Haywood Community College’s workforce continuing education department is offering a wide variety of courses for the month of August. 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, August 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This course covers the qualifications, procedures and certification for becoming a notary.

Career Ready 101 is an online course with orientation held Tuesday, August 6. This course will prepare students for the National Career Readiness Certificate and other ACT WorkKeys testing required by local employers.

DSLR Camera Basics will be held Tuesdays, August 6 through 27, 6-8 p.m. Cost is $111. This class will cover the ins and outs of shooting in full manual mode on your camera.

OBD II Auto Safety Inspection will be held Tuesday, August 6 and Thursday, August 8. Cost is $75. OBD II Emissions/OBD will be held Tuesday, August 20 and Thursday, August 22. Cost is $75. These courses are designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles.

WorkKeys Testing will be held Thursday, August 8 and Thursday, August 22, 5:30-10 p.m. 

Forging a Japanese Hammer will be held Friday through Sunday, August 9 through 11, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $238. Each student will leave with a finished hammer.

Oversize Escort will be held Saturday, August 10. This course is designed to meet the training requirements set by the NC Department of Transportation to certify Oversize-Overweight load escort vehicle drivers.

Career Readiness Pathways will be held August 12 through August 29, 6-10 p.m. This course helps students with understanding how to obtain the right credential or degree for entry level positions in their field of choice.

Guided Open Forge will be held Saturday, August 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $180.Prerequisite for this class is that participants must have taken or currently be enrolled in a hand wrought class at HCC. 

Chef Knife will be held Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 16 through 18, 8 a.m.-5 pm. Cost is $271. Materials and supplies will be provided to make a finished chef knife.

Woodworking on a Budget 1 will be held Mondays, August 19 through September 30, 5-9 p.m. Cost is $204. This course will place emphasis on making the craft of woodworking an enjoyable and attainable hobby for anyone.

Beginning Handwrought will be held Mondays, August 19 through December 9, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $381. This course covers the fundamental processes, techniques and tools for heating and forging ferrous and non-ferrous metals.  

Contemporary Textiles will be held Tuesdays, August 20 through December 10, 2-3 p.m. This course provides a survey of weaving and textile traditions form 1900 to present including major technical developments in industry, current trends and critical analysis. 

Basic Knife will be held Tuesdays, August 20 through December 10, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $381. This course introduces fundamental design and technical skills for knife making.

Beginning Weaving: Floor Loom will be held Wednesdays, August 21 through September 25, 1-5 p.m. An additional class will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, August 26 thorugh September 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $227. Participants will leave this class with a sampler of structures and four napkins or two towels from your color studies. 

Introduction to Instrument Building: Cigar Box & Strummer Dulcimer Stick will be held Wednesdays, August 21 through September 25, 5-9 p.m. Cost is $204. This class is open to all levels of woodworkers and will cover instrument history, construction, fine-tuning and how to play the instrument.

Goat Milk Lavender Oatmeal Soap will be held Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sunday, August 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $75. Each student will make and take home two pounds of goat milk process lavender oatmeal soap.  

Beginning Weaving: Rigid Heddle will be held Tuesdays, August 27 through September 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. An additional class will be held 1-4 p.m. Cost is $153. Participants will weave at least one scarf or two towels or placemats during class time.    

In addition, HCC’s workforce continuing education department offers Community CPR classes on the second Wednesday of each month. 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.