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

Defensive Driving will be held Monday, July 1, 6-10 p.m. An additional course will be offered Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $75. This course keeps all drivers safe on the road.

Camp Knife Week will be held July 8 through July 12, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $449. This class is for beginning knifemakers who will be introduced to concepts and techniques needed to make a full tang camp knife.

OBD II Auto Safety Inspection will be held Tuesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 11. Cost is $75. OBD II Emissions/OBD will be held Tuesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 25. Cost is $75. These courses are designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles.

Beginning Wheel Throwing will be held Wednesdays, July 10 through August 14 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, July 10 through August 14, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $180. This course is designed for students who have gained a working level with the basic pottery forms and are ready to improve their skills.

Finishing Techniques for Handweavers will be held Friday, July 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $45. This class will talk about wet finishing, loom finishes and off loom finishing techniques that can be applied to all weaving projects.

Notary Public will be held Saturday, July 13, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $75 plus required textbook. This course covers the qualifications, procedures and certification for becoming a notary.

Small Camp Knife will be held July 19 through 21, 6-9 p.m. Cost is $296. Students will be instructed on how to construct a 5” full tang camp knife including handle material selection, pin stock, adhesives, and overall finish techniques. 

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.