Courses

Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques you need to enjoy golf as recreation and sport.
This class will focus on the more important elements 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.

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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.

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Learn to create your favorite French dishes as well as some of the classic terms that define French cooking. Delicious recipes may include Savory Crepes, French Onion Soup, Salade Verte with homemade dressing, Chicken Dijon, Lemon Lavender Shortbread Cookies or Cocoa Crème Fraiche' Cupcakes.

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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

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Take your fly fishing to the next level with this advanced class. The focus will be on fly fishing and casting techniques for the Deschutes and other large rivers. Topics covered include rod rigging setups, fly selection, reading water and fishing technique.
Create that "WOW" factor in your photos by using your camera's advanced controls and lenses to modify detail, contrast, form, and depth. See demonstrations of specialty tools and software that can help you move to the next level. Have your favorite images positively critiqued in the classroom. Bring your camera, lenses, & manual. Camera MUST be capable of manual exposure controls.
This course will build on skills learned in the American Sign Language (ASL) Beginning class. Interactive and conversational methods will allow students to develop the correct formation of signs, movement, rhythm, and clarity.

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Are you new to digital photography? Gain an understanding of what makes a good picture and how to take one regardless of what type of camera you use.
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.

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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.

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Join BJCP Grand Master III Beer Judge and 2011 National Homebrewer of the Year, Randy Scorby, to learn about flavors in beer, including off flavors and how to prevent them in your own brewing.

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Does the music of dueling banjos get your toes tapping? Do you love bluegrass music? Are you interested in playing the 5-string banjo but don't know where to start? This class is for you!

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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.

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Clawhammer banjo, also known as frailing or down-picking, has been around for at least 200 years. Considered more of a folk style than Scruggs/3-finger style, it is still quite popular among aficionados of American Folk and Old-Time music.

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Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills.

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If you are new to fly fishing, or if you need a refresher, spend some time on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast with lots of time to practice on grass.

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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.

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Do you listen to country or bluegrass music and enjoy the lovely strains and driving leads of the mandolin? Perhaps you play guitar or banjo and would like to expand your musical horizons. Come explore how to play the mandolin with step-by-step instructions.
Learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will be introduced to the social and conversational signing needs of the Deaf through their deaf instructor.

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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.
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.
The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and fields around Burns, Oregon offer superb birding in the spring. Known for the concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes, and raptors in early spring, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph owls, shorebirds, and songbirds. Join naturalist and birder Damian Fagan as the group explores these refuges and other birding locations near Burns, OR by van.

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Join COCC professor, Stacey Donohue and COCC credit students in a critical analysis of literary works by women writers. The theme is BOOKS THAT COOK, or, food and cooking as metaphors in contemporary fiction by women writers.

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Do you want to build a tiny house but don't know where to start? There are thousands of decisions that must be made before you drive that first nail. This two-day workshop will explore all aspects of building your own tiny house, including but not limited to, reading and choosing a building plan, the different building phases, practical advice on tools and resources available, design tricks, lifestyle, and how to downsize to fit into your tiny house.

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Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines dipped in chocolate.

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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.
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.
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.
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.

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This course focuses on linguistic accuracy through discussion, debate and general Spanish conversation. Students will read and analyze authentic Spanish literature and discuss contemporary issues in the target language.

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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.
Belly fat has been linked to eating too many refined carbohydrates. If you love carbs but need to lose the muffin top, this class is for you. Students will prepare some delicious healthy dishes that include the 'good carbs.'

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This course is for students with a minimum of three years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Vocabulary enrichment will be highlighted through idioms, proverbs, synonyms, and antonyms.
For students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Intensive language instruction with an emphasis on developing basic communication skills in Spanish.
For students who have had a brief introduction to Spanish. This course will review the present tense fundamentals of verb conjugation and vocabulary.
For students who have been introduced to the present tense.
For students who have a working knowledge of the present tense.
For students who have a working knowledge of the present tense.
For students with one to two years of study at the college level or the equivalent. Students should have a command of the present tense and a working knowledge of the past and future tenses.
For students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. Students should have a working knowledge and command of most tenses.
This course is for students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish, or the equivalent. It will review difficult areas of the preterite, imperfect tenses, and present subjunctive mood.
For students with a minimum of three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent.
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.

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Create forms in Microsoft Word using a table and add content controls including check boxes, text boxes, and combo boxes. Others can use your customized form to fill out and print it if they choose.

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Join COCC instructor, Eileen Sather and COCC credit students to learn effective strategies for taking the stories swirling around your brain and bringing them to life. Students in this course will read short fiction from contemporary writers like Junot Díaz, Jennifer Egan, and Sherman Alexie, and then craft life-like characters and page-turning plots in their own flash fiction, short stories, and digital narratives.

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To plot or not to plot? Show or tell? Cut all the adverbs? Are people born writers? Students will explore both sides of the myths and truths of creative writing through discussion, prompt-writing, and revision, looking at specific examples of what the "experts" tell us to do and discover what works best for each of us.

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Learn the secret to making French crêpes. Crêpes can be filled with an endless array of sweet or savory fillings. They are quick to prepare and can be served anytime of the day. In this class, discover how to make great crêpe batter and explore various ways to fill them to serve as a fancy appetizer, main course or a melt-in-your mouth delectable dessert.
Learn how to create a beautiful Cottage Garden to enjoy all summer long! Whether created in a small space or on acreage, this old-fashioned style of garden can feature fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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Learn about the latest and most popular dietary plans from Whole30 to Paleo and everything in between. In this class, students will learn to eliminate the most common craving-inducing, blood sugar disrupting, gut-damaging, inflammatory food groups for a full 30 days.

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If you are interested in writing poetry to experience the unique joy of exploring the world and expressing yourself through verse, this class is for you.

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Develop your own artistic language in this fast-paced introduction to drawing. A variety of techniques will be explored to help you build fundamental drawing and composition skills.

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No need to go to the bakery for yummy Sunday Brunch pastries. Learn how to bake a delicious nutty yeasted German Coffee Cake, a Caramelized Pear & Spicy Ginger Upside-Down Cake and tender melt-in-your-mouth scones.

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Explore traditional ingredients of Tuscany and create beautiful and tasty dishes. Students will then enjoy their Italian creations as they are paired with classic wines of the region.

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This four-hour food-writing workshop will encompass readings, writing exercises, sharing work, and discussion of writing practices and resources. This workshop is designed to bring creativity into the world of food-writing, or more specifically, to use food as a subject for creative writing.

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Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. Learn about your comfort with risk, confidence, perspectives, self-awareness of thought, emotion and body language.
As healthcare costs continue to increase, money spent treating chronic pain plays a significant role. Pharmaceutical remedies often fall short in treating chronic pain and/or result in undesirable side effects. Explore simple, yet effective, ways to augment current methods of pain management using energy medicine.

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Did you know August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States? This day celebrates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in America. Join local author and activist, Eileen Tannich Gose, for a fun, interactive and informative series - Equality Day 2018: Reflecting Freedom. The first session is "A Snapshot in Time." The second session will cover "True Woman to New Woman to Modern Woman in Literature & Art. Register for both sessions and receive a 10% discount. You must register before 8/10 and use the Promo Code: EQUALITY.
Did you know August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States? This day celebrates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in America. Join local author and activist, Eileen Tannich Gose, for a fun, interactive and informative series - Equality Day 2018: Reflecting Freedom. The first session is "A Snapshot in Time." The second session will cover "True Woman to New Woman to Modern Woman in Literature & Art." Register for both sessions and receive a 10% discount. You must register before 8/10 and use the Promo Code: EQUALITY.
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. 
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth.
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.
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.
This outing features a one-day exploration of the unique geologic and landscape features in the Fort Rock State Park and Christmas Valley region. Explore the area with short hikes to Crack-in-the-Ground, Hole-in-the-Ground and Fort Rock. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the area and the current agricultural economy in this High Desert region.

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Hike the wildflower-cloaked hills of the Columbia River Gorge East this spring while Central Oregon still slumbers under a winter blanket! Explore areas such as Catherine Creek, Swale Canyon rails-to-trails, Columbia Hills State Park, Memaloose Hills, Moiser Tunnels and the Rowena Plateau, weather permitting. Spring wildflowers, birds and gorge(ous) views will be the focus!

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We all want to feel 100% as soon as possible after an injury or surgery, without any lingering pain or restricted movement. From bruising or cuts to torn muscles and broken bones, there are simple things you can do to restore yourself fully and in record time.
Father's Day is right around the corner and although you can't weld a tie for dad, you can create a meaningful, handmade gift for him to cherish forever.

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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! Price includes starter kit (jar, starter culture and instructions).

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Draw the human figure alongside others in a non-instructional setting. Drop in on Fridays to draw with the group.

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Gold leaf printing is an excellent complement to fine art photographic images. Learn the fundamental principles of Fine Art Photography and professional printing.

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To enjoy fly fishing you only need a few supplies and a good guide who can show you how to read a river and identify where the fish are biting. Bring your basic skills and you'll learn about native game species and secrets of the Crooked River as well as fly selection, catch and release techniques and river preservation and ethics.

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Begin your adventure on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast. Practice casting on grass to prepare for your afternoon on the river. Once you've gotten the hang of casting, class will move to the Crooked River to fish. On the river, you'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics.
Love fish, but don't know how to prepare and store it? Are you concerned about the possible pollution in fish these days? How does wild fish compare to farmed fish? Learn these answers and discuss the best and "cleanest" seafood to eat, where to purchase it, and the best way to prepare it.

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Create beautiful delicious tartlettes with your child. Chef Fuller will teach you the secrets to making crisp buttery shells filled with pastry cream and topped with colorful fruit. Complete your elegant dessert with a glaze and it is ready to eat! Please bring an apron, knife, snack, and take home containers. Registered adult may bring one child age 8-11 to class.

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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.

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Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques and recommended herbs for this region.

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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.
Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. Does the U.S. face a no-win situation in Afghanistan? What is the long term solution and its effect on the country, its culture, and people?

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The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, with China being its most vocal claimant. Beijing's interest in the region has intensified disputes with other countries in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy. Cost includes reading material and appetizers.

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The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future.

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As young adults (or even earlier), many of us felt the thrill of filling a notebook with verse, asking the big questions or expressing our longing through the poetic line. Coax that seed to bloom again by digging into the rich language of your experience.

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Amateur Radio (ham 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.

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Learn how to make handmade pappardelle, delicious light potato gnocchi and creamy rich risotto like a native Italian. Students will pair the pasta with a classic marinara sauce, the gnocchi with a brown butter sage sauce and the risotto with roasted mushrooms. Discover tips and tricks to making these traditional Italian dishes. Delizioso!
This unique three-class series is packed with in-depth knowledge and information about the powerful healing properties of essential oils. Explore the principles of healing to help create effective treatments on physical, emotional, and energetic levels.

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Bone broth is gaining popularity due to its health benefits and delicious flavor. It is known to help with weight-loss, strengthening hair, improving skin and to fighting fatigue by boosting energy. Come and enjoy different amazing broths and the best chicken soup ever.

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Explore the practice of HeartMath meditation and how to achieve a state known as heart coherence - the measurable synchronization of our physical, mental, and emotional states. Supported with 15 years of research from the Institute of HeartMath, this practice offers profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.
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.
Wondering how to use herbs for healing? This hands-on class will help students explore how to make and use simple herbal remedies. Learn to make infusions, decoctions, syrups, oxymels, tinctures and salves. Students will take home a variety of recipes for easy to make herbal remedies.
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. his class is a great first step for those who are new to gardening in the high desert, and a chance for seasoned gardeners to find fresh ideas for an existing garden.

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Begin your summer hiking season with some easy hikes along three Central Oregon Rivers. Experienced outdoor guide, Damian Fagan, will highlight the beautiful flora and fauna of the area. This is a great opportunity for individuals who may be new to the area as well as those who have lived in Central Oregon for years and would like to experience it's beauty.
Discover the beauty and uniqueness of the remote and rugged landscape near Mitchell, OR. Explore the proposed wilderness area of Sutton Mountain and the Spring Basin Wilderness that sits above the John Day River. Learn about the geology and flora and fauna of the region, as well as the cultural history of the area.

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Discover the beauty and uniqueness of the Painted Hills Country, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Explore colorful geologic formations and proposed wilderness areas with outdoor recreation instructor Damian Fagan. Learn about the geology, flora and fauna of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

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Practice your beer sensory skills while enhancing your knowledge of the history of beer and beer styles. In this class, students will experience how a pint of beer encompasses thousands of years of history, distilled into the present moment.
Learn about the history of rock music from its beginnings in earlier forms of popular music to the present, understand the relationship of this music to larger cultural, political, and economic formations, and become familiar with aspects of musical structure that have been used in rock music.

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Surprise your family and friends this holiday season by learning to create a variety of delicious homemade candies. Recipes include soft buttery caramels, English toffee, truffles and peppermint bark. Boxed in colorful wrapping and ribbons, these candies make beautiful and unique gifts. Bring an apron and take-home containers.

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Homebrewers can sometimes be overwhelmed by recipe design causing them to stick with clone recipes or those found at the local homebrew shop. While these recipes can produce solid beer, designing your own recipe means that you can tailor the beer to meet individual tastes, and produce beer that is more stylistically correct.

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If you love the taste and texture of fresh homemade pasta but are intimidated by the process, this class will change your mind. Practice techniques for rolling, cutting and shaping various types of pasta and learn how to make a homemade tomato sauce with fresh produce.

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Get ready to jam! This class will include bluegrass banjo techniques (melodic, progressive), learning to play fiddle tunes, and advanced banjo runs, improvising individually and together as a group. Come join the fun!
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.

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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.
This course is designed to expand upon fundamental mountain bike skills and will cover trail etiquette, nutrition, intermediate bike maintenance and advanced riding techniques on local trails. This course is intended for "experienced" riders who are comfortable riding for an extended period of time both on and off rode riding.

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Enhance the impact of your photos by understanding the elements of composition. Take your camera off "auto" to discover how controlling exposure, motion, depth of field, and focus will get you the shot you truly want.
From pizza basics to traditional Italian favorites, make an assortment of wood-fired pizzas on a new Woodstone Outdoor Oven.

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This class will leave you with something to Taco 'bout! Tacos Al Pastor are a staple on the Mexico City street food scene. How did a Middle Eastern cooking technique end up in the heart of Mexico? Explore this fun fact and weather permitting, learn to cook this delicious street food on the outdoor grill. Class will also make Mexican grilled corn with chilies and lime, a trio of salsas, and guacamole to accompany the Tacos Al Pastor.

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Discover the secrets of favorite Thai restaurants in the Northwest and learn about some of the popular dishes that make this cuisine a destination. Start by making Som Tam Thai, a green papaya salad with dried shrimp, followed by Vietnamese Fish Sauce Wings, a dish that put Thai food on everybody's mind and made it a favorite foodie destination. Finally, learn to make Phat Phak Ruam Mit, so much more than just stir fried vegetables.

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Do you have the basics down and want to expand to all-grain brewing? Learn about the process, supplies and grains necessary to go to the next step. Find out how to make a Mash Tun and sparge system, explore the enzyme conversion process and more to make fine all-grain brews.

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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. Bring a classical guitar.

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Join Chef Candy Argondizza in a six-part culinary boot camp. Students will spend the first five weeks learning proper cooking techniques and basic culinary skills needed to be successful in the kitchen. In the sixth session, students will put their knowledge to the test as they prepare two dishes using mystery ingredients. Chef Candy and others in the culinary field will critique the dishes. This is a great way to build your skills while having fun. Please bring a sharp knife, apron, peeler and take home containers. See session resources online for course details.

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Learn the basics of brewing beer using the extract brewing process that will rival the local micro brews of the Northwest. Class will discuss the process and supplies necessary for home brewing as well as flavor, food pairing and more. Bring $15 materials fee.

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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.
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.

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This course is an in-depth look at the financial system our world could be moving towards, called the Cryptocurrency System. Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them. Gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade these markets. Learn how to read ICO's (Initial Coin Offerings) and White Papers that help when it comes to investing in this new technology. Great way to get your questions answered about cryptocurrencies.
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.

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This interactive, fun, hands-on class will teach you the basics of how to navigate your smartphone using the touchscreen. Practice using shortcuts on your smartphone and learn effective ways to keep in touch with family and friends through various applications.
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.

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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.
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, & apps that add features and benefits.
Embark on a culinary tour of Eastern Italy. We begin in the North with foods eaten in the Dolomite region. We prepare and sample a selection of charcuterie, vegetables and a staple, "Canederli con Formaggio."

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Learn to create your favorite Japanese dishes and sushi rolls in this hands-on class. Contrary to popular belief, sushi does not mean raw seafood. Instead, the word refers to the vinegared rice that is often paired with seafood (raw or cooked), vegetables and other ingredients.

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Are your cooking skills limited to scrambled eggs and Top Ramen? Are you interested in learning to cook but don't know where to start? Join fellow novices in this fun class and prepare a great easy meal while learning the basics of cooking.

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Join Robbie Bianchi-Pray, certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner to learn about the exciting process of making your own Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut. Naturally fermented sauerkraut is considered a Super Food and is valued for its flavor and many health benefits. Lacto-fermented sauerkraut is a great source of lactic acid and is full of enzymes to help aid and improve digestion.

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Explore the art of landscape photography in beautiful Central Oregon. Learn composition and how to effectively use camera settings to capture your vision in an image.
This two-part class is great for anyone considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons or anyone with an interest in horses. Liability form required.

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Part One is a great foundation for anyone considering owning a horse, volunteering or working with horses. You will cover communication with horses, horse perspective, herd dynamics, your leadership skills, handling, and safety.

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Add to your knowledge - Part Two offers more in-depth information on how to intelligently choose a horse and what it takes to care for a horse.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
If you are feeling intimidated by the sewing machine in your closet or just looking to get started, this beginning sewing class is for you.  Learn the basics of fabric selection, tools, supplies and equipment. A variety of sewing techniques will be covered including stitch options and their applications, seams, pleats, darts, hems, zippers, edging and embellishments.

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Experience the joy of drawing outdoors with nature as your inspiration. Learn techniques to enhance your drawing and conquer the use of value in this setting. Build and master the skills of composing and design when working outdoors.
Join COCC professor, Chris Rubio, and learn alongside COCC credit students about the structure of literature in written form and in its adaptation into film. In this class, you will learn to closely analyze literature and film with a critical eye, comparing the aspects of narrative, plot, structure, character development, point of view, and more as presented by authors of novels and directors of films.

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This six-week series of lectures will inform, stimulate thinking and offer an opportunity to explore comprehensive subjects ranging from history to travel, adventure to world affairs, art to science and more. Topics and guest speakers will vary each week.

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Explore the art of macro photography. Learn how to capture images of small subjects using a variety of techniques. Experience the process from start to finish including choosing a subject, lighting, and composition. Includes an introduction to post-processing macro images.

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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.

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You don't have to be German to love Bratwurst. Learn to make fresh Bratwurst from start to finish. Class will explore different sausages and curing techniques, then jump right into making this fresh sausage just in time for grilling season.

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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.

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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.
Master the art of the five Mother Sauces from which all classic sauces are rooted: Béchamel, Espagnole, Hollandaise, Tomato and Velouté. Each of the sauces is made with a different liquid and thickening agent.

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Have you ever wondered why we eat what we do? How about why we don't like a particular food? Spend time in this class on an personal journey of self-discovery and personal examination of your own ties to food

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Discover how to create hearty vegetarian dishes that even diehard meat eaters will enjoy. Students will prepare nutritious and delicious easy meatless meals in this hands-on cooking class.

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This hands-on, fun, and interactive 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.
Get ready to mix behind the bar! Learn how to make popular traditional and modern cocktails. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.
This course is designed to build fundamental mountain bike skills and will cover trail etiquette, nutrition, beginning bike maintenance and introductory riding techniques on local trails. This class is designed for people who already know how to ride a bike, enjoy riding a bike and can ride continuously for at least one hour.

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Create a clear picture of YOUR retirement dream along with the plan to live it. Your unique life experience has provided you with a strong foundation for planning the next chapter. Leslie Koc, skilled coach and facilitator, 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.

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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.
This hands-on class is geared towards intermediate to advanced all-grain homebrewers and will focus on how to brew great beer using malt, hops, and yeast grown in Oregon. Learn sensory evaluation of raw ingredients and finished product as well as important details of the brewing process to make "clean" tasty beers.

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Explore how to paint dynamic landscapes in oil, based on a photograph. Learn how to apply strong value, design and color to any landscape reference in order to master the challenge of making your painting look better than the photograph.
Cave to the Parisian pastry craze and learn the secret to these delectable French pastries. Create crisp shells filled with pastry cream and dipped in chocolate. Then indulge your savory side with cheese puffs or Gougeres that can be eaten alone or filled with a savory filling of your choice.

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It's Springtime! Learn how to create the perfect peach pie, one that is juicy but not soggy, with a flaky crust. Choose whether to complete your pie with a lattice top or crumble top, both are beautiful and delicious! Students will also make a honey custard tart with an almond crust, topped with caramelized peaches.
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.

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You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs.

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Ditch the Potato and Macaroni Salads and show up with a side dish that everyone will envy. Learn to create delicious hearty salads using whole grains, fresh produce, fruits and nuts.

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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.
In this class, students will learn the basics of plant health care involving damage and stress caused by living agents. Dive into the many kingdoms of life to learn more about the organisms that feed on and damage our foliated friends.

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In this class, students will explore various causes of plant stress due to abiotic issues. This class is a primer towards understanding basic plant health and how to foster happier plants through proper soil care, watering, and nutrient management.

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Explore painting in acrylics with nature as your inspiration. Create exciting color while learning techniques that enhance your painting and conquer the use of value.

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Join traveling artist and creator of Pocket Sketching, Kath Macaulay, to explore this fun and creative way to enjoy watercolors on the go. Pocket Sketching is an innovative quick-draw technique that uses a water-soluble pen to create a beautiful piece in 25 minutes or less.
Be ready for fire season and any emergency event. This empowering class will help you be prepared for disaster hazards specific to Central Oregon.
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.
Come on down, y'all, to the dirty South! We'll be fixin' & servin' up favorites with good ol' Southern hospitality. Learn how to create Shrimp Étouffée with Suzanne's Sweet Corn Bread, Vegetable Gumbo Soup, Spicy Popcorn Shrimp and delicious Bananas Foster with Butter Pecan ice cream. Bring a knife, peeler and apron.

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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.
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.
Fashion has changed over time, producing transformations, exaggerations and even "monstrosities." A visual survey of fashion through time will bring these interesting trends to light.

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From the Victorian "True Woman" to the early 1900s "New Woman," society has portrayed the ideal woman in various ways.

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Learn the amazing, effective art and science of reflexology! This intensive weekend will be equally powerful for body workers looking to expand their technique, as well as the individual with no background at all!

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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.
A Female, Single Quad has four private bedrooms each with a twin XL bed. Your cost includes a five-night stay in your own private bedroom and shared living space and bathroom. Rooms include twin XL bed, closet, desk and chair.
A Male, Single Quad has four private bedrooms each with a twin XL bed. Your cost includes a five-night stay in your own private bedroom and shared living space and bathroom. Rooms include twin XL bed, closet, desk and chair.
A Single Private Bedroom has two private, single occupancy bedrooms each with two twin XL beds.Your cost includes a five-night stay in your own single occupancy private bedroom, with shared living space and bathroom with one other student. Rooms include two each: twin XL bed, closet, desk and chair. Female occupancy only.
A Single Private Bedroom has two private bedrooms each with two twin XL beds. Your cost includes a five-night stay in your own single occupancy private bedroom, with shared living space and bathroom with one other student. Rooms include two each: twin XL bed, closet, desk and chair. Male occupancy only.
If you are traveling as a group, or with family, a Two Bedroom Full Suite might be best suited for you. Your purchase includes a five-night stay with two private bedrooms, each with two twin XL beds. Living and bathroom space is private when a single group purchases the entire suite. Rooms include twin XL bed, closet, desk and chair. 4 person maximum.
This class is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of encouragement and creativity for women who love to sing and play music. This is a great class for the experienced jammer as well as those with no formal choir experience who have a desire to sing with others.

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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.

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Use and reinforce the basic skills learned in the Introduction to Silver Soldering Jewelry Making class to complete an in-class project and learn how to construct a bezel setting, set stones and gain a few new tools.
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.

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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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.

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A hallmark of French cooking, the soufflé is magical but with a reputation for being temperamental. Join Chef Candy in the kitchen and discover that they are actually quite simple to make. Students will master the soufflé base and extend that skill into creating both sweet and savory masterpieces.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to make those Spanish tapas that everyone raves about? In this class, you will prepare and eat the famous small plates of food that are traditionally served in the bars in Spain.

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Are you tired of serving up the same rotation of meals? Are you curious about the use of those herbs and spices you see at the grocery store but have no idea how to use?

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Spring has sprung and it is a great time to learn how to use farm fresh ingredients in all of your cooking. Students will meet a local rancher on a culinary excursion while experiencing Central Oregon's local food culture. Prepare delicious seasonal meals using fresh and simple seasonal ingredients including locally grown produce, fresh herbs and spices, farm eggs and meat.

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This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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Neither a long short story nor a short novel, the novella inhabits a strict form and presents unique challenges for the writer. This class will examine how some of our greatest writers exploit the taut, concentrated form of the novella to explosive emotional effect.

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Are you curious about the tiny house movement or considering purchasing or building one? Join Jesse Russell, owner of Tongue & Groove Tiny Homes, as he introduces you to tiny house basics: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. If this class inspires you to build a tiny house, sign up for Jesse's Building a Tiny House: Decisions Before You Build class.

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Join local Bankruptcy attorney Milly Whatley and learn how to better manage your monthly income and actually have money left over at the end of the month.

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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.
Learn the most important factors for growing tomatoes including light, temperature, variety, and location, location, location. The instructor is an experienced Bend gardener who grows 20-25 varieties of tomatoes annually.

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Have coffee with COCC Community Learning and discover something new about yourself, the world and your community. Join us the second Tuesday of the month for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons.

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Our thoughts motivate every action we take and affect every cell in our body! In this four-week experiential class, students will explore the biology of thoughts, learn how to identify limiting beliefs and develop the tools to harness the power of the mind. Return the mind to its rightful seat as the Trusted Advisor to your heart, rather than the leader of your life.

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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.
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.

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Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.
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.
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 using a plasma cutter. Students will cut out their own Valentine's Day heart and practice making basic welds.

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Discover the regional bounty and find out how to identify and use locally available medicinal plants. You'll learn how to ethically wildcraft, identify plants, and understand how they were traditionally used.
Take a hands-on tour of the Windows 10 operating system, combining the best of previous Windows versions to make your computer easier to use.

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Join COCC Board Member, Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine tasting and appreciation. Laura will share her passion for wine and help you 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.

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Join COCC Board Member, Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine tasting and appreciation. Laura will share her passion for wine and help you become an informed wine shopper and consumer!

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Experience golf in the winter in Central Oregon. Keep your game and your body in shape for golf with this package of eight hours of instruction. Work with River's Edge Golf Course Director of Instruction, Stuart Allison, inside and outside on fine tuning your game, course strategy, maintaining your fitness and building new skills. Class will be held rain, snow or shine.

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Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects will include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.

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Discover dovetail and finger joints, both hand and machine made. This course will cover the fundamentals of wood characteristics, project selection, tool selection, woodcutting, milling, sanding, joinery, construction, and finishing.

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Are you a hand-tool or power-tool user interested in learning new woodworking skills? This class is for you! This course will focus on mortise and tenon joinery. Students will learn four different ways to make a mortise and tenon joint while making a small table. Recommended prerequisite: Fundamentals of Woodworking.

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Do you have a yearning to write but don't know where to start? Or maybe you already write but have trouble sticking with it? This workshop will help you gain the necessary tools to cultivate a consistent writing practice in your life.

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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.

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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.

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Get started painting realistically in acrylics by learning the basic skills. Create exciting color and learn techniques for painting light and shadow. Conquer the use of value and master the skills of composing and design.

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You may think women just wanted to dress in the style of the day. However, in reality, fashion reflects many things, including trendy movie stars' clothing, current technology, society's views on women and even women's fight for equality.

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