5 Interesting Noncredit Classes at Carroll Community College

Carroll Community College offers a variety of noncredit "personal enrichment" classes.

Looking for a new hobby? Want to learn how to do something old in a new way? Looking for something fun to do with a friend or spouse? Check out some of these great noncredit classes at Carroll Community College. 


Planet Carroll: Zero Waste, Recycling and Composting

It’s easy to reduce the trash your family creates through recycling and composting.  Learn how to take advantage of Carroll County’s recycling options, how to make compost and how our trash impacts us all both financially and environmentally. Participants will receive a free rolling recycling bin or a composter. Offered in partnership with Sustainable Living Maryland, Catoctin Area Sierra Club, and the Carroll County Commissioners.

Instructors: Don West and Dan Andrews
Cost: $10 (MD Senior Adults: $10)
Sat., Sep. 29, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Course #: XXZ-247-A2)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. N205 
Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (Course #: XXZ-247-B2)
Washington Road Campus, Rm. M157


Designing the Native Forest with Native Plants

Reduce your gardening tasks with a design for low maintenance and high visual appeal while turning part of your lawn or backyard into a stylized native forest packed with plants good for birds and wildlife. Learn which native perennials can reduce weeding and mulching; how to eliminate part of your lawn and still keep an open, friendly feeling to the landscape and neighborhood; and how to design a multi-storied, rich landscape for birds and other wildlife that provides year-round beauty. 

Instructor: Christine Pax
Christina Pax, a landscape design professional, holds a graduate degree in sustainable landscape design. She utilizes a keen interest in native plants to make gardens a year-round attraction for people and wildlife.
Cost: $99
Tue., Oct. 2-23, 7p.m. to 9 p.m. (4 sessions) (Course #: XXZ-965-A2)
Washington Road Campus


How to Make Sushi

Yes, you CAN make delicious sushi at home. Create rolls using a variety of wraps and stuffing, including cooked and raw seafood and vegetables. Learn how to make sauces, use pickled ginger, mix wasabi and prepare sticky rice. Practice in class and take some home. Hands-on course.

Instructor: Melissa Fordham
Melissa Fordham, formerly the face behind the scenes as the Executive Sous Chef at Harryman House in Reisterstown, is currently chef at Gourmet Again in Pikesville and the Executive Chef/Consultant at Raphaels in Westminster. In her 12 plus years of culinary experience she has developed a flair for using fresh local ingredients in interesting and unusual combinations and flavors. 
Cost: $60
Tue. & Wed., Oct. 16 & 17, 6:30 to 9 p.m. (2 sessions) (Course #: XCO-020-A2) at Carroll County Career and Technology Center


Wine Appreciation 101

Demystify your experience of wine while exploring and tasting a variety of wines from around the world including the US west coast and Maryland. Learn about the wines, the grapes and the regions as well as how to taste and evaluate wine. Leave with a sense of what makes wines different and a better understanding of what you like. Students must be 21 years of age.

Instructor: Bernie Vogel
Bernie Vogel began his wine education while in the restaurant business in the late 70’s. He has been in professional fine wine sales and distribution for over 20 years and is currently a Fine Wine Specialist with the Republic National Distributing Company
Cost: $135  
Wed., Sep. 19 - Oct. 10, 7 to 9:30 p.m. (4 sessions) (Course #: XCO-003-A2) Location to be announced


A Taste for Healthy Cooking

Cooking is your joy? Make it healthy too! Discover how to prepare delicious gourmet meals without the high carbs, fat and calories. Perfect for anyone trying to eat more consciously as well as those on limited diets. Demonstration course.

Instructor: Tim Norwood
Chef Tim Norwood, a graduate of the Baltimore Culinary Institute, has been teaching culinary arts at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center since 1997. A sought after teacher, he brings his exuberance and expertise to the classroom. Tim enjoys creating unique dishes using basic techniques and then experimenting with the flavors of authentic ethnic ingredients and combining them with bounty found in local grocery stores.
Cost: $39  
Tue., Nov. 13, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Course #: XXZ-500-A2) at Carroll County Career and Technology Center


To see more classes and register, visit www.carrollcc.edu

Kathy July 30, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Carrol County Community College has dozens of free and low cost courses available for adults. And not only these "fun" courses-- They have many classes to help people improve their job skills or qualify for a new career, and their classes for small business entrepreneurs are an amazing resource for County citizens starting or running their own businesses. We are lucky to have this first class CC right in Westminster. (Disclaimer--I teach a couple of adult ed classes here!).
Robin Nicole July 30, 2012 at 04:42 PM
I have been searching high and low for cooking classes that I could take with my son (age 9). I had high hopes for some of these...until I saw they go to 9:30pm. :( Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Cassandra C. July 30, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Robin, I know that Personal Enrichment classes are for adults (16 & up) and they have cooking camps for kids (8-15). But the only time they had a family cooking class was last spring. Maybe they will do it again.


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