Courses
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.


February 5-7, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


January 28, 2019 to February 18, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, MDR 114
Explore powerful painting strategies using acrylics. Create abstract paintings that catch the eye by understanding the use of the value study, color, contrast and composition methods.


Saturday, January 12, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, February 9, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


Saturday, December 1, 2018, HCC 0190
Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this class, you will build a cabinet with a raised door panel as you learn various types of joinery including dadoes, rabbets, shiplap, dovetails, and mortise and tenon.


January 23, 2019 to March 13, 2019, SHS
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision-making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also presented, with instruction on how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear.


December 5-16, 2018, MAZ 0224
January 8-19, 2019, MAZ 0220
January 24, 2019 to February 2, 2019, MAZ 0224
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggle with low energy and have a low libido. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Men and women end up riding the hormone roller coaster as many hormones fluctuate throughout the day, the week and the month.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019, HCC 0190
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.


January 15, 2019 to March 5, 2019, BEC 0151
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.


January 23, 2019 to March 13, 2019, HCC 0260
In this course, students will build on basic conversational skills learned in Beginning Conversational German I. Emphasis will be placed on increasing vocabulary and improving knowledge of grammatical structures. The course will continue to work on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills.


January 23, 2019 to March 13, 2019, HCC 0260
In this introductory course, students will learn basic Italian grammar, phrases, alphabet, and numbering. Common vocabulary and actions that may be experienced in travel to Italian regions will be explored. Students will learn to hold a basic conversation, ask questions and describe themselves to others.


January 30, 2019 to March 20, 2019, LIB 0001
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.


November 29, 2018 to December 16, 2018, CHLAB 301
February 14, 2019 to March 3, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


February 2-23, 2019, RTEC 136
Beginners will learn wheel throwing and hand-building techniques in this introductory pottery class while those with limited experience will expand their skill set.


January 8, 2019 to February 26, 2019, PEN 0226
January 10, 2019 to February 28, 2019, PEN 0226
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.


September 25, 2018 to December 6, 2018, RDM1 108
October 1, 2018 to December 5, 2018, SAC
October 2, 2018 to November 29, 2018, BEC 0151
October 3, 2018 to November 30, 2018, BEC 0151
January 7, 2019 to March 20, 2019, SAC
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, BEC 0151
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM1 108
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.


September 25, 2018 to December 6, 2018, RDM1 108
October 3, 2018 to November 30, 2018, BEC 0151
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, BEC 0151
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM1 108
Beef Bourguignon takes traditional beef stew to new heights. This dish combines melt-in-your-mouth beef and hearty vegetables with a rich, red wine sauce. When paired with fresh, homemade egg noodles, it is transformed into a comforting meal, perfect for the cold months ahead.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, CUL 117
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!


Saturday, December 1, 2018, CUL 116
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.


January 22-29, 2019, BEC 0152
Work alongside credit students to learn basic hand building skills, simple glaze application and gain an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, PEN 0226
Work alongside credit students and learn basic wheel throwing skills, simple glaze application and an understanding of fundamental ceramic processes. Includes presentation of historical, cultural and contemporary trends in ceramics.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, PEN 0226
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.


September 27, 2018 to December 6, 2018, LIB 0001
Chase away the winter blahs with a variety of sunny, fresh, and tart desserts. Students will make Lemon Curd Tartelettes, a Key Lime Pie and a citrusy cake. Bring an apron, a lunch, and take-home containers.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CUL 116
Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines dipped in chocolate.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, CUL 116
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

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


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

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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


September 25, 2018 to December 4, 2018, HCC 0230
October 2, 2018 to December 11, 2018, RTEC 136
January 8, 2019 to February 7, 2019, BHS D-7
January 15, 2019 to March 19, 2019, PRI 119
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.


September 27, 2018 to December 6, 2018, HCC 0230
October 30, 2018 to December 6, 2018, BHS D-7
February 19, 2019 to March 21, 2019, BHS D-7
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills.


September 24, 2018 to December 3, 2018, BEC 0154
January 7, 2019 to February 11, 2019, SCI 230
January 17, 2019 to March 21, 2019, RTEC 138
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.


February 18, 2019 to March 20, 2019, SCI 230
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.


January 28, 2019 to March 18, 2019, BEC 0154
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.


November 13-27, 2018, BEC 0154
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.


November 13, 2018 to December 4, 2018, HCC 0190
Interested in cooking a duck for a special occasion but find yourself a little intimidated?  Join Chef Candy in our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen as she demystifies the bird. Learn to utilize the entire duck. Gain tips and techniques on how to butcher a duck, use bones for stock, render excess duck fat for other uses, braise or confit the legs, and sauté the breasts to a perfect crisp medium rare dish!


Wednesday, February 6, 2019, CUL 118
Looking to lower your grocery bill? This class will explore several kitchen 'staples' that are easy to make at home and will save you money at the grocery store! Join Chef Holly as she teaches you how to take the "DIY" craze into the kitchen.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, CUL 118
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.


Saturday, December 8, 2018, PRI 127
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CHLAB 301
How can you ensure your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone?  This class will give you an overview of estate planning and address the preparation and uses for power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills. 


Saturday, March 2, 2019, PRI 119
How can you ensure your wishes are carried out when you are gone? Find out why living trusts are essential regardless of wealth.


Tuesday, January 22, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, CUL 120
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.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, CUL 120
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.


Saturday, February 9, 2019, RDM3 312
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends!


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CUL 117
Draw the human figure alongside others in a non-instructional setting. Drop in on Fridays to draw with the group.


September 28, 2018 to December 7, 2018, PCA 0000
January 11, 2019 to March 22, 2019, PCA 0000
Join Chef Katie in Part 2 of the series of Flatbread classes. All are welcome and those that took the first class will learn new tips and recipes. Learn to make focaccia, pita bread and all-purpose dough that can be used for pizza or a variety of flatbreads.


Saturday, February 9, 2019, CUL 116
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.


Thursday, December 6, 2018, BEC 0152
Can you use a healthy dose of extra cash? Would you like to generate a steady monthly income working part-time from home (or anywhere else) via computer? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into dollars.


February 16, 2019 to March 16, 2019, SCI 0190
Learn to grow buckets of beautiful, backyard blooms for cutting year-round. Find out what flowers do best in Central Oregon as well as how to best harvest the flowers.


Saturday, March 23, 2019, CHLAB 301
Ham Radio (amateur radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This class will help you prepare to pass the Ham Radio Licensed Technician test and obtain your license so you can begin your journey into ham radio.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Saturday, March 23, 2019, HCC 0230
Making your own croissants is not difficult; there's no special equipment or hard-to-find ingredients required. What is necessary is good technique. This two-day course will teach you the proper technique for creating the layers of butter and yeast dough that make croissants so delicious. Learn to shape the dough into its classic shape and use proper baking procedures to ensure perfection.


January 19-20, 2019, CUL 116
Reiki, an ancient Japanese form of hands-on healing, promotes relaxation, balance, and well-being using the life-force energy called Ki. Learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki.


Saturday, March 16, 2019, DPLSI
For students who have completed Reiki I, this class teaches techniques to promote emotional and mental healing, and to provide long distance healing.


Saturday, December 1, 2018, DPLSI
Having trouble figuring out how to get in your daily dose of veggies now that the abundant summer produce season is past? Never fear, soup season is here. Join Chef Holly to create three different soups filled with vitamin-packed winter vegetables and rich flavor!


Sunday, January 20, 2019, CUL 117
Learn CPR in an interactive and empowering environment. Perfect for the general public, this class includes adult and child CPR and AED, infant CPR; medical, injury, and environmental emergency first aid training.


Saturday, December 8, 2018, PON 0206
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019, BEC 0152
Prepare for a healthy winter by learning how to care for yourself and your loved ones with herbal remedies during the cold and flu season. Explore herbs and strategies for increasing immunity and combating illness.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Houseplants are back! In this class, explore the best and easiest houseplants to grow in Central Oregon while gaining tips and tricks for making them thrive.


Saturday, January 12, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


February 6-13, 2019, LIB 0118
Adobe InDesign is an easy-to-use design and layout program used to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page color publications


March 5-7, 2019, LIB 0118
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.


January 17, 2019 to March 7, 2019, BEC 0151
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The world of classical guitar is prolific and quite beautiful. This course is designed to teach a series of fundamental, progressive lessons in classical guitar.


January 7, 2019 to March 11, 2019, Robin's Studio
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.


January 19-26, 2019, PEN 0224
Discover the world of Bitcoin and Cryptocourrency. This class will take an in-depth look at this new financial system and explore how it might affect our world. Learn about the technology behind it and gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade these markets. A great way to gain knowledge and get your questions answered about cryptocurrency.


January 8-31, 2019, CHLAB 301
This is a great place to start learning metal fabrication and the use of machine tools. Gain skills using hand tools, band saw, drill press, metal lathe, milling machines, and more.


September 25, 2018 to November 29, 2018, RDM3 306
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM3 306
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 class, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Class will cover both Android and Apple phone features.


February 5-28, 2019, CHLAB 301
Watercolor painting can be an adventure with unique results. Join professional watercolorist Barbara Dubina as she demonstrates the simplicity of watercolor to the beginning painter.


January 9-23, 2019, BEC 0152
Looking for a new hobby or to hone your welding skills? This introductory course will cover basic welding processes. It includes relevant safety topics and an introduction to shielded metal arc welding.


September 25, 2018 to November 29, 2018, RDM3 306
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM3 306
Jesse Felder worked at the largest firm on Wall Street, co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, and has managed investment portfolios in Bend for over a decade. Invest Like the Best is a survival guide to investing in the financial markets, and will focus on how to build a sound, low cost investment portfolio for any environment.


February 4-25, 2019, CHLAB 301
Discover how to take incredible photos with your iPhone! Learn to effectively use basic composition skills, image editing, & apps that add features and benefits.


Monday, January 28, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, CHLAB 301

Learn to handle your culinary knives like a pro and take the fear out of dicing and slicing. Practice cutting a variety of vegetables to create a salad that students will enjoy at the end of class. Chef Candy will discuss the difference between sharpening and honing. Students must bring their own knife. Cost includes a sharpening stone for use at home.



Saturday, January 19, 2019, CUL 117
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.


March 9-23, 2019, HORSETALK
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.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, HORSETALK
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.


Saturday, March 16, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 3: From Gear to Go with Horses, you will learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, March 23, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn basic sewing techniques in this hands-on class. Topics will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension and different types of seams for various applications. Students will have the opportunity to complete one pillow case in this four-hour class.


Saturday, January 19, 2019, HCC 0230
Are you interested in writing and pitching a feature story to a magazine? This course will help you with your writing skills while offering an understanding of what a good magazine piece entails. Learn how to employ powerful writing techniques, create an engaging structure, build a writer's platform and pitch your story.


February 4-5, 2019, HCC 0190
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives.


Thursday, January 24, 2019, HCC 0140
Explore how foods like wheat and soy can interfere with thyroid function, while iodine and certain herbs can help. Fill out a thyroid questionnaire and learn to take your basal body temperature, an indicator of thyroid function.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introductory Mandarin Chinese class. Chinese 101 is designed for students who have little or no knowledge of the Chinese language. The course begins with an introduction to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.


September 27, 2018 to December 6, 2018, SCI 0190
January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, LIB 0001
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this second level Mandarin Chinese class.  Chinese 102 is designed for students who have completed Mandarin Chinese I.  This course introduces Mandarin Chinese language within the context of Chinese culture.  Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a communicative context.


January 8, 2019 to March 21, 2019, LIB 0023
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, December 8, 2018, BEC 0152
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.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, RDM3 306
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! Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


February 9-10, 2019, CUL 120
Starting in our 50's, our nutrient needs increase and become closer to those of the average athlete! This is because our major systems tend to weaken as we age. This class will examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that can help us be healthier as we age.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


Saturday, December 1, 2018, BEC 0152
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.


Sunday, February 24, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn the process of beer brewing from a both homebrew and commercial point of view. In this class, students will brew a recipe designed by award-winning homebrewer Steve Brainerd using raw ingredients sourced from Oregon vendors and COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system.


February 23, 2019 to March 23, 2019, Geist Beerworks
With guidance from a professional and an easy-to-use software program, you can save thousands of dollars and be better prepared for your future. You will have rare access to the #1 financial planning software in the industry to ensure that you leave this class with a comprehensive personal retirement analysis.


February 12-26, 2019, LIB 0117
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.


January 31, 2019 to February 7, 2019, LIB 0118
Pilates is a method of achieving mind and body connections for safe, effective movement. Pilates principles can be applied to people of all ages and abilities.


November 27, 2018 to December 13, 2018, RDM1 108
January 8, 2019 to March 14, 2019, RDM1 108
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.


Saturday, February 9, 2019, CCC 116
Get a taste of Southern France with this classic fish stew, served with saffron aioli and crusty French bread croutons. Learn the technique of poaching your fish in a redolent stock. You will quickly become "hooked" on your new cooking knowledge and skills.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, CUL 117
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game. Bring your favorite writing utensil, paper and/or personal computer. Bring a sack lunch or snack.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, HCC 0230
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.


January 8-29, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


Saturday, January 5, 2019, CHLAB 301
Have you checked in to Heartburn Hotel? It may be time to re-evaluate your travel plans! Learn why medications can be essential for treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in the short-term yet damaging to your digestion over time.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Do you find yourself feeling bad about the amount of food you or your family throws in the trash or compost?  If so, this class is for you!  Join Chef Shannon as she takes a light and humorous approach teaching you how to use the "bits" you typically throw away.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CUL 119
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.


January 26-27, 2019, CUL 118
Take your beginning sewing experience to the next level.  Learn applied techniques of sewing a fleece jacket or vest with a collar, zipper and optional pockets.  Learn tips on pattern layout, making adjustments, matching prints and construction from start to finish. 


February 2-9, 2019, HCC 0190
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. 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.


March 9-23, 2019, HCC 0190
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).


Saturday, January 5, 2019, BEC 0160
Saturday, January 5, 2019, BEC 0160
Monday, January 7, 2019, BEC 0160
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, BEC 0160
Use your beginning and intermediate sewing skills to create your own personalized mini bag.  Students can choose from a mini-cinch backpack, hobo or tote bag. Patterns are provided.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, HCC 0190
Create a fun and colorful bunting banner.  This popular flag banner is a fun way to decorate for a special occasion, theme, holiday, or to brighten any space.  Students will have the opportunity to complete a short bunting banner in this four hour sewing project class. 


Saturday, January 26, 2019, HCC 0230
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.


Thursday, February 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
Saturday, March 2, 2019, RDM1 140
Take the opportunity to work on your current silver soldering projects in a fun and supportive environment. Open Studio is designed to provide students with an opportunity to seek advise from an expert, practice techniques and discuss design ideas with others.


Sunday, March 10, 2019, PEN 0224
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.


December 2-23, 2018, MTBACH
January 6-27, 2019, MTBACH
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.


December 2-23, 2018, MTBACH
January 6-27, 2019, MTBACH
Technology for your home has become smarter than ever. Learn to save time, reduce stress and put your mind at ease for home security. This course will take an in-depth look at smart devices available to implement in your home to control your lights, locks, security system and other applications with just your phone, tablet or voice. Learn to use these devices to their full potential.


February 25, 2019 to March 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


January 9-23, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
February 20, 2019 to March 6, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Join International Tai Chi Champion, Master JianFeng Chen from China, and learn the foundations of Tai Chi. Start with the 8 and 24 Yang styles in a relaxing space. This class is for both new and advanced students who want to know the form, science, and martial art application behind each move.


January 7, 2019 to February 4, 2019, WUSHU
January 8, 2019 to February 5, 2019, WUSHU
This two-day per week class is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi class or those dealing with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's or MS. The slow, gentle and simple movements facilitate healing, range of motion, flexibility and balance.


January 8, 2019 to February 7, 2019, WUSHU
Learn the details of the new Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include the new tax brackets, standard deductions, state and local tax deduction limitations, business tax credit, child tax credit, AMT, and ACA changes.


Thursday, January 31, 2019, HCC 0140
Are you homeschooling your children but fear teaching them to write? Then this workshop is for you. Homeschooling parents will learn to identify opportunities to incorporate writing into their homeschool curriculum and become stronger and more confident in teaching writing. This elementary aged workshop will focus on using creative writing to strengthen mechanical skills and developing early academic writing skills, providing effective feedback to the writer and motivating a reluctant writer. 


March 4-8, 2019, RDM3 306
Are you homeschooling your children but fear teaching them to write? Then this workshop is for you. Homeschooling parents will learn to identify opportunities to incorporate writing into their homeschool curriculum and become stronger and more confident in teaching writing. For those homeschooling their middle or early high school aged child, this workshop focuses on the importance of high school and college success.


March 2-9, 2019, RDM3 305
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Thursday, February 21, 2019, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, RTEC 209
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Thursday, March 28, 2019, RTEC 209
Learn the simplicity and beauty of making handcrafted filled pastas. Chef Candy will teach you how to create traditional Italian pasta from scratch along with a number of delicious fillings and complimentary sauces.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, CUL 117
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.


January 17, 2019 to February 21, 2019, Natural Mind Dharma Center
How do you get from that initial idea to a revised draft? In this two-part class, we will examine the process of producing creative fiction and nonfiction. We will identify where our ideas come from, how we get them down on paper, how we structure them and fine-tune our prose, and how we assess and evaluate our work. We will engage in writing exercises, and generate new, original work.


March 9-16, 2019, HCC 0230
Comedy, tragedy, comic-tragedy, or tragic-comedy -- it is the emotional aspect of writing that binds us to the story. In this two-part class, explore some classic literary examples, and develop your own writing skills through discussion and exercises as you learn to infuse your work with emotion. Class will examine the roles of mood, tone, character, motivation, desire, and passion.


February 9-16, 2019, HCC 0230
Join COCC Continuing Education on the second Tuesday of each month (October - June) for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons. Highlighting COCC faculty and Central Oregon experts, explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies.


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


March 4-14, 2019, GRV 0109
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 8-15 to class.


Sunday, February 10, 2019, CUL 116
Discover how to create delicious baked goods without using traditional animal products such as dairy and eggs. Students will explore and bake with flaxseed, aquafaba, and other plant-based baking options.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, CUL 116
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.


November 19, 2018 to December 10, 2018, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, February 16, 2019, RDM3 306
This class builds on skills learned in the Watercolor Simplified class. Use salt, plastic wrap, spray bottles, and masking fluid to create texture and depth.


Saturday, December 1, 2018, RDM3 306
Saturday, March 2, 2019, BEC 0152
The couple that welds together, stays together. 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 instructed on using a plasma cutter. Students will fabricate their own Valentine's Day project by producing basic welds.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, RDM3 306
Making 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.


Saturday, January 12, 2019, CUL 118

Are you new to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? Perhaps you already have your subscription in place but find it difficult to identify and use all of the items in the box. If so, this class is for you. In this light and lively class, students will learn to identify items commonly found in your springtime CSA box and explore ideas and recipes for using them.



Saturday, March 16, 2019, CUL 117
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.


Friday, March 1, 2019, MDR 117
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.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019, PRI 127
Winter vegetables can be roasted to sweet caramelized perfection and paired with a rich flavorful cheese and a flaky pastry to make a delicious savory pie. Pair with a salad or soup and you have a hearty winter meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, CUL 116
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.


Saturday, February 16, 2019, BEC 0152
Saturday, March 16, 2019, RDM3 309
With its publishing thirty years ago, Natalie Goldberg's book Writing Down the Bones© cracked open how the craft of writing was taught in our country. Its message - that writing is available to everyone, not only a special chosen few - has inspired millions to put pen to paper. Each week the class will study this classic text together, then apply the wisdom we glean to timed writing sessions.



January 9, 2019 to February 13, 2019, HCC 0230
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.


November 26, 2018 to December 19, 2018, BEC 0151
This class connects the body and the breath to ease overactive minds while reducing stress. Explore the use of sports science and alignment principles for safe flowing movements and asanas. Improve strength and flexibility, develop greater balance and enhance feelings of well-being.


January 15, 2019 to March 5, 2019, PRI 120
January 16, 2019 to March 6, 2019, RDM1 108
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.


January 9, 2019 to March 13, 2019, BEC 0151