Courses

Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques you need to enjoy golf as recreation and sport. Solidify the essentials of set up, grip, posture and alignment.


April 18-20, 2022, RIVERS
April 18, 2022 to May 2, 2022, RIVERS
April 19, 2022 to May 3, 2022, RIVERS
April 25-27, 2022, RIVERS
May 9-23, 2022, RIVERS
May 9-11, 2022, RIVERS
May 10-24, 2022, RIVERS
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.


February 15-17, 2022, CHLAB 301
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.


May 1-8, 2022, CUL 117
In the morning session, "There's No Place Like Home," you will click your pen into action and explore home as an idea, a way of understanding family, and as a physical space. Return after lunch for "Oh, The Places You Will Go" and focus your writing on the larger world; travel, work and community. Writers of all levels, in all genres, are welcome.


Sunday, February 27, 2022, RDM3 305
Known as "the silent wonder," your immune system combats infections, removes toxins, speeds recovery from injury and helps control damaging inflammation brought on by stress and inflammatory foods. Join Integrative Clinical Dietitian Jari Serra to learn how to boost and maintain a strong immune system.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, CHLAB 301
Explore how completing many small paintings can teach you how to solve the unique challenges that each painting presents. Join professional artist Barbara Berry to apply different techniques and colors to make your paintings dynamic and unforgettable.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Abstract art does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Learn simple techniques to abstract real objects that will be recognizable to some degree.


Saturday, February 5, 2022, BEC 0152
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.


February 21, 2022 to March 14, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this course, 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.


January 26, 2022 to March 16, 2022, SHS
American cuisine reflects the history of the United States, blending the culinary contributions of a variety of groups around the world as well as many deeply rooted heritages. Chef Candy will explore the South with delicious Crispy Fried Chicken and creamy Mac 'n Cheese. A perfect pair for any occasion.


Sunday, June 12, 2022, CUL 117
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
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. 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.


January 4-22, 2022, MAZ 0207
February 22, 2022 to March 12, 2022, MAZ 0207
This course is designed to build on the skills developed in an Avalanche Level I course. Students must have completed an Avalanche Level I or Level I Refresher course within the past five years.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If you're just getting started with birdwatching, look no further! In this class you'll learn what sort of equipment might be helpful, safe and ethical bird feeding, some common backyard birds to look for, and other useful tips and resources.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and why your libido has disappeared. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and how you can gain control.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Interested in going 'on-air'? In this hands-on course, learn the fundamentals of radio programming, including running the mixer and mics, planning for music/talk shows and developing your own style. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am -11:30am, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV.


April 2-3, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-5, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-7, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-12, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-14, 2022, CHLAB 301
Interested in going 'on-air'? In this hands-on course, learn the fundamentals of radio programming, including running the mixer and mics, planning for music/talk shows and developing your own style. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am -11:30am, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV.


April 2-13, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-27, 2022, CHLAB 301
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you interested in plant-based eating but not sure where to start? Join Chef Holly in this Q&A conversation and cooking demonstration course. Holly will help you explore the basics of plant-based eating as she demonstrates recipes for you to make at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


April 6, 2022 to May 25, 2022, CAS 248
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. 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. 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


March 29, 2022 to May 17, 2022, PEN 0226
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.


January 3, 2022 to February 28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
April 4, 2022 to May 25, 2022, 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
March 29, 2022 to June 9, 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
March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Birds are some of the easiest wildlife to observe, even in urban areas. Whether you are a backyard bird watcher or a more adventurous bird watcher, this is a great course to get you started.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This interactive, hands-on wine experience calls upon you to craft your own wine blend! Utilizing simple lab equipment, and up to a handful of different red grape varieties typical of Bordeaux blends, this class aims to provide first-hand knowledge of how different grape varieties work together.


Wednesday, April 20, 2022, CUL 119
Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that are considered especially beneficial for your health and well-being. Give your diet a healthy boost, while reducing your risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems.


Saturday, May 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn everything you need to know about addressing the unique challenges of gardening in Central Oregon. An OSU Certified Master Gardener? will cover all aspects of gardening including vegetable gardening. Water conservation techniques will be also be covered.


March 15-17, 2022, 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.


January 5, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
March 30, 2022 to June 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
Mother sauces and their derivatives can elevate and embellish any entrée or appetizer. In this course, you will master making the classic Sauce Espagnole, using beef or veal stock. You will then turn the dark, savory Mother sauce into sauce au poivre to accompany your pan roasted steak with roasted rosemary potatoes.


Sunday, June 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Mother sauces and their derivatives can elevate and embellish any entrée or appetizer. In this course, you will master making a classic Velouté sauce, then turn the light, savory Mother sauce into a sauce supreme used to prepare a delicious, home style deconstructed chicken pot pie.


Sunday, April 24, 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
This course will focus on four wines, two from the Willamette Valley and two from Southern Oregon. Group discussion will be encouraged as you experience the wine with wine educator Sarah Wolcott and fellow participants.


Thursday, February 10, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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 five simple exercises designed to help soothe your nervous system and release toxins and muscle tension while increasing calm energy.


January 24, 2022 to February 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Provides overviews of the dynamic ideologies, political policies, economics, geography, social structures, mass media presentations, and arts and literature, since the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the present. No background in Chinese languages is required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter as she helps you navigate the philosophies of many popular diets including Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Mediterranean, Vegan and the Mayo Clinic Diet. Determine which one might be a good fit for your health and lifestyle goals.


Tuesday, January 25, 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.


March 28, 2022 to May 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
April 6, 2022 to June 8, 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
This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the simple past tenses: Preterite, Imperfect, Present Perfect and Past Perfect as well as covering other tenses to help navigate students toward more complex tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


January 12, 2022 to March 16, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 subjuntive 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
Good knife skills and a well-stocked pantry can lead to creativity and inspiration! Join Chef Candy as she shares essential pantry staples and knife skills that will turn the most boring recipes into delicious, flavor-filled dishes in an instant.


Saturday, April 2, 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
If a roller coaster went straight and level, it would just be a quick train ride. In this three-hour workshop, you'll learn how to make your stories (fictional and nonfictional) interesting and exciting by exploring a variety of craft methods to hook, engage, and hold your readers, even after they've finished reading. Discover how to take your readers on an exciting ride!


Tuesday, March 15, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you read crime novels; watch crime movies or shows; have a crime novel, script, or short story in the works? If so, this course is for you. Using all mediums of the crime genre, learn how to move your criminal idea from imagination to the page.


February 2, 2022 to March 9, 2022, HCC 0230
Are you a planner or a pantster (writing by the seat of your pants)? Or maybe a Plantster (both)? In this workshop, we'll look at using plot points to create works of fiction and nonfiction. We'll look at the pros and cons of outlining our work vs. letting it all hang out.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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, March 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Low thyroid can impact every cell and system in the body. Standard diagnostic tests are not always adequate to identify all cases of hypothyroidism. Learn what tests to request. Explore how foods like U.S. wheat and unfermented soy can weaken thyroid function, while iodine, selenium, and certain herbs can help.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022, CHLAB 301
Clean up your digital photo collection with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive course, 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.


May 5-12, 2022, 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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Join us as we travel virtually through the captivating world of Portugal. We will learn about culture, geography, history as well as food and wine. Our destinations will include Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve Coast. This Zoom course will be interactive as we share travel experiences and experience Portugal through course presentations and activities each week. Course taught in English.


April 18, 2022 to May 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Landscape professionals and homeowners can learn about drip and low volume irrigation, including the basics of how a typical irrigation system works, and steps to convert a traditional sprinkler zone into a drip zone.


April 12-14, 2022, CHLAB 301
Saturday, May 14, 2022, CHLAB 301
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, April 30, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022, HCC 0230
Music is an expressive language of culture. It often tells a story, expresses emotion, or shares ideas with 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.
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter for a comprehensive overview of the keto diet to help determine if it might be right for you. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and how to troubleshoot for stalled weight loss, mood balance, fatigue, and sleep issues.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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
April 1, 2022 to May 27, 2022, CHLAB 301
This first course of a three-course sequence in first year French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. This is a college-level language course. A textbook is required for this course. There are no prerequisites for this course.


January 4, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The second course of a three-course sequence in first year French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on short interactions regarding everyday life. This is a college-level language course. A textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 101.


January 3, 2022 to March 18, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Recommended preparation: IT 101 or one year of high school Italian; students who have previously learned Italian should contact the instructor for advice on which class to take.


January 4, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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. There are no prerequisites for this course.


January 3, 2022 to March 16, 2022, HCC 0190
Learn alongside COCC credit students in 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 is a college-level Chinese language course. Prerequisite: CHN 101.


January 4, 2022 to March 17, 2022, HCC 0190
March 28, 2022 to June 8, 2022
This final course of a three-course sequence in first year Mandarin Chinese language is presented within the context of Chinese culture. It expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language. This is a college-level language course. Prerequisites: CHN 102.


March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
French food and cooking are generally considered the backbone and underpinning of many cuisines across the Western world. The influence and recognition of classical French cooking techniques are legendary.  Chef Candy will take you to France to explore a delicious menu of filet of ling cod with beurre noisette with crispy capers and smashed Yukon gold potatoes


Saturday, April 23, 2022, CUL 117
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, "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 What You See," we will use a variety of images to create characters, settings, and inspire scenes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Using a variety of gluten-free flours and baking techniques, participants will gain hands-on experience in baking delicious treats. Recipes include Flaxseed Bread (with almond & coconut flours), Jam-Filled Walnut Scones (with gluten-free flour mix), and Ginger Snap Cookies (with buckwheat flour).


Saturday, May 21, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Bring a world of flavors to your dinner table with these gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces that draw from various ethnic traditions. Gain mastery of the following sauces: Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions.


Saturday, February 26, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
If you are a golfer looking to lower your score by improving your short game, this class is for you. Develop your putting, chipping and pitching. Gain an understanding about which shot to use in various situations during a round.


April 18, 2022 to May 2, 2022, RIVERS
April 19, 2022 to May 3, 2022, RIVERS
May 9-23, 2022, RIVERS
May 31, 2022 to June 14, 2022, RIVERS
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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Central Oregon is a challenging environment for growing, 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 8-11, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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, February 26, 2022, HCC 0230
Saturday, March 19, 2022, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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.


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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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, March 19, 2022, 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.


April 4-25, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in this comprehensive two-day course designed for the beginner. Students will be able to go home after the first day and practice their skills, and return to ask specific questions. This hands-on course will take the mystery out of maintaining your bicycle and provide skills necessary to keep your bicycle running smoothly. All tools and bicycles will be provided by the instructor.


April 30, 2022 to May 1, 2022, RTEC 123
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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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, February 26, 2022, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Italian food is a very diverse cuisine, with over twenty regions with a distinctive set of flavors, recipes and ingredients. In this course, Chef Candy will take you on a comforting tour of Southern Italy, where you will prepare homemade meatballs, marinara and a soft, cheesy polenta dish.


Saturday, June 4, 2022, CUL 117
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
Is it true that "we are what we eat?" Have you ever wondered if your diet affects your annual lab test results? Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and examine common lab tests such as the Complete Metabolic Panel, Complete Blood Count, Lipid Panel and those that look at key essential nutrients. Explore what the lab results mean for your health. Learn ways to use your diet to effect positive change in your labs and your overall health.


Tuesday, April 12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Many Americans suffer from GERD aka heartburn, but never get the condition corrected. Although medication can provide some short-term relief, it can also cause long-term damage to digestion over time. Join Integrative Clinical Dietitian Jari Serra to explore the foods, supplements and eating habits that can help reduce GERD.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022, CHLAB 301
Topics in this beginning techniques course 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, February 5, 2022, HCC 0260
Saturday, March 12, 2022, HCC 0260
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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
In this course, you'll learn about health conditions that benefit from a Mediterranean Diet, the science behind this dietary approach and simple ways to incorporate this dietary plan into your daily routine. You'll have the opportunity to put this plan into practice by preparing recipes along with the instructor from the comfort of your own kitchen.


February 27, 2022 to March 13, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how easy it is to emboss designs into copper and brass to create beautiful pieces of art. Learn about the tools and techniques necessary to create these unique designs. Students will walk away with two finished pieces, one in copper and one in brass.


Saturday, March 5, 2022, BEC 0152
Can you really train yourself to be happier and live with a greater sense of purpose? Absolutely! Learn the simple yet transformational practice of Tonglen Meditation. This ancient art, also known as "giving and receiving," uses breathing, visualization, and sensation to soothe your mind. 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Government research shows nutrient levels in U.S. foods have fallen steadily for 70 years. Dietary supplements are more valuable than ever for restoring and maintaining your health. Learn which brands provide the best quality for the price, the 3 or 4 supplements nearly all Americans need, and tips for buying, storing, and taking supplements.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
As we age, our nutrient needs increase dramatically, even as our digestive, circulatory and immune systems weaken. This can lead to health problems such as decreased stamina, joint discomfort, thinning skin and bones, shingles and pneumonia. We'll examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us stay healthier as we age.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


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.


April 26, 2022 to May 17, 2022, BEC 0152
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 personal retirement plan.


March 8-10, 2022, HCC 0230
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, January 22, 2022, CHLAB 301
Saturday, February 12, 2022, RTEC 124
Saturday, April 30, 2022, MDR 116
Saturday, May 7, 2022, PRI 120
Saturday, May 14, 2022, CHLAB 301
Saturday, May 21, 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!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you concerned about how you will get enough protein if you switch to a plant-based diet? Join Chef Holly and explore the many different ways to incorporate alternative proteins into your plant-based meals.


Sunday, June 5, 2022, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Celebrate Poetry Month and Earth Day by writing and revising your own environmental poems. Join Irene Cooper for a workshop in which you'll "grow" new poems and learn techniques for how to shape and revise them. Read examples and practice some of the many ways you can capture the dynamics and issues of our world in a well-crafted poem.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 10, 2022 to February 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. 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.


February 17-24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Osteoporosis is more common in the elderly than ever, but you can often stop and even reverse it with the right foods and supplements. Learn how bone medications can weaken your bones even as they lead to better DEXA scan numbers, and how to restore your bone density without medication.


Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 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 the joints, bowels, heart, blood vessels, and brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects, and remedies of chronic inflammation and how anti-inflammatory eating can dramatically improve health in a short period of time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This final course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture will focus on effective communication, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisites: CHN 202.


March 31, 2022 to June 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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, March 12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your beginning or intermediate sewing experience to the next level. Learn and experience techniques of sewing with stretch fabrics including pattern layout, making adjustments, matching prints and working with nap.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 25, 2022, BEC 0160
Thursday, March 3, 2022, BEC 0160
In this two-hour class, students will learn and practice techniques of sewing centered, lap, fly and invisible zippers as used in a variety of sewing projects and clothes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Gain inspiration and make progress on your own special sewing project. This unique, hands-on workshop will give you time to work on a project at your own pace, while gaining tips, tricks and assistance from an expert seamstress. Bring your portable sewing machine, a special project, all materials and your questions!


Saturday, February 26, 2022, HCC 0260
Wines are rated on a 100-point system. In this wine tasting course, you will explore and sip four different wines that each received 96 or more points from major wine critics. These outstanding and classically ranked wines, whites and reds, will hail from the U.S. and international producers.


Thursday, March 10, 2022, CUL 120
Join NASM Certified Personal Trainer Shantyel Bowman for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility. With a Masters Degree in Athletic Training, Shantyel takes a holistic approach to total body wellness.


March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join functional fitness specialist Shondra Zimmermann for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility.


March 28, 2022 to June 8, 2022, BEC 0151
March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022, BEC 0151
March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022, BEC 0151
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.


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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


February 8-15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Jazz up your springtime holiday buffet with all new recipes, using seasonal flavors and mouthwatering ingredients. This course will teach you how to make flavorful, plant-based dishes that will brighten any celebration.


Saturday, April 9, 2022, 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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Your immune system fights infections, speeds injury recovery, and helps control damaging inflammation. This system weakens with age, leaving us more susceptible to such illnesses as pneumonia, flu, and shingles. Strengthen your immune system for more energy, better sleep and moods, less pain, and greater resilience in the face of stress.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
International Tai Chi Champion Master JianFeng Chen will help you start your journey of internal energy movement with the 8 and 24 Yang styles using humor, Eastern philosophy and practical application. The benefits of Tai Chi include increased flexibility, balance and strength.


January 11, 2022 to February 12, 2022, WUSHU
January 11, 2022 to February 12, 2022, WUSHU
April 5, 2022 to May 3, 2022, WUSHU
April 5, 2022 to May 3, 2022, WUSHU
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
All tequilas are mezcals, but not all mezcals are tequila! Join professional distiller, Rick Molitor, from New Basin Distilling Company, Madras, OR and learn all about tequila and mezcal. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Sunday, May 1, 2022, Online
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.


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
The dry side of Oregon offers incredible opportunities to learn about the animals, plants, and other beings that have adapted to living there. Learn how geology, hydrology, and climate come together to create a unique set of challenges and resources for living beings on the east side of the Cascade range.


Monday, February 28, 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."


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Tomatoes are the most popular garden crop in the USA, yet they are considered by many Central Oregon gardeners to be notoriously difficult to downright impossible to grow. In truth, tomatoes, like all plants, have basic requirements that can be successfully met, even in our high desert climate. Learn the most important factors for success, including light, temperature, variety, and location.


Saturday, April 9, 2022, CHLAB 301
Saturday, April 16, 2022, RDM3 306
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover how to create delicious baked goods without using traditional animal products such as dairy and eggs. Explore the basics of vegan baking substitutes including flaxseed, aquafaba and other plant-based baking options.


Sunday, April 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Thursday, February 10, 2022, 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.


Monday, January 24, 2022, RDM3 306
Thursday, February 24, 2022, BEC 0152
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 22, 2022 to April 12, 2022, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 in Madras, Oregon to 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


January 20-29, 2022, Bend Classroom & Online
Discover dovetail and finger joints, both hand and machine made. This course will cover the fundamentals of wood characteristics, project selection, tool selection, woodcutting, milling, sanding, joinery, construction, and finishing. Students will practice their skills and create a personal project that uses dovetail and finger joints.


April 6, 2022 to May 25, 2022, SHS
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
In this interactive writing workshop, you will delve into what it means to write about race and to write from another perspective in a racialized society. The course will include a series of writing exercises and discussion on the challenges and importance of writing about race.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Get started painting realistically in acrylics by learning the basic skills. Create exciting color and learn techniques for painting light and shadow. Conquer the use of value and master the skills of composing and design.


February 15, 2022 to March 8, 2022, 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