Haywood Community College’s workforce continuing education department is offering a wide variety of courses for the month of September. There’s something for everyone, including courses that allow you to earn a credential to courses for the hobbyist.  

OBD II Safety Inspection will be held Tuesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 6. Cost is $75. OBD II Emissions will be held Tuesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 20. Cost is $75. These courses are designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles.

Communicating Creativity will be held Thursday, September 6, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $45. This class is for artists across disciplines who want to enhance communication techniques and work with peers to refine messaging and create an artistic voice you’re proud to call your own.

Mountain Dance will be held Thursdays, September 6 through October 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $110. This lively, energetic and fun class will teach participants several mountain dance techniques and the history of where and how these types of dances came to be in this region as well as the music behind it.

Fused Glass Pendant will be held Saturday, September 8 and Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $70. Participants will make two beautiful fused glass pieces of art to wear or give as a gift while learning about glass compatibility, firing schedules and annealing.     

Defensive Driving will be held Monday, September 10, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $75. This course keeps all drivers safe on the road.

DSLR Camera Basics will be held Tuesdays, September 11 through October 2, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $65. This class will cover the ins and outs of shooting in full manual mode on your camera, as well as discussion on focus, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, ISO and composing photographs. 

Fly Rod making will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 11 through November 1, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $360. Methodology of rod building will consist of techniques that are well over 100 years old. All materials will be provided but students are welcome to bring a rod for evaluation and restoration.

Wear What You Weave:  Simple Garments on the Rigid Heddle or Floor Loom will be held Wednesdays, September 12 through October 17, 9 a.m.-noon Cost is $266. Participants will make a simple garment using basic shapes and draping from a rigid heddle or floor loom weaving.

Beginning Music Reading will be held Wednesdays, September 12 through December 5, 5-6:30 p.m. Cost is $145. This class uses a system created by the instructor to teach you how to read music beats, rests, time, signatures, dynamics and articulations through the use of basic percussion instruments.

Beginning Piano will be held Wednesdays, September 12 through December 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $400. With an introduction to the keyboard through the study of notation, hand positions, chord formations, scales and sight-reading, students will learn to read and perform piano techniques through step-by-step teaching methods.

Drawing:  Foundations will be held Fridays, September 14 through October 19, 9:30 a.m.-noon Cost is $135. This course focuses on translating three dimensions to a two-dimensional surface.    

Introduction to Painting:  Acrylics will be held Fridays, September 14 through October 19, 1-4 p.m. Cost is $135. Color theory, mixing and blending color and perspective will all be covered in this introductory class.

Intermediate Painting:  Pet Portrait will be held Fridays, September 14 through October 19, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $135. This fun course is for the person who has some experience with painting and wants to capture their favorite furry friend.

Oversize Escort Vehicle Certification will be held Friday, September 15. This course is designed to meet the training requirements set by the NC Department of Transportation to certify Oversize-Overweight load escort vehicle drivers.  

String Class 1 will be held Mondays, September 17 through December 3, 7-8:3-0 p.m. Cost is $145. Students will learn basic concepts such as plucking, simple bow articulations, ear-training exercises, scales and classical and folk tunes.

String Class 2 will be held Mondays, September 17 through December 3. Cost is $145. Students will continue to build on the physical & theoretical music skills learned in String Class I, but the goal will be focused more on playing as an ensemble, going much deeper into performance studies.

Art Quilts for the Natural Dyer will be held Tuesdays, September 18 through October 23. Cost is $255. Participants will create a mini art quilt in this six-week workshop.

Guitar Class 1 will be held Tuesdays, September 18 through December 4, 5-6:30 p.m. Cost is $145. Students will learn basic concepts such as tuning, 1stposition melody playing, chords, strumming, rhythms, and basic music theory playing simple classical and folk tunes.

Guitar Class 2 will be held Tuesdays, September 18 through December 4, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $145. Guitar Class 2 will continue to build on the physical and theoretical music skills learned in Guitar Class 1, but the goal will be focused more on playing as an ensemble, going much deeper into performance studies.

Vocal Class will be held Thursdays, September 20 through December 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $145. This class addresses functional techniques in singing for students seeking to develop vocal and musical abilities.

Instrument Building:  Dulcimer will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, September 24 through October 10, 5-9 p.m. Cost is $205. Students will learn all the skills necessary to design and build a dulcimer.

In addition, HCC’s workforce continuing education department offers Community First Aid and CPR classes the third Tuesday of each month 6-10:00 p.m. HCC is Haywood County’s American Heart Association Training Center. For more information on Community First Aid and CPR classes, please call 828-564-5133 or email HCC-CPRTraining@haywood.edu.

For more information on any of the other classes listed above, please call 828-627-4669 or email Regina Massie at rgmassie@haywood.edu.