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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.


Spring Classes 

h2owlsSlideLifeguardAmerican Red Cross — Lifeguard Training & Certification

  • Thursday, March 21 • 6 PM — 8 PM
  • Sunday, March 24 • 4 PM — 8 PM
  • Tuesday, March 26 • 6 PM — 9 PM
  • Thursday, March 28 • 6 PM — 9 PM
  • Sunday, March 31 • 6 PM — 9 PM
  • Tuesday, April 2 • 6 PM — 9PM
  • Thursday, April 4 • 6 PM — 9 PM
  • Sunday, April 7 • 6 PM — 9 PM
  • Tuesday, April 8 • 6 PM — 8 PM
    Location: Hocking College Student Center (3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
    Cost: $235
    Description: Hocking College & the American Red Cross are teaming up to offer lifeguarding certification training, just in time to get you trained and ready for your summer job! This class provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies, as well as to provide care for breathing & cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over. Classes will include an online portion and testing. (NOTE: Participants must be at least 15 years of age.)

    Cost to participate is $235 & Hocking College students may be eligible for scholarships.

 Register Here

nico-bhlr-1061626-unsplashCooking Class: A Taste of Bourbon Street

  • Tuesday, March 5, 3PM — 6PM

Location: The Lodge at Hocking College (15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
Cost: $75
Description: Take a food tour down Bourbon Street with this Mardi Gras-inspired cooking class. Our chef instructor will take you through the creation of fantastic Mardi Gras recipes including:

  • Fried oysters
  • Seafood & sausage gumbo
  • Jambalaya
  • Beignets
  • Bananas foster

Cost is $75 per participant & class size is limited to 16 people. (NOTE: Class must have a minimum of 10 participants to run.)

 Register Here

Jameson-Whiskey-Blue-Cheese-Burger-with-Guinness-Cheese-Sauce-Crispy-Onions-6Cooking Class: Guinness & Jameson St. Patty's Day Bites

  • Saturday, March 16, 3PM — 6PM

Location: The Lodge at Hocking College (15770 OH-691, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
Cost: $75
Description: If you're a lover of Guinness and/or Jameson, then this cooking class is for you! Just in time for your St. Patrick's Day festivities, join our chef instructor as they teach you how to make some tasty food using Guinness & Jameson, including:

  • Jameson whiskey sliders (topped with a Guinness cheese sauce & caramelized onions)
  • Guinness mac n' cheese
  • Jameson apple crisp

Not big into alcohol? Don't worry, it cooks out. 

Cost is $75 per person and is limited to 16 participants. (NOTE: Class must have a minimum of 8 participants to run.)

 Register Here

pexels-photo-401800Introduction to Welding — MIG

  • Saturday, March 23, 9AM — 1PM
  • Location: Hocking College Welding Lab (30140 Iles Rd, Logan, OH 43138)
    Cost: $75
    Description: The Hocking College Welding Lab is offering a 4-hour Welding 'MIG' class for the hobbyist or artist who wants to learn how to weld as a craft or occupation.

    This class will introduce the student to 'MIG', GMAW welding. During this class, students will learn how to safely set up and start the welding machine, choose the correct gas, wire, voltage, and wire speed for the application. Students will also have the opportunity to learn techniques on a Lincoln Electric virtual welding simulation machine. Each student will have the opportunity to complete two small project pieces to take home with them.

    Cost is $75 per participant and includes all tools & equipment. Class size is limited to 15 and participants must be 18+. (NOTE: Class must have at least 8 participants to run.)

 Register Here

car-111812_1920How To Pull, Back, & Park A Trailer

  • Saturday, May 4, 9AM — 1PM
  • Location: Hocking College (3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville, OH 45764)
    Cost: $50
    Description: Do you have a large trailer that's difficult to park? CDL instructor Elizabeth Gardner is offering hands-on training to learn how to pull, back, and park a trailer. Participants can bring their own trailer or they can use one that's available for the class.

 Register Here

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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