Technology Core

Program Overview
Ages 11-18

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:30pm
@ UCSD Extended Studies Building, University City, 6256 Greenwich Drive San Diego, CA 92122

THINKING IN 3D: Introduction to 3D Printing and Impact of Plastics

In this course, students will begin to learn how to THINK in 3D — meaning being able to assemble, disassemble, rotate and even create two-dimensional and three-dimensional objects. Students will get an introduction to 3D modeling, design, prototyping and 3D printing. Students will develop problem solving and logical thinking skills through creating their own 3D projects, including a series of 3D pen creations. An important part of this course is understanding what it means to be sustainable, and the impact plastics have on our oceans, landfills and the environment.

An Intro to Coding and Maze Game Design

In this course, the instructor will introduce students to the basics of computer programming, graphic arts and maze game design. Through the use of Lego blocks and Pixel Art computer software programs, students will learn how to plan and design their own games (up to three levels of difficulty). Coding also helps develops students’ critical thinking and math skills. This class culminates with a fun, interactive experience when students play their game creations with their classmates.

3D Projects and Plastic Alternatives

This course focuses on the process of 3D design and 3D printing using computer-aided design software. Students will also learn more about the environmental impact of plastics and how we can be better stewards of our planet’s health. We will talk about what plastics — and plastic alternatives  (such as PLA) — are used in 3D printers and when to use them. PLA is one of the most used, environmentally friendly, 3D printing materials because it is made largely from corn, a renewable resource. All 3D projects will be printed and can be collected on the last class.

MEDIA ARTS: Introduction to Digital Graphic Arts and Heat Transfers

In this course, students will learn basic graphic design skills, including navigating photo editing and imaging software, creating and removing backgrounds, manipulating images and more. Students will also learn about the technology behind vinyl applications, laser cutters and heat transfers. Students will have plenty of creative time, digging into their imaginations to design and customize their own T-shirts, stickers and wall art.  Students will also receive their very own Clicbitz backpack with 20 customized 3D-printed buttons.

MAKER LAB: Prepping for Science Showcase

In this final class of the Clicbitz Technology 5 Core, students will complete three final projects using our Maker Lab tools and equipment and demonstrate combining materials and skills learned from previous Core courses, including 3D design, 3D printing, 3D pen creations, heat transfers, cutting software, coding and more to complete their projects. Students will have guided activities each day to spark their creativity and inspire their inner “maker.”


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At the time you enroll your child in one of our Core classes, you will be charged the full amount of the class. Additionally, some classes may have a materials fee that is payable to the instructor on the first day of class, either cash or via Venmo.

Cancellations & Refunds:

If you notify us more than 7 days prior to the first class, we will issue a refund (minus processing fees), or we can give you a credit for a future class. This credit will remain in your account for 1 year. It is your responsibility to contact us to reschedule.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 7 days prior to the first class.
No refunds for no shows.

Release of Liability & Responsibilities:

Each child’s parent or guardian must sign a waiver and a photo release before the start of each course.

We expect each child to be responsible for their behavior and will not tolerate disruption in class. We reserve the right to dismiss any student, without refund, and may also refuse future enrollment to a student with a history of unacceptable behavior.

Class Start Time:

We are teaching at the UCSD Extension Building in University City, located at 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego, CA 92122, off Interstate 805 at Governor Drive. Instruction will begin promptly at 4:30pm, so please keep in mind traffic at this time of day and give yourself plenty of time to get here. We hope you can arrive 10-15 minutes early so that the session can start on time.

Any Questions? Shoot us an email at or a call at 619.879.4360