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Creative Living Classes to Begin at SCC this Summer

Close up of pencil and hand, working on a landscape design.This summer, dive into gardening, dance, and culinary classes, or sign up for a lecture series in film or current events through in 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.

Landscape Design and Gardening

“Landscape Design for the Sandhills” is for illustrating the principles of landscape design. Students will learn how to properly maintain plant materials, how to complete a design of their own, and proper maintenance.

Held on Thursdays, May 27-July 1 from 6-8 p.m., “Landscape Design for the Sandhills” will cost $75.

In “ABC’s of Gardening in the Sandhills” students will learn how to grow and care for plants in the Sandhills. Topics will include soil, water, pruning and fertilization.

Held on Tuesdays, June 8-29 from 3-5 p.m., “ABC’S of Gardening in the Sandhills” will cost $75.

Dance

“Line Dancing – Beginner/Beginner+” is for beginners. Students will begin with the basics, and be kicking up your heels before you know it. Leave your inhibitions at the door, and join in. The latest in country music will move us through fun choreographed dances. After six weeks, students will feel fearless on the dance floor at any party/event.

Held on Tuesdays, May 18-June 22 from 6-8 p.m., “Line Dancing – Beginner/Beginner+” will cost $75.

“Line Dancing – Improver/Intermediate” is for non-beginner dancers. Students will experience more counts, fun moves, and great music to move towards an improved foundation of dance.

Held on Thursdays, May 20-June 24 from 6-8 p.m., “Line Dancing – Improver/Intermediate” will cost $75.

Film and Lecture

As the nation navigates issues of equity and inclusion, join us every other week this summer for “Cinematic SeEquals: Films That Promote Cultural Awareness.” This class explores the human dynamic across cultural divides. This serio-comic cinematic journey explores both the comedy and tragedy of cultural clashes. Discussions explore the avenues humans travel to reach greater levels of acceptance and understanding.

“Cinematic SeEquals: Films That Promote Cultural Awareness” will be held on Thursdays, May 27, June 10, 24, July 8 and 22, from 2-4:30 p.m.

“Land of the Free, Home of the Brave – Part V” is a candid and highly interactive discussion of contemporary events. This class will feature “The Rule of Law” as applied to the events of January 6th in Washington, DC, focusing on President Donald Trump’s final days in office, his speech on January 6, and the surprising events that followed. The President’s request for a recalculation of votes in Georgia and the subsequent convening of a Fulton County Georgia Grand Jury in Atlanta. The exploration of District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr.’s convening of New York County Grand Jury related to the former President’s tax records. Participants will be given a glimpse into a courtroom, where every phase of a criminal trial will be discussed — from arraignment and opening statements through verdict.

Held on Wednesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 30 from 1-3 p.m., “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave Part V,” is free, but early registration is recommended.

Photography

Students will take their photography skills from good to great in “Digital Photography Fundamentals.”  Students will learn how to understand their camera controls, and put a little of themselves into each photo. Classes will be lectures, demonstrations, critiques, and discussions.

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 25-July 1 “Digital Photography Fundamentals” will cost $75.

In “Photo Sharing for Beginners” students will learn how to download, upload, save, share, and organize their photographs. Create online photo memories that will last forever. Photos can be downloaded from e-mail and social media websites. Physical photos can be uploaded by smartphone or digital camera. Photos can be shared with your family via e-mail, social media platforms, or file sharing systems. Create photo memories online (albums, calendars, cards) via various websites.

Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 8-29 from 6-8 p.m., “Photo Sharing for Beginners” will cost $75.

In “Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 20 and 21 for Beginners,” students will learn how to bring old photos back to life and organize and share them using Photoshop Elements 19 and 20. Students will learn how to create catalogs and albums, import, and organize photos, perform basic editing, and use the Editor’s Quick and Guided mode, learn the basics of using layers for combining and correcting photos and adding text and graphics. A flash drive 8GB or larger is recommended. The prerequisite for this class is a working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, and file management.

Held on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 21-July 14 from 1-3 p.m., “Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 20 and 21 for Beginners” will cost $75.

Culinary

In “Cupcake Pull Apart Cake,” students will make cupcakes and then bake them off. While cupcakes are baking students will learn to make American buttercream. Once cupcakes are cooled students will then be shown how to build and ice the cupcakes to look like a cake. Cupcake cakes that can be made are an Ice Cream Cone Cupcake, a slice of pizza, or a watermelon.

Held on Wednesday, June 2 from 5-8 p.m., “Cupcake Pull Apart Cake” will cost $75.

In “Cake Decorating,” students will build and stack a six-inch cake that has already been baked ahead of time then frost the stacked cake and decorate. Beginning with the basics, students will be shown how to use cake combs as well as basic piping techniques to decorate.

Held on Friday, June 11 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., “Cake Decorating” will cost $75.

Learn how to create stunning cakes which defy gravity in “Anti-Gravity Cake.” Students will stack and ice a 6” cake and then learn how to make an anti-gravity cake. Students will choose from mini-Oreos, M&M’s or whoppers for the candy that will create the anti-gravity look.

Held on Wednesday, June 16 from 5-8 p.m., “Anti-Gravity Cake” will cost $75.

In “Sugar Cookie Decorating,” students will learn how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing with the flooding method. Cookies will be baked ahead of time as will the icing, but tricks of the trade will be shared.

Held on Friday, June 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., “Sugar Cookie Decorating” will cost $75.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

Summer Semester

The summer semester begins on May 25 and June 29 for curriculum classes. Our Continuing Education classes have varied start dates throughout the semester.

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.

Fall Semester

A fall semester flightPath publication will be mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes mid-July and will contain information about the Continuing Education classes set to begin August through December and all curriculum programs.

Curriculum classes will begin on August 16. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning August 16 and the second October 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. These online and hybrid classes can lead to an Associate in Arts degree or three Business Certificates with additional program classes to be added Spring Semester 2022.

CCP Classes for High School Students

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 follow the “Programs” link from the college’s home page, then click “High School Programs.”

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