These classes will be for fun and to discover the academic programs we offer at Madison College.

  • Ages for each class will vary based on the subject matter.
  • Classes will be in the evening or weekend.
  • Students will be given a Madison College Student account.
  • Classes will appear on the student’s transcripts.

Register for Classes

Complete the Child/Teen Registration form to register for these youth classes. Note the class name and number (found in the class description).

Note: Anyone under 16 must first complete The Under 16 Registration form (PDF). Download this form, complete it and then upload the PDF when you submit the Child/Teen Registration form.

Child/Teen Registration

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Art Courses

Character Design will have students developing and creating their own characters that could be used for comics, video games, or animation. This course is intended to teach students how to use character design to tell a story and how to create unique and original characters. We will discuss shape language and how color impact a character’s design and create a wide variety of characters that can fit different roles in a story. Youth Ages 14-18
#36787, Truax-Protective Services Building, 9/16-10/21, Monday, 6-8 PM Instructor: Jessica Ellenbecker
Introduction to Traditional Drawing is a class designed to help students learn the basics of observational drawing. We will utilize mostly pencils and colored pencils and practice using the Elements of Art to improve drawing skills. Youth Ages 14-18.
#36788, Truax-Protective Services Building, 10/28-12/2, Monday, 6-8 PM Instructor: Jessica Ellenbecker

Junior Chef Courses

Students ages 8-13 need a guardian attending class with them. Students 14+ can attend without a guardian, with written consent.

Learn how to make a variety of different types of cookies, including cookies & cream drop cookies, sugar cookie sandwiches, and sprinkle slice and bake cookies.
#12066, Truax-Main Building, 7/27, Saturday, 9 AM-1 PM
In this class, you will learn how to make cakes from scratch. We will discuss different types of fillings as well as make American buttercream. Join us in Jr Chef: Cakes 2 class to layer and decorate your cake.
#36795, Truax-Main Building, 10/19, Saturday, 9 AM-1 PM
Let your creativity soar with this cake decorating class! With your cake from our Jr Chef: Cakes 1 class you will learn and apply basic techniques of icing cakes and basic piping techniques. If not signed up for Jr Chef: Cakes 1, please bring 2-8inch round cakes for class
#36794, Truax-Main Building, 10/26, Saturday, 9 AM-1 PM

Other Youth Courses

This course is intended to help you feel more confident in understanding a variety of vehicle systems. The class will be presentation followed by hands-on lab time. You will learn topics including fluids, tires, brakes and more, so that you may do it yourself when needed. This course will also help prepare you to discuss issues when your vehicle needs to be repaired.
#10030, Truax-Main Building, 6/20, Thursday, 5-8 PM - For High School Students grades 9-12 Instructor: Marty Prew
Safe Sitter® prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use CPR manikins to practice choking rescue and CPR! This course includes friends and family CPR. Please note students do not get certified in CPR. Please bring your own lunch, lunch is not provided.
Eventbrite, Truax-Protective Services Center, 10/5, Saturday, 9 AM-3:30 PM
Are you interested in learning how to weld? This is 3 week introductory welding course geared toward ages 14-17 year olds. Types of welding we’d be covering are week 1 SMAW (stick welding), week 2 GMAW( mig welding), week 3 TIG welding. We’ll cover basic mild steel and touch briefly into Stainless steel Tig welding the last week! Safety items needed would be, safety boots, safety glasses and welding gloves.
#35410, Truax-Main Building, 11/2-11/16, Saturday, 9 AM - 12 PM Instructor: Nick Castillo