Courses

Learning sign language can be a fun experience and help you communicate with people in the deaf and hard of hearing community. Students will be introduced to basic conversational signing skills. The course will cover grammar rules, alphabet, numbers, personal and family introductions, common commands, as well as feelings and expressions. This class is perfect for the beginner, or anybody wanting a refresher course.


January 22, 2020 to March 11, 2020, HCC 0260
Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


January 21, 2020 to March 10, 2020, HCC 0230
In this course, students will build on basic conversational skills learned in Beginning Conversational German I. Emphasis will be placed on increasing vocabulary and improving knowledge of grammatical structures. The course will continue to work on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills. Textbook is required for this course.


January 23, 2020 to March 12, 2020, HCC 0230
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. Textbook is required for this course.


January 6, 2020 to March 16, 2020, HCC 0230
January 7, 2020 to February 6, 2020, BHS D-7
January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020, CAS 103
January 15, 2020 to March 18, 2020, RTEC 136
February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, PRI 130
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend in-class time expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary. The primary outcome of this course is to build vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook is required for this course.


January 8, 2020 to March 11, 2020, HCC 0330
January 14, 2020 to March 17, 2020, CAS 118
February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, BHS D-7
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills. Textbook required for this course.


January 16, 2020 to March 19, 2020, CAS 118
Spanish IV will focus on developing speaking skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses (future tense of regular and irregular verbs, the conditional tense, present perfect tense and present subjunctive) and building vocabulary. Textbook is required for this course.


January 27, 2020 to March 16, 2020, CAS 246
This Conversational Spanish V - Special Study course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will develop and practice Spanish-speaking, listening, writing and reading skills by viewing portions of various Spanish language films and engaging with the instructor using advanced Spanish. No text is required and the instructor will provide materials.


February 12, 2020 to March 18, 2020, BEC 0152
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. This class is a college-level French language class. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 102: First Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on short interactions regarding everyday life. This class is a college-level French language class. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 101.


January 6, 2020 to March 20, 2020, OCH 0221
January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, CAS 103
This is the first course of a three-term sequence of study of the Native American language, Ichishkin, at the first-year college level. Students will explore alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this second course of a three-course sequence in Ichishkin Native Language, the language of the Warm Springs (Sahaptin) people. Students will develop familiarity with simple phrases and basic conversation. Recommended preparation: ICH 101.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, MDR 115
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in Italian is designed for beginners. The class emphasizes active communication in Italian to develop basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking. This class is a college-level Italian language class. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, OCH 0221
Beginning Kiksht introduces students to the Kiksht language of the Wasco people. The first term will introduce students to alphabet characters, sounds, and simple phrases. One of the techniques used to learn the language will be Total Physical Response (TPR) which is an adopted method used by indigenous language teachers to hear and respond to verbal commands in the target language.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) in a communicative context. This class is a college-level Chinese language class. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time. Prerequisite: CHN 101.


January 7, 2020 to March 19, 2020, CAS 102
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. Textbook is required for this course.


September 23, 2019 to December 13, 2019, OCH 0221
German 101 is designed for beginners. Basic listening, comprehension, speaking, and writing skills will be developed during this course. Focuses on phonetics, genders, descriptions of objects and people, conjugating regular and irregular verbs in the present tense, punctuation, question words, German word order, and vocabulary, which includes the following categories: the alphabet, numbers, and greetings. This hybrid course will combine classroom sessions with online study. Access to high speed internet is required.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Practice your Spanish speaking skills in an exciting new way! This class allows you to practice what you already know and build new language skills using computers, games, movement, outdoor exploration, as well as interacting with native speakers.


January 25, 2020 to February 22, 2020, LIB 0117
January 27, 2020 to February 24, 2020, RTEC 218
This course will introduce students to Italian culture and language. Learn to hold basic conversations in Italian including greetings, numbers, and other basic phrases. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to the language in everyday situations will be incorporated into the course. Italian cultures and traditions will also be explored. Textbook is required for this course.


February 12, 2020 to March 11, 2020, CAS 117
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. This class will be streamed via the internet from a live class on the Prineville campus. Students in this section will attend class on the COCC Madras campus with a facilitator present and use a camera and microphone to interact with the instructor in Prineville. Textbook is required for this course.


February 18, 2020 to March 19, 2020, MDR 114
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. Work alongside credit students in this course taught by COCC faculty. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction. Must have dependable internet access. There are no prerequisites for this course


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this intermediate Mandarin Chinese class. Chinese 201 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: Chinese 103


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Quick Spanish for First Responders is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish vocabulary and phrases necessary to manage emergency situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to use Spanish to identify themselves to people potentially in need of care, ask simple questions and understand answers to accurately assess situations, calm victims and their families, and explain treatment performed by first responders.


February 6-27, 2020, CCC 116
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this this Mandarin Chinese 202: Second Year course. The second 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 201. Textbook is required for this class.


January 6, 2020 to March 18, 2020, CAS 101
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. For more information, visit our Spanish Healthcare Interpreter webpage.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019, BEC 0154