry.


    COOKING CAMP (available weeks 1, 2, & 3 )

    Explore the Culinary possibilities on the savory side. Create fresh-made pasta, grilled favorites, pizza, and salad. Finish the week in a “Chopped” style mystery ingredient competition!


    COMMUNITY HEALTH (available week 2)

    Are you interested in learning about the medical field? Would you know what to do in a medical emergency? Come learn basic first aid and life-saving skills while having fun! We will also explore different body systems and common diseases with hands-on activities. 


    COMPUTER & NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY  (available weeks 1, 2 & 3)

    Learn to create your own App or Video Game using basic tools like code.org, Scratch, and Kodu.  All tools are graphical and easy to use.  No experience needed!  By the end of the week you will be able to demo your app or game.  These tools are free to use, so you can continue your developing journey long after camp week is over!


    COSMETOLOGY  (available weeks 1 & 2 ) 

    Do you have a flair for hairstyling, a creative hand for nail art, or an eye for make-up application? Come learn and have some fun with us!


    DENTAL ASSISTING  (available week 1) 

    Explore the world of dental assisting!  During your week you will be introduced to dental assisting activities such as oral hygiene, mouthguards, polishing of teeth, stone dental models, orthodontics, and much more!


    DESIGN & VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS   (available week  1 )

    Characters Pop! Come and experience the professional application Adobe Illustrator and the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop! Design colorful "pop" posters, and build collages of your favorite recognizable characters! And do so much more! All beginner artists are welcome!


    GRAPHIC DESIGN  (available weeks 1, 2 & 3) 

    Learn the different printing processes used to print a variety of products. Make a t-shirt, mouse pad, key chain, and work with vinyl graphics used for signs & vehicles.


    WELDING & METAL FABRICATION (available week  1 )

    Welders create things that we see and use every day! Some examples would be planes, ships, cars, motorcycles, submarines, buildings, bridges and much more. Join us for an introduction to the world of welding and fabricating.