Pre-College Program for High School Students

spring pre-college

Summer 2024 Pre-College Programs

Dates: July 8 – July 26, 2024

Topics Available:


Healthcare & Psychology

  • MDS291 Healthcare Immersion (One Unit) 
  • PS212 Psychopathology (One Unit) 
This three-week interactive learning experience is an introductory college-level course designed for high school students interested in careers in healthcare delivery. Traditional classroom lectures and high fidelity medical simulators (electronically controlled mannequins) will teach students clinical skills and provide an overview of common medical conditions. Students will learn to interview patients, perform physical exams, and medical procedures such as suturing and casting. Case studies will be used to reinforce the knowledge gained from lectures. 
This course will introduce the nature and causes of psychological disorders based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychological Disorders (DSM) used by mental health practitioners. Common treatments for major psychological disturbances will also be discussed. Basic concepts and prevailing theoretical approaches will be reviewed and evaluated. 


Filmmaking & Screenwriting

  • FM101 Introduction to Filmmaking (One Unit) 
  • FM322 Screenwriting I (One Unit) 
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of filmmaking and digital video production. Through hands-on exercises and lessons, students will gain the skills required to produce short films. In coordination with their screenwriting course, students will write, plan, film, and edit their own original fiction films, making use of Wagner’s extensive film production equipment. 
This course will introduce students to the art of screenwriting, from formatting basics to techniques in dialogue and story structure. Students will study existing screenplays and watch films to hone their craft, while writing an original fiction screenplay to be produced in their filmmaking course. Each screenplay will be critiqued and workshopped by their peers, mimicking the professional process of drafting and revising a screenplay. 


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8am – 9am Breakfast
9am – 12pm Class
12pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Break
1:30pm – 4:30pm Class
4:30pm – 5:30pm On campus activity/Break
5:30pm – 7pm Dinner
7pm – 9pm Study Time
9pm – 10pm On campus activity
10pm Lights out

*Schedule may vary depending on off-campus trips.