What is the Belt Program?

This is our most popular program for good reason! Olympia, WA parents love the variety of technical skills and soft skills their student gains as they progress through the various ‘Belts’ or levels. Kids get excited about the fun, hands-on activities within each lesson that incorporate the latest technology like robotics, drones, AI, 3-D printing, and more! Our knowledgeable instructors begin each class with a lesson, followed by an activity designed to reinforce the new concepts. Parents receive regular progress reports to keep them in the loop allowing them to confidently talk with their student about everything they’re learning and cheer on their achievements at the Belt graduation ceremony!

Select the Belt that is right for your student based on your child’s interest and age.

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JUNIOR BELT

STEAM Fundamentals

Age Group

5-7

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SPRINTS

  • Maze Creation with Iterative Design
  • Design and Physics of Amusement
    Parks
  • Evolution of Energy
  • The Science behind Space Travel
  • Creative Design with STEM
  • IOT Transportation
  • Engineering Exploration – Bridge
    Design
  • Urban Planning a Smart City
  • iCode 2050 Final Project Using
    Scratch

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Intro to Scratch
  • STEAM Basics
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Mathematics

SOFT SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

OUTCOMES

  • Introduction to Scratch
  • Engineering Design
  • Smart City Design
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FOUNDATION BELT

Basic Game Development

Age Group

6-8

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SPRINTS

  • Computer Foundations
  • Introduction to Programming with Scratch
  • Computational Thinking
  • Advanced Scratch Programming
  • Digital Logic
  • Exploring STEM Professions I
  • Exploring STEM Professions II
  • Hands-on Scratch
  • Final Project: Interactive Simulation Creating from Scratch

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Computer Basics
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Scratch Programming

SOFT SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Design

OUTCOME

  • Customized Game
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WHITE BELT

Robotics & Programming

Age Group

8-11

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SPRINTS

  • Robotic Fundamentals
  • Robotics with VEX IQ
  • Advanced Robotics
  • 3D Modeling
  • Midterm Robotics Project
  • Electricity
  • Electricity II
  • Engineering Design
  • Final Project: Build a Complex Robot

KEY CONCEPTS

  • VEX Code
  • Engineering
  • Electricity
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Printing
  • Art of Design

SOFT SKILLS

  • Teamwork
  • Project Development and Ideation
  • Fine Motor Skills and Coordination
  • Critical Observation

OUTCOMEs

  • 3D Printed Innovation
  • Small Scale Smart Home Simulation
  • Robot Design Solution
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ORANGE BELT

Web Development

Age Group

8-11

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SPRINTS

  • Web Development
  • Web Development II
  • Photography
  • JavaScript I
  • Midterm
  • Graphic Design
  • Databases
  • Web Hosting
  • Final Project

KEY CONCEPTS

  • HTML/CSS Programming
  • Web Development and Design
  • Introduction to Text-Based Coding
  • Javascript
  • Graphic Design
  • Databases
  • Photography
  • Visual Studio

SOFT SKILLS

  •  Creativity
  • Design Thinking
  • Logical Thinking
  • Writing Reports and Proposals

OUTCOMES

  • Development of a Dynamic Website
  • Photography Portfolio
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YELLOW BELT

Mobile App Development

Age Group

9-12

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SPRINTS

  • Introduction to App Dev with Maui +
    VS
  • App Development
  • Working with Prototypes
  • Advanced C# Coding
  • Data Handling and Management
  • Debugging and Testing
  • Preparing and App for Launch
  • Launching your App
  • Iterative App Design

KEY CONCEPTS

  • C# Programming
  • Mobile App Development
  • Visual Studio + MAUI
  • Storyboarding
  • Mobile App Design

SOFT SKILLS

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Visual Communication
  • Innovation
  • Design Thinking

OUTCOMES

  • Development of Customized App
  • Launch a Mobile Application
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GREEN BELT

Python, Drones & ChatGPT

Age Group

10-13

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SPRINTS

  • Introduction to Python with Drones
  • Advanced Drone Programming
  • Algorithms in Python
  • Data Science
  • Intro to OOP in Python
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Arduino
  • Arduino II
  • Arduino III

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Python Programming
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Arduinos
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Introduction to OOP

SOFT SKILLS

  • Multitasking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Design
  • Strategic Planning

OUTCOMES

  • Automated Drones
  • Electrical Engineering Solutions
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RED BELT

Game Development with UE 5

Age Group

11-15

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SPRINTS

  • Game Design in Unreal Engine 5
  • Blueprints
  • Level Design and Material Editor
  • Adding Custom Content
  • Cinematic Sequences
  • Final Project Phase 1 (Pre-Alpha)
  •  Final Project Phase 2 (Pre-Alpha)
  • Final Project Phase 3 (Alpha)
  •  Final Project Phase 4 (Beta)

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Blueprint Programming
  • Unreal Engine 5
  • Game Development
  • Artistic Game Design
  • Audio and Video Generation
  • First Long-Term Development
    Project

SOFT SKILLS

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Planning
  • Computational Thinking
  • Collaboration

OUTCOME

  • Ready for Release Unreal Engine 5
    Game
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BLUE BELT

Networking & Cybersecurity

Age Group

11-15

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SPRINTS

  • Unix/Linux
  • Networking
  • Information Security
  • Hackathon Fundamentals
  • Mini-Hackathons
  • Block Chain
  • IOT
  • Embedded Systems
  • Final Project

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Python Programming
  • Cisco IOS
  • UNIX/Linux
  • Networking
  • Information Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • System Architecture

SOFT SKILLS

  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem-Solving
  • Design Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Project Management

OUTCOME

  • Robot Developed for Environmental
    Solutions
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BLACK BELT

Java Application Dev with ChatGPT

Age Group

13+

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SPRINTS

  • Introduction to Java and Backend
    Logic
  • Foundations of OOP and UML
  • Relational Database Development
  • Integrating Java, OOP, and
    Databases in a Project
  • Advanced OOP, UML, and Frontend
    Development
  • Enhancing the Application
  • Deployment Preparation
  • Deployment, Monitoring, and
    Addressing Real-Time Issues
  • Final Project

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Java Development
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Universal Modeling Language
  • Database Development
  • ChatGPT
  • UX/UI Design
  • Application Testing & Deployment

SOFT SKILLS

  • Design Thinking
  • Computational Thinking
  • Abstract Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Project Management

OUTCOME

  • Fully Built and Deployed Web
    Application
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MASTER BLACK BELT

Software Architecture and AI

Age Group

14+

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SPRINTS

  • Building Blocks of Software Design
  • Distributed Systems
  •  Introduction of Artificial Intelligence
  • Merging AI with Software Designs
  • Using Software and AI Toolkits
  • Designing Software with AI in Mind
  • Teaching an AI to Learn
  • AI Monitoring
  • Final Project and the Future of AI

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Software Architecture
  • C# and Java Programming
  • Relational Databases
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • ChatGPT

SOFT SKILLS

  • Abstract Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Iterative Design
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Design

OUTCOME

  • Designing an Online Environment
    with a Custom AI