Workforce Continuing Education

Leisure / Recreational Course Descriptions

Defensive DrivingDefDrive

This course provides safe driving techniques given by a Certified Defensive Driving Instructor according to the North Carolina Safety and Health Council.  Students learn practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and cost. The importance of attitude in preventing crashes and the reinforcing of good driving skill are addressed.



BobRossPainting Oil, “Bob Ross”

This course teaches proper use of Bob Ross paints, brushes and the techniques involved with completing a landscape or seascape painting.  The foundation needed to experience the joy of the Bob Ross method of wet-on-wet oil painting is also taught.  A painting is completed by the end of each class.



Floral Designflower

This course teaches students how to design their own centerpieces, bows, door wreaths, corsages and much more. At the end of this course students will be confident in preparing their desired arrangement.






This course is designed for beginners and advanced students.  The students are taught how to operate a sewing machine and how to use a pattern, fabric, and thread to create a finished project. Sewing terms, tools of the trade, how to read patterns and layout instructions are introduced.


This course will teach students how to use rotary cutters and tools to cut quilt pieces, and piecing techniques for strip piecing, half square triangles, quarter square triangles and flying geese.  These pieces will be used in the five blocks that will be made into a wall hanging or table topper.  They also will learn how to sash blocks and add borders to their patterns. Simple hand or machine quilting will be used to complete the item.


Small Gas Engine RepairSmallEngine

This course is designed to teach participants the basic techniques of small engine repair.  Topics such as chain saws, lawn mowers, weed trimmers, and blowers are covered.  Shop safety and use of special tools are included.



For more information contact Lisa D. Newkirk – (919) 739-6931.