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.


May 13-27, 2019, RIVERS
September 9-11, 2019, RIVERS
This class will focus on the most beneficial fundamentals of the full-swing and the short game with an emphasis on understanding why the ball does what it does. Learn new ways to correct instead of compensate on the course.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover the secrets of popular Thai dishes in this five-hour workshop. Students will begin their journey by learning to make Som Tam Thai, a green papaya salad with dried shrimp. They will then create Nam Prik Kaeng Dang, a red curry paste made from scratch to use in the recipe for Kaeng Pet Kai Normai On (chicken and bamboo shoots in red curry). Finally,students will learn to make Pad Thai, which is so much more than noodles! Bring an apron, sharp chef's knife, take-home containers and a sense of adventure.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spend the afternoon tasting and exploring different beer styles. Award winning homebrewer, Steve Brainerd, will guide you through the tour and teach you about what makes each style unique. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, July 13, 2019
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
Join the strawberry craze and learn how to make beautiful and delicious desserts with these local gems while they are in season. Students will make a strawberry rhubarb pie and tartlettes filled with vanilla pastry cream, topped with a crown of glazed, sliced strawberries.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, CUL 116
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. Men and women end up riding the hormone roller coaster as many hormones fluctuate throughout the day, the week and the month.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, RDM3 305
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!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


July 11, 2019 to August 15, 2019, RTEC 209
Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills.


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


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If you are new to fly fishing, or if you need a refresher, spend some time on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast with lots of time to practice on grass.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Establish a foundation of skills & practice with individual coaching by your instructor. Bring an acoustic guitar.


May 4, 2019 to June 1, 2019, 9th Street Village
Do you listen to country or bluegrass music and enjoy the lovely strains and driving leads of the mandolin? Perhaps you play guitar or banjo and would like to expand your musical horizons. Come explore how to play the mandolin with step-by-step instructions.


July 9, 2019 to August 13, 2019, RTEC 209
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set.


April 2, 2019 to May 21, 2019, PEN 0226
April 4, 2019 to May 23, 2019, PEN 0226
Learn the captivating movements, isolations and shimmies of Egyptian belly dance! This class introduces and reviews all the basic moves, then gently leads into combinations and short choreographies.


April 11, 2019 to May 30, 2019, BEC 0151
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM1 108
April 15, 2019 to June 5, 2019, SAC
June 17, 2019 to July 10, 2019, SAC
July 9, 2019 to August 29, 2019, BEC 0151
August 6-29, 2019, RDM1 108
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM1 108
April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, BEC 0151
July 9, 2019 to August 29, 2019, BEC 0151
August 6-29, 2019, RDM1 108
Experience the superb birding opportunities that the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and fields around Burns, OR offer in the spring. Known for concentrations of waterfowl, sandhill cranes and raptors, the area also offers great opportunities to view and photograph owls, shorebirds and songbirds. In mid-May, the area hosts a songbird migration with warblers, vireos, tanagers, and orioles. Transportation, instruction, guiding and picnic lunches included.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Capture flowers and other botanical subjects on paper in a series of simple steps. Learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.


April 29, 2019 to May 20, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the world of nighttime photography in this hands-on course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before guiding you through the many aspects of nighttime photography. The second session will consist of a field excursion to Sparks Lake where you will actively apply the lessons learned to capture the incredible night sky. In the final session, explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques.


July 30, 2019 to August 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
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. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before diving in to optimal lighting and finding inspiration. The second session will consist of a field excursion to Smith Rock where you will actively apply the lessons learned by capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. In the final session, explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through the viewing and analyzing of a selection of films. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


April 4, 2019 to June 13, 2019, CAS 115
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

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


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

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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan - 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.


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


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


May 21, 2019 to June 13, 2019, HCC 0230
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
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
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
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.


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


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


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


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


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 115
For students with one to two years of study at the college level or the equivalent. Students should have a command of the present tense and a working knowledge of the past and future tenses.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 118
For students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish or the equivalent. Students should have a working knowledge and command of most tenses.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 248
This course is for students with a minimum of two to three years of college level Spanish, or the equivalent. It will review difficult areas of the preterite, imperfect tenses, and present subjunctive mood.


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


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 101
This course is for students with a minimum of three years of college-level Spanish or the equivalent. Vocabulary enrichment will be highlighted through idioms, proverbs, synonyms, and antonyms.


June 24-28, 2019, CAS 101

Not ready for your COSSI experienceto end? Join COSSI instructor and environmental expert Armando Alcalde on afour-hour outdoor workshop on Friday afternoon. Explore a beautiful stretch ofthe Deschutes River while learning about ecology.  During our 1-2 milewalk we will also discuss geology, regional watershed topics and identifyplants and animals.  This session is a fun way to expand your naturalhistory Spanish vocabulary and develop a deeper understanding of river ecosystems. All levels welcome but class is taught at an intermediate and above level.



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.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, Celebrate the Season
If a roller coaster went straight and level, it would just be a quick train ride. In this two-day workshop, you'll learn how to make your stories (fictional and nonfictional) interesting and exciting by exploring a variety of craft methods to hook, engage, and hold your readers, even after they've finished reading.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Assuming that your readers are human, it's the characters in your story (fictional or nonfictional) and the way they interact with the world that keeps their interest. Plot and story are important, but only in the way they affect and change your characters. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn to develop and define characters as multi-dimensional people that your readers care about, then let them loose on the world.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you have digital photos stored in multiple locations? Are your printed photos hidden away in boxes, drawers or closets? If you are feeling overwhelmed by your photos and looking for a way to better organize and preserve your precious memories, this course is for you.


July 10-17, 2019, CHLAB 207
Welcome to the COCC Continuing Education Dinner Series. This term, students will get the opportunity to interact with Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking Fish en Papillote in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at Cascade Culinary Institute. This technique is an easy, healthy, and flavorful way to cook fish; sealed in its own parchment paper pouch, the fish is essentially steamed and infused with flavor inside a convenient little package.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019, CUL 118
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Develop your own artistic language in this fast-paced introduction to drawing. A variety of techniques will be explored to help you build fundamental drawing and composition skills.


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, MDR 116
June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, PEN 0105
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!


Sunday, July 28, 2019, CUL 117
 Inflammation is most commonly associated with injury or surgery as the body's temporary reaction to help it heal. However, the U.S. has an epidemic of another type of inflammation that is internal, invisible, systemic and chronic. It's often painless and can be difficult to detect. Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels and the brain.


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, August 6, 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
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, BEC 0154
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating to situational contacts with people including home, sports, school, and daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 5-7.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating people, home, sports, school, & daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 8-12.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn about the natural, cultural and historical wonders of Fort Rock and Christmas Valley with expert guide Damian Fagan. Explore trails around Fort Rock and Crack-in-the-Ground as you learn about these unique volcanic features and the history of the region. Hiking trails range up to 4 miles in length and require climbing up and over uneven terrain.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
To enjoy fly fishing you only need a few supplies and a good guide who can show you how to read a river and identify where the fish are biting. Bring your basic skills and you'll learn about native game species and secrets of the Crooked River as well as fly selection, catch and release techniques and river preservation and ethics.


Saturday, June 8, 2019
Begin your adventure on dry land with a general overview of equipment and terminology. Learn basic knots, how to string up a fly rod, and how to fly cast. Practice casting on grass to prepare for your afternoon on the river. Once you've gotten the hang of casting, the class will move to the Crooked River where you can use your new casting skills. You'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics.


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


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


April 10, 2019 to May 29, 2019, SHS
Central Oregon is a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This class will explore medicinal garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques and recommended herbs for this region.


June 5-8, 2019, BEC 0152
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
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.


May 14-28, 2019, RIVERS
August 5-19, 2019, RIVERS
The term, "grounding" is showing up increasingly in terms of its relationship to our health. While historically often equated with new age philosophy, research and findings from the disciplines of science and physics are now able to explain what it is, what it means, and its critical importance to our health and wellbeing.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Those two little adrenal glands sitting atop your kidneys are big players in how you feel and function. Are you tired, easily stressed, lacking motivation, irritable or depressed? Your adrenals may be worn down from years of stress, propped up with sugar or caffeine, and no longer putting out the hormones you need for hundreds of body functions.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. The most common Candida infection happens in the intestines. It often develops from an overuseof antibiotics or too much sugar.


Tuesday, July 23, 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. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, DPLSI
For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, DPLSI
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
Explore the practice of HeartMath meditation and how to achieve a state known as heart coherence - the measurable synchronization of our physical, mental, and emotional states. Supported with 15 years of research from the Institute of HeartMath, this practice offers profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn CPR in an interactive and empowering environment. Perfect for the general public, this class includes adult and child CPR and AED, infant CPR; medical, injury, and environmental emergency first aid training.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, PON 0206
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
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
The common perception of Comedy Improvisation is people are just "making things up."  In reality, Improv has formal rules and structure guiding players to success.  Join Master Improviser, Actor/Director, Renny Temple, in an interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage, and for life, for life is also improvised - no script and no cue cards.  Every day, unrehearsed words are spoken and ideas shared.


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.


July 9-11, 2019, BEC 0156
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.
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.


July 29, 2019 to August 29, 2019, PEN 0226
Building on techniques learned in Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, students will learn Bluegrass and folk tunes using a variety of tunings. Students are expected to have taken the Beginning Clawhammer class or have experience playing simple clawhammer banjo tunes. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, July 13, 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.


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, RDM3 309
April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, PRI 120
June 24, 2019 to July 25, 2019, OCH 0204
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


April 2, 2019 to June 6, 2019, RDM3 306
This interactive, fun, hands-on class will teach you the basics of how to navigate your smartphone using the touchscreen. Practice using shortcuts on your smartphone and learn effective ways to keep in touch with family and friends through various applications.


April 29, 2019 to May 24, 2019, CHLAB 301
July 9, 2019 to August 1, 2019, CHLAB 301
Watercolor painting can be an adventure with unique results. Join professional watercolorist Barbara Dubina as she demonstrates the simplicity of watercolor to the beginning painter.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Looking for a new hobby or to hone your welding skills? This introductory course will cover basic welding processes. It includes relevant safety topics and an introduction to shielded metal arc welding.


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


August 5-26, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn basic cake baking and decorating skills.  In this class, students will bake their own 6" layer cake from start to finish. This will include making butter cream filling and practicing simple piping basics to give your cake a personal flair.  Go home with a professional looking cake you created!  If you have your own piping kit, bring it, otherwise tips will be provided.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This three part series is great for anyone considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons or with a general interest in horses. This series explores how to communicate with horses, how to care for horses and how to prepare for owning a horse. Register in the full series and save $28.


June 1-15, 2019, HORSETALK
July 13-27, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 1: Communicating with Horses, you will learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 13, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 2: Caring for Horses, you will learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.


Saturday, June 8, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 20, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 3: From Gear to Go with Horses, you will learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, June 15, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 27, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


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


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


April 2, 2019 to June 13, 2019, CAS 101
June 24, 2019 to July 16, 2019, MOD 0101
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.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


Saturday, July 13, 2019, BEC 0152
This fun, interactive and hands-on class will introduce students to the fundamentals of bartending. Topics discussed in this class will include the process of distilling, the brief history & characteristics that differentiate each distilled spirit, and much more! Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


June 1-2, 2019, CUL 120
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
Award-winning author and college educator  Kathryn Mattingly will introduce you to the art of novel writing. Explore the essential building blocks for the fiction book or memoir you might wish to pen one day. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered.


May 1-22, 2019, CCC 116
August 7-28, 2019, RTEC 224
Starting in our 50's, our nutrient needs increase and become closer to those of the average athlete! This is because our major systems tend to weaken as we age. This class will examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us be healthier as we age.


Tuesday, June 25, 2019, CHLAB 301
You can obtain the Oregon Alcohol Service Permit quickly by taking this interactive course that will give you the knowledge to serve alcohol responsibly. This course includes a workbook that is yours to keep and use as a workplace reference guide. Permits are valid in the state of Oregon for five years. Students must be 18 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Planning a successful hike, backpacking trip or other outdoor adventure takes some skill, strategy and a touch of luck. Learn what it takes to get off the beaten path and explore the backcountry. This series includes 5 interactive class sessions: Get in Shape, Get your Gear, Get a Plan, Get Confident and Get There. The series concludes with a field session to practice the knowledge and skills gained.


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


May 6, 2019 to June 3, 2019, BEC 0152
With guidance from a professional and an easy-to-use software program, you can save thousands of dollars and be better prepared for your future. You will have rare access to the #1 financial planning software in the industry to ensure that you leave this class with a comprehensive personal retirement analysis.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Perspective is a drawing technique that gives objects the appearance of going back in space, showing distance and depth. This class will focus on easy, step-by-step instructions for creating one and two-point perspective drawings.


June 4-6, 2019, BEC 0152
You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, June 29, 2019, RTEC 124
Photoshop is the industry standard for image manipulation and transformation. Learn the essential skills needed to get the most out of this powerful program. Explore which tools work best for specific jobs, how to effectively use palettes and how to customize your workspace.


June 10-17, 2019, LIB 0118
Pilates is a method of achieving mind and body connections for safe, effective movement. Pilates principles can be applied to people of all ages and abilities.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 0260
Sure, you'd love to have a regular writing practice to express yourself in a poem or two, but who has the time? This poetry workshop will help you discover creative and schedule-friendly ways to find the time and brain space you need to get that poem on the page.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, HCC 0190
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
Express yourself in the poem that only you can write. In this poetry workshop, we'll apply craft elements to our own lyric imaginations and everyday experience to get to the heart of the matter in poetry that reflects your unique voice.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This class will empower you to access your own inner wisdom, power and passion.


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


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive, powerful hands on healing practice that is rising in popularity. 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.


Saturday, June 29, 2019, CHLAB 301
Have you checked in to Heartburn Hotel? It may be time to re-evaluate your travel plans! Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
A Female, Single Quad has four private bedrooms each with a twin XL bed. Your cost includes a five-night stay in your own private bedroom and shared living space and bathroom. Rooms include twin XL bed, closet, desk and chair.


June 23-28, 2019, WIK
A Male, Single Quad has four private bedrooms each with a twin XL bed. Your cost includes a five-night stay in your own private bedroom and shared living space and bathroom. Rooms include twin XL bed, closet, desk and chair.


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


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


Thursday, May 30, 2019, HCC 0230
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.


June 19-26, 2019, HCC 0190
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
¡Mmm, Delicioso! Explore Spanish tapas and wine with professionally trained chef instructor, Candy Argondizza and wine educator, Sarah Wolcott. Students will create four different tapas recipes in this hands-on class while learning about wine history, regions, producers and flavor profiles as it relates to the various recipes.


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


Saturday, June 8, 2019, CUL 117
Thanks to tweets, texts and email overload, we've developed bad writing habits including incomplete sentences, too many abbreviations, no punctuation, and poor grammar.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Make your acrylic paintings stronger and more impactful by creating strong design, composition and value - better bones. Explore the 4 elements of good design, proper composition techniques as well as principles of color excitement and value


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, July 13, 2019, CUL 117
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.


Saturday, July 20, 2019, PRI 127
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.


Saturday, June 29, 2019, BEC 0151
Join International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen from China, and learn the foundations of Tai Chi. Start with the 8 and 24 Yang styles in a relaxing space. This class is for both new and advanced students who want to know the form, science, and martial art application behind each move.


May 6, 2019 to June 3, 2019, WUSHU
May 7, 2019 to June 4, 2019, WUSHU
June 10, 2019 to July 8, 2019, WUSHU
June 11, 2019 to July 9, 2019, WUSHU
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's or MS. The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Thursday, May 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Thursday, June 13, 2019, CHLAB 301
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, RTEC 209
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, RTEC 209
Thursday, August 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
Have you been wondering what to do with your short stories, or questioning if they are publishable? Perhaps you've been meaning to carve out time to write short stories but don't know where to begin. In this course, you will learn the art of the short story, write/edit stories for publication, and be informed about publishing possibilities for your work. Get inspired and let your imagination lead the way to great storytelling!


April 30, 2019 to May 21, 2019, RTEC 224
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 course contains no sessions at this time.
How do you get from that initial idea to a revised draft? In this two-part class, we will examine the process of producing creative fiction and nonfiction. We will identify where our ideas come from, how we get them down on paper, how we structure them and fine-tune our prose, and how we assess and evaluate our work. We will engage in writing exercises, and generate new, original work.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn how to reset your metabolic hormones to lose weight and feel great in just 21 days. Weight loss isn't about restricting calories and willpower, it's about hormones, the chemical molecules that govern nearly all aspects of your body fat.


May 1-22, 2019, BEC 0154
This class is for anyone who is challenged with losing weight or who may be doing "all the right things" and still not losing weight. Learn 10 root causes of weight gain, eight of which are not related to eating too many calories.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join COCC Continuing Education on the second Tuesday of each month (October - June) for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons. Highlighting COCC faculty and Central Oregon experts, explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies.


October 9, 2018 to June 11, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, BEC 0152
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, BEC 0152
Spend your date night welding! Welding may not be a traditional date night but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding. Students will fabricate their own special project by producing basic welds.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover the regional bounty and find out how to identify and use locally available medicinal plants. Holly Hutton, Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, will teach you how to ethically wildcraft, identify plants, and understand how they were traditionally used.


June 26-29, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.


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



This course contains no sessions at this time.
Leave your holiday stress at the door and allow yourself to focus on mind and body fitness. Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while focusing on proper form and positioning. All experience and skill levels welcome.


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


April 10, 2019 to May 29, 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.


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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.