Haywood Community College’s workforce continuing education department is offering a wide variety of courses for the month of June. 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, June 1, 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, June 3, 6-10 p.m. An additional course will be offered Saturday, June 15, 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, June 4 and Thursday, June 6. Cost is $75. OBD II Emissions/OBD will be held Tuesday, June 18 and Thursday, June 20. Cost is $75. These courses are designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles.

Basic Blacksmithing will be held June 5 through July 17, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $250. Students will become familiar with basic forging techniques and fire control while completing one of more simple projects of their choice.

Oversize Escort Vehicle Certification will be held Saturday, June 8. This course is designed to meet the training requirements set by the NC Department of Transportation to certify oversize-overweight load escort vehicle drivers.

ABS Handles and Guards will be held June 10 through 14, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $617.25. This class includes detailed information on creating handles, both full tang and hidden tang, guards, butt caps, decorative file work, spiral dagger handles, handle material choices, guard material choices, pin stock, adhesives and overall finish.

Fly Rod Making will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 11 through August 6, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $360. All materials will be provided but students are welcome to bring a rod for evaluation and restoration.

Drafting for Handweaving will be held June 14, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $45. This one-day class will walk you through what all the parts of a weave draft mean and how to use them in your project planning.

Beginning Jewelry Fabrication 2 will be held June 18 through August 20, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $285. In this 10-week course, students will design and fabricate pieces focused on soldering jump rings and butt joints.

Intermediate Jewelry will be held June 19 through August 21, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $391. In this class, students will research, design and fabricate various pieces of jewelry that require the construction of the hardware that is used to secure pieces together and onto the body. 

Leather Sheath will be held June 21 and 22, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cost is $182. This two-day class will instruct students on how to make a leather sheath for a medium sized fixed blade knife.

Project Planning for Fiber and Handweaving will be held Friday, June 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $45. This is a fun, one-day class where participants will leave with fresh ideas and starting points for your next project.

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.