Haywood Community College’s workforce continuing education department is offering a wide variety of courses for the month of March. 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, March 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, March 4, 6-10 p.m. An additional course will be offered Saturday, March 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, March 5 and Thursday, March 7. Cost is $75. OBD II Emissions/OBD will be held Tuesday, March 19 and Thursday, March 21. Cost is $75. These courses are designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles.

Beginning Knife Making will be held March 5 through April 23, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $295. Participants will be introduced to the concepts and techniques needed to make a full tang knife.

Beginning Wheel Throwing will be held Wednesdays, March 6 through April 10, 3-5 p.m. Cost is $180. Students will learn to center clay, become familiar with basic throwing moves, glazing techniques and loading and unloading a kiln.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing will be held Wednesdays, March 6 through April 10, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $180. The class will cover lids and lid fit, handles and trimming and teapots.

Communicating Creativity: Writing for Artists will be held Monday, March 11, 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.

ABS Introduction to Bladesmithing will be held  Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $1006.25. Students will learn metal selection, blade function and different blade design.   

Smoky Mountain Hammer-In will be held Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24. The Great Smoky Mountain Hammer-In brings master bladesmiths, forging enthusiasts and knife collectors from across the US to demonstrate their skills and to learn the art and science of hand forged knife making.  

Lighting for Portraits and Products will be held Tuesdays, March 26 through April 16, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $65. The class will cover several lighting setups in the studio as well as outdoor working with natural light.

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.