Middlesex Community College’s College for Kids summer programs are designed to provide kids, ages 8 to 15, with fun and challenging opportunities explore careers, gain new knowledge, develop new skills and boost their self-confidence. College for Kids runs July 11 through Aug. 18, on the Bedford and Lowell campuses and it’s not too late to register!

Most College for Kids programs are offered Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – with some exceptions, including half-day programs. All programs are taught by public school teachers or by professionals who are experts in their field and have experience working with children.

Kids can learn the fundamentals of flight in “ACE: Aviation and Simulation.” Co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, ACE helps kids explore aviation careers and meet experts in the field. Participants will build and test their own model aircrafts and rockets. Field trips allow students to experience first-hand airport operations and can even take an instructional flight.

MCC’s “LegoMindstorms” program helps kids learn the basics of robot building and programming. Kids work on teams and design, build and test robots in a fun, creative, and competitive atmosphere.

“Engineering Hovercrafts” introduces students to the basic concepts and fundamentals of engineering. Students will learn how to problem solve, brainstorm and design by using the engineering design process.

For the complete MCC College for Kids schedule and registration information, visit https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/collegeforkids/ or call 1-800-818-3434.