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HCC CONTINUING ED OFFERS CARPENTRY CLASSES

HCC Instructor April Conner, left, with student Margaret Daughtry displaying a shoe armoire that the Cabinetry class recently built.

Halifax Community College (HCC) Continuing Education Department will host carpentry classes, starting in January. Professional carpenter April Conner is slated to teach the courses.

Carpentry I, Fundamentals of Carpentry, will be held from Jan. 7-Apr. 16, 2008 from 9:00 a.m.-12 noon, Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $60. This course is designed to teach basic carpentry skills including framing, layout, materials used, basic blueprint reading, terminology, tools, mathematics, and safety procedures associated with general carpentry. Students will learn through hands-on experience with teacher demonstrations and some lectures with drawings.

Carpentry II will run from Jan. 7-Apr. 16, 6:00-9:00 p.m., on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students must have completed Carpentry I to enroll. This course will teach advanced techniques and applications using curves and angles. Cost is $60.

Cabinetry will be held from Jan. 7-Apr. 16, 2008 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $60. In this course, Conner will share information on general planning, designing, building, and trimming out of cabinets. The course includes terminology, tools, practices, and applications associated with cabinet making taught through hands-on experience with teacher demonstrations and some lectures with drawings.

“How to Build a House” will be held Jan. 8- Feb. 28 and Mar. 11-Apr. 24, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost is $55. Designed to teach introductory terminology, practices and applications in residential construction from start to finish, the course features lectures with drawings and other visual aids to help in the general understanding of what goes into building a house. This is recommended for anyone who is going to have a house built as well as anyone who is trying to decide whether or not to pursue carpentry as an occupation.

Early registration is suggested. Contact the Continuing Education Department in Building 400 at (252) 536-7212 or (252) 536-7216 for more information or stop by to register.