Create Your Makerspace Community

California Community College makerspaces are creating and sharing a model to fuel job creation and strengthen regional economies.

CCC Maker Initiative

To prepare students for STEM/STEAM careers, California Community Colleges are building makerspaces, faculty are embedding making into curriculum and employers are providing internships.

Doing What MATTERS

The CCC Maker Initiative is funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office, Workforce and Economic Division under the Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework.

How to create a college makerspace


Plan your unique college makerspace using resources developed by CCC Maker.

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California Community College Makerspaces are driving innovation in education and preparing students for STEM/STEAM careers.

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Explore College Makerspaces

The CCC Maker Initiative supports California Community Colleges in creating makerspaces, developing maker curriculum, encouraging hands-on student projects and offering internships that uniquely reflect their campuses and communities.

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Glendale College Maker Space set to open in March

We have been working hard to prepare for our grand opening in March 2018.  The GCC Maker Space will be …

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Sierra alumnus leading Grass Valley makerspace textile craft community

Sierra Fashion Design alumnus, Naima, spent many hours last year teaching herself to customize clothing and learn industrial sewing machines …

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People key to successful makerspace, presenters say

The most important element for a successful Makerspace is appropriate and adequate staffing for the site and its support. Not …

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Curriculum Resources

Sierra Makerspaces’ Faculty Maker in Residence, Steve Hunter, has shared two project-based lessons that integrate Making into curriculum. Wire Catapult …

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Optical Spectrometer Project

This project is designed to apply the mathematical principles of precision measurement, units and unit conversion, algebra, and trigonometry by …

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Entrepreneurship, Design & Makerspaces

“Student entrepreneurs and designers, like Vico Hernandez (pictured above) make their ideas into reality at OCC’s Makerspace” By STEVE FUCHS …

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Wire Catapult Curriculum Used by Math Instructors Teaches Parabolic Motion and Second Order Quadratic Equations

This hands-on math project evolved from the Sierra College Tech-Explorer Catapult Building project funded by the National Science Foundation, according …

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Button Maker Activity Perfect for Events – Detailed Instructions Included

Steve Hunter, Faculty in Residence, Sierra Makerspaces, shared this button making curriculum. He explained that it had been used at …

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Sierra Board of Trustees learn about student internships

The Sierra College Board of Trustees are excited about upcoming student internships offered through the CCC Maker initiative.  At the …

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