Jewelry Fabrication offered at HCC

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE — Jewelry Fabrication classes are among the wide variety of continuing education classes offered by HCC this fall.

Haywood Community College’s workforce continuing education department is offering a wide variety of courses for the month of September.

There’s something for everyone, including courses that allow attendees to earn a credential to courses for the hobbyist.

• OBD II Auto Safety Inspection will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Thursday, Sept. 5. Cost is $75. These courses are designed to prepare auto technicians and service personnel as OBD emission inspectors for motor vehicles.

• Beginning Jewelry Fabrication 1 will be from 6 — 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3 – Nov. 5; cost is $391. Students will acquire working knowledge of jewelry and fabrication skills.

• Intermediate Jewelry: Adding Color will be from 6 — 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4 — Nov. 6; cost is $391. Students will make multiple samples during class while learning how the materials behave.

• Forging Axes will be from 6 — 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 4 — Nov. 20; cost is $427. Participants in this course will forge a Kentucky Belt Axe from a block of 4140 carbon steel.

• WorkKeys Testing will be from 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 and Thursday, Sept. 19.

• Forging Tools for Woodworkers will be from 3 — 6 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 17; cost is $250. Students will focus on crafting simple, well made tools that are tempered to hold a keen edge and designed to work.

• Basic Blacksmithing will be from 6 — 9 p.m.Thursdays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 17; cost is $250. Students will become familiar with basic forging techniques and fire control while completing one or more simple projects of their choice.

• Notary Public will be from 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. This course covers the qualifications, procedures and certification for becoming a notary.

• String Class 1 will be from 5 — 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9 – Dec. 2; cost is $197. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

• String Class 2 will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 9 – Dec. 2; cost is $197. Students will need to provide their own instrument.

• Career Planning will be from 6 — 10 p.m. Sept. 10 — 12, This course helps students gain perspective on their career interests while devising a written action to make the goals real and achievable.

• Photographing the Mountains will be 6 — 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 – Oct. 1; cost is $111. Students should have a general working knowledge of their camera including how to change aperture.

• Quilting & Color Explorations will be from 5 — 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 – Oct. 15; cost is $205. Participants will leave with a finished quilt and tons of new ideas to explore.

• Fly Rod Making will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 10 — Nov. 5; cost is $365. All materials will be provided but students are welcome to bring a rod for evaluation and restoration.

• Tomahawk Class will be from 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. Friday — Sunday, Sept. 20 – 22; cost is $246. The object of the class is for each student to complete a tomahawk.

• Vocal Class will be from 7 — 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24 – Dec. 10; cost is $167. Beginner to intermediate levels welcome.

• Piano 1 will be from 5 — 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 25 – Dec. 4; cost is $221. This class is designed for the absolute beginner or those with a minimal knowledge of piano.

• Piano 2 will be from 7 — 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 25 – Dec. 4; cost is $221. Students will need to buy a companion book.

• Intermediate Weaving: Floor Loom will be from 9 a.m. — 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 30 – Oct. 16; cost is $227. Participants will leave class with a completed scarf or set of towels and a list of new ideas and places to start.

• Upholstery will be from 10 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. or 5:30 — 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 30 –Dec. 9. cost is $155. This course provides hands-on experience in tool use, various equipment and techniques of the upholstery profession.

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 information on Community First Aid and CPR classes, call 828-564-5133 or email HCC-CPRTraining@haywood.edu.

For information on classes listed above, call 828-627-4669.

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