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


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join us for an overview of archaeology and gain basic knowledge of excavation. Try your hand at analyzing artifacts, graphing stratigraphy, identifying soil, "excavating" and sketching rock art -- all while in the comfort of a classroom! No special tools necessary but each student should bring a two one-gallon size bags of dirt to class to excavate. Bring a sack lunch.


Friday, October 26, 2018, CHLAB 301
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


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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.


September 27, 2018 to December 6, 2018, LIB 0001
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.


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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.


October 19-21, 2018, SCI 0220
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.
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.


September 26, 2018 to November 14, 2018, SHS
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, November 17, 2018, HCC 0230
Learn the process of beer brewing from a homebrew and a commercial point of view. In this class, students will brew a recipe designed by award-winning homebrewer Steve Brainerd using raw ingredients sourced from Oregon vendors and COCC's Sabco Brew Magic system.


February 23, 2019 to March 23, 2019, Geist Beerworks
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


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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.


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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.


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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. Great way to gain knowledge and get your questions answered about cryptocurrency.


January 8-31, 2019
Phones are used for so much more than making a call and sending text messages, they have revolutionized the way we lead our daily lives. In this class, learn the basic features of navigation and use of your Smartphone. Learn tips and tricks to using the built in features, touchscreen, shortcuts, applications.


October 23, 2018 to November 15, 2018, CSB 0115
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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


Saturday, November 17, 2018, RTEC 124
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.


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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.


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This is the evaluation session for Pet Partners teams to become approved as visiting teams. Must complete a Pet Partners handlers course in person or online and provide proof of passing the test successfully before being evaluated. Times for individual evaluation will be scheduled directly with Jack & Kathy Barron before the class date. Students must provide a current phone and email address when registering.


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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.


Saturday, October 20, 2018, HCC 0230
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.


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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.


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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.


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Technology for your home has become smarter then ever, and generally useful. Learn to save time, stress and put your mind at ease for home security. This course will take an in-depth look at smart devices across the market and available to implement in your home. Use your devices to their full potential and control your lights, locks, security system and other applications with just your phone, tablet or voice.


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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.


Wednesday, October 24, 2018, BEC 0155
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.


October 11, 2018 to November 15, 2018, Natural Mind Dharma Center
January 17, 2019 to February 21, 2019, Natural Mind Dharma Center


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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 our 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.




This course contains no sessions at this time.