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Creative Living Classes to Begin at SCC in April

Chocolate being poured into a mold.This April, learn how to safeguard your retirement portfolio, or choose to elevate your culinary skills with a slew of cooking classes with Sandhills Community College Continuing Education’s Center for Creative Living.

These classes require face-to-face interaction. CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. The number of students in a classroom has been reduced to allow for distancing and students are required to wear a face/mouth covering when on campus.


In “Investor Strategies for Retirees,” students will learn how to safeguard a retirement portfolio in uncertain times. How to properly balance portfolios, asset allocation, and asset location. Learn about dissect funds, safe stock market strategies, income during retirement, comparing investments, and much more.

Held on Thursdays, April 22-May 13 from 3-5 p.m., “Investor Strategies for Retirees” will cost $35.


In “Pie Baking,” students will learn to make a bourbon pecan pie and a cherry pie like the professionals. Students experiment with several different ways to design the top of the pie, including standard lattice.

Held on Friday, April 2 from Noon-4 p.m., “Pie Baking” will cost $75.

In “Advanced Knife and Boning Skills,” students will master how to break down and filet a fish and break down a whole chicken. They’ll learn the technique of deboning a chicken leg, how to know when to use a flexible or rigid boning knife and how to use these tools with precision to get the most out of our money. Baked fish filet will be prepared by students.

Held on Wednesday, April 7 from 5-7 p.m., “Advanced Knife and Boning Skills” will cost $75.

In “Molded Chocolates,” Chef Monica will teach students who to make and mold their own chocolates. Held on Friday, April 9 from Noon-4 p.m., “Molded Chocolates” will cost $75.

In “Culinary Conversion” chef will show students how they figure out exactly what we need every day. Students will prepare one protein, one starch, one vegetable, and one fruit according to class size. Held on Wednesday, April 14 from 4-6 p.m., “Culinary Conversion” will cost $75.

Simple to cook, with some sneaky veggies, the meals students will learn in “Kid Friendly Dinners” come together for a busy weeknight or a weekend full of activities. Held on Thursday, April 15 from 4-7 p.m., “Kid Friendly Dinners” will cost $75.

In “Breads,” students will learn how easy it is to make their own rolls and sandwich bread. Held on Friday, April 16 from Noon-5 p.m., “Breads” will cost $150.

In “Instapot Winners” students will look at different recipes and make quick chicken parmesan in an instapot. Held on Wednesday, April 21 from 5-7 p.m., “Instapot Winners” will cost $75.

In “Sous Vide” students will learn a new cooking method and be introduced to a way to eat great and have extra flavorful and moist meats. Held on Wednesday, April 28 from 5-7 p.m., “Sous Vide” will cost $75.


Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or 9 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at

Campus Health Precautions

For the continued safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff, Sandhills Community College has installed additional hand sanitizing stations on campus and a deep cleaning is being carried out each evening using EPA-approved disinfectants and foggers. A campus-wide sanitizing wipe down of door pulls and light switches is done twice each weekday and the use of water fountains has been discontinued. Service desk shields have been installed in high traffic areas.

Summer Semester

Additional Continuing Education classes will begin in May and plans for summer classes are currently being made. The summer semester flightPath will be mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes in early May and will contain all Continuing Education classes.

Summer semester curriculum (college credit) classes are open to current, returning, and new students. Local students attending colleges outside of the area are welcome to take courses this summer at SCC. Credits can transfer back to the university, saving students time and money. New students can apply online, and an advisor will assist in registering for classes. Current or returning students may register using Self-Service or by meeting with their Advisor.

High school juniors and seniors can take SCC classes at no cost by enrolling in the Career and College Program (CCP). The program has 47 Career Technical pathways, 13 Continuing Education pathways and 54 college transfer courses. High school students can contact their counselor to learn more or go to

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