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Revisit or learn for the first time the basic techniques you need to enjoy golf as recreation and sport.

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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.

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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.
Join professional artist Barbara Berry as you learn techniques in acrylics such as grisaille and underpainting. Enhance your work by conquering the use of value and color to master the three-step method of painting.
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.

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Create an acrylics masterpiece using a simple step-by-step method.
Create that "WOW" factor in your photos by using your camera's advanced controls and lenses to modify detail, contrast, form, and depth. See demonstrations of specialty tools and software that can help you move to the next level. Have your favorite images positively critiqued in the classroom. Bring your camera, lenses, & manual. Camera MUST be capable of manual exposure controls.
Discover how Argentinian cuisine, shaped in old world tradition, can feature new world ingredients. Explore the cultural ties between Argentina, Spain and Italy through their food, by preparing dishes featuring techniques from each country.

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Discover the secrets to making a blue ribbon worthy pie: crisp flaky crust with no soggy bottom, and apple filling that is not too sweet or soupy.

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Are you new to digital photography? Gain an understanding of what makes a good picture and how to take one regardless of what type of camera you use.
Weave pine needle baskets with Ponderosa needles coiled in native tradition. Bring $15 materials fee, scissors, & lunch.
PMC is manipulated just like clay, but after kiln firing it is solid fine silver. This course is an introduction to working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) to make fine silver jewelry.
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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Join BJCP Grand Master III Beer Judge and 2011 National Homebrewer of the Year, Randy Scorby, to learn about flavors in beer, including off flavors and how to prevent them in your own brewing.
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 is the class for you!

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Learn the ancient and mysterious dance of the Nile, including the body movements, isolations, zills, veil dance, and shimmies. Explore the exotic music and drumbeats and how the dance honors and celebrates women.
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.
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.
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this two-day intensive workshop on the introduction to guitar basics.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set.
Learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL), and gain insight into deaf culture.
Learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). Students will be introduced to the social and conversational signing needs of the Deaf through their deaf instructor.
Explore the many uses for the grill beyond cooking steak, hotdogs and hamburgers. Learn how to grill a beautiful vegetable platter including chicken or sausage if you choose, perfect for any party

This course contains no sessions at this time.

The Klamath Basin refuges and agricultural lands along the Oregon-California border host 80% of the migrating waterfowl that use the Pacific Flyway. At times, thousands of ducks, geese and swans concentrate in huge flocks, feeding in flooded fields and ponds. In turn, these flocks and the abundance of rodent prey attract hundreds of eagles and hawks that hunt the farmer's fields and the refuges' open water areas. Join naturalist and birder Damian Fagan as the group explores these refuges and other birding locations in Klamath Falls by van.
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.
Capture flowers and other botanical subjects on paper in a series of simple steps. Learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Do you want to build a tiny house but don't know where to start? There are thousands of decisions that must be made before you drive that first nail. This two-day workshop will explore all aspects of building your own tiny house, including but not limited to, reading and choosing a building plan, the different building phases, practical advice on tools and resources available, design tricks, lifestyle, and how to downsize to fit into your tiny house.
Learn the fundamental skills related to gaining and keeping a job. These skills will apply to communication with employers, coworkers, customers and other interactions in the job setting
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.
In this class, students will work alongside credit students to learn basic hand building skills, simple glaze application and an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes, for students with little or no experience.

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Work alongside credit students and learn basic wheel throwing skills, simple glaze application and an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics.
This class introduces students to basic Raku firing techniques. Community Learning students will work alongside credit students for five weeks. Taught by COCC faculty.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Our Leadership Series gives managers and team leaders the practical skills they need to improve communication, enhance collaboration, develop confidence in supervisory abilities, and increase workplace productivity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course focuses on linguistic accuracy through discussion, debate and general Spanish conversation. Students will read and analyze authentic Spanish literature and discuss contemporary issues in the target language.
Belly fat has been linked to eating too many refined carbohydrates. If you love carbs but need to lose the muffin top, this class is for you. Students will prepare some delicious healthy dishes that include the 'good carbs.'
Are your cooking skills limited to scrambled eggs and top ramen? Are you interested in learning to cook but don't know where to start? Join fellow novices in this fun class and prepare a great easy meal while learning the basics of cooking.

December 2-9, 2017, CUL 117 ( No seats currently available )

In this hands-on cooking class, join fresh food chef, Suzanne Landry and learn to make delicious spicy dishes and subtle herb cooking in entrees, soups, salads and veggie dishes.

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Learn to fuse colored powder glass onto small copper shapes and/or fired PMC (Precious Metal Clay) finished in the previous class. The enamel will be fired using both a kiln and a torch. Bring cash or check to instructor at first class

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With guidance from a professional and easy-to-use, comprehensive software, you can save yourself 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.

Scent has the wonderful ability to trigger memories. If your backyard garden is where you unwind in the evening after work, the careful selection of fragrant plants can greatly enhance the experience.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Are your MS Office documents accessible to people with disabilities who may use technologies such as screen readers, refreshable Braille displays, magnification programs, etc?
Create forms in Microsoft Word using a table and add content controls including check boxes, text boxes, and combo boxes. Others can use your customized form to fill out and print it if they choose.
With the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba in late 2014, Cuba shifted from a forbidden land of mystery and intrigue into a fascinating and unexplored destination for many Americans. Get a taste of the rough-edged adventure Cuba offers, whether you are planning a trip there or not.

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This workshop will inspire you to create a beautiful porch display to welcome your guests and add curb appeal to your home.

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

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Taoism is a return to balance. It is not a religion or philosophy as much as it is a way of life, deeply rooted in Chinese customs and world view.
No need to go to the bakery for yummy Sunday Brunch pastries. Learn how to bake a delicious nutty yeasted German Coffee Cake, a Caramelized Pear & Spicy Ginger Upside-Down Cake and tender melt-in-your-mouth scones.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In this unique and effective class, you will work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence and decision making.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In this unique and effective class, you will work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence and leadership.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In this unique and effective class, you will work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence and leadership.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Learn the skills necessary for getting, keeping, and being successful in any job including retail, food and beverage, and general labor. Must be 16+ to register.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.
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.

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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

A one-day exploration of the unique geologic and landscape features in the Fort Rock State Park and Christmas Valley region. Explore the area with short hikes to Crack-in-the-Ground, Derrick Cave, Fort Rock and Green Mountain.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Using a mix of floral ingredients the instructor will demonstrate how to create stunning arrangements featuring the colors of the harvest season.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

We all scream for ice cream. In this class, we will beat the heat and create unique ice cream recipes using high quality ingredients such as sweet corn, olive oil, coffee, lavender and coconut.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Discover new seasonal foods and learn new cooking techniques. Class will meet at the Farmer's Market in Northwest Crossing for an educational shopping experience while learning about organic standards, egg quality, honey and fermented foods and more!

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Whether you're a novice or professional writer, the foundational fiction-writing techniques learned in this class will help you improve your writing skills and better understand how a story works.

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Draw the human figure alongside others in a non-instructional setting. Drop in on Fridays to draw with the group.
Learn the fundamental principles of fine art landscape photography. Explore new techniques in Adobe Photoshop for preparing digital files for print output, digital printing for gold leaf and acrylic paint, and creating unique textures.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Gold leaf printing is an excellent complement to fine art photographic images. Learn the fundamental principles of Fine Art Photography and professional printing.
This course will cover the basics of growing flowers in Central Oregon from the ground up. It all begins with building good soil and creating a plan for planting a variety of flowers that do well in Central Oregon.
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.

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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, class will move to the Crooked River to fish. On the river, you'll also learn about fly selection, fishing techniques, catch and release tactics, and preservation and ethics.

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.
Unleash your creativity by transforming a gourd into a birdhouse, rattle or bowl. Learn techniques from a local artist who has exhibited her work in galleries nationwide. Bring $20 materials fee and lunch.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Navigate the backcountry with new technology and accuracy. Learn basic operating features of hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers through classroom exercises and field practice.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Prepare to discuss the world. For over 60 years, Great Decisions has inspired citizens to discover, discuss and decide how some of the world's greatest challenges can be met.

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Roses are some of the most popular and beautiful flowering plants, but starting a rose garden may seem daunting to many Central Oregon gardeners.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Amateur Radio (ham 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.
Hand-lettering, or calligraphy is the art of elegant writing. The basics of calligraphy include the differences in letter styles and numbers, proper spacing and arrangement of words

December 2-9, 2017, HCC 0140 ( No seats currently available )

Bone broth is gaining popularity due to its health benefits and delicious flavor. It is known to help with weight-loss, strengthening hair, improving skin and to fighting fatigue by boosting energy. Come and enjoy different amazing broths and the best chicken soup ever.
Explore the practice of HeartMath meditation and how to achieve the state called heart coherence - the measurable synchronization of our physical, mental, and emotional states. With 15 years of research from the Institute of HeartMath behind it, this practice and the state of heart coherence have been proven, time and again, to have profound physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.
There's nothing quite as comforting as a roasted pork tenderloin on a Sunday evening. In this class, students will prepare a roast tenderloin with chimichurri and learn to prepare risotto.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Join outdoor recreation instructor Damian Fagan on a journey through Oregon's spectacular Crater Lake National Park and nearby Sky Lakes and Mountain Lakes Wilderness.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Discover the beauty and uniqueness of one of Oregon's seven wonders -- the Painted Hills Country. Explore colorful geologic formations and proposed wilderness areas with outdoor recreation instructor Damian Fagan.

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Practice your beer sensory skills while enhancing your knowledge of the history of beer and beer styles. In this class, students will experience how a pint of beer encompasses thousands of years of history, distilled into the present moment.
Students will learn how to make a variety of candies that they can give tofamily and friends for the holidays. We will be making soft buttery caramels, english toffee, truffles and peppermint bark. Wrapped up in pretty boxes, these candies make beautiful and unique gifts.

Saturday, December 2, 2017, CUL 116 ( No seats currently available )

Homebrewers can sometimes be overwhelmed by recipe design causing them to stick with clone recipes or those found at the local homebrew shop. While these recipes can produce solid beer, designing your own recipe means that you can tailor the beer to meet individual tastes, and produce beer that is more stylistically correct.
During this 4-week class, students will work with a professional florist learning basic floral design principles specific to floral design.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

If you love the taste and texture of fresh homemade pasta but are intimidated by the process, this class will change your mind. Practice techniques for rolling, cutting and shaping various types of pasta and learn how to make a homemade tomato sauce with fresh produce.
Get ready to jam! Intermediate 5-String Banjo will include bluegrass banjo techniques (melodic, progressive), learning to play fiddle tunes, and advanced banjo runs, improvising individually and together as a group.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Learn intermediate belly dance skills including combos, traveling, layers, and how to express your unique personality through dance! You'll build strength and flexibility while mastering spectacular new moves and performance skills.
In this class, students will work alongside credit students to enhance their 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.
Enhance the impact of your photos by understanding the elements of composition. Take your camera off "auto" to discover how controlling exposure, motion, depth of field, and focus will get you the shot you truly want.
In this class, students will prepare some great baked goods as well as candy to enjoy over the holidays. For ages 12-15.

Saturday, December 16, 2017, CUL 116 ( No seats currently available )

Explore classic regional Italian cuisine while preparing Chianti Braised Beef Short Ribs, Herbed Ricotta Polenta and a Roasted Beet Salad. Learn regional Italian cooking techniques while preparing this delicious and comforting Sunday evening meal that is sure to please and delight any family.
This class will explore classic French Country Cuisine, preparing Coq Au Vin. Learn French cooking techniques while preparing this delicious French dish of chicken braised with wine, lardons and mushrooms. Students will learn proper cooking techniques while preparing Potatoes Anna and Haricots Verts, the perfect side dishes to complete this comforting Sunday evening meal that is sure to please and delight any family. Please bring an apron, knife and take home containers.  
This class will bring a new twist to a favorite Sunday dinner from the American South. Learning knife skills and other essential cooking techniques, students will prepare Adobo Fried Chicken with Tasso Ham Macaroni & Cheese and Braised Greens with Bacon and Sweet Onions.
This class takes students on a journey to the Mediterranean where they will prepare Greek Moussaka, a traditional Greek recipe that combines delicious layers of minced beef, sweet eggplant and creamy bechamel sauce. Complete this Greek meal with Philo Crusted Spanakopita and a Tomato Feta Salad.
Do you have the basics down and want to expand to all grain brewing? Learn about the process, supplies and grains necessary to go to the next step. Find out how to make a Mash Tun and sparge system, explore the enzyme conversion process and more to make fine all grain brews.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Learn the basics of brewing beer using the extract brewing process that will rival the local micro brews of the Northwest. Class will discuss the process and supplies necessary for home brewing as well as flavor, food pairing and more. Bring $15 materials fee.
This class will cover basic silver soldering skills including materials, setting up a soldering station, safety, and creating simple joints for making rings or chain.
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.
Whether you are new to painting with watercolor, or just need to brush-up on your techniques, this is the class for you. Join professional watercolorist, Barbara Dubina, as she teaches the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Materials are required for this class. Bring a landscape photograph if you wish or the instructor will provide one.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

This is a great place to start learning metal fabrication and the use of machine tools. Gain skills using hand tools, band saw, drill press, metal lathe, milling machines, and more.
This 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.
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.
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.
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition, image editing, & apps that add features and benefits.
Make every night Taco Tuesday! Learn to make refried beans from scratch and spice up your kitchen with delicious taco fillings such as pork carnitas and spicy shrimp.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Are your cooking skills limited to scrambled eggs and Top Ramen? Are you interested in learning to cook but don't know where to start? Join fellow novices in this fun class and prepare a great easy meal while learning the basics of cooking.
Explore the art of landscape photography in beautiful Central Oregon. Learn composition and how to effectively use camera settings to capture your vision in an image.
Part One is a great foundation for anyone considering owning a horse, volunteering or working with horses. You will cover communication with horses, horse perspective, herd dynamics, your leadership skills, handling, and safety.
For those who have taken Part One & anyone who is familiar with working with horses. Add to your knowledge - Part Two offers more in-depth information on how to intelligently choose a horse and what it takes to care for a horse.
This two-part class is great for anyone considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons or anyone with an interest in horses. Liability form required.
If you are feeling intimidated by the sewing machine in your closet or just looking to get started, this beginning sewing class is for you.  Learn the basics of fabric selection, tools, supplies and equipment.  Students are to bring their own portable sewing machine, manual, scissors, pins, pincushion, thread and bobbins to each class. Other supplies noted in each week of outline.
Experience the joy of drawing outdoors, directly from nature. Learn techniques and tricks to enhance your drawings and conquer the use of values in this setting.

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This six-week series of comprehensive topics will inform, stimulate thinking, and offer an opportunity to explore various subjects in a survey format. The topics change each week and range from history to travel, adventure to world affairs, art to science and more.

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Explore the art of macro photography. Learn how to capture images of small subjects using a variety of techniques. Experience the process from start to finish including choosing a subject, lighting, and composition. Includes an introduction to post-processing macro images.
In this workshop, students will create a fun, succulent pumpkin planter to take home and enjoy for months! All materials are included in the price of the class. Plants used are subject to availability. The class is held at Celebrate the Season, 61430 Brosterhous Road.

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In this DIY course, students will learn basic floral design techniques as well as simple tips and tricks of the trade.

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Create a stunning holiday wreath to take home and enjoy. All materials are included in the price of the class. Materials used are subject to availability. The class is held at Celebrate the Season, 61430 Brosterhous Road.
In this one and a half day class, students will make Jack cheese from pasteurized milk and, in the process, learn the basics of making a washed-curd cheese, as well as waxing and aging. The first day will emphasize the importance of sanitation and basic washed-curd, pressed cheese making techniques.

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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.
Learn the basic features of topographic maps and a magnetic compass. Get more out of your outdoor pursuits by understanding the details of integrating the use of a compass and map.

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Discover how to create hearty vegetarian dishes that even diehard meat eaters will enjoy. Students will prepare nutritious and delicious easy meatless meals in this hands-on cooking class.
Learn how to begin medical billing immediately. Step by step instruction will show you how to tackle insurance topics. You will also learn shortcuts and helpful tips to make insurance billing easier to understand and manage.

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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 hands-on, fun, and interactive 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! Must be 21+ and show ID.
Get ready to mix behind the bar! This fun and interactive hands-on course will introduce students to the main spirits including vodka, gin, rum and tequila.

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Tarts don't have to be sweet. They are just as rich and delicious with savory ingredients! In this second edition of Savory Tarts, students will learn how to make two types of pastry shells to encase these delicious fillings: Ricotta with Roasted Vegetables, Spinach and Feta, and Southwest Style with corn, chilies and cheese.
MS Project is a powerful tool for Project Managers, but are you using it to its full potential? Prerequisite: Basic MS Project software experience. This is not a class for first time or beginning MS Project users.
Find and identify wild mushrooms, those edible treasures hidden in our local forests. You will learn basic identification, terminology and the most common local genera.

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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.

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Create a clear picture of YOUR retirement dream along with the plan to live it. Your unique life experience has provided you with a strong foundation for planning the next chapter. Leslie Koc, skilled coach and facilitator, will guide you through assessments and interactive activities to help you rediscover your strengths, revisit your personal values and create a plan for balance, growth and joy.
Learn how to grill like an Argentinean. Students will cook an assortment of items over the open flame and pair them with appropriate side dishes to make a truly Argentinean meal. Bring an apron and containers for leftovers.

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Are you about to begin a job in the food service industry? Would you like to volunteer at one of Central Oregon's many fun outdoor entertainment venues? Did you know that Oregon law requires you have an Oregon Alcohol Service Permit to mix, serve, or sell alcohol in the state of Oregon?
Join Sarah Wolcott, a local Wine Educator, for an evening of wine appreciation and education. Be prepared to have fun learning about what makes Oregon Pinot Noir special and how the Burgundy region of France is unique and sought-after as an excellent producer of the same grape.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

This hands-on class is geared towards intermediate to advanced all-grain homebrewers and will focus on how to brew great beer using malt, hops, and yeast grown in Oregon. Learn sensory evaluation of raw ingredients and finished product as well as important details of the brewing process to make "clean" tasty beers.
Cave to the Parisian pastry craze and learn the secret to these delectable French pastries. Create crisp shells filled with pastry cream and dipped in chocolate. Then indulge your savory side with cheese puffs or Gougeres that can be eaten alone or filled with a savory filling of your choice.
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.
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.

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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.
Learn the essential skills to get the most out of this powerful program. Hands-on exercises will give you a solid understanding of the best way to utilize the tools and concepts that will make your photos stand out. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Windows

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This Photoshop class takes you deeper into layer masks, adjustment layers and compositing. You will also explore other useful Photoshop features such as layer styles and filters. Students should be computer literate and have completed beginning Photoshop (not for beginners).
Before the weather warms up and entices you outside to dig in the dirt, spend some time studying planting calendars, researching plant varieties that flourish in Central Oregon and sharing ideas to get the most out of the gardening season.
Now is the time to plant bulbs for beautiful blooms next spring. This course will teach you how to choose the right bulbs and how to plant them for amazing spring color in your garden. Students will discover the wide range of bulbs that thrive in Central Oregon and cover topics such as naturalizing, planting bulbs in pots, which bulbs to use for specific situations, and how to care for them during and after blooming.

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Using acrylics, you will paint like the masters as you learn the secrets of 'under painting' and tonal techniques used in the Renaissance. Create abstract paintings that catch the eye by understanding the use of the value study, color, contrast and composition methods.
This empowering class will help you be prepared for Central Oregon specific disaster hazards. Know what you need to do to be ready for whatever happens.
You would think that autumn would bring some rest to the weary gardener - but if you take it easy, you'll miss your best chance to get a jump start on next year's growing season and to extend this year's crop.

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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.

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When women of the past gazed into a mirror, did they see the reflection of a limited sphere or an expanded role? When did their world increase to allow an active lifestyle?
Fashion has changed over time, producing transformations, exaggerations and even "monstrosities." A visual survey of fashion through time will bring these interesting trends to light.
From the Victorian "True Woman" to the early 1900s "New Woman," society has portrayed the ideal woman in various ways.
Corsets and hoops and bustles -- oh my! Why did women wear such things? Using popular women's magazines from Victorian times to today, students will compare and contrast the content.
Italian Cuisine is synonymous with pasta but every one of Italy's regions has a distinctive cuisine - partly shaped by climate and terrain, partly due to history. Create a variety of short cut, long cut and filled pasta, then pair each with a sauce that best fits the pasta shape. Please bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

This class is dedicated to creating an atmosphere of encouragement and creativity for women who love to sing and play music. This is a great class for the experienced jammer as well as those with no formal choir experience who have a desire to sing with others.
This is an acrylic painting art lesson in abstract art and landscape art. When you begin to think abstract, you are accepting the freedom of putting your thoughts and ideas to canvas without representing objects or realistic forms. Landscape scenery also allows your mind to 'runaway' with new ideas, techniques, shapes, and unlimited color.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Get your RV ready for the fall and winter seasons. Take care of your valuable investment and make winterizing your RV inside and out a simple process. This class is dedicated to winter care of your RV.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

The journey of transformation is the journey of our bodies, hearts, minds and spirits aligning into and creating our most authentic Self. Whether you are seeking major change in your life or looking for a way to make a good life better, this course will help you gain the tools to reconnect with who you really are and who you want to become.
There's nothing quite as comforting as a hot bowl of soup or as refreshing and satisfying as a cold soup. Soups are a wonderful way to stretch your dollar and better yet, they freeze well.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

In this class, students will learn proper food handling skills, safety standards, and food-safety management systems to prevent food-borne illness. This course fulfills the certification requirement for working in the food industry and prepares students for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam.
Use and reinforce the basic skills learned in the Introduction to Silver Soldering Jewelry Making class to complete an in-class project and learn how to construct a bezel setting, set stones and gain a few new tools.
Use and reinforce the basic skills learned in the Introduction to Silver Soldering Jewelry Making class to complete an in-class project and learn new tools and methods used for sizing and finishing rings.
This beginning level class will start your skate ski experience of fun and fitness. Using narrow skis, skate skiing combines ice-skating and cross-country skiing techniques.
This beginning level class will start your skate ski experience of fun and fitness. Using narrow skis, skate skiing combines ice-skating and cross-country skiing techniques.
Snowshoe across meadows and through forests to shelters or snowy mountain vistas. Learn about the wildlife, cultural and natural history of our beautiful Central Oregon Cascades. Rain, snow or shine.
Spain is famous for its tapas, culture and nightlife. Learn to prepare delicious, lively and social dishes just in time for the holiday party season. Please bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Do you lack gardening space? Don't fret - You can Garden in Containers! In this fun course, the instructor will demonstrate how to create show-stopping containers of non-stop seasonal color.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Everyday we are in professional and personal situations with people who are different than us. Whether it's working with Millennials and Baby Boomers, or within hierarchies, or even with others who have strong philosophical differences, we will all be more successful if we can develop empathy and appreciation for other perspectives.

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.
Discover the art and science of consistently creating great beers. This hands-on class is geared for intermediate to advanced all-grain home brewers. Students will learn sensory evaluation of raw ingredients and finished product. Important details of the brewing process that are typically not explained in textbooks will be discussed to create clean and tasty beers.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature.
Take this three-session course to brush up on your business writing practices with special attention to revisiting basic grammar and writing skills, understanding how to write to your audience and the actual writing process.
Discover a hearty noodle and broth bowl that is much different from the one you had in college. Learn how to make fresh ramen served with a traditional Tonkotsu broth. Then bring out your inner artist and design the perfect ramen bowl. Please bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Are you curious about the tiny house movement or considering purchasing or building one? Join Jesse Russell, owner of Tongue & Groove Tiny Homes, as he introduces you to tiny house basics: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. If this class inspires you to build a tiny house, sign up for Jesse's Building a Tiny House: Decisions Before You Build class.
Join local Bankruptcy attorney Milly Whatley and learn how to better manage your monthly income and actually have money left over at the end of the month.
Have coffee with COCC Community Learning and discover something new about yourself, the world and your community. Join us the second Tuesday of the month for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons.

October 10, 2017 to June 12, 2018, CHLAB 301 ( No seats currently available )

Bring your child (or grandchild, niece, friend) to bake and decorate delicious heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day. Registered adult may bring one child age 8-11 to class.
Explore unique flavors of different ethnic cuisine while enjoying a healthy plant based diet. Prepare soups, entrees, vegetable sides and desserts from several different countries.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Calling all amateur and experienced chefs. Work side by side with Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI) students as you explore the exciting world of Culinary Arts. This class will take your chef skills to the next level as you discover the tools and equipment found in professional kitchens.
Stay warm this winter with new recipes and techniques for making homemade soups and stews. In this class, students will make New England Clam Chowder as well as Beef Bourguignon.
Forget canned soups or stocks! Soup doesn't have to be an appetizer course anymore. Soups are hearty, wholesome, easy, low cost, delicious meal-in-one dinners.
Learn to master the art of watercolor using a step-by-step approach. Students will complete a series of skill-building exercises and will gain an understanding of the building blocks of watercolor: the wash, how light works, edge patterning, and the use of value to create volume and how to use it in your paintings.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.
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.
Welding may not be a traditional way to spend Valentine's Day but it does create a sense of togetherness. Students will work together on a project after being introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding and using a plasma cutter. Students will cut out their own Valentine's Day heart and practice making basic welds.
Give the gift of time and spend a day learning to weld with Dad! In this one day, hands-on introductory course, students will learn basic welding techniques while completing one small project that may be finished at home or in another welding class.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Sharpen your culinary skills in this series of six classes as you focus on culinary techniques to produce tasty and nutritious dishes.The dishes will incorporate knife skills, sanitation, time management, and determining what to cook first. Students will then move on to basic pastry skills including accurate measurements, mixing and ingredient identification.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Discover nature photography by creating a strong, personal vision of the images you want to capture. Develop new ways of seeing nature and the relationships among natural subjects.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Take a hands-on tour of the Windows 10 operating system, combining the best of previous Windows versions to make your computer easier to use.
Join COCC Board Member, Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine tasting and appreciation. Laura will share her passion for wine and help you become an informed wine shopper and consumer! 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.
Have fun learning about and discerning the qualitative differences in wine and then vote on each wine tasted. All wines will be tasted blind (no one will know what color, type, or producer beforehand) and participants will vote on each wine in a mock-professional setting with scores revealed at the end.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

The Willamette Valley of Oregon is widely recognized as a stellar producer of Pinot Noir. This is an intermediate level wine appreciation class. Must be 21+ and show ID.
Using a mix of floral ingredients the instructor will demonstrate how to create stunning arrangements featuring the colors of the harvest season.
Experience golf in the winter in Central Oregon. Keep your game and your body in shape for golf with this package of eight hours of instruction. Work with River's Edge Golf Course Director of Instruction, Stuart Allison, inside and outside on fine tuning your game, course strategy, maintaining your fitness and building new skills. Class will be held rain, snow or shine.
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this one-day workshop. Projects will include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, and several types of rings.
From pizza basics to traditional Italian favorites, make an assortment of wood-fired pizzas on a new Woodstone Outdoor Oven.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Discover dovetail and finger joints, both hand and machine made. This course will cover the fundamentals of wood characteristics, project selection, tool selection, woodcutting, milling, sanding, joinery, construction, and finishing.
Write It Down explores the art of telling your story. Using a proven program of short structured writing assignments, students will discover ways to remember, organize, record and share important events in their lives.

September 19, 2017 to November 21, 2017, DPLSI ( No seats currently available )

Do you have a yearning to write but don't know where to start? Or maybe you already write but have trouble sticking with it? This workshop will help you gain the necessary tools to cultivate a consistent writing practice in your life.
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.

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.
Get started painting realistically in acrylics by learning the basic skills. Create exciting color and learn techniques for painting light and shadow. Conquer the use of value and master the skills of composing and design.

November 6-27, 2017, BEC 0152 (4 seats remaining)

Students will learn how to take a fiction manuscript from draft to published work. This course will compare and contrast different publishing methods available to everyone, teach the process and necessity of editing, interior and exterior layout and design, building the author's brand, and marketing the published book.