TECH TREP ACADEMY

We are always working to bring our Hatchpad fam the best the world can offer and things just got even better.  We made some new friends and they are bringing their A-game to the table.  Tech Trep Academy is offering the best in online training for the budding enTREPreneur.  Tech Trep has courses available in everything from 3D Design and Animation, Digital Media Editing and Graphic Design, Google for NinjasGame Design and Development, and almost anything else you can ask for.  And even better, these courses are built for almost all ages, as young as age 8 and above, but even better is that they are being used by high school and college students as a slightly more casual way to learn some of today’s top industry skills.  The best part, Tech Trep and Hatchpad are partnering up to offer an amazing discount to our exclusive Hatchpad fam.  Peep the available courses below and use our special discount code for 25% off ANY of the available classes.

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3D Design and Animation

Tech Trep Academy 3D Design and Animation

3D Design and Animation

In this 3D animation course for kids, you’ll learn how to build worlds from the ground up with detailed characters, objects, and landscapes. Then, we’ll teach you how to animate your 3D creations with a full range of motions and movements using Blender 2.7x. Create, tinker, and explore your own immersive, shareable world.

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Design 3D characters, objects, and landscapes
  • Animate objects with a variety of motions
  • Import your 3D creations into the Blender game engine

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Digital Media Editing and Graphic Design

Tech Trep Academy Digital Media Editing and Graphic Design

Digital Media Editing and Graphic Design

Ever wonder where some of those hilarious and beautiful viral photos come from? They come from kids just like you!

Learn the graphic design techniques you need to turn your pics from plain to phenomenal. You’ll master everything from filtering, drawing, and painting techniques to blending photos together and changing the backgrounds on your graphics. Learn, edit, post, and rack up the faves.

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Crop and resize
  • Using drawing and painting tools
  • Create collages
  • Superimpose subject from one photo onto a new background
  • Illustrate text
  • Filter and blend
  • Touch up pictures to really make them shine

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Become a Trep

Become A Trep

Become A Trep

Our enTREPreneurship course is the perfect place to start learning how to start your own business.  Are you trying to save up for a new bike — or an iPad or a pair of shoes or a parakeet? We’re here to help young enTREPreneurs create business plans and learn how to start making money.

 

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Earn and manage your own money
  • Explore the basics of building a business
  • Hear stories of other enTREPreneurs

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Game Design and Development

Tech Trep Academy Game Design and Development

Game Design and Development

In this course, you’ll learn how to design and develop your own games using Fusion 2.5, a kid-friendly game-creation software from Clickteam. You’ll start by building and customizing preset games, and then you’ll create your own original adventure. Because if you want to play the next five-star-rated game, you’ll have to build it first.

 

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Program and design fun computer games
  • Create a library of custom games
  • Build levels, points, backgrounds, sounds, and more!
  • Convert game files for mobile play (optional)

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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3D Printing and Design

Tech Trep Academy 3D Printing and Design

3D Printing and Design

From candy to robots to rockets, there’s not much you can’t build as a 3D-printing expert. In this 3D printing course for kids, you’ll master best practices of 3D modeling and printing, starting with basic shapes and building up to complex models. Learn, design, and watch your creations come to life — layer by incredible layer.

 

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Design and print 3D objects
  • Use photos as scale to create 3D models
  • Understand real-world 3D-printing applications
  • Print your own custom 3D model

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Become a Digital Artist

Tech Trep Academy Become A Digital Artist

Become A Digital Artist

These days, “artist” means way more than being a pro with a paintbrush or pottery wheel. Digital art can be found everywhere — from video games to movies to magazine ads. In this course on digital art for kids, you’ll learn the fundamentals of drawing using Inkscape software. From there, you can create realistic digital sketches and renderings. Unleash your inner Monet without the mess.

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Draw shapes and forms with Inkscape software
  • Apply value, space, and texture
  • Develop patterns, repetition, and variety
  • Practice movement, rhythm, proportion, and more

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Browser Game Programming with Javascript

Tech Trep Academy Browser Game Programming with Javascript

Browser Game Programming with Javascript

Our goal is to prepare kids for the future and give them a real-world coding experience while having a lot of fun!  This course is project driven allowing students to customize the code they’re learning and make amazingly awesome games for a browser!

 

 

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • How to code your own side scrolling platform game (Mario Style)
  • How to create multiple stages and bonus levels
  • Real-world JavaScript concepts
  • Writing your own JavaScript to create 3 different browser games
  • Personally-developed games to share with others on the web

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Drawing, Sculpting, and Stop-Motion Animation

Tech Trep Academy Drawing, Sculpting, and Stop-Motion Animation

Drawing, Sculpting, and Stop-Motion Animation

From cartoons on TV to animated feature films on the big screen, everything starts with a sketch. But how does a simple drawing turn into full-fledged animation? We’ll walk you through the process in this course on animation for kids because a sketchbook doodle today can be something Pixar-worthy tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Draw basic shapes and figures
  • Turn drawings into computer images
  • Use Meshmixer (an online sculpting program) to create 3D meshes
  • Operate HUE (stop-motion animation software)
  • Produce short stop-motion animation clips

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Google Ninja 2016

Tech Trep Academy Google Ninja 2016

Google Ninja 2016

Google is the #1 brand in the world right now. Venture through this course to transition from Google Novice to Ninja. Students will learn both basic and advanced features of email and calendaring, spreadsheets, word processing, slide presentations, drawing, survey forms, drive storage, photo editing, and much more!

After taking this course you will have acquired the skills needed to using Google’s products like a pro. In addition to knowing the ins and outs of using all the Google apps and productivity tools, you will understand how to share documents and files with others online.

What you’ll learn:

  • Surfing the Web like a Pro with Google Chrome
  • Google Search Basics and Advanced Tips & Tricks
  • Setting Up Your Account for Everything Google
  • Mastering Gmail
  • Working Smarter in the Cloud with Google Drive
  • Google Drive Apps: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, & Drawings
  • Cool Google Tools: Google Photos, YouTube, & Google Maps
  • Getting Organized with Google Calendar

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Intro to Web Development

Tech Trep Academy Intro to Web Development

Intro to Web Development

Students will build a coding portfolio while learning how to use HTML 5, CSS3, and JavaScript.  This course gives them the tools they need to make a custom online web portfolio.

 

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Students will Create two separate websites to start to coding portfolio.
  • Learn HTML 5 & CSS3 and other web development concepts.
  • Write all the code themselves in a real programming environment.
  • Dive deeper into HTML & CSS showing responsive web development so sites will work perfectly on any screen size including tablets and phones.
  • Learn JavaScript web programming by creating a comment posting form for visitors to leave comments on their page.
  • Learn how to upload work live on the web, using Cloud 9.

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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Sound and Audio Mixing

Tech Trep Academy Sound and Audio Mixing

Sound and Audio Mixing

Behind every song of the summer, feature film, or cartoon is a seasoned sound engineer. In this course, we’ll teach you how to record and produce pro-level sounds using Audacity audio editing software. From there, you can add effects to music and voice tracks, piece together multiple audio files for a layered sound, and learn the ins and outs of copyrighting your work. You can thank us later in your Grammy speech.

 

 

 

What you’ll learn:

  • Become an Audacity software expert
  • Create and edit audio
  • Add fun effects to music and voice tracks
  • Mix and master multitrack audio files
  • Navigate copyright and intellectual property

Estimated Duration: 15-20 weeks

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