Courses

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


February 16-18, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
This class is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. The class will develop Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome. Recommended preparation: Intermediate-High to Advanced Spanish language skills.


February 24, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Advance your understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, while fostering a greater level of respect across our community in this three-part course designed from the awareness, knowledge, and skills model of cultural competency.  Sessions are highly interactive and include individual, small team, and large group work with co-facilitators from COCC's Office of Diversity & Inclusion.


March 2-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore your creativity using everyday items such as tea bags, cotton swabs and inexpensive art supplies. Each week students will complete a new and unique project as part of an art journal. Materials are included.


January 27, 2021 to February 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Continue to build on basic art journaling skills to further develop artistic skills and individual creativity. Students will be encouraged to fill their journal with artistic expressions of experiences and emotions. Materials are included.


March 10-31, 2021, 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 (good vs. bad decision-making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also presented, with instruction on how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear. The course includes one or more mock avalanche rescues. Students must provide their own transportation for field sessions. Textbook is required for this course.


January 5-23, 2021, Bend Off-Campus & Online
This course is designed to build on the skills developed in an Avalanche Level I course. New material will include use of a field notebook and standardized data recording, as well as completing full pit profiles. Field time is spent practicing and reviewing transceiver search techniques (single and multiple burial), snowpack assessment (through test pit, test pit plus, and full pit), and safe travel practices and group travel skills. Students must have completed an Avalanche Level I or Level I Refresher course within the past five years. Students must provide their own transportation for field sessions. Textbook is required for this course.


February 2-20, 2021, Bend Off-Campus & Online
This course is designed to help you begin or take the next step toward changing any behavior (e.g., losing weight, eating better, improving a relationship, reducing stress, creating life balance, etc.). Learn the five evidence-based principles that have proven essential to the foundation of successful behavioral change.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, or why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and learn how you can gain control.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in plant-based eating but not sure where to start? Join Chef Holly in this Q&A conversation and cooking demonstration class. Holly will help you explore the basics of plant-based eating as she demonstrates recipes for you to make at home. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, January 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Prepare for your next trip to France by mastering the basics of conversational French. This course will provide you with proper pronunciation of French words that you'll use in your travels as well as cultural tips including appropriate gestures and body language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Learn to speak German! Students will learn essential vocabulary, grammar structure and the ability to carry on easy conversations in German. Using a variety of tools and materials, the instructor will teach students to introduce themselves, ask simple questions, and talk about daily activities and family.


January 12, 2021 to March 16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Learn how to read tablature, play single note melodies, basic rock and blues techniques, chords and strumming. Emphasis on gaining rhythmic control, picking development and finger independence. Students will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson. Students will need an acoustic guitar and the required textbook.


January 4-30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
February 1-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


January 12, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 12, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 25, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


January 12, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 12, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Katie as she teaches you how to make flaky cheese biscuits and fruity scones. Pair the biscuits with a hearty soup for lunch or dinner and enjoy a delicious scone with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Both the biscuits and scones freeze well so you can have them on hand for future meals. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Saturday, January 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company to learn everything you need to know about bourbon. Rick will discuss the process of making bourbon and lead you through the exploration of taste notes and the best strategies for enjoying bourbon. Tasting kit included in price. Must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


Sunday, March 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this two-part class, learn to make a delicious and beautiful chocolate cake from start to finish. On day one, Chef Katie will demonstrate how to create the cake batter and discuss proper baking techniques. She will also show you how to make a Swiss buttercream frosting and ganache. On day two, you will slice and assemble your cake using a crumb coat and then a smooth coat of frosting. Learn basic piping techniques and how to top your cake with a pool of ganache. Become the maker of the best birthday cake ever!


February 20-21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through viewing and analyzing cinema. Explore how traditional Asian visual arts and centuries-old cultural tradition influenced filmmakers. No background in Chinese languages is required. This is a college-level culture course and assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students.


January 6, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Welcome to CIA! Collective intelligence is the body of knowledge that grows out of a group. When groups of people work together, they create intelligence that cannot exist on an individual level. Your mission is to engage with subject matter experts to explore some of today's most relevant topics. Presentations will be interactive with a focus on environment, culture, politics, academics and more.


February 3, 2021 to May 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Confused, concerned, or finding yourself with so many questions about race in the U.S. right now? Are you seeking an opportunity to understand racism through human connection, lived experience, and respectful conversation? This three-session course provides structured and facilitated dialogue between a panel of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our community and registered participants in a safe environment for learning and questioning.


January 26, 2021 to February 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop and practice your Spanish speaking skills through a variety of mediums. This special studies Spanish class is ideal for the low-to-mid intermediate Spanish student, looking for a bridge between Conversational Spanish II and Conversational Spanish III. Using all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), students will explore Spanish culture, locally and beyond, using books, newspapers, music, and shared discussion of daily topics. Practice speaking the language and incorporating it in to your everyday life.


January 12, 2021 to March 16, 2021, 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 class, 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. Textbook is required for this class.


January 4, 2021 to March 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 13, 2021 to March 17, 2021, 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. This course is taught primarily in Spanish, with some English to support learner's comprehension. Textbook is required for this class.


January 14, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills. Present and past tenses will also be covered. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


January 12, 2021 to March 16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish IV will focus on developing speaking skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses (future tense of regular and irregular verbs, the conditional tense, present perfect tense and present subjunctive) and building vocabulary. Instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


January 14, 2021 to March 18, 2021, 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 25, 2021 to March 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will discover the magic of braising using both dry and moist heat methods. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed are provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Chef Candy will lead you in this series of four independent topics that will build culinary confidence in the kitchen. The key concepts and skills learned in each session will improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. Topics include: Roasting, Sautéing and Grilling, Roasting, and Braising. Register for the full series and save $47, or register for individual topics.


January 16, 2021 to March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will learn how to cook a filet of fish using this moist heat method. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed is provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, January 16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will explore a dry heat method often used for larger cuts of meat or fish. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will learn that high heat, minimal fat and the right cut are the secrets to the perfect saute. Proper grilling techniques for meat, fish or vegetables will also be covered. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. Class will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


January 12, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this two-week class, we'll look at the many craft elements that go into fiction writing. We'll engage in writing exercises to explore how to use tools like character development, setting, pacing, metaphor, scene and sequel, dialogue and more. Great for beginners and seasoned writers.


February 4-11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this four-week class, we'll explore and practice the craft and structural tools that go into writing a successful short story. We'll begin with character, setting, and point of view and discover how the structural elements of plot work. We'll create our own stories and do some in-class workshopping to discover how to bring out the emotional and thematic elements of our work.


February 25, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Clean up your digital photo collection with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive class, you will learn how to identify your own personal strategy for managing your photos and techniques to create a beautiful collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations.


January 26, 2021 to February 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
We make many choices in the course of our day, but some of those decisions stand out. There are moral and ethical dilemmas that leave us wondering if we made the right choice. A simple example is whether to sit in a slow-moving exit lane or cut in at the last moment - sound familiar? Join us for a lively discussion about the various types of dilemmas we face as well as what drives us to make our choices. End the time with a toolkit to help you navigate your next dilemma.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Gain the skills you need to take great photos with your digital camera and never miss a memorable moment again. This course is an informative introduction to digital photography, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras.


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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.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take the confusion and risk out of DIY electrical projects. Get a solid grounding in how wiring works, what tools you need, how to make connections, how to work with wire and cable and how to avoid the most common errors and, most importantly, how to be safe around electricity.


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


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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 13-15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore the reasons for establishing a Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, Medical Authorization, Will, or Living Trust, especially in these uncertain times. This overview of estate planning addresses creating an estate plan, trust administration, probate, and estate taxes.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this comprehensive overview of the ketogenic diet, Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter will help you determine if this diet is right for you. Explore the types of foods to include as well as which ones to exclude in your diet. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and how to troubleshoot for stalled weight loss, mood balance, fatigue, and sleep issues. You will also learn how to time your carbohydrate intake.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Set a course for your healthiest year yet. Create new exercise, nutrition and lifestyle habits in 15 minutes a day. Each class will include a 5-minute movement practice and 10 minutes building new habits using the proven science behind healthy behavior change.


January 4-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is designed for beginners and emphasizes active communication in Italian. Students will develop basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking the Italian language. It is the first course of a three-course sequence. This is a college-level language course and is intended for students who have no knowledge of Italian. Textbook is required for this course.


January 4, 2021 to March 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in a communicative context. This is a college-level Chinese language course. Prerequisite: CHN 101. Textbook is required for this course.


January 5, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Fluent in Canine® is a 5-week course, focusing on addressing and resolving behavioral issues by implementing a holistic approach, based on kindness, respect, and understanding. Some of the behavioral issues that will be addressed include separation anxiety, jumping up, excessive barking and many more.


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


Wednesday, March 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Katie as she demonstrates how to bake delicious French Macaron cookies. Learn how to pipe the dough into perfect rounds and once they are baked, fill them with rich chocolate ganache. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, March 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover the many little-known aids for taming inflammation, reducing arthritis pain and slowing deterioration of joints and discs. Learn about proven and beneficial home remedies, supplements and tools for more comfortable movement.


Tuesday, March 16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.


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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, we will use some of the techniques of the Beat writers (many of them "borrowed" from the Surrealist writers!) to get in touch with our inner cool cats. Expect to play with word collage, collaborative writing exercises, and automatic writing. Writers of all levels, in all genres, are welcome.


Sunday, January 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, we will write about real world problems and challenges made new by the reveal of magical elements. Be inspired by prompts that intertwine everyday experiences with fairy tale and mythology. Writers of all levels, in all genres are welcome.


Sunday, February 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, we will look at creative ways to employ revision to re-think and re-see our writing. Writers of all levels, in all genres, are welcome.


Sunday, February 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Being the next bestselling author is not the only way to have a successful writing career. In this eye-opening course, students will learn to turn their talent for writing into money in the bank. Guided by a seasoned professional, students will discover where their experience and desires intersect with today's marketplace and chart a personal course toward their writing dreams.


January 19, 2021 to February 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Aspiring writers do not fail because they lack talent, experience or fresh ideas. Most rejection notices come because they do not understand how to fit their content into today's marketplace. Take your writing plan to the next level with this hands-on workshop. Learn writing techniques to make your content stand out from the crowd.


February 9-25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Getting your work published is not the end of your work as a writer. In many ways, it is just the beginning. Every writer needs readers. In this class, take your writing plan and skills to the next level and learn techniques to turn your readers into fans. Learn who your best audience is and how to reach them. Explore tools and techniques to advance your writing career to new heights.


March 2-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Dianne Porter, Integrative Nutritionist, as she demonstrates baking techniques using a variety of gluten-free flours. Observe or bake along in your kitchen and learn to make delicious Date Pecan Scones using almond flour, Brownies with coconut flour, and Blueberry Coffee Cake with commercial GF flour mix. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 6, 2021, 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. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, March 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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. Cook along in your own kitchen as we create delicious recipes like Thai Coconut/Sweet Potato/Lentil Curry Stew, Creamy Cauliflower and Kale Detox Soup, and Silky Butternut Squash and Sage Soup. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, January 30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This AHA Heartsaver HeartCode class teaches lifesaving skills perfect for the general public in a hybrid format including a convenient self-paced online class followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. See class bulletin for more information on in-person class guidelines.


Saturday, March 6, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Designed for parents who are looking for herbal solutions in treating simple childhood issues. A variety of common childhood ailments including abrasions, colds, earaches, diarrhea, irritability and teething will be discussed. Parents will discover common herbs that are safe for use by children.


Wednesday, January 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Many cultures throughout the world utilize herbs as tonics for healthy aging. Explore many of these herbal traditions and the use of herbal tonics to strengthen immunity, endurance and longevity. Learn about individual herbs and explore age-old formulas.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore how to reset your metabolic hormones to balance your weight and feel great in just 21 days. When your metabolism is broken, it is difficult to feel your best. The Hormone Reset Detox will show you how to make specific dietary changes, eliminate metabolism-wrecking foods (meat, alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grain, dairy, and toxins), repair your body, and reset your hormones.


February 24, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 Fried Chicken and Mac 'n Cheese. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
French food and cooking are generally considered the backbone and underpinning of many cuisines across the Western world. Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates Fish en Papillote, an easy, healthy, and flavorful way to cook fish; sealed in a parchment paper pouch, the fish is essentially steamed and infused with flavor inside a convenient little package. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy on an around the world adventure, exploring classic cuisines from Italy, Spain, France and America. This series includes four independent sessions that will build on your passion for international cuisine and provide skills in providing delicious, restaurant-quality international cuisine to your family dinners. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed are provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. Register for the full series and save $47, or register for individual sessions.


January 24, 2021 to February 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Italian food is a very diverse cuisine. Each of the twenty Italian regions have a distinctive set of flavors, recipes, products and ingredients. Join Chef Candy on this exploration of Italy with a Vegetarian Bolognese with Handmade Orecchiette . Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, January 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Take a virtual trip to Valencia and learn to make Paella, a traditional rice dish of Spain that has many variations. Chef Candy will prepare a colorful mixture of saffron-flavored rice with assorted shellfish, fish and chorizo sausage, using a paellera, the flat, round pan in which it is cooked. She will also prepare Patatas Bravas, a classic tapa. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, January 31, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Create state-of-the-art, modern websites like the pros using CSS3 and HTML5. This course will provide you with the foundation you need to master these two critical and fast-growing new Web languages through hands-on training and expert instruction.


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


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


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The literature of Latin America is fascinating and enriching. Join us as we explore the culture, history and geography of Latin American through the lens of her literary geniuses. This course is led in English, so no Spanish language skills are necessary to participate in this panoramic overview of some of the most prolific authors and works from this captivating part of the world. All materials provided by the instructor.


February 24, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


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Discover the challenges of writing for this exciting visual media - not an easy task unless you know where to start. This course gives you the nitty-gritty of screenwriting in five sessions. Bring your ideas and start to develop them with feedback and guidance. These are the first steps in seeing your unique vision on the screen.


February 18, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Interested in sharing your memoir, poetry, photographs, or other creative work with the world? In this introductory class, 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 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you in the height of your career and wondering if you're on the right financial path? Create a comprehensive personal financial plan using the #1 financial planning software in the industry, guided by a Certified Financial Planner?. Discover how to align your values with your financial goals and prepare for your future. Don't miss this opportunity to truly understand your investments and build a plan and the confidence you need to succeed. This class is intended for students ages 35-55. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


February 9-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Learn how to boost returns and avoid major drawdowns.


February 1-22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join trained wine sommelier Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine appreciation. 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. Learn about the basic components of wine and the fundamentals of wine tasting. The instructor will provide a list of three wines to purchase prior to the class so students can taste along with her if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, February 25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to establish a healthy approach to weight loss and weight management. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set effective goals for eating, exercise, and many other elements that affect your weight, and be on your way to losing weight and keeping it off for good.


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Learn to create delicious and nutritious meals by reducing fat without sacrificing flavor. This course provides tips on menu planning and quicker cooking, and it allows you to try out over 50 exciting lower-fat recipes.


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


Tuesday, February 2, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
If you are noticing exhaustion, cynicism, reduced productivity, absenteeism or detachment around your workplace, you are likely feeling the effect of personal or employee burnout. Burnout impacts our mental, physical and social well-being personally and professionally.


April 16-24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Become a skilled photographer when it comes to taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, or babies. This course will help you discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Are you interested in diving into a deeper understanding of race and racism? Do you want to become a better ally and challenge white supremacy, but don't know where to begin? Join us on a personal and reflective journey as we read, journal and discuss Layla Saad's landmark book, Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.


February 3, 2021 to March 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Start your mornings intentionally with a short mindfulness practice. Tune in and get present twice a week by calling in via Zoom for a live, guided practice to kick off a great day. Use your phone, computer or tablet. No video necessary. Each session will be recorded and posted for you to access later. You'll also receive many resources for guided reflections to use throughout your week.


January 4-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
March 1-31, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tune in and get present twice a week by calling in via Zoom for a live, guided mindfulness practice focused on finding the gifts during a challenging holiday season. Use your phone, computer or tablet. No video necessary. Each session will be recorded and posted for you to access later.


December 2-21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Using mindful awareness, we'll explore how to cherish memories while living fully in the present moment. Expand your mindfulness practice twice a week by calling in via Zoom for a live, guided practice to kick off a great day. Use your phone, computer or tablet. No video necessary. Each session will be recorded and posted for you to access later.


December 2-21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Start 2021 with the tools to identify for yourself what is meaningful and essential and what is distraction. Discover the power of mindful awareness for your personal or professional life.


Thursday, December 17, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Dietary supplements can be valuable aids for restoring and maintaining your health or they can be an unnecessary expense that may even harm your health. Learn tips for buying, storing and taking supplements and how to assess if the supplements you take are actually working for you.


Tuesday, March 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Your retirement will be like nothing you've experienced yet in life and it will unfold, unlike anyone else's retirement. Your unique life experience has provided you with a strong foundation for planning the next chapter. In this class, your instructor, skilled coach and facilitator Leslie Koc will guide you through assessments and interactive activities to help you rediscover your strengths, revisit your personal values and create a plan for balance, growth and joy. Create a clear picture of YOUR retirement dream along with the plan to live it.


February 13-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Pâte ŕ choux is the French name of the versatile dough used for cream puffs, eclairs and more! Learn to make this delicious dough along with pastry cream for eclairs, whipped cream for cream puffs, and chocolate ganache to finish them off. These desserts will certainly impress your guests during the holiday season. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, December 12, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
If you are nearing retirement, then this course in financial planning is for you. Create a comprehensive personal retirement analysis using the #1 financial planning software in the industry, guided by a Certified Financial Planner?. Define your financial goals and align them with your values. Clarify your current path and learn critical concepts to help maximize your retirement dollars through income distribution and tax strategies. Estimate how much money you will need to retire and if you are on target to reach your goal. This course is intended for students ages 55-70. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


February 23, 2021 to March 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Celebrate your precious memories each month by using your photos to create a calendar for the coming year! Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will guide you through the steps to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and create a one-of-a-kind calendar.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


February 27, 2021 to March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Winter holidays call for a buffet of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouth-watering ingredients. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make flavorful, plant-based dishes such as Delicata Squash with Cranberries and Wild Rice, Lemon-Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Christmas Bruschetta, and Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies. Students will leave class with an understanding of the benefits of plant-based eating and the methods for creating wintertime holiday recipes. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance or those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. New recipes are used each class, so returning students are welcome.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Is it possible to create a tasty and show-stopping Italian feast without dairy or meat? Absolutely! Chef Holly will demonstrate how to make a completely plant-based Italian feast including fresh Caprese Salad, rich Veggie Lasagna, and decadent Tiramisu. Learn about high-quality substitutes for different cheeses and meats. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your writing game, whatever your genre.


February 16-23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to improve your writing game, whatever your genre.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 9-16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Indoor plants can boost moods, reduce stress, clean the air, and exude healing energy as you nurture them and watch them grow. In this class, learn five quick care tips, explore the best houseplants for the Central Oregon climate, learn how to make a houseplant thrive in your own home, and much more.


Saturday, February 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain. This class covers the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health.


Tuesday, January 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve your Spanish as we travel virtually through the enchanting world of Spain. Students will improve conversational skills while learning about diverse destinations including Madrid, Seville, Basque Country and Galicia. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students will have opportunities to practice speaking in small groups and ask questions about Spain to clarify comprehension. Designed for intermediate Spanish language learners but all levels are welcome.


January 27, 2021 to February 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive online course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. Students will learn how to identify their photo goals and develop a strategy to achieve those goals. This is a great course for those who are overwhelmed with how to start organizing their boxes, bins, and bags of printed photos and outdated media.


February 23, 2021 to March 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This class will empower you to access your own inner wisdom, power and passion. You will be gently guided by a certified professional coach to clarify, align, and write your life vision and purpose statements based on your core values and guiding principles, and take actions that produce intentional results.


January 26, 2021 to February 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you are 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?. Redefine your financial goals, align them with your values, and consider your legacy. Evaluate your current path and learn critical concepts to help maximize your retirement dollars through income distribution and tax strategies. This class is intended for students ages 65+. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


March 9-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 202: Second Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Prerequisites: CHN 201. Textbook is required for this course.


January 5, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Everyone judges a book by its cover. In this class 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 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Did you know you can format a book for self-publishing using only a word processing program? This class will cover how to turn a manuscript into a professional-looking interior with attractive chapter titles, page numbers, an automated table of contents, and more.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. Focusing initially on stabilization and balance then transitioning in to endurance, strength and power. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


January 12, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join functional fitness specialist Shondra Zimmerman for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility. Shondra's mission is to help you learn the general rules of the moving body, while pushing your physical limits in a safe and progressive environment. She uses a combination of mindful functional strength, joint mobility and proper stretching to help you reach your goals. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


January 11, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
January 12, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 four to six miles, moderate physical fitness necessary.


January 7-28, 2021
February 4-18, 2021
Snowshoe across meadows and through forests to shelters or snowy mountain vistas. Learn about the wildlife, cultural and natural history of our beautiful Central Oregon Cascade Mountain Range. Each snowshoe session will cover a distance of approximately four to five miles, moderate physical fitness needed but no snowshoeing experience required.


January 13-27, 2021
February 3-17, 2021
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard. Whether you want to provide food for your family, save money, get exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful harvest.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Numerous scientific studies confirm the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. Benefits include increased flexibility, balance and strength. Often referred to as a "moving meditation," Tai Chi may also lower blood pressure and reduce stress. 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.


February 15, 2021 to March 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
February 19, 2021 to March 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the details of the 2018 Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include tax optimization strategies for gifting, Social Security, estate planning and investments including Roth conversions.


Tuesday, January 26, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
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 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, February 25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.


February 4, 2021 to March 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Travel Writing with Josh Savage focuses on what it takes to become an established travel writer. This class will cover the essentials such as writing a query letter, approaching publishers and developing a peer network. Come to class with an idea or draft of a short piece, as a portion of each class will be dedicated to the mechanics of writing and sharing your work.


February 20, 2021 to March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn how to boost and maintain a strong immune system so you can have more energy, better mood balance and greater resilience in the face of stress or injury.


Tuesday, January 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Learn to bake delicious vegan muffins, quick breads, savory dinner rolls, and brownies. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Baja California's beautiful Valle de Guadalupe wine region is a widely undiscovered secret, home to many wineries and top winemakers. Take a tasting tour of Baja and learn about how the Mediterranean-like microclimates make the area favorable to growing popular regional wines. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the class so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The Wines of France class will provide an overview of the major wine-producing regions in France before diving into wines from three different regions. Learn to navigate the wine labeling hierarchy of the three regions and understand the factors that make each region unique from the other. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase before the class so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Taste your way around New Zealand and discover the world-class wines of this beautiful country. This course will provide a bird's eye overview of the major wine-producing regions before diving into three wines from different wine regions. By the end of class, students will be able to identify their favorite wines from New Zealand and understand the factors that make each region unique from the other. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase before the class so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, February 11, 2021, 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.


February 20, 2021 to March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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, to increase strength and flexibility, develop greater balance, and enhance feelings of well-being. All skill levels are welcome. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


January 19, 2021 to March 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? This class is the perfect class for you. Designed for those with zero previous Spanish language learning, this class 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 27, 2021 to February 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM