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.


September 9-11, 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. Learn investment planning techniques and risk avoidance strategies. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


October 22-24, 2019, HCC 0140
Abstract art does not attempt to represent reality but seeks to achieve its essence using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Learn simple techniques to create abstract art from real objects using a variety of mediums including colored pencils, crayons, watercolors and ink.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, BEC 0152
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.
Discover composition elements that will help you create the "WOW" factor. Understand how to use your camera's advanced controls and lenses as creative tools to modify detail, contrast, form, and depth. This course is taught by a professional photographer and intended for students who are interested in specialized techniques such as HDR, focus stacking, night photography, supplemental lighting, panoramas, and tethering.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, HCC 0190
Saturday, October 19, 2019, HCC 0190
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and how you can gain control.


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


Saturday, September 28, 2019, CUL 119
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Finish with different patterns, stitches and embellishments from nature. Materials provided.


Saturday, October 26, 2019, BEC 0152
Interested in going 'on-air'? In this hands-on course, learn the fundamentals of radio programming, including running the mixer and mics, planning for music/talk shows and developing your own style.


September 28, 2019 to October 1, 2019, BEC 0154
Saturday, September 28, 2019, BEC 0154
September 28, 2019 to October 3, 2019, BEC 0154
Does the music of dueling banjos get your toes tapping? Do you love bluegrass music? Are you interested in playing the 5-string banjo but don't know where to start? This class is for you! Learn everything from the basics of how to hold and tune the instrument, to basic bluegrass banjo techniques and tablature* and playing basic finger patterns and beginning songs. Bring a 5-string banjo, thumb pick, two finger picks and an electronic tuner.


September 24, 2019 to October 29, 2019, RTEC 209
Embrace the world of ballet with experienced dance instructor Hilary Crockett. Practice proper warm up techniques using the barre, center work and across the floor combinations. Learn ballet terminology while increasing flexibility and coordination in an encouraging environment.


September 27, 2019 to November 8, 2019, MAZ STDO
Clawhammer banjo, also known as frailing or down-picking, has been around for at least 200 years. Considered more of a folk style than Scruggs/3-finger style, it is still quite popular among aficionados of American Folk and Old-Time music.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the basics of cross-country ski touring including how to walk, glide, climb, stop, turn and use poles. This class is designed for those who have seldom or never been on skis or those who are coming back to the sport. You'll learn the most efficient diagonal stride and how to control your speed. A solid base of fitness is essential. Information regarding equipment and preparation will be discussed at the classroom session.


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


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


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


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


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


October 10, 2019 to December 12, 2019, BEC 0151
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls.


July 9, 2019 to August 29, 2019, BEC 0151
August 6-29, 2019, RDM1 108
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RDM1 108
October 7, 2019 to December 4, 2019, SAC
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


July 9, 2019 to August 29, 2019, BEC 0151
August 6-29, 2019, RDM1 108
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0151
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RDM1 108
Discover the art of making flaky scones and biscuits by cutting butter into flour and handling the dough quickly and gently for a delicate, mouthwatering pastry. Explore tricks to make crumbly, moist and delicate muffins. Menu may include Sweet Potato Biscuits, Cheddar Herb Biscuits, Dried Cherry Almond Scones and Fruit Muffins.


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


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


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


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


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


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


July 30, 2019 to August 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
November 12-14, 2019, HCC 0140
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.


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


July 29, 2019 to August 29, 2019, PEN 0226
Give your landscape photography skills a boost in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. This three part course includes a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques, gear and optimal lighting, a field excursion to Smith Rock where you will practice capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. Class will also explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear, field session and experience.


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


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

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


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

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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan - Are you confused about the differences between these popular diets? Wondering which one might be the best for you? This class navigates the philosophies of each diet by highlighting their advantages and shortcomings. Learn how to determine which one might be a good fit for your health goals and lifestyle.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, HCC 0140
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. Textbook is required for this course.


September 30, 2019 to October 30, 2019, BHS D-7
September 30, 2019 to December 2, 2019, CAS 117
October 1, 2019 to December 10, 2019, RTEC 136
October 1, 2019 to December 10, 2019, CAS 104
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend in-class time expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary. The primary outcome of this course is to build vocabulary and communication skills.


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


October 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RTEC 136
October 3, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 247
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.


July 18, 2019 to August 22, 2019, HCC 0190
September 30, 2019 to December 9, 2019, CAS 248
This Conversational Spanish V - Special Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop Spanish-speaking skills through literature, films, music and conversation. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials. Prerequisites: Conversational Spanish IV and/or V or instructor approval.


July 22, 2019 to August 26, 2019, HCC 0190
This Conversational Spanish V - Special Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop and practice Spanish-speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by viewing portions of various Spanish language films and engaging with the instructor using advanced Spanish. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials.


October 2, 2019 to December 4, 2019, CAS 248
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. Class will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique.


August 6-29, 2019, RDM1 108
September 24, 2019 to December 5, 2019, RDM1 108
Build core strength and muscle endurance in a supportive environment. Focus will be on proper technique, using movements that emphasize injury resilience and prevention. Targeted exercises will be used to gradually build strength, stamina, confidence and body awareness.


July 10, 2019 to August 28, 2019, BEC 0151
For students with no previous knowledge of Spanish. Intensive language instruction with an emphasis on developing basic communication skills in Spanish.


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For students who have had a brief introduction to Spanish. This course will review the present tense fundamentals of verb conjugation and vocabulary.


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For students who have been introduced to the present tense.


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For students who have a working knowledge of the present tense.


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Intermediate-Mid level is designed to continue building grammatical structures that focus on speaking, reading, writing, and understanding.


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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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. Students should have a working knowledge and command of most tenses.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For students with a minimum of three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join us for the second in a series of planting workshops! Take your spring planters into the next season and create a showstopper with a mix of beautiful blooms and foliage plants to last through the summer. The plant combinations will be carefully selected to suit the season.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
We often hear that we need to incorporate more whole grains into our diets. Learn about various whole grains and how to cook them so they taste great. In this hands-on class, students will create several different whole grain dishes using traditional ingredients as well as exciting new ones.


Sunday, October 20, 2019, CUL 117
Flash fiction and nonfiction are increasingly popular and sought after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing.  In this workshop, students will better understand the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating some drafts of flash pieces using prompts, and workshopping those pieces with one another.


August 3-10, 2019, HCC 0260
Ray Bradbury said: "Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations." In this workshop, we'll learn how to create characters, wind them up, and let them go-our only job is to try to keep up with them. We'll learn techniques and exercises to let our characters do all the work for us.


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


Saturday, November 23, 2019, HCC 0230
Avoid spoon-feeding your readers too much exposition and invite them deep into your story. In this Creative Writing Workshop, we'll draw on techniques from prose and poetry that emotionally engage readers and allow them their own discovery while maintaining clarity. We'll look at examples of absorbing prose and poetry, and work with prompts and exercises that help us build a mutually rewarding relationship with our audience.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, HCC 0260
In this workshop, we'll look at using plot points to create works of fiction and nonfiction. We'll also look at the pros and cons of outlining our work vs. letting it all hang out, and participate in writing exercises that help us understand how we can manage both sides of the coin.


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


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


October 19, 2019 to November 16, 2019, CUL 117
Do you have digital photos stored in multiple locations or printed photos hidden away in boxes? If you are feeling overwhelmed by your photos and looking for a way to better organize and preserve your precious memories, this course is for you. Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman to identify your own personal strategy for managing your photos and techniques to create a beautiful collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations. Bring 20-50 digital photos on a flash drive, laptop, tablet or phone for this interactive course.


July 10-17, 2019, CHLAB 207
September 30, 2019 to October 7, 2019, CHLAB 207
Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking risotto and zabaglione in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at the Cascade Culinary Institute. Learn secrets and techniques for creating the northern Italian creamy rice dish, paired with a traditional Italian custard dessert. At completion of class, students will enjoy the dishes and a glass of wine together.


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


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, CUL 117
Learn the basics of construction framing in this hands-on, scale project class.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, RTEC 116
Develop your own artistic language in this fast-paced introduction to drawing. A variety of techniques will be explored to help you build fundamental drawing and composition skills.


June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, PEN 0105
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RTEC 113
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, PRI 127
Do you ever find yourself feeling bad about the amount of food you throw in the trash or compost? This class will take a light and humorous approach to teaching you how to use the "bits" you don't know what to do with at the end of the day. Come prepared with an open mind, pen and paper, and a hunger for adventure as you explore the new beginnings of the old scraps!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This four-hour food writing workshop will encompass readings, writing exercises, sharing work, and discussion of writing practices and resources. This workshop is designed to bring creativity into the world of food-writing, or more specifically, to use food as a subject for creative writing.


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


Tuesday, August 6, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, July 27, 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, August 17, 2019, MDR 114
Saturday, October 12, 2019, RTEC 136
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth. This overview of estate planning addresses probate, estate and capital gains taxes, health and long-term care planning, and legal and financial options.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, BEC 0154
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching. All skill levels welcome.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019, PRI 127
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching.


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


Saturday, October 12, 2019, PRI 127
Students will create three different pies and tarts using delicious fall fruit. Learn how to make a flaky pie dough, caramel sauce, and caramelized pears to use in a beautiful upside down tart. Recipes will include Pumpkin Butternut Squash Pie with Pecan Topping, Cranberry Orange Caramel Tart and Pear Tart Tatine. Any one of these tarts/pies would be a welcome addition to your holiday table!


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 116
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends! Bring $35.00 cash or check to class to pay instructor for starter kit (jar, starter culture and instructions).


Saturday, October 26, 2019, CUL 119
This course applies artistic technique to drawing the human anatomy, figure and portraiture. Representational as well as expressive approaches will be applied. All skill levels supported in this course. Instructor will provide one-on-one coaching based on each individual student's needs.


June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, PEN 0105
Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing or painting the human figure. This class offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed male and female models.


September 27, 2019 to December 6, 2019, PCA 0000
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. Parents of young children face unique and important challenges. The earlier the planning starts, the more success you will have. Learn how to prioritize and plan for this new reality including college savings, protecting your family, and much more.


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


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


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


July 29, 2019 to August 29, 2019, CAS 102
Sharpen your woodworking skills. This class is designed for the beginning woodworking student. Learn universal woodworking basics including shop safety, sharpening, tool use and maintenance, wood selection, and more.


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


October 20, 2019 to December 8, 2019, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. Each month, we will explore a theme through reading short pieces of writing, engaging in silent writing to suggested prompts, and sharing our raw (but often exciting!) pieces with one another. December 8: "Beat Spirit": We will use some of the techniques of the Beat writers (many of them "borrowed" from the Surrealist writers!) to get in touch with our inner cool cats. Expect to play with word collage, collaborative writing exercises, and automatic writing.


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


Sunday, November 17, 2019, RDM3 306
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. They stretch your writing practice by introducing new frameworks and forms, spark fresh ideas or dig up buried memories, and offer a place to share fellowship with other writers. October 20 topic: "Writing What You See." We will use a variety of images to create characters, settings, and inspire scenes.


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


September 23, 2019 to December 11, 2019, CAS 102
Join COCC professor, Janet Gesme and COCC credit students to practice your fledgling German language skills this summer.  This five-week class will explore humor in German literature and film of the 20th century through the lens of the culture and political climate in which it was written.


June 24, 2019 to July 24, 2019, HCC 0140
Would you like to earn money by working from home (or anywhere else) via computer? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into money in the bank.



August 1-22, 2019, SCI 0190
Looking for a way to earn money from home? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into money in the bank. We'll zoom in on exactly how to create content that sells and where to find publishers who will pay well for your work. Get coached by a seasoned pro writer who reveals the best path to take and the dead ends to avoid.


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


October 15, 2019 to November 5, 2019, RTEC 224
Bring a world of flavor to your dinner table with easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces. You will gain mastery in sauces of various ethnic traditions such as Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce, and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, CUL 119
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.


August 5-19, 2019, RIVERS
The term "grounding" is showing up increasingly in terms of its relationship to our health. Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett as she provides an overview of the topic including the history, scientific contributions and health benefits of grounding. Students will learn several easy techniques that can help to ground one's self.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, CHLAB 301
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio. Bring $15 check for cost of test. Students age 16 or older may register for this class but those under age 18 must attend with a paid parent or adult.


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


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


Tuesday, July 23, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, CHLAB 301
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Scientific studies have validated that Reiki treatments can shorten recovery times after surgeries and injuries, lower resting heart rate and blood pressure, and impart feelings of peace and calm. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Receive documentation of completion as a Reiki I practitioner. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Bring a pen, journal, water and a lunch.


Saturday, October 19, 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. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Bring a pen, journal, water and a lunch.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, DPLSI
Freshen up your summer picnic and potluck recipes. Learn to create healthy new side dishes and desserts that are sure to impress. Each dish 'travels well' to your destination and won't go bad on a warm summer day.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, CUL 119
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, August 17, 2019, PON 0206
Autumn weather is the perfect invitation to create satisfying, rich stews for your family. In this class, students will use a variety of kitchen skills to create delicious stews hearty enough to be a full meal. Learn to make new stew recipes such as Tuscan White Bean, Kale and Pork, Oyster and Mexican Green Chile, and Chicken stew.


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


Sunday, November 17, 2019, CUL 117
Many cultures throughout the world utilize herbs as tonics for healthy aging. Explore many of these herbal traditions and the use of herbal tonics to strengthen immunity, endurance and longevity. Learn about individual herbs and explore age-old formulas.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019, BEC 0152
Wondering how to use herbs for healing? This hands-on class will help you explore how to make and use simple herbal remedies. Learn to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, liniments, salves and syrups. Join Registered Herbalist Holly Hutton to have some fun with herbs.


Thursday, July 18, 2019, BEC 0152
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health. Leave with recipes to make easy herbal remedies at home.


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


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


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


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 119
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.


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


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page color publications


September 30, 2019 to October 2, 2019, LIB 0118
Work alongside credit students to enhance ceramic hand-building and wheel throwing skills. This course has continued focus on complex thrown and hand built forms with attention to design elements, as well as the understanding of glaze formulation, testing and kiln firing. Materials are required for this course.


July 29, 2019 to August 29, 2019, PEN 0226
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, PEN 0226
Enhance the impact of your photos by understanding the elements of image composition. Take your camera off "auto" to explore more advanced camera settings. This course is taught by a professional photographer and is intended for students who are familiar with DSLR camera controls and wish to become more proficient with adjustable shutter, aperture and other advanced manual controls.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, HCC 0190
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.


June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, OCH 0204
September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, MDR 115
Let's dance! Whether you are new to dance or have years of experience, all will enjoy learning easy to follow choreography using Broadway musical numbers from shows like A Chorus Line, Chicago and Singin' in the Rain. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and shoes.


September 23, 2019 to November 4, 2019, BEC 0151
Argentine Tango is a vibrant social dance that has gained popularity all over the world. Learn the fundamentals as well as the movement, rhythm and culture behind this beautiful dance. Come join the exciting world of Argentine Tango in a fun and supportive environment. Wear shoes that allow you to pivot easily and slide into the exciting world of Argentine Tango. No partner or experience required.


September 23, 2019 to November 18, 2019, BEC 0151
This course will take an in-depth look at the Cryptocurrency System, a financial system our world could be moving towards. Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them.


August 6-29, 2019, CHLAB 301
This is a great place to start learning metal fabrication and the use of machine tools. Gain skills using hand tools, band saw, drill press, metal lathe, milling machines, and more.


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


Saturday, November 2, 2019, BEC 0152
This interactive, fun, hands-on class will teach you the basics of how to navigate your smartphone using the touchscreen. Practice using shortcuts on your smartphone and learn effective ways to keep in touch with family and friends through various applications.


July 9, 2019 to August 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
September 30, 2019 to October 23, 2019, BEC 0152
Looking for a new hobby or to hone your welding skills? This introductory course will cover basic welding processes. It includes relevant safety topics and an introduction to shielded metal arc welding.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Jesse Felder worked at the largest firm on Wall Street, co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, and has managed investment portfolios in Bend for over a decade. Invest Like the Best is a survival guide to investing in the financial markets, and will focus on how to build a sound, low cost investment portfolio for any environment.


August 5-26, 2019, CHLAB 301
October 7-28, 2019, LIB 0001
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, and apps that add features and benefits.


Monday, October 7, 2019, CHLAB 301
Monday, November 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


July 13-27, 2019, HORSETALK
September 28, 2019 to October 12, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


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


Saturday, July 20, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, October 5, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, October 12, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class. Materials are required for this class.


Saturday, September 21, 2019, HCC 0260
You don't have to be German to love Bratwurst. Learn to make fresh Bratwurst from start to finish. Explore different sausages and curing techniques and then jump in to make your own, just in time for summer grilling season.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, CUL 117
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives.


Thursday, October 17, 2019, BEC 0152
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, August 20, 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. It is taught by using a functional approach, an engaging video program, and robust multimedia integration to help students explore the richness of Chinese language and culture. There are no prerequisites for this course.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CAS 102
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this 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.


June 24, 2019 to July 16, 2019, MOD 0101
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this intermediate Mandarin Chinese class. Chinese 201 is the first course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture. Prerequisites: CHN 103


September 23, 2019 to December 11, 2019, CAS 102
Discover how easy it is to emboss designs into copper and brass to create beautiful pieces of art. Learn about the tools and techniques necessary to create these unique designs. Students will walk away with two finished pieces, one in copper and one in brass.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Tacos Al Pastor are a staple on the Mexico City street food scene. How did a Middle Eastern cooking technique end up in the heart of Mexico? Explore this fun fact while learning to cook this delicious street food. Class will also make Mexican grilled corn with chilies and lime, a trio of salsas and guacamole to accompany the Tacos Al Pastor. Enjoy a demonstration on how to make homemade corn tortillas.



Saturday, December 7, 2019, CUL 117
Discover simple design and composition techniques to create a collage using a variety of materials: magazines, colored paper, watercolors, corks, straws, small boxes, strings, cords and fabrics.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you worried about it being too hot to turn on your stove or oven this summer? Learn healthy, no-cook recipes that are ready to go without ever having to light a flame. With a handful of simple ingredients and an imagination, no-cook meals in the summer become a cinch.


Sunday, July 21, 2019, CUL 117
Explore how to strengthen a painting's composition with Notan, the Japanese term for "light-dark harmony." Notan can be used to create different patterns of light and dark element in a painting. Learn how to apply basic Notan techniques to reveal the balance behind a painting. Students may want to bring a lunch or snack. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


August 7-28, 2019, RTEC 224
Learn how to support your digestive, circulatory and immune systems to prevent a variety of health challenges as you age. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can promote healthier living.


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


Saturday, December 7, 2019, BEC 0152
Parti-Gyle is a historic brewing technique that brewers still use to make two beers from a single mash. Learn about recipe design, sensory analysis and off-flavors while brewing your own Parti-Gyle mash on COCC's Sabco Brew System at Geist Beerworks in Redmond. Learn from a professional, award-winning commercial brewer in this hands-on class and find out how to get your "parti" started right. Students need to bring $15 cash or check to the first class to cover the cost of materials and beer samples. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID. Brewing experience helpful but not necessary.


October 12, 2019 to November 16, 2019, Geist Beerworks
With guidance from a professional and an easy-to-use software program, you can save thousands of dollars and be better prepared for your future. You will have rare access to the #1 financial planning software in the industry to ensure that you leave this class with a comprehensive personal retirement analysis. If registering with your partner, partner's fee is only $25. Phone registration is required if you want the couples discount.


October 1-15, 2019, LIB 0117
You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to take the next step towards visiting with your pet in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other facilities.


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


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


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


Saturday, August 17, 2019, CUL 117
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as she inspires you to fill your sketchbook with descriptive pen lines, textures and tonal pen washes. This class takes place both in the classroom and outside, providing an opportunity for students to learn to draw trees, shrubs and flowers. Students will explore how to use fountain pens and watercolor brush markers to add tone and color to a figure with step-by-step instruction.


July 22-31, 2019, BEC 0152
In this poetry workshop, we'll dig into poems of scarcity and abundance and practice a variety of prompts and techniques to create our own poetic take on the natural world.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, HCC 0230
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game.


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


Saturday, November 23, 2019, HCC 0260
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your writing game, whatever your genre. 


Saturday, August 10, 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. You will be gently guided by a certified professional coach to clarify, align, and write your life vision and purpose statements based on your core values and guiding principles, and take actions that produce intentional results.


November 7-14, 2019, CHLAB 301
This class introduces students to basic Raku firing techniques. Continuing Education students will work alongside credit students in this five week course taught by COCC faculty. To participate in this course, students should have experience with ceramics. Materials are required for this course.


September 27, 2019 to October 26, 2019, PEN 0226
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.


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


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


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


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


Tuesday, October 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Self-publish your novel, memoir, book of poetry or artwork. In this workshop series, you'll learn how to format your manuscript for a professional-looking interior, design covers that catch readers' eyes in print and online, and use print-on-demand (POD) services to distribute the finished product.


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


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


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


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


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


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


July 22, 2019 to August 14, 2019, CHLAB 301
October 29, 2019 to November 21, 2019, BEC 0152
Whether you're a singer, musician, writer, poet, or a combination of all those gifts, this could be the class for you. Each week, we'll cover a topic on the mechanics of songwriting. After that, there will be time for hands-on practice of the techniques covered.


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


Saturday, September 28, 2019, CUL 117
You don't have to give up soups during the summer. Cool off with classic chilled soup recipes such as Gazpacho and Vichyssoise. Pair them with a delicious Blue Cheese and Apple Walnut Salad or Wilted Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and you have a perfect summer meal. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For the ultimate summer BBQ, make these elegant but easy appetizers to impress your guests. Learn to create five fantastic appetizers including Fusion Wontons, Salmon Lox Crostini, Bacon-Wrapped Bleu Cheese Dates, Sausage Jalepeno Poppers, and Bruschetta Antipasta. As a bonus, students will create a Southwest Roasted Garlic plate that is sure to make you the best BBQ host in the neighborhood.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, CUL 117
Learn quick and easy summer sauces to heighten the taste of your summer dishes. Recipes will include fresh pesto sauce and bread, peanut sauce with spring rolls, chimichurri with steak skewers, and tapenade to pair with crostini. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Summer cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious summer dinner. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, PRI 127
Start your day with vegetables! Summer season offers an array of vegetables with abundant colors and flavors. 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. Explore a host of benefits that vegetables contribute to our health while Diane demonstrates making the following recipes: Cauliflower Cake, Sausage Egg Muffins, and Asparagus, Mushroom & Potato Hash.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, CUL 118
Relax and renew with this gentle 3-hour summer workshop. Yoga can help you find ways to move more freely as your activity level increases during the summer months.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen from China, and learn the foundations of Tai Chi. Start with the 8 and 24 Yang styles in a relaxing space. This class is for both new and advanced students who want to know the form, science, and martial art application behind each move.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle & simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


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


Saturday, October 19, 2019, CUL 119
Learn the details of the 2018 Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include tax optimization strategies for Gifting, Social Security, Estate Planning and Investments including Roth conversions.


Thursday, September 19, 2019, HCC 0140
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. This course will provide you with in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, RTEC 209
Thursday, August 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
Wednesday, September 25, 2019, CHLAB 301
Thursday, September 26, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, RTEC 209
Wednesday, November 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!


August 5-26, 2019, CCC 116
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.


October 10, 2019 to November 14, 2019, Natural Mind Dharma Center
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 8, 2019 to June 9, 2020, CHLAB 301
Fall vegetables can be roasted to sweet caramelized perfection and paired with a rich flavorful cheese and a flaky pastry to make a delicious savory pie. Pair with a salad or soup and you have a hearty winter meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, November 2, 2019, CUL 116
Make the shift from cool summer salads to warm winter salads packed with the greens and vegetables you love. In this hands-on class, you will make and sample three award-winning salads that will impress those at your table this winter. All salads will be prepared gluten and dairy-free.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, CUL 117
Explore the techniques necessary to create a beautiful watercolor postcard. Topics include color theory, brush handling and how light impacts a painting. This is the Reader's Digest version of how to create a successful small painting and a great fit for those who may want to paint while traveling.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, BEC 0152
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 4, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, BEC 0152
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0152
Monday, November 18, 2019, RDM3 306
This class takes a peek at two different varieties of grapes used to make two different styles of wine. Taste and explore the varieties of red and white wines created by different grapes grown in vineyards around the world. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


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


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 120
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Great for beginners or those who have taken the class in the past and want to learn some new skills.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, RDM3 309
Saturday, November 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Would you like to take your short stories to the next level? Let's analyze how to make that happen! This class will teach you all the skills you need to create short stories with greater impact. Award winning author and college educator Kat Mattingly will focus on 'raising the stakes' regarding your plot, along with how to create powerful characters and compelling dialogue. What makes a story unforgettable? How do you pen satisfying takeaways a reader will always remember? Kat has short fiction published in over a dozen themed anthologies and several print magazines. Her short story collection, Fractured Hearts, includes 4 award-winning stories. Be sure to bring your laptop and a snack.


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


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


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


September 24, 2019 to November 12, 2019, PRI 119
September 25, 2019 to November 13, 2019, RDM1 108
Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment.  Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while  focusing on pain-free range of motion.  All experience and skill levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat.


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


Saturday, October 19, 2019, BEC 0152
If you're 15-18 years old, you can train to volunteer for KPOV, High Desert Completing this class will qualify you to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV.


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