Courses

By the end of this class, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist. Learn investment planning techniques and risk avoidance strategies. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


February 4-6, 2020, CAS 115
It's not a matter of how much money you have, it's your relationship with money that influences how you make decisions and experience satisfaction in your life. Your habits and attitudes about money drive your financial behaviors. Learn more about your own money habitudes. You will have the opportunity to complete a personal exercise and participate in a group discussion about this taboo topic of money.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles. Award winning homebrewer, Steve Brainerd, will guide you through the tour and teach you about what makes each style unique. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, April 4, 2020, RDM3 306
Students will learn how to elevate their fiction novel or memoir by better understanding the five major components of a good plot, and the seven most successful types of conflict. We will cover how to make characters more relatable and how to write pertinent dialogue that is seamless. We will also examine the impact of easily visualized settings, poignant themes, and an accurate, tension-filled timeline.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Students will learn how to elevate their fiction novel or memoir by better understanding the five major components of a good plot, and the seven most successful types of conflict. We will cover how to make characters more relatable and how to write pertinent dialogue that is seamless. We will also examine the impact of easily visualized settings, poignant themes, and an accurate, tension-filled timeline.


February 18, 2020 to March 10, 2020, BEC 0152
Discover composition elements that will help you create the "WOW" factor. Understand how to use your camera's advanced controls and lenses as creative tools to modify detail, contrast, form, and depth. This course is intended for students who are interested in specialized techniques such as HDR, focus stacking, night photography, supplemental lighting, panoramas, and tethering. Taught by a professional photographer.


Saturday, February 29, 2020, HCC 0190
Saturday, May 9, 2020, HCC 0190
Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this class, students will learn and practice various types of joinery including dadoes, rabbets, shiplap, dovetails, and mortise and tenon. Don't miss out on this opportunity to work in a generously equipped woodshop alongside an instructor who has extensive experience and the tool collection of a professional furniture maker. Experienced woodworkers only. Materials not included.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learning sign language can be a fun experience and help you communicate with people in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Students will be introduced to basic conversational signing skills. The course will cover grammar rules, alphabet, numbers, personal and family introductions, common commands, as well as feelings and expressions. This class is perfect for the beginner, or anybody wanting a refresher course.


January 22, 2020 to March 11, 2020, HCC 0260
Apples and pears are definitely the unsung heroes of the winter fruit world. These juicy gems are naturally sweet and are easily transformed into silky, caramelized goodness. Learn to make a Dark Spicy Gingerbread topped with Caramelized Pears, and individual Rustic Apple Tartelettes with Almond Cream encased in a flaky pastry.


Saturday, February 22, 2020, CUL 116
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision-making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also presented, with instruction on how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear. The course includes one or more mock avalanche rescues. Students must provide their own transportation for field sessions. Textbook is required for this course.


January 7-25, 2020, MAZ 0207
January 9-26, 2020, MAZ 0207
January 30, 2020 to February 16, 2020, MAZ 0207
This course is designed to build on the skills developed in an Avalanche Level I course. New material will include use of a field notebook and standardized data recording, as well as completing full pit profiles. Field time is spent practicing and reviewing transceiver search techniques (single and multiple burial), snowpack assessment (through test pit, test pit plus, and full pit), and safe travel practices and group travel skills. Students must have completed an Avalanche Level I or Level I Refresher course within the past five years. Students must provide their own transportation for field sessions. Textbook is required for this course.


January 28, 2020 to February 15, 2020, MAZ 0207
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and learn how you can gain control.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020, HCC 0140
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, HCC 0140
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature. Bring $15 materials fee, scissors, & lunch.


Saturday, March 21, 2020, BEC 0152
Sunday, March 22, 2020, RDM3 305
Saturday, May 16, 2020, RDM3 305
Sunday, May 17, 2020, BEC 0152
Join Chef Holly in this demonstration and tasting class as you explore the basics of plant-based eating. Learn about nutrition as well as substitutes for butter, eggs and protein. Chef Holly will demonstrate several recipes for you to taste. All recipes will be high in protein, fiber and healthy fats but low in cholesterol, sodium, refined sugars and saturated fats.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Clawhammer banjo, also known as frailing or down-picking, has been around for at least 200 years. It's rhythmic style is popular among aficionados of American old-time music. Learn the foundational skills needed to play a clawhammer banjo including the proper position of the hand and the rhythm of playing basic runs while exploring a variety of tunes. Bring a 5-string banjo, Headstock Electronic Tuner (i.e Planet Waves, Intelli-Touch, Korg) and Banjo Capo (optional).


April 14, 2020 to May 19, 2020, RTEC 209
Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


January 21, 2020 to March 10, 2020, HCC 0230
May 6, 2020 to June 10, 2020, CAS 246
In this course, students will build on basic conversational skills learned in Beginning Conversational German I. Emphasis will be placed on increasing vocabulary and improving knowledge of grammatical structures. The course will continue to work on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


May 6, 2020 to June 10, 2020, CAS 246
Learn the basics of cross-country ski touring including how to walk, glide, climb, stop, turn and use poles. This class is designed for those who have seldom or never been on skis or those who are coming back to the sport. You'll learn the most efficient diagonal stride and how to control your speed. A solid base of fitness is essential. Information regarding equipment and preparation will be discussed at the classroom session.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If you are new to fly fishing, or if you need a refresher, spend some time on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast with lots of time to practice on grass.


Saturday, May 9, 2020
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. You will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by your instructor. Bring an acoustic guitar. Required Text: Guitar Roads: A Beginner's Guide to the Guitar by Andrew Cooper. Students must purchase the required text from a retailer of their choice prior to the first class session.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you listen to country or bluegrass music and enjoy the lovely strains and driving leads of the mandolin? Come explore how to play the mandolin with step-by-step instructions. Learn everything from how to hold and tune the instrument, to easy beginning chords and a few tunes to get you started.


April 16, 2020 to May 21, 2020, RTEC 209
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class. Students will glaze their own creations and explore firing methods in a supportive environment with individual coaching along the way. Materials are required for this course.


January 7, 2020 to February 25, 2020, PEN 0226
January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020, PEN 0226
Explore the art of Shotokan Karate in a safe and supportive environment. Learn proper martial arts etiquette, basic blocks and kicks while improving your fitness. Students will also become familiar with self-defense and Bo staff techniques. There is no contact in this course.


March 3-26, 2020, BEC 0151
March 31, 2020 to May 21, 2020, BEC 0151
Learn the captivating movements, isolations and shimmies of Egyptian belly dance! This class introduces and reviews all the basic moves, then gently leads into combinations and short choreographies. Belly dance boosts mood, builds core strength and flexibility, and is a great way to release the stresses of everyday life. No previous dance or performance experience required.


January 19, 2020 to March 8, 2020, BEC 0151
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0151
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0151
January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BEC 0151
Experience the superb birding opportunities that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and fields around Burns, Oregon offer in the spring. Known for concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes and raptors, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph owls, shorebirds and songbirds. In mid-May, the area hosts a songbird migration with warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. Transportation, instruction, guiding and picnic lunches included.


May 11-30, 2020, CHLAB 301
The Klamath Basin offers superb birding in the spring. Known for the concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and raptors in early spring, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph waterfowl, shorebirds, "dancing" grebes, and songbirds. In May, the area hosts a songbird migration with warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. With an overnight stay in downtown Klamath Falls, this trip offers plenty of opportunities to observe birds in this National Audubon Society designated Important Bird Area. Transportation, instruction, guiding and picnic lunches included. Hotel accommodations not included in price.


April 27, 2020 to May 6, 2020, CHLAB 301
Utilizing the book Waking Up White: Finding Myself in the Story of Race, this four-week book study explores how we as community members can start talking about race. We are exposed to a national climate that is often polarized around racial issues. This is an opportunity to start talking about race, what it means to grow up white in America, and learn skills and strategies to be good allies and support people of color. Book included.


February 11, 2020 to March 3, 2020, BEC 0154
February 12, 2020 to March 4, 2020, RTEC 224
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer in women and the incidence continues to rise. Current strategies from the conventional medicine perspective offer a narrow field of therapeutic treatment options for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Explore how Biofield Therapies such as acupuncture, Qigong, Tui Na, Reiki, and Energy Medicine approaches offer additional ways to help mitigate common side effects and have the potential to improve overall vitality and well-being. Students are asked to bring a pillow and a yoga mat as some hands on techniques will be taught.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Build your confidence in the kitchen and expand your culinary chops in this five-week techniques course.  Under the tutelage and instruction from Chef Candy, students will grow their skills in knife cuts and cooking techniques to create the perfect dinner for your family.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Calligraphy is the art of elegant writing. Explore the basics including the differences in letter styles and numbers, proper spacing and arrangement of words. A great class for the DIY person. Materials provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the world of night time photography in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. This three-part course includes a brief review of camera settings, techniques and gear, a field excursion to practice capturing the incredible night sky and an overview of Adobe Lightroom fundamentals. This is not a beginner level course. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear, field session and experience.


June 3-5, 2020, HCC 0140
Work alongside credit students to learn basic hand-building skills, simple glaze application and fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Work alongside credit students and learn basic wheel throwing skills, simple glaze application and an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics. Materials are required for this course.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, PEN 0226
Give your landscape photography skills a boost in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. This three-part course includes a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques, gear, optimal lighting, and a field excursion to Smith Rock, where you will practice capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. Class will also explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. This is not a beginner level course. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear, field session and experience.


April 28-30, 2020, CHLAB 301
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan - Are you curious about the differences between these popular diets and which one might be the best for you? This class navigates the philosophies of each diet by highlighting their advantages and shortcomings. Learn how to determine which one might be a good fit for your health goals and lifestyle.


Monday, April 13, 2020, CHLAB 301
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. Textbook is required for this course.


February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, PRI 130
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend in-class time expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary. The primary outcome of this course is to build vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook is required for this course.


February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BHS D-7
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook required for this course.


January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020, CAS 118
Spanish IV will focus on developing speaking skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses (future tense of regular and irregular verbs, the conditional tense, present perfect tense and present subjunctive) and building vocabulary. Textbook is required for this course.


January 27, 2020 to March 16, 2020, CAS 246
This Conversational Spanish V - Special Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop and practice Spanish-speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by viewing portions of various Spanish language films and engaging with the instructor using advanced Spanish. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials.


February 12, 2020 to March 18, 2020, BEC 0152
Improve overall fitness by focusing on core stability, functional movement and fast-paced circuit style exercises. Course promotes full body strength as well as flexibility while increasing heart rate. Instructor will provide one-on-one coaching to ensure students are using proper form and technique.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. Class will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course is designed for craft brewery and tap house staff in Central Oregon. Over the course of six weeks, you will gain a greater understanding of the entire craft brewing process from grain to growler. The class will design a custom craft beer recipe to brew as a team using COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system. Along the way, learn techniques to enhance your brew customers' experience by learning about regional beer styles, sensory analysis of on and off-flavors and food pairings for the perfect dining experience.


February 8, 2020 to March 14, 2020, Geist Beerworks
Creative writing is any form of writing which is written with the creativity of mind: fiction writing, poetry writing, creative nonfiction writing and more. The purpose is to express something, whether it be feelings, thoughts, or emotions. If you have always thought you had a book or memoir in you, or just want to write for fun and relaxation, this is the class for you. We will explore different genres of writing using select readings and writing exercises and learn the principles of workshopping creative writing and share writing with one another.


Saturday, March 14, 2020, MDR 114
Ray Bradbury said: "Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations." In this workshop, we'll learn how to create characters, wind them up, and let them go-our only job is to try to keep up with them. We'll learn techniques and exercises to let our characters do all the work for us.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to make a copper or sterling silver cuff bracelet in this 3-day workshop. After technical demonstrations with various design options, choose the one you like best to make and embellish. Materials are required for this course.


April 17-19, 2020, PEN 0224


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join professionally trained chef Candy Argondizza and learn to make some of Italy's classic regional dishes at home. In this 5-week series, Chef Candy will cover everything from the Venetian "Ossobuco" and Risotto Milanese to handcrafted Pappardelle Bolognese to Wood-Fired Pizzas and hand-pulled Mozzarella. Have fun while learning great techniques that will surely impress your friends and family.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Weekday cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious meal.


Saturday, March 14, 2020, CUL 117
Do you have digital photos stored in multiple locations or printed photos hidden away in boxes? If you are feeling overwhelmed by your photos and looking for a way to better organize and preserve your precious memories, this course is for you. Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman to identify your own personal strategy for managing your photos and techniques to create a beautiful collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations. Bring 20-50 digital photos on a flash drive, laptop, tablet or phone for this interactive course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking risotto and zabaglione in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at the Cascade Culinary Institute. Learn secrets and techniques for creating the northern Italian creamy rice dish, paired with a traditional Italian custard dessert. At completion of class, students will enjoy the dishes and a glass of wine together (if 21 years of age or older).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking Valencian Paella in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at the Cascade Culinary Institute. Paella is a traditional rice dish of Spain that has many variations, but its home is Valencia. Chef Candy will prepare a colorful mixture of saffron-flavored rice with assorted shellfish, fish and chorizo sausage, using a paellera, the flat, round pan in which it is cooked. At completion of class, students will enjoy the dish and a glass of wine together (if 21 years of age or older).


Wednesday, March 18, 2020, CUL 118
Using a mixture of lecture and hands-on application, your expert instructor will guide you through the importance of using scale and design before building, foundation basics, the components of a typical wall framing system, framing and truss layout, and roof system basics. You'll learn how to safely use construction tools and tricks of the trade for basic construction for homeowners. For students who want to learn about home/project based construction. Tools will be provided. Students will need to provide their own construction appropriate gloves.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, RTEC 113
Take the confusion and risk out of DIY electrical projects. Get a solid grounding in how wiring works, what tools you need, how to make connections, how to work with wire and cable and how to avoid the most common errors and, most importantly, how to be safe around electricity.


March 7-14, 2020, RTEC 113
Explore the essentials of interior design and learn to make informed, professional design decisions to create or enhance spaces that you and others will love. After completing the course, you will be able to create interior spaces or custom designs with the basic skills, knowledge and insight of a professional designer. Learn to convey your ideas through sketching and presentations. Feel confident in your decision-making and purchases. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Develop your own artistic language in this fast-paced introduction to drawing. A variety of techniques will be explored to help you build fundamental drawing and composition skills. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this course. Materials are required for this course.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, PEN 0105
Whether you are new or old to the vegan scene or just curious about how to make healthy desserts that taste amazing, this class is for you! Satisfy your sweet tooth as you learn to create delicious vegan desserts like Peanut Butter Pie, Chocolate Cupcakes, and Cranberry Bliss Truffles with Chef Holly, an experienced vegan baker.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Emotional eating contributes significantly to weight gain and the inability to lose weight. In addition, it generates uncomfortable feelings of self-judgement and guilt. Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter to learn how to shift this unconscious habit into one of contemplation. Dianne will help you explore writing exercises designed to promote healthy habits.


Monday, May 11, 2020, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, March 14, 2020, CHLAB 301
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques you can use with your pets.


Saturday, April 18, 2020, CHLAB 301
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone? This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.


Saturday, March 7, 2020, PRI 119
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth. This overview of estate planning addresses probate, estate and capital gains taxes, health and long-term care planning, and legal and financial options.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn applied techniques of sewing and make your own fast and fab hooded fleece poncho. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one poncho in this 3-hour class. All levels of sewing experience welcome. No pattern required. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, HCC 0260
Introduction to modeling the human form in clay from clothed and unclothed models using traditional additive and subtractive processes. Historical treatments of the figure and contemporary approaches will be referenced. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this hands-on course. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing or painting the human figure. This class offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed male and female models. Bring your own supplies and a portable easel or drawing board. Class cost covers the model fees.


January 10, 2020 to March 13, 2020, PCA 0000
April 3, 2020 to June 5, 2020, PCA 0000
This is the first course of a three-term sequence of study of the Native American language, Ichishkin, at the first-year college level. Students will explore alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response © (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this second course of a three-course sequence in Ichishkin Native Language, the language of the Warm Springs (Sahaptin) people. Students will develop familiarity with simple phrases and basic conversation. Recommended preparation: ICH 101.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, MDR 115
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in Italian is designed for beginners. The class emphasizes active communication in Italian to develop basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. This class is a college-level Italian language class. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Beginning Kiksht introduces students to the Kiksht language of the Wasco people. The first term will introduce students to alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response © (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in a communicative context. This class is a college-level Chinese language class. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time. Prerequisite: CHN 101.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, CAS 102
Learn how to see the world from your dog's perspective. Understand what causes anxiety, fear and behavioral issues and how you may be contributing towards behavioral issues without realizing it. Please leave pets at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Begin your adventure on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast. Practice casting on grass to prepare for your afternoon on the river. Once you've gotten the hang of casting, the class will move to the Crooked River where you can use your new casting skills. You'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, June 13, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Explore fly fishing on the world renown Lower Deschutes River! Class will begin with an overview of the river, seasons, equipment and entomology at The Deschutes River Fly Shop & Camp. Students will get plenty of practice with casting techniques on grass before venture out to the river. Class will conclude with a walk in fishing trip on the Lower Deschutes River where students will get a chance to apply what they have learned with hands on coaching from expert guide Vail Borne.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn relevant information on a variety of financial topics, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and asset allocation. Class will also review retirement planning, preparing for the unexpected and basics of estate planning.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Sharpen your woodworking skills. This class is designed for the beginning woodworking student. Learn universal woodworking basics including shop safety, sharpening, tool use and maintenance, wood selection, and more.


January 22, 2020 to March 11, 2020, SHS
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Love Letters," we will use the form of the love letters to explore objects, people, and places that are important to us.


Saturday, February 15, 2020, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Magical Realism" Forms", we will write about real world problems and challenges made new by the reveal of magical elements.  Be inspired by prompts that intertwine the everyday with fairy tale and mythology.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Making it New," we will look at creative ways to employ revision to re-think and re-see our writing.


Saturday, March 21, 2020, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Unexpected Forms," we will look at examples of essays and poetry that take the shape of other texts like recipes, liner notes, to-do lists, and letters, and then we will try our hand at borrowing forms for our own writing.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, RDM3 305
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Magical Realism" Forms", we will write about real world problems and challenges made new by the reveal of magical elements.  Be inspired by prompts that intertwine the everyday with fairy tale and mythology. In this session, "What's in a Name?", we will explore the power of names.  Through a series of prompts about people's names, the names of things, and the names of places, we will investigate how naming can help writers with characterization, world building, and description.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Writing Micro" Super short fiction and memoir and brief poetry forms have flourished in the age of social media and text communication.  In this workshop, we play with prompts for micro writing (fewer than 300 words) across genres. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
German 101 is designed for beginners. Basic listening, comprehension, speaking, and writing skills will be developed during this course. Focuses on phonetics, genders, descriptions of objects and people, conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, punctuation, question words, German word order, and vocabulary, which includes the following categories: the alphabet, numbers, and greetings. This hybrid course will combine classroom sessions with online study. Access to high speed internet is required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Whether you are avoiding gluten products to lose weight or you have a true intolerance, this class will give you the information you need to bake without gluten. Explore healthy gluten-free recipes, while understanding the nutritional benefits of gluten-free flours. The instructor will discuss strategies for stocking a gluten-free pantry as well as how to troubleshoot gluten-free baking challenges. NOTE: This is not a Gluten-Free Certified Kitchen.


Saturday, March 7, 2020, CUL 116
Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques and recommended herbs for this region. The class includes a field trip to Oregon Wild Harvest, a medicinal herb farm in Culver, OR. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.


June 3-6, 2020, BEC 0152
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on the air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio. Bring $15 check for cost of test. Students age 16 or older may register for this class but those under age 18 must attend with a paid parent or adult.


Saturday, February 15, 2020, HCC 0260
Saturday, March 21, 2020, HCC 0260
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress all contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore the anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health, digestion and energy.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, CHLAB 301
Candida albicans is a normally harmless yeast found in the air, on foods and in the human gut. However, when it becomes overgrown in any part of the body, an infection called Candidiasis occurs. Learn the signs of intestinal yeast overgrowth, why most doctors don't look for it or treat it, and how to heal this condition that weakens our digestion and our health.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to create tasty gluten-free vegan Asian dishes with traditional Asian flavor. Recipes may include Sweet and Spicy Stir-Fry, Mushroom and Ginger Poststickers and a healthy, detoxifying Pho broth without using animal products.


Saturday, February 8, 2020, CUL 117
Are you looking to incorporate more whole grains into your breakfast options while still enjoying delicious bread products? In this class, learn to make healthy whole grain muffins and Irish Soda Bread to enjoy with your family. As a bonus, you will also create homemade granola.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If your New Year's resolution includes eating healthier but you don't want to give up your classic comfort foods, join Chef Holly and learn to create classic dishes using surprisingly healthy ingredients. Recipes may include a Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Macaroni & Cheese, and Cookie Dough Dip. All recipes are vegan and can be made gluten-free.  NOTE: This is not a Certified Gluten-Free Kitchen.


Saturday, March 7, 2020, CUL 119
Learn CPR in an interactive and empowering environment. Perfect for the general public, this class includes adult and child CPR and AED, infant CPR; medical, injury, and environmental emergency first aid training.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, RDM3 306
Friday, January 31, 2020, PON 0204
Saturday, March 7, 2020, PON 0204
Sunday, March 22, 2020, RDM3 309
Join Chef Holly as she teaches you how to create delicious plant-based salads loaded with vegetables, protein, fiber and most importantly, flavor. These creative new salads will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied and your family will be asking for more.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Wondering how to use herbs for healing? This hands-on class will help you explore how to make and use simple herbal remedies. Learn to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, liniments, salves and syrups with Registered Herbalist Holly Hutton.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020, CUL 118
Complementary and integrative health practices including the use of medicinal herbs have the potential to help alleviate pain and other symptoms of chronic pain. This course will review the mechanisms of pain and provide an overview of herbs that can help to treat chronic pain. Hands-on activities include making topical pain relieving liniments, tincture and bath teas to use at home.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020, CUL 118
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health. Leave with recipes to make easy herbal remedies at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
It is possible to have a successful garden in our challenging region! Join Master Gardener Liz Douville to learn about climate, soil basics, fertilizers, compost and watering requirements. This class is a great first step for those who are new to gardening in the High Desert or for seasoned gardeners to find fresh ideas for an existing garden.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This class is just like a cookie exchange, except you get to make all the cookies and not mess up your kitchen! You will make a variety of holiday cookies to share with your family and friends including: Pecan Thumbprints filled with Ganache, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, Checkerboard Icebox Cookies, and Gingerbread cutouts which you will learn piping and flooding techniques with royal icing for professional looking results.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore horse adventuring in Central Oregon. This short series focuses on safely accessing both front and backcountry trails on horseback including how and where to adventure as well as preparing for emergencies on the trail. Series includes guest appearances from local subject experts as well as hands-on activities and/or field sessions. No riding involved in this course.


March 2-16, 2020, RTEC 127
Explore the various equestrian organizations and opportunities to get involved with equestrian activities in Central Oregon. Students will learn about horse rescue, wild mustang herd management and the non-profit equine community. Series includes guest appearances from local subject experts as well as hands on activities and/or field sessions. No riding involved in this course. Students are responsible for their own transportation to potential field sessions.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Horses are astute and direct at reading body language. If you've ever wondered how your body language conveys confidence, clarity, honesty and emotion, let the horses show you. Students will learn about themselves through these unique interactions with horses. No riding involved and no experience required.


Saturday, April 25, 2020, HORSETALK
Chickpeas are among the hottest food trends of 2019. Packed with nutrition and fun, chickpeas are a versatile fare. Impress your family and friends by flaunting your trendiness with mastery of the following chickpea eats: Chickpea Fries, Hummus Shake, Snickerdoodle Hummus, and Green Chickpea Guacamole. All reciptes will be prepared gluten and dairy-free.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Adobe Illustrator is one of the best tools for harnessing your graphic design creativity. Use Illustrator to create artwork, use color, trace images, and incorporate text.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Renny Temple, master improviser and actor/director, in this interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage and for life. Improv skills deliver a unique experience of on-your-feet enhanced decision-making, improved confidence, superior communication/listening skills, greater creativity and more.


February 4-27, 2020, CHLAB 301
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create many types of documents. Learn to use InDesign's toolbox, manage palettes, identify menus and basic document management.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page color publications. Learn to use the toolbox, manage palettes, identify menus and basic document management.


February 10-12, 2020, BEC 0156
Practice your Spanish speaking skills in an exciting new way! This class allows you to practice what you already know and build new language skills using computers, games, movement, outdoor exploration, as well as interacting with native speakers. Suitable for all levels including beginners, but especially beneficial for those in Conversational Spanish II - III (Mid-Advanced Beginner).


January 25, 2020 to February 22, 2020, HCC 0230
January 27, 2020 to February 24, 2020, RTEC 224
April 20, 2020 to May 18, 2020, CAS 101
Work alongside credit students to enhance ceramic hand-building and wheel throwing skills. This course has continued focus on complex thrown and hand built forms with attention to design elements, as well as the understanding of glaze formulation, testing and kiln firing. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Enhance the impact of your photos by understanding the elements of image composition. Take your camera off "auto" to explore more advanced camera settings. This course is taught by a professional photographer and is intended for students who are familiar with DSLR camera controls and wish to become more proficient with adjustable shutter, aperture and other advanced manual controls.


Saturday, April 11, 2020, HCC 0190
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter to explore the basic concepts of intermittent fasting including the metabolic changes that occur during periods of fasting. Learn about clinical conditions that may benefit from intermittent fasting as well as which foods to include and exclude to achieve the best results.


Monday, March 2, 2020, CHLAB 301
Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The winter series kicks off in the American South and brings a new twist to a favorite Sunday dinner. Learn to prepare Adobo Fried Chicken, Tasso Ham Macaroni & Cheese and Braised Greens with Bacon & Sweet Onions.


Sunday, January 26, 2020, CUL 117
Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The second class in this winter series takes students on an exploration of French Country Cuisine. Learn French cooking techniques while preparing a delicious Sunday dinner of Coq Au Vin with Potatoes Anna and Haricots Verts.


Sunday, February 16, 2020, CUL 117
Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The final class in this winter series visits the Mediterranean region. Students will prepare a traditional Greek Moussaka, Phyllo Crusted Spanakopita and a Tomato Feta Salad.


Sunday, March 15, 2020, CUL 117
Students will create unique Japanese Ikebana floral arrangements using techniques established over centuries. Historical, cultural and spiritual aspects of the practice accompany hands-on learning. After each meeting, students may take their arrangements home.


May 2-23, 2020, BEC 0152
This is an introductory course intended to build visual literacy with emphasis on the historical and contemporary methods, processes and motivations that generate visual art experiences.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Let's dance! Whether you are new to dance or have years of experience, you will enjoy learning easy to follow choreography using Broadway musical numbers from shows like A Chorus Line, Chicago and Singin' in the Rain. All skill levels are invited to participate.


January 27, 2020 to March 9, 2020, BEC 0151
Astrology has been defined as a symbolic language, an art form and a science. Join this class and learn the basic tenants of astrology, regardless of its definition. Class will cover the 12 signs of the Zodiac and the planets that rule each house. Students will identify their own sign, draw its symbols and create their own personal Zodiac chart.


Saturday, February 29, 2020, HCC 0230
Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in this comprehensive eight hour class designed for the beginner. Taught over two weekends, this course will take the mystery out of maintaining your bicycle and provide skills necessary to keep your bicycle running smoothly. This is a hands on course and all tools and bicycles will be provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This is a great place to start learning metal fabrication and the use of machine tools. Gain skills using hand tools, band saw, drill press, metal lathe, milling machines, and more.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore marbling, a unique art form that uses an aqueous surface to create one of a kind designs. Learn how to create both controlled and random patterns by floating droplets of oil based ink on a liquid base. No experience required. Bring a lunch and a clean white T-shirt for printing, all other materials will be provided.


Saturday, February 1, 2020, BEC 0152
Poems have the potential to provide fresh perspective, infuse our everyday language with music, and illuminate a path for self-expression and creativity - but where to begin? In this class, we will combine select readings with writing prompts to equip you with the tools to better appreciate the work of others and get a strong start, or re-boot, on your own poetry practice.


Saturday, February 8, 2020, CAS 115
This interactive, fun, hands-on class will teach you the basics of how to navigate your smartphone using the touchscreen. Practice using shortcuts on your smartphone and learn effective ways to keep in touch with family and friends through various applications.


February 4-27, 2020, CHLAB 301
Jesse Felder worked at the largest firm on Wall Street, co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, and has managed investment portfolios in Bend for over a decade. Invest Like the Best is a survival guide to investing in the financial markets, and will focus on how to build a sound, low cost investment portfolio for any environment.


February 3-24, 2020, CHLAB 301
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! This class will teach you how to use the camera more effectively using basic composition skills, image editing, and apps that add features and benefits.


Monday, January 27, 2020, CHLAB 301
Monday, April 27, 2020, CHLAB 301
This course will introduce students to Italian culture and language. Learn to hold basic conversations in Italian including greetings, numbers, and other basic phrases. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to the language in everyday situations will be incorporated into the course. Italian cultures and traditions will also be explored. Textbook is required for this course.


February 12, 2020 to March 11, 2020, CAS 117
Learn to bake pillowy-soft Japanese Milk Bread using the Tangzhong Method in this hands-on class. Discover why Tangzhong produces higher, lighter and fluffier breads that stay fresh longer. Explore ways to convert your favorite bread or cinnamon bun recipe using this method.


Saturday, March 14, 2020, CUL 116
Learn how to properly use your knife safely and efficiently while learning to cut julienne, dice and chiffonade knife cuts. Cut vegetables will be used in the making of classic French onion soup and a power salad with carrot ginger dressing. Chef Candy will discuss the difference between sharpening and honing. Students must bring their own knife. Cost includes a sharpening stone for use at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. You will experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics. No riding involved and no experience required. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers. Liability form required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillowcase in this four-hour class. Materials are required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Adobe Lightroom Classic is an essential tool for photography enthusiasts, serious amateurs, and professionals alike. This class will help you transition to a digital photography workflow that will enhance your productivity, organization and the quality of your results. Lightroom Illuminated - Fundamentals offers a complete overview with structured, hands-on practice and lots of personal attention. Students are required to bring their own laptop with the latest version of Lightroom Classic installed. The mobile version of Lightroom is not part of this curriculum.


March 3-19, 2020, CHLAB 301
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. This class will be streamed via the internet from a live class on the Prineville campus. Students in this section will attend class on the COCC Madras campus with a facilitator present and use a camera and microphone to interact with the instructor in Prineville. Textbook is required for this course.


February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, MDR 114
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security!


Tuesday, January 21, 2020, CAS 115
The standard treatment for low thyroid is lifelong medication, but there's more one can do to heal and support this critical gland. Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020, CHLAB 301
Chinese 101 is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. The course begins with an introduction to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Work alongside credit students in this course taught by COCC faculty. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction. Must have dependable internet access. There are no prerequisites for this course


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this intermediate Mandarin Chinese class. Chinese 201 is the first course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture. Prerequisites: Chinese 103


This course contains no sessions at this time.
You've done the hard work of writing that article, short story, or book, but how do you go about getting paid for your labor? Where can you sell your creation and what's a fair price to ask? This unique two-part workshop will answer those questions and more. You don't need a finished project to take this class, or even a solid idea, just bring a desire to learn about the business of writing.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Tacos Al Pastor are a staple on the Mexico City street food scene. How did a Middle Eastern cooking technique end up in the heart of Mexico? Explore this fun fact while learning to cook this delicious street food. Class will also make Mexican grilled corn with chilies and lime, a trio of salsas and guacamole to accompany the Tacos Al Pastor. Enjoy a demonstration on how to make homemade corn tortillas.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover simple design and composition techniques to create a collage using a variety of materials: magazines, colored paper, watercolors, corks, straws, small boxes, strings, cords and fabrics. Materials provided. If you have special items you want to include in your collages, feel free to bring them.


Saturday, February 15, 2020, BEC 0152
Take your cross-country skiing to the next level by learning to ski in a variety of snow conditions. Experience different types of hills, navigate ski tracks and ungroomed snow. More advanced ski pole and waxing techniques will also be covered. Students will ski 1-3 miles on each field session. A solid base of fitness is essential. In addition, students should have either taken the Beginning Cross-Country Ski Touring course or have cross-country skied for a minimum of one ski season in order to register for this "next level" course.


January 7-26, 2020, CHLAB 301
Explore the essential building blocks for fiction or memoir. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered. What is the heroes' journey and how does a writer weave a tale into a page-turning best seller? Understanding these basics is the first step.


February 20, 2020 to March 12, 2020, RTEC 135
Learn how to support your digestive, circulatory and immune systems to prevent a variety of health challenges that can occur with age. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can promote healthier living.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, CHLAB 301
Intrigued by the idea of painting in oils but don't know where to begin? This jumpstart class will answer all your questions and more. Follow a step-by-step guide to create a small landscape painting of the Cascades, utilizing tricks and techniques to bring your canvas to expressive and colorful completion. Materials provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the process of beer brewing from both a homebrew and commercial point of view. In this class, students will brew a recipe designed by award-winning homebrewer Steve Brainerd using raw ingredients sourced from Oregon vendors and COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system. Brewing topics such as off-flavors and what causes them, sensory analysis for tasting and judging, and recipe design will be explored along with tips from professionals and homebrewers. The three sessions cover brewing, kegging and bottling and will take place onsite at Geist Beerworks, a local commercial boutique brewery located in Redmond. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


April 18, 2020 to May 16, 2020, Geist Beerworks
Do you have limited space, or need help planning and setting up your garden space? This class will help you create balance and harmony in smaller spaces by integrating organic herbs, vegetables and perennials to design a garden that is beautiful, yet functional. We will talk about ways to utilize space if it is limited with the use of containers, and vertical gardening. The second half of class will focus on students designing their own garden space by applying techniques learned in class.


Saturday, February 8, 2020, BEC 0154
Saturday, March 21, 2020, RDM3 305
Whether you're writing a book, writing an article, or developing a website - failing to establish your idea by creating a rock-solid outline is one of the biggest causes of time overruns and unsuitable results. This three-session workshop will help you mold your ideas into a framework that leads directly to an effective, on-time completion. Bring a desire and leave with a solid plan to accomplish it.


January 25, 2020 to February 8, 2020, SCI 0190
Explore how to paint dynamic landscapes in oil, based on a photograph. Learn how to apply strong value, design and color to any landscape reference in order to master the challenge of making your painting look better than the photograph. Bring your own landscape photo or one will be provided. All skill levels welcome. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, April 18, 2020, BEC 0152
Explore the beauty of oil painting with step-by-step instruction from professional artist Katherine Taylor. Students will learn to paint the red heart-shaped Anthurium flower and leave with a piece of artwork that would make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided.


Saturday, February 8, 2020, BEC 0152
Pastels are fun, fast, tactile and satisfying. Learn about master pastel artists and explore how to build beautiful pastel drawings including landscapes, still life and portraits. Experiment with various types of pastels, techniques and paper and learn how to preserve a finished piece of art. This is not a beginning art class, it is best if students have some drawing or painting experience. Materials are required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Improve your drawing and painting skills and learn new ones while discovering the art of journaling. Learn pen and ink and watercolor wash as a means to express yourself. Instructor will take you step-by-step through the process and teach you the basics so you have a fun and rewarding experience that you can continue at home. All skill levels welcome. Bring a watercolor journal or purchase one in class for $15. All other materials are provided.


May 4, 2020 to June 1, 2020, BEC 0152
With guidance from a professional and an easy-to-use software program, you can save thousands of dollars and be better prepared for your future. You will have rare access to the #1 financial planning software in the industry to ensure that you leave this class with a comprehensive personal retirement analysis. If registering with your partner, partner's fee is only $25. Phone registration is required if you want the couples discount.


February 11-25, 2020, LIB 0117
Perspective is a drawing technique that gives objects the appearance of going back in space, showing distance and depth. This class will focus on easy, step-by-step instructions for creating one and two-point perspective drawings.


April 21-23, 2020, BEC 0152
You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits to others. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to take the next step towards visiting with your pet in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities.


Saturday, April 25, 2020, CHLAB 301
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


Saturday, May 9, 2020, RTEC 124
Photoshop is the industry standard for image manipulation and transformation. Learn the essential skills needed to get the most out of this powerful program. Explore which tools work best for specific jobs, how to effectively use palettes and how to customize your workspace.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Before the weather warms up and entices you outside to dig in the dirt, spend some time studying planting calendars, researching plant varieties that flourish in Central Oregon and sharing ideas to get the most out of the gardening season. Learn the keys to successful gardening from an experienced Central Oregon gardener.


Saturday, February 22, 2020, HCC 0140
Saturday, March 7, 2020, RDM3 306
Poached salmon sounds fancy but it is actually quite easy to prepare. Learn this hassle-free technique that will impress your family and guests. Chef Candy will also teach you how to turn the poaching liquid into a delicious Vin Blanc (white wine) sauce. Plate the salmon next to a side of horseradish mashed potatoes and vegetables and you have a great new dish for holidays or Sunday family dinners.


Saturday, March 21, 2020, CUL 117


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this workshop, students will gain inspiration from contemporary poets who embrace a variety of forms. Learn to follow prompts to see where they will lead you and feed your fertile imagination sufficiently to fill a new notebook or MacBook with fresh and nourishing poems.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this hands-on course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. Students will learn how to identify their photo goals and develop a strategy to achieve those goals. This is a great course for those who are overwhelmed with how to start organizing their boxes, bins, and bags of printed photos and outdated media.


March 9-16, 2020, CHLAB 301
June 1-8, 2020, RTEC 124
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This class will empower you to access your own inner wisdom, power and passion. You will be gently guided by a certified professional coach to clarify, align, and write your life vision and purpose statements based on your core values and guiding principles, and take actions that produce intentional results.


June 2-9, 2020, CHLAB 301
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and the potential side effects so you can make an informed decision. You are invited to bring your DEXA scan report, if you have one.


Tuesday, March 10, 2020, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, CHLAB 301
Redmond Community Choir provides an opportunity for amateur singers to participate in a fun choral singing experience. This non-auditioned ensemble will learn and perform a wide variety of musical styles and genres including classical, pop, sacred, jazz and spiritual. The course will culminate with a concert performance at the end of the term. All experience levels welcome. Bring $20 (cash or check) for music rental fee to the first class session.


March 23, 2020 to June 1, 2020, RTEC 209
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Scientific studies have validated that Reiki treatments can shorten recovery times after surgeries and injuries, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, and impart feelings of peace and calm. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Receive documentation of completion as a Reiki I practitioner.


Sunday, April 5, 2020, A Child's Garden Waldorf School
Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time. Get relief without medications; stop suppressing the stomach acid that's essential to healthy digestion. Explore which foods and eating habits are most likely to produce the stomach swelling that aggravates GERD.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020, CHLAB 301
This class will explore the key elements of screenwriting along with some of the challenges of this craft. Topics will include story structure, character development, plot structure, dialogue and much more. This course is aimed at providing the basics to a new writer, but experienced writers who want to practice their craft are welcome.


February 15, 2020 to March 14, 2020, CAS 104
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 202: Second Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture. Prerequisites: CHN 201. Textbook is required for this class.


January 6, 2020 to March 18, 2020, CAS 101
Self-publish your novel, memoir, book of poetry or artwork. In this workshop series, you'll learn how to format your manuscript for a professional-looking interior, design covers that catch readers' eyes in print and online, and use print-on-demand (POD) services to distribute the finished product.


February 15, 2020 to March 7, 2020, BEC 0156
Take your beginning sewing experience to the next level by learning how to recreate your favorite clothing in this hands-on class. Learn to deconstruct, create a pattern, and then reconstruct your favorite clothes. Discovers tips on pattern layout, making minor adjustments, matching prints and construction from start to finish.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery). Materials are required for this course.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, BEC 0160
Create a fun, personalized apron for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Choose your favorite style including a wrap-around, gathered skirt, bib, or Japanese cross back. Aprons can be made for men, women or children.  Pattern provided or created in class. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one apron in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning level class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Create your own, personalized table décor for every season. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one napkin and one placemat in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning sewing class, some sewing experience necessary and students should have a basic working knowledge of their sewing machine. Materials are required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join professional photographer Robert Agli as he teaches you how to navigate the world of portrait photography. Learn simple tools and lighting techniques to capture beautiful portraits both indoors and out. Students will be required to have a certain level of experience with photography; this is not a beginner level course.


May 11-18, 2020, HCC 0190
Explore a variety of snowshoe trails in Central Oregon with experienced guide Damian Fagan as he shares his knowledge of winter ecology. This is an intermediate level snowshoeing course, snowshoe trails will vary in length from 4-6 miles, moderate physical fitness necessary.


February 18-27, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Snowshoeing offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with minimal technical skill. Students will learn about appropriate gear as well as how to safely navigate snowshoe trails. Course includes two field sessions providing an opportunity for students to take advantage of early snow conditions and explore Central Oregon's winter ecology. Snowshoe trails will vary in length from 3-5 miles, moderate physical fitness necessary but no snowshoeing experience required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Snowshoe across meadows and through forests to shelters or snowy mountain vistas. Learn about the wildlife, cultural and natural history of our beautiful Central Oregon Cascade Mountain Range. Each snowshoe session will cover a distance of approximately four to five miles--moderate physical fitness needed but no snowshoeing experience required.


January 8-22, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
February 19, 2020 to March 4, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
March 11-25, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Current research suggests that what we eat may affect our overall mental health. In this hands-on class, learn about the nutritional aspects of healthy, tasty, and soothing food to boost mental health. Students will prepare, cook and eat several dishes that are commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet as well as the DASH diet. Learn lifestyle strategies to help you find the time and energy to enjoy your cooking time.


Saturday, March 7, 2020, CUL 117
Join professional artist Barbara Berry to explore a variety of special effects using watercolor paint and a combination of other media. In this workshop, students will learn how to create texture using items such as sea salt, rice paper collage, plastic wrap, rubbing alcohol and white acrylic paint to enhance their watercolor paintings. More traditional techniques such as brush rolling, lifting and toothbrush spattering will also be explored. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-$3/sheet.


Saturday, April 25, 2020
Your immune system is the most energy-consuming system of the body. Besides fighting off infectious organisms, the immune system is involved in removal of toxins and wastes, recovery from injury, and controlling the damaging inflammation brought on by stress and inflammatory foods. As we age, our immune system weakens, and we become more susceptible to conditions such as allergic reactions, weakening digestion, pneumonia, shingles, and increasing fatigue. Learn how to boost and maintain a strong immune system so you can have more energy, better mood balance, and greater resilience in the face of stress or injury.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen from China, and learn the foundations of Tai Chi. Start with the 8 and 24 Yang styles in a relaxing space. This class is for both new and advanced students who want to know the form, science, and martial art application behind each move. Price includes optional Qigong classes held on Saturdays.


January 6, 2020 to February 3, 2020, WUSHU
January 7, 2020 to February 4, 2020, WUSHU
April 20, 2020 to May 18, 2020, WUSHU
April 21, 2020 to May 19, 2020, WUSHU
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


April 21, 2020 to May 21, 2020, WUSHU
Learn the details of the 2018 Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include tax optimization strategies for gifting, Social Security, estate planning and investments including Roth conversions.


Tuesday, January 28, 2020, CAS 115
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. This course will provide you with in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020, CHLAB 301
Thursday, March 12, 2020, RDM3 306
Thursday, April 30, 2020, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, RDM3 306
Learn how to create traditional Italian pasta from scratch along with a number of delicious fillings and complimentary sauces. This class includes all new recipes for those who took the first Art of Filled Pastas class with Chef Candy.


Saturday, February 15, 2020, CUL 117
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.


January 16, 2020 to February 20, 2020, Natural Mind Dharma Center
Learn to employ the techniques of writing effective fiction and creative nonfiction, including story and plot, character development, narrative voice, scene and setting, beginnings and endings, and the use of symbols and metaphor. You will generate work through a series of exercises, prompt writing, and freewriting, and create the first draft of a story (fiction or nonfiction). Learn the principles of workshopping creative writing and share writing with one another.


January 29, 2020 to March 4, 2020, HCC 0140
Join Chef Katie for Central Oregon's version of the popular television show - The Great British Bake Off. For the first four Saturdays, students will learn new dessert making skills including pastry dough, cakes, butter cream, tarts and fillings. On the last day of the class, students will put their skills to the test as they create their own ultimate dessert, just like The Great British Bake Off!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover how to simplify and organize your home using the KonMari Method, developed by Marie Kondo. Over the five-week course, students will learn the core principles of the KonMari Method and how to apply them. By the end of the course, you will have learned the life-changing magic of tidying up, and begin living a life that sparks joy.


February 27, 2020 to March 26, 2020, HCC 0140
Learn the most important factors for growing tomatoes including light, temperature, variety, and location. Instructor Kathy Gault is an experienced Bend gardener who grows 20-25 varieties of tomatoes annually.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Travel Writing with Josh Savage focuses on what it takes to become an established travel writer. In the class, we will share and discuss our writing, develop effective query letters, network and explore other steps involved in the process of becoming a published travel writer.


March 7-21, 2020, HCC 0230
Join COCC Continuing Education on the second Tuesday of each month (October - June) for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons. Highlighting COCC faculty and Central Oregon experts, explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies and more.


October 8, 2019 to June 9, 2020, CHLAB 301
A food craving isn't normal hunger or a simple preference, and it often leads to loss of personal control, undermining your diet and sometimes your self-esteem. Cravings can be triggered by low blood sugar, inefficient digestion, nutrient deficiencies, toxicity, hormone imbalances and even poor sleep. These conditions can influence your food choices. Learn simple ways to manage and turn down the volume on food cravings.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the unique qualities of watercolor as a painting medium. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental skills, color and composition while painting from a variety of subjects. This is a studio course in which students will gain substantial hands-on experience. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this course. All skill levels welcome. Materials are required for this course. Please refer to the "Course Resources" section of the online course listing for details regarding materials.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, RTEC 123
Learn to master the art of watercolor using a step-by-step approach. Students will complete a series of skill-building exercises and will gain an understanding of the building blocks of watercolor: the wash, how light works, edge patterning, and the use of value to create volume and how to use it in your paintings. Materials are provided with the exception of watercolor paper. Students may bring their own or purchase from the instructor at $3 per sheet.


February 17, 2020 to March 23, 2020, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Monday, March 2, 2020, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Tuesday, January 21, 2020, BEC 0152
Monday, March 9, 2020, RDM3 306
Explore acrylic gouache, a newer form of gouache painting that has characteristics of both acrylic and gouache painting (opaque watercolor). It can be used as a watermedia that is more transparent like watercolor or more opaquely as acrylics or oils. Join professional artist Barbara Berry to explore this exciting new style of painting. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-$3/sheet.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Watermedia is any media that is soluble in water such as watercolor or gouache (opaque watercolor) paint. Explore the innate properties and techniques of Gouache and learn how to use it opaquely & translucently in a painting. Master the foundations of a good painting: value, color, shape and edges. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided except for paper. Paper available for purchase in class at $2-3/sheet.


March 7-14, 2020, BEC 0152
Learn about the history, legal requirements and distillation requirements of various styles of whiskey made in the United States. This class is interactive and students will spend part of the evening learning the art of whiskey tasting. You will nose, taste and evaluate a diverse selection of whiskies, such as Bourbon, Rye, Wheat, American Light and non-traditional examples. Students must be 21 years of age or older and show ID at the start of class.


Sunday, March 1, 2020, Geist Beerworks
This class will explore various winter squash including how to skin, cut and deseed these hefty beauties. Learn how to cook them to create delicious winter dishes like Italian Spaghetti Squash with Arugula and Kalamata Olives, Cozy Kabocha Squash Curry, and Creamy Butternut Sage Soup.  All recipes are vegan and gluten-free. NOTE: This is not a Certified Gluten-Free Kitchen.


Sunday, February 9, 2020, CUL 119
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Great for beginners or those who have taken the class in the past and want to learn some new skills. Bring a lunch and $20 (cash, check or credit card) to purchase kit with supplies to complete 3-6 projects.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, RDM3 309
Saturday, February 29, 2020, BEC 0152
This class connects the body and the breath to ease overactive minds while reducing stress. Explore the use of sports science and alignment principles for safe flowing movements and asanas. Improve strength and flexibility, develop greater balance and enhance feelings of well-being.


April 1, 2020 to May 20, 2020, RDM1 108
Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while focusing on pain-free range of motion. All experience and skill levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Have fun with your child/grandchild making Valentine treat bags. Each registered adult will receive a kit with everything needed to create 32 treat bags with satin tie closure, treats and name tags. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one bag in this two-hour class. All sewing levels welcome. Price includes one registered adult and one child (ages 5-11). Materials are required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Have fun with your child/grandchild making Valentine treat bags. Each registered adult will receive a kit with everything needed to create 32 treat bags with satin tie closure, treats and name tags. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one bag in this two-hour class. All sewing levels welcome. Price includes one registered adult and one child (ages 5-11). Materials are required for this class.


Saturday, February 1, 2020, HCC 0260