Smartphones, Red Wine and Cake Decorating

BCCC has classes coming up to help students unlock the potential of their smartphone, and enjoy new crafts and cooking. The college is also hosting a training series for unemployed and under-employed people to help them find work in the manufacturing sector. To register or for more information, call 252-940-6375 or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu. Ask to join the mailing list for the latest updates. See the full list of classes.

Technology Series: Smartphones

These small classes will provide you with the instruction and guidance you need to use the Android phone, iPhone, iPad or Android tablet you bring to class. Chantel Fortescue will add to your knowledge of apps, security settings, set-up options and entertainment features. These classes will teach students to take pictures, share them and use cloud storage. The iPhone class will take place on Thursday, September 20 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and costs just $20. Android class will take place on Tuesday, October 4 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and also costs $20.

Additionally, on October 18, Fortescue will show you how to take and manipulate photographs that are engaging, will-composed and saturated in color. This iPhone Photography class will help you take beautiful pictures with the camera hidden in your pocket. Bring your iPhone to this $20 class starting at 6:00 p.m.

Cake Decorating I

This year students’ holiday baking will be so much more inviting when you learn to decorate cakes, cupcakes and cookies from Maria Dickinson. In BCCC’s Cake Decorating I class they will learn to decorate cakes that will delight their family and friends. Learn to master elegant borders using shells, rosettes, and stars. Students will learn to create lovely flowers such as roses, rosebuds, sweet peas, and pansies, and they will enjoy decorating a beautiful cake for every holiday event. On the first evening the class will supply you three tips and piping bags that are for students to keep so they can experience the pleasure of cake decorating. The instructor will help you develop a supply list that will match your goals. This $55 class starts on September 24 and runs on Mondays at 6:00 p.m.

Exploring Red Wine

When cooler weather arrives, we turn to red wine for rich and warming flavors. Red wines pair well with the heartier fare of fall and winter cooking. Join Mary Mehlich at Wine and Words for an exploration of eight great red wines to enjoy now. Students will also taste some foods which are at their best when paired with these wines. Just like the Summer Wines class, this will be a lively and informative evening. It will prepare students to enjoy a variety of seasonally appropriate wines with great confidence. This $40 class will take place at Wine and Words on October 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Free Manufacturing Pre-Employment Training

The manufacturing sector is looking for qualified workers. Students can get everything they need to fine-tune their job skills to land one of these positions with this new training series. Starting on October 22, it will take students through Yellow Belt training, basic math and blueprint reading, OSHA 10 safety training, interview skills and resume writing. On the final day, students will participate in speed interviews. This series is a collaboration between BCCC, NCWorks, Beaufort County, Region Q Workforce Development Board and Beaufort County Schools for under-employed and unemployed workers.

Collards for the Holidays

Students had a great time with William Cherry when the college offered the first collard cooking class. He can really turn out some collards! Students will learn how to make the best collards for their holiday table. William is growing the collards for this meal, and he will cure the backbone from Acre Station Meat Farm. Participants can enjoy a great traditional meal as the weather turns chilly, with Anita Price’s banana pudding as the perfect finishing touch. The menu includes: collards with gently corned backbone; cornmeal dumplings; fresh relish and hot pepper vinegar; roasted local sweet potatoes; black eyed peas; and banana pudding. This $40 class will start on Thursday, October 25.

To register, call 252-940-6375, or email continuingeducation@beaufortccc.edu.