Courses

Take your fly fishing to the next level with this advanced class. The focus will be on fly fishing and casting techniques for the Deschutes and other large rivers. Topics covered include rod rigging setups, fly selection, reading water and fishing technique.


Saturday, July 13, 2019
Learn the captivating movements, isolations and shimmies of Egyptian belly dance! This class introduces and reviews all the basic moves, then gently leads into combinations and short choreographies.


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.
Create a unique and special keepsake to remember a special trip or time in your life. Learn memoir and travel writing techniques by using a series of writing and memory prompts. In this class, you will write several small pieces that can be polished and integrated with items from a trip or event.


August 17-24, 2019, RDM3 306
Flash fiction and nonfiction are increasingly popular and sought after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing.  In this workshop, students will better understand the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating some drafts of flash pieces using prompts, and workshopping those pieces with one another.


August 3-10, 2019, HCC 0260
Avoid spoon-feeding your readers too much exposition and invite them deep into your story. In this Creative Writing Workshop, we'll draw on techniques from prose and poetry that emotionally engage readers and allow them their own discovery while maintaining clarity. We'll look at examples of absorbing prose and poetry, and work with prompts and exercises that help us build a mutually rewarding relationship with our audience.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, HCC 0260
Are you a planner or a pantster (writing by the seat of your pants)? Or maybe a Plantster (both)? In this workshop, we'll look at using plot points to create works of fiction and nonfiction. We'll look at the pros and cons of outlining our work vs. letting it all hang out, and participate in writing exercises that help us understand how we can manage both sides of the coin.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you have digital photos stored in multiple locations? Are your printed photos hidden away in boxes, drawers or closets? If you are feeling overwhelmed by your photos and looking for a way to better organize and preserve your precious memories, this course is for you.


July 10-17, 2019, CHLAB 207
September 30, 2019 to October 7, 2019, CHLAB 207
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, July 27, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join COCC professor, Janet Gesme and COCC credit students to practice your fledgling German language skills this summer.  This five-week class will explore humor in German literature and film of the 20th century through the lens of the culture and political climate in which it was written.


June 24, 2019 to July 24, 2019, HCC 0140
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Autumn weather is the perfect invitation to create satisfying, rich stews for your family. In this class, students will use a variety of kitchen skills to create delicious stews hearty enough to be a full meal. Warm your family's belly's with new stew recipes such as Tuscan White Bean, Kale and Pork, Oyster and Mexican Green Chile and Chicken stew.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
The common perception of Comedy Improvisation is people are just "making things up."  In reality, Improv has formal rules and structure guiding players to success.  Join Master Improviser, Actor/Director, Renny Temple, in an interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage, and for life, for life is also improvised - no script and no cue cards.  Every day, unrehearsed words are spoken and ideas shared.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Let's dance! Whether you are new to dance or have years of experience, all will enjoy learning easy to follow choreography using Broadway musical numbers from shows like A Chorus Line, Chicago and Singin' in the Rain.


September 23, 2019 to November 4, 2019, BEC 0151
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 contains no sessions at this time.
This course will take an in-depth look at the Cryptocurrency System, a financial system our world could be moving towards. Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them.


August 6-29, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


July 9, 2019 to August 1, 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. Register in the full series and save $28.


July 13-27, 2019, HORSETALK
September 28, 2019 to October 12, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 1: 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, July 13, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, September 28, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 2: 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, July 20, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, October 5, 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, July 27, 2019, HORSETALK
Award-winning author and college educator  Kathryn Mattingly will introduce you to the art of novel writing. Explore the essential building blocks for the fiction book or memoir you might wish to pen one day. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered.


August 7-28, 2019, RTEC 224
In this poetry workshop, we'll dig into poems of scarcity and abundance and practice a variety of prompts and techniques to create our own poetic take on the natural world.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, HCC 0230
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 course contains no sessions at this time.
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and 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 writing game, whatever your genre. 


Saturday, August 10, 2019, HCC 0190
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Self-publish your novel, memoir, book of poetry or artwork. In this workshop series, you'll learn how to format your manuscript for a professional-looking interior, design covers that catch readers' eyes in print and online, and use print-on-demand (POD) services to distribute the finished product.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take your beginning sewing experience to the next level. Learn applied techniques of recreating your favorite clothing. Learn to deconstruct, create a pattern, then reconstruct your favorite clothes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Beginning/ intermediate sewing instruction applied techniques making an apron. Create a fun, personalized apron for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Choose your favorite from wrap-around, gathered-skirt-front, bib, or Japanese cross-back, apron styles for men, women or children. Pattern provided or created in class. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least 1 apron in this 4 hour class. Students to bring their own portable sewing machine, machine manual, needles, scissors, pins, pin cushion, and all sewing supplies as noted in supply list. Other materials are required for this course. You can view this information in the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing or on your email Confirmation Letter sent after registration. You can also request by email at ceinfo@cocc.edu. This is an applied sewing special project class for beginning sutdents with some prior sewing experience (up to advanced).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join professional photographer Robert Agli as he teaches you how to navigate the world of portrait photography. Learn simple tools and lighting techniques to capture beautiful portraits both indoors and out.


June 19-26, 2019, HCC 0190
October 29, 2019 to November 5, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


July 22, 2019 to August 14, 2019, CHLAB 301
Have you been wondering what to do with your short stories, or questioning if they are publishable? Perhaps you've been meaning to carve out time to write short stories but don't know where to begin. In this course, you will learn the art of the short story, write/edit stories for publication, and be informed about publishing possibilities for your work. Get inspired and let your imagination lead the way to great storytelling!


August 5-26, 2019, CCC 116
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 contains no sessions at this time.
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 course contains no sessions at this time.