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Non-credit programs and courses are specialized offerings designed to provide the educational, cultural and workforce development needs of the lifelong learners in our community. Although no college credit will be awarded for these programs, students may earn continuing education units (CEU's) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE), which is recorded permanently by the office of lifelong learning. A workforce development student obtains occupational education and skills by participating in any of the following: open enrollment occupational courses and services; customized training and services; IT industry certification and testing; and transitional programs and services.

AWARD:  Certificate of completion.

LENGTH:   2 Semesters

This certificate provides in-depth exploration of the history of pottery making, developing skills to work in a clay medium, in the design and development of pottery as a functional artistic art and to prepare students for positions within associated industries, including tourism, or with the skills needed to establish their own self-supporting business in this niche industry.

ARTS 333 Hand-Built Pottery
ARTS 337 Raku Pottery
ARTS 357 Introduction to Ceramics
ARTS 358 Advanced Ceramics
ARTS 359 Wheel Thrown Pottery
ARTS 417 Glaze/Firing Techniques
ARTS 500 Artisan Entrepreneurship
ARTS 504 Craft Studio
ARTS 505 Exhibition Studio

Upon successful completion of seven of the above courses, the student will be awarded a certificate in Ceramics.

Non-Credit Course Registration. Pre-registration is required for non-credit courses. Registrations are accepted on a firstcome, first-served basis. Completed non-credit registration form and payment must be received no later than 7 days prior to the start date of the class(es) in which the student intends to enroll. If paying by cash, students can register in the Frith Economic
Development Center at PHCC Main Campus, room 118 or 111. If paying by credit card, students can enroll online, or call (276) 656-0354 to register by phone. If paying by check, students can call (276) 656-0260 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; leave your name, mailing address, and phone number. A registration form and class information will be mailed with a return envelope.