Faculty and staff members at Haywood Community College are making final preparations for the start of spring semester 2012. Class schedules for both Curriculum and Continuing Education Courses are online at www.haywood.edu.

Prospective students are encouraged to complete the application process as soon as possible. Student Services staff are available to answer questions about the application process, financial aid, or any of HCC’s more than 50 programs of study.

Final registration is Thursday, January 5 from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Friday January 6 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The first day of spring semester is Monday, January 9, 2012.  

HCC offers many courses through the Continuing Education program. From nurse aid or computer technology classes to notary or quilting classes, there is sure to be a course of special interest to everyone. Whether looking to upgrade job skills in a present job, acquire skills for a new job, or just to learn something for the fun of it, HCC has it all.

In addition, there are several unique courses available through the curriculum offerings. Introduction to Cyber Crime introduces and explains the various types of offenses that qualify as cyber crime activity. Emphasis is placed on identifying cyber crime activity and the response to these problems from both the private and public domains. Upon completion, students should be able to accurately describe and define cyber crime activities and select an appropriate response to deal with the problem. This course will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 p.m. until 1:50 p.m.

The Sustainable Development class introduces students to sustainable practices in site design and land development. Topics include conservation subdivision design, transportation issues, urban planning, water conservation, rain gardens, alternative technologies, permaculture design, low impact design, and grey water systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate techniques and procedures used for mitigating the impact of development on the environment. The class is a combination of lecture and lab and is held online. 

 For more information about HCC’s many programs and how you can enroll, contact HCC’s Office of Student Services at 627-4500 or 1-866-Go To HCC, or visit www.haywood.edu on the Internet.