Special Interest

For all questions, inquiries and suggestions please send an e-mail to sgriffenhagen@forsythtech.edu.

To register by phone using a Visa or MasterCard, call 336-761-1002.


This course is a survey of astronomy. Participants taking this course will cover broadly the history of astronomy, types and uses of telescopes, astronomy measurements, the solar system, constellations, nebula and our Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies. In addition, participants will discuss Quasars, black holes and theories of the universe’s creation.

*Offered in the Fall

Bird Watching: Beginning

You will be introduced to the hobby of bird watching and taught how to identify common birds by sight, sound and habitat. Learn about birds’ natural history and habitats as well as the seasonal cycles of observed species. Students will recognize birds in their natural habitat each week by going on field trips.

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars. Pencil and paper are required.

Course Code: 100204
Cost: $65
Date: April 2-May 7, S, 9am-Noon
Location: West Campus, Room 15


Learn how to write in style with Calligraphy. In a class designed for beginner, the Italic alphabet is a popular introduction to the art of the broad edged pen. Students will be offered a step by step approach to the basic technique, letter forms, word, line and page spacing of this beautiful and graceful calligraphic hand. The Italic alphabet lends itself to a wide variety of applications. The course can also be used as a refresher.

Course Code: 100205
Cost: $65
Date: February 29-April 18, M, 6-8pm
Location: South Fork Recreation Ctr.

Decorating 1-2-3 New!

Every room needs some attention. Add Color, Accessorize, or learn how to make the Space work for you. Each week we will focus on one topic, Color, Accessorize or Space. The last hour of each class will be hands on using your own individual issues.

Note: Bring a paper and pencil. There will be much you will want to remember from this 9 hour course.

Course Code: 100608
Cost: $55
Date: March 1-March 15, T, 6-9pm
Location: Oak Grove Center, Room TBA

Sign Language

This course promises to be entertaining and educational. It introduces American Sign Language through finger spelling and simple sign sentences. You will have an opportunity to practice your newly acquired skills and cultural understanding with deaf individuals.

Note: You will need to purchase a book.

Course Code: 100250
Cost: $95
Date: March 24-April 28, TH, 6-9pm
Location: Taylor Recreation Center

Wedding Planning

Learn how to direct a wedding from the first contact with the bride until the end of the reception. Learn how to take the details and turn them into a wedding to remember for family or friends.

Course Code: 98006
Cost: $55
Date: November 3-December 1, T, 6-8pm
Location: West Campus, Room 15

Course Code: 100273
Cost: $55
Date: March 3-March 24, TH, 6-8pm
Location: Polo Park

Wildlife Rehabilitation

This course covers intake procedures and basic medical lifesaving techniques. You will also learn the proper feeding of various native wildlife species, gain an understanding of the nature of each animal, receive instruction on the dangers encountered with wildlife, and learn proper handing techniques.

Course Code: 100270
Cost: $55
Date: February 18-April 28, TH, 6-9pm
Location: Oak Grove Center, Room 4451