Fish and Small Game Taxidermy Class
Surry Community College is offering a taxidermy class which combines Fish/Reptiles and Small Game taxidermy beginning July 21 and ending December 22. Class is scheduled on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Instruction will include basic taxidermy including skinning, fleshing, and preserving the skin and completion of the mount. Students will learn how to build a habitat scene. Discussion will include basic laws and regulations.
An advanced class for experienced taxidermists will begin August 1 and end December 13 meeting on Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Past SCC taxidermy students have started part-time and full-time taxidermy businesses. According to the Economic Research Institute, a skilled taxidermist in North Carolina can average $25,000 to $50,000 depending on location and time commitment.
All taxidermy classes will meet at the Workforce Development Center Occupational Lab at 1220 State Street, Mount Airy. The instructors are Rick Robson and Teddy Speas.
Tuition is $178 ($3 for NC residents age 65+). Registration and payment of tuition are required prior to the first day of class. Class size is limited. Supplies and project specimens must be provided by the student.
Registration and tuition payment are being accepted now. Please call Sonnie Hardy at (336) 386-3229 or Terri Cockerham at (336) 386-3244 for more information.