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Pre-College Summer Program 2019

An Academic Program for High School Students

The Pre-College Summer Program at Iona College gives rising high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a glimpse of academic and campus life and earn college credits.

Back by overwhelmingly popular demand, Iona College will once again offer two one week-long immersive entrepreneurship experiences, specifically designed for high school students. These week-long immersive entrepreneurship experiences are designed to unlock students’ creativity and entrepreneurial potential. Courses are taught by expert faculty at Iona’s state-of-the-art collaborative learning space at the newly founded Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Students earn 3 college credits for each week-long course.

Students may also enroll in Iona College undergraduate courses–online or on campus– and earn 3 college credits while learning alongside Iona College students. The courses offered are specially selected from among Iona’s offerings for Summer Session II (June 3 – July 3) and Summer Session III (July 8-Aug 9).

Who Can Apply?

Rising HS juniors and seniors who have an exceptional record of academic performance (GPA of 3.0/B or better).

Tuition and Fees

$600 per course. Each course is 3 credits.

Week-Long Immersive Entrepreneurship Experiences

Week 1: July 15 - July 19
Week 2: July 22 - July 26

Students may take one or both sessions.

Week 1: July 15-19
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
CREATIVITY for Innovation

Creative confidence is the foundation of innovation. Throughout this intensive week students will become aware of their own creative capacities through interactive group activities that will exercise their creative muscles and grow their imagination. A variety of artistic techniques and tools will be introduced and utilized to draw out their inner creative and build their creative momentum. At the end of the week students will walk away with a new creative toolbox and new perspectives that will broaden their ability to innovate and get their ideas out of their head and into action.

Week 2: July 22-26
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DESIGN THINKING for Entrepreneurship

Design Thinking is a solutions-based problem-solving methodology. However, human-centered in its approach to developing solutions, it is more than a methodology, it is a mindset. Design thinking can be applied to almost anything, but in this week-long intensive we will focus on applying it to innovation and entrepreneurship. Through interactive team activities and projects students will be introduced to the Design Thinking process, and learn to apply it so that they can turn their own observations into insights, and their insights into solutions. While putting into practice the design thinking techniques for observation, ideation, prototyping, and testing, individuals will also grow their skills in co-creation, collaboration, and shared leadership. At the end of the week students will share their ideas and present their solutions using storytelling methods.

Lunch is not provided; students may bring their own lunch and will also have the opportunity to purchase lunch at one of Iona’s dining locations.

Summer Session Courses

Courses cover a wide range of subjects and disciplines, and many can be used to fulfill core requirements. Below is a list of recommended courses.

Summer Session II: June 3 - July 3, 2019
Course Number Course Name Day and Time
BUS 201 EB Principles of Financial Accounting Tu/Th 6:30-9:30 p.m.
CS 140 DL Computers, Technology and Society Online
ECO 201 EB Basic Microeconomic Analysis Tu/Th 6:30-10:15 p.m.
ITA 150 B Beginning Italian Culture through Conversation M/W 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
MTH 231 HYB Calculus W 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
PHL 110 DLB Intro to Philosophy Online
POL 203 DLB Intro to Global Politics Online
SOC 101 DL Intro to Sociology Online

Summer Session III: July 8 - August 9, 2019
Course Number Course Name Day and Time
BUS 202 EC Principles of Managerial Accounting Tu/Th 6:30-10:15 p.m.
CHM 125 C/LC Criminalistics Laboratory T/W/Th 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
CS 140 DLC Computers, Technology, and Society Online
ECO 202 DLC Basic Macroeconomic Analysis Online
FPA 200 HYC Art Appreciation M/W/F 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
FRE 250 C Intermediate French: Culture Through Conversation M/W 11 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
POL 203 DL Intro to Global Politics Online