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TechCore Program

TechCore Summer Institute

Interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) but haven’t had the opportunity to explore?

Want a glimpse into the Foothill College experience in a supportive community?

TechCore is a STEM pathway program at Foothill College offered by Foothill College’s Science Learning Institute. The TechCore Summer Institute is a transition program to get you on your path to pursuing a STEM major at Foothill. No prior experience and skills in any STEM discipline necessary.

August 2 - September 3, 2021

Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fridays, 10 a.m.-Noon


How to Sign Up and Apply

Come back at the end of March 2021 for more information

If you have questions, please contact

Attend Optional Info Session

If you missed the info session, watch a video recording from June 9.

Who Should Attend Our Summer Institute

Consider the following to decide if TechCore Summer Institute is right for you!

  • Are you a graduating high school student or equivalency earner interested in science, technology, computer science, math, or engineering (STEM)  but haven’t had the opportunity to explore?
  • Are you worried about being prepared for college and want to get a head start with math and study skills? If yes, this program is for you!
  • No prior experience and skills necessary. Tutoring and counseling will be provided to ensure your success in the program.
  • You will take college courses for credit, engage in activities to explore careers in computer science, and prepare for a successful transition to Foothill College, or any other college or university.
  • Course materials will be provided, including laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots on loan.

Note: If you have already taken computer science courses, taken AP calculus, or participated in STEM programs extensively, this program may not be a good fit for you.  Please see summer or fall computer science courses that may be of interest to you.

Summer Institute Courses

More information to come

After You Complete Summer Institute

If you complete our TechCore Summer Institute and enroll at Foothill, you will be invited to apply for the Tech Core Program in fall quarter.

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Please email me!

Sophia Kim, Director Science Learning Institute