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Classes in culinary arts, paralegal principles being offered at Hope Center School

August 25, 2018

GRANITEVILLE — Students seeking to further their education have a new option locally.

In February, the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education granted a postsecondary institution license to the Hope Center School.

The school is based at Christ Central Ministries’ Hope Center at 3 Hickman St, Graniteville.

It offers offers 24-credit certificate programs in Culinary Arts: Baking and Pastry, Culinary Arts: Specialty Cooks and Paralegal Principles, said Director of Education Peter Poulos.

Classes began in May.

Erica Miller, a summa cum laude graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, is the Culinary Arts instructor. Malcolm Phillips, a graduate of Georgetown Law School in Washington, D.C., teaches Paralegal Principles.

The next series of Culinary Arts classes start Monday, Aug. 27, but students can register for them after that until Tuesday, Sept. 4, said Judy Floyd, director of Christ Central Aiken/Graniteville.

Registration also is open for the Paralegal Principles classes, which begin Sept. 4.

Full-time students can complete a 24-credit program in three trimesters (approximately 10 months).

Full and partial scholarships are available.

For more information, visit hopecenterschool.org or call 803-393-4575.

Prospective students also can stop by the Hope Center.

The Hope Center School is planning to offer certificate programs in computer science and pre-engineering beginning in early 2019.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the school or becoming a faculty member can call Poulos at 860-208-7930.

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