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

Notary Public will be held Saturday, February 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $75 plus required textbook. This course covers the qualifications, procedures and certification for becoming a notary.

Defensive Driving will be held Monday, February 4, 6-10 p.m. An additional course will be offered Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $75. This course keeps all drivers safe on the road.

OBD II Auto Safety Inspection will be held Tuesday, February 5 and Thursday, February 7. Cost is $75. OBD II Emissions/OBD will be held Tuesday, February 19 and Thursday, February 21. 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, February 7, 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.

Oversize Escort Vehicle Certification will be held Saturday, February 9. This course is designed to meet the training requirements set by the NC Department of Transportation to certify Oversize-Overweight load escort vehicle drivers.

Pots for Plants will be held Saturdays, February 9 through 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $86. This short course is a fun introduction to working with clay.

Fly Rod Making will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 12 through April 4, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $365. Methodology of rod building will consist of techniques that are well over 100 years old.

Small Camp Knife will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 15 through 17, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $296. Students will be instructed on how to construct a 5” full tang small camp knife including handle material selection, pin stock, adhesives and overall finish techniques.  

DSLR Camera Basics will be held Tuesdays, February 19 through March 12, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $65. This class will cover the ins and outs of shooting in fill manual mode.

Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making will be held Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, February 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $75. Each student will make and take home 2 pounds of goat milk process peppermint calendula soap.

Advanced Weaving: Rigid Heddle will be held Wednesdays, February 27 through March 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $155. This class will explore hand-manipulated techniques, using supplemental warp and wefts and how to use more than one heddle.

Advanced Floor Loom Weaving will be held Wednesdays, February 27 through March 27, 1-5 p.m. Cost is $206. This class will cover weave drafts and explore drafting and project planning more extensively.

In addition, HCC’s workforce continuing education department offers Community First Aid and CPR classes on 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.