Courses

This is the first course of a three-term sequence of study of the Native American language, Ichishkin, at the first-year college level. Students will explore alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response © (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, MDR 115
Beginning Kiksht introduces students to the Kiksht language of the Wasco people. The first term will introduce students to alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response © (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, MDR 115
Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques needed to enjoy golf as recreation and sport. Solidify the essentials of setup, grip, posture and alignment. Increase your comfort with the game to better enjoy yourself on the course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


October 22-24, 2019, HCC 0140
Discover composition elements that will help you create the "WOW" factor. Understand how to use your camera's advanced controls and lenses as creative tools to modify detail, contrast, form, and depth. This course is taught by a professional photographer and intended for students who are interested in specialized techniques such as HDR, focus stacking, night photography, supplemental lighting, panoramas, and tethering.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, HCC 0190
Learning sign language can be a fun experience and help you communicate with people in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Students will be introduced to basic conversational signing skills. The course will cover grammar rules, alphabet, numbers, personal and family introductions, common commands, as well as feelings and expressions. This class is perfect for the beginner, or anybody wanting a refresher course.


October 2, 2019 to November 20, 2019, HCC 0260
January 22, 2020 to March 11, 2020, HCC 0260
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and 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 how you can gain control.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Are you living on your own for the first time or heading off to college and needing to hone your basic kitchen skills? If so, this class is for you. Spend the morning in this crash course on kitchen basics including sanitation, knife skills and essential cooking techniques. Learn to prepare easy meals and dishes sure to impress your friends and make you look like an expert.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature. Materials provided.


Saturday, October 26, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


September 28, 2019 to October 1, 2019, BEC 0154
September 28-29, 2019, BEC 0154
September 28, 2019 to October 3, 2019, BEC 0154
Join us in this demonstration and tasting class as you explore the basics of plant-based eating. Learn about nutrition as well as substitutes for butter, eggs and protein. The instructor will demonstrate several recipes for you to taste. All recipes will be high in protein, fiber and healthy fats but low in cholesterol, sodium, refined sugars and saturated fats.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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! Learn everything from the basics of how to hold and tune the instrument, to basic bluegrass banjo techniques and tablature* and playing basic finger patterns and beginning songs. Bring a 5-string banjo, thumb pick, two finger picks and an electronic tuner.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Embrace the world of ballet with experienced dance instructor Hilary Crockett. Practice proper warm-up techniques using the barre, center work and across the floor combinations. Learn ballet terminology while increasing flexibility and coordination in an encouraging environment.


September 27, 2019 to November 8, 2019, MAZ STDO
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


January 21, 2020 to March 10, 2020, HCC 0230
In this course, students will build on basic conversational skills learned in Beginning Conversational German I. Emphasis will be placed on increasing vocabulary and improving knowledge of grammatical structures. The course will continue to work on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


January 23, 2020 to March 12, 2020, HCC 0230
Learn the basics of cross-country ski touring including how to walk, glide, climb, stop, turn and use poles. This class is designed for those who have seldom or never been on skis or those who are coming back to the sport. You'll learn the most efficient diagonal stride and how to control your speed. A solid base of fitness is essential. Information regarding equipment and preparation will be discussed at the classroom session.


December 5-22, 2019, CHLAB 301
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. You will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by your instructor. Bring an acoustic guitar. Required Text: Guitar Roads: A Beginner's Guide to the Guitar by Andrew Cooper. Students must purchase the required text from a retailer of their choice prior to the first class session.


September 23, 2019 to December 2, 2019, 9th Street Village
Do you listen to country or bluegrass music and enjoy the lovely strains and driving leads of the mandolin? Come explore how to play the mandolin with step-by-step instructions. Learn everything from how to hold and tune the instrument, to easy beginning chords and a few tunes to get you started. Bring your mandolin, a medium to heavy flat (guitar) pick, and a clip-on electronic tuner.


September 26, 2019 to October 31, 2019, RTEC 209
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class. Students will glaze their own creations and explore firing methods in a supportive environment with individual coaching along the way. Materials are required for this course.


September 24, 2019 to November 12, 2019, PEN 0226
September 26, 2019 to November 14, 2019, PEN 0226
Explore the art of Shotokan Karate in a safe and supportive environment. Learn proper martial arts etiquette, basic blocks and kicks while improving your fitness. Students will also become familiar with self-defense and Bo staff techniques. There is no contact in this course.


September 24, 2019 to November 14, 2019, BEC 0151
January 7, 2020 to February 27, 2020, BEC 0151
Learn the captivating movements, isolations and shimmies of Egyptian belly dance! This class introduces and reviews all the basic moves, then gently leads into combinations and short choreographies. Belly dance boosts mood, builds core strength and flexibility, and is a great way to release the stresses of everyday life. No previous dance or performance experience required.


October 10, 2019 to December 12, 2019, BEC 0151
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.


September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 10, 2019, RDM1 108
October 7, 2019 to December 4, 2019, SAC
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.


September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 10, 2019, RDM1 108
Discover the art of making flaky scones and biscuits by cutting butter into flour and handling the dough quickly and gently for a delicate, mouthwatering pastry. Explore tricks to make crumbly, moist and delicate muffins. Menu may include Sweet Potato Biscuits, Cheddar Herb Biscuits, Dried Cherry Almond Scones and Fruit Muffins.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, CUL 116
Be a winemaker for the day! This hands-on wine blending session explores the many different ways in which a bottle of wine can come to be. Learn the history and unique characteristics of different wine styles then blend your own to create a wine that appeals to your very own taste. At the end of class, each student will go home with their own uniquely blended bottle of wine. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Monday, November 4, 2019, Geist Beerworks
This class will discuss the consequences of choosing whether to tell a story in fictional or nonfictional form, the differences between these forms, the ethics involved in writing true stories, and the use of perspective. Students will engage in point of view and perception exercises, and each student will produce fiction and nonfiction writing.


November 9-16, 2019, HCC 0190
Make your acrylic paintings more impactful by building a strong foundation through design, composition and value. Explore the four elements of good design, proper composition techniques as well as principles of color excitement and value. Some acrylic painting experience is helpful. Paints provided for the first class, panels available to purchase from instructor ($7- $10). A list of materials required for the remaining classes will be reviewed at the first class session.


October 7-28, 2019, BEC 0152
To run a successful business it is essential to know and understand the basic principles of business law. Join Prineville lawyer Jim Van Voorhees for an overview of business law basics as related to running a small business. Learn about business entities, contracts, warranties, securities and much more.


October 12-19, 2019, RTEC 136
Calligraphy is the art of elegant writing. Explore the basics including the differences in letter styles and numbers, proper spacing and arrangement of words. A great class for the DIY person. Materials provided.


December 2-9, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore the world of night time photography in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. This three part course includes a brief review of camera settings, techniques and gear, a field excursion to practice capturing the incredible night sky and an overview of Adobe Lightroom fundamentals. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear, field session and experience.


November 12-14, 2019, HCC 0140
Work alongside credit students to learn basic hand-building skills, simple glaze application and fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics. Materials are required for this course.


September 23, 2019 to December 11, 2019, PEN 0226
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, PEN 0226
Work alongside credit students and learn basic wheel throwing skills, simple glaze application and an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Give your landscape photography skills a boost in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. This three-part course includes a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques, gear, optimal lighting, and a field excursion to Smith Rock, where you will practice capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. Class will also explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear, field session and experience.


October 15-17, 2019, HCC 0140
Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines dipped in chocolate.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, CUL 116
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

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


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

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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. Textbook is required for this course.


September 30, 2019 to October 30, 2019, BHS D-7
October 1, 2019 to December 10, 2019, RTEC 136
October 1, 2019 to December 10, 2019, CAS 104
January 7, 2020 to February 6, 2020, BHS D-7
January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020, CAS 103
January 15, 2020 to March 18, 2020, RTEC 136
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend in-class time expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary. The primary outcome of this course is to build vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook is required for this course.


October 1, 2019 to December 10, 2019, CAS 118
October 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 104
November 4, 2019 to December 11, 2019, BHS D-7
January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020, CAS 118
February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BHS D-7
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook required for this course.


October 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RTEC 136
October 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 247
January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020, CAS 118
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.


September 30, 2019 to December 9, 2019, CAS 248
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 and practice Spanish-speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by viewing portions of various Spanish language films and engaging with the instructor using advanced Spanish. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials.


October 2, 2019 to December 11, 2019, CAS 248
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.


September 24, 2019 to December 10, 2019, RDM1 108
Build core strength and muscle endurance in a supportive environment. Focus will be on proper technique, using movements that emphasize injury resilience and prevention. Targeted exercises will be used to gradually build strength, stamina, confidence and body awareness.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course is designed exclusively for craft brewery and tap house staff in Central Oregon. Over the course of six weeks, students will gain a greater understanding of the entire craft brewing process from grain to growler. Students will design a custom craft beer recipe to brew as a team using COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system. Along the way, learn techniques to enhance your brew customers' experience by learning about regional beer styles, sensory analysis of on and off-flavors and food pairings for the perfect dining experience. Join three of the area's top brewers, judges and a certified Cicerone in this unique, hands-on experience.  Class is perfect for those already serving in the industry, those who want to break in to the exciting world of brewing and serving, or anybody who wants to know more about the entire craft brewing process.  Curriculum completion provided at the end of 20 hours. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Want to write characters that readers never forget? Join award-winning author Kat Mattingly for an in-depth look at how to make your heroes and heroines come to life on the page. We'll study the art of penning interesting, relatable protagonists and villains for your fiction novel or memoir. Learn to write active, effective dialogue, format a main character arc and show satisfying hero growth.


October 15, 2019 to November 19, 2019, RTEC 224
We often hear that we need to incorporate more whole grains into our diets. Learn about various whole grains and how to cook them so they taste great. In this hands-on class, students will create several different whole grain dishes using traditional ingredients as well as exciting new ones.


Sunday, October 20, 2019, CUL 117
Creative writing is any form of writing which is written with the creativity of mind: fiction writing, poetry writing, creative nonfiction writing and more. The purpose is to express something, whether it be feelings, thoughts, or emotions. If you have always thought you had a book or memoir in you, or just want to write for fun and relaxation, this is the class for you. We will explore different genres of writing using select readings and writing exercises and learn the principles of workshopping creative writing and share writing with one another.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Ray Bradbury said: "Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations." In this workshop, we'll learn how to create characters, wind them up, and let them go-our only job is to try to keep up with them. We'll learn techniques and exercises to let our characters do all the work for us.


December 7-14, 2019, HCC 0230
Who is actually telling the story? To whom are they telling it? And why are they telling it? These are three questions that we should ask of everything we write. In this writing workshop, we'll learn the difference between the character, the narrator, and the writer, and discover ways to have each of them be a more effective story teller (fiction or nonfiction).


Saturday, November 23, 2019, HCC 0230
In this workshop, we'll look at using plot points to create works of fiction and nonfiction. We'll also look at the pros and cons of outlining our work vs. letting it all hang out, and participate in writing exercises that help us understand how we can manage both sides of the coin.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, HCC 0260
Learn to make a copper or sterling silver cuff bracelet in this 3-day workshop. After technical demonstrations with various design options, choose the one you like best to make and embellish. Materials are required for this course.


October 18-20, 2019, PEN 0224
Join professionally trained chef Candy Argondizza and learn to make some of Italy's classic regional dishes at home. In this 5-week series, Chef Candy will cover everything from the Venetian "Ossobuco" and Risotto Milanese to handcrafted Pappardelle Bolognese to Wood-Fired Pizzas and hand-pulled Mozzarella. Have fun while learning great techniques that will surely impress your friends and family.


October 19, 2019 to November 16, 2019, CUL 117
Weekday cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious summer dinner.


Saturday, March 14, 2020, CUL 117
Do you have digital photos stored in multiple locations or printed photos hidden away in boxes? If you are feeling overwhelmed by your photos and looking for a way to better organize and preserve your precious memories, this course is for you. Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman 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. Bring 20-50 digital photos on a flash drive, laptop, tablet or phone for this interactive course.


September 30, 2019 to October 7, 2019, CHLAB 207
Welcome to COCC Continung Education Dinner Series. This term, students will get the opportunity to interact with Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking La Paella in our state of the art demonstration classroom at Cascade Culinary Institute.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking risotto and zabaglione in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at the Cascade Culinary Institute. Learn secrets and techniques for creating the northern Italian creamy rice dish, paired with a traditional Italian custard dessert. At completion of class, students will enjoy the dishes and a glass of wine together.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019, CUL 118
Summer is a great time to explore cooking with plant-based proteins. This class will help you discover a completely new menu of flavor and nutrition to satisfy your palate. Chef Holly will demonstrate proper preparation and cooking techniques using plant-based protein sources.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, RTEC 116
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.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RTEC 123
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, PRI 127
January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, PEN 0105
Whether you're new to the vegan scene, and old veteran, or just curious about how to make easy, healthy desserts that taste amazing, this class is for you!  We'll explore easy, quick takes on fantastic desserts like Peanut Butter Pie, Chocolate Cupcakes, and Cranberry Bliss Truffles.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, HCC 0230
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress all contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore the anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health, digestion and energy.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone? This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, RTEC 136
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth. This overview of estate planning addresses probate, estate and capital gains taxes, health and long-term care planning, and legal and financial options.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, PRI 127
Thursday, October 17, 2019, BEC 0152
Immerse yourself in key principles of design and color while learning how to lead the viewer's eye into a painted landscape. This hands-on course provides students with an opportunity to compose a landscape with the encouragement and coaching of a professional artist.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, PRI 127
Create a pie and a tart using delicious fall fruit. Learn how to make a flaky pie dough, caramel sauce, and caramelized pears to use in a beautiful upside down tart. Recipes will include Pumpkin Butternut Squash Pie with Pecan Topping and Pear Tart Tatine. Either of these delicious desserts would be a welcome addition to your holiday table!


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 116
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! Bring $35.00 cash or check to class to pay instructor for starter kit (jar, starter culture and instructions).


Saturday, October 26, 2019, CUL 119
Introduction to modeling the human form in clay from clothed and unclothed models using traditional additive and subtractive processes. Historical treatments of the figure and contemporary approaches will be referenced. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this hands-on course. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing or painting the human figure. This class offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed male and female models. Bring your own supplies and a portable easel or drawing board. Class cost covers the model fees.


September 27, 2019 to December 6, 2019, PCA 0000
January 10, 2020 to March 13, 2020, PCA 0000
Join Matt Mormino, CFP® and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Any successful financial plan begins with the end in mind. Parents of young children face unique and important challenges. The earlier the planning starts, the more success you will have. Learn how to prioritize and plan for this new reality including college savings, protecting your family, and much more.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, CCC 116
Join Matt Mormino, CFP® and discover how to set a foundation of financial well-being. Saving for college is part of being a parent. Learn how to define specific goals for your family and child. Explore various funding vehicles that meet your needs and not the needs of a salesperson offering a fancy (and complicated) financial product.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019, CCC 116
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. Textbook is required for this course.


September 23, 2019 to December 13, 2019, OCH 0221
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RDM3 309
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 103
Join COCC professor Fleur Prade and learn alongside COCC credit students in this French Conversation and Culture class. This course will introduce the students to Francophone culture while practicing conversational French. Basic grammar and new vocabulary (words and key phrases) will be introduced in each class and practiced by using authentic dialogues.


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


October 2, 2019 to November 20, 2019, SHS
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. Each month, we will explore a theme through reading short pieces of writing, engaging in silent writing to suggested prompts, and sharing our raw (but often exciting!) pieces with one another. Take them individually or register for the series and save $28.


October 20, 2019 to December 8, 2019, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. Each month, we will explore a theme through reading short pieces of writing, engaging in silent writing to suggested prompts, and sharing our raw (but often exciting!) pieces with one another. Whether students attend one or several of these workshops, they will assemble a portfolio of project ideas and short works-in-progress. Writers of all levels, in all genres are welcome. Workshops are not progressive, so students can choose the monthly workshops that appeal to them or can attend all as part of a regular writing practice.


January 26, 2020 to March 22, 2020, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. Each month, we will explore a theme through reading short pieces of writing, engaging in silent writing to suggested prompts, and sharing our raw (but often exciting!) pieces with one another. December 8: "Beat Spirit": 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.


Sunday, December 8, 2019, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. November 17 topic: "Ghosting." We will explore pieces and prompts that play with the idea of the unseen or the missing. (Not necessarily the paranormal!)


Sunday, November 17, 2019, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. Each month, we will explore a theme through reading short pieces of writing, engaging in silent writing to suggested prompts, and sharing our raw (but often exciting!) pieces with one another.


Sunday, February 16, 2020, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. Each month, we will explore a theme through reading short pieces of writing, engaging in silent writing to suggested prompts, and sharing our raw (but often exciting!) pieces with one another.


Sunday, March 22, 2020, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. October 20 topic: "Writing What You See." We will use a variety of images to create characters, settings, and inspire scenes


Sunday, January 26, 2020, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. October 20 topic: "Writing What You See." We will use a variety of images to create characters, settings, and inspire scenes.


Sunday, October 20, 2019, RDM3 306
German 101 is designed for beginners. Basic listening, comprehension, speaking, and writing skills will be developed during this course. Focuses on phonetics, genders, descriptions of objects and people, conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, punctuation, question words, German word order, and vocabulary, which includes the following categories: the alphabet, numbers, and greetings. This hybrid course will combine classroom sessions with online study. Access to high speed internet is required.


September 23, 2019 to December 11, 2019, CAS 102
Looking for a way to earn money from home? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into money in the bank. We'll zoom in on exactly how to create content that sells and where to find publishers who will pay well for your work. Get coached by a seasoned pro writer who reveals the best path to take and the dead ends to avoid.


October 1, 2019 to December 3, 2019, SCI 0190
Join traditionally published and award-winning author Kat Mattingly for invaluable information on how to get an agent and publisher. Kat will show you how to identify what agents are looking for in your novel, how to write a compelling synopsis and query letter, and how to give an accurate, intriguing novel pitch. Come learn the dos and don'ts of querying agents!


October 15, 2019 to November 5, 2019, RTEC 224
Whether you are avoiding gluten products to lose weight or you have a true intolerance, this class will give you the information you need to bake without gluten. Learn to make healthy gluten-free recipes, while understanding the nutritional benefits of gluten-free flours. The instructor will discuss strategies for stocking a gluten-free pantry as well as how to troubleshoot gluten-free baking challenges. This is a hands-on class so bring an apron and take-home containers. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A GLUTEN FREE CERTIFIED KITCHEN.



This course contains no sessions at this time.
Bring a world of flavor to your dinner table with easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces. You will gain mastery in sauces of various ethnic traditions such as Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce, and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The term "grounding" is showing up increasingly in terms of its relationship to our health. Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett as she provides an overview of the topic including the history, scientific contributions and health benefits of grounding. Students will learn several easy techniques that can help to ground one's self.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, CHLAB 301
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on the 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. Bring $15 check for cost of test. Students age 16 or older may register for this class but those under age 18 must attend with a paid parent or adult.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, HCC 0230
Saturday, November 16, 2019, HCC 0230
Saturday, February 15, 2020, HCC 0260
Saturday, March 21, 2020, HCC 0260
Explore the cause of adrenal fatigue and how it can impact numerous body functions. Learn about what foods, supplements and habits can strengthen your adrenal glands, improving overall health and wellness.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, CHLAB 301
Candida albicans is a normally harmless yeast found in the air, on foods and in the human gut. However, when it becomes overgrown in any part of the body, an infection called Candidiasis occurs. Learn the signs of intestinal yeast overgrowth, why most doctors don't look for it or treat it, and how to heal this condition that weakens our digestion and our health.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019, CHLAB 301
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Scientific studies have validated that Reiki treatments can shorten recovery times after surgeries and injuries, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, and impart feelings of peace and calm. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Receive documentation of completion as a Reiki I practitioner. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Bring a pen, journal, water and a lunch.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Bring a pen, journal, water and a lunch.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to create tasty gluten-free vegan Asian dishes with traditional Asian flavor. Recipes may include Sweet and Spicy Stir-Fry, Mushroom and Ginger Poststickers and a healthy, detoxifying Pho broth without using animal products.


Saturday, February 8, 2020, CUL 117
Freshen up your summer picnic and potluck recipes. Learn to create healthy new side dishes and desserts that are sure to impress. Each dish 'travels well' to your destination and won't go bad on a warm summer day.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If your New Year's resolution includes eating healthier but you don't want to give up your classic comfort foods, join Chef Holly and learn to create classic dishes using surprisingly healthy ingredients. Recipes may include a Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Macaroni & Cheese, and Cookie Dough Dip. All recipes are vegan and can be made gluten-free.  THIS IS NOT A CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE KITCHEN.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Friday, September 27, 2019, RDM3 306
Saturday, November 9, 2019, RDM3 306
Friday, November 15, 2019, PON 0204
Autumn weather is the perfect invitation to create satisfying, rich stews for your family. In this class, students will use a variety of kitchen skills to create delicious stews hearty enough to be a full meal. Learn to make new stew recipes such as Tuscan White Bean, Kale and Pork, Oyster and Mexican Green Chile, and Chicken Stew.


Sunday, October 27, 2019, CUL 117
Join Chef Holly as she teaches you how to create delicious plant-based salads loaded with vegetables, protein, fiber and most importantly, flavor. These creative new salads will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied and your family will be asking for more.


Sunday, November 17, 2019, CUL 117
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, October 23, 2019, BEC 0152
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health. Leave with recipes to make easy herbal remedies at home.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore the fantastic landscape of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks with former NPS Ranger Damian Fagan. Learn about the unique natural and cultural features of the regions while hiking through canyons, over slickrock, and under stone arches. Explore the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan culture that occupied this region and learn about the desert environment.


May 23, 2019 to October 12, 2019, CHLAB 301
This class is just like a cookie exchange, except you get to make all the cookies and not mess up your kitchen! You will make a variety of holiday cookies to share with your family and friends including: Pecan Thumbprints filled with Ganache, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, Checkerboard Icebox Cookies, and Gingerbread cutouts which you will learn piping and flooding techniques with royal icing for professional looking results.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, CUL 116
Chickpeas are among the hottest food trends of 2019. Packed with nutrition and fun, chickpeas are a versatile fare. Impress your family and friends by flaunting your trendiness with mastery of the following chickpea eats: Chickpea Fries, Hummus Shake, Snickerdoodle Hummus, and Green Chickpea Guacamole. All reciptes will be prepared gluten and dairy-free.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 119
Adobe Illustrator is one of the best tools for harnessing your graphic design creativity. Use Illustrator to create artwork, use color, trace images, and incorporate text.


September 23-25, 2019, LIB 0118
Join Renny Temple, master improviser and actor/director, in this interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage and for life. Improv skills deliver a unique experience of on-your-feet enhanced decision-making, improved confidence, superior communication/listening skills, greater creativity and more.


October 1-24, 2019, CHLAB 301
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page color publications.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create many types of documents. Learn to use InDesign's toolbox, manage palettes, identify menus and basic document management.


September 30, 2019 to October 2, 2019, LIB 0118
Practice your Spanish speaking skills in an exciting new way! This class allows you to practice what you already know and build new language skills using computers, games, movement, outdoor exploration, as well as interacting with native speakers.


January 25, 2020 to February 22, 2020, HCC 0190
January 27, 2020 to February 24, 2020, RDM3 306
Work alongside credit students to enhance 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. Materials are required for this course.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, PEN 0226
Enhance the impact of your photos by understanding the elements of image composition. Take your camera off "auto" to explore more advanced camera settings. This course is taught by a professional photographer and is intended for students who are familiar with DSLR camera controls and wish to become more proficient with adjustable shutter, aperture and other advanced manual controls.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, HCC 0190
Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The winter series kicks off in the American South and brings a new twist to a favorite Sunday dinner. Learn to prepare Adobo Fried Chicken with Tasso Ham Macaroni & Cheese and Braised Greens with Bacon & Sweet Onions.


Sunday, January 26, 2020, CUL 117
Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The second class in this winter series takes students on an exploration of French Country Cuisine. Learn French cooking techniques while preparing a delicious Sunday dinner of Coq Au Vin with Potatoes Anna and Haricots Verts.


Sunday, February 16, 2020, CUL 117
Join Chef Shannon with this hands-on International Sunday Dinner series. The final class in this winter series visits the Mediterranean region. Students will prepare a traditional Greek Moussaka, Phyllo Crusted Spanakopita and a Tomato Feta Salad.


Sunday, March 15, 2020, CUL 117
This is an introductory course intended to build visual literacy with emphasis on the historical and contemporary methods, processes and motivations that generate visual art experiences.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, MDR 115
Let's dance! Whether you are new to dance or have years of experience, all will enjoy learning easy to follow choreography using Broadway musical numbers from shows like A Chorus Line, Chicago and Singin' in the Rain. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.


September 23, 2019 to November 4, 2019, BEC 0151
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. Wear shoes that allow you to pivot easily and slide into the exciting world of Argentine Tango. No partner or experience required.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore marbling, a unique art form that uses an aqueous surface to create one of a kind designs. Learn how to create both controlled and random patterns by floating droplets of oil based ink on a liquid base. No experience required. Bring a lunch and a clean white T-shirt for printing, all other materials will be provided.


Saturday, November 2, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


September 30, 2019 to October 23, 2019, BEC 0152
February 4-27, 2020, CHLAB 301
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


October 7-28, 2019, LIB 0001
February 3-24, 2020, CHLAB 301
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, and apps that add features and benefits.


Monday, October 7, 2019, CHLAB 301
Monday, November 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn to bake pillowy-soft breads and buns using the Japanese method of bread-baking, Tangzhong  (milk bread). Discover why Tangzhong produces higher, lighter and fluffier breads that stay fresh longer. Do you have a favorite cinnamon bun recipe? Learn the simple formula for converting it to Tangzhong. Bring an apron and a container to take your baked goods home from this hands-on class. Bring an apron, sharp chef's knife and take-home containers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to handle your culinary knives like a pro and take the fear out of dicing and slicing. Practice cutting a variety of vegetables to create a salad that students will enjoy at the end of class. Chef Candy will discuss the difference between sharpening and honing.


Saturday, January 18, 2020, CUL 117
This three-part series is great for anyone considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons or with a general interest in horses. This series explores how to communicate with horses, how to care for horses and how to prepare for owning a horse. Register in the full series and save $28.


September 28, 2019 to October 12, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class. Materials are required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the beauty of oil painting with step by step instruction from professional artist Katherine Taylor. Students will learn to paint the red heart shaped Anthurium flower and leave with a piece of artwork that would make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift. All skill levels welcome. Materials provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
It is time to get in the holiday spirit and create beautiful holiday wreaths. This hands-on class offers step-by-step instructions to make and decorate holiday wreaths for your home or to give away as a beautiful homemade gift. Students will create three hand tied wreaths using natural materials such as conifer greenery, pinecones, dried flowers, berries, dried fruit and other plant materials. Materials included in price. Students are welcome to bring personal items to incorporate into their wreaths if they wish.


Saturday, November 23, 2019, BEC 0152
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives.


Thursday, October 17, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Chinese 101 is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. The course begins with an introduction to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Work alongside credit students in this course taught by COCC faculty. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction. Must have dependable internet access. There are no prerequisites for this course


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 102
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this intermediate Mandarin Chinese class. Chinese 201 is the first 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. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture. Prerequisites: Chinese 103


September 23, 2019 to December 11, 2019, CAS 102
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 while learning to cook this delicious street food. Class will also make Mexican grilled corn with chilies and lime, a trio of salsas and guacamole to accompany the Tacos Al Pastor. Enjoy a demonstration on how to make homemade corn tortillas.



Saturday, December 7, 2019, CUL 117
Explore how to strengthen a painting's composition with Notan, the Japanese term for "light-dark harmony." Notan can be used to create different patterns of light and dark element in a painting. Learn how to apply basic Notan techniques to reveal the balance behind a painting. Students may want to bring a lunch or snack. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, BEC 0152
Learn how to support your digestive, circulatory and immune systems to prevent a variety of health challenges that can occur with age. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can promote healthier living.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
Intrigued by the idea of painting in oils but don't know where to begin? This jumpstart class will answer all your questions and more. Follow a step-by-step guide to create a small landscape painting of the Cascades, utilizing tricks and techniques to bring your canvas to expressive and colorful completion. Materials provided.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, BEC 0152
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. Bring your own landscape photo or one will be provided. All skill levels welcome. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Parti-Gyle is a historic brewing technique that brewers still use to make two beers from a single mash. Learn about recipe design, sensory analysis and off-flavors while brewing your own Parti-Gyle mash on COCC's Sabco Brew System at Geist Beerworks in Redmond. Learn from a professional, award-winning commercial brewer in this hands-on class and find out how to get your "parti" started right. Students need to bring $15 cash or check to the first class to cover the cost of materials and beer samples. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID. Brewing experience helpful but not necessary.


October 12, 2019 to November 16, 2019, Geist Beerworks
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. If registering with your partner, partner's fee is only $25. Phone registration is required if you want the couples discount.


October 1-15, 2019, LIB 0117
February 11-25, 2020, LIB 0117
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. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to take the next step towards visiting with your pet in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, CHLAB 301
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, RTEC 124
Saturday, October 26, 2019, MDR 115
Saturday, November 23, 2019, PRI 111
Saturday, January 18, 2020, RTEC 124
Photoshop is the industry standard for image manipulation and transformation. Learn the essential skills needed to get the most out of this powerful program. Explore which tools work best for specific jobs, how to effectively use palettes and how to customize your workspace.


October 21-28, 2019, LIB 0118
Nothing goes together quite like pizza and beer. The delicious combination of a cheesy, doughy pizza slice and a refreshing cold beer makes for a great casual meal. Students will spend the morning with Chef Candy creating the perfect pies to bake in an outside wood-fired oven. Enjoy your pizza with a sample of beers from Geist Beerworks of Redmond. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. Learn the keys to successful gardening from an experienced Central Oregon gardener.


Saturday, February 22, 2020, HCC 0140
Saturday, March 7, 2020, RDM3 306
Poached salmon sounds fancy but it is actually quite easy to prepare. Learn this hassle-free technique that will impress your family and guests. Chef Candy will also teach you how to turn the poaching liquid into a delicious Vin Blanc (white wine) sauce. Plate the salmon next to a side of horseradish mashed potatoes and vegetables and you have a great new dish for holidays or Sunday family dinners.


Saturday, March 21, 2020, CUL 117
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, HCC 0190
In this workshop, students will gain inspiration from contemporary poets who embrace a variety of forms. Learn to follow prompts to see where they will lead you and feed your fertile imagination sufficiently to fill a new notebook or MacBook with fresh and nourishing poems.


Saturday, November 23, 2019, HCC 0260
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.


November 7-14, 2019, CHLAB 301
Quick Spanish for First Responders is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish vocabulary and phrases necessary to manage emergency situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to use Spanish to: identify themselves to people potentially in need of care; ask simple questions and understand answers to accurately assess situations; calm victims and their families, and explain treatment performed by EMT. Class time focuses on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This class introduces students to basic Raku firing techniques. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this five week course taught by COCC faculty. To participate in this course, students should have experience with ceramics. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 and analyze live investment opportunities. The instructor will also discuss pitfalls of property management, property condition and the current real estate market cycle plus much more!


November 5-26, 2019, CAS 115
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and the potential side effects so you can make an informed decision. You are invited to bring your DEXA scan report, if you have one.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, CHLAB 301
Redmond Community Choir provides an opportunity for amateur singers to participate in a fun choral singing experience. This non-auditioned ensemble will learn and perform a wide variety of musical styles and genres including classical, pop, sacred, jazz and spiritual. The course will culminate with a concert performance at the end of the term. All experience levels welcome. Bring $10 (cash or check) for music rental fee to the first class session.


September 23, 2019 to December 15, 2019, RTEC 209
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Scientific studies have validated that Reiki treatments can shorten recovery times after surgeries and injuries, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, and impart feelings of peace and calm. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Receive documentation of completion as a Reiki I practitioner.


Sunday, September 29, 2019
Sunday, January 12, 2020, Hawthorne Healing Arts Center
Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time. Get relief without medications; stop suppressing the stomach acid that's essential to healthy digestion! Explore which foods and eating habits are most likely to produce the stomach swelling that aggravates GERD.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join traditionally published and award-winning author Kat Mattingly for invaluable information on how to get an agent and publisher. Kat will show you how to identify what agents are looking for in your novel, how to write a compelling synopsis and query letter, and how to give an accurate, intriguing novel pitch. Come learn the dos and don'ts of querying agents!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This class will explore the key elements of screenwriting along with some of the challenges of this craft. Topics will include story structure, character development, plot structure, dialogue and much more. This course is aimed at providing the basics to a new writer, but experienced writers who want to practice their craft are welcome.


February 15, 2020 to March 14, 2020, CAS 104
Self-publish your novel, memoir, book of poetry or artwork. In this workshop series, you'll learn how to format your manuscript for a professional-looking interior, design covers that catch readers' eyes in print and online, and use print-on-demand (POD) services to distribute the finished product.


October 5-26, 2019, BEC 0156
Take your beginning sewing experience to the next level by learning how to recreate your favorite clothing in this hands-on class. Learn to deconstruct, create a pattern, and then reconstruct your favorite clothes. Discovers tips on pattern layout, making minor adjustments, matching prints and construction from start to finish.


October 19, 2019 to November 9, 2019, HCC 0260
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery).


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0160
Thursday, October 10, 2019, BEC 0160
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, BEC 0160
Thursday, November 14, 2019, BEC 0160
Create a fun, personalized apron for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Choose your favorite style including a wrap-around, gathered skirt, bib, or Japanese cross back. Aprons can be made for men, women or children.  Pattern provided or created in class. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one apron in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning level class.


November 5-7, 2019, HCC 0260
Saturday, December 14, 2019, HCC 0260
Create your own, personalized table décor for every season. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one napkin and one placemat in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning sewing class, some sewing experience necessary and students should have a basic working knowledge of their sewing machine. Materials are required for this class.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, HCC 0260
Saturday, December 7, 2019, HCC 0260
Join professional photographer Robert Agli as he teaches you how to navigate the world of portrait photography. Learn simple tools and lighting techniques to capture beautiful portraits both indoors and out.


October 29, 2019 to November 5, 2019, CHLAB 301
Technology for your home has become smarter than ever. Learn to save time, reduce stress and put your mind at ease for home security. This course will take an in-depth look at smart devices available to implement in your home to control your lights, locks, security system and other applications with just your phone, tablet or voice. Learn to use these devices to their full potential.


October 29, 2019 to November 21, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore a variety of snowshoe trails in Central Oregon with experienced guide Damian Fagan as he shares his knowledge of winter ecology. This is an intermediate level snowshoeing course, snowshoe trails will vary in length from 4-6 miles, moderate physical fitness necessary.


January 14, 2020 to February 6, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
February 18-27, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Snowshoeing offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with minimal technical skill. Students will learn about appropriate gear as well as how to safely navigate snowshoe trails. Course includes two field sessions providing an opportunity for students to take advantage of early snow conditions and explore Central Oregon's winter ecology. Snowshoe trails will vary in length from 3-5 miles, moderate physical fitness necessary but no snowshoeing experience required.


December 4-11, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
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 8-22, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
February 19, 2020 to March 4, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
March 11-25, 2020, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Whether you're a singer, musician, writer, poet, or a combination of all those gifts, this could be the class for you. Each week, we'll cover a topic on the mechanics of songwriting. After that, there will be time for hands-on practice of the techniques covered.


October 12-26, 2019, SCI 0190
Current research suggests that what we eat may affect our overall mental health. In this hands-on class, learn about the nutritional aspects of healthy, tasty, and soothing food to boost mental health. Students will prepare, cook and eat several dishes that are commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet as well as the DASH diet. Learn lifestyle strategies to help you find the time and energy to enjoy your cooking time.


Saturday, March 7, 2020, CUL 117
Summer cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious summer dinner. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


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.


November 4, 2019 to December 2, 2019, WUSHU
November 5, 2019 to December 3, 2019, WUSHU
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle & simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


October 1-31, 2019, WUSHU
November 5, 2019 to December 5, 2019, WUSHU
Just because you're vegan doesn't mean breakfast needs to be limited to smoothies, oatmeal or energy bars. Refresh your breakfast dishes and learn how to cook some favorite traditional foods, vegan-style including quiche, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and even vegan bacon. Make breakfast delicious and nutritious.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, CUL 119
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. This course will provide you with 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.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, February 25, 2020, CHLAB 301
Thursday, March 12, 2020, RDM3 306
All new recipes! Learn the simplicity and beauty of making handcrafted filled pastas. Chef Candy will teach you how to create traditional Italian pasta from scratch along with a number of delicious fillings and complimentary sauces. Menu may include butternut squash ravioli with brown sage butter, spinach and ricotta tortellini with marinara and orecchiette with sweet Italian sausage and broccoli rabe.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


October 10, 2019 to November 14, 2019, Natural Mind Dharma Center
January 16, 2020 to February 20, 2020, Natural Mind Dharma Center
Join Central Oregon's version of the popular Great British Bake Off television show. Meeting five times over the course of the term, students will learn a new baking, pastry or dessert making skill.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Travel Writing with Josh Savage focuses on what it takes to become an established travel writer. In the class, we will share and discuss our writing, develop effective query letters, network and explore other steps involved in the process of becoming a published travel writer.


March 7-21, 2020, HCC 0230
Join COCC Continuing Education on the second Tuesday of each month (October - June) for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons. Highlighting COCC faculty and Central Oregon experts, explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies and more.


October 8, 2019 to June 9, 2020, CHLAB 301
Fall vegetables can be roasted to sweet caramelized perfection and paired with a rich flavorful cheese and a flaky pastry to make a delicious savory pie. Pair with a salad or soup and you have a hearty winter meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, November 2, 2019, CUL 116
Make the shift from cool summer salads to warm winter salads packed with the greens and vegetables you love. In this hands-on class, you will make and sample three award-winning salads that will impress those at your table this winter. All salads will be prepared gluten and dairy-free. NOTE: This is not a Gluten-Free Certified Kitchen.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, CUL 117
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 4, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 18, 2019, RDM3 306
This class takes a peek at two different varieties of grapes used to make two different styles of wine. Taste and explore the varieties of red and white wines created by different grapes grown in vineyards around the world. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Monday, October 7, 2019, Geist Beerworks
This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines. Discover some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 120
Intimidated by the thought of using winter squash, or tired of your same-old recipes? This class will explore various winter squash including how to skin, cut and deseed these hefty beauties. Learn how to cook them to create delicious winter dishes like Italian Spaghetti Squash with arugula and Kalamata olives, Cozy Kabocha Squash Curry, and Creamy Butternut Sage soup.  All recipes are vegan and gluten-free. THIS IS NOT A CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE KITCHEN.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Great for beginners or those who have taken the class in the past and want to learn some new skills.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, RDM3 309
Saturday, November 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Join award-winning author and college educator Kat Mattingly for an in-depth class on the art of storytelling. Choosing the correct voice for your novel or memoir will be covered, along with exploring your themes, enriching your settings, and writing a correct timeline for your book. Each one of these elements can help elevate and strengthen your story, allowing it to resonate better with readers.


October 17, 2019 to November 21, 2019, CAS 118
Would you like to take your short stories to the next level? Let's analyze how to make that happen! This class will teach you all the skills you need to create short stories with greater impact. Award-winning author and college educator Kat Mattingly will focus on 'raising the stakes' regarding your plot, along with how to create powerful characters and compelling dialogue.


October 17, 2019 to November 21, 2019, CAS 118
Leave your holiday stress at the door and allow yourself to focus on mind and body fitness. Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while focusing on proper form and positioning. All experience and skill levels welcome. Use of props is encouraged, so bring a yoga mat, firm blanket (wool or cotton), and a block. Strap or tie optional.


December 2-18, 2019, BEC 0151
This class connects the body and the breath to ease overactive minds while reducing stress. Explore the use of sports science and alignment principles for safe flowing movements and asanas. Improve strength and flexibility, develop greater balance and enhance feelings of well-being.


September 25, 2019 to November 13, 2019, RDM1 108
Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while focusing on pain-free range of motion. All experience and skill levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat.


September 25, 2019 to November 20, 2019, BEC 0151
January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020, BEC 0151
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn the principles of translating what you see to paper. Refine your skills by practicing the concepts of volume, perspective, negative space, shading, line and more. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. All other materials provided.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


September 28, 2019 to October 9, 2019, BEC 0154