Courses

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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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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
Almost everyone now has a cinema-quality camera in their back pocket. Learn how to take advantage of the powerful camera in your smartphone 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Are you interested in learning more about horses in rescue facilities? Are you considering volunteering at a rescue or adopting a horse? If so, this course will teach you about these amazing horses and improve your skills with equine communication and handling. No riding involved and no experience required.


Saturday, September 25, 2021, Equine Outreach
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