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.
The Art of Creating Comics
Are you a big kid at heart and would enjoy using your imagination to create comics? In this class you will learn the basics of creating comics, from basic scripting and character designing to cleaning up final inks. Students will have a story assignment they will create and share with class.
Class is open to all types of artistic backgrounds and interest in any style or genre of comics. Class supplies for first class - sketch paper, 3, #2 pencils. Additional supply list given at first class.
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.
Cake Decorating, Wedding Cakes
In this hands-on class students will build and complete a 4 tier wedding cake with gumpaste flower and leaves topper and swags made of fondant around the tiers. Class will also include discussion on planning of cake sizes, design fundamentals plus consultations, contracts, and delivery and setup at wedding venue. All supplies furnished and class taught by professional decorator and wedding cake designer. Note: students are encouraged to bring lunch to class each day.
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.
Conversational Spanish I
Spanish is spoken by over 400 million people worldwide making it the second most natively spoken language in the world. Develop your Spanish language skills through listening and speaking in this fun and stress-free class. The course focuses on vocabulary and basic communication skills that can be used on your next trip, at work or just for fun!
Textbook is included in tuition.
Dance, Classical Middle Eastern
Mix art with exercise and experience a form of ancient, authentic dance of the Middle East. Taught by an expert and professional dancer who has been dancing since she was 5 years old. Class is designed to be fun and teach you "how" to dance with slow and percussive movements. Students need to wear comfortable and fitted clothing.
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.
Genealogy Basics - Online
Learn where to look, who to contact, and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots.
Intertestimental Biblical Review
This class will trace the history of the Israelite people and look at the institutions and theology that developed during this period by examining the literature that was written between the close of the Old Testament and the opening of the New (Deuterocanon and Apocrypha). You will also get a glimpse of the setting during this time by looking at other literature that inform us of this period.
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Learn Biblical Hebrew - what is is, the alphabet, simple reading and writing, fun facts and more. You will come to appreciate one of the most beautiful pieces in literature. Students to bring 3x5 index cards, pencil and paper to first day of class. Laptops are encouraged to access internet resources.
Law School for Non-Lawyers
The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program, in partnership with Spartanburg Community College will sponsor a seven-week Law School for Non-Lawyers.
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.
Old Testament - a Historical Look
This class will trace the history of the Israelite people, as provided by the Old Testament and archeological evidence. You will also get a glimpse of the setting before and during the time of the Israelites by looking at the literature of the people in the region surrounding ancient Israel.
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
Stained Glass - Beginner
The Beginner Stained Glass Course is for those who have never worked with stained glass, or for those who have a very elementary knowledge. You will learn how to cut glass, work with copper foil and the proper way to solder. You will be introduced to all of the tools of the trade, as well as most of the materials including the various types of glass. When you have completed this course you will have several finished projects to show for it, as well as a mastery of the basic skills used in the craft of stained glass. Supplies included in class fee.
What's All the Skype About?
Skype, free video calling with anyone who also has Skype and a webcam, is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family who live far away. This two hour workshop will show you how to set up and register for Skype and use the software safely.
Writing Your Legacy Story
Legacy Stories capture the spirit of your family's lives. Whether you are a new parent, hoping to gather and retain special moments as your children grow or a grandparent hoping to pass along family history, learning how to write Legacy Stories offers you the skills to craft engaging family stories that capture the essence of what your family is all about.
In six sessions, you will explore memoir and flash fiction, develop themes, craft stories and learn about a variety of ways of preserving and sharing your stories.
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
Motorcycle Rider Classes
Update: As of June 3, 2013 all Third Party Testing for the License Waiver will be discontinued. This is a result of SCDMV changing the procedures by which students are granted a license endorsement after successful completion of our course offerings. This change applies to all levels of motorcycle rider instruction.
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 and want to improve their skills.
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. Successful completion of the course makes the rider eligible for an insurance discount.
This course is designed as a skills tune-up for the experienced rider who already has a motorcycle license. The EC course consists of 2 hours of classroom theory and 4 hours of practical application (riding).
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) -