Courses

Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques you need to enjoy golf as recreation and sport. Solidify the essentials of set up, grip, posture and alignment.


April 19, 2021 to May 3, 2021, RIVERS
April 19-21, 2021, RIVERS
April 20, 2021 to May 4, 2021, RIVERS
April 26-28, 2021, RIVERS
May 10-24, 2021, RIVERS
May 10-12, 2021, RIVERS
May 11-25, 2021, RIVERS
June 7-21, 2021, RIVERS
For golfers with some experience who would like to take their game to the next level. 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.


April 20, 2021 to May 4, 2021, RIVERS
April 22, 2021 to May 6, 2021, RIVERS
May 3-5, 2021, RIVERS
May 11-25, 2021, RIVERS
May 14-28, 2021, RIVERS
May 17-19, 2021, RIVERS
By the end of this course, 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.


May 18-20, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
This course is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Develop your Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome. Recommended preparation: Intermediate-High to Advanced Spanish language skills.


April 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop your comprehension skills, grammar base and passion for the Spanish language with music. Using a different song each week, this contextually rooted and culturally rich medium will guide you through the practice of speaking Spanish and incorporating it into your everyday life. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome. Recommended preparation: Intermediate-High to Advanced Spanish language skills.


May 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tired of bringing the same-old, tired things to summer picnics and potlucks?  Join Chef Holly for a class that provides healthy new ideas for picnic side-dishes and desserts that are sure to bring the WOW factor. Each dish travels well to your picnic and won't go bad on a warm day outside. Dishes include Quinoa Veggie salad with White Balsamic and Herbs, Mediterranean Pinwheels with Italian Hummus and Olives; Watermelon Pizza and No-Bake Chocolate/Banana/Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Advance your understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, while fostering a greater level of respect across our community in this three-part course designed from the awareness, knowledge, and skills model of cultural competency.  Sessions are highly interactive and include individual, small team, and large group work with co-facilitators from COCC's Office of Diversity & Inclusion.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore your creativity using everyday items such as tea bags, cotton swabs and inexpensive art supplies. Each week students will complete a new and unique project as part of an art journal. Materials are included.


April 7-28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Continue to build on basic art journaling skills to further develop artistic skills and individual creativity. Students will be encouraged to fill their journal with artistic expressions of experiences and emotions. Materials are included.


May 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, or why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and learn how you can gain control.


Wednesday, April 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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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Prepare for your next trip to France by mastering the basics of conversational French. This course will provide you with proper pronunciation of French words that you'll use in your travels as well as cultural tips including appropriate gestures and body language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Learn how to read tablature, play single note melodies, basic rock and blues techniques, chords and strumming. Emphasis on gaining rhythmic control, picking development and finger independence. Students will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson. Materials are required for this course.


April 5, 2021 to May 1, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
May 3-29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this course, students will build on skills learned in Beginning Guitar: Part 1, by advancing through more complex chording and strumming patterns. Students will also learn to play riffs, and combine riffs with power chords to develop basic rock techniques, more complex picking patterns, and continue to develop their tablature reading skills. By learning basic chord progressions in several keys, students will be able to learn to play complete songs and begin to develop a personal repertoire. Materials are required for this course.


April 5-30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
May 3-28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


March 30, 2021 to June 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance course for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


March 30, 2021 to June 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company to learn everything you need to know about bourbon. Rick will discuss the process of making bourbon and lead you through the exploration of taste notes and the best strategies for enjoying bourbon. Tasting kit included in price. Must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


Sunday, May 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn everything you need to know about addressing the unique challenges of gardening in Central Oregon. An OSU Certified Master Gardener? will cover all aspects of gardening including vegetable gardening. Water conservation techniques will be also be covered.


May 11-13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through viewing and analyzing cinema. Explore how traditional Asian visual arts and centuries-old cultural tradition influenced filmmakers. No background in Chinese languages is required. This is a college-level course.


March 31, 2021 to June 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Never use store-bought taco shells again! Join Chef Candy and learn how to make delicious homemade corn tortillas and a yummy filling to spice up your Cinco de Mayo dinner. Prepare your own supply of corn tortillas filled with delicious Chicken Tinga (braised chicken with chipotle and tomato) with freshly made Guacamole and Pico de Gallo. Don't miss this tasty opportunity to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or taco night any day of the year.


Saturday, May 1, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Welcome to CIA! Collective intelligence is the body of knowledge that grows out of a group. When groups of people work together, they create intelligence that cannot exist on an individual level. Your mission is to engage with subject matter experts to explore some of today's most relevant topics. Presentations will be interactive with a focus on environment, culture, politics, academics and more.


February 3, 2021 to May 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop and practice your Spanish speaking skills through a variety of mediums. This special studies Spanish course is ideal for the low-to-mid intermediate Spanish student, looking for a bridge between Conversational Spanish II and Conversational Spanish III. Using all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), students will explore Spanish culture, locally and beyond, using books, newspapers, music and shared discussion of daily topics. Practice speaking the language and incorporating it in to your everyday life.


April 6, 2021 to June 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Mediterranean, Vegan. Confused about the differences between popular diets? This interactive course navigates the philosophies of each diet. By highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of these and other popular diets, you'll be able to determine which one might be a good fit for your health and lifestyle goals.


Thursday, April 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Prepare for your next trip to Japan by mastering the basics of conversational Japanese. This course, taught by a native Japanese instructor, will provide you with useful words phrases for conversing with easy and unique cultural insights from a native Japanese instructor.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to introduce themselves, talk about their family and weekly activities using ser, tener, estar and other common verbs, as well as ask simple questions to discover information. Textbook is required for this course.


April 6, 2021 to June 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 7, 2021 to June 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend time in class expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary as well as working on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities. This course is taught primarily in Spanish, with some English to support learner's comprehension. Textbook is required for this course.


April 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 8, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language course. Build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The course will focus on mastering the present tense. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


April 6, 2021 to June 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Have you mastered the present tense and want to take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level? This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the preterite tense and preparing students for imperfect tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


April 7, 2021 to June 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish IV will focus on developing fluent speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses with an emphasis on imperfect verb tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


April 8, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will discover the magic of braising using both dry and moist heat methods. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed are provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. The course will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


March 30, 2021 to June 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to make this French bakery classic. Join Pastry Chef Katie Fuller as she leads you through the techniques of making the crispy shells, filling them with vanilla pastry cream and then glazing them with chocolate. Make extra shells and fill them with savory ingredients for a quick and easy dinner meal! Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Create a unique miniature garden that will fit in any space and bring you joy every day. This is a fun and creative DIY project using items from your favorite garden center or up-cycled items from around your home or any local thrift store. Participants will create their own unique Zen garden with step-by-step instructions from the instructor. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, May 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Audiobook sales are booming, but it can be expensive to get a book read and converted. Explore how to create audiobooks from home without needing to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the project. Get tips on how to record with minimal errors, how to edit your recordings using a free program, how to add sound effects, and more. You'll also get a marketing checklist to help you get paid for your efforts.


May 18, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this workshop, we'll look at what goes into telling a fabulous story, whether we made it up, or we're relating the elements of a true event. We'll do writing exercises and have a lot of great discussion about the inner-workings of "Story."


Saturday, April 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
How is writing a story like telling a joke? Find out in this 3-hour workshop as we explore the structure of humor and how and when to use it in our writing.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this four-week class, we'll explore and practice the craft and structural tools that go into writing a successful short story. We'll begin with character, setting, and point of view and discover how the structural elements of plot work. We'll create our own stories and do some in-class workshopping to discover how to bring out the emotional and thematic elements of our work.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Lynne Dean, a retired latent fingerprint expert who helped track The Green River Killer, in this fascinating look into the real world of crime scene investigation. View the inside workings of a forensic fingerprint laboratory, learn about the practice of fingerprint mutilation to prevent detection and actively review and analyze evidence from real crime scenes. This course is great for the CSI amateur enthusiast, mystery writers or book clubs. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Monday, May 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and explore the special vibrancy culinary herbs add to our foods. Learn to appreciate the aroma and flavor of culinary herbs as we explore their historical uses and their science-based medicinal applications. The course includes demonstrations and recipes. On the menu: Herbed Butters, Herbed Breakfast Sausage, Chimichurri and Tabbouleh.


Thursday, May 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter in this course focused on learning to distinguish the difference between the science and the marketing behind food labels. We'll decode items in your pantry, fridge and freezer and learn what's in them - and what's not. And you'll take home a store-by-store guide to a nutritionist's top picks for healthier processed foods in Central Oregon.


Thursday, April 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Clean up your digital photo collection with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive course, you will learn how to identify your own personal strategy for managing your photos and techniques to create a beautiful collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations.


May 6-13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Gain the skills you need to take great photos with your digital camera and never miss a memorable moment again. This course is an informative introduction to digital photography, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course immerses you in silence to help you gain an understanding of the perspective of the hearing impaired and uses videos to demonstrate not only how to make signs, but how to communicate with facial expression.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Using a mixture of lecture and hands-on application, your expert instructor will guide you through the importance of using scale and design before building, foundation basics, the components of a typical wall framing system, framing and truss layout, and roof system basics. You'll learn how to safely use construction tools and tricks of the trade for basic construction for homeowners. For students who want to learn about home/project based construction. Tools will be provided. Students will need to provide their own construction appropriate gloves.


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


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Landscape professionals and homeowners can learn about drip and low volume irrigation, including the basics of how a typical irrigation system works, and steps to convert a traditional sprinkler zone into a drip zone.


April 13-15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, April 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore the reasons for establishing a Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, Medical Authorization, Will, or Living Trust, especially in these uncertain times. This overview of estate planning addresses creating an estate plan, trust administration, probate, and estate taxes.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The Fearless Fish Cookery series continues with Chef Candy preparing a perfectly Pan Seared Salmon dish alongside Gazpacho Vinaigrette and Black Olive Couscous. Learn searing and plating techniques with this delicious summer dish that is sure to wow your friends and family. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, June 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy in the first course of the Fearless Fish Cookery series. This session will showcase Sea Scallops with Pickled Tomato and Jalapeños, and Sweet Corn Risotto. Learn techniques for searing the perfect scallop and plating techniques to create a beautiful, restaurant-quality dinner for your family or party guests. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This first course of a three-course sequence in first year French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course.


March 30, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The second course of a three-course sequence in first year French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on short interactions regarding everyday life. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 101.


March 29, 2021 to June 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This third course of a three-course sequence in first year French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Prepares students for entry into second-year level at COCC. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 102.


March 30, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 103: First Year course. The third course of a three-course sequence in Italian continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. This is a college-level language course. Recommended preparation: IT 102 or two years of high school Italian or instructor approval.


March 30, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Mandarin Chinese 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a communicative context. This is a college-level Chinese language course. Prerequisite: CHN 101.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This final course of a three-course sequence in first year Mandarin Chinese language is presented within the context of Chinese culture. It expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language. This is a college-level language course. Prerequisites: CHN 102.


March 30, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn relevant information on a variety of financial topics including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and asset allocation. This course will also review the basics of retirement planning, estate planning and preparing for the unexpected.


Monday, April 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Katie as she demonstrates how to bake delicious French Macaron cookies. Learn how to pipe the dough into perfect rounds and once they are baked, fill them with rich chocolate ganache. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, March 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Central Oregon's climate creates a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This course will explore garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques, and recommended herbs for this region.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions and sharing work. In this session, we will write about real world problems and challenges made new by the reveal of magical elements. Be inspired by prompts that intertwine everyday experiences with fairy tale and mythology. Writers of all levels, in all genres are welcome.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Being the next bestselling author is not the only way to have a successful writing career. In this eye-opening course, students will learn to turn their talent for writing into money in the bank. Guided by a seasoned professional, students will discover where their experience and desires intersect with today's marketplace and chart a personal course toward their writing dreams.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Getting your book, article, or other written content published is a big step, but it's not the end of your work as a writer. In many ways, the job has only begun. You need readers. Learn techniques to turn readers into loyal fans who can't wait to see what's coming next. Many excellent writers never achieve financial success because they fail at this crucial task. Learn how to find and reach your best audience without having to spend all your profits on advertising.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Bring a world of flavors to your dinner table with these gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces that draw from various ethnic traditions. Gain mastery of the following sauces: Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, March 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Golden Yoga is a gentle and therapeutic yoga course designed for older adults, but all are welcome! This course combines guided breath-work with gentle movements to help improve flexibility and range of motion while building strength of both mind and body. Yoga can be effective in slowing bone density loss and helping to reduce stiffness and joint tenderness. Guided meditation will be incorporated to help reduce anxiety, improve mood and sleep patterns, and create an overall sense of well-being.


April 6, 2021 to May 25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Gain an understanding about which shot to use in various situations during a round.


April 19, 2021 to May 3, 2021, RIVERS
April 20, 2021 to May 4, 2021, RIVERS
May 10-24, 2021, RIVERS
June 1-15, 2021, RIVERS
Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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This AHA Heartsaver HeartCode class teaches lifesaving skills perfect for the general public in a hybrid format including a convenient self-paced online class followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. See class bulletin for more information on in-person class guidelines.


Saturday, March 6, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
Saturday, May 22, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Explore how to reset your metabolic hormones to balance your weight and feel great in just 21 days. When your metabolism is broken, it is difficult to feel your best. The Hormone Reset Detox will show you how to make specific dietary changes, eliminate metabolism-wrecking foods (meat, alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grain, dairy and toxins), repair your body, and reset your hormones.


May 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Whether you are new to horses, struggling with your own horse, or looking to tune-up your handling and communication skills, this course will cover a wide range of skill building to suit each individual's needs. No riding involved and no experience required. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers.


Saturday, June 5, 2021, HORSETALK
Experience an in-depth analysis on how the software behind Bitcoin works and learn how to buy, sell, and store your own Bitcoin. This course will teach you everything you need to know about the Bitcoin protocol and how you can control your own security.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Horses are unique in their ability to teach us about our body language, living in the moment with stress and vulnerability, and being in relationships. Students will learn about themselves through these unique interactions with horses. No riding involved and no experience required. Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, HORSETALK
Are you interested in eating plant-based meals but think oatmeal and smoothies may be your only breakfast options? Join us as we make hearty Biscuits and Gravy, sweet Blueberry Pancakes, and savory Bacon/Avocado Sandwiches, all without meat or dairy! Chef Holly will also discuss the best options for plant-based yogurt, butter, and other breakfast essentials. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, April 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
American cuisine reflects the history of the United States, blending the culinary contributions of a variety of groups around the world as well as many deeply rooted heritages. Chef Candy will explore the South with delicious Fried Chicken and Mac 'n Cheese. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, March 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Create state-of-the-art, modern websites like the pros using CSS3 and HTML5. This course will provide you with the foundation you need to master these two critical and fast-growing new Web languages through hands-on training and expert instruction.


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


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Photoshop is the world's most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CC with confidence.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Through a practical lens, students will learn about ancient practices of health and wellness for modern humans. From solstice celebrations and drum circles to ayahuasca ceremonies and herbalism, society is witnessing the resurgence of ancient earth-based and shamanistic practices. Through readings and video, the class will study core shamanism, both cross-cultural and universal practices. We will integrate this knowledge with current science demonstrating that our bodies are hardwired for both mystery and healing.


April 28, 2021 to May 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover the challenges of writing for this exciting visual media - not an easy task unless you know where to start. This course gives you the nitty-gritty of screenwriting in five sessions. Bring your ideas and start to develop them with feedback and guidance. These are the first steps in seeing your unique vision on the screen.


April 29, 2021 to May 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Interested in sharing your memoir, poetry, photographs or other creative work with the world? In this introductory course, learn about the pros and cons of self-publishing, the online platforms available for formatting, printing, and distributing your work, and which publishing methods are most appropriate for your goals.


Saturday, April 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Smartphones can be used for so much more than making a call and sending a text message, they can revolutionize the way we live. In this course, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Course will cover both Android and Apple phone features.


May 3-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Jesse Felder worked at the largest firm on Wall Street, co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, and has managed investment portfolios in Bend for over a decade. Invest Like the Best is a survival guide to investing in the financial markets, and will focus on how to build a sound, low-cost investment portfolio for any environment. Learn how to boost returns and avoid major drawdowns.


May 3-24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join trained wine sommelier Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine appreciation. This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Learn about the basic components of wine and the fundamentals of wine tasting. The instructor will provide a list of three wines to purchase prior to the course so students can taste along with her if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Is it true that "we are what we eat?" Have you ever wondered if your diet affects your annual lab test results? Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and examine common lab tests such as the Complete Metabolic Panel, Complete Blood Count, Lipid Panel and those that look at key essential nutrients. Explore what the lab results mean for your health. Learn ways to use your diet to effect positive change in your labs and your overall health.


Tuesday, May 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Using leather as your canvas, you will paint and create a variety of bookmarks and key-chains to enjoy or give away as gifts. Come to class with your imagination brimming with ideas of patterns and colors. If you need inspiration, turn to magazines, the Internet, craft books, nature, personal experiences or travel adventures. Materials are included.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, April 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, May 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Create a variety of colorful earrings and bracelets using leather as your canvas. Come to class with your imagination brimming with ideas of patterns and colors. If you need inspiration, turn to magazines, the Internet, craft books, nature, personal experiences or travel adventures. Enjoy your beautiful handmade creations or give them away as gifts to your friends and family. Materials are included.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, May 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to establish a healthy approach to weight loss and weight management. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set effective goals for eating, exercise, and many other elements that affect your weight, and be on your way to losing weight and keeping it off for good.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security!


Tuesday, May 4, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
If you are noticing exhaustion, cynicism, reduced productivity, absenteeism or detachment around your workplace, you are likely feeling the effects of personal or employee burnout. Burnout impacts our mental, physical and social well-being personally and professionally. Join Dr. Andria Woodell to examine different elements of burnout and explore solutions and tips on how to manage stress in and outside the workplace.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Explore the essential building blocks for fiction or memoir. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered. What is the hero's journey and how does a writer weave a tale into a page-turning best seller? Understanding these basics is the first step.


May 4-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Make an elegant, silky upside-down pear tarte. Served with a dollop of whipped cream, this caramelly, flaky treat will become your go-to dessert for guests while still being an easy family dessert during the week. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you in the height of your career and wondering if you're on the right financial path? Create a comprehensive personal financial plan using the #1 financial planning software in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Discover how to align your values with your financial goals and prepare for your future. Don't miss this opportunity to truly understand your investments and build a plan and the confidence you need to succeed. This course is intended for students ages 35-55. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


April 13-22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you are nearing retirement, then this course in financial planning is for you. Create a comprehensive personal retirement analysis using the #1 financial planning software in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Define your financial goals and align them with your values. Clarify your current path and learn critical concepts to help maximize your retirement dollars through income distribution and tax strategies. Estimate how much money you will need to retire and if you are on target to reach your goal. This course is intended for students ages 55-70. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


May 4-13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you are already retired and wondering if you can better define your financial plan, then this course is for you. Create a personal retirement analysis through rare access to one of the best financial planning programs in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Redefine your financial goals, align them with your values, and consider your legacy. Evaluate your current path and learn critical concepts to help maximize your retirement dollars through income distribution and tax strategies. This course is intended for students ages 65+. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


June 1-10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Before the weather warms up and entices you outside to dig in the dirt, spend some time studying planting calendars, researching plant varieties that flourish in Central Oregon and sharing ideas to get the most out of the gardening season.


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


Wednesday, March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a zesty, plant-based Mexican Fiesta! You will gain techniques and recipes to create an entire meal including an appetizer, main dish, side dish and dessert. Learn to make Dairy-Free Nacho Cheese, Jackfruit Enchiladas, Smoky Black Beans, and a show-stopping Tres Leches Cake. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.   


Wednesday, May 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you concerned about how you will get enough protein if you switch to a plant-based diet? Join Chef Holly and explore the many different ways to incorporate alternative proteins into your plant-based meals. Learn specific benefits of legumes, grains, nuts and seeds and cook along with Holly as she demonstrates different recipes to try at home. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. Most recipes are also gluten-free.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Celebrate Poetry Month and Earth Day by writing and revising your own environmental poems. Join Irene Cooper for a workshop in which you'll "grow" new poems and learn techniques for how to shape and revise them. Read examples and practice some of the many ways you can capture the dynamics and issues of our world in a well-crafted poem.


April 8-22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Take a poem (or three or four) from inspiration to completion. Learn techniques that will help generate ideas, begin the writing process and shape it into what you want. This two-part workshop includes a mid-week one-on-one revision consultation with Irene, as well as a celebratory reading of students' work during the final session.


March 9-16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Indoor plants can boost moods, reduce stress, clean the air, and exude healing energy as you nurture them and watch them grow. In this course, learn five quick care tips, explore the best houseplants for the Central Oregon climate, learn how to make a houseplant thrive in your own home, and much more.


Saturday, June 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve your Spanish as we travel virtually through the enchanting world of Spain. Students will improve conversational skills while learning about diverse destinations including Madrid, Seville, Basque Country and Galicia. The course will be conducted in Spanish and students will have opportunities to practice speaking in small groups and ask questions about Spain to clarify comprehension. Designed for intermediate Spanish language learners but all levels are welcome.


April 7-28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive online course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. Students will learn how to identify their photo goals and develop a strategy to achieve those goals. This is a great course for those who are overwhelmed with how to start organizing their boxes, bins, and bags of printed photos and outdated media.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Rosé wines are versatile, readily available, food-friendly and a great option any time of the year. This course will dive into the world of pink wines, their origin in the New World as well as the Old World, different grapes and styles produced. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the course so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, May 20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to make a delicious vegetable and cheese galette wrapped in a flaky pastry shell. This rustic savory pie served with a simple salad makes for a perfect dinner meal. Students will be given a list of vegetables and cheeses to choose from to make a custom galette perfectly suited to their own taste. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 203: Second Year course. This course continues the work of French 202, reviewing, expanding and perfecting pronunciation, structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active oral and written communication. Prerequisite: FR 202, or one year of IB, AP French in high school, or four years of middle/high school French.


March 29, 2021 to June 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Mandarin Chinese 202: Second Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Prerequisites: CHN 201. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This final course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture will focus on effective communication, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisites: CHN 202.


March 30, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Everyone judges a book by its cover. In this course for self-publishers, study the principles of good cover design, learn how to find stock images and fonts that can be used in commercial projects, and observe a demonstration on how to create a complete cover file using a graphic design program.


Saturday, March 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Saturday, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join NASM Certified Personal Trainer Shantyel Bowman for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility. With a Masters Degree in Athletic Training, Shantyel takes a holistic approach to total body wellness. The course will focus initially on stabilization and balance then transition to endurance, strength and power. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


April 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join functional fitness specialist Shondra Zimmerman for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility. Shondra's mission is to help you learn the general rules of the moving body, while pushing your physical limits in a safe and progressive environment. She uses a combination of mindful functional strength, joint mobility and proper stretching to help you reach your goals. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


April 5, 2021 to June 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore a variety of snowshoe trails in beautiful Central Oregon with experienced guide Damian Fagan as he shares his knowledge of winter ecology. This is an intermediate level snowshoeing course; snowshoe trails will vary in length from four to six miles, moderate physical fitness necessary.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the basics of dehydration and techniques to improve the meals you pack for your adventures. This course is great for anyone curious about creating meals for the trail, whether you already own a dehydrator or not, and is suitable for people with dietary restrictions who want to improve their options. The cost of the course includes The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventures written by the instructor.


April 15-29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
There's nothing quite like performing or hearing someone else perform a song you've written. This unique course will help you compose a song you can be proud of. We'll cover the mechanics of songwriting in this talent-boosting series of workshops. Topics covered include song structure, rhyming and phrasing, hooks, melodies and titles, how to find a melody, and more. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced.


April 20, 2021 to May 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
You are invited to celebrate the rich traditions of Fiestas in Spanish-speaking cultures. David Engel will take you on a tour of different cultural fiestas including Semana Santa from Sevilla, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Sant Jordi in Barcelona, and El Cervantino in the Guanajuato region. This course is perfect for the intermediate Spanish language student.


April 9-30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you tired of the wintertime vegetable options? If so, join Chef Holly to celebrate the arrival of spring produce by making flavorful dishes that highlight the season. Participants will learn to create delicious recipes like Asparagus Risotto, Zesty Mint and Green Pea Dip, Roasted Radishes with Balsamic and Basil, and Lemon-Berry Cupcakes! Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, April 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard. Whether you want to provide food for your family, save money, get exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful harvest.


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Learn to make this delicious seasonal pie with a flaky lattice crust that will surely brighten up any spring day. Chef Katie will take the mystery out of how to make the perfect pie dough from scratch and give you tips to avoid the dreaded "soggy bottom." Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Numerous scientific studies confirm the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. Benefits include increased flexibility, balance and strength. Often referred to as a "moving meditation," Tai Chi may also lower blood pressure and reduce stress. International Tai Chi Champion Master JianFeng Chen will help you start your journey of internal energy movement with the 8 and 24 Yang styles using humor, Eastern philosophy and practical application.


April 5, 2021 to May 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 9, 2021 to May 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This two-day per week course is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi course or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle and simple movements help facilitate healing and improve range of motion, flexibility and balance.


March 29, 2021 to April 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the details of the 2018 Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include tax optimization strategies for gifting, Social Security, estate planning and investments including Roth conversions.


Thursday, April 8, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Wednesday, March 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, April 29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tuesday, June 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
A well-stocked pantry can lead to creativity and inspiration! Join Chef Candy as she shares the essential pantry staples she keeps on hand to transform even the most basic items into delicious restaurant-quality food. Chef Candy will provide a list of pantry essentials and demonstrate how to turn everyday ingredients into delicious, flavor-filled dishes in an instant.


Saturday, April 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tomatoes are the most popular garden crop in the USA, yet they are considered by many Central Oregon gardeners to be notoriously difficult to downright impossible to grow. In truth, tomatoes, like all plants, have basic requirements that can be successfully met, even in our high desert climate. Learn the most important factors for success, including light, temperature, variety, and location.


Saturday, April 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Practice your Spanish and discover the world right from the comfort of your own home. David Engel will take you on a journey to explore the extraordinary areas of Machu Picchu, Istanbul, Edinburgh and another secret, undisclosed destination! Learn the remarkable history, the rich culture and the sheer enchantment of these locations.


May 7-28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you have ever had bodywork done such as massage, acupuncture, or other forms of energy work, you have been told to drink plenty of water afterward. Have you ever wondered why? Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to gain a deeper understanding of the critical role that water plays in your health, the surprising history of water research and the current level of scientific understanding - the information may surprise you!


Saturday, May 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to create delicious baked goods without using traditional animal products such as dairy and eggs. Explore the basics of vegan baking substitutes including flaxseed, aquafaba and other plant-based baking options. Learn to bake delicious vegan muffins, quick breads, savory dinner rolls and brownies. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
By late summer, are you overrun with zucchini and tomatoes and wonder what you can do with them besides muffins, salsa and gifting them to your neighbors and friends? Join Chef Holly and explore creative recipes and ideas about how to use these abundant summer vegetables in ways that are flavorful, fresh, and fun!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Subscribing to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable box service is a great way to work seasonal produce into your diet while supporting local farms. For those who may have difficulty identifying the vegetables and how to prepare them, this course will teach tried-and-true tips and healthy, flavorful recipes that cover a variety of local ingredients. The cost of the course includes a small vegetable box delivered to local doorsteps the week before the class so you can cook along with Chef Holly in the comfort of your own home. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed are provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Baja California's beautiful Valle de Guadalupe wine region is a widely undiscovered secret, yet home to 100+ wineries and European-influenced wine scene. Take a tasting tour of Baja and learn about the Mediterranean-like climate that makes the area favorable to growing popular regional wines. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the course so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this fun and interactive course. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Materials and tools are required for this course.


April 24, 2021 to May 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This workshop is a unique opportunity to go from working like a dog to writing like (and about) one. Writing from a dog's point of view requires empathy and research. Bring a dog to life on the page over four class sessions where you will be exposed to literature written from the point of view of dogs and explore the writing process from the perspective of (hu)man's best friends.


April 30, 2021 to May 21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? If so, this is the perfect course for you. Designed for those with zero previous Spanish language learning, this course will take you beyond "hola" and increase your comfort level for learning a new language. If you have had any previous Spanish instruction, please register for a Conversational Spanish course.


April 7-28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM