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


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


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


May 14-16, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover the secrets of popular Thai dishes in this five-hour workshop. Students will begin their journey by learning to make Som Tam Thai, a green papaya salad with dried shrimp. They will then create Nam Prik Kaeng Dang, a red curry paste made from scratch to use in the recipe for Kaeng Pet Kai Normai On (chicken and bamboo shoots in red curry). Finally,students will learn to make Pad Thai, which is so much more than noodles! Bring an apron, sharp chef's knife, take-home containers and a sense of adventure.


Sunday, May 19, 2019, CUL 119
Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles. Award winning homebrewer, Steve Brainerd, will guide you through the tour and teach you about what makes each style unique. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, RDM3 306
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, May 18, 2019, HCC 0190
Join the strawberry craze and learn how to make beautiful and delicious desserts with these local gems while they are in season. Students will make a strawberry rhubarb pie and tartlettes filled with vanilla pastry cream, topped with a crown of glazed, sliced strawberries.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, CUL 116
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision-making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also presented, with instruction on how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to make this classic French yeast bread that is light, sweet and rich in flavor. Discover how to shape the dough into the traditional French top-knot design. Students will also learn to make the Americanized version, using the dough to make Pecan Sticky Buns. This is a two-day class. In the first class, students will make the dough and give it time to rise and then return on the second day to form and bake the bread.


April 27-28, 2019, CUL 116
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggle with low energy and have a low libido. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Men and women end up riding the hormone roller coaster as many hormones fluctuate throughout the day, the week and the month.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, BEC 0154
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.


Sunday, April 14, 2019, CUL 117
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition.


Saturday, May 18, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, June 15, 2019, RDM3 305
Basic Wilderness Life Support is a wilderness first responder course appropriate for those who spend a lot of time in remote locations (professionally or recreationally).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Interested in going 'on-air'? In this hands-on course, learn the fundamentals of radio programming, including running the mixer and mics, planning for music/talk shows and developing your own style.


April 6-7, 2019, HCC 0190
April 6-9, 2019, HCC 0190
April 6-11, 2019, HCC 0190
If you're 15-18 years old, you can train to volunteer for KPOV, High Desert Completing this class will qualify you to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV.


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


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


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


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


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


Tuesday, June 11, 2019, CCC 116
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. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


May 2-9, 2019, CUL 118
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!


May 7, 2019 to June 11, 2019, RTEC 209
Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills.


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


April 10, 2019 to May 29, 2019, LIB 0023
Join Jeremy Storton, Certified Cicerone®, BJCP beer judge and IBD certified brewer and learn to brew, evaluate and enjoy homebrewed craft beer. Students will explore the culture and historical significance of beer and learn taste, evaluation and proper food pairing. Jeremy will guide students through the process of brewing, kegging and bottling their own craft beer using COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system.


May 16, 2019 to June 1, 2019, RTEC 136
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, April 20, 2019
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.


April 6-27, 2019, RTEC 136
May 4, 2019 to June 1, 2019, 9th Street Village
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set.


April 2, 2019 to May 21, 2019, PEN 0226
April 4, 2019 to May 23, 2019, PEN 0226
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.


April 11, 2019 to May 30, 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.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM1 108
April 15, 2019 to June 5, 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.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM1 108
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
Experience the superb birding opportunities that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and fields around Burns, OR offer in the spring. Known for concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes and raptors, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph owls, shorebirds and songbirds. In mid-May, the area hosts a songbird migration with warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. Transportation, instruction, guiding and picnic lunches included.


May 13-20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Has winter left you feeling 'blah' about your eating habits? Superfoods can give your diet a healthy boost, while reducing your risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems. In this hands-on class, students will learn about different superfoods and how to maximize their benefit by combining them to make delicious recipes.


Sunday, May 19, 2019, CUL 117
Capture flowers and other botanical subjects on paper in a series of simple steps. Learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.


April 29, 2019 to May 20, 2019, BEC 0152
Learn to make fresh homemade bagels, English muffins and biscuits. They taste so much better than store-bought baked goods. Bake and freeze to have on hand. They make for an easy breakfast on the run, just add a protein and you are good to go!


Saturday, April 6, 2019, CUL 116
This four-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.


April 23, 2019 to May 14, 2019, PRI 119
Bring your lunch and learn the intricate fundamentals of how local, state and federal government work. Join Bev Clarno, former Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Oregon, for an insightful, intellectual and personal overview of  government and politics. During the class, Bev will cover the role and responsibilities of elected officials at each level, managing media relations and the process of campaigning.


April 24, 2019 to May 15, 2019, RDM3 306
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.


May 11-18, 2019, RDM3 306
Work alongside credit students to learn basic hand building skills, simple glaze application and gain an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before diving in to optimal lighting and finding inspiration. The second session will consist of a field excursion to Smith Rock where you will actively apply the lessons learned by capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. In the final session, explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques.


May 7-9, 2019, HCC 0230
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through the viewing and analyzing of a selection of films. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


April 4, 2019 to June 13, 2019, CAS 115
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.
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan. Confused about the differences between popular diets? Wondering which one might be the best for you? This class navigates the philosophies of each diet. By highlighting the advantages and shortcomings of these and other popular diets, you'll be able to determine which one might be a good fit for your health goals and lifestyle.



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.


April 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019, SCI 0190
April 1, 2019 to June 10, 2019, MAZ 0207
April 2, 2019 to May 2, 2019, BHS D-7
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend in-class time expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary.


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


April 1, 2019 to May 1, 2019, SCI 230
Spanish IV will focus on developing speaking skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses (future tense of regular and irregular verbs, the conditional tense, present perfect tense and present subjunctive) and building vocabulary.


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


May 21, 2019 to June 13, 2019, HCC 0230
For students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Intensive language instruction with an emphasis on developing basic communication skills in Spanish.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 114
For students who have had a brief introduction to Spanish. This course will review the present tense fundamentals of verb conjugation and vocabulary.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 103
For students who have been introduced to the present tense.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 102
For students who have a working knowledge of the present tense.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 117
Intermediate-Mid level is designed to continue building grammatical structures that focus on speaking, reading, writing, and understanding.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 115
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.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 118
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.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 248
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.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 247
For students with a minimum of three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 101
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.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 101
Not ready for your COSSI experience to end? Join COSSI instructor and environmental expert Armando Alcalde on a four-hour outdoor workshop on Friday afternoon. Students will hike the Dillion Falls area in beautiful Central Oregon while learning about river and riparian zone ecology as well as engaging in larger perspective observations of healthy habitat and inter-species interactions.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Create a fabulous spring basket just in time for your holiday table. Each basket will be filled with hardy spring blooms bursting with color! Baskets average approximately 12" in size and will feature approximately six assorted plants. This is a popular workshop and will fill up quickly. Be sure to register early. Bring $30 to class (cash or check only) for materials.


Saturday, April 13, 2019, Celebrate the Season
Saturday, April 13, 2019, Celebrate the Season
If a roller coaster went straight and level, it would just be a quick train ride. In this two-day workshop, you'll learn how to make your stories (fictional and nonfictional) interesting and exciting by exploring a variety of craft methods to hook, engage, and hold your readers, even after they've finished reading.


May 11-18, 2019, HCC 0260
Assuming that your readers are human, it's the characters in your story (fictional or nonfictional) and the way they interact with the world that keeps their interest. Plot and story are important, but only in the way they affect and change your characters. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn to develop and define characters as multi-dimensional people that your readers care about, then let them loose on the world.


May 25, 2019 to June 1, 2019, HCC 0260
Join Chef Candy Argondizza in a six-week culinary techniques class and learn to master the five French mother sauces. Each week, students will learn how to create one mother sauce along with a derivative sauce and then pair the sauces with a classic dish to build additional culinary skills such as poaching, sautéing and roasting.


April 13, 2019 to May 18, 2019, CUL 117
Do you have digital photos stored in multiple locations? Are your printed photos hidden away in boxes, drawers or closets? 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.


April 29, 2019 to May 6, 2019, CHLAB 207
Welcome to the COCC Continuing Education Dinner Series. This term, students will get the opportunity to interact with Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking Fish en Papillote in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at Cascade Culinary Institute. This technique is an easy, healthy, and flavorful way to cook fish; sealed in its own parchment paper pouch, the fish is essentially steamed and infused with flavor inside a convenient little package.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019, CUL 118
Relax and enjoy learning the fundamentals of drawing in this one-day workshop. Develop confidence in your skills as you experiment with a variety of media including pencil, pen/ink, conte' and charcoal.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, MDR 116
Inflammation is most commonly associated with injury or surgery as the body's temporary reaction to help it heal. However, the U.S. has an epidemic of another type of inflammation that is internal, invisible, systemic and chronic. It's often painless and can be difficult to detect. Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels, and the brain.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques you can use with your pets.


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


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


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, BEC 0154
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating to situational contacts with people including home, sports, school, and daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 5-7.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, CUL 120
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating people, home, sports, school, & daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 8-12.


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


Tuesday, May 14, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends!


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


April 5, 2019 to June 7, 2019, PCA 0000
Learn to create a beautiful wrist corsage or hair comb covered in fresh floral blooms. Perfect for special occasions such as a wedding or party. These accessories will last for several days if properly cared for. Flowers will be based on availability. Material fee of $20 to be paid at the time of class (cash or check only).


Saturday, May 25, 2019, Celebrate the Season
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.


Saturday, June 8, 2019
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, the class will move to the Crooked River where you can use your new casting skills. You'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics.


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Join the fun of puff pastry, even if you didn't take the first class.  Learn to make a quick puff pastry for a classic French Tarte Tatine (upside down caramelized apple or pear tart) as well as your beloved childhood favorite: palmiers (elephant ears). 


Saturday, May 18, 2019, CUL 116
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.


April 10, 2019 to May 29, 2019, SHS
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.


June 5-8, 2019, BEC 0152
Can you use a healthy dose of extra cash? Would you like to generate a steady monthly income working part-time from home (or anywhere else) via computer? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into dollars.


April 20, 2019 to May 18, 2019, SCI 0190
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.



Saturday, May 4, 2019, CUL 116
If you are a golfer looking to lower your score by improving your short game, this class is for you. Develop your putting, chipping and pitching.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, DPLSI
For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, DPLSI
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.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn CPR in an interactive and empowering environment. Perfect for the general public, this class includes adult and child CPR and AED, infant CPR; medical, injury, and environmental emergency first aid training.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, PON 0206
Sunday, April 28, 2019, RDM3 306
Saturday, June 15, 2019, PON 0206
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Prepare for a healthy winter by learning how to care for yourself and your loved ones with herbal remedies during the cold and flu season. Explore herbs and strategies for increasing immunity and combating illness.


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


Saturday, May 4, 2019, HCC 0140
This class covers simple, classic brunch items that will impress your family and friends for any upcoming holiday brunch. Recipes will include delicious yeasted coffee cake, quiche and scones.


Saturday, April 13, 2019, CUL 116
Adobe Illustrator is one of the best tools for harnessing your graphic design creativity. Use Illustrator to to create artwork, use color, trace images, and incorporate text.


April 22-24, 2019, LIB 0118
Life is an ongoing exercise in improvisation - no script and no cue cards. Every day, unrehearsed words are spoken and ideas shared. Join actor/director Renny Temple in this interactive course focused on taking fun improvisational exercises beyond the stage to create positive personal change.


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


May 20-22, 2019, LIB 0118
Building on techniques learned in Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, students will learn Bluegrass and folk tunes using a variety of tunings. Students are expected to have taken the Beginning Clawhammer class or have experience playing simple clawhammer banjo tunes. 


May 9, 2019 to June 13, 2019, RTEC 209
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.


Saturday, April 13, 2019, HCC 0190
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.


April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019, 9th Street Village
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.


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, RDM3 309
April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, PRI 120
Watercolor painting can be an adventure with unique results. Join professional watercolorist Barbara Dubina as she demonstrates the simplicity of watercolor to the beginning painter.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019, BEC 0152
Argentine Tango is a vibrant social dance that has gained popularity all over the world. Learn the fundamentals as well as the movement, rhythm and culture behind this beautiful dance.  Come join the exciting world of Argentine Tango in a fun and supportive environment.


April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019, BEC 0151
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.


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.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM3 306
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.


April 29, 2019 to May 24, 2019, 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.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, & apps that add features and benefits.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you interested in learning about the complex and exotic Japanese language and culture, but not sure where to start? Join Japanese native Aki May in this ten-week class that blends the ancient Japanese language with cultural art, foods, traditional festivals and other activities. Each class will focus on cultural aspects as well as teaching you to understand and respond to basic greetings and questions in Japanese. Students will also learn about the Japanese writing system including Hiragana characters and Romaji. Bring a 3-ring binder/folder for handouts, notebook, writing utensil, and a willingness to learn!


April 10, 2019 to June 12, 2019, HCC 0190
Learn basic cake baking and decorating skills.  In this class, students will bake their own 6" layer cake from start to finish. This will include making butter cream filling and practicing simple piping basics to give your cake a personal flair.  Go home with a professional looking cake you created!  If you have your own piping kit, bring it, otherwise tips will be provided.


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


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


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


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


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


Saturday, May 11, 2019, HCC 0230
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, May 9, 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.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introductory Mandarin Chinese class. Chinese 101 is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. The course begins with an introduction to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this second level Mandarin Chinese class.  Mandarin Chinese 102 is designed for students who have completed Mandarin Chinese I01. Students will continue to develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a communicative context. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, CAS 101
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this third level Mandarin Chinese class. Mandarin Chinese 103 expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language with particular attention to handling uncomplicated social situations and developing writing and reading to meet a number of practical everyday needs.


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, CAS 101
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.



Sunday, April 21, 2019, CUL 117
This fun, interactive and hands-on class will introduce students to the fundamentals of bartending. Topics discussed in this class will include the process of distilling, the brief history & characteristics that differentiate each distilled spirit, and much more! Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


May 18-19, 2019, CUL 120
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.


April 26, 2019 to June 7, 2019, MAZ 0120
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. In this class, your instructor, skilled coach and facilitator Leslie Koc, will guide you through assessments and interactive activities to help you rediscover your strengths, revisit your personal values and create a plan for balance, growth and joy.


April 6-13, 2019, HCC 0140
Award-winning author and college educator  Kathryn Mattingly will introduce you to the art of novel writing. Explore the essential building blocks for the fiction book or memoir you might wish to pen one day. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered.


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


Tuesday, April 16, 2019, CHLAB 301
You can obtain the Oregon Alcohol Service Permit quickly by taking this interactive course that will give you the knowledge to serve alcohol responsibly. This course includes a workbook that is yours to keep and use as a workplace reference guide. Permits are valid in the state of Oregon for five years. Students must be 18 years of age or older.


Sunday, April 28, 2019, CUL 118
Planning a successful hike, backpacking trip or other outdoor adventure takes some skill, strategy and a touch of luck. Learn what it takes to get off the beaten path and explore the backcountry. This series includes 5 interactive class sessions: Get in Shape, Get your Gear, Get a Plan, Get Confident and Get There. The series concludes with a field session to practice the knowledge and skills gained.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Improve your drawing and painting skills and learn new ones while discovering the art of journaling. Build skills so you can record and draw things that are important to you.


May 6, 2019 to June 3, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


April 9-23, 2019, LIB 0117
Perspective is a drawing technique that gives objects the appearance of going back in space, showing distance and depth. This class will focus on easy, step-by-step instructions for creating one and two-point perspective drawings.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


Saturday, April 13, 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, April 13, 2019, PRI 111
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM1 108
Before the weather warms up and entices you outside to dig in the dirt, spend some time studying planting calendars, researching plant varieties that flourish in Central Oregon and sharing ideas to get the most out of the gardening season.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Plants can be affected by many problems, ranging from insects, disease, the environment and poor plant care. Learn the basics of plant health care including sign and symptoms of various diseases and organisms that cause plant damage. The focus will be for students to develop and maintain healthy plants so they become less susceptible to problems. The class will end with a brief overview of Integrated Pest Management and tips to coax your plants into better health.


April 24, 2019 to May 29, 2019, BEC 0152
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game. Bring your favorite writing utensil, paper and/or personal computer. Bring a sack lunch or snack.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Express yourself in the poem that only you can write. In this poetry workshop, we'll apply craft elements to our own lyric imaginations and everyday experience to get to the heart of the matter in poetry that reflects your unique voice.


Saturday, May 4, 2019, HCC 0190
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This class will empower you to access your own inner wisdom, power and passion.


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


April 29, 2019 to May 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and their potential side effects so you can make an informed decision.


Tuesday, April 30, 2019, CHLAB 301
Have you checked in to Heartburn Hotel? It may be time to re-evaluate your travel plans! Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


June 23-28, 2019, WIK
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.


June 23-28, 2019, WIK
This is an acrylic painting class in abstract art and landscape art. Abstract art involves the concept of putting your thoughts and ideas to canvas without representing objects or realistic forms. Landscape art also allows your mind to 'runaway' with new ideas, techniques, shapes, and unlimited color. Each of these approaches is an exercise in imagination, mixing and composition.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


April 27-28, 2019, CUL 116
Take your beginning sewing experience to the next level.  Learn applied techniques of sewing a fleece jacket or vest with a collar, zipper and optional pockets.  Learn tips on pattern layout, making adjustments, matching prints and construction from start to finish. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take your beginning or intermediate sewing experience to the next level. Learn and experience techniques of sewing with stretch fabrics including pattern layout, making adjustments, matching prints and working with nap. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one pair of stretch/knit pants or leggings with elastic waist and one stretch/knit top (pattern of their choice) in this three-day class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, April 9, 2019, HCC 0230
Thursday, April 11, 2019, HCC 0230
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, HCC 0230
Thursday, April 18, 2019, HCC 0230
Use your beginning and intermediate sewing skills to create your own personalized mini bag.  Students can choose from a mini-cinch backpack, hobo or tote bag. Patterns are provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Create a fun and colorful bunting banner.  This popular flag banner is a fun way to decorate for a special occasion, theme, holiday, or to brighten any space.  Students will have the opportunity to complete a short bunting banner in this four hour sewing project class. 


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


Thursday, May 30, 2019, HCC 0230
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.
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.
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.


April 1-26, 2019, CHLAB 301
Snowshoe across meadows and through forests to shelters or snowy mountain vistas. Learn about the wildlife, cultural and natural history of our beautiful Central Oregon Cascades. Rain, snow or shine.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
¡Mmm, Delicioso! Explore Spanish tapas and wine with professionally trained chef instructor, Candy Argondizza and wine educator, Sarah Wolcott. Students will create four different tapas recipes in this hands-on class while learning about wine history, regions, producers and flavor profiles as it relates to the various recipes.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, CUL 117
Are you tired of serving up the same rotation of meals? Are you curious about the use of herbs and spices you see at the grocery store but have no idea how to use? Then this class is for you! Prepare and eat a vibrant array of vegetarian Indian dishes that are comforting and warming.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, CUL 117
Join naturalist Damian Fagan and explore the natural and cultural history of three Central Oregon State Parks: La Pine, Smith Rock and Lake Billy Chinook. Experience beautiful spring wildflowers and wildlife along these trails. Hikes range from 7-9 miles in length with moderate elevation gain.


April 9-23, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Thanks to tweets, texts and email overload, we've developed bad writing habits including incomplete sentences, too many abbreviations, no punctuation, and poor grammar.


May 6-20, 2019, BEC 0154
Summer weeknight cooking doesn't need to be bland or hard. Learn four different traditional curries (red, yellow, green, rogan josh), each paired with traditional curry vegetables.  Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match proteins for an easy and delicious summer dinner.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take advantage of the abundant colors and flavors of the summer season. Start your day with vegetables! In this class, learn how to shop the Farmer's Markets and incorporate a variety of locally grown produce into tasty, easy and satisfying breakfast meals. You'll discover a host of benefits that vegetables contribute to our health while sampling: Cauliflower cake, Sausage Egg Muffins, Asparagus, Mushroom & Potato Hash


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.


May 6, 2019 to June 3, 2019, WUSHU
May 7, 2019 to June 4, 2019, WUSHU
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's or MS. The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


May 7, 2019 to June 6, 2019, WUSHU
Learn the details of the new Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include the new tax brackets, standard deductions, state and local tax deduction limitations, business tax credit, child tax credit, AMT, and ACA changes.


Thursday, April 4, 2019, BEC 0152
Are you homeschooling your children but fear teaching them to write? Then this workshop is for you. Homeschooling parents will learn to identify opportunities to incorporate writing into their homeschool curriculum and become stronger and more confident in teaching writing. This elementary aged workshop will focus on using creative writing to strengthen mechanical skills and developing early academic writing skills, providing effective feedback to the writer and motivating a reluctant writer. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you homeschooling your children but fear teaching them to write? Then this workshop is for you. Homeschooling parents will learn to identify opportunities to incorporate writing into their homeschool curriculum and become stronger and more confident in teaching writing. For those homeschooling their middle or early high school aged child, this workshop focuses on the importance of high school and college success.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Thursday, March 28, 2019, RDM3 306
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, May 14, 2019, HCC 0230
Thursday, May 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, RTEC 209
Thursday, June 13, 2019, CHLAB 301
Have you been wondering what to do with your short stories, or questioning if they are publishable? Perhaps you've been meaning to carve out time to write short stories but don't know where to begin. In this course, you will learn the art of the short story, write/edit stories for publication, and be informed about publishing possibilities for your work. Get inspired and let your imagination lead the way to great storytelling!


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
How do you get from that initial idea to a revised draft? In this two-part class, we will examine the process of producing creative fiction and nonfiction. We will identify where our ideas come from, how we get them down on paper, how we structure them and fine-tune our prose, and how we assess and evaluate our work. We will engage in writing exercises, and generate new, original work.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Comedy, tragedy, comic-tragedy, or tragic-comedy -- it is the emotional aspect of writing that binds us to the story. In this two-part class, explore some classic literary examples, and develop your own writing skills through discussion and exercises as you learn to infuse your work with emotion. Class will examine the roles of mood, tone, character, motivation, desire, and passion.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This class is for anyone who is challenged with losing weight or who may be doing "all the right things" and still not losing weight. Learn 10 root causes of weight gain, eight of which are not related to eating too many calories.


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


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


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, BEC 0155
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.


Saturday, April 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, May 6, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth.


Saturday, April 27, 2019, BEC 0152
The couple that welds together, stays together. Welding may not be a traditional way to spend Valentine's Day but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding and instructed on using a plasma cutter. Students will fabricate their own Valentine's Day project by producing basic welds.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spend your date night welding! Welding may not be a traditional date night but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding. Students will fabricate their own special project by producing basic welds.


Saturday, April 27, 2019, RDM3 306
Making healthy food choices when shopping and eating out is key to consuming a well-balanced diet and achieving your health goals. In this class, students will learn how to shop efficiently and make healthy choices to restock their pantry and kick-start their healthier life goals. Learn to read nutrition labels, build a balanced meal and then taste some of the great recipes you can make with the shopping recommendations made by the instructor.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, CUL 118
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.


Saturday, April 6, 2019, RDM3 309
Saturday, June 8, 2019, BEC 0152
With its publishing thirty years ago, Natalie Goldberg's book Writing Down the Bones© cracked open how the craft of writing was taught in our country. Its message - that writing is available to everyone, not only a special chosen few - has inspired millions to put pen to paper. Each week the class will study this classic text together, then apply the wisdom we glean to timed writing sessions.



April 4, 2019 to May 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Leave your holiday stress at the door and allow yourself to focus on mind and body fitness. Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while focusing on proper form and positioning. All experience and skill levels welcome.


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


April 9, 2019 to May 28, 2019, PRI 119
April 10, 2019 to May 29, 2019, RDM1 108
Yoga can help you find a stress-free place in your life by incorporating awareness of physical and mental fitness. Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Explore fundamental yoga poses for whole body fitness while moving in a pain-free range of motion.


April 3, 2019 to June 5, 2019, BEC 0151
Explore advanced stock market security analysis from a holistic perspective with a professional money manager with over 20 years' experience. Jesse Felder will show you how to effectively analyze individual stocks utilizing fundamental, technical and sentiment approaches.


April 8-29, 2019, LIB 0023
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.


April 8-29, 2019, BEC 0152