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Hudson -- Residents of all ages looking for a few pointers on, or a deeper understanding of, computer programming now have an added learning option.
The inagural session for the Programming Academy, 45 Milford Road, Suite 15 in Hudson began July 15. The academy is registering students for additional sessions, which are four weeks long. Evening class times vary, with openings for 7 to 8 p.m. sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The academy was started by Pat Cassell and Karen Heater, both of Hudson.
"Pat and I started this business to meet what we saw as a need in our community to teach programming to children and adults," according to Heater. "We primarily want to create a space where children can go after school and in the evenings and learn in a collaborative, team-oriented environment."
The owners have partnered with local colleges to provide computer programming graduate students, Heater added. The academy, next to KinderCare, has three classrooms.
"We're currently open in the evenings during our class times on Tuesdays and Thursdays," Heater said. "This fall, we plan to expand our class offerings to more evenings and daytime hours."
Students will learn C++, Java and HTML.
"Our hope is that each student will determine where their interests are, the particular language that relates to, and plan to continue with full classes starting in the fall," according to the academy's website. "This initial offering is designed to provide each student an overview of what computer programming is all about and an introduction to three popular programming languages used in today's digital world."
Heater hopes to expand class offerings in the fall.
"But we need some interested students," Heater said.
Classes are offered for students 11 to 14 and adults. The academy plans to expand the ages, however, space is limited.
For more information or to register, visit www.TheProgrammingAcademy.com or email registrations@TheProgrammingAcademy.com of the academy Facebook page.