Courses

Prepare for retirement and learn key steps to creating a reliable, long-term income stream. We will discuss Social Security optimization, tax management techniques, risk management, and investment strategies to both protect and grow your income during retirement. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


October 19-21, 2021, HCC 0140
Take the challenge out of meal planning and get excited about making dinner. Learn to prepare meals with seven ingredients (or less) that will be ready to serve in 30 minutes. Discover time-saving tips, preparation methods, and how to incorporate more vegetables in your meals.


October 17-24, 2021, CUL 117
This course is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Develop your Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome.


October 4-25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
February 21, 2022 to March 14, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Bao Buns, also known as "steamed buns" are a delicious, warm, fluffy treat of stuffing wrapped inside a sweet, white dough. Chef Candy will guide you through the process of creating the leavened dough plus three hearty and delicious fillings (beef, chicken and vegetable).


Saturday, March 12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Autumn often conjures up the aromas of apple pie and pumpkin bread. This fall, kick up your holiday menus with an assortment of trendy gluten-free treats. Using a variety of cooking and baking techniques, students will gain hands-on experience in making the following recipes: Roasted Pumpkin Shell Breakfast Bowls, Coconut Curry Chickpeas with Pumpkin, Apple-Parsnip Puree, and Spiced Pumpkin-Apple Cake.


Saturday, October 30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is designed to help you begin or take the next step toward changing any behavior (e.g., losing weight, eating better, improving a relationship, reducing stress, creating life balance, etc.). Learn the five evidence-based principles that have proven essential to the foundation of successful behavioral change.


Thursday, October 28, 2021, CHLAB 301
Basic Wilderness Life Support is a wilderness first responder course appropriate for those who spend a lot of time in remote locations (professionally or recreationally).


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Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Autumnal Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, October 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Dark Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, November 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Holiday Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, December 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Winter Warmers (typically ales). The instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, February 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in plant-based eating but not sure where to start? Join Chef Holly in this Q&A conversation and cooking demonstration class. Holly will help you explore the basics of plant-based eating as she demonstrates recipes for you to make at home.


Saturday, January 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Prepare for your next trip to France by mastering the basics of conversational French. This course will provide you with proper pronunciation of French words that you'll use in your travels as well as cultural tips including appropriate gestures and body language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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. A textbook is required for this course.


January 26, 2022 to March 16, 2022, BEC 0152
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Learn how to read tablature, play single note melodies, basic rock and blues techniques, chords and strumming. Emphasis on gaining rhythmic control, picking development and finger independence. Students will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this course, students will build on skills learned in Beginning Guitar: Part 1, by advancing through more complex chording and strumming patterns. Students will also learn to play riffs, and combine riffs with power chords to develop basic rock techniques, more complex picking patterns, and continue to develop their tablature reading skills. By learning basic chord progressions in several keys, students will be able to learn to play complete songs and begin to develop a personal repertoire. Materials are required for this course.


October 18, 2021 to November 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this course, students will learn movable chords on the whole fretboard, including power chords and barre chords. Students will also have the opportunity to dig into the basics of music theory as it relates to the guitar and popular music by looking at how chords relate to one another within different keys. Students will also be introduced to the building blocks of guitar solos through learning pentatonic scales and more advanced riffing techniques. Materials/preparation are required for this course.


November 15, 2021 to December 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this introductory Russian course and learn the basics of the Russian language and culture. Through activities, fairy tale figures, songs, and other personalities, you will become familiar with 16 of the highest-used Russian verbs and basic nouns.


October 4, 2021 to December 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 18, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance course for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


January 18, 2022 to March 17, 2022, RDM1 108
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.


October 23-30, 2021, BEC 0152
Create roasted chicken with creamy scalloped potatoes just like mom used to make. Learn the proper technique to truss your chicken so it results in a juicy, evenly roasted bird without burned legs and wings. Drizzled with pan gravy and a healthy side of scalloped potatoes and you have a perfect Sunday night dinner or something new for your holiday meal.


Saturday, November 20, 2021, CUL 117
Take your cooking to the next level with this classic shrimp recipe made with garlic, white wine and butter sauce. Learn to sauté rice with aromatics for a deliciously seasoned rice pilaf dish. Serve with roasted broccolini and you have a simple dish, elegant enough to serve at holiday dinners. This Italian classic should be in every home chef's repertoire!


Saturday, December 11, 2021, CUL 117
Do you have the desire to create delicious, traditional desserts? In this course, you will learn to make three delicious Italian classics: Tiramisu, chilled Zabaglione, and Pignoli cookies. Master these treats, and your dessert table will never be the same.


Saturday, February 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course will examine four of the major world religions (Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism), their beliefs and practices, and the way each interacts with the world. Gain a better understanding of these world views so you can appreciate what each offers and evaluate each from a position of knowledge. A textbook is required for this course.


February 9, 2022 to March 9, 2022, RDM3 305
Are you looking for an easy and efficient way to support your overall sense of well-being? Conscious Breathing can provide powerful benefits to enhance your everyday health. Learn 5 simple exercises designed to help soothe your nervous system, release toxins and muscle tension, while increasing calm energy.


January 24, 2022 to February 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Prepare for your next trip to Japan by mastering the basics of conversational Japanese. This course, taught by a native Japanese instructor, will provide you with useful words phrases for conversing with easy and unique cultural insights from a native Japanese instructor.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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. By the end of the course, students will be able to introduce themselves, talk about their family and weekly activities using ser, tener, estar and other common verbs, as well as ask simple questions to discover information. A textbook is required for this course.


January 3, 2022 to March 14, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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 time in class expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary as well as working on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities. Textbook is required for this course.


January 12, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
January 13, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language course. Build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The course will focus on mastering the present tense. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 28, 2021 to December 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 11, 2022 to March 15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the preterite tense and covering other tenses to help navigate students toward imperfect tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


January 12, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish IV will focus on developing fluent speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses with an emphasis on imperfect verb tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


January 13, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish V will focus on linguistic accuracy through the development of skills in interpersonal communication, interpretive communication and presentational communication. Students will discuss contemporary issues in the target language. The course incorporates a review of advanced grammatical concepts and the uses of verbs. Textbook is required.


January 19, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. The course will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique.


January 18, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Audiobook sales are booming, but it can be expensive to get a book read and converted. Explore how to create audiobooks from home without needing to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the project. Get tips on how to record with minimal errors, how to edit your recordings using a free program, how to add sound effects, and more. You'll also get a marketing checklist to help you get paid for your efforts.


February 21, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This three-hour food writing workshop will encompass readings, writing exercises, sharing work, and discussion of writing practices and resources. This workshop is designed to bring creativity into the world of food-writing, or more specifically, to use food as a subject for creative writing. Writing exercises will be based on sensory and memory prompts, and looking at the subject of food in unusual ways.


Saturday, November 13, 2021, HCC 0260
Join Lynne Dean, a retired latent fingerprint expert who helped track The Green River Killer, in this fascinating look into the real world of crime scene investigation. View the inside workings of a forensic fingerprint laboratory, learn about the practice of fingerprint mutilation to prevent detection and actively review and analyze evidence from real crime scenes. This course is great for the CSI amateur enthusiast, mystery writers or book clubs. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, October 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Gain the skills you need to take great photos with your digital camera and never miss a memorable moment again. This course is an informative introduction to digital photography, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course immerses you in silence to help you gain an understanding of the perspective of the hearing impaired and uses videos to demonstrate not only how to make signs, but how to communicate with facial expression.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Using all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), students will explore Spanish culture, locally and beyond, using books, newspapers, music and shared discussion of daily topics. This special studies Spanish course is ideal for students with a Beginning-High to Intermediate-Mid level of proficiency.


January 11, 2022 to March 15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. Explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy, listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence, and decision-making. No riding involved and no experience required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. Your instructor is a local attorney who specializes in estate planning.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Music is an expressive language of culture. It often tells a story, expresses emotion, or shares ideas with a society and reflects cultural characteristics. In this course, you will learn the organization and characteristics of sound to create music and how it shapes our everyday life.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing/painting the human figure. This course offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed models.


January 7, 2022 to March 4, 2022, CHLAB 301
Practice your baking skills and learn how to make delicious flatbreads from around the world. Chef Katie will discuss mixing, shaping and baking techniques for different types of dough. Recipes will include Semolina Rosemary Crackers, Naan with Sesame Seeds and Pita Bread.


Saturday, December 4, 2021, CUL 116
Saturday, December 11, 2021, CUL 116
Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Ghosting," we will explore pieces and prompts that play with the idea of the unseen or the missing. Not necessarily the paranormal!


Sunday, October 24, 2021, RTEC 124
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. 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.


Sunday, December 12, 2021, RTEC 124
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Writing What You See," we will use a variety of images to create characters, settings, and inspire scenes.


Sunday, November 14, 2021, RTEC 124
The market for written content is booming. Learn which publishers pay well, which formats sell best and how to structure your work to keep readers coming back for more. This unique workshop will show you exactly how to succeed as a paid writer.


February 12, 2022 to March 12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Getting your book, article, or other written content published is a big step, but it's not the end of your work as a writer. Learn techniques to turn readers into loyal fans who can't wait to see what's coming next and learn how to find and reach your best audience without having to spend all your profits on advertising.


November 16, 2021 to December 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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This course 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. The curriculum is primarily guided self-study and is approved by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the FCC. The class will end with a 90-minute licensing test.


Saturday, November 20, 2021, HCC 0230
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor at New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about the making of whiskey. This course will explore different types of grain, the milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, and aging of whiskey. This is a hands-on course where participants will be helping with each step of the distilling process and learn how to legally distill whiskey. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


Sunday, December 5, 2021, New Basin Distilling Company
Is your body craving a healthy reset after all of the holiday indulgence? Never fear, soup season is here! Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make three different soups filled with vitamin-packed winter vegetables, powerful antioxidants and rich flavor. All new recipes!


Sunday, February 20, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This AHA Heartsaver HeartCode course teaches lifesaving skills perfect for the general public in a hybrid format including a convenient self-paced online course followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. In-person course guidelines can be viewed in the "Additional Course Information" section of the online course listing.


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Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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.


Wednesday, January 19, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
As a writer, ask yourself - What is my deepest intention and what do I hope to persuade my audience to do or see? By carefully studying Aristotle's appeals, this course will help to answer those questions through a series of writing exercises, prompts, discussion and feedback loops on the writing process.


February 10, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Whether you are new to horses, struggling with your own horse, or looking to tune-up your handling and communication skills, this course will cover a wide range of skill-building activities to suit each individual's needs. No riding involved and no experience required. In the event of inclement weather, the course will be rescheduled. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers. Information on course location will be emailed to registered students.


Saturday, October 23, 2021, HORSETALK
Develop your comprehension skills, grammar base and passion for the Spanish language with music. Using a different song each week, this contextually rooted and culturally rich medium will guide you through the practice of speaking Spanish and incorporating it into your everyday life. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome. Recommended preparation: Intermediate Spanish language skills.


November 1-22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Create state-of-the-art, modern websites like the pros using CSS3 and HTML5. This course will provide you with the foundation you need to master these two critical and fast-growing new Web languages through hands-on training and expert instruction.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Learn to play any style of music on the guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! This course provides basic guitar skills that you'll build step-by-step with hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed instructions to put you well on your way to becoming a skilled player.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Learn to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. This course will give you the knowledge to design a room floor to ceiling with understanding of color theory, industry trends, special arrangements, floor plans, design ideas, and interior design basics.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Photoshop is the world's most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CC with confidence.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Poems provide fresh perspective, infuse our everyday with music, and blaze a path for self-expression and creativity - but where to begin? In this workshop, we'll combine select readings with writing prompts to equip you with the tools to better appreciate the work of others, as well as start - or re-boot - your own poetry practice. We will generate material and share our work with our fellow classmates.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Interested in sharing your memoir, poetry, photographs or other creative work with the world? In this introductory course, learn about the pros and cons of self-publishing, the online platforms available for formatting, printing, and distributing your work, and which publishing methods are most appropriate for your goals.


Saturday, October 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Smartphones can be used for so much more than making a call and sending a text message, they can revolutionize the way we live. In this course, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Course will cover both Android and Apple phone features.


February 7-17, 2022, CHLAB 301
If you've taken Introduction to Smartphones and still want to learn more, this course is for you! This course will cover smartphone hardware, modes of communication, data transfer methods, connecting and navigating other smart devices, privacy, security, and camera features.


November 29, 2021 to December 10, 2021, CHLAB 301
Italian Sunday supper is a traditional family gathering, and a beautiful way to stay connected to each other. Every family has its own family recipes. Join Chef Candy and learn to prepare some of her family favorites.


Saturday, February 19, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Topics in this beginning techniques class 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.


Saturday, January 8, 2022, HCC 0260
Saturday, February 5, 2022, HCC 0260
Saturday, March 12, 2022, HCC 0260
Embrace your creativity this holiday season with handmade leather gifts. Using leather as your canvas, learn to paint and create a variety of unique pieces to share with family and friends. Students will complete 2-3 small leather gifts to share this holiday season. Materials provided.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, BEC 0152
Discover how to establish a healthy approach to weight loss and weight management. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set effective goals for eating, exercise, and many other elements that affect your weight, and be on your way to losing weight and keeping it off for good.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Learn to create delicious and nutritious meals by reducing fat without sacrificing flavor. This course provides tips on menu planning and quicker cooking, and it allows you to try out over 50 exciting lower-fat recipes.


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Learn what you need to know to make the most of your Social Security before it's too late!


Tuesday, February 1, 2022, CHLAB 301
Become a skilled photographer when it comes to taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, or babies. This course will help you discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Can you really train yourself to be happier and live with a greater sense of purpose? Absolutely! This ancient art also known as "giving and receiving" uses breathing, visualization, and sensation to soothe your mind and help you find more peace, ease, and compassionate well-being in the world.


January 25, 2022 to February 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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, November 13, 2021, BEC 0152
Pastels are fun, fast, tactile and satisfying. They can be a delicate and subtle art medium with a wide range of color and ability to convey emotion. You, the artist, mix and manipulate pastels directly on paper with your hands and tools. Students are encouraged to have some drawing or painting experience. Materials are required for this course.


October 7, 2021 to December 9, 2021, BEC 0152
Are you in the height of your career and wondering if you're on the right financial path? Create a comprehensive personal financial plan using the #1 financial planning software in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Discover how to align your values with your financial goals and prepare for your future. Don't miss this opportunity to truly understand your investments and build a plan and the confidence you need to succeed. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If you are nearing retirement or already retired and wondering if you can better define your financial plan, then this course is for you. Create a personal retirement analysis through rare access to one of the best financial planning programs in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER?. Clarify your current path and learn critical concepts to maximize your retirement dollars and align your financial goals with your values. Walk away with clarity and understanding of your unique situation, and a personal comprehensive financial plan. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


November 2-4, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
Celebrate your life by using your photos to create a calendar! Enjoy memories from the past throughout 2022 by creating a calendar for the coming year. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos and create a personalized calendar.


Thursday, December 9, 2021, CHLAB 207
Personalized photo gifts are appreciated by friends and family of all ages. This holiday season, give a one-of-a-kind gift using your very own photos. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of 10 easy gift ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and help you create a personalized gift or two -- just in time for the gift-giving season.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021, CHLAB 207
Holiday cards are fun to give and receive. This year surprise your family and friends with a personalized card using your photos. Professional organizer & photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of holiday card layout ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and work with you to create a beautiful personalized card.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021, CHLAB 207
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, November 6, 2021, RTEC 124
Saturday, January 22, 2022, CHLAB 301
Saturday, February 12, 2022, RTEC 124
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.


Saturday, February 19, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Saturday, February 26, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course was such a hit last fall that we're doing it again this year with new recipes! The fall and winter holidays call for an assortment of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouth-watering ingredients. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make delicious show-stopping plant-based dishes such as Butternut-Sage Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce, Creamy Green Bean Casserole, and Candy Cane Cupcakes--all 100% plant-based!


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Impress your family and friends with a new plant-based St. Patrick's Day feast. These fun recipes are all traditional Irish meals made with tasty, plant-based ingredients.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Kath Macaulay, traveling artist and creator of Pocket Sketching, to explore this fun and creative way to take watercolors on the go. Pocket Sketching is an innovative quick-draw technique that uses a water-soluble pen to create a beautiful piece in 25 minutes or less. Materials are required for this course.


November 15-23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and 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 writing game, whatever your genre.


February 20-27, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Take a poem (or three or four) from inspiration to completion. Learn techniques that will help generate ideas, begin the writing process and shape it into what you want. This two-part workshop includes a mid-week one-on-one revision consultation with Irene, as well as a celebratory reading of students' work during the final session.


March 6-13, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Poetry is a powerful tool for connecting to the world through something we share - language - as well as an act of courage and creativity. In this poetry workshop, we'll stock our kit bags with the craft and encouragement we need to walk a poetic line with confidence.


December 4-11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
You are invited to celebrate the rich traditions of Fiestas in Spanish-speaking cultures. David Engel will take you on a tour of different cultural fiestas including Semana Santa from Sevilla, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Sant Jordi in Barcelona, and El Cervantino in the Guanajuato region. This course is perfect for the intermediate Spanish language student, but all are welcome.


January 19, 2022 to February 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This course 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.


October 19-26, 2021, CHLAB 301
You can slow bone loss and many times even reverse it by improving nutrition and addressing underlying causes. We'll identify the foods, supplements and habits that help bone rebuilding the most.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021, CHLAB 301
The Redmond Community Choir provides an opportunity for singers of all levels to participate in a fun choral experience. This non-auditioned ensemble will learn and perform a wide variety of musical styles and genres ranging from classical to contemporary, and sacred to secular choral works. The course will culminate with a concert performance at the end of the term. Bring $20 (cash or check) for music rental fee to the first class session.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels, and the brain. This class covers the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021, CHLAB 301
Learn to make pies without a pie pan. In this course, you will create a delicious roasted vegetable and cheese galette wrapped in a flaky pastry shell. Add a simple salad or cup of soup to this rustic free-form pie and you have the perfect dinner on a chilly evening.


Saturday, November 13, 2021, CUL 116
Saturday, November 20, 2021, CUL 116
Everyone judges a book by its cover. In this course for self-publishers, study the principles of good cover design, learn how to find stock images and fonts that can be used in commercial projects, and observe a demonstration on how to create a complete cover file using a graphic design program.


Saturday, December 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course 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.


Tuesday, January 18, 2022, BEC 0160
Thursday, March 3, 2022, BEC 0160
Explore a variety of snowshoe trails in beautiful 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 4-7 miles, moderate physical fitness is required.


January 3-17, 2022, Bend Off-Campus
February 7-21, 2022, Bend Off-Campus
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, reasonable physical fitness necessary but no snowshoeing experience required.


December 2-14, 2021, Bend Off-Campus & Online
Learn the basics of dehydration and techniques to improve the meals you pack for your adventures. This course is great for anyone curious about creating meals for the trail, whether you already own a dehydrator or not, and is suitable for people with dietary restrictions who want to improve their options. The cost of the course includes The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventures written by the instructor.


October 28, 2021 to November 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard. Whether you want to provide food for your family, save money, get exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful harvest.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Learn the details of recent Tax Law changes and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include tax optimization strategies for gifting, Social Security, HSAs, estate planning and investments including Roth conversions.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022, CHLAB 301
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need 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.


Wednesday, November 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesday, January 25, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, February 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the simplicity and beauty of making handcrafted filled pasta. Chef Candy will teach you how to create traditional Italian pasta from scratch along with a variety of delicious fillings and complementary sauces.


Saturday, January 22, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Many readers consider Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be the "great American novel." Huck is the quintessential American innocent, who unerringly works out the moral way to behave in the corrupted society of pre-Civil War America. Using the novel as a prompt, you will explore issues such as racism, slavery, freedom, prejudice, and the hypocrisy of a "civilized society."


January 18, 2022 to March 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Tidy Your Space. Spark Joy. Transform Your Life. The KonMari Method™ is the art of simplifying and organizing your home by choosing to keep the physical items that bring you joy and letting go of the rest with gratitude. Join Melissa Jean, a Certified Master KonMari Consultant, as she introduces the philosophy, practice and practical application of tidying up your life and space using this method.


Thursday, October 21, 2021, CHLAB 301
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 various faculty members and Central Oregon experts, we will explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies and more.


October 12, 2021 to June 14, 2022, CHLAB 301
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Thursday, November 4, 2021, BEC 0152
This course builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified course. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Thursday, November 18, 2021, BEC 0152
Everyone has a story. Yours is unique and should be written and shared. In this course, you will learn to identify your motivation for sharing your story, techniques to document and preserve both the highlights and lowlights of your experience and more.


January 22, 2022 to February 26, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company to learn everything you need to know about bourbon. Rick will discuss the process of making bourbon and lead you through the exploration of taste notes and the best strategies for enjoying bourbon. Tasting kit included in price. Must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


Sunday, February 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company, Madras, OR and learn about Scotch Whisky. While we sample different varieties of Scotch whisky we will we explore some history, the distilling process and unique characteristics of the different regions of Scotland. Price includes tasting kit. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Sunday, March 13, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines. Discover some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


Friday, November 12, 2021, CUL 120
Intimidated by the thought of using winter squash, or tired of your same-old recipes? This course will explore various types of winter squash including how to skin, cut and de-seed these hefty beauties. Learn how to cook them to create delicious winter dishes.


Sunday, January 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this fun and interactive course. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Materials and tools are required for this course.


October 23-30, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
October 23, 2021 to November 13, 2021, Redmond Classroom & Online
In this workshop, you will take on the perspective of animals other than humans, using a dog as your muse. Through writing exercises, discussion and readings, explore the writing process and gain a better understanding of writing from another point of view entirely not your own.


February 19, 2022 to March 12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn the principles of translating what you see to paper. Refine your skills by practicing the concepts of volume, perspective, negative space, shading, line and more. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. All other materials provided.


November 2-23, 2021, BEC 0152
Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? If so, this is the perfect course for you. Designed for those with zero previous Spanish language learning, this course will take you beyond "hola" and increase your comfort level for learning a new language. If you have had any previous Spanish instruction, please register for a Conversational Spanish course.


January 10, 2022 to February 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM