Free Virtual Reality Class for HIgh School Students
The move of thousands of high school and college students to online education due to COVID-19 has illustrated the importance of augmented and virtual reality (AVR) applications. That trend is expected to continue even after the pandemic has subsided.
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is a leader in training students for positions in the AVR field. Its intensive, short-term, program provides training leading directly into the employment market.
Students curious about what AVR is all about and interested in learning more now have the opportunity to participate in a four-week Survey of Augmented and Virtual Reality summer class. Even better, students completing the class can receive three college credits.
The class is open to students of all ages, and registration is FREE for high school students.
You will need a few items to participate, like a computer and three-wheel mouse, but we've worked hard to keep the cost down so you can explore this exciting career.
This is a hands-on class in which participants create actual 3D models used in AVR projects, experience coding with C# and program with Amazon Sumerian.
The class begins June 29 and is delivered online using Zoom. Class times are from noon – 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
AVR is used extensively both in education and industry. It brings subjects alive, providing lab experiences for students that they normally would only be able to read out about in a book or view in a video.
EICC’s AVR program trains students to create these virtual reality applications.
Those applications can be used by high school students in a biology lab, giving them the ability to virtually take apart and explore the many intricacies of the human body. Manufacturing employees can practice sometimes highly dangerous tasks without putting themselves at actual risk. Instructors can use AVR tools to provide specialized instruction from around the world.
For more information about the program or upcoming summer class contact Tyler Halterman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-293-6922
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email email@example.com or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois 60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.