Exercise your mental and physical talents with courses at Spartanburg Community College! Rather than simply learning about something, learn an actual skill that you can use in daily activities. Our experienced artists, photographers, designers and content experts provide you with individual attention no matter what your skill level. Whatever your age, keeping your mind actively engaged is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a lifetime of growth.
Bridge is a popular card game that challenges the mind requiring critical thinking and strategy at every turn and learning how to play can be fun! In this class you will master the basics of this card game through lecture and supervised play.
The instructor, Tom Bowman, started playing bridge in high school in the 60's. He and his wife Karen are co-owners of Upstate Bridge in Spartanburg and are hoping to spread the lifelong enjoyment of bridge to the Spartanburg community.
Learn the basic techniques and tips for creating beautiful cakes for family, friends and special occasions. In this class you will learn how to decorate a great cake with icing drop flowers, rosettes, shells and much more!
For first day of class, students need to bring pencil and notepad, hand towel, paper towels or wet naps, parchment paper, metal spatula, toothpicks. Supply list for weeks 2-4 will be given out on first day of class.
Cake Decorating, Professional
This twenty-hour class prepares students to work as an entry level cake decorator either commercially or privately. You will learn all techniques of icing consistency, recipe, storage and tools to produce a finished cake with buttercream, royal icing, chocolate or fondant. Students will also be able to top and finish their cake with flowers made from sugar and chocolate.
Get ready for the most stick-tacular treat that ever popped up at a party. It's easy to learn how to create pops - sweets on a stick that you'll love to dip, decorate and devour. This two session class will cover everything you need to know to make eyes pop and jaws drop when party guests see the sensational pops designs you've created just for them.
Note: Supplies for class are available on the class schedule/description detail.
Need some help with your garden and lawn? Spartanburg Community College and the Spartanburg Men's Garden Club have partnered to offer this 11 week gardening basics class.
Each class, presented by Master Gardeners, local professionals and SCC staff, will focus on the how-to" of gardening. Starting with soils and finishing with landscaping, this class is great for beginner and expert gardeners. *One year membership in Spartanburg Men's Gardening Club included in class fee."
This is a required 9-hour annual course for currently licensed State Constables. This two part class includes 3 hours of legal review that discusses changes in laws and new legislation.
Day two consists of 6 hours of firing range activity that focuses on firearm safety and requalification of firearm. Successful completion of this course allows commissioned state constables to retain their commissions.
Cupcakes are everywhere, even in wedding cakes!
Come join us for some cupcake fun where we will cover the basics of great cupcake decorating using buttercream frosting. You will want to share your results with friends and family time and time again. Note: Supply fee approx. $15.00.
Exploring Mixed Media
Select your own art project in this fun mixed media class. Whether you're a novice or seasoned artist, the instructor will guide you as you explore your creativity through the medium of your choosing; from drawing to painting in acrylics or oils and pastel chalk. The first class will touch on the basics of drawing and also mixing colors for those who wish to paint. A supply list will be given on the first day of class to each student for their chosen medium.
The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program, in partnership with Spartanburg Community College will sponsor a six-week Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public program.
This program will cover a variety of general legal subjects, which includes a helpful textbook on South Carolina law. Overview of State Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution Family Law, Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Hearings Wills, Estates and Probate; Health Care and Elder Law Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Law and Debt Collection, Real Estate/Landlord-Tenant Law, Employment Law and S.C. Workers' Compensation Law, Criminal Prosecution and Defense.
Enjoy learning the basics in pencil drawing from shading techniques to values, perspective and composition. Subjects will vary from still life to portraits and landscapes with one-on-one guidance.
This hands-on class will teach students how to use a camera to control exposure, color balance as well as determining what settings to use to take good pictures. Students will learn photography terms and explanations as applied to emerging world of digital photography.
Students are encouraged to bring laptops, cameras, and any other equipment to class. Film students are welcome but the class will be taught from the viewpoint of the modern digital SLR 35mm camera. If time permits, a field trip will be planned so students may critique their work.
This course will build on the fundamentals learned in beginning photography class. Topics include advance flash and lighting photography, how to use reflectors as well as other advanced lighting equipment. You will explore several different types of photography to include sports, weddings and portrait. You will also learn to use software to make the best digital image.
Drawing the face has been a subject of artists for centuries. In this course you will learn the basics of portrait drawing. Starting with essential foundations such as placement of the drawing, study of bone structure, proportion and features and then leading you step by step toward a finished drawing. Students may bring their favorite photo to sketch.
Do you like nice clothes and decor for your home but don't want to pay store prices? Save money by making it yourself!
This class will teach you how to select fabric, read patterns, lay and cut out patterns on fabric, put in zippers, sleeves, hems and much more! Students will determine their own project and work at their own pace. First class is lecture format and will cover sewing basics to prepare you for your sewing project. For the classes that follow, students need to bring own supplies; such as, sewing machine, pattern and material (washed), sewing notions and tools needed for sewing project.
Build on the knowledge acquired in Sewing Basics plus learn to work with knit and napped fabrics, seam finishes, install buttonholes and zippers. Students will work on their own projects and must bring sewing machine and notions, pattern and washed fabric to first class
Women Under the Hood (Car Maintenance Basics)
This fun and practical class is designed specifically for women to remove the mystery of car maintenance and to gain confidence when going to a repair shop. Each class will include instruction followed by labs for hands-on application with your own vehicle. Topics covered include tires, battery, belts, hoses, under the hood orientation, coping with common car emergencies and more.
Drivers who successfully complete this program can get four (4) points taken off their driving records. You may take this class only once every three years for point reduction purposes, and it is not applicable to DUI violations.
No shows will not receive a refund. You will want to contact your insurance provider to learn if this class will help your rate, as points are not automatically taken from insurance.
More information available at South Carolina Chapter/National Safety Council
Learn the basic techniques of riding a motorcycle. This three-session beginner course is designed for individuals with little or no riding experience and consists of 6 hours of classroom and 12 hours of riding.
Students must be able to ride a bicycle. The beginner course meets standards set by SC law for an insurance discount. Students must pass both a written and riding assessment to receive a completion certificate. All others will receive a certificate of attendance. License waiver is not offered in the Beginner Motorcycle class. Motorcycles are provided.
Motorcycle Rider Intermediate (IC)
Want to improve your riding skills? This two-session class (5 hours classroom and 7 hours of riding) is for riders with some experience but no previous training, those wanting to improve their skills, or those seeking a license waiver.
Students must have held a current motorcycle learner's permit for at least 60 days. Participants must provide a street legal, insured, and fully registered motorcycle. To successfully complete course, students must pass a written and riding assessment and attend all class hours. Those who successfully complete course and hold a valid learner’s permit can test for a license waiver. Successful completion of the course makes the rider eligible for an insurance discount.
Motorcycle Rider Experienced (EC)
This course is designed as a skills tune-up for the experienced rider who already has a motorcycle license OR as a way to make a license waiver available for riders operating with a learner's permit. To be eligible for the waiver, riders with a learner's permit must show proof of completion of a previous motorcycle rider course. Also, students who have a learner's permit must have had the permit for a minimum of 60 days.
Students must provide a street legal, insured, and fully registered motorcycle to ride in the course. To successfully complete the course, the student must pass both a written and riding assessment and attend all class hours. Successful completion of the course makes the rider eligible for an insurance discount.
Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course - (ARC-ST)
The ARC-ST is the public version of the Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC) and may be taken by riders using any type of motorcycle.
This one day course consists of 3 1/2 hours of classroom activities and 4 1/2 hours of riding. The class provides rider development in the areas of risk management, decision-making, riding strategies, and rider behavior and choices.
Riders must have a valid motorcycle license and must provide a street legal, insured, and fully registered motorcycle to ride in the course. Fully licensed and insured scooters are permitted, however, mopeds are prohibited.
Motorcycle Rider Education classes offered through South Carolina
Rider Education Program (SCREP) -