Courses

Join us for an overview of archaeology and gain basic knowledge of excavation. Try your hand at analyzing artifacts, graphing stratigraphy, identifying soil, "excavating" a trashcan and sketching rock art -- all while in the comfort of a classroom! No special tools necessary but each student should bring a two-gallon size bag of dirt to class to excavate. Bring a sack lunch.
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.
If you're 15-18 years old, you can train to volunteer for KPOV High Desert Completing this class will qualify you to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV.
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.
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.
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.
Create a unique and special keepsake to remember a special trip or time in your life. Students will learn memoir and travel writing techniques by using a series of writing and memory prompts. In this class, students will write several small pieces that can be polished and integrated with items from a trip or event to create a unique and special keepsake.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. Explore your own communication effectiveness, empathy, boundaries and relational skills with regard to trust, respect and acceptance.
Did you know August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States? This day celebrates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in America. Join local author and activist, Eileen Tannich Gose, for a fun, interactive and informative series - Equality Day 2018: Reflecting Freedom. The first session is "A Snapshot in Time." The second session will cover "True Woman to New Woman to Modern Woman in Literature & Art." Register for both sessions and receive a 10% discount. You must register before 8/10 and use the Promo Code: EQUALITY.

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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.
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.
Join naturalist Damian Fagan and explore the wonders of Crater Lake National Park. View the beauty of ancient Mt. Mazama from scenic viewpoints along the Rim Drive and hike diverse trails to locations such as Mt. Scott, Union Peak, Crater Peak, The Watchman, Garfield Peak and more. Learn about the geologic forces that created Crater Lake and the ecology of the park. Each day will feature a mix of overlooks and short and long trails. Hikes range from 1-7 miles in length with varying degrees of difficulty and elevation gain.
Explore the natural history of the Three Sisters Wilderness on foot with expert, Damian Fagan as your guide. This course includes three separate hikes to lakes in the area; Sisters Mirror Lake Trail, Horse Lake Trail and Six Lakes Trail.
Argentine Tango is a vibrant social dance that has gained popularity all over the world. Learn the fundamentals as well as the movement, rhythm and culture behind this beautiful dance. Come join the exciting world of Argentine Tango in a fun and supportive environment.
This course is an in-depth look at the financial system our world could be moving towards, called the Cryptocurrency System. Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them. Gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade these markets. Learn how to read ICO's (Initial Coin Offerings) and White Papers that help when it comes to investing in this new technology. Great way to get your questions answered about cryptocurrencies.
This interactive, fun, hands-on class will teach you the basics of how to navigate your smartphone using the touchscreen. Practice using shortcuts on your smartphone and learn effective ways to keep in touch with family and friends through various applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join COCC professor, Chris Rubio, and learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to traditional oral and contemporary Native American texts with an emphasis on cultural contexts and continuity.
Create a clear picture of YOUR retirement dream along with the plan to live it. Your unique life experience has provided you with a strong foundation for planning the next chapter. Leslie Koc, skilled coach and facilitator, will guide you through assessments and interactive activities to help you rediscover your strengths, revisit your personal values and create a plan for balance, growth and joy.
You and your pet can bring unconditional love and proven psychological and medical benefits. Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program is a great way to volunteer with your pet for visiting animal programs.
In this workshop, students will gain inspiration from contemporary poets who embrace a variety of forms. Learn to follow prompts to see where they will lead you and feed your fertile imagination sufficiently to fill a new notebook or MacBook with fresh and nourishing poems.
This empowering class will help you be prepared for Central Oregon specific disaster hazards. Know what you need to do to be ready for whatever happens.
Experience a uniquely dynamic, introspective, and transformative process that asks the most important life questions. This class will empower you to access your own inner wisdom, power and passion.
TED Talks can inspire us to think in new ways. TED Talks can also inspire change. These sessions will enable you to learn more about what is happening today, and what tomorrow might look like in key areas of our lives. Each session will begin with viewing a selected TED Talk, followed by a lively facilitated discussion focusing on developing a deeper understanding of what is possible. Price includes coffee and a light snack. See "Bulletin" for weekly topics.
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.
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.
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.
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.