Courses
Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this class, you will build a cabinet with a raised door panel as you learn various types of joinery including dadoes, rabbets, shiplap, dovetails, and mortise and tenon.


January 23, 2019 to March 13, 2019, SHS
Join COCC professor Lin Hong and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through the viewing and analyzing of a selection of films. This course is a blend of face-to-face classroom instruction with online instruction resulting in a reduction of classroom seat-time.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Add your name to our Community Emergency Response Team Interest List to be notified of future courses.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The purpose of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer course is to provide the information and training needed for anyone who will be teaching the CERT Basic training course or managing a CERT team.

Add your name to our Community Emergency Response Team Interest List to be notified of future courses.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to explore the basics of energy healing and energy medicine. Learn the science behind these modalities and ways to augment your own health and well-being with some simple techniques that can increase energy, vitality, mental clarity and focus.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, CHLAB 301
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, Gail Jett, as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques you can use with your pets.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Can you use a healthy dose of extra cash? Would you like to generate a steady monthly income working part-time from home (or anywhere else) via computer? This one-of-a-kind workshop shows you how to turn your talent for writing into dollars.


February 16, 2019 to March 16, 2019, SCI 0190
Ham Radio (amateur 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 class 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.


Saturday, February 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Saturday, March 23, 2019, HCC 0230
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019, BEC 0152
Prepare for a healthy winter by learning how to care for yourself and your loved ones with herbal remedies during the cold and flu season. Explore herbs and strategies for increasing immunity and combating illness.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019, BEC 0152
Discover the world of Bitcoin and Cryptocourrency. This class will take an in-depth look at this new financial system and explore how it might affect our world. Learn about the technology behind it and gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade these markets. A great way to gain knowledge and get your questions answered about cryptocurrency.


January 8-31, 2019, 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 class, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Class will cover both Android and Apple phone features.


February 5-28, 2019, CHLAB 301
This three part series is great for anyone considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons or with a general interest in horses. This series explores how to communicate with horses, how to care for horses and how to prepare for owning a horse.


March 9-23, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part One: Communicating with Horses, you will learn about safety when working with horses, while exploring your own leadership skills. Experience the language of horses, horse perspective and herd dynamics.


Saturday, March 9, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part Two: Caring for Horses, you will learn what it takes to care for a horse including all aspects of health, housing, psychological well-being, grooming, handling, equipment and resources.


Saturday, March 16, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 3: From Gear to Go with Horses, you will learn how to select a horse for adoption, how to work with professionals in the field, how to navigate the world of horse tack and the costs associated with horses.


Saturday, March 23, 2019, HORSETALK
Learn the basic features of topographic maps and a magnetic compass. Get more out of your outdoor pursuits by understanding the details of integrating the use of a compass and map.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language. Poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to up your prose writing game. Bring your favorite writing utensil, paper and/or personal computer. Bring a sack lunch or snack.


Saturday, March 2, 2019, HCC 0230
Technology for your home has become smarter than ever. Learn to save time, reduce stress and put your mind at ease for home security. This course will take an in-depth look at smart devices available to implement in your home to control your lights, locks, security system and other applications with just your phone, tablet or voice. Learn to use these devices to their full potential.


February 25, 2019 to March 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn the details of the new Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include the new tax brackets, standard deductions, state and local tax deduction limitations, business tax credit, child tax credit, AMT, and ACA changes.


Thursday, January 31, 2019, HCC 0140
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.


January 17, 2019 to February 21, 2019, Natural Mind Dharma Center
Comedy, tragedy, comic-tragedy, or tragic-comedy -- it is the emotional aspect of writing that binds us to the story. In this two-part class, explore some classic literary examples, and develop your own writing skills through discussion and exercises as you learn to infuse your work with emotion. Class will examine the roles of mood, tone, character, motivation, desire, and passion.


February 9-16, 2019, HCC 0230
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, explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies.


October 9, 2018 to June 11, 2019, CHLAB 301
This introductory course will help you understand and operate an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Join an expert in the field as he covers the controversies and the role of UAS in society. Explore the ethics, rules and regulations needed to fly safely and within the law. The fundamentals of unmanned flight and proper maintenance of unmanned aerial systems will also be discussed. Each class has one hour of hands-on flying.


March 4-14, 2019, GRV 0109