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. Bring your own clubs or clubs available for use during class.
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.
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.
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.
Join us for an overview of archaeology and gain basic knowledge of excavation. Try your hand at analyzing artifacts, graphing stratigraphy, identifying soil, "excavating" a trashcan and sketching rock art -- all while in the comfort of a classroom! No special tools necessary but each student should bring a two-gallon size bag of dirt to class to excavate. Bring a sack lunch.
Discover how to make several different kinds of unique artisan quick breads - savory and sweet! You'll be able to have homemade breads for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. These recipes let you mix, bake, and have breads out of the oven in less than an hour.
Create a beautiful one of a kind ring in sterling silver or copper. Learn how to construct a band ring from start to finish. Focus will be on designing, measuring, cutting, basic soldering and forming techniques. A sweat soldered layer will be used to enhance the ring design. No previous experience is required. Students will leave with their completed two layer band ring.
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.
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.
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.
Join BJCP Grand Master III Beer Judge and 2011 National Homebrewer of the Year, Randy Scorby, to learn about flavors in beer, including off flavors and how to prevent them in your own brewing. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set.
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.
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, please join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.
Capture flowers and other botanical subjects on paper in a series of simple steps. Learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing and watercolor painting.
Learn the basics of daily communication in Mandarin Chinese. Students will also discover how cultural knowledge helps overcome the fear of speaking a foreign language and enhances the ability to learn and understand the language. This course will also introduce simple Chinese characters and calligraphy. This series is taught by a native of China.
Students will learn how to make this beautiful, rich delicious showcase of a holiday dessert: chocolate roulade rolled around a whipped chocolate ganache and then glazed with a chocolate glaze and finished with meringue mushrooms, chocolate leaves and sugared cranberries. It will become a family tradition!
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.
Calling all chocolate lovers! Join Chef Katie Fuller to learn how to bake a flourless chocolate cake glazed with dark chocolate ganache, a chocolate cream tart, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate soufflé cookies.
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.
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.
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 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.
One of the most powerful tools for eating a consistently healthy diet is a personal eating plan. An eating plan provides a template for when and how much to eat so that you get the unique balance of protein, carbohydrate, fat and fiber that's right for you.
Explore the techniques of writing effective fiction and creative nonfiction, including story and plot, character development, narrative voice, scene and setting, beginnings and endings, and the use of symbols and metaphor. In this six-week class, students will generate original work through a series of exercises, prompt writing, and free writing to create the first draft of a story.
To plot or not to plot? Show or tell? Cut all the adverbs? Are people born writers? Students will explore both sides of the myths and truths of creative writing through discussion, prompt-writing, and revision, looking at specific examples of what the "experts" tell us to do and discover what works best for each of us.
In this four-week class, students will learn basic and advanced revision and workshopping techniques for creative writing. Students will apply what they learn in an interactive group setting to help each writer create the best work they can.
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.
This four-hour food writing workshop will encompass readings, writing exercises, sharing work, and discussion of writing practices and resources. This workshop is designed to bring creativity into the world of food-writing, or more specifically, to use food as a subject for creative writing.
Looking for holiday gift ideas? Delight your friends and family with homemade, gift-bagged sweet treats! In this class, you will learn how to create mini-loaves, cake pops, and other items that are tasty and attractive enough to give away.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. Explore your own communication effectiveness, empathy, boundaries and relational skills with regard to trust, respect and acceptance.
Billions of dollars are spent every year on the treatment of chronic pain, yet the nature of pain, particularly chronic pain, and the mechanisms behind it, still remain unclear. Pharmaceutical remedies often fall short in treating chronic pain and/or result in undesirable side effects. Explore simple, yet effective, ways to augment current methods of pain management using energy medicine.
Did you know August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States? This day celebrates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in America. Join local author and activist, Eileen Tannich Gose, for a fun, interactive and informative series - Equality Day 2018: Reflecting Freedom. The first session is "A Snapshot in Time." The second session will cover "True Woman to New Woman to Modern Woman in Literature & Art." Register for both sessions and receive a 10% discount. You must register before 8/10 and use the Promo Code: EQUALITY.

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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. 

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How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth.
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 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.
Explore your creativity with oil painting. Learn concepts in composition such as design, color and value. Take inspiration from still life in a fun and encouraging environment. Class includes demonstrations, hands-on participation and design coaching.
Using the bounties of the fall harvest, learn how to make a maple pecan pumpkin pie, a savory butternut squash and gruyere galette, and sweet potato biscuits.
We all want to feel 100% as soon as possible after an injury or surgery, without any lingering pain or restricted movement. From bruising or cuts to torn muscles and broken bones, there are simple things you can do to restore yourself fully and in record 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!
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. Students will take a field trip to Smith Rock to capture photos to use in class.
Explore your creativity with acrylics. Follow along with a simple step-by-step method to create a beautiful painting to take home (16" x 20"). Learn how to mix colors and add texture to your work. Great for students with little to no painting experience. Materials provided.
Learn to make your own puff pastry the quick and easy way, eliminating the need to buy the expensive frozen supermarket kind! Then create a delicious fruit and pastry cream tart, cheddar cheese straws, and ham, Dijon mustard and gruyere cheese appetizers using your flaky, buttery puff pastry.
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.
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.
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.
Explore how essential oils are uniquely positioned to create profound emotional awareness and release. Students will explore three of the most effective essential oils for emotional change.
Deepen your connection to self by understanding the body's internal and external energy systems. Students will explore three of the most effective essential oils for spiritual expansion, energy field awareness and personal empowerment.
Learn the physiological effects of essential oils on the human body as well as proper use and application of essential oils. Students will explore three of the most effective essential oils for physical healing.
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.
For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing.
Reduce your dessert guilt! Learn how to make classic desserts with a healthier twist by minimizing refined sugar and excessive fats. You will be amazed at how great they taste! Students will spend time creating several desserts utilizing healthier ingredients and leave class with an understanding of the benefits of these delicious dessert options.
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.
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.
Not sure how to accommodate the dietary needs of your family and friends during the holidays? Are you confused by the differences between gluten-free and vegan diets, but want to make sure you have something for everyone? Discover how to create incredibly tasty and festive holiday dishes that will delight all the folks at your table!
Two thirds of all plants are medicinal and over seven thousand medical compounds from those plants are used in pharmaceuticals. Explore the world of herbs with clinical herbalist, Holly Hutton. Learn the basics of how herbs work and how to use them to address a variety of issues.
Many cultures throughout the world utilize herbs as tonics for healthy aging. Explore many of these herbal traditions and the use of herbal tonics to strengthen immunity, endurance and longevity. Learn about individual herbs and explore age-old formulas.
Join naturalist Damian Fagan and explore the wonders of Crater Lake National Park. View the beauty of ancient Mt. Mazama from scenic viewpoints along the Rim Drive and hike diverse trails to locations such as Mt. Scott, Union Peak, Crater Peak, The Watchman, Garfield Peak and more. Learn about the geologic forces that created Crater Lake and the ecology of the park. Each day will feature a mix of overlooks and short and long trails. Hikes range from 1-7 miles in length with varying degrees of difficulty and elevation gain.
Surprise your family and friends this holiday season by learning to create a variety of delicious homemade candies. Recipes include soft buttery caramels, English toffee, truffles and peppermint bark. Boxed in colorful wrapping and ribbons, these candies make beautiful and unique gifts. Bring an apron and take home containers.
Adobe Illustrator is one of the best tools for harnessing your graphic design creativity. Use Illustrator to to create artwork, use color, trace images, and incorporate text. This class is for Mac users, taught in a Mac lab.
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.
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.
Using the skills from the Basic Pine Needle Basketry class, learn more advanced techniques to incorporate sculptural forms using wire for shaping, handles and wrapping.
Join Chef Candy Argondizza in a six-part culinary boot camp. Students will spend the first five weeks learning proper cooking techniques and basic culinary skills needed to be successful in the kitchen. In the sixth session, students will put their knowledge to the test as they prepare two dishes using mystery ingredients. Chef Candy and others in the culinary field will critique the dishes. This is a great way to build your skills while having fun.
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.
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 is an in-depth look at the financial system our world could be moving towards, called the Cryptocurrency System. Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them. Gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade these markets. Learn how to read ICO's (Initial Coin Offerings) and White Papers that help when it comes to investing in this new technology. Great way to get your questions answered about cryptocurrencies.
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.
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, & apps that add features and benefits.
Embark on a culinary tour of Eastern Italy. Explore food from the Northern region of Dolomite by preparing and sampling a selection of charcuterie, vegetables and a local staple, Canederli con Formaggio. Then move South to Venice and create a popular specialty, Sarde in Saor (Venetian Style Sweet and Sour Sardines) as well as hearty and satisfying polenta. Finish with a simple, yet elegant dessert of Coppa al Mascarpone (Mascarpone Custard).
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.
In Part One: Communicating with Horses, you will learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.
In Part Two: Caring for Horses, you will learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.
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.
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.
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.
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 no or little 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.
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.
Have you ever wondered why we eat what we do? How about why we don't like a particular food? Spend time in this class on an personal journey of self-discovery and personal examination of your own ties to food.
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.
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.
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.
Join COCC professor, Chris Rubio, and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to traditional oral and contemporary Native American texts with an emphasis on cultural contexts and continuity.
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.
Intrigued by the idea of painting in oils but don't know where to begin? Have you dabbled in oils already but need more clarity on materials and paint application? This jumpstart class will answer all your questions and more.
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.
Learn how to create the perfect peach pie, one that is juicy but not soggy, with a flaky crust. Choose whether to complete your pie with a lattice top or crumble top, both are beautiful and delicious! Students will also make a honey custard tart with an almond crust, topped with caramelized peaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this workshop, students will gain inspiration from contemporary poets who embrace a variety of forms. Learn to follow prompts to see where they will lead you and feed your fertile imagination sufficiently to fill a new notebook or MacBook with fresh and nourishing poems.
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.
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.
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. Class will discuss what to look for in a property condition inspection and potential red flags.
Discover how to restore bone health with or without medication. Find out how bone-rebuilding medications work and their potential side effects so you can make an informed decision.

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Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive, powerful practice that is rising in popularity as an effective alternative treatment for healing. It is becoming widely accepted across health related fields. Many hospitals, including the St. Charles Cancer Center, offer Reiki treatments for patients.
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.
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.
Learn applied techniques of sewing a button front shirt with collar, cuffs, yoke options, optional pockets and sleeve tabs for a customized look. This is not a beginning sewing class.
Learn and experience techniques of sewing with stretch fabrics including pattern layout, making adjustments, matching prints and working with nap. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one pair of stretch/knit pants or leggings with elastic waist and one stretch/knit top (pattern of their choice) in this three-day class. This is not a beginning sewing class.
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This class is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model. This two-hour class is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery).
Use your sewing skills to create your own personalized mini cinch backpack (pattern provided). Learn techniques for a drawstring closure, optional plastic clip and metal trim pieces to customize this simple design. Or students can choose to create their own, personalized hobo bag (pattern provided). Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one bag in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning sewing class.
Create your own, personalized table décor for every season. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one napkin and one placemat or table runner in this four-hour class. This is a beginning/intermediate level applied sewing special project class.
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.
Continue to build on the skills learned in Introduction to Silver Soldering Jewelry Making, with this fun class focused on creating a custom bangle bracelet. Explore soldering, sizing and texturing. Leave with the knowledge to create these beautiful bracelets on your own.
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.
TED Talks can inspire us to think in new ways. TED Talks can also inspire change. These sessions will enable you to learn more about what is happening today, and what tomorrow might look like in key areas of our lives. Each session will begin with viewing a selected TED Talk, followed by a lively facilitated discussion focusing on developing a deeper understanding of what is possible. Price includes coffee and a light snack. See "Bulletin" for weekly topics.
Are you interested in learning how to make those Spanish tapas that everyone raves about? In this class, you will prepare and eat the popular appetizers that are traditionally served in the bars in Spain.
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!
Join International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen from China, and learn the foundations and philosophy of Tai Chi, also known as a "moving meditation." For both new and advanced students, this class starts with the 8 and 24 Yang style form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This introductory course will help you understand and operate an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Join an expert in the field as he covers the controversies and the role of UAS in society. Explore the ethics, rules and regulations needed to fly safely and within the law. The fundamentals of unmanned flight and proper maintenance of unmanned aerial systems will also be discussed. Each class has one hour of hands-on flying.
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.
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.
Making the healthy food choices when shopping and eating out is key to consuming a well-balanced diet and achieving your health goals. In this class, students will learn how to shop efficiently and make healthy choices to restock their pantry and kick-start their healthier life goals. Learn to read nutrition labels, build a balanced meal and then taste some of the great recipes you can make with the shopping recommendations made by the instructor.
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. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines.
Discover 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.
It's possible to earn money by writing, but it's difficult. Competition is stiff and potholes are plentiful. This course will provide students a panoramic view of the marketplace for writers today, point them towards the ones with the most potential, and answer their questions about how to become a professional writer - whether on a part-time or full-time basis.
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.
Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Practice fundamental yoga poses for whole body fitness with a sense of exploration while moving in a pain-free range of motion.
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.
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.