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Leisure Learning

Leisure Learning Classes

Hocking College offers a variety of leisure learning classes that are focused on creating a rich, creative environment that inspires life-long learning. Classes are hands-on, fun and educational! Whether you are continuing your education, learning a new skill, or investigating a new hobby, Leisure Learning offers something for everyone!

These affordable non-credit classes are held in various locations both on the Hocking College campus and in the surrounding community. Anyone is welcome — you do not have to be a Hocking College student or employee to participate.

Are you interested in teaching a leisure learning class? We are always looking for new classes. If you have a skill or knowledge you would like to share, contact Michelle Robinson, Development Officer by phone at  740.753.7132 or by email at  leisurelearning@hocking.edu.


Fall Classes

Mental Health First Aid Training

Young depressed woman taking advice from her psychologist

  • Wednesday, September 18 • 8 AM — 12 PM
  • Wednesday, September 25 • 8 AM — 12 PM
  • Location: The Lodge, Small Conference Room
  • Cost:Free for all Hocking College faculty, staff, and students/$40 for all non-Hocking College faculty, students, and staff
  • Description: Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course being offered through Hocking College, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

(NOTE: In order to receive certification, participants must attend both sessions completing 8 total hours of training.)

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Cake DecoratingCake Decorating Classes

  • Saturday, October 12 • 10 AM — 12:30 PM (Beginner Class)
  • Saturday, October 12 • 1:30 PM — 4:30 PM (Advanced Class)
  • Location: The Lodge at Hocking College (15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
    Cost: $45 single class / $75 both classes (Cost includes cake layers, the buttercream for one (1) cake, tools, and aprons for each class.)
  • Description - Beginner Class: Join Chef Susie Krutsch for this popular cake decorating class where students will cover the basics of covering a cake, dying the frosting, and piping borders and flowers. Each student will decorate their own cake and can then take their beautiful (and yummy!) creation home.
  • Description - Advanced Class: Join Chef Susie Krutsch for this popular cake decorating class where students will review covering a cake with buttercream, but will then advance on to piping flowers and working with Fondant. Each student will decorate their own cake and can then take their beautiful (and yummy!) creation home.

    (NOTE: Both classes are limited to 12 participants and must have a minimum of 8 to run.)

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hikersHike the Appalachian Trail

  • November 3-9
  • Cost: $950 per person (Cost includes wilderness skills training, meals, camping permits, lodging, transportation, and equipment rental if needed.)
  • Description: Experience the adventure of a lifetime and join Wilderness Skills and Adventure Leadership Instructor, Jen Johnson, on this first leg of the Appalachian Trail Hiking Series. Starting at the Southern Terminus in Georgia, the group will hike approximately 30 miles, just in time for peak fall color in the mountains. This trip is open to the public and the difficulty level is moderate to difficult; however, no prior wilderness experience is required. Deadline to register is September 22, 2019.
    (NOTE: There is a 20% discount available for Hocking College students, staff, faculty, and alumni.)

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Registering For Classes

Four Ways to Register

Registering is quick and easy with four registering options to choose from so as not to interrupt your busy life! You may register for a course up to five days prior to that course’s start date. This gives us time to prepare for your class and ensures all supplies and materials are ready and available at class time.  

1) Online

To register for a class, click the 'Registration Form' button above. You may select additional classes once inside the registration portal. Register online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a major credit card. All transactions are secure and your receipt will be sent to you. Registration forms may be emailed to leisurelearning@hocking.edu.

2) By Phone

To register by phone simply call the Michelle Robinson at  740.753.7132 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone registration requires the use of major credit card – Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. 

3) In Person

Visit the Cashier’s Office in the Student Services Concourse on the first floor of Light Hall on Hocking College’s Main Campus. You may register in person between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

If registering in person, payment is required by cash, check, money order, or a major credit card – Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. 

4) By Mail

Complete the Leisure Learning form and mail it to: 

Hocking College — Cashier’s Office
ATTN: Michelle Robinson
3301 Hocking Parkway,
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Registration Form

Leisure Learning Policies


Hocking College reserves the right to repeal, change or amend rules, regulations and fees; to withdraw, add to or modify courses listed within; and to change instructor assignments. Registration for every class will close five days prior to that class’s start date in order for the instructor to prepare material for students. Each class has a minimum (floor) and maximum (ceiling) capacity of participants. If the minimum is not reached, the College has the right to cancel the class. If the decision is made to cancel, a full refund will be issued to those who have registered. If maximum is reached, registrants exceeding the maximum capacity will be offered to be placed on a wait list and will be contacted upon an opening. If a student is placed on a wait list, no money is due until the space is available.

Cancellation Policy

  • In the event that Hocking College cancels class, a full refund will be issued to any participants registered for said class.
  • In order to cancel registration for a full refund, participants must withdraw from the class within five business days of the first day of class. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit of all fees paid relating to registration, materials, and instructor fees.
For additional information about Leisure Learning classes, please contact Michelle Robinson, Development Officer by phone at
740.753.7132 or by email at  leisurelearning@hocking.edu.

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