Courses

Interested in plant-based eating, but not sure where or how to start? Join Chef Holly in this Q&A conversation and cooking demonstration class. Holly will interact with you live via Zoom from her own home kitchen to help you explore the basics of plant-based eating.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 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 to speak German! Students will learn essential vocabulary, grammar structure and the ability to carry on easy conversations in German. Using a variety of tools and materials, the instructor will teach students to introduce themselves, ask simple questions, and talk about daily activities and family. This course will focus on real life situations and provide students with an introduction to German speaking countries and culture. No materials needed.


October 6, 2020 to December 8, 2020, 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.


July 28, 2020 to August 20, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 22, 2020 to December 3, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 28, 2020 to November 18, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 29, 2020 to November 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


July 28, 2020 to August 20, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 22, 2020 to December 3, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 28, 2020 to November 18, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 29, 2020 to November 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore the world of night time photography in this interactive online course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before guiding students through the many aspects of night time photography. Students will be given a field assignment to complete between class sessions. In the second session, Toni will review the assignment, facilitate a Q&A and provide an opportunity for students to collaborate on the experience. In the final session, Toni will guide students through the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear and technical requirements.


August 17-20, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Cauliflower is all the rage right now in the foodie world! Discover what all the talk is about as Chef Holly demonstrates how to prepare cauliflower in four different ways: Pizza crust, Alfredo sauce, "Hot Wings," and rice! Holly will interact with you live via Zoom from her own home kitchen to demonstrate these recipes. You are encouraged to cook along with her at home.


Saturday, July 25, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Give your landscape photography skills a boost in this interactive online course with professional photographer and Bend Photo Tours Owner, Toni Toreno. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before diving in to optimal lighting. Students will be given a field assignment to complete between class sessions. In the second session, Toni will review the assignment, facilitate a Q&A and provide an opportunity for students to collaborate on the experience. In the final session, Toni will guide students through the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear and technical requirements.


July 13-16, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through viewing and analyzing cinema. Explore how traditional Asian visual arts and centuries-old cultural tradition influenced filmmakers. No background in Chinese languages is required. This class is a college-level culture class and assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students.


September 24, 2020 to December 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Confused, concerned, or finding yourself with so many questions about race in the U.S. right now? Are you seeking an opportunity to understand racism through human connection and respectful conversation? This three-session course provides structured and facilitated dialogue between a panel of local People of Color in our community and registered participants in a safe environment for learning and questioning.


July 21, 2020 to August 4, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop and practice your Spanish speaking skills through a variety of mediums. This special studies Spanish class is the ideal for the low-to-mid intermediate Spanish student, looking for a bridge between Conversational Spanish II and Conversational Spanish III. 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. Practice speaking the language and incorporating it in to your everyday life.


October 6, 2020 to November 5, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan. Are you confused about the differences between these popular diets? Wondering 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.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 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 prior 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.


September 30, 2020 to December 9, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Conversational Spanish I: Part I is delivered online live via Zoom. This class is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, numbers, basic grammar construction and everyday vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations.


July 15, 2020 to August 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This class expands upon and reviews content and materials delivered in Conversational Spanish I: Part 1. Students will learn new verbs, basic grammar construction, and everyday vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. No prerequisite is required.


August 25, 2020 to September 29, 2020
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.


October 1, 2020 to December 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish to give a full immersion experience and to train students to hear the language as well as speak it. Students must have completed Conversational Spanish II or have had recent Spanish language experience. Required textbook: Practice Makes Perfect Spanish Verb Tenses, any edition.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish to give a full immersion experience and to train students to hear the language as well as speak it.


July 8, 2020 to September 2, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Develop your Spanish speaking skills through literature and conversation. This special studies Conversational Spanish V course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. New readings are added each session so returning students are always welcome. No text is required and materials will be provided by the instructor. Recommended: Conversational Spanish IV and/or V.


July 8-29, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


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.
Scenes are the building blocks of our writing. In this workshop, we'll learn the elements of scene-building that effectively move the plot, tell a story, and develop characters. This is an online, live interactive workshop delivered via Zoom.


Saturday, August 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
In this writing workshop, we'll learn the difference between the character, the narrator, and the writer, and discover how to find our writing voice to be a more effective storyteller (fiction or nonfiction). Understand the key questions we should ask ourselves when writing: Who is actually telling the story and to whom? Why and how are they telling it?


Saturday, July 18, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Flash fiction and nonfiction, brief, succinct pieces, have become increasingly popular and sought after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing. Learn the background and element of Flash, and best platforms for publishing. This online, live workshop will develop students' understanding of the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating drafts of flash pieces using prompts. Students will create and edit original flash fiction, and meet remotely for feedback with the instructor.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this four-week class, students will learn basic and advanced revision and workshopping techniques for creative writing. Students will apply what they learn in an interactive group setting to help each writer create the best work they can.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Culinary herbs add a special vibrancy to our foods, yet they are often overlooked sources of powerful nutrition and healing. Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and learn to appreciate the aroma and flavor of culinary herbs as well as explore their historical uses and science-based medicinal applications. Class discussion will also include how to grow your own herbs and the best storage methods to maintain freshness and flavor.


Thursday, July 9, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Memoir writing is hard work but it can be rewarding when working with a community and personal coach. Whether you are brand new to the idea of writing a memoir, or are somewhere in the start-stop phase, you will make progress with your writing practice. Join Kristin Dorsey, writing professor and personal writing coach, in this 8-session extended memoir course. Students will dig-in and explore different types of memoirs to consider for their own piece of work.


September 12, 2020 to December 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Spring clean your digital photo collection from home with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive online class, you will learn how 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.


August 3-10, 2020, 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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Develop your own artistic language in this online 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. See the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for more information on technical requirements and required materials.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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This online course applies artistic technique to drawing the human anatomy, figure and portraiture. Representational as well as expressive approaches will be applied. Instructor will provide one-on-one coaching based on the individual needs of the students. Some drawings will involve a nude or partially nude model. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this course. All skill levels supported in this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course will introduce students to Francophone culture while practicing conversational French. Basic grammar and new vocabulary (words and key phrases) will be introduced in each class and practiced using authentic dialogues. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to French speaking in everyday situations will also be part of the course. Students will be working in groups creating their own dialogues using the vocabulary they have learned. All levels welcome and no former French experience is necessary. This class is a college-level language class delivered remotely via Zoom.


July 27, 2020 to August 27, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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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Do you dream of getting paid to write, but don't know where to start? Do you want to work on your own schedule and earn money doing something you enjoy? This unique three-session workshop zooms in on exactly how to create content that sells. If you've ever dreamed of turning your love of writing into money in the bank, this is the class for you. Taught by a seasoned freelance writer who knows the paths to take and the dead ends to avoid.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you dream of being paid to write from home, but don't know where to start? Do you want to work on your own schedule and break loose from the shackles of hourly rates and fixed salaries? In this unique workshop, delivered online live, we will zoom in on exactly how to create content that sells. Get one-on-one advice from a seasoned professional writer who reveals the path to take and the dead ends to avoid. You can turn your writing dream into money in the bank. Come to class with a writing project in mind. Stop wishing and get going.


July 14-30, 2020, 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 AHA Heartsaver HeartCode class teaches lifesaving skills perfect for the general public in a hybrid format including a convenient self-paced online class followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. See class bulletin for more information on in-person class guidelines.


Friday, July 31, 2020, Bend Classroom & Online
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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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 to suit each individual's needs. 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Horses are unique in their ability to teach us about our body language, living in the moment with stress and vulnerability, and being in relationships. Students will learn about themselves through these unique interactions with horses. 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course is an in-depth look at the Cryptocurrency System, the financial system our world could be moving towards.  Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them. Gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade in these markets.


October 20, 2020 to November 12, 2020, 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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The poem is an amazing and portable tool for getting closer to the world, to other people, and to yourself. The skills to write a poem are available to anyone. Join Irene Cooper for an online, live and interactive workshop as we read poems, write using prompts, and stock our toolboxes with the materials we need to express ourselves in a poem.


July 18-25, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Are sales sluggish? Do you think you should be getting paid more for your books, articles, website content, or other written work? In the three sessions of this strategic workshop, you'll discover markets you may not have yet considered, find out how to price and promote your work, and learn to zero in on the niche that suits you best. Taught by a seasoned freelance writer who can help you avoid wasted effort and move your writing ambitions forward quickly.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Have you already started or even completed a writing project and want to take the next step? This workshop will help you with the basics of selling the unique content you have already created. Learn the major markets, how to price and promote your work and different tactics to get your work noticed. Bring your completed work or ideas, if you have one, or develop a project during the class.


August 11-27, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Does the question "What's for dinner?" increase your stress level? Do you worry about making healthy choices when you cook? Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter in this online live class and learn tips for stocking your pantry, refrigerator and freezer so you can prepare a healthy and delicious meal any night of the week.


Thursday, August 20, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Start your mornings intentionally with a short mindfulness practice. Tune in and get present each Tuesday and Thursday by calling in via Zoom for a live, guided practice to kick off a great day. Use your phone, computer or tablet. No video necessary. Each session will be recorded and posted for you to access later. You'll also receive resources for guided reflections and encouragement.


July 2-30, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
High quality nutrition can often boost the immune system and prevent debilitating infections such as shingles and pneumonia. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that help protect us as we age.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you get excited about an image or an event and start to write about it only to run out of steam, or hit a dead end? In this two-session class, students will learn techniques to give practice to their poetry writing. Irene Cooper will help you take those snippets, starts, and fragments and stretch your creative writing skills to shape a good idea into a complete poem.


August 15-22, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive online 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.


August 24-31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you have the music in you? Come join other writers and musicians for an in-depth look at the mechanics of songwriting. This three-session workshop will cover structure, rhyming, phrasing, hooks, melodies, titles, and other songwriting basics. Come to class to encourage others and to explore your own creativity. We'll wrap up the sessions with a songwriters circle for all who care to participate. You don't need to play an instrument, and you don't need to be experienced. Bring your ideas, and turn them into songs.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spanish culture is rich with celebration. In this online live class, David Engel will take you on a tour of different cultural fiestas. Practice your Spanish language skills while learning about Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Jarramplas in the Extremadura region and Semana Santa from Sevilla. This is a perfect opportunity for Intermediate Conversational Spanish students to build their language skills.


July 16, 2020 to August 6, 2020, 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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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.


Thursday, July 16, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, August 13, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Too hot to turn on your stove or oven? This class is for you. Join Chef Holly via Zoom and learn healthy, no-cook recipes that are ready to go without ever having to light a flame. With a handful of simple ingredients and imagination, no-cook meals in the summer become a cinch.


Saturday, August 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Join our Continuing Education Spanish instructors on a trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your own home. During this time when travel is impossible, we bring you the joy of exploring three very distinct Spanish speaking regions. Learn about the culture, history and beauty of Spain, Argentina and Chile in this online live class via Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English.


July 21, 2020 to August 4, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Dr. Andria Woodell brings you an hybrid self-paced and interactive live online professional development workshop on the psychological science behind bias and how awareness of the research can help individuals and communities work to change our perception and interaction with others.


July 24-31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
The wines of Spain are as diverse as the country itself. Join wine professional Sarah Wolcott to learn about the wines and history from Spain's most distinctive regions. She will discuss the characteristics of both a Spanish red and white wine during class. This class is taught online live via Zoom. Prior to class, Sarah will provide a list of Spanish wines for students to purchase and try on their own, during the class or afterwards. This is not required for the class. Participants must be age 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, August 20, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? This is the perfect class for you. This interactive class taught online via Zoom is designed for those with no previous Spanish language learning. It will take you beyond "hola" and increase your comfort level for learning a new language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.