Courses

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.


October 19-21, 2021, HCC 0140
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.


September 26, 2021 to October 3, 2021, CUL 117
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. Recommended preparation: Intermediate-High to Advanced Spanish language skills.


July 9-30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
October 4-25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Animals are everywhere. They inhabit our dreams, our storybooks, and our lives. Thinking about animals in terms of how we use them to represent concepts about ourselves (whether in advertising, literature, film, newspaper stories, or books) has an impact on them and on us. This course exposes students to the importance of the development of empathy in childhood, makes visible those invisible symbolic animals in our everyday lives, and then focuses on re-presentations of specific species in a variety of media formats.


October 19, 2021 to November 16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Homemade bread is delicious, but so few of us have the time to make it regularly. Join Chef Holly and learn to make mouth-watering loaves in a fraction of the time that yeasted bread recipes require. We will bake several different kinds of artisan quick bread including Savory Rosemary/Olive Loaf, Hearty Beer Bread, and a Decadent Banana Split Dessert Bread.


Sunday, September 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Autumn often conjures up the aromas of apple pie and pumpkin bread. This fall, kick up your holiday menus with an assortment of trendy gluten-free treats. Using a variety of cooking and baking techniques, students will gain hands-on experience in making the following recipes: Roasted Pumpkin Shell Breakfast Bowls, Coconut Curry Chickpeas with Pumpkin, Apple-Parsnip Puree, and Spiced Pumpkin-Apple Cake.


Saturday, October 30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is designed to help you begin or take the next step toward changing any behavior (e.g., losing weight, eating better, improving a relationship, reducing stress, creating life balance, etc.). Learn the five evidence-based principles that have proven essential to the foundation of successful behavioral change.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, or why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and learn how you can gain control.


Wednesday, September 29, 2021, HCC 0190
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am - 11:30am, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV.


September 25-26, 2021, HCC 0260
September 25-28, 2021, HCC 0260
September 25-30, 2021, HCC 0260
September 25, 2021 to October 5, 2021, HCC 0260
If you are 15-18 years of age, you can train to volunteer for KPOV High Desert Community Radio in Bend. Teens completing this class will be qualified to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am-11:30am, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV. Studio sessions for teens are scheduled to correspond with KPOV's Youth Radio Hour from 3:30pm-5:30pm.


September 25, 2021 to October 6, 2021, HCC 0260
September 25, 2021 to October 20, 2021, HCC 0260
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Monastic Ales. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, October 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on the history and flavors of Belgian-Style Ales best described by its heavy emphasis on malt and fruity yeast flavors. The instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Dark Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, November 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on the history and flavors of Fruit Beers, best described by their slight floral and perfumy hoppy flavors that help cut the fruity sweetness. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Holiday Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, December 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on the history and flavors of Hybrid IPAs, best described as having the qualities of both lager and ale beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, August 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on the history and flavors of IPAs, best described as bitter and all about the hop flavor. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Monastic Ales. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, October 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


October 28, 2021 to November 4, 2021, CUL 118
Prepare for your next trip to France by mastering the basics of conversational French. This course will provide you with proper pronunciation of French words that you'll use in your travels as well as cultural tips including appropriate gestures and body language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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In this course, students will learn movable chords on the whole fretboard, including power chords and barre chords. Students will also have the opportunity to dig into the basics of music theory as it relates to the guitar and popular music by looking at how chords relate to one another within different keys. Students will also be introduced to the building blocks of guitar solos through learning pentatonic scales and more advanced riffing techniques. Materials/preparation are required for this course.


November 15, 2021 to December 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Learn how to read tablature, play single note melodies, basic rock and blues techniques, chords and strumming. Emphasis on gaining rhythmic control, picking development and finger independence. Students will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson. Materials are required for this course.


August 2-25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 20, 2021 to October 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this course, students will build on skills learned in Beginning Guitar: Part 1, by advancing through more complex chording and strumming patterns. Students will also learn to play riffs, and combine riffs with power chords to develop basic rock techniques, more complex picking patterns, and continue to develop their tablature reading skills. By learning basic chord progressions in several keys, students will be able to learn to play complete songs and begin to develop a personal repertoire. Materials are required for this course.


August 3-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
October 18, 2021 to November 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


September 21, 2021 to November 9, 2021, PEN 0226
September 23, 2021 to November 18, 2021, PEN 0226
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.


October 4, 2021 to December 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


September 21, 2021 to November 18, 2021, 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.


September 21, 2021 to December 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 21, 2021 to December 2, 2021, BEC 0151
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.


September 21, 2021 to December 2, 2021, BEC 0151
September 21, 2021 to December 2, 2021, RDM1 108
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. Materials provided.


October 23-30, 2021, BEC 0152
Chair yoga is a gentle and therapeutic form of yoga that is practiced seated on a chair or standing using a chair for support. It is a welcoming and adaptive practice; and is inclusive to those who have limited mobility or balance as a result of the aging process, injury or other medical issues. This therapeutic course can help reduce stiffness and joint tenderness, and help cultivate the mind-body connection. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


September 22, 2021 to October 20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


September 22, 2021 to December 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Who doesn't love pasta and cheese? With this classic Italian dish, Chef Candy will teach you the art of creating fresh egg pasta and turn it into a delicious stuffed ravioli. Paired with a simple marinara sauce and your family has a beautiful Italian feast for dinner.


Saturday, November 6, 2021, CUL 117
Flank Steak has grown in popularity over the years. Home cooks and chefs alike have come to realize how delicious and affordable it is, making it a must-know dish for every household. Chef Candy will teach students how to cook the meat to the desired temperature and then pair it with a delicious salsa verde. Students will also learn how to make restaurant-quality French fries. Put them all together and you have a perfect meal!


Saturday, October 23, 2021, CUL 117
Create roasted chicken with creamy scalloped potatoes just like mom used to make. Learn the proper technique to truss your chicken so it results in a juicy, evenly roasted bird without burned legs and wings. Drizzled with pan gravy and a healthy side of scalloped potatoes and you have a perfect Sunday night dinner or something new for your holiday meal.


Saturday, November 20, 2021, CUL 117
Take your cooking to the next level with this classic shrimp recipe made with garlic, white wine and butter sauce. Learn to sauté rice with aromatics for a deliciously seasoned rice pilaf dish. Serve with roasted broccolini and you have a simple dish, elegant enough to serve at holiday dinners. This Italian classic should be in every home chef's repertoire!


Saturday, December 11, 2021, CUL 117
Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines. Start by making meringue for your Macarons and learn to pipe it into perfect rounds. After they are baked, you will fill them with two different fillings: lemon curd and ganache. You will also create buttery Madeleines, crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside. Finish by dipping them in chocolate. Délicieux!


Saturday, October 30, 2021, CUL 116
Provides overviews of the dynamic ideologies, political policies, economics, geography, social structures, mass media presentations, and arts and literature, since the formation of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the present. No background in Chinese languages is required.


September 24, 2021 to December 10, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
Prepare for your next trip to Japan by mastering the basics of conversational Japanese. This course, taught by a native Japanese instructor, will provide you with useful words phrases for conversing with easy and unique cultural insights from a native Japanese instructor.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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 course, 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. A textbook is required for this course.


July 12, 2021 to August 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
July 27, 2021 to August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 20, 2021 to November 22, 2021, CHLAB 301
September 22, 2021 to November 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 29, 2021 to December 8, 2021, RTEC 136
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. This course is taught primarily in Spanish, with some English to support learner's comprehension. Textbook is required for this course.


June 30, 2021 to August 25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 27, 2021 to December 13, 2021, 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 28, 2021 to December 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Have you mastered the present tense and want to take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level? This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the preterite tense and covering other tenses to help navigate students toward imperfect tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 29, 2021 to December 8, 2021, 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 imperfect verb tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 30, 2021 to December 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Good knife skills and a well-stocked pantry can lead to creativity and inspiration! Join Chef Candy as she shares essential pantry staples and knife skills that will turn the most boring recipes into delicious, flavor-filled dishes in an instant.


Saturday, October 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


September 21, 2021 to December 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Audiobook sales are booming, but it can be expensive to get a book read and converted. Explore how to create audiobooks from home without needing to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the project. Get tips on how to record with minimal errors, how to edit your recordings using a free program, how to add sound effects, and more. You'll also get a marketing checklist to help you get paid for your efforts.


August 2-25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This three-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. Writing exercises will be based on sensory and memory prompts, and looking at the subject of food in unusual ways.


Saturday, November 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Flash fiction and nonfiction (brief, succinct pieces) are increasingly popular and sought-after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing. Students will better understand the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating drafts of flash pieces using prompts, and learn the background, elements and where to publish flash fiction.


October 20, 2021 to November 24, 2021, RDM3 306
Should I outline and if so, when? In this workshop, we'll look at multiple aspects of outlining in writing fiction and nonfiction. We'll look at the pros and cons of outlining our work vs. letting it all hang out. We'll look at prewriting, outlining, and reverse outlining, and participate in writing exercises that help us understand what works best for our individual writing styles and processes.


Saturday, October 23, 2021, HCC 0260
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.


Saturday, October 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to create classic sauces that are dairy-free and full of decadent flavor! Join Chef Holly as she teaches you how to make a variety of delicious recipes including Hollandaise, Basil Pesto, Spicy Thai Peanut, and Chocolate Hot Fudge, all without dairy products.


Sunday, October 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


October 5-12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Gain the skills you need to take great photos with your digital camera and never miss a memorable moment again. This course is an informative introduction to digital photography, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Gain confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community. This course immerses you in silence to help you gain an understanding of the perspective of the hearing impaired and uses videos to demonstrate not only how to make signs, but how to communicate with facial expression.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
If you've always been interested in drawing but don't really know how to get started, then this is the course for you. Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics of drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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, September 25, 2021, CHLAB 301
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. Explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy, listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence, and decision-making. No riding involved and no experience required.


Saturday, October 16, 2021, HORSETALK
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, October 13, 2021, HCC 0230
Ensure that your estate is passed on according to your wishes after you are gone. This class will give you an overview of personal estate planning and address the preparation and uses of different planning tools and documents, including power of attorney, advanced directives, trusts and wills. Prepare for your future and take the fear out of estate planning with simple, inexpensive solutions to probate for small estates. Your instructor is a local attorney who specializes in estate planning.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the reasons for establishing a Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, Medical Authorization, Will, or Living Trust, especially in these uncertain times. This overview of estate planning addresses creating an estate plan, trust administration, probate, and estate taxes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 male and female models. Bring your own supplies and a portable easel or drawing board.


September 24, 2021 to November 19, 2021, CHLAB 301
This course is designed for beginners and emphasizes active communication in Italian. Students will develop basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking the Italian language. It is the first course of a three-course sequence. Successful completion of this sequence prepares students for entry into the second-year level at COCC.


September 21, 2021 to December 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. It is taught by using a functional approach, an engaging video program, and robust multimedia integration to help students explore the richness of Chinese language and culture. There are no prerequisites for this course.


September 20, 2021 to December 8, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
September 21, 2021 to December 9, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
This first course of a three-course sequence in first-year French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course.


September 20, 2021 to December 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 21, 2021 to December 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Practice your baking skills and learn how to make delicious flatbreads from around the world. Chef Katy will discuss mixing, shaping and baking techniques for different types of dough. Recipes will include Semolina Rosemary Crackers, Naan with Sesame Seeds and Pita Bread.


Saturday, December 4, 2021, CUL 116
Learn relevant information on a variety of financial topics including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and asset allocation. This course will also review the basics of retirement planning, estate planning and preparing for the unexpected.


Thursday, August 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Sharpen your woodworking skills. Whether you are a hand tool user or power tool user, starting your first project, or looking to push yourself to the next level, this course is for you. Learn about shop safety, sharpening, tool use and maintenance, wood selection, and more. Take advantage of this opportunity to work in a generously equipped woodshop alongside an instructor who has extensive experience and the tool collection of a professional furniture maker. Class size is limited so participants receive special attention. Materials are required for this course.


September 29, 2021 to November 17, 2021, SHS
Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Ghosting," we will explore pieces and prompts that play with the idea of the unseen or the missing. Not necessarily the paranormal!


Sunday, October 24, 2021, RTEC 124
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "What's in a Name?", we will explore the power of names. Through a series of prompts about people's names, the names of things, and the names of places, we will investigate how naming can help writers with characterization, world-building, and description.


Sunday, December 5, 2021, RTEC 124
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions, and sharing work. In this session, "Writing What You See," we will use a variety of images to create characters, settings, and inspire scenes.


Sunday, November 14, 2021, RTEC 124
The primary reason aspiring writers fail isn't because they aren't talented. Nor is it because they don't have enough experience or can't come up with fresh ideas. Most writers get rejection notices (instead of paychecks) because they don't understand how to fit their content to the real-world marketplace. In this hands-on workshop series, you'll find out how to make your content stand out from the crowd and draw the attention of publishers eager to pay for your work.


October 19, 2021 to November 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
You don't have to become a bestselling author to earn a healthy income as a writer. Creating the next great novel is one avenue to success, but it's not the only way. In this eye-opening course, you'll learn how to turn your talent for writing into money in the bank. Discover the perfect intersection between your experience, your desires, and today's marketplace.


September 28, 2021 to October 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Getting your book, article, or other written content published is a big step, but it's not the end of your work as a writer. Learn techniques to turn readers into loyal fans who can't wait to see what's coming next and learn how to find and reach your best audience without having to spend all your profits on advertising.


August 3-19, 2021, 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).


Saturday, October 16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Golden Yoga is a gentle and therapeutic yoga course designed for older adults, but all are welcome! This course combines guided breathwork with gentle movements to help improve flexibility and range of motion while building strength of both mind and body. Yoga can be effective in helping to reduce stiffness and joint tenderness. Guided meditation will be incorporated to help reduce anxiety, improve mood and sleep patterns, and create an overall sense of well-being. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


September 20, 2021 to October 25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Before you can get on air, you need to be licensed and understand the rules to operate legally. This course 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. Students age 16 or older may register for this course but those under age 18 must attend with a paid parent or adult. There is an extra $15 fee for the test.


Saturday, October 16, 2021, HCC 0230
Saturday, November 20, 2021, HCC 0230
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor at New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about the making of whiskey. This course will explore different types of grain, the milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, and aging of whiskey. This is a hands-on course where participants will be helping with each step of the process and learn how to legally distill whiskey. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


Sunday, December 5, 2021, New Basin Distilling Company
Learn how to create fantastic artisanal wood-fired pizzas from Italian classics to improvised originals. This two-part class will first meet online via Zoom where Chef Candy will show you how to make the perfect pizza dough. After the dough proofs overnight, the next day you will bring your pizza dough to the Jungers Culinary Center where you will roll, shape, choose your toppings, and then cook your creations in our state-of-the-art wood-fired pizza oven. A variety of sauces and toppings will be provided for you to make your perfectly personalized pies.


August 27-28, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
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.


Saturday, August 28, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
Are you looking for alternatives to the traditional iceberg lettuce and ranch dressing salad that leaves you feeling hungry and empty? If so, join us as we create plant-based salads that contain loads of vegetables, protein, fiber, and most importantly - flavor. These creative new salads will leave you feeling healthy and vibrant, and your family will be asking for more.


Sunday, October 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Are you wondering how to use herbs for healing? This hands-on course will help students explore how to make and use simple herbal remedies. Students will learn to make infusions, decoctions, tinctures, liniments, salves and syrups.


Wednesday, October 6, 2021, BEC 0152
Discover the world of Bitcoin and its introduction into the financial world. Starting from the birth of Bitcoin in 2008, the course will analyze the growth, significance and value to date.


September 21-30, 2021, CHLAB 301
This course covers political, social, and religious developments in the Islamic world from 600 C.E. to the 1960s. It traces the formation of Islam and the establishment of the Caliphate; the impact of the Mongol Invasions; the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid Empires; and the impact of European colonization and 20th Century movements of decolonization.


September 20, 2021 to December 6, 2021, JEF 0101
Explore how to reset your metabolic hormones to balance your weight and feel great in just 21 days. When your metabolism is broken, it is difficult to feel your best. The Hormone Reset Detox will show you how to make specific dietary changes, eliminate metabolism-wrecking foods (meat, alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grain, dairy and toxins), repair your body, and reset your hormones.


October 6-27, 2021, HCC 0190
October 6-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 activities to suit each individual's needs. No riding involved and no experience required. In the event of inclement weather, the course will be rescheduled. Wear closed-toe leather shoes and wear layers. Information on course location will be emailed to registered students.


Saturday, October 23, 2021, HORSETALK
Experience an in-depth analysis on how the software behind Bitcoin works and learn how to buy, sell, and store your own Bitcoin. This course will teach you everything you need to know about the Bitcoin protocol and how you can control your own security. Preferred prerequisite: History of Bitcoin.


October 21, 2021 to November 19, 2021, CHLAB 301
Join Renny Temple, master improviser and actor/director, in this interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage and for life. Improv skills deliver a unique experience of on-your-feet enhanced decision-making, improved confidence, superior communication/listening skills, greater creativity and more.


October 4-28, 2021, BEC 0155
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.


November 1-22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 8-29, 2021, CAS 248
Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in this comprehensive two-day course designed for the beginner. Students will be able to go home after the first day and practice their skills, and return to ask specific questions. This hands-on course will take the mystery out of maintaining your bicycle and provide skills necessary to keep your bicycle running smoothly. All tools and bicycles will be provided by the instructor.


October 9-10, 2021, MDR 117
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Poems provide fresh perspective, infuse our everyday with music, and blaze a path for self-expression and creativity - but where to begin? In this workshop, we'll combine select readings with writing prompts to equip you with the tools to better appreciate the work of others, as well as start - or re-boot - your own poetry practice. We will generate material and share our work with our fellow classmates.


Saturday, October 23, 2021, HCC 0140
Through a practical lens, students will learn about ancient practices of health and wellness for modern humans. From solstice celebrations and drum circles to ayahuasca ceremonies and herbalism, society is witnessing the resurgence of ancient earth-based and shamanistic practices. Through readings and video, the course will study core shamanism, both cross-cultural and universal practices. We will integrate this knowledge with current science demonstrating that our bodies are hardwired for both mystery and healing.


October 6-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover the challenges of writing for this exciting visual media. It's not an easy task unless you know where to start. This course gives you the nitty-gritty of screenwriting in five sessions. Bring your ideas and start to develop them with feedback and guidance. These are the first steps in seeing your unique vision on the screen.


October 2-30, 2021, CAS 115
Interested in sharing your memoir, poetry, photographs or other creative work with the world? In this introductory course, learn about the pros and cons of self-publishing, the online platforms available for formatting, printing, and distributing your work, and which publishing methods are most appropriate for your goals.


Saturday, October 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Almost everyone now has a cinema-quality camera in their back pocket. Learn how to take advantage of the powerful camera in your smart phone to record short videos. Topics will include the foundations of image capturing, video production apps and equipment. Take these newly learned skills and record incredible family events, travelogues and personal stories.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021, CHLAB 301
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.


October 4-15, 2021, CHLAB 301
If you've taken Introduction to Smartphones and still want to learn more, this course is for you! This course will cover Smartphone hardware, modes of communication, data transfer methods, connecting and navigating other smart devices, privacy, security, and camera features.


November 29, 2021 to December 10, 2021, CHLAB 301
Is it true that "we are what we eat?" Have you ever wondered if your diet affects your annual lab test results? Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and examine common lab tests such as the Complete Metabolic Panel, Complete Blood Count, Lipid Panel and those that look at key essential nutrients. Explore what the lab results mean for your health. Learn ways to use your diet to effect positive change in your labs and your overall health.


Tuesday, October 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Embrace your creativity this holiday season with handmade leather gifts. Using leather as your canvas, learn to paint and create a variety of unique pieces to share with family and friends. Students will complete 2-3 small leather gifts to share this holiday season. Materials provided.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, BEC 0152
Using leather as your canvas, learn to paint and create a variety of gifts and jewelry to share with family and friends. Come to class with your imagination brimming with ideas of patterns and colors you have seen in magazines, on Pinterest, or your own travel journals! Students will complete 2-3 small leather pieces to take home. Materials provided.


Saturday, October 16, 2021, BEC 0152
Explore historical, practical and theoretical perspectives on death with end-of-life doulas Elizabeth Johnson and Erin Collins. Discussion topics will include religious faith in the death/dying/grieving process, phenomenological experiences, the modern-day hospice movement, and others. Above all, this course will give you "permission" to think about a wide range of death-related topics that have typically been considered taboo. A book is required for this course.*


September 30, 2021 to November 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to establish a healthy approach to weight loss and weight management. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set effective goals for eating, exercise, and many other elements that affect your weight, and be on your way to losing weight and keeping it off for good.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Calling all animal lovers! Gain a better understanding of the complex role animals play and the many ways animals are used in human societies. This five-week Lunch & Learn series will focus on a different animal each week. And is a great companion series to the Animals in the Media course, or for anybody interested in the intersection of animals and society.


October 6, 2021 to November 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to create delicious and nutritious meals by reducing fat without sacrificing flavor. This course provides tips on menu planning and quicker cooking, and it allows you to try out over 50 exciting lower-fat recipes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Embrace the magic of the holidays by learning to create fresh greenery wreaths and swags. This hands-on course provides step-by-step instructions on how to make and decorate holiday wreaths for your home or to give away as unique gifts. Students will create two wreaths and a swag using natural materials such as mixed greenery, pinecones, berries and more. Materials are included in the price of the course.


Saturday, November 20, 2021, CHLAB 301
Learn what you need to know to make the most of your Social Security before it's too late!


Wednesday, October 6, 2021, HCC 0140
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.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
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. If you have special items you want to include in your collages, feel free to bring them.


Saturday, November 13, 2021, BEC 0152
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. Discover where to find mushrooms and how to distinguish between several edible species and their poisonous lookalikes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dietary supplements can be valuable aids for restoring and maintaining your health, or they can be an unnecessary expense that may even harm your health. Learn tips for buying, storing and taking supplements and how to assess if the supplements you take are actually working for you.


Tuesday, October 12, 2021, CHLAB 301
Explore the essential building blocks for fiction or memoir. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered. What is the hero's journey and how does a writer weave a tale into a page-turning best seller? Understanding these basics is the first step.


July 20, 2021 to August 12, 2021, RTEC 124
Examines the history of Paris chronologically from the founding of Paris to the present. Explores the political, cultural, and societal changes in 2,000 years of Parisian history. Examines the city from political, social, geographical, and cultural viewpoints. This course is taught in English.


September 21, 2021 to December 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Pastels are fun, fast, tactile and satisfying. They can be a delicate and subtle art medium with a wide range of color and ability to convey emotion. You, the artist, mix and manipulate pastels directly on paper with your hands and tools. Students are encouraged to have some drawing or painting experience. Materials are required for this course.


October 7, 2021 to December 9, 2021, BEC 0152
Are you in the height of your career and wondering if you're on the right financial path? Create a comprehensive personal financial plan using the #1 financial planning software in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Discover how to align your values with your financial goals and prepare for your future. Don't miss this opportunity to truly understand your investments and build a plan and the confidence you need to succeed. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


October 12-14, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
If you are nearing retirement or already retired and wondering if you can better define your financial plan, then this course is for you. 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 a personal comprehensive financial plan. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


November 2-4, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
Perspective is a drawing technique that gives objects the appearance of going back in space, showing distance and depth. This course will focus on easy, step-by-step instructions for creating one and two-point perspective drawings. Materials are required for this course.


October 7-14, 2021, BEC 0152
Celebrate your life by using your photos to create a calendar! Enjoy memories from the past throughout 2022 by creating a calendar for the coming year. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos and create a personalized calendar.


Saturday, December 4, 2021, CHLAB 207
Personalized photo gifts are appreciated by friends and family of all ages. This holiday season, give a one-of-a-kind gift using your very own photos. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of 10 easy gift ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and help you create a personalized gift or two -- just in time for the gift-giving season.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021, CHLAB 207
Photo books are a great way to relive your memories. Make a photo book using photos from a recent trip, special event, or precious memories. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of photo book layout ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and work with you to create a beautiful book.


Saturday, October 2, 2021, CHLAB 207
Holiday cards are fun to give and receive. This year surprise your family and friends with a personalized card using your photos. Professional organizer & photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of holiday card layout ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and work with you to create a beautiful personalized card.


Tuesday, November 2, 2021, CHLAB 207
Dive into the world of digital photography. Learn how to capture a beautiful image and use simple photo editing techniques to create a final product. Course includes an overview of basic camera controls as well as post-processing techniques. No experience required. Bring your camera and user's manual.


Saturday, October 9, 2021, RTEC 124
Saturday, November 6, 2021, RTEC 124
This course was such a hit last fall that we're doing it again this year with new recipes! The fall and winter holidays call for an assortment of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouth-watering ingredients. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make delicious show-stopping plant-based dishes such as Butternut-Sage Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce, Creamy Green Bean Casserole, and Candy Cane Cupcakes--all 100% plant-based!


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Learn specific benefits of legumes, grains, nuts and seeds and cook along with Holly as she demonstrates different recipes to try at home.


Saturday, July 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Kath Macaulay, traveling artist and creator of Pocket Sketching, to explore this fun and creative way to take watercolors on the go. Pocket Sketching is an innovative quick-draw technique that uses a water-soluble pen to create a beautiful piece in 25 minutes or less. Materials are required for this course.


November 15-23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


December 4-11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve your Spanish as we travel virtually through the enchanting world of Spain. Students will improve conversational skills while learning about diverse destinations including Madrid, Seville, Basque Country and Galicia. The course will be conducted in Spanish and students will have opportunities to practice speaking in small groups and ask questions about Spain to clarify comprehension. Designed for beginning-intermediate Spanish language learners but all levels are welcome.


July 12, 2021 to August 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
You are invited to celebrate the rich traditions of Fiestas in Spanish-speaking cultures. Raise a glass of vino tinto and practice your Spanish language skills. David Engel will take you on a tour of different cultural fiestas including Semana Santa from Sevilla, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Sant Jordi in Barcelona, and El Cervantino in the Guanajuato region. This course is perfect for the beginning-intermediate Spanish language student.


August 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive online course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. Students will learn how to identify their photo goals and develop a strategy to achieve those goals. 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 29, 2021 to August 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this hands-on course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. Students will learn how to identify their photo goals and develop a strategy to achieve those goals. 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.


September 21-28, 2021, CHLAB 301
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This course will empower you to access your own inner wisdom, power and passion. You will be gently guided by a certified professional coach to clarify, align, and write your life vision and purpose statements based on your core values and guiding principles, and take actions that produce intentional results.


October 19-26, 2021, CHLAB 301
You can slow bone loss and many times even reverse it by improving nutrition and addressing underlying causes. We'll identify the foods, supplements and habits that help bone rebuilding the most.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021, CHLAB 301
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 20, 2021 to December 6, 2021, RTEC 209
Chronic inflammation can cause irreversible damage to joints, bowels, heart and blood vessels, and the brain. This class covers the causes, effects and remedies of this type of inflammation. Explore anti-inflammatory diets now being used by millions to significantly improve their health.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021, CHLAB 301
Learn to make pies without a pie pan. In this course, you will create a delicious roasted vegetable and cheese galette wrapped in a flaky pastry shell. Add a simple salad or cup of soup to this rustic free-form pie and you have the perfect dinner on a chilly evening.


Saturday, November 13, 2021, CUL 116
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 201: Second-Year course. This course continues the work of First-Year French, reviewing, expanding and perfecting pronunciation, structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active oral and written communication. Emphasis will be placed on writing and reading skills. Prerequisite: First-Year French III (103). A textbook is required for this course.


September 20, 2021 to December 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this intermediate Mandarin Chinese class. This is the first course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Particular attention will be given to exploring the relationship between Chinese language, literature, philosophy, and culture. Prerequisites: CHN 103. A textbook is required for this course.


September 21, 2021 to December 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Everyone judges a book by its cover. In this course for self-publishers, study the principles of good cover design, learn how to find stock images and fonts that can be used in commercial projects, and observe a demonstration on how to create a complete cover file using a graphic design program.


Saturday, December 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Want to learn to sew, but not sure how to use your sewing machine? This course 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 course is intended for the beginner with a portable, standard sewing machine (not specialty machines for quilting or embroidery).


Tuesday, October 5, 2021, BEC 0160
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, BEC 0160
Tuesday, November 2, 2021, BEC 0160
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, BEC 0160
Washington State is the second-largest premium wine producer in the U.S. With more than 1,050 wineries, over 400 wine grape growers, 70 plus varieties produced, and 16 distinct growing regions, there is a lot to know about the Washington Wine Country! This fun and informative class will focus on three different American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) - Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, and the Columbia Gorge. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the class so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, August 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. The course will focus initially on stabilization and balance then transition to endurance, strength and power. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


September 21, 2021 to December 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Shondra's mission is to help you learn the general rules of the moving body, while pushing your physical limits in a safe and progressive environment.


June 21, 2021 to August 25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
June 22, 2021 to August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
September 20, 2021 to December 1, 2021, BEC 0151
September 21, 2021 to December 2, 2021, BEC 0151
Snowshoeing offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors with minimal technical skill. Students will learn about appropriate gear as well as how to safely navigate snowshoe trails. Course includes two field sessions providing an opportunity for students to take advantage of early snow conditions and explore Central Oregon's winter ecology. Snowshoe trails will vary in length from 3-5 miles, reasonable physical fitness necessary but no snowshoeing experience required.


December 2-14, 2021, Bend Off-Campus & Online
Learn the basics of dehydration and techniques to improve the meals you pack for your adventures. This course is great for anyone curious about creating meals for the trail, whether you already own a dehydrator or not, and is suitable for people with dietary restrictions who want to improve their options. The cost of the course includes The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventures written by the instructor.


October 28, 2021 to November 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
There's nothing quite like performing or hearing someone else perform a song you've written. This unique course will help you compose a song you can be proud of. We'll cover the mechanics of songwriting in this talent-boosting series of workshops. Topics covered include song structure, rhyming and phrasing, hooks, melodies and titles, how to find a melody, and more. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced.


October 2-23, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
A hallmark of French cooking, the soufflé is like magic with a reputation for being temperamental. Join Chef Candy as she takes away the mystery and demonstrates how simple they are to make. In this course, students will master the soufflé base and extend that skill into creating both sweet and savory masterpieces


Saturday, August 14, 2021, CUL 117
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard. Whether you want to provide food for your family, save money, get exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to have a successful harvest.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Click here to register online through Ed2Go
Numerous scientific studies confirm the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. Benefits include increased flexibility, balance and strength. Often referred to as a "moving meditation," Tai Chi may also lower blood pressure and reduce stress. International Tai Chi Champion Master JianFeng Chen will help you start your journey of internal energy movement with the 8 and 24 Yang styles using humor, Eastern philosophy and practical application. As part of your Tai Chi registration, you may also attend Qigong on Saturdays at 9:00am to learn more about energy flow.


September 21, 2021 to October 19, 2021, WUSHU
September 21, 2021 to October 19, 2021, WUSHU
This two-day per week course is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi course or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle and simple movements help facilitate healing and improve range of motion, flexibility and balance.


July 12, 2021 to August 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the details of recent Tax Law changes and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include tax optimization strategies for gifting, Social Security, HSAs, estate planning and investments including Roth conversions.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, HCC 0140
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.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, October 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 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 course will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.


September 30, 2021 to November 4, 2021, Natural Mind Dharma Center
Moby Dick is a candidate for the "Great American Novel." On its surface, it is about an obsessed man's quest for revenge against the white whale that wrecked his previous ship and severed his leg, but it contains great depths of ideas. In this course, students will probe into deeper issues such as morality, questing, perception, racial differences, whaling, among others. The novel will be the guide that provides insight into many aspects of nineteenth-century cultural themes. Students will provide their own copy of the book.


October 12, 2021 to November 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Tidy Your Space. Spark Joy. Transform Your Life. The KonMari Method? is the art of simplifying and organizing your home by choosing to keep the physical items that bring you joy and letting go of the rest with gratitude. Join Melissa Jean, a Certified Master KonMari Consultant, as she introduces the philosophy, practice and practical application of tidying up your life and space using this method.


Thursday, October 21, 2021, CHLAB 301
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, we will explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies and more.


October 12, 2021 to June 14, 2022, CHLAB 301
Learn how to boost and maintain a strong immune system so you can have more energy, better mood balance and greater resilience in the face of stress or injury.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021, CHLAB 301
Join other healthcare professionals for this hybrid online/live Zoom workshop. Using self-paced recorded presentations and online activities, we'll explore the origins of bias and why it is challenging to eliminate. The self-paced presentations provide a foundation for a live, interactive Zoom class which will provide opportunities to discuss ways we can work together to challenge current biased values/behaviors that seep into our personal and professional lives.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dr. Andria Woodell brings you a hybrid self-paced and interactive live online professional development workshop on the psychological science behind bias and how awareness of the research can help individuals and communities work to change our perceptions and interactions with others.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If you have ever had bodywork done such as massage, acupuncture, or other forms of energy work, you have been told to drink plenty of water afterward. Have you ever wondered why? Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to gain a deeper understanding of the critical role that water plays in your health, the surprising history of water research and the current level of scientific understanding - the information may surprise you!


Saturday, October 2, 2021, CHLAB 301
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. Materials are provided with the exception of watercolor paper. Students may bring their own or purchase from the instructor at $4 per sheet.


September 21, 2021 to October 26, 2021, BEC 0152
Discover simple watercolor techniques to create flowers, trees and cattails with the addition of ink to accent and define shapes. Materials provided.


Monday, October 4, 2021, RDM3 306
Thursday, November 4, 2021, 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.


Monday, October 18, 2021, RDM3 306
Thursday, November 18, 2021, BEC 0152
Build a unique holiday gift for a friend or family member. Choose from either a metal wall art project or a hanging rack to hold wine or spices. You will be introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding and then practice basic welds on your project. COCC MATC faculty provides class instruction. No welding experience necessary and all materials are provided.


Saturday, December 4, 2021, RDM3 306
Learn basic welds while creating a beautiful metal wall art project for your home. You will be introduced to MIG (metal inert gas) welding and then practice basic welds on your project. COCC MATC faculty provides class instruction. No welding experience necessary and all materials are provided.


Saturday, October 30, 2021, RDM3 306
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about Irish Whiskey. While we sample different varieties of Irish whiskey, we will explore the history, distilling process and unique characteristics of the different regions of Ireland. Participants will receive a tasting kit including six samples of Irish whiskey, a tasting guide and a whiskey tasting glass for blind nosing and tasting to determine their favorite. Tasting kit included in the price. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit. Kits cannot be mailed.


Sunday, August 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn about whiskeys from around the world. This course will explore key whiskey distilling regions and discover what makes their whiskey special. Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon as he takes you on this worldly whiskey nosing and tasting journey. Tasting kit included in the price. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit. Kits cannot be mailed.


Sunday, October 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and show ID.


Friday, November 12, 2021, CUL 120
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this fun and interactive course. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Materials and tools are required for this course.


October 23-30, 2021, Bend Classroom & Online
October 23, 2021 to November 13, 2021, Redmond Classroom & Online
This practical Spanish course is for those who wish to learn basic language skills to communicate with Spanish-speaking customers and community members. It will include customer service phrases and conversations related to common workplace transactions in a customer service setting.


October 6, 2021 to November 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Experience yoga in an inclusive and comfortable environment. Learn fundamental yoga poses with a sense of exploration and mindfulness of breath. Gain muscle awareness while focusing on pain-free range of motion. All experience and skill levels welcome.


September 22, 2021 to November 10, 2021, BEC 0151
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. Bring a 9" x 12" spiral bound sketchbook. All other materials provided.


November 2-23, 2021, BEC 0152