Courses

SketchUp 3D is used for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, film and video game design and more. Learn how to navigate in 3D space, create interesting and detailed models in minutes, construct a scene containing shadows, sunlight, and fog, and import ready-made models from around the globe.


October 16-30, 2019, CHLAB 207
The Basic Life Support Instructor Essentials course is designed to teach AHA instructor candidates the fundamentals of teaching Basic Life Support to a variety of audiences. Successful completion of this course allows the participant to teach BLS Provider, Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED for Adult, Child, and Infant (some additional requirements apply), BLS Heartcode Blended Learning Classes, and Family & Friends CPR. Review full class details for course requirements.


Friday, October 11, 2019, PON 0204
Technological advancements in modern vehicles have changed how we perform diagnosis. This course examines various methods of those enhancements of automotive drive systems, with major emphasis on electronic programing, and how to accurately repair them, using computers and scan tools. Requires instructor approval.


September 24, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RTEC 116
Be assured and confident in your BLS skills. Basic Life Support training reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.


Saturday, September 21, 2019, PON 0206
Saturday, September 28, 2019, PON 0206
Saturday, October 12, 2019, PON 0206
Saturday, November 16, 2019, PON 0206
Saturday, December 14, 2019, PON 0206
The HeartCode BLS Provider provides the same education and certification as the standard BLS with a convenient online portion that can be done at home followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session.


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Do you want to become a licensed tax preparer, expand your tax knowledge to help you in your business, or just add skills to your resume?


September 5, 2019 to December 9, 2019, BEC 0154
Our strengths directly correspond to what we love to do most and what we do best. When we have a deep understanding of our strengths we open doors of possibility, leading us to more fulfilling work.  This highly interactive, fun and eye-opening workshop will give you an in-depth understanding of your own personal strengths and provide opportunities for you to collaborate with others with different strengths.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019, BEC 0154
Supported Employment Professionals will enhance their knowledge and skills for successfully working with job seekers and supported employees in the IDD/DD community in this one-day course. Components and best practices of several core competencies will be covered including: the discovery process, career planning, task analysis and design, systematic instruction, setting clear goals and expectations, job coaching, natural supports, and working toward independence. Approved by ODDS for six hours of Continuing Education for Supported Employment Professionals


Saturday, October 12, 2019, BEC 0152
Add basic bookkeeping and accounting skills to your tool kit. This class is designed to help you understand and apply entry-level accounting concepts to keep books electronically using QuickBooks Pro.


October 10, 2019 to December 12, 2019, CHLAB 207
CNA2 is an 88-hour noncredit course that includes lecture, skills lab and clinical practicum, meeting the current OSBN requirements.


August 5-29, 2019, HCC 0230
Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Ready to move past the concepts covered in Code 101 and work with experienced developers who can help guide you through your online learning? Join us for Code 102. You will blast through Khan Academy's JavaScript tutorials and get a better understanding of the programming ecosystem.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Build a strong software development foundation and learn how to use HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and various libraries to create fully-functional web apps.


September 23, 2019 to October 18, 2019, PON 0206
Learn how to create and launch web apps in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, with the help of third-party APIs and libraries from around the web.


October 28, 2019 to November 29, 2019, PON 0206
Invest in your career future with this construction trades training program designed in cooperation with local construction employers.


September 17, 2019 to December 12, 2019, RTEC 127
Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It's vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. Course cover the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Licensed Electricians can complete four hours of continuing education in Central Oregon performing electrical calculations based on the 2017 National Electric Code. Covers specific factors that impact calculations based on various conditions.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This 48-hour course prepares licensed Electricians for the State of Oregon exams for Electrical Signing Supervisors License, Electrical Plant Supervisor License, and Electrical Inspector Certification.


January 11, 2020 to March 28, 2020, RTEC 124
Licensed Electricians can complete four hours of continuing education in Central Oregon while examining electrical overcurrent protection requirements and specific code references for transformer installations.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This three-day, 27-hour course covers both the State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) EMT 24-hour renewal requirements and the revised NREMT 20-hour EMT Recert National Component.


November 15-17, 2019, CAS 114
The Ensuring Quality Care (EQC) course provides a basic foundation of roles and responsibilities for potential adult foster home providers. The course provides you with the basic understanding and tools needed to work with residents and ready your home to support resident choices. This course meets the minimum standards required by the Oregon Administrative Rules to keep you on track in becoming a licensed provider, resident manager, or shift caregiver.


September 17-20, 2019, BEC 0152
This engaging and interactive in-person Ethics class explores interpersonal communication skills and professional behavior specifically for practicing LMT's. Class fulfills the 4 hour Professional Ethics requirement for the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists. NCBTMB Approved Provider.


Friday, October 18, 2019, HCC 0140
This self-paced online class fulfills the 4 contact hour Professional Ethics Continuing Education requirement as defined by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists. This class examines the meaning,implications, and ethics of professional conduct for a Licensed Massage Therapist. NCBTMB Approved Provider.


June 21, 2019 to September 19, 2019
This self-paced online class is a general review of ethics and standards and fulfills the 4 contact hour Professional Ethics Continuing Education requirement as defined by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists. NCBTMB Approved Provider.


June 21, 2019 to September 19, 2019
Create, edit, format, and save spreadsheets using Excel. Write formulas, create charts, manage multiple worksheets, and customize the appearance to meet your needs.


October 1-3, 2019, CHLAB 207
November 6-13, 2019, CHLAB 207
November 6-13, 2019, PRI 114
December 6-13, 2019, RDM1 128
Streamline your work in Excel by managing multiple worksheets, using conditional formatting, IF, DATE and LOOKUP functions, use templates and protect your worksheets.


October 23-25, 2019, CHLAB 207
December 4-11, 2019, CHLAB 207
This course is for experienced Excel users who want to learn tools including Flashfill, Styles, Text to Columns, Grouping Worksheets, SubTotals, PivotTables, Macros and more.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019, CHLAB 207
Learn how to safely operate a forklift and earn your forklift operator's card upon successful completion.


Friday, October 11, 2019, RDM3 306
Demonstrate your value as a Human Resource Professional through certification by the Society for Human Resource Professionals (SHRM) as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). This course prepares you for the SHRM certification exams, recognized as one of the global standards in certification for the HR professional. SHRM member fee $1095; Non-SHRM member fee $1675. This course is for experienced HR professionals (not an entry to the HR profession).


September 18, 2019 to December 6, 2019, CHLAB 207
Has your job scope grown to include Human Resource (HR) responsibilities? In today's workplaces, many professionals oversee HR functions while multitasking across various disciplines from sales, accounting, finance, etc. This course is designed to give non-HR professionals a baseline in Human Resource management. Topics will include the fundamentals and best practices of legal issues, recruitment and selection, training and development, assessing employee performance, and motivation techniques. This course combines five classroom sessions with online homework and student-directed projects that will have a direct impact on your organization (plan on spending about three hours per week outside class on homework and projects).


October 10, 2019 to December 5, 2019, BEC 0154
Study hybrid electric and electric vehicles with emphasis on safety procedures. Topics to be covered include an introduction to hybrid electric motors, generators and controls, batteries and service, regenerative braking systems, transmissions and transaxles, heating and air conditioning, manufacturer scan tools and hybrid vehicle diagnostic trouble codes. For experienced automotive professionals. Materials and textbook required for this course.


September 23, 2019 to December 11, 2019, RTEC 116
If you are an experienced supervisor, you already know that there are many different styles of effective leadership. Are you aware of the style you naturally gravitate towards? This class will explore cutting-edge research on the four most common leadership styles along with the pros and cons of each style. Learn how to maximize your strengths and overcome your weaknesses, as well as set goals for future improvement in your leadership role.


October 30, 2019 to November 6, 2019, BEC 0152
Adobe Illustrator is one of the best tools for harnessing your graphic design creativity. Use Illustrator to create artwork, use color, trace images, and incorporate text.


September 23-25, 2019, LIB 0118
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 1-24, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
As we grow in our professional careers, we need critical skills like managing conflict and giving and receiving feedback. Learn techniques to be more effective in helping others learn and grow, and how to view conflict as an opportunity, not something to avoid.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019, BEC 0154
Leadership Lab@COCC is an intensive leadership development immersion experience incorporating many learning activities to grow the habits successful leaders need in today's workplace.


October 10, 2019 to December 19, 2019, BEC 0154
Would you like to gain more clarity, productivity, and courage as a leader to reach a new level of excellence leading your team? Through reading bestselling book High Performance Habits, examine how each of the six habits can challenge us to be better leaders through lively discussion, video clips, self-reflection, and shared conversation. The weekly at-home readings and goal-setting exercises will energize and focus you in new ways. You'll leave this class knowing what the six habits are and how to implement them to greatly increase your leadership influence. 


October 15, 2019 to December 3, 2019, BEC 0154
Any type of business, whether delivering a product or service, can benefit their bottom line through continuous improvement applying Lean principles.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019, BEC 0154
Learn the spirit, core skills and processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI) used by Supported Employment Professionals to engage job seekers in person-centered, collaborative conversations about their employment. MI is a conversation style that can be utilized to involve job seekers more collaboratively, inviting them to share information regarding their current routines, preferred styles of learning new skills, and build a stronger helping relationship. Discussion includes adjustments for communication needs and preferences, as well as cultural and social background. Approved by ODDS for six hours of Continuing Education for Supported Employment Professionals


Saturday, November 16, 2019, BEC 0152
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a continual learning process. Professionals with previous MI training or practice will continue developing skills in their role supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes.


Friday, November 15, 2019, BEC 0154
This introduction covers the spirit, core skills and processes of MI, as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice.


Friday, October 11, 2019, BEC 0154
Make your transition from peer to supervisor successful! Being promoted to a role supervising your former peers is one of the most difficult transitions to make in your career.


Friday, November 8, 2019, CHLAB 301
What does the Oregon Equal Pay Act mean to employers and what should you be doing about it? This law attempts to level the uncertain compensation playing field in a number of key respects including disparate pay on the basis of more protected classes than just gender, salary history inquiry restrictions, applicable deadlines, what factors to consider, and strategies for implementing and complying with the Equal Pay provisions.


Tuesday, October 22, 2019, BEC 0154
Take your Nutritional Therapy knowledge and assessment technique effectiveness to the next level. This internship experience is designed for certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioners who want to reinforce their clinical skills through hands-on and virtual practice with scheduled clients. Build confidence, utilize new tools alongside existing skills, and develop a comprehensive protocol approach to use with clients. Develop mastery and create efficiency in your practice. 38 CEU's NTA and NANP. Online 6 hours of interactive calls and video instruction. 32 classroom hours on the Bend campus.


September 30, 2019 to November 15, 2019, LIB 0221
This class for Licensed Massage Therapists provides essential tools for the use of massage as a powerful healing tool for those living with cancer and cancer survivors. 17 contact hours.


August 22-24, 2019, HCC 0140
This course covers the use of herbicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf to prepare for the Oregon pesticide certification exam in the Ornamental & Turf: Herbicide category. Prerequisite: Pesticide Applicator Laws & Safety course or license.


Friday, November 8, 2019, BEC 0154
This course covers the use of herbicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf for currently licensed applicators looking to earn eight recertification credits.


Friday, November 8, 2019, BEC 0154
This course covers the use of insecticides and fungicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf to prepare for the Oregon pesticide certification exam in the Ornamental Turf: Insecticides/Fungicides category. Prerequisite: Pesticide Applicator Laws & Safety course or license. All materials included in class fee for students preparing to take the state exam (exam fee is not included).


Saturday, December 7, 2019, BEC 0154
This course covers the use of insecticides and fungicides in the establishment and maintenance of ornamental plants and turf for currently licensed applicators looking to earn 8 recertification credits. Also approved for 8 hours of technical continuing education by the Oregon Landscape Contractor's Board (LCB). Pre-study material will not be mailed to recertification/continuing education students.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, BEC 0154
A review of federal and state pesticide laws, regulations and safe use to prepare for the Oregon Department of Agriculture Laws & Safety exam.


Friday, October 18, 2019, BEC 0154
A review of federal and state pesticide laws, regulations and safe use for currently licensed applicators looking to earn eight recertification credits.


Friday, October 18, 2019, BEC 0154
Prepare for the Department of Agriculture Right of Way exam in this 1.5 day class. Covers information about weed biology, identification and control practices, herbicide basics, pesticide application, right-of-way chemicals, and laws and liability in preparation for taking Oregon's Right-of-Way and Regulatory Weed Control licensing exams. Bring a calculator; all materials included in course fee. Prerequisite: Pesticide Applicator Laws & Safety course or license.


October 31, 2019 to November 1, 2019, BEC 0152
A review of Right-of-Way laws and regulations including weed biology, identification and control practices, herbicide basics, pesticide application, right-of-way chemicals, and laws and liability.


October 31, 2019 to November 1, 2019, BEC 0152
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.


October 21-28, 2019, LIB 0118
This Oregon Board of Dentistry approved course teaches Expanded Function Dental Assistants (EFDA) the placement of pit and fissure sealants. Attendees will receive their curriculum completion form after successfully completing the course and providing a copy of their EFDA certification.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, HCC 0140
Too often we view meetings as an obligation that prevents us from being productive and not a way to achieve our goals and move our organization forward. Gain the tools to transform meetings so they are productive and make a difference, whether routine check-ins, planning, or decision-making meetings. 


Tuesday, October 8, 2019, BEC 0154
Whether your official job title is "Project Manager" or not, if you are managing projects, you'll gain immediate tools for facilitating collaboration among different groups and individuals in this half-day course. Learn how to use process mapping to create a shared understanding of the big picture while problem-solving as a team. Hands-on learning activities will help you to obtain tools and techniques for identifying the most impactful ways to achieve success in your projects.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, BEC 0154
Become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close any type and size of project. You will receive access to online content at the first session and complete 5-8 hours of online study each week throughout the ten week course.


October 8, 2019 to December 3, 2019, BEC 0152
Project management skills are in growing demand and are often required in many different occupations and industries. Attend this free information session to learn about these skills and if you might benefit from certification. Registration is recommended.


Thursday, September 19, 2019, CHLAB 301
Increase your project management knowledge and earning potential in this class designed for those preparing to take the exam to become certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). This in not an entry-level course.


February 1-8, 2020, CHLAB 301
Prepare for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. This hybrid course combines weekly classroom sessions with online home study to meet the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA) requirement.


September 17, 2019 to November 23, 2019, BEC 0154
October 2, 2019 to December 14, 2019, BEC 0154
Project management is becoming a vital part of many professions. Gain an overview of how to navigate all phases of project management, including how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects applying industry accepted project management best practices.


Friday, December 6, 2019, BEC 0154
Rapid change in the workplace puts more emphasis on the importance of effective conflict resolution. Explore and identify your preferred approach to dealing with conflict and learn the skills needed to resolve conflicts successfully in a respectful manner.


Friday, October 25, 2019, BEC 0154
The Spanish Health Care Interpreter training prepares bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings and meets the Oregon Health Care interpreter law standards for entry-level training and education.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
TED Talks inspire us to think in new ways. Come together and discuss thought-provoking concepts while enjoying an adult beverage at Cascade Culinary Institute. Watch inspirational TED Talks followed by lively facilitated discussion focusing on applying new ideas to your professional and personal life. Discover the ingredients of great conversations: honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019, CUL 120
TED Talks inspire us to think in new ways. Come together and discuss thought-provoking concepts while enjoying an adult beverage at Cascade Culinary Institute. Watch inspirational TED Talks followed by lively facilitated discussion focusing on applying new ideas to your professional and personal life. This session gives us hope that it is possible for the dissimilar to live in harmony.


Wednesday, October 16, 2019, CUL 120
Learn the art and science of writing foundation grants for your nonprofit in this hands-on course. Start with the basics of researching and applying for foundation grant funding. Then move to the development of a two-page Letter of Inquiry and additional components of a grant application.


September 23, 2019 to October 14, 2019, CHLAB 301