Courses

Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this class, students will learn and practice various types of joinery including dadoes, rabbets, shiplap, dovetails, and mortise and tenon. Don't miss out on 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. Experienced woodworkers only. Materials not included.


April 15, 2020 to June 3, 2020, SHS
Build your confidence in the kitchen and expand your culinary chops in this five-week techniques course.  Under the tutelage and instruction from Chef Candy, students will grow their skills in knife cuts and cooking techniques to create the perfect dinner for your family.


This course contains no sessions at this time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Using a mixture of lecture and hands-on application, your expert instructor will guide you through the importance of using scale and design before building, foundation basics, the components of a typical wall framing system, framing and truss layout, and roof system basics. You'll learn how to safely use construction tools and tricks of the trade for basic construction for homeowners. For students who want to learn about home/project based construction. Tools will be provided. Students will need to provide their own construction appropriate gloves.


Saturday, January 25, 2020, RTEC 113
Take the confusion and risk out of DIY electrical projects. Get a solid grounding in how wiring works, what tools you need, how to make connections, how to work with wire and cable and how to avoid the most common errors and, most importantly, how to be safe around electricity.


March 7-14, 2020, RTEC 113
Explore the essentials of interior design and learn to make informed, professional design decisions to create or enhance spaces that you and others will love. After completing the course, you will be able to create interior spaces or custom designs with the basic skills, knowledge and insight of a professional designer. Learn to convey your ideas through sketching and presentations. Feel confident in your decision-making and purchases. Materials are required for this course.


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Do you ever find yourself feeling bad about the amount of food you throw in the trash or compost? If so, this class is for you! We will take a light and humorous approach to using the "bits" you don't know what to do with at the end of the day. Come prepared with an open mind, pen and paper and a hunger for adventure as we explore the new beginnings of the old scraps! Join Chef Shannon in our state of the art culinary demonstration classroom, where she will show you how to make Rice fritters (Arancini), wonderful stocks to make excellent soup, pestos and candied fruit peels! Students will get to taste her take on eating more and wasting less.


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Learn applied techniques of sewing and make your own fast and fab hooded fleece poncho. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one poncho in this 3-hour class. All levels of sewing experience welcome. No pattern required. Materials are required for this course.


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Sharpen your woodworking skills. This class is designed for the beginning woodworking student. Learn universal woodworking basics including shop safety, sharpening, tool use and maintenance, wood selection, and more.


January 22, 2020 to March 11, 2020, SHS
Explore when and how to plant a variety of crops including spring bulbs, flowering branches, summer annuals, perennials, peonies, roses and dahlias. Learn about soil, compost and amendments for healthy crops as well as harvesting techniques and post-harvest care for flowers to maintain a long vase life. Class will begin on the COCC Bend campus and then students will then self-transport to the instructor's flower farm to view and learn about seed starting in her garden room and plant their own tray of seeds to take home.  Materials are provided and some gardening experience recommended. Seats are very limited. 


This course contains no sessions at this time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in this comprehensive eight hour class designed for the beginner. Taught over two weekends, this course will take the mystery out of maintaining your bicycle and provide skills necessary to keep your bicycle running smoothly. This is a hands on course and all tools and bicycles will be provided.


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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.


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Learn to design, construct, repair and troubleshoot residential irrigation systems. This class covers basic hydraulic theory, how to obtain site information, determine irrigation requirements and water supply, select sprinklers and spacing ranges, and calculate pressure requirements.


March 5-26, 2020, BEC 0154
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 pillowcase in this four-hour class. Materials are required for this class.


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Do you have limited space, or need help planning and setting up your garden space? This class will help you create balance and harmony in smaller spaces by integrating organic herbs, vegetables and perennials to design a garden that is beautiful, yet functional. We will talk about ways to utilize space if it is limited with the use of containers, and vertical gardening. The second half of class will focus on students designing their own garden space by applying techniques learned in class.


Saturday, February 8, 2020, BEC 0154
Saturday, March 21, 2020, RDM3 305
Take your beginning sewing experience to the next level by learning how to recreate your favorite clothing in this hands-on class. Learn to deconstruct, create a pattern, and then reconstruct your favorite clothes. Discovers tips on pattern layout, making minor adjustments, matching prints and construction from start to finish.


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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). Materials are required for this course.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020, BEC 0160
Create a fun, personalized apron for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Choose your favorite style including a wrap-around, gathered skirt, bib, or Japanese cross back. Aprons can be made for men, women or children.  Pattern provided or created in class. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one apron in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning level class.


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Create your own, personalized table décor for every season. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one napkin and one placemat in this four-hour class. This is not a beginning sewing class, some sewing experience necessary and students should have a basic working knowledge of their sewing machine. Materials are required for this class.


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What is better than a piece of pie? A pie you can hold in your hand! Join Chef Katie and learn how to make delicious turnovers, mini galettes, and tartlettes.


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Spring 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 light spring meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, June 6, 2020, CUL 116
Discover how to simplify and organize your home using the KonMari Method, developed by Marie Kondo. Over the five-week course, students will learn the core principles of the KonMari Method and how to apply them. By the end of the course, you will have learned the life-changing magic of tidying up, and begin living a life that sparks joy.


February 27, 2020 to March 26, 2020, HCC 0140
Have fun with your child/grandchild making Valentine treat bags. Each registered adult will receive a kit with everything needed to create 32 treat bags with satin tie closure, treats and name tags. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one bag in this two-hour class. All sewing levels welcome. Price includes one registered adult and one child (ages 5-11). Materials are required for this class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Have fun with your child/grandchild making Valentine treat bags. Each registered adult will receive a kit with everything needed to create 32 treat bags with satin tie closure, treats and name tags. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one bag in this two-hour class. All sewing levels welcome. Price includes one registered adult and one child (ages 5-11). Materials are required for this class.


Saturday, February 1, 2020, HCC 0260