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Workforce Solutions Courses & Events -Fall 2021

Free Online Classes

Click on the link below to register today for these free online classes

HCTC Workforce Solutions Free Classes Registration Form


Make Your Own Facemask:  This class can be taken at any time!

The mini-course will teach you step-by-step on how to make your own facemask. Mini-lessons are provided with video instructions (including what materials you need) for three different facemask types. First is a facemask with elastic straps, second is a facemask with a filter pocket, a nose bridge, and replaceable straps, and the third is a no-sew facemask. Additional information is also provided.  

Star Gazing: This class can be taken at any time!

Join astronomer Jeremy Wood as he gives you a tour of the spring night sky. Topics discussed include diurnal motion, constellations, the celestial sphere, and observing planets. 


For these courses and more, click on the link below to preregister. We are always updating our course offerings so visit us often.

Preregistration Form

INTRODUCTION TO GRANT WRITING- Do you want to write a grant or have you written one that was not funded? Whether it’s to a federal source or a foundation, knowing the steps to formulating a grant application is key to achieving funding. Topics include learn grant maker terms and writing style; develop program outcomes, methods & process objectives; formulate your evaluation plan; write a budget for direct/indirect costs; execute your executive summary; and Find grant opportunities.

FEDERAL GRANT WRITING- If you want to learn more about federal grants, this class is for you. Learn some of the most important parts about preparing and submitting a successful federal grant application. To benefit most from this course, you should have experience in grant writing.

BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS-(4 HOUR COURSE) Basic Computer Skills is a moderately paced, gentle introduction to technology designed for novice computer users. This class will cover starting and shutting down your computer; keyboarding techniques; right-click dialogue options; opening, closing, and managing files; copy, cut, paste; the internet and browsers; and an introduction to basic software programs. This course will be structured with ample time for participants to ask questions and practice.

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT WORD-(4 HOUR COURSE) Microsoft Word is a word processing program that can be used to create basic to specialized documents. This introductory course will cover formatting, working with margins, tabs, spacing, and accessibility (ADA).

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT EXCEL-(4 HOUR COURSE) Microsoft Excel is an electronic spreadsheet program that can be used for storing, organizing, and manipulating data. This basic course will cover how to create worksheets, format sheets quickly and basic formula construction.

INTERMEDIATE EXCEL-(4 HOUR COURSE) This intermediate level class is designed for participants who have some prior experience with spreadsheets and/or Excel. This mini-course will cover view, linking cells, formulas, functions, VLOOKUP, and more.

ADVANCED EXCEL-(4 HOUR COURSE) This advanced level class will cover features including Pivot tables, additional VLOOKUP functionality, form fill-in, and conditional formatting.

BASIC WEB PAGE DESIGN-(4 HOUR COURSE) In this course, participants will learn basics of HTML to design and create basic pages.

PERSONAL SECURITY IN A DIGITAL WORLD Learn the fundamental strategies to protect your digital data while using electronic devices including passwords, banking and credit card information, and online store accounts.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT-(4 HOUR COURSE) Participants will also learn crucial conflict resolution skills, including dealing with anger and using the Agreement Frame.Wherever two or more people come together, there is the possibility of conflict. This course will give participants a six-step process that they can use to modify and resolve conflicts of any size.

ESSENTIAL COMMUNICATION IN THE WORKPLACE-(4 HOUR COURSE) In this day and age, having effective communication skills in the workplace is essential. Some basic reasons why effective communication skills in the workplace are so important are based on professionalism and credibility. Regardless if an employee is considered management or a line worker, they should be able to construct and send effective emails and other specific forms and correspondence; possess skills necessary to manage conflict; and develop leadership and interpersonal skills for strong workplace relationships.

SOCIAL MEDIA BASICS-(4 HOUR COURSE) Learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial to surviving and thriving in this age of digital communications, especially for businesses. Learn the ins and outs of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and how they can be leveraged to promote your business.

BASIC BOWL TURNING-(4 HOUR COURSE) Learn the basics of making a bowl from wood on a lathe. This is a 10" diameter segmented bowl.

CAKE DECORATING - ROSETTE- This class will teach you basic cake decorating using a rosette flower tip to create beautiful cakes. The cake will be an 8” round stack cake with buttercream icing that you get to take with you after class. 

CAKE DECORTAING-BASKET WEAVE-This class will teach you cake decorating using a flat tip designed to make a basket weave pattern.  This is an intermediate level class.  The cake will be an 8" round stack cake with buttercream icing that you get to take with you after class.

VINYL CUTTING CLASS-Learn how to use a vinyl cutting machine and make different projects, crafts, and shirts.  This is a beginner level class and you will make a shirt in this class that you get to take with you after class.  

BASKET WEAVE CLASSES-Join Instructor Francis Whitaker as she teaches the various techniques used to make beautiful baskets.  Contact Keila Miller at (606) 487-3287 for more information.

Mine and Safety Training

HCTC offers the following mine-related training both on and off the worksite: 

  • Initial MET training
  • Initial electrical training
  • Initial underground and surface training
  • Initial blasters training
  • MET retraining
  • Electrical retraining
  • Underground and surface retraining
  • Blasters retraining
  • Hydraulic training on basic and advanced hydraulics trainers
  • Electrical training on Joy and DBT electrical panels
  • Allen Bradley PLC training on electrical panels
  • The majority of training is available to companies and interested individuals. Contact  Scott Elder at (606) 487-3325 for more information or to sign your employees up for training. 

Surface/Underground Initial and Retraining Mine Classes
Surface and underground initial and retraining classes are offered monthly in the evenings at the Technical Campus of HCTC. 

Our Instructors are Vance Arnold and Paul Johnson.

Surface Retraining 

Surface Initial  

Electrical Retraining

MET Initial

MET Refresher Check back soon

Underground Retraining
Get 8 hrs. or 16 hrs. training. Must have KY Miner's Card

Underground Initial

New miners only

Contact Scott Elder for more information at (606) 487-3325

OSHA 10 and 30 hour (General Industry) & (Construction)

OSHA 10 and 30 hour classes are being set for the Spring.  For more information contact Scott Elder at (606) 487-3325.

HVAC, Electrical, or Plumbing Training

Looking for CEU's in HVAC, Electrical, or Plumbing Training?  All courses will be held at the Devert Owens Building and contact Myla Barrett at (606) 487-3065 for more information.

Pharmacy Technical Skills Review

Class starts September 21, 2021

This class is a preparation class for the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (CphT). Students will review the math required, as well as knowledge in pharmacy law, reviews of medication, medical terminology, and other skills necessary to perform the duties of a Certified Pharmacy Technician. The cost of the class is $300.00 and the textbooks are approximately $135.00.  For more information call Sandy Campbell at (606) 487-3632.  Pre-registration is required as class size is limited.

Ed2Go and Flex Study

More and more people in the community are enrolling in our various online classes.  Try one! For a complete listing of classes and to register online, go to or

CPR Certification Classes

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED

Contact Sandy Campbell at (606) 487-3632 for more information or to preregister for  these courses. 

Family & Friends CPR Class

Learn the basics of CPR and choking for adult, children, and infants. This is a participation class only, not a certification class. It is designed for community groups, churches, families, and anyone who does not need the actual certification. Contact Sandy Campbell at (606) 487-3632 for more information.

We Want to Hear From You!

Have an idea for a community education class?  Have a talent that you would like to share by becoming an instructor?  We want to hear from you!  We are looking to add new classes in Leslie County and need your help.  Contact Sandy Campbell at (606) 487-3632 today.

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