Courses

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


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For golfers with some experience who would like to take their game to the next level. This class will focus on the most beneficial fundamentals of the full-swing and the short game with an emphasis on understanding why the ball does what it does.


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Prepare for retirement and learn key steps to creating a reliable, long-term income stream. We will discuss Social Security optimization, tax management techniques, risk management, and investment strategies to both protect and grow your income during retirement. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


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Take the challenge out of meal planning and get excited about making dinner. Learn to prepare meals with seven ingredients (or less) that will be ready to serve in 30 minutes. Discover time-saving tips, preparation methods, and how to incorporate more vegetables in your meals.


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Abstract art does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Learn simple techniques to abstract real objects that will be recognizable to some degree.


Saturday, August 27, 2022, BEC 0152
Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this continuing Russian course. We will use a required book to spur conversations about where we grew up, our education, and our beliefs about family. The book is based on a vocabulary of about 300 high-frequency Russian words. You are welcome to join the class if your Russian language is rudimentary, but you must have a basic ability to decode Cyrillic characters. We will continue to include holidays, songs, and games in our lessons. This class is for Advanced Beginner-Intermediate students.


September 26, 2022 to November 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Develop your Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome.


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Advance your understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, while fostering a greater level of respect across our community in this three-part course designed from the awareness, knowledge, and skills model of cultural competency.  Sessions are highly interactive and include individual, small team, and large group work with co-facilitators from COCC's Office of Diversity & Inclusion.


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American cuisine reflects the history of the United States, blending the culinary contributions of a variety of groups around the world as well as many deeply rooted heritages. Chef Candy will explore the South with delicious Crispy Fried Chicken and creamy Mac 'n Cheese. A perfect pair for any occasion.


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If you're just getting started with birdwatching, look no further! In this class you'll learn what sort of equipment might be helpful, safe and ethical bird feeding, some common backyard birds to look for, and other useful tips and resources.


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Basic Wilderness Life Support is a wilderness first responder course appropriate for those who spend a lot of time in remote locations (professionally or recreationally).


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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.


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Emphasizes observing and developing fundamental drawing and composition skills. Uses still life material extensively. Covers historical and cultural approaches to drawing and drawing materials. Recommended preparation: ART 115.


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Have fun learning how to draw, even if you think you can't. This class shows you techniques to develop drawing skills using geometric shapes. These shapes are softened and rounded to draw any object. Beginning drawing is a hands-on, step-by-step approach to drawing with recognition and is the basis for any kind of art you may want to do.


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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. Materials are required for this course.


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Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this introductory Russian course and learn the basics of the Russian language and culture. Through activities, fairy tale figures, songs, and other personalities, you will become familiar with 16 of the highest-used Russian verbs and basic nouns.


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Explore the art of Shotokan Karate in a safe and supportive environment. Learn proper martial arts etiquette, basic blocks and kicks while improving your fitness. Students will also become familiar with self-defense and Bo staff techniques. There is no contact in this course.


July 6, 2022 to August 22, 2022, BEC 0151
September 27, 2022 to November 17, 2022, 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.


June 21, 2022 to August 25, 2022, Online
September 20, 2022 to December 6, 2022, Online
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance course for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


June 21, 2022 to August 25, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
September 20, 2022 to December 6, 2022, Online
What does it take to really care for a horse? What do they need to be healthy, content, and willing partners with us? In this class, we review health considerations, healthy housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources. Sessions are tailored to the needs of the participants whether you want to own, foster, lease or whether you already have a horse. All activities are ground based (no riding); and no experience is necessary.


Saturday, July 23, 2022
Saturday, October 1, 2022
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through viewing and analyzing cinema. Explore how traditional Asian visual arts and centuries-old cultural tradition influenced filmmakers. No background in Chinese languages is required.


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This course will examine four of the major world religions (Buddhism, Yoruba, Judaism, Daoism), their beliefs and practices and the way each interacts with the world. Our purpose is to gain a better understanding of these world views in order to appreciate what each offers and evaluate each from a position of knowledge. A textbook is required for this course.


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This class offers a basic level of conversation on cultural topics. Build your vocabulary and language skills along with your comprehension and confidence. Spanish Conversation II or instructor approval is recommended.


September 29, 2022 to December 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. By the end of the class, students will be able to introduce themselves, talk about their family and weekly activities using ser, tener, estar and other common verbs, as well as ask simple questions to discover information. Textbook is required for this class.


September 26, 2022 to December 5, 2022, CHLAB 301
September 28, 2022 to December 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
October 4, 2022 to December 6, 2022, RDM3 305
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend time in class expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary as well as working on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities. Textbook is required for this course.


September 27, 2022 to December 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
September 29, 2022 to December 8, 2022, CAS 117
This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the simple past tenses: Preterite, Imperfect, Present Perfect and Past Perfect as well as covering other tenses to help navigate students toward more complex tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 29, 2022 to December 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language course. Build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The course will focus on mastering the present tense. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 27, 2022 to December 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish IV will focus on developing fluent speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses with an emphasis on subjuntive tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 28, 2022 to December 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish V will focus on linguistic accuracy through the development of skills in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication. Students will discuss contemporary issues in the target language. The course incorporates a review of advanced grammatical concepts and the uses of verbs. Textbook is required for this course.


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This all -levels exercise class uses fun props such as light weights, pilates rings, stability balls and other tools combining core focused strengthening and stretching exercises drawn from pilates, barre, and yoga. No previous experience with any of these forms is necessary.


September 20, 2022 to December 8, 2022, RDM1 108
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. The course will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you read crime novels; watch crime movies or shows; have a crime novel, script, or short story in the works? If so, this course is for you. Using all mediums of the crime genre, learn how to move your criminal idea from imagination to the page.


August 2, 2022 to September 6, 2022, CHLAB 301
Join Lynne Dean, a retired latent fingerprint expert who helped track The Green River Killer, in this fascinating look into the real world of crime scene investigation. View the inside workings of a forensic fingerprint laboratory, learn about the practice of fingerprint mutilation to prevent detection and actively review and analyze evidence from real crime scenes. This course is great for the CSI amateur enthusiast, mystery writers or book clubs. Materials are required for this course.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Clean up your digital photo collection with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive course, you will learn how to identify your own personal strategy for managing your photos and techniques to create a beautiful collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations.


August 10-17, 2022, CHLAB 207
Learn the fundamentals of drawing techniques, using the human figure as your muse. In this weekly 90-minute course, you will receive instruction, live demonstration and hands-on experience aimed to develop your drawing skills by drawing the human figure. There will be no live model. Reference photographs of clothed models, will be provided.


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Join us as we travel virtually through the captivating world of Portugal. We will learn about culture, geography, history as well as food and wine. Our destinations will include Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve Coast. This Zoom course will be interactive as we share travel experiences and experience Portugal through course presentations and activities each week. Course taught in English.


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Landscape professionals and homeowners can learn about drip and low volume irrigation, including the basics of how a typical irrigation system works, and steps to convert a traditional sprinkler zone into a drip zone.


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Horses provide in-the-moment feedback about communication and leadership. Learn about your comfort with risk, confidence, perspectives, self-awareness of thought, emotion and body language.


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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. Your instructor is a local attorney who specializes in estate planning.


Wednesday, August 10, 2022, CHLAB 301
The most invaluable skill in any artistic discipline is, simply, how to create. Learn to assess, appreciate, and critique professional and peer art among different mediums apply that knowledge to developing your own artistic method.


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This exploratory papermaking workshop introduces participants to the world of papermaking. Students will learn how to turn plant fiber into luscious handmade paper sheets. 


Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Join Chef Candy on a trip to NW Crossing's Farmers Market to explore the summer's bounty and bring it back to COCC to plan and cook a fabulous meal, along with a lesson on fish cookery. Then enjoy the fruits of your labor with a family style meal, outdoors on our patio!*** transportation to the market and back is provided by COCC


Saturday, August 6, 2022, CUL 117
This course introduces students to the processes by which landscapes evolve in a field based setting. Learn how to observe the landscape using methods from field sciences such as geology and ecology, and then apply ideas from these sciences to interpret how landscapes change. The course will take place primarily outdoors, including hiking to field sites and camping for an extended period of time. Daily field trips with up to six miles of hiking on rough terrain with up to 1000' elevation gain.This course begins June 21 and ends July 21, 2022, in Bend. Last day to drop with refund is Jun 24, 2022. Class meets June 21 remote via Zoom, and in-person on the Bend campus July 11-12, followed by a nine day field trip leaving July 13 and returning July 21. A portion of the total course fee will cover transportation, food and camping for the entire trip.


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Be part of a community of beginning and professional artists as you practice drawing/painting the human figure. This course offers a structured studio environment with nude and clothed models.


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


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


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


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


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The forests of the Northwest have adapted to periodic fires over thousands of years. We have seen more frequent, larger, and hotter wildfires in recent years. How did this happen, and what can we do about it?


Tuesday, July 19, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Using a variety of gluten-free flours and baking techniques, participants will gain hands-on experience in baking delicious treats. Recipes include Flaxseed Bread (with almond & coconut flours), Jam-Filled Walnut Scones (with gluten-free flour mix), and Ginger Snap Cookies (with buckwheat flour).


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If you are a golfer looking to lower your score by improving your short game, this class is for you. Develop your putting, chipping and pitching. Gain an understanding about which shot to use in various situations during a round.


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George Orwell wrote extensively on the politicization of language. He showed in his writings how language can be used to alter perceptions, bury the truth, and legitimate oppressive regimes. We will read his essay, "Politics and the English Language," and his dystopian novel, 1984. In this time of fake news and alternative facts, Orwell's thoughts about "newspeak" are timely and relevant.


October 4, 2022 to November 22, 2022
Central Oregon is a challenging environment for growing, 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. The class includes a field trip to Oregon Wild Harvest, a medicinal herb farm in Culver, OR. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.


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This AHA Heartsaver HeartCode course teaches lifesaving skills perfect for the general public in a hybrid format including a convenient self-paced online course followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. In-person course guidelines can be viewed in the "Additional Course Information" section of the online course listing.


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Whether you are new to horses, struggling with your own horse, or looking to tune-up your handling and communication skills, this course will cover a wide range of skill-building to suit each individual's needs.


Saturday, September 17, 2022
This course is an engaging overview of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's most famous dissents and their applicability in regard to the current events of Equal Pay, gender discrimination, voting rights, Roe v. Wade, and more. After a broad overview of the caselaw, students conclude the course by creating a piece of art, using a medium of their choice. Materials list will be provided the first day of class.


October 27, 2022 to November 17, 2022, BEC 0152
Develop your comprehension skills, grammar base and passion for the Spanish language with music. Using a different song each week, this contextually rooted and culturally rich medium will guide you through the practice of speaking Spanish and incorporating it into your everyday life. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome. Recommended preparation: Intermediate Spanish language skills.


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This Spanish special studies course is for intermediate Spanish language learners who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Students will develop their speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by viewing portions of Spanish language films and engaging with the instructor.


July 14, 2022 to August 11, 2022, HCC 0190
Create state-of-the-art, modern websites like the pros using CSS3 and HTML5. This course will provide you with the foundation you need to master these two critical and fast-growing new Web languages through hands-on training and expert instruction.


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Learn to play any style of music on the guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! This course provides basic guitar skills that you'll build step-by-step with hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed instructions to put you well on your way to becoming a skilled player.


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Learn to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. This course will give you the knowledge to design a room floor to ceiling with understanding of color theory, industry trends, special arrangements, floor plans, design ideas, and interior design basics.


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This course introduces material removal operations emphasizing safe operational practices. Includes basic part layout, hand tools, drill press, band-saw, manual milling, and manual lathe processes with an emphasis on production speeds and feeds. Taught by Redmond Manufacturing and Applied Technology faculty, along credit students on in-class projects. Personal projects are only allowed with instructor approval. Price includes open shop hours Monday through Thursday, 9:00AM-8:00PM so students can work as their schedule allows. Shop hours may be limited as space allows. All students must attend the mandatory safety orientation class.


September 19, 2022 to December 1, 2022, RDM3 306
Photoshop is the world's most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CC with confidence.


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


August 15-25, 2022, CHLAB 301
Have you taken Introduction to Smartphones and still want to learn more? This course is for you! Join Abe Makda and explore additional features on your phone. This course will cover smartphone hardware, modes of communication, data transfer methods, connecting and navigating other smart devices, privacy, security, and camera features.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Looking for a new hobby or to hone your welding skills? This introductory course will cover focused on introductory level skills used in structural plate welding in accordance to AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding code. Introduces basic welding processes, safety, nomenclature, and equipment operation for introduction to perform 1F and 2F weldments using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) welding and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) on mild steel.. It includes relevant safety topics and an introduction to shielded metal arc welding. Shop hours may be limited as space allows. All students must attend the mandatory safety orientation class.


September 19, 2022 to December 1, 2022, RDM3 306
Join Chef Candy in making an assortment of traditional Israeli dishes such as pita with falafel, hummus, chopped salad and pickled red onions. Bring an apron and take home containers for your left over creations.


Saturday, July 16, 2022, CUL 117
Italian food is a very diverse cuisine, with over twenty regions with a distinctive set of flavors, recipes and ingredients. In this course, Chef Candy will take you on a comforting tour of Southern Italy, where you will prepare homemade meatballs, marinara and a soft, cheesy polenta dish.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Many Americans suffer from heartburn or other symptoms of GERD but never treat the cause. Both the medications and the underlying causes can lead to multiple long-term health problems, including breakdown of digestion and bone loss. Learn the foods, supplements and habits that can correct the condition and/or help reduce GERD symptoms.


Tuesday, July 19, 2022, CHLAB 301
This course will offer a lively interactive discussion analyzing the basic principles, themes, and powerful words of the United States Constitution. We will examine the origins of the lines in the Constitution and debate their meaning in a fun, informative, friendly, and respectful environment. The course facilitator will be Rod Hanson, a 47 year veteran teacher of the Constitution, and 12 year instructor of Political Science at Central Oregon Community College.


November 2, 2022 to December 7, 2022, BEC 0152
Learn what you need to know to make the most of your Social Security before it's too late!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Become a skilled photographer when it comes to taking beautiful pictures of adults, children, or babies. This course will help you discover the best way to shoot faces, fix common close-up problems, and use digital photo editing techniques to retouch your photos.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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. Materials provided.


Saturday, July 30, 2022, BEC 0152
Mushroom foraging is a popular pursuit in the Northwest. Learn where to search for edible mushrooms and how to identify common wild mushrooms and poisonous species. Discover more facts about fungi in your backyard! Please note this class has some crossover material with the general foraging class.


Wednesday, September 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Did you ever want to be able to identify the animals, plants and fungi around you? You don't need a biology degree! Learn how anyone can explore nature in more depth using books, the internet, and everyday observations.


August 27-28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
As we age, our nutrient needs increase dramatically, even as our digestive, circulatory and immune systems weaken. This can lead to health problems such as decreased stamina, joint discomfort, thinning skin and bones, shingles and pneumonia. We'll examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us stay healthier as we age.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Improve your drawing and painting skills and learn new ones while discovering the art of journaling. Learn pen and ink and watercolor wash as a means to express yourself. Instructor will take you step-by-step through the process and teach you the basics so you have a fun and rewarding experience that you can continue at home. All skill levels welcome. Bring a watercolor journal or purchase one in class. All other materials are provided.


July 12, 2022 to August 2, 2022, BEC 0152
Create a personal retirement analysis through rare access to one of the best financial planning programs in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER?. Clarify your current path and learn critical concepts to maximize your retirement dollars and align your financial goals with your values. Walk away with clarity and understanding of your unique situation, and personal retirement plan. This course is best suited for those considering retirement in the next few years, or already retired.


October 11-13, 2022, CHLAB 301
November 8-10, 2022, CHLAB 301
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This class is becoming a summertime tradition here at COCC! Join Chef Candy in making homemade pizza, in our outdoor pizza oven, along with an assortment of toppings. Bring an apron and take home containers for your left over creations.


Saturday, July 23, 2022, CUL 117
Are you concerned about how you will get enough protein if you switch to a plant-based diet? Join Chef Holly and explore the many different ways to incorporate alternative proteins into your plant-based meals.


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


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Poetry is a powerful tool for connecting to the world through something we share - language - as well as an act of courage and creativity. In this poetry workshop, we'll stock our kit bags with the craft and encouragement we need to walk a poetic line with confidence.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. This is a great course for those who are overwhelmed with how to start organizing their boxes, bins, and bags of printed photos and outdated media.


July 27, 2022 to August 3, 2022, BEC 0152
Whether you're hoping to earn your first money as a writer or you're already freelancing but want to earn more, these workshops will help you get further down the road fast!


August 2-18, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Osteoporosis is more common in the elderly than ever, but you can often stop and even reverse it with the right foods and supplements. Learn how bone medications can weaken your bones even as they lead to better DEXA scan numbers, and how to restore your bone density without medication.


Tuesday, August 2, 2022, CHLAB 301
This class offers those with autoimmune diseases a chance to heal and thrive again. In this class, led by AIP Certified Coach and Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter, you'll discover how to use your diet to heal your body in addition to optimizing sleep, reducing stress and incorporating appropriate exercise for optimal wellness.


July 17-24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The Redmond Community Choir provides an opportunity for singers of all levels to participate in a fun choral experience. This non-auditioned ensemble will learn and perform a wide variety of musical styles and genres ranging from classical to contemporary, and sacred to secular choral works. The course will culminate with a concert performance at the end of the term. Bring $20 (cash or check) for music rental fee to the first class session.


September 19, 2022 to December 5, 2022, RTEC 209
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to the joints, bowels, heart, blood vessels, and brain. Inflammatory foods, poor digestion, and chronic stress contribute to this type of inflammation. Learn about the causes, effects, and remedies of chronic inflammation and how anti-inflammatory eating can dramatically improve health in a short period of time.


Tuesday, August 16, 2022, CHLAB 301
This final course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture will focus on effective communication, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisites: CHN 202.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take your beginning or intermediate sewing experience to the next level. Learn and experience techniques of sewing with stretch fabrics including pattern layout, making adjustments, matching prints and working with nap.


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Gain inspiration and make progress on your own special sewing project. This unique, hands-on workshop will give you time to work on a project at your own pace, while gaining tips, tricks and assistance from an expert seamstress. Bring your portable sewing machine, a special project, all materials and your questions!


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Join NASM Certified Personal Trainer Shantyel Bowman for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility. With a Masters Degree in Athletic Training, Shantyel takes a holistic approach to total body wellness.


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Join functional fitness specialist Shondra Zimmermann for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility.


June 21, 2022 to August 25, 2022, BEC 0151
September 19, 2022 to November 30, 2022, BEC 0151
September 20, 2022 to December 6, 2022, BEC 0151
September 20, 2022 to December 6, 2022, BEC 0151
Enjoy the fresh air and learn the fundamentals of soccer. Course will focus on skill development and team play for all levels of soccer players.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Enjoy the fresh air and learn the fundamentals of tennis. Course will focus on skill development for beginning tennis players. Students will learn through various drills and court games. All equipment provided.


June 27, 2022 to August 29, 2022, MAZ GYM
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, August 4, 2022, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, October 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.


October 13, 2022 to November 17, 2022, Natural Mind Dharma Center
The dry side of Oregon offers incredible opportunities to learn about the animals, plants, and other beings that have adapted to living there. Learn how geology, hydrology, and climate come together to create a unique set of challenges and resources for living beings on the east side of the Cascade range.


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Over this six-week course, we will cover why authors need to self-edit, and practice doing it to your own work. Discover why diversity, equity, and inclusion are an important part of all writing and learn what developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading really mean, and how to give and receive critiques and "workshop" your piece. This is a live-streamed class, to allow for both in person and remote students to participate.


July 20, 2022 to August 24, 2022, RTEC 127
July 20, 2022 to August 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in learning more about horses in rescue facilities? Are you considering volunteering at a rescue or adopting a horse? If so, this course will teach you about these amazing horses and improve your skills with equine communication and handling. No riding involved and no experience required.


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Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Saturday, July 16, 2022, BEC 0152
This course builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified course. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth. Materials provided.


Saturday, August 13, 2022, BEC 0152
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company, Madras, OR, and learn about Rye whiskey. While we sample different varieties of Rye whiskey we will explore some history, the distilling process, and unique characteristics of the different regions of where Rye whiskies are distilled. Cost includes a tasting kit that will provide you samples, a tasting guide and a whisky tasting glass for blind nosing and tasting to determine your favorite. Kits will be shipped to your home, within the State of Oregon. No kits will be provided outside the State of Oregon. Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


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 22-25, 2022, BEC 0152
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. Students will practice their skills and create a personal project that uses dovetail and finger joints. Materials not included.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This is an all levels class designed for those looking to optimize their physical and mental strength, flexibility, and stamina on and off the mat. This class emphasizes integrity of the body, mind, and breath through carefully designed sequences of movement and breathwork that cultivate mind/body integration, promote physical and mental awareness, and develop functional movement patterns. Variations are offered to accommodate people of all ages, body types, and abilities.


September 20, 2022 to December 8, 2022, RDM1 108
Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? If so, this is the perfect course for you. Designed for those with zero previous Spanish language learning, this course will take you beyond "hola" and increase your comfort level for learning a new language. If you have had any previous Spanish instruction, please register for a Conversational Spanish course.


August 5-26, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM