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Superior Edventures Summer Courses and Summer Camps

Current Programs

NOTE: These courses are not for LSSU credit and are not eligible for financial aid from LSSU. If you have additional questions, please contact Julia Roque at 906-635-6673.

Click here for paper application for registration (pdf) and either email it to jaroque@lssu.edu or deliver it in person to:
Lake Superior State University
Superior Edventures
Cisler Center Room 206 A
650 W. Easterday
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan 49783

You can also register by phone at (906)635-6673.

For customized training for a group, contact Julia Roque at 906-635-6673.

Intro to Quickbooks/Quickbooks Pro

RegisterThe primary focus of this course is to learn to use Quickbooks 2013 to track financial activities of a small business and learn various aspects of the software. In class you will learn how to set up your company on QuickBooks or modify QuickBooks to get the information you need to run your business. You will also learn how to invoice customers, prepare business forms, buy merchandise, pay bills, reconcile bank accounts, set up payroll, and more. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of windows operating systems and basic knowledge of book keeping principles and terminology..

Dates: Jan 18, 20, Jan 25, 27, Feb 1, 3
Time: 5:30 –8:00 p.m.
Cost: $225
Instructor: Trisha Brazil, C.P.A
Location: LSSU CAS 103

Pharmacy Technician Program

Phlebotomy Technician

RegisterThis 90 hour Phlebotomy Technician Program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis. Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely. Classroom and lab work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods. Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this program.

Mondays:
February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11
Times: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Wednesdays:
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 2,9, 16, 23, 30
April 6
Times: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Saturdays:
February 13
March 12
April 9
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Course Contact Hours: 90 hrs

Student Tuition: $1,799 (Textbooks included)

Silk Scarf Marbling

Register Learn Turkish Marbling. Watch as Sault Sainte Marie artist Heidi Finley teaches you how to drip, splatter, and swirl paint on the surface of water to create colorful and intricate patterns. Transfer these designs to paper as you learn, and finish by making a full-size 14 x 72 inch 100% silk scarf in your choice of colors. Limited to 12 participants aged 12 and over. Cost includes all materials and supplies. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary! Smocks and aprons provided; please wear old clothing and shoes.

Dates: February 13
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $65
Instructor: Heidi Finley
Location: LSSU Fine Arts Center

T-Shirt Marbling Class

Register Make your own marbled T-shirt! Choose your colors and swirl the paint. Sault Sainte Marie artist Heidi Finley will guide you through this fun process. No prior experience is necessary--anyone can do this with Heidi's expert equipment and guidance. Limited to 12 participants aged 12 and over, or youngsters may bring an adult supervisor and work together. Cost includes all materials and supplies. If you prefer to use your own t-shirt, please make arrangements to drop off your 100% cotton shirt (any color washed and dried with no fabric softener) with Heidi before class day for preparation.

Please call Heidi at (260) 667-8719 with questions and/or to make these arrangements.

Finished shirts can be hand-washed and air dried to reduce fading. They make great gifts for kids or adults. For more examples, please visit Marbling Supplies on Facebook or www.marblingsupplies.com.

Dates: February 27
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $65
Instructor: Heidi Finley
Location: LSSU Fine Arts Center

Basic Computer Skills

Basic Computer Skills I

RegisterLearn the skills to operate a computer easily and effectively. Whether you are seeking to improve your work place skills or aspire to use a computer for personal use, this course will reduce the time and frustration associated with learning computer basics. Topics include: Navigating and

Date: January 19
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $45
Instructor: Cathy Welton
Location: Sault Area High School Career Center

Basic Computer Skills II

RegisterBuild on the skills you learned in Computer Skills I, and start using the internet like a pro. Topics include: Navigating the internet, downloading and uploading, history and bookmarks, and multi-media set-up including sound, players, and add-ons.

Date: January 21
Time: 5:30- 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $45
Instructor: Cathy Welton
Location: Sault Area High School Career Center

Improving your Photography

Register If you are ready to take control of your camera and start taking great pictures, then this photography class is for you.Get to know your camera, learn how to practice and avoid some common mistakes to improve your photographs.

Date: January 20, 27, Feb 3
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $99
Instructor: Michael Lussier
Location: LSSU Cisler Center

Learn to Use your iPhone/iPad for Photos

Register Taking, editing and storing your photos from an iPhone or iPad is easy once you know the basics. Learn to take better photographs, enhance them in the Apple Photos app and store them in iCloud for use across all your mobile devices and MAC or PC computers. Whether you are a seasoned photography pro or a new iPhone/iPad user, you will find this class an enlightening and fun way to create perfect pictures for use in business or personal situations. Bring your own devices with you to class.

Date: January 23
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
Instructor: Alex Freds
Location: LSSU Rathskellar Conference Room

Microsoft Publisher

RegisterIn this course, you'll learn to use Microsoft Publisher -to create impressive publications. It's perfect for beginners who want to learn how to produce professional-quality newsletters, fliers, letterheads, and brochures. You'll start by learning how to navigate the Publisher workspace using the ribbon, and how to access both local and online Publisher templates. Next, you'll find out how to create and manage text, pictures, graphics, and other elements, such as tables and shapes, and see how you can use these different components to create a variety of documents. As the course progresses, you'll learn about different kinds of publications Publisher can help you produce. You'll see how to create documents from scratch, but you'll also learn how to modify existing templates so you can create customized documents more easily. Finally, you'll learn all about printing your publications and how to share Publisher documents electronically. Once you learn how to manage Publisher tools and features and how to design effective publications, you'll be able to create anything you might need.

Dates: April 12, 14, 19
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $105
Instructor: Heather Suggitt, Sault Area Career Center Teacher
Location: Sault Area High School Career Center

Customer Service

RegisterThis customer service workshop will introduce you to a variety of skills including identifying customer behavior, determining customer needs through active listening, becoming an effective verbal and nonverbal communicator, honing your telephone customer service skills, handling difficult customers, encouraging customer loyalty, and practicing service recovery.

Date: February 13
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50
Instructor: JoAnne Lussier, Sault Area Schools Career Center Director
Location: LSSU Cisler Center

Animation for Beginners

RegisterLearn to draw, paint and animate cartoon characters. Develop your drawing skills to draw existing characters andyour own. Learn the basic and fundamental 2D animation techniques todesign storyboards, characters and backgrounds in color and animate your own cartoons, just like professional animators. Learn how all your favorite animated shows are made and create your own films!

Dates: January 30th, February 6, 13
Time: 12 noon – 3:00 p.m.
Grades: Students in grades 7 through 12
Cost: $105
Instructor: Maureen Shelleau
Location: LSSU Cisler Center Rathskellar Lab

Super Science Saturday

RegisterCome spend the day at Lake Superior State University learning and participating in science activities led by Lake Superior State Science Clubs.

Dates: February 20
Times: 10am-3pm, Lunch Included at the LSSU Quarterdeck
Grades: 2-8
Cost: $45
Instructor: Multiple
Location: LSSU

  

Microsoft Excel

Excel Basics

RegisterLearn the fundamentals of Microsoft Excel 2014 and create highly useful spreadsheets to organize your data. In our computer lab, work along with the instructor as you create a new spreadsheet; learn the functions; and navigation tools, edit data, enter formulas, and save and update your workbook. Gain experience working with data as you learn how to use formulas, move data, add rows and columns, use format functions, and create basic use graphs.

Dates: Feb 9, 11, 16
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $105
Instructor: Heather Suggitt
Location: Sault Area High School Career Center

Intermediate Excel Register

Build on previous knowledge and learn database management skills in Microsoft Excel 2014. Discover how to maintain and manage lists of data; sort and filter information; use built-in templates to produce sale invoices, purchase orders, and expense reports. Create 3-D formulas to link worksheets and use styles and themes. Learn to insert hyperlinks, publish a worksheet as a Web page, and send worksheets via email. Advanced chart formatting and graphic elements in charts are presented. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of the material described in Introduction to Spreadsheets.

Dates: Feb 23, 25 & Mar 1
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $105
Instructor: Cathy Welton
Location: Sault Area High School Career Center

Setting Up Payroll in Quickbooks

RegisterGet started with QuickBooks payroll by learning about these features: payroll set-up information, running & modifying payroll, new hire reporting, EFTPS set-up and payments, handling 1099 employees, monthly & quarterly reporting, year-end reporting: 940; W2’s & W3’s, exporting data to Excel and more!

Date: Feb 10 & 17
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $75
Instructor: Trisha Brazil, C.P.A
Location: LSSU

Creating Custom Invoices in Quickbooks

RegisterQuickBooks makes it easy to create custom invoices that are tailored to your business. In a few clicks you can add a company logo, change fonts and colors, add contact information, and choose which items appear on your invoices. You can even add detailed information about each item in your invoice, making it easy for your customers to reconcile and pay on time.

Display payments received and the new outstanding balance in a few simple steps. Follow up with unpaid invoices by emailing statement reminders. You can also add discounts and other offers

Date: Feb 24 & March 9
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $75
Instructor: Trisha Brazil, C.P.A
Location: LSSU

Learn How To Use Your Apple iPad

RegisterGet the most out of your Apple iPad for work or personal use by learning about browsing the Web, email features, sending and receiving messages, viewing movies, shooting photos, listening to music and more. Please bring your devices with you to class.

Date: January 5
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
Location: LSSU Rathskellar Conference Room
Instructor: Alex Freds

Learn How To Use Your iPhone

RegisterGet the most out of your iPhone for work or personal use by learning about functions like making and receiving calls, emailing, browsing the web, sending and receiving messages, taking notes and features like shooting photos and listening to music. You will also learn how to install applications. Please bring your devices with you to class.

Date: January 7
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
Location: LSSU Rathskellar Conference Room
Instructor: Alex Freds

Adult Pottery Class

RegisterLearn how to throw on the potter’s wheel. All levels, beginner through advanced can participate. Class includes clay, firing of class work, and glazes. Please wear old clothes and bring a towel to class.

Dates: January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, March 7, 14, and 21.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $260
Instructor: Bill Morrison
Location: LSSU Fine Arts Center

Designing Web Pages

Designing Web Pages using HTML—Level 1

RegisterJoin the exciting world of web publishing. You will learn the essential skills of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), designing and adding titles, paragraphs, images, links, tables, and more to new web pages, and using CSS to style and lay out your pages. Peek behind the scenes of web sites published on the Internet, seeing how designers perform their web magic. Your new skills will be an important foundation if you plan to learn one of the graphic web page design programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver. Basic Windows skills required.

Dates: April 12 & 14
Meeting days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $75
Instructor: Cathy Welton, Sault Area Career Center Teacher
Location: Sault Area High School Career Center

Enhancing HTML with Style Sheets—Level 2Register

Take your web designs to the next level with Cascading Style Sheets. Learn tips and techniques that add style, like color, font, text decoration, borders, backgrounds, and more. Continue with CSS to organize your layout with columns or sections. Investigate new features such as video and new form validation tags.

Dates: April 19 & 21
Meeting days: Tuesday & Thursday
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $75
Instructor: Cathy Welton, Sault Area Career Center Teacher
Location: Sault Area High School Career Center

Computer Security: Scams, Schoolmates, and Cat Pictures: Managing Your Online Footprint

RegisterThe internet is full of pitfalls and traps. It's also full of old friends, lost classmates, and distant relatives...and cat pictures...and cat videos. We can help you set up your email and social media. navigate through the junk, increase your online security, avoid scams, check on the truth of claims, and reduce your online footprint. If you are online and you: a) don't have anti-virus software installed; b) have friends urging you to repost "news" articles on Facebook; c) have friends that constantly email you attachments; d) have received a phone call recently about the IRS auditing or arresting you; then we have a class for that.

Dates: Feb. 2, 9 16, 23 & Mar. 8, 15
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Cost: $99
Instructor: Christopher Smith, Assistant Professor, LSSU Math & Computer Science
Location: LSSU Center for Applied Sciences, Room 303

Organizing and Editing Your Photos

RegisterIf you are shooting digital photos, you need to know how to store, retrieve, and work with them on your computer. Learn how to keep them organized and pick up tips for basic photo editing in this hands-on workshop. Work with file management, naming conventions, digital camera memory, transferring photos, and basic functions of photo editing. Please bring a memory stick to class or your laptop computer.

Dates: Feb 10 & 17
Meeting days: Wednesdays
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $70
Instructor: Michael Lussier
Location: LSSU Cisler Center Rathskellar Lab

Summer Camps

Click here to visit our Summer Camps Website!

Here is a partial list of the Middle & High School camps we offer!

  • Biomedical Science
  • Dance
  • Engineering/Robotics
  • Fire Science
  • Fish Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Health Care Explorations
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Sports (Basketball/Cross Country/Hockey)

Summer Camp Cancellation Policy

Lake Superior State University and Superior Edventures Summer Camps reserves the right to terminate the stay of any student, without refund, when it is deemed to be in the best interest of either the student or the program. 

Full refunds will be issued for any camp cancelled by LSSU because of low enrollment. Refunds will be issued minus the $125 non-refundable deposit for any camp cancelled by a participant two weeks prior to the camp start date the participant is enrolled in. 

 


 

 

 

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For more information contact Julia Roque at 906-635-6673 or by email at jaroque@lssu.edu. Download the application form to register for any class.
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