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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
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.


April 6-7, 2019, HCC 0190
April 6-9, 2019, HCC 0190
April 6-11, 2019, HCC 0190
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.


April 6-18, 2019, HCC 0190
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.


April 11, 2019 to May 30, 2019, BEC 0151
This four-week series of lectures will inform, stimulate thinking and offer an opportunity to explore comprehensive subjects ranging from history to travel, adventure to world affairs, art to science and more. Topics and guest speakers will vary each week.


April 23, 2019 to May 14, 2019, PRI 119
Bring your lunch and learn the intricate fundamentals of how local, state and federal government work. Join Bev Clarno, former Speaker of the House of Representatives for the State of Oregon, for an insightful, intellectual and personal overview of  government and politics. During the class, Bev will cover the role and responsibilities of elected officials at each level, managing media relations and the process of campaigning.


April 24, 2019 to May 15, 2019, RDM3 306
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.


April 4, 2019 to June 13, 2019, CAS 115
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.
If a roller coaster went straight and level, it would just be a quick train ride. In this two-day workshop, you'll learn how to make your stories (fictional and nonfictional) interesting and exciting by exploring a variety of craft methods to hook, engage, and hold your readers, even after they've finished reading.


May 11-18, 2019, HCC 0260
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.


April 29, 2019 to May 6, 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, March 2, 2019, CHLAB 301
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques you can use with your pets.


Saturday, April 20, 2019, CHLAB 301
Learn to create a beautiful wrist corsage or hair comb covered in fresh floral blooms. Perfect for special occasions such as a wedding or party. These accessories will last for several days if properly cared for. Flowers will be based on availability. Material fee of $20 to be paid at the time of class (cash or check only).


Saturday, May 25, 2019, Celebrate the Season
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.


April 10, 2019 to May 29, 2019, 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
April 20, 2019 to May 18, 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, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Life is an ongoing exercise in improvisation - no script and no cue cards. Every day, unrehearsed words are spoken and ideas shared. Join actor/director Renny Temple in this interactive course focused on taking fun improvisational exercises beyond the stage to create positive personal change.


April 1-25, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


April 1, 2019 to May 13, 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.


April 1, 2019 to May 20, 2019, BEC 0151
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
April 29, 2019 to May 24, 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.


March 9-23, 2019, HORSETALK
June 1-15, 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
Saturday, June 1, 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
Saturday, June 8, 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
Saturday, June 15, 2019, HORSETALK
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. In this class, your instructor, skilled coach and facilitator Leslie Koc, 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.


April 6-13, 2019, HCC 0140
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.


May 1-22, 2019, CCC 116
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.


Saturday, April 13, 2019, CHLAB 301
Plants can be affected by many problems, ranging from insects, disease, the environment and poor plant care. Learn the basics of plant health care including sign and symptoms of various diseases and organisms that cause plant damage. The focus will be for students to develop and maintain healthy plants so they become less susceptible to problems. The class will end with a brief overview of Integrated Pest Management and tips to coax your plants into better health.


April 24, 2019 to May 29, 2019, BEC 0152
Sure, you'd love to have a regular writing practice to express yourself in a poem or two, but who has the time? This poetry workshop will help you discover creative and schedule-friendly ways to find the time and brain space you need to get that poem on the page.


Saturday, June 1, 2019, HCC 0190
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
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.


June 4-11, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join us for the first in a series of planting workshops! Starting with a Spring planter, we will help you create a showstopper with a mix of beautiful spring blooms and foliage plants. Learn how to take your planter through the seasons by adding a special mix of hardy annuals and perennials to create a masterpiece.


Saturday, May 11, 2019, Celebrate the Season
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



This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


April 1-26, 2019, CHLAB 301
Join naturalist Damian Fagan and explore the natural and cultural history of three Central Oregon State Parks: La Pine, Smith Rock and Lake Billy Chinook. Experience beautiful spring wildflowers and wildlife along these trails. Hikes range from 7-9 miles in length with moderate elevation gain.


April 9-23, 2019, CHLAB PARKING LOT
Thanks to tweets, texts and email overload, we've developed bad writing habits including incomplete sentences, too many abbreviations, no punctuation, and poor grammar.


May 6-20, 2019, BEC 0154
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, April 4, 2019, BEC 0152
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!


April 30, 2019 to May 21, 2019, RTEC 136
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.
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.


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.


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