Overview of Our
PVNet courses are designed to ignite and nurture students' interest in science, technology, arts, engineering, and mathematics. The result is a genuine curiosity and motivation for discovery that will help them in their academics and future careers.
This page gives a general overview of the different subjects our courses may touch upon. To view an up-to-date list of our current course offerings, please visit our catalog.
From Arduino to VexIQ to RoverX, PVNet offers kids the chance to work with technology they can't access anywhere else.
Visit our dedicated Robotics page to learn more about different course offerings.
We have a robotics program for every level! Just getting started? Take our intro course to learn the basics of
Arduino code, sensors, circuit building, & 3D printing. Take our advanced class and learn about aerial drones, advanced code, and facial recognition. Have your own ideas? Perhaps a project internship is perfect for you!
If your child is interested in the intersection of life science and technology, such as biotechnology and neurotechnology, PVNet is the place to be!
Visit our dedicated Life Sciences page to learn more about different course offerings.
Hydroponic farming, one of our newest additions, is growing fast! Learn all about nutrients, lighting, watering methods, and plant health from our field expert! Learn how to both manage and be apart of a team, all while successfully growing edible plants! Build the farm of the future and pad your resume!
Our Minecraft students learn Java coding faster than others because they are having fun while doing it! Learn how to create mods using Eclipse and Java code! Make your own server to host your friends on and show off your mods!
Many different languages exist for the programming of computer processes and functions. PVNet teaches a wide variety of these languages including those most in-demand by today's top technology companies.
The evolution of computers and the internet has brought along new concepts such as hacking, encryption, and data protection. Cyber Security is routinely offered for PVNet students to learn the fundamentals of digital protection and safety.
Need a perfect college application video? Perhaps you just want to create a great dog meme? Our facility is home to many different industry-standard technologies for video and audio production, including those used for film and music. Students have a great opportunity to flex their creativity while also learning important technical skills.
An exciting field for those already interested in video games, game development is another subject PVNet routinely teaches. We use games students are already familiar with, and also introduce them to new software like Unity 3D and Blender.
Make your stories and ideas come to life! Our animation class uses Adobe and Blender to create anything you can imagine! Learn the ins and outs of the program, and create unique animations to be used in a game, movie, or whatever project you're working on!
PVNet is one of the only places in the South Bay with public access to state-of-the art 3D printers. Students here can design and model their own unique designs with software like TinkerCAD. They then see their creations come to life as they are 3D printed with special filaments.
Programs for Ages 9-12
PVNet's STEM University is one of our most popular courses, offered periodically over the year. This program is for ages 9-12, and introduces many of the topics covered in our more advanced STEM classes.