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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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

This class will discuss the consequences of choosing whether to tell a story in fictional or nonfictional form, the differences between these forms, the ethics involved in writing true stories, and the use of perspective. Students will engage in point of view and perception exercises, and each student will produce fiction and nonfiction writing.
With the restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba in late 2014, Cuba shifted from a forbidden land of mystery and intrigue into a fascinating and unexplored destination for many Americans. Get a taste of the rough-edged adventure Cuba offers, whether you are planning a trip there or not.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Open the doors of possibility, leading you to more fulfilling work. The work we enjoy most is the work that we do best and leverages our natural strengths. Gain clarity around your natural strengths and abilities using the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment.
Taoism is a return to balance. It is not a religion or philosophy as much as it is a way of life, deeply rooted in Chinese customs and world view.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In this unique and effective class, you will work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence and decision making.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In this unique and effective class, you will work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence and leadership.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In this unique and effective class, you will work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness, boundaries, confidence and leadership.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Disasters occur in many forms and the only certainty is that they will happen. The Emergency/Disaster Preparedness & Resilience Conference helps those in the Care Community to prepare for disasters and emergencies, regardless of the type.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Learn the skills necessary for getting, keeping, and being successful in any job including retail, food and beverage, and general labor. Must be 16+ to register.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Whether you're a novice or professional writer, the foundational fiction-writing techniques learned in this class will help you improve your writing skills and better understand how a story works.

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.
Navigate the backcountry with new technology and accuracy. Learn basic operating features of hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers through classroom exercises and field practice.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Prepare to discuss the world. For over 60 years, Great Decisions has inspired citizens to discover, discuss and decide how some of the world's greatest challenges can be met.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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 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.
Part One is a great foundation for anyone considering owning a horse, volunteering or working with horses. You will cover communication with horses, horse perspective, herd dynamics, your leadership skills, handling, and safety.
For those who have taken Part One & anyone who is familiar with working with horses. Add to your knowledge - Part Two offers more in-depth information on how to intelligently choose a horse and what it takes to care for a horse.
This two-part class is great for anyone considering purchasing a horse, taking riding lessons or anyone with an interest in horses. Liability form required.
This six-week series of comprehensive topics will inform, stimulate thinking, and offer an opportunity to explore various subjects in a survey format. The topics change each week and range from history to travel, adventure to world affairs, art to science and more.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.

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.
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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

When women of the past gazed into a mirror, did they see the reflection of a limited sphere or an expanded role? When did their world increase to allow an active lifestyle?
Fashion has changed over time, producing transformations, exaggerations and even "monstrosities." A visual survey of fashion through time will bring these interesting trends to light.
From the Victorian "True Woman" to the early 1900s "New Woman," society has portrayed the ideal woman in various ways.
Corsets and hoops and bustles -- oh my! Why did women wear such things? Using popular women's magazines from Victorian times to today, students will compare and contrast the content.
Everyday we are in professional and personal situations with people who are different than us. Whether it's working with Millennials and Baby Boomers, or within hierarchies, or even with others who have strong philosophical differences, we will all be more successful if we can develop empathy and appreciation for other perspectives.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

TED Talks inspire us to think in new ways. Come together and discuss workplace concepts while enjoying an adult beverage and light appetizers at Cascade Culinary Institute.
Challenge the more traditional view of leadership by watching and discussing TED talks with surprising angles on the characteristics of "true" leaders. 
We live and work in increasingly diverse groups. Explore opportunities to collaborate with those different from you in age, culture and point of view to grow personally and as an organization. 
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.
Take this three-session course to brush up on your business writing practices with special attention to revisiting basic grammar and writing skills, understanding how to write to your audience and the actual writing process.
Have coffee with COCC Community Learning and discover something new about yourself, the world and your community. Join us the second Tuesday of the month for a presentation on topics that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons.

October 10, 2017 to June 12, 2018, CHLAB 301 ( No seats currently available )

The Willamette Valley of Oregon is widely recognized as a stellar producer of Pinot Noir. This is an intermediate level wine appreciation class. Must be 21+ and show ID.
Write It Down explores the art of telling your story. Using a proven program of short structured writing assignments, students will discover ways to remember, organize, record and share important events in their lives.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

Do you have a yearning to write but don't know where to start? Or maybe you already write but have trouble sticking with it? This workshop will help you gain the necessary tools to cultivate a consistent writing practice in your life.
Students will learn how to take a fiction manuscript from draft to published work. This course will compare and contrast different publishing methods available to everyone, teach the process and necessity of editing, interior and exterior layout and design, building the author's brand, and marketing the published book.