Courses
Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques needed to enjoy golf as recreation and sport. Solidify the essentials of setup, grip, posture and alignment. Increase your comfort with the game to better enjoy yourself on the course. Bring your own clubs or clubs available for use during class.


April 1-3, 2019, RIVERS
April 1-15, 2019, RIVERS
April 2-16, 2019, RIVERS
April 15-17, 2019, RIVERS
April 22, 2019 to May 6, 2019, RIVERS
April 23, 2019 to May 7, 2019, RIVERS
May 6-8, 2019, RIVERS
May 13-27, 2019, RIVERS
This class will focus on the most beneficial fundamentals of the full-swing and the short game with an emphasis on understanding why the ball does what it does. Learn new ways to correct instead of compensate on the course.


April 11-25, 2019, RIVERS
April 16-30, 2019, RIVERS
April 22-24, 2019, RIVERS
May 10-24, 2019, RIVERS
May 14-28, 2019, RIVERS
May 20-22, 2019, RIVERS
By the end of this class, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist.


February 5-7, 2019, BEC 0152
May 14-16, 2019, BEC 0152
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn techniques in acrylics such as grisaille and underpainting. Enhance your work by conquering the use of value and color to master the three-step method of painting.


January 28, 2019 to February 18, 2019, BEC 0152
Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles. Award winning homebrewer, Steve Brainerd, will guide you through the tour and teach you about what makes each style unique. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, MDR 114
Saturday, April 20, 2019, RDM3 306
Explore powerful painting strategies using acrylics. Create abstract paintings that catch the eye by understanding the use of the value study, color, contrast and composition methods.


Saturday, February 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this class, you will build a cabinet with a raised door panel as you learn various types of joinery including dadoes, rabbets, shiplap, dovetails, and mortise and tenon.


January 23, 2019 to March 13, 2019, SHS
Join the strawberry craze and learn how to make beautiful and delicious desserts with these local gems while they are in season.  In class students will make a strawberry rhubarb pie and tartlettes filled with vanilla pastry cream and topped with a crown of glazed, sliced strawberries. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision-making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also presented, with instruction on how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear.


January 24, 2019 to February 2, 2019, MAZ 0224
Learn to make this classic French sweet yeasted dough and form it into the classic knot-top shape.  Student swill also make the Americanized version, using the dough to make Pecan Sticky Buns.  This is a two-day class with making and rising dough on the first day and returning to form and bake


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggle with low energy and have a low libido. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Men and women end up riding the hormone roller coaster as many hormones fluctuate throughout the day, the week and the month.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019, HCC 0190
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).


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, MAZ 0120
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.


April 6-7, 2019, HCC 0190
Saturday, April 6, 2019, HCC 0190
Saturday, April 6, 2019, HCC 0190
If you're 15-18 years old, you can train to volunteer for KPOV, High Desert Completing this class will qualify you to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV.


April 6-18, 2019, HCC 0190
Do you want to create a life free from financial stress and anxiety? Join Certified Financial Planner? Matt Mormino for a series dedicated to setting a foundation of financial wellbeing. Over the course of four sessions, you will gain valuable knowledge and insight to help create your own path toward financial freedom. Upon completion, students will have the necessary tools to create a financial plan and prepare for life's important moments. This series will cover general budgeting for life, first-time parents, saving for college and caring for aging family members. Register for all four sessions and save money.


May 21, 2019 to June 11, 2019, CCC 116
Join Certified Financial Planner? Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Explore the foundation for setting goals and creating a system to achieve them. Using the bucket system, Matt will help you outline a plan for getting cash management aligned with your goals.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, CCC 116
Join Certified Financial Planner? Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Explore the foundation for setting goals and creating a system to achieve them. Parents of young children face unique and important challenges. The earlier the planning starts, the more success you will have. Learn how to prioritize and plan for this new reality: college savings, balancing retirement with living today, protecting your family, and much more.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019, CCC 116
Join Certified Financial Planner? Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Explore the foundation for setting goals and creating a system to achieve them. Saving for college is part of being a parent. Learn how to define specific goals for your family and child. Explore various funding vehicles that meet your needs and not the needs of a salesperson offering a fancy (and complicated) financial product. This is the third course in a series of four, take them individually or register for the series and save money.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, CCC 116
Join Certified Financial Planner? Matt Mormino and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Explore the foundation for setting goals and creating a system to achieve them. A growing reality for many is the need to care for an aging parent. Explore financial considerations around asset protection and day-to-day managementalong with facing the reality of what you can provide with what an aging parent desires.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019, CCC 116
Learn the ancient and mysterious dance of the Nile, including the body movements, isolations, zills, veil dance, and shimmies. Explore the exotic music and drumbeats and how the dance honors and celebrates women.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


January 23, 2019 to March 13, 2019, HCC 0260
April 10, 2019 to May 29, 2019, LIB 0023
In this course, students will build on basic conversational skills learned in Beginning Conversational German I. Emphasis will be placed on increasing vocabulary and improving knowledge of grammatical structures. The course will continue to work on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills.


January 23, 2019 to March 13, 2019, HCC 0260
April 10, 2019 to May 29, 2019, LIB 0023
In this introductory course, students will learn basic Italian grammar, phrases, alphabet, and numbering. Common vocabulary and actions that may be experienced in travel to Italian regions will be explored. Students will learn to hold a basic conversation, ask questions and describe themselves to others.


January 30, 2019 to March 20, 2019, LIB 0001
In this introductory course, students will learn basic Italian grammar, phrases, alphabet, and numbering. Common vocabulary and and actions that may be experienced in travel to Italian regions will be explored. Students will learn to hold a basic conversation, ask questions and describe themselves to others.


April 10, 2019 to June 5, 2019, LIB 0001
Learn the basics of cross-country ski touring including how to walk, glide, climb, stop, turn and use poles. This class is designed for those who have seldom or never been on skis or those who are coming back to the sport. You'll learn the most efficient diagonal stride and how to control your speed. A solid base of fitness is essential.


February 14, 2019 to March 3, 2019, CHLAB 301
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Establish a foundation of skills & practice with individual coaching by your instructor. Bring an acoustic guitar.


February 2-23, 2019, RTEC 136
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set.


January 8, 2019 to February 26, 2019, PEN 0226
January 10, 2019 to February 28, 2019, PEN 0226
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls.


January 7, 2019 to March 20, 2019, SAC
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, BEC 0151
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM1 108
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, please join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, BEC 0151
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM1 108
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, BEC 0151
Experience the superb birding opportunities that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and fields around Burns, OR offer in the spring. Known for concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes and raptors, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph owls, shorebirds and songbirds. In mid-May, the area hosts a songbird migration with warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. Transportation, instruction, guiding and picnic lunches included.


May 13-20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Capture flowers and other botanical subjects on paper in a series of simple steps. Learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.


April 29, 2019 to May 20, 2019, BEC 0152
Beef Bourguignon takes traditional beef stew to new heights. This dish combines melt-in-your-mouth beef and hearty vegetables with a rich, red wine sauce. When paired with fresh, homemade egg noodles, it is transformed into a comforting meal, perfect for the cold months ahead.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, CUL 117
Learn to make delicious homemade bagels, English muffins and biscuits. They are so much better than store-bought baked goods. Bake and freeze to have on hand. They make for an easy breakfast on the run, just add a protein and you are good to go!


Saturday, January 26, 2019, CUL 116
Calligraphy is the art of elegant writing. Explore the basics including the differences in letter styles and numbers, proper spacing and arrangement of words. A great class for the DIY person.


January 22-29, 2019, BEC 0152
Work alongside credit students to learn basic hand building skills, simple glaze application and gain an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, PEN 0226
Work alongside credit students and learn basic wheel throwing skills, simple glaze application and an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, PEN 0226
Give your landscape photography skills a boost in this hands-on course with professional photographer 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 and finding inspiration. The second session will consist of a field excursion to Smith Rock where you will actively apply the lessons learned by capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. In the final session, explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques.


May 7-9, 2019, HCC 0230
Chase away the winter blahs with a variety of sunny, fresh, and tart desserts. Students will make Lemon Curd Tartelettes, a Key Lime Pie and a citrusy cake. Bring an apron, a lunch, and take-home containers.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CUL 116
Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines dipped in chocolate.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, CUL 116
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Add your name to our Community Emergency Response Team Interest List to be notified of future courses.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The purpose of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer course is to provide the information and training needed for anyone who will be teaching the CERT Basic training course or managing a CERT team.

Add your name to our Community Emergency Response Team Interest List to be notified of future courses.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


January 8, 2019 to February 7, 2019, BHS D-7
April 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019, SCI 0190
April 2, 2019 to May 2, 2019, BHS D-7
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.


February 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019, BHS D-7
April 3, 2019 to June 5, 2019, MAZ 0207
April 10, 2019 to June 12, 2019, RTEC 136
May 6, 2019 to June 10, 2019, SCI 0190
May 14, 2019 to June 13, 2019, BHS D-7
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills.


April 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019, SCI 230
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.


February 18, 2019 to March 20, 2019, SCI 230
May 6, 2019 to June 10, 2019, SCI 230
This Conversational Spanish V - Special Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop Spanish-speaking skills through literature, films, music and conversation. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials. Prerequisites: Conversational Spanish IV and/or V or instructor approval.


January 28, 2019 to March 18, 2019, BEC 0154
One of the most powerful tools for eating a consistently healthy diet is a personal eating plan. An eating plan provides a template for when and how much to eat so that you get the unique balance of protein, carbohydrate, fat and fiber that's right for you.


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.
Interested in cooking a duck for a special occasion but find yourself a little intimidated?  Join Chef Candy in our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen as she demystifies the bird. Learn to utilize the entire duck. Gain tips and techniques on how to butcher a duck, use bones for stock, render excess duck fat for other uses, braise or confit the legs, and sauté the breasts to a perfect crisp medium rare dish!


Wednesday, February 6, 2019, CUL 118



This course contains no sessions at this time.
Looking to lower your grocery bill? This class will explore several kitchen 'staples' that are easy to make at home and will save you money at the grocery store! Join Chef Holly as she teaches you how to take the "DIY" craze into the kitchen.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, CUL 118
Relax and enjoy learning the fundamentals of drawing in this one-day workshop. Develop confidence in your skills as you experiment with a variety of media including pencil, pen/ink, conte' and charcoal.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, BEC 0152
Looking for holiday gift ideas? Delight your friends and family with homemade, gift-bagged sweet treats! In this class, you will learn how to create mini-loaves, cake pops, and other items that are tasty and attractive enough to give away.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Inflammation is most commonly associated with injury or surgery as the body's temporary reaction to help it heal. However, the U.S. has an epidemic of another type of inflammation that is internal, invisible, systemic and chronic. It's often painless and can be difficult to detect. Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels, and the brain.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, May 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CHLAB 301
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, Gail Jett, as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques you can use with your pets.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone? This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, PRI 119
Saturday, May 18, 2019, RTEC 124
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019, BEC 0154
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating to situational contacts with people including home, sports, school, and daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 5-7.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, CUL 120
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating people, home, sports, school, & daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 8-12.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, CUL 120
Learn about the natural, cultural and historical wonders of Fort Rock and Christmas Valley with expert guide Damian Fagan. Explore trails around Fort Rock and Crack-in-the-Ground as you learn about these unique volcanic features and the history of the region. Hiking trails range up to 4 miles in length and require climbing up and over uneven terrain.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching.


Saturday, February 9, 2019, RDM3 312
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends!


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CUL 117
Saturday, May 11, 2019, CUL 119
Draw the human figure alongside others in a non-instructional setting. Drop in on Fridays to draw with the group.


January 11, 2019 to March 22, 2019, PCA 0000
Join Chef Katie in Part 2 of the series of Flatbread classes. All are welcome and those that took the first class will learn new tips and recipes. Learn to make focaccia, pita bread and all-purpose dough that can be used for pizza or a variety of flatbreads.


Saturday, February 9, 2019, CUL 116
Explore your creativity with acrylics. Follow along with a simple step-by-step method to create a beautiful painting to take home (16" x 20"). Learn how to mix colors and add texture to your work. Great for students with little to no painting experience. Materials provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join the fun of puff pastry, even if you didn't take the first class.  Learn to make a quick puff pastry for a classic French Tarte Tatine (upside down caramelized apple or pear tart) as well as your beloved childhood favorite: palmiers (elephant ears). 


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Can you use a healthy dose of extra cash? Would you like to generate a steady monthly income working part-time from home (or anywhere else) via computer? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into dollars.


February 16, 2019 to March 16, 2019, SCI 0190
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.


March 25, 2019 to April 8, 2019, RIVERS
April 2-16, 2019, RIVERS
April 22, 2019 to May 6, 2019, RIVERS
May 14-28, 2019, RIVERS
Learn to grow buckets of beautiful, backyard blooms for cutting year-round. Find out what flowers do best in Central Oregon as well as how to best harvest the flowers.


Saturday, March 23, 2019, BEC 0152
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Saturday, March 23, 2019, HCC 0230
Making your own croissants is not difficult; there's no special equipment or hard-to-find ingredients required. What is necessary is good technique. This two-day course will teach you the proper technique for creating the layers of butter and yeast dough that make croissants so delicious. Learn to shape the dough into its classic shape and use proper baking procedures to ensure perfection.


January 19-20, 2019, CUL 116
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki.


Saturday, March 16, 2019, DPLSI
For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Having trouble figuring out how to get in your daily dose of veggies now that the abundant summer produce season is past? Never fear, soup season is here. Join Chef Holly to create three different soups filled with vitamin-packed winter vegetables and rich flavor!


Sunday, January 20, 2019, CUL 117
Learn CPR in an interactive and empowering environment. Perfect for the general public, this class includes adult and child CPR and AED, infant CPR; medical, injury, and environmental emergency first aid training.


Saturday, January 26, 2019, PON 0206
Saturday, March 2, 2019, PON 0206
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.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019, BEC 0152
Prepare for a healthy winter by learning how to care for yourself and your loved ones with herbal remedies during the cold and flu season. Explore herbs and strategies for increasing immunity and combating illness.


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


Saturday, May 4, 2019
This class covers simple but classic brunch items that will impress your family and friends for any upcoming holiday brunch. Learn to make yeasted coffee cake, quiche and scones that will electrify any brunch table.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Houseplants are back! In this class, explore the best and easiest houseplants to grow in Central Oregon while gaining tips and tricks for making them thrive.


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


February 6-13, 2019, LIB 0118
Life is an ongoing exercise in improvisation - no script and no cue cards. Every day, unrehearsed words are spoken and ideas shared. Join actor/director Renny Temple in this interactive course focused on taking fun improvisational exercises beyond the stage to create positive personal change.


April 1-25, 2019, CHLAB 301
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page color publications


March 5-7, 2019, LIB 0118
Learn intermediate belly dance skills including combos, traveling, layers, and how to express your unique personality through dance! You'll build strength and flexibility while mastering spectacular new moves and performance skills.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this class, students will work alongside credit students to enhance their ceramic hand-building and wheel throwing skills. This course has continued focus on complex thrown and hand built forms with attention to design elements, as well as the understanding of glaze formulation, testing and kiln firing.


January 7, 2019 to March 20, 2019, PEN 0226
The world of classical guitar is prolific and quite beautiful. This course is designed to teach a series of fundamental, progressive lessons in classical guitar.


January 7, 2019 to March 11, 2019, 9th Street Village
This class will cover basic silver soldering skills including materials, setting up a soldering station, safety, and creating simple joints for making rings or chain.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Argentine Tango is a vibrant social dance that has gained popularity all over the world. Learn the fundamentals as well as the movement, rhythm and culture behind this beautiful dance.  Come join the exciting world of Argentine Tango in a fun and supportive environment.


April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019, BEC 0151
Discover the world of Bitcoin and Cryptocourrency. This class will take an in-depth look at this new financial system and explore how it might affect our world. Learn about the technology behind it and gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade these markets. A great way to gain knowledge and get your questions answered about cryptocurrency.


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


January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM3 306
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM3 306
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 class, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Class will cover both Android and Apple phone features.


February 5-28, 2019, CHLAB 301
Watercolor painting can be an adventure with unique results. Join professional watercolorist Barbara Dubina as she demonstrates the simplicity of watercolor to the beginning painter.


January 9-23, 2019, BEC 0152
Looking for a new hobby or to hone your welding skills? This introductory course will cover basic welding processes. It includes relevant safety topics and an introduction to shielded metal arc welding.


January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM3 306
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM3 306
Jesse Felder worked at the largest firm on Wall Street, co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, and has managed investment portfolios in Bend for over a decade. Invest Like the Best is a survival guide to investing in the financial markets, and will focus on how to build a sound, low cost investment portfolio for any environment.


February 4-25, 2019, CHLAB 301
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, & apps that add features and benefits.


Monday, January 28, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn to handle your culinary knives like a pro and take the fear out of dicing and slicing. Practice cutting a variety of vegetables to create a salad that students will enjoy at the end of class. Chef Candy will discuss the difference between sharpening and honing. Students must bring their own knife. Cost includes a sharpening stone for use at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn basic cake baking and decorating skills.  In this class, students will bake their own 6" layer cake from start to finish. This will include making butter cream filling and practicing simple piping basics to give your cake a personal flair.  Go home with a professional looking cake you created!  If you have your own piping kit, bring it, otherwise tips will be provided.


Saturday, May 11, 2019, CUL 116
This three part series is great for anyone considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons or with a general interest in horses. This series explores how to communicate with horses, how to care for horses and how to prepare for owning a horse. Register in the full series and save $28.


March 9-23, 2019, HORSETALK
June 1-15, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part One: Communicating with Horses, you will learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, June 1, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part Two: Caring for Horses, you will learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.


Saturday, March 16, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, June 8, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 3: From Gear to Go with Horses, you will learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, March 23, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, June 15, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you interested in writing and pitching a feature story to a magazine? This course will help you with your writing skills while offering an understanding of what a good magazine piece entails. Learn how to employ powerful writing techniques, create an engaging structure, build a writer's platform and pitch your story.


February 4-5, 2019, HCC 0190
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives.


Thursday, January 24, 2019, HCC 0140
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introductory Mandarin Chinese class. 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.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, LIB 0001
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this second level Mandarin Chinese class.  Chinese 102 is designed for students who have completed Mandarin Chinese I.  This course introduces Mandarin Chinese language within the context of Chinese culture.  Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a communicative context.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, LIB 0023
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 9, 2019, RDM3 306
This fun, interactive and hands-on class will introduce students to the fundamentals of bartending. Topics discussed in this class will include the process of distilling, the brief history & characteristics that differentiate each distilled spirit, and much more! Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


February 9-10, 2019, CUL 120
Award winning author and college educator  Kathryn Mattingly will introduce you to the art of novel writing. Explore the essential building blocks for the fiction book or memoir you might wish to pen one day. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered.


May 1-22, 2019, CCC 116
Starting in our 50's, our nutrient needs increase and become closer to those of the average athlete! This is because our major systems tend to weaken as we age. This class will examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us be healthier as we age.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, CHLAB 301
Intrigued by the idea of painting in oils but don't know where to begin? Have you dabbled in oils already but need more clarity on materials and paint application? This jumpstart class will answer all your questions and more.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
You can obtain the Oregon Alcohol Service Permit quickly by taking this interactive course that will give you the knowledge to serve alcohol responsibly. This course includes a workbook that is yours to keep and use as a workplace reference guide. Permits are valid in the state of Oregon for five years. Students must be 18 years of age or older.


Sunday, February 24, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn the process of beer brewing from a both homebrew and commercial point of view. In this class, students will brew a recipe designed by award-winning homebrewer Steve Brainerd using raw ingredients sourced from Oregon vendors and COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Planning a successful hike, backpacking trip or other outdoor adventure takes some skill, strategy and a touch of luck. Learn what it takes to get off the beaten path and explore the backcountry. This series includes 5 interactive class sessions: Get in Shape, Get your Gear, Get a Plan, Get Confident and Get There. The series concludes with a field session to practice the knowledge and skills gained.


April 9, 2019 to May 11, 2019, CHLAB 301
Build a knowledge of oil painting in this fast-paced hands-on environment. This course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of materials and techniques including alkyd oil, acrylic and/or water-soluble oil paints, building canvas supports, stretching canvas and preparing painting grounds.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, RTEC 123
With guidance from a professional and an easy-to-use software program, you can save thousands of dollars and be better prepared for your future. You will have rare access to the #1 financial planning software in the industry to ensure that you leave this class with a comprehensive personal retirement analysis.


February 12-26, 2019, LIB 0117
April 9-23, 2019, LIB 0117
Photoshop is the industry standard for image manipulation and transformation. Learn the essential skills needed to get the most out of this powerful program. Explore which tools work best for specific jobs, how to effectively use palettes and how to customize your workspace.


January 31, 2019 to February 7, 2019, LIB 0118
Pilates is a method of achieving mind and body connections for safe, effective movement. Pilates principles can be applied to people of all ages and abilities.


January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM1 108
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 23, 2019, HCC 0140
Get a taste of Southern France with this classic fish stew, served with saffron aioli and crusty French bread croutons. Learn the technique of poaching your fish in a redolent stock. You will quickly become "hooked" on your new cooking knowledge and skills.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, CUL 117
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game. Bring your favorite writing utensil, paper and/or personal computer. Bring a sack lunch or snack.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This class will empower you to access your own inner wisdom, power and passion.


June 4-11, 2019, CHLAB 301
Discover the risks and rewards of real estate investments. Students will learn how to source, evaluate and manage different types of real estate. Understand the purpose of a pro-forma and the pros/cons of active vs. passive investing. Class will discuss what to look for in a property condition inspection and potential red flags.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and their potential side effects so you can make an informed decision.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019, CHLAB 301
Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive, powerful practice that is rising in popularity as an effective alternative treatment for healing. It is becoming widely accepted across health related fields. Many hospitals, including the St. Charles Cancer Center, offer Reiki treatments for patients.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Have you checked in to Heartburn Hotel? It may be time to re-evaluate your travel plans! Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, CHLAB 301
Do you find yourself feeling bad about the amount of food you or your family throws in the trash or compost? If so, this class is for you! Join Chef Shannon as she takes a light and humorous approach teaching you how to use the "bits" you typically throw away.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CUL 119
In this class, students will learn proper food handling skills, safety standards, and food-safety management systems to prevent food-borne illness. This course fulfills the certification requirement for working in the food industry and prepares students for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take your beginning sewing experience to the next level.  Learn applied techniques of sewing a fleece jacket or vest with a collar, zipper and optional pockets.  Learn tips on pattern layout, making adjustments, matching prints and construction from start to finish. 


February 2-9, 2019, HCC 0190
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. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one pair of stretch/knit pants or leggings with elastic waist and one stretch/knit top (pattern of their choice) in this three-day class.


March 9-23, 2019, HCC 0190
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Use your beginning and intermediate sewing skills to create your own personalized mini bag.  Students can choose from a mini-cinch backpack, hobo or tote bag. Patterns are provided.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, HCC 0190
Create a fun and colorful bunting banner.  This popular flag banner is a fun way to decorate for a special occasion, theme, holiday, or to brighten any space.  Students will have the opportunity to complete a short bunting banner in this four hour sewing project class. 


Saturday, January 26, 2019, HCC 0230
Continue to build on the skills learned in Introduction to Silver Soldering Jewelry Making, with this fun class focused on creating a custom bangle bracelet. Explore soldering, sizing and texturing. Leave with the knowledge to create these beautiful bracelets on your own.


Thursday, February 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
Saturday, March 2, 2019, RDM1 140
Take the opportunity to work on your current silver soldering projects in a fun and supportive environment. Open Studio is designed to provide students with an opportunity to seek advise from an expert, practice techniques and discuss design ideas with others.


Sunday, March 10, 2019, PEN 0224



This course contains no sessions at this time.
This beginning level class will start your skate ski experience of fun and fitness. Using narrow skis, skate skiing combines ice-skating and cross-country skiing techniques.


January 6-27, 2019, MTBACH
This beginning level class will start your skate ski experience of fun and fitness. Using narrow skis, skate skiing combines ice-skating and cross-country skiing techniques.


January 6-27, 2019, MTBACH
Technology for your home has become smarter than ever. Learn to save time, reduce stress and put your mind at ease for home security. This course will take an in-depth look at smart devices available to implement in your home to control your lights, locks, security system and other applications with just your phone, tablet or voice. Learn to use these devices to their full potential.


February 25, 2019 to March 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Snowshoe across meadows and through forests to shelters or snowy mountain vistas. Learn about the wildlife, cultural and natural history of our beautiful Central Oregon Cascades. Rain, snow or shine.


January 9-23, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
February 20, 2019 to March 6, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT



This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join naturalist Damian Fagan and explore the natural and cultural history of three Central Oregon State Parks: La Pine, Smith Rock and Lake Billy Chinook. Experience beautiful spring wildflowers and wildlife along these trails. Hikes range from 7-9 miles in length with moderate elevation gain.


April 9-23, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Join International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen from China, and learn the foundations of Tai Chi. Start with the 8 and 24 Yang styles in a relaxing space. This class is for both new and advanced students who want to know the form, science, and martial art application behind each move.


January 7, 2019 to February 4, 2019, WUSHU
January 8, 2019 to February 5, 2019, WUSHU
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's or MS. The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


January 8, 2019 to February 7, 2019, WUSHU
Learn the details of the new Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include the new tax brackets, standard deductions, state and local tax deduction limitations, business tax credit, child tax credit, AMT, and ACA changes.


Thursday, January 31, 2019, HCC 0140
Are you homeschooling your children but fear teaching them to write? Then this workshop is for you. Homeschooling parents will learn to identify opportunities to incorporate writing into their homeschool curriculum and become stronger and more confident in teaching writing. This elementary aged workshop will focus on using creative writing to strengthen mechanical skills and developing early academic writing skills, providing effective feedback to the writer and motivating a reluctant writer. 


March 4-8, 2019, RDM3 306
Are you homeschooling your children but fear teaching them to write? Then this workshop is for you. Homeschooling parents will learn to identify opportunities to incorporate writing into their homeschool curriculum and become stronger and more confident in teaching writing. For those homeschooling their middle or early high school aged child, this workshop focuses on the importance of high school and college success.


March 2-9, 2019, RDM3 305
Learn the simplicity and beauty of making handcrafted filled pastas. Chef Candy will teach you how to create traditional Italian pasta from scratch along with a number of delicious fillings and complimentary sauces.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, CUL 117
Have you been wondering what to do with your short stories, or questioning if they are publishable? Perhaps you've been meaning to carve out time to write short stories but don't know where to begin. In this course, you will learn the art of the short story, write/edit stories for publication, and be informed about publishing possibilities for your work. Get inspired and let your imagination lead the way to great storytelling!


April 30, 2019 to May 21, 2019, RTEC 136
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature.


January 17, 2019 to February 21, 2019, Natural Mind Dharma Center
How do you get from that initial idea to a revised draft? In this two-part class, we will examine the process of producing creative fiction and nonfiction. We will identify where our ideas come from, how we get them down on paper, how we structure them and fine-tune our prose, and how we assess and evaluate our work. We will engage in writing exercises, and generate new, original work.


March 9-16, 2019, HCC 0230
Comedy, tragedy, comic-tragedy, or tragic-comedy -- it is the emotional aspect of writing that binds us to the story. In this two-part class, explore some classic literary examples, and develop your own writing skills through discussion and exercises as you learn to infuse your work with emotion. Class will examine the roles of mood, tone, character, motivation, desire, and passion.


February 9-16, 2019, HCC 0230
This class is for anyone who is challenged with losing weight or who may be doing "all the right things" and still not losing weight. Learn 10 root causes of weight gain, eight of which are not related to eating too many calories.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn the most important factors for growing tomatoes including light, temperature, variety, and location, location, location. Instructor Kathy Gault is an experienced Bend gardener who grows 20-25 varieties of tomatoes annually.


Saturday, April 13, 2019, CCC 116
Join COCC Continuing Education on the second Tuesday of each month (October - June) for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons. Highlighting COCC faculty and Central Oregon experts, explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies.


October 9, 2018 to June 11, 2019, CHLAB 301
This introductory course will help you understand and operate an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Join an expert in the field as he covers the controversies and the role of UAS in society. Explore the ethics, rules and regulations needed to fly safely and within the law. The fundamentals of unmanned flight and proper maintenance of unmanned aerial systems will also be discussed. Each class has one hour of hands-on flying.


March 4-14, 2019, GRV 0109
Bring your child (or grandchild, niece, friend) to bake and decorate delicious heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day. Registered adult may bring one child age 8-15 to class.


Sunday, February 10, 2019, CUL 116
Discover how to create delicious baked goods without using traditional animal products such as dairy and eggs. Students will explore and bake with flaxseed, aquafaba, and other plant-based baking options.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, CUL 116
Central Oregon's short growing season can be a challenge to vegetable gardeners. Learn about the best choices and planting dates for various crops to extend the season for frost-sensitive plants. Novice gardeners and those new to Central Oregon will benefit from this class taught by an OSU Master Gardener.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to master the art of watercolor using a step-by-step approach. Students will complete a series of skill-building exercises and will gain an understanding of the building blocks of watercolor: the wash, how light works, edge patterning, and the use of value to create volume and how to use it in your paintings.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, February 16, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, BEC 0152
The couple that welds together, stays together. Welding may not be a traditional way to spend Valentine's Day but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding and instructed on using a plasma cutter. Students will fabricate their own Valentine's Day project by producing basic welds.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, RDM3 306
Making healthy food choices when shopping and eating out is key to consuming a well-balanced diet and achieving your health goals. In this class, students will learn how to shop efficiently and make healthy choices to restock their pantry and kick-start their healthier life goals. Learn to read nutrition labels, build a balanced meal and then taste some of the great recipes you can make with the shopping recommendations made by the instructor.


This course contains no sessions at this time.

Are you new to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? Perhaps you already have your subscription in place but find it difficult to identify and use all of the items in the box. If so, this class is for you. In this light and lively class, students will learn to identify items commonly found in your springtime CSA box and explore ideas and recipes for using them.



Saturday, March 16, 2019, CUL 117
Become an informed wine shopper and consumer! 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.


Friday, March 1, 2019, MDR 117
Have fun learning about and discerning the qualitative differences in wine and then vote on each wine tasted. All wines will be tasted blind (no one will know what color, type, or producer beforehand) and participants will vote on each wine in a mock-professional setting with scores revealed at the end.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019, PRI 127
Winter vegetables can be roasted to sweet caramelized perfection and paired with a rich flavorful cheese and a flaky pastry to make a delicious savory pie. Pair with a salad or soup and you have a hearty winter meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, CUL 116
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, March 16, 2019, RDM3 309
With its publishing thirty years ago, Natalie Goldberg's book Writing Down the Bones© cracked open how the craft of writing was taught in our country. Its message - that writing is available to everyone, not only a special chosen few - has inspired millions to put pen to paper. Each week the class will study this classic text together, then apply the wisdom we glean to timed writing sessions.



January 9, 2019 to February 13, 2019, HCC 0230
Leave your holiday stress at the door and allow yourself to focus on mind and body fitness. Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while focusing on proper form and positioning. All experience and skill levels welcome.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This class connects the body and the breath to ease overactive minds while reducing stress. Explore the use of sports science and alignment principles for safe flowing movements and asanas. Improve strength and flexibility, develop greater balance and enhance feelings of well-being.


January 15, 2019 to March 5, 2019, PRI 120
January 16, 2019 to March 6, 2019, RDM1 108
April 9, 2019 to May 28, 2019, PRI 119
April 10, 2019 to May 29, 2019, RDM1 108
Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Practice fundamental yoga poses for whole body fitness with a sense of exploration while moving in a pain-free range of motion.


January 9, 2019 to March 13, 2019, BEC 0151
Explore advanced stock market security analysis from a holistic perspective with a professional money manager with over 20 years' experience. Jesse Felder will show you how to effectively analyze individual stocks utilizing fundamental, technical and sentiment approaches.


April 8-29, 2019, LIB 0023