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Do you want to build a tiny house but don't know where to start? There are thousands of decisions that must be made before you drive that first nail. This two-day workshop will explore all aspects of building your own tiny house, including but not limited to, reading and choosing a building plan, the different building phases, practical advice on tools and resources available, design tricks, lifestyle, and how to downsize to fit into your tiny house.
Get a comprehensive overview of the essentials of electronics. Starting with the basics, you'll move through advanced applications such as solving current-voltage-resistance-impedance problems, making power calculations and more. No prior technical knowledge is required.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.
Learn the basics of brewing beer using the extract brewing process that will rival the local micro brews of the Northwest. Class will discuss the process and supplies necessary for home brewing as well as flavor, food pairing and more. Bring $15 materials fee.
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.
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.
If you are feeling intimidated by the sewing machine in your closet or just looking to get started, this beginning sewing class is for you.  Learn the basics of fabric selection, tools, supplies and equipment.  Students are to bring their own portable sewing machine, manual, scissors, pins, pincushion, thread and bobbins to each class. Other supplies noted in each week of outline.
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.
Get your RV ready for the fall and winter seasons. Take care of your valuable investment and make winterizing your RV inside and out a simple process. This class is dedicated to winter care of your RV.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed in the field of electronics and you can learn solid skills in a day. This class is an overview of the basic tools and components used for soldering which includes basic procedures for soldering preparation, safety, and cleanup.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Are you curious about the tiny house movement or considering purchasing or building one? Join Jesse Russell, owner of Tongue & Groove Tiny Homes, as he introduces you to tiny house basics: The Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. If this class inspires you to build a tiny house, sign up for Jesse's Building a Tiny House: Decisions Before You Build class.
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 8-11 to class.
Stay warm this winter with new recipes and techniques for making homemade soups and stews. In this class, students will make New England Clam Chowder as well as Beef Bourguignon.
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 using a plasma cutter. Students will cut out their own Valentine's Day heart and practice making basic welds.
Join COCC Board Member, Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine tasting and appreciation. Laura will share her passion for wine and help you 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.
Discover dovetail and finger joints, both hand and machine made. This course will cover the fundamentals of wood characteristics, project selection, tool selection, woodcutting, milling, sanding, joinery, construction, and finishing.