HCC's philosophy of "lifelong learning," sustaining personal growth, expanding horizons, and making new friends, is well represented in this varied array of continuing education courses focusing on applied arts, music, history, and cultural studies. There are no tests and no academic requirements. Informal class sessions encourage comments, questions, and lively discussions.
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The Art Studio
- Classes offered include chair caning, rug hooking, beading, and more.
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- Introductory courses in the art of decorating cakes from basic shapes to complex flowers.
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- Specialized calligraphy classes for beginning or advanced students.
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- Experience outdoor adventure and nature walks or visit a museum or historic site.
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- Trip Itineraries (coming soon)
- Dance classes for all ages and skill levels.
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- Learn to trace the origins of your family through genealogy software.
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History and Culture
- Discussion topics include American and world history, music, film, and more.
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Home and Garden
- Classes in landscaping, gardening, floral design, interior decorating, and architecture.
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- Explore the human experience and enhance your creativity.
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- Learn the art of bluegrass, classical guitar, and other instruments.
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- Classes focusing on saving and investing, credit and debt, and becoming savvy about personal money management.
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- Beginning and advanced photography courses including film, digital, landscape photography, and portraiture.
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Religion and Philosophy
- Study religious texts and figures of note or talk about the origins of philosophy.
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- Introductory courses in different methods of creating stained glass art.
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- Travel to exotic places all over the world.
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- Classes in fiction writing, grammar, publishing, and editing.
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- Learn about the annual Mid-Atlantic Fiction Writers Institute held every summer at HCC
Youth and Family Programming
- Youth and family programs offer opportunities for babies, toddlers, school-age children, teens, and families to play and learn together.
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Learn from the comfort of your home through a wide range of online courses.
Questions about online classes? Email firstname.lastname@example.org