Whether you are looking for a new hobby, or want to spend more time doing a hobby that you already enjoy, HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College has classes for you. These classes vary in length and run continuously throughout the year. Explore YOUR options below!
American Sign Language
We currently offer to levels of American Sign Language (ASL). Level one is designed for students with little to no background in ASL and focuses on basic vocabulary, structure, grammar, and sentence structure. Level two builds on the skills learned in the previous class to expand knowledge of sign language and deaf culture.
View our current Sign Language classes here.
We offer many aquatics fitness classes including deep water and shallow water.
Financial and Retirement Planning (PDF)
In this course you'll learn how to: manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws. Money is only one aspect of retirement planning. This course blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals. Whether you are just beginning to develop a retirement plan or rapidly approaching retirement, you should enroll in this course. This course includes a 225-page illustrated textbook. Couples may attend together for a single registration fee. This is a 3-session (part) course. Classes 1, 2, and 3 are all separate topics. If a class is missed, you can speak with the instructor about making up a class. Class size is very limited - register early.
Passport to Retirement
Retirement can be an exciting prospect, but for many pre-retirees, the excitement can be overshadowed by anxiety about whether or not they are financially prepared. Students taking this course will work to define their own retirement goals and needs and will gain insight into how the pieces of their personal and financial lives fit together. Topics include: basic savings concepts, evaluating expenses in retirement, sources of retirement income, strategies to maximize social security benefits, benefits of employer sponsored retirement plans, personal retirement accounts, retirement account withdrawals, tax implications, methods to protect wealth, and common estate planning practices. Students will also be introduced to commonly practiced investment strategies and philosophies. This class is intended for people of all ages who are interested in making sure they are on track to retire in the future, those nearing retirement, and recent retirees. This course consists of 3 two-hour sessions. The course includes 135 page illustrated textbook.
This workshop is for beginning and intermediate level students and focuses on the art form known as glass lampworking, or creating glass beads through the use of a torch. Students learn to operate a burner torch, how to wind molten glass on a mandrel to create many bead shapes with a variety of decorative techniques. More experienced students will learn and explore advanced techniques including sculptural glass fish, small glass vessels, sculptural and implosion flower pendants, depending on the interest of the students. This class is designed to give you the basic skills while allowing you time to explore new techniques with guidance from the instructor. Supplies will be discussed during the first class and will cost approximately $25.
We offer a variety of photography classes from Basic Photography to Advanced Lighting. Check out our current listing of classes and learn how capture photographs that will impress.
Social Security, Medicare, and Long Term Care
Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize. The decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime. This informative section of the course covers the basics of Social Security and reveals innovative strategies for maximizing your benefits. Medicare has become complex and this portion of the course will explain how and when you sign up, how Medicare works with the insurance you already have and the costs associated with Medicare. Long Term Care is a widely overlooked planning topic. This section of the course will educate you on the consequences of not having a plan, how to develop a plan to mitigate these consequences and what will pay for the plan.