Summer 2019 Bootcamps are over, but we will leave web page so you can see what wonderful classes we had last summer.  Summer 2020 is not yet in the planning stage, please use the below information as an example of what we might be offering.  For more information on Summer 2020, please email Charlie Monahan, Assoc. Dean Economic Workforce Development,

Napa Valley College offers a variety of credit and non-credit Summer Bootcamps to students. Bootcamps are intensive all-day classes, ranging from 1 week to 3 weeks in length.  Classes are geared to high school students, but all are welcome.  Please note some classes have fees.  All classes are located on the Napa Valley College (NVC) Napa campus except for HEOC 97 at Calistoga High.

2019 Summer Bootcamps:



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Bootcamps Summer 2019 Flier 040419.pdf



BUSI-141-74914 Evaluating New Business Opportunities 3 units/54 hours MTWTH 9:00a.m.-11:50a.m. 6/10-6/20/19 (2 Week Class, Hybrid Hours ONLINE) NVC Room 1432 with Claudette Shatto,

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to assess the current economic, social and political climate for the business idea studied.  In addition, the student should be able to explain how demographic, technological and social changes impact the business idea.  Students will assess the personal appropriateness of their business ideas based on their strengths and skills, and personal, professional and financial goals.  An initial market assessment will be made and students will test their business concept through basic market research.  This course is required for all program-specific Entrepreneurship Certificates.  The final outcome of the class will be a determination of the feasibility of the entrepreneurial students business idea.  CSU

BUSI-143-74915 Entrepreneurial Business Plan MTWTH 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. 7/8-7/18/19 (2 Week Class, Late Start) NVC Room 1432 with Claudette Shatto,
Recommended Prep:  BUSI 141 with a minimum grade of C.
This course is an introduction to the theory, process, and practice of entrepreneurship.  Students will examine the entrepreneurial mindset in its true economic and social context by studying the unlimited opportunities of innovation and creativity that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide.  CSU



COUN-92-74889 Orientation to College .5 unit/9 hrs MTW 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m. NVC Room with Angela Moore,
An orientation to Napa Valley College that includes programs, services, policies and procedures, facilities, degrees, certificates, transfer requirements and college culture.  focus will be on strategies needed for academic success and the development of an academic plan.


CUL-100-74917 Sanitation and Safety 2 units/36 hours MTWTH 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m. 6/10-6/13/19 and M 6/17 (1 Week Class Plus 1 Monday) NVC Room 930B with Merrick McKeig (Lab Fee: $90),
This class provides students with the basic principles of food safety and sanitation as they apply to food service operations.  Includes instruction on federal, state, and local sanitation regulations; personal hygiene; HACCP protocol; microbiology; preventing foodborne illnesses through flow of food systems; development and management of a comprehensive cleaning and sanitizing program; and basic concepts of workplace safety.  Also includes training on responsible alcohol service.  National Restaurant Association ServSafe Test will be given as a course assessment and certification may be received with a passing score.  CSU

CUL-110-74918 Culinary Production & Operations for Hospitality Professionals 3 units/90 hours MTWTH 8:30a.m.-3:55p.m. 7/8-7/25/19 (3 Week Class, Late Start) NVC Room 930B with Elena Sirignano (Lab Fee: $150)
Concurrent enrollment in CUL 100, or previously taken and/or concurrent enrollment in CUL 100.
Through a combination of lecture and lab sessions, students are introduced to fundamental culinary principles, techniques and operations.  Students are introduced to and apply skills in product identification, ingredient handling, recipe costing, commercial recipe development, cooking fundamentals and professional standards of commercial kitchen operations. CSU


DDGT-130-73600 Intro to 3D Printing 3 units/90 hours MTWTH 8:30a.m.-4:45p.m. 6/10-6/27/19 (3 Week Class) NVC Room 3902 with Gary Strommen (Lab Fee: $200)
This course focuses on 3D Modeling and 3D Printing for the beginner and those currently in industry.  This course will cover the study of additive manufacturing as it pertains to 3D Printing.  Topics covered include 3D Parametric Modeling, 3D Printing applications, and the advantages and limitations of 3D printing technology.  Students will learn how to create three-dimensional parts and assemblies using the current version of the Autodesk Fusion 360 software specifically for 3D Printing.  This course also provides the opportunity for students to earn the Autodesk Certificate of Training and to prepare for the Autodesk Certified User exam.  CSU



HEOC-97-74923 Prep for Healthcare Professionals 3 units/54 hours MTWTHF AND MTW 8:30a.m.-2:55p.m. 6/10-6/19/19 (1 & 1/2 Weeks) at Calistoga High School.
Recommended Preparation:  ENGL 90 with a minimum grade of C.
This course introduces the fundamental study, test taking, and communication skills necessary to achieve success in the ADN, RT, or Paramedic programs.  Skills on time management, study techniques and test taking strategies are among the areas to be covered.


WELD-100-73563 Weld Theory & Practice 1, 3 units/90 hours MTWTH 8:30a.m.-4:25p.m. 6/10-6/27/19 (3 Weeks) NVC Room 3104 with Eric Wade (Lab Fee:  $75)
This is a basic welding course which provides an awareness of welding and cutting processes and develops or upgrades limited manipulative skills involving oxy-fuel and plasma cutting and stick and wire feed welding.  It is designed to introduce welding to community members and students in other vocational areas, and upgrade welders already in the industry.  This course satisfies the degree requirement for Machine Tool and DDGT.  CSU

WELD-101-73564 Weld Theory & Practice 2, 3 units/90 hours MTWTH 8:30a.m.-4:25p.m. 7/8-7/25/19 (3 Weeks) NVC Room 3104 with Eric Wade (Lab Fee: $75)
Prerequisite: Completion of WELD 100 or WELD 120 or WELD 130 with a minimum grade of C.  Recommended Preparation:  WELD 100 with a minimum grade of C.
The second of a two-semester welding course designed to fit the needs of students in other vocational areas and upgrade welders already in the industry.  This welding course is designed to develop and upgrade manipulative skills, technical knowledge and an appreciation of welding.  CSU


High School students: to register for one of the CREDIT Bootcamps below, follow the Dual Enrollment 5-step process. High school students who are entering into the tenth grade or higher, or who are at least 15 years old may take a Summer Bootcamp for college credit at NVC with permission from their high school principal and a parent/guardian.

If you have questions or need assistance with the enrollment process, contact one of the following folks below:

Charlie Monahan at 

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