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

Beginning Wheel Throwing will be held Wednesdays, May 1 through June 5, 3-5 p.m. Cost is $180. This course is designed for those who have never played with clay as well as those who want to improve beginner level wheel techniques.

Intermediate Wheel Throwing will be held May 1 through June 5, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $180. This course is for students who have gained a working level with the basic pottery forms and are ready to improve their skills.

Wear What You Weave will be held Wednesdays, May 1 through June 5, 1-5 p.m. Cost is $232. Basic sewing skills and knowledge of how to warp and weave on a rigid heddle or floor loom required.

Chef Knife will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3 through May 5, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $303. This class requires students to have general knife grinding knowledge prior to this class.

Notary Public will be held Saturday, May 4, 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, May 6, 6-10 p.m. An additional course will be offered Saturday, May 18, 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, May 7 and Thursday, May 9. Cost is $75. OBD II Emissions/OBD will be held Tuesday, May 21 and Thursday, May 23. Cost is $75. These courses are designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles.

Beginning Weaving:  Rigid Heddle will be held Wednesdays, May 8 through June 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $150. This class will play with color and texture and introduce some finger manipulated techniques and the option of using more than one heddle.

Pots for Plants will be held Saturdays, May 11 through 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $86. Students in this class will explore the primary techniques of pottery construction: pinching, slumping, coiling and slab work.

Forged Tomahawk will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 17 through 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $258. This class will cover the following topics: selection of steel, forging, drifting the eye, heat-treating and handle construction.

Goat Milk Lavender Oatmeal Soap will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 18 through 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $75. Each student will make and take home two pounds of goat milk process lavender oatmeal soap.

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.