Offerings

This class will offer an exciting lecture and discussion-based interaction with American presidential elections. We will discuss how presidential elections are set up by the United States Constitution; a history of some of the most famous presidential elections in American history; look at the current 2024 presidential election; and analyze any future possible changes in electing the president. This will be all done in a friendly, lively, and politically neutral atmosphere!


October 3, 2024 to November 7, 2024, HCC 0260
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it is time to talk. Our Dementia Conversations class is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer's and dementia. Some of the most difficult conversations to have are about: Going to the doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care; deciding when it is necessary to stop driving; and making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person's wishes are carried out and the costs of future care are covered.


Saturday, April 20, 2024, HCC 0140
Communication is more than just talking and listening; it is also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language. As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.


Saturday, May 18, 2024, HCC 0140
Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings, as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease.


Saturday, June 1, 2024, HCC 0140
Alzheimer's affects people in varying ways and ripples out to affect the lives of those who interact with them. Understanding what is happening to a person with Alzheimer's is key to interacting effectively and providing quality care. This class includes information from expert professionals in the field and first-hand accounts from people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.


Saturday, March 2, 2024, HCC 0230
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. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am -11:30am, followed by a studio session at KPOV.


Saturday, April 13, 2024, HCC 0140
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Learn how to read tablature, play single note melodies, basic rock and blues techniques, chords, and strumming. Designed for students with no prior guitar experience or those who want a refresher on the basics. Establish a foundation of skills in a safe, supportive environment, reinforced with home practice, with experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson!


April 1, 2024 to June 3, 2024, RDM1 105
April 4, 2024 to June 6, 2024, PEN 0228
Buddha taught 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 compassionate nature. This class will explore the Buddhist point of view by exploring the principles and practices of the tradition that help us reawaken the original mind


January 25, 2024 to February 29, 2024, Natural Mind Dharma Center
Join Lynne Dean, a retired latent fingerprint expert who helped track The Green River Killer, in this fascinating look into the real world of crime scene investigation. View the inside workings of a forensic fingerprint laboratory, learn about the practice of fingerprint mutilation to prevent detection, and actively review and analyze evidence from real crime scenes. This course is great for CSI amateur enthusiasts, mystery writers, or book clubs. Required materials: 4"-6" clear tape (Scotch or packing tape) and 4" clear plastic (sheet protector); ceramic mug, water bottle, or cell phone.


Saturday, February 24, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
Clean up your digital photo collection with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive course, you will learn how to identify your own personal strategy for managing your photos and techniques to create a beautiful collection of memories that your family will enjoy for generations.


April 16-23, 2024, CHLAB 207
Using a mixture of lecture and hands-on application, your expert instructor will guide you through the importance of using scale and design before building, foundation basics, the components of a typical wall framing system, framing and truss layout, and roof system basics. You'll learn how to safely use construction tools and tricks of the trade for basic construction for homeowners. Great for students who want to learn about home/project-based construction. Tools provided. Students will need to provide their own construction-appropriate gloves.            


April 20-27, 2024, RTEC 123
Take the confusion and risk out of DIY electrical projects. Learn safe and code-compliant electrical skills from your expert instructor. In this hands-on workshop, participants will be sizing circuits, troubleshooting, learning to change breakers, and sizing wire and wiring basic circuits with lights, outlets, 3-way switches, and more!


May 18-25, 2024, RTEC 123
Nature is good for you, but did you ever wonder why? In this class you'll get to explore how the many ways we connect with nature help improve our mental health, how nature is incorporated into therapy, and how you can apply these principles to your everyday life.


Wednesday, March 6, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
This course surveys and compares representative texts from world mythology and folklore. Explores common mythological and folkloric themes and genres. Examines mythology as an interdisciplinary field that incorporates anthropology, sociology, history, literary studies, psychology, and religion. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 2, 2024 to June 13, 2024, RTEC 138
This course focuses on audio-visual narratives, with an emphasis on how the collaborative process of combining cinematography, editing, sound, mise-en-scene, and acting constructs meaning and communicates ideas. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 1, 2024 to June 12, 2024, RTEC 138
Film noir usually tells a story of crime and sexual passion. A strong woman, often portrayed as the femme fatale or spider woman, is central to the plot. A weaker man, who might be called the homme fatal, is usually manipulated to steal or kill as part of a plan to be together with his lover. Society is often portrayed as corrupt, and the hero or antihero begins on the edge of this society. The films of the classic noir period, 1941-1959, were shot in black and white, though critics argue whether noir films can be made in color. In any case, the cinematography of high-contrast, shadowy images and reflections serves to emphasize a theme of entrapment. As a post-World War II phenomenon, the films reflect the violence of war and a changing social order. Besides viewing and critiquing the cinematic art of the films, the course will consider whether film noir is a genre or a style. The course will meet weekly for five weeks, viewing five feature films and one documentary.


May 1-29, 2024, PIO 0201
The forests of the Northwest have adapted to periodic fires over thousands of years. We have seen more frequent, larger, and hotter wildfires in recent years. How did this happen, and what can we do about it?


Tuesday, February 27, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
This course 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. The curriculum is primarily guided self-study and is approved by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the FCC. The class will end with a 45-minute licensing test.


Saturday, March 23, 2024, HCC 0230
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in America, and isn't slowing down. Energy Medicine, with roots in Eastern healing traditions, has intriguing and important perspectives to offer in terms of prevention and augmenting conventional treatment. From personal experience, Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, will compare/contrast the two viewpoints and share empowering energy medicine tips and techniques with students.


Saturday, May 11, 2024, CHLAB 207
This course Examines the role of comic books and graphic novels as cultural and artistic creations in popular culture and literature. Identifies a vocabulary for discussing, explaining, writing, and analyzing comics. Explores relevant social and historical events in the development of comics. May include comics to film comparisons or principal author studies. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 1, 2024 to June 10, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
The common perception is that comedy improvisation is just "making things up." The reality is that improvisation has formal rules and structure that guide players forward to success. Join Renny Temple, master improviser and actor/director, in this interactive workshop of fun improv games and exercises for enjoyment, for stage, and for life. Come play, and enjoy a lot of laughs along the way!


April 29, 2024 to May 22, 2024, CHLAB 301
Develop your comprehension skills, grammar base, and passion for the Spanish language with music. Using a different song each week, this contextually rooted and culturally rich medium will guide you through the practice of speaking Spanish and incorporating it into your everyday life. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome. Recommended preparation: Intermediate Spanish language skills.


February 26, 2024 to March 18, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
May 6, 2024 to June 3, 2024, ONLINE ZOOM
This six-week lecture/discussion class will provide an in-depth analysis of the history of the Supreme Court from a constitutional perspective. The class will offer development of the United States Supreme Court, how the Court operates, and a detailed discussion of the great cases in Supreme Court history.


April 16, 2024 to May 21, 2024, HCC 0260
Calling all second language teachers in need of a refreshing change! Join our groundbreaking conference designed exclusively for educators who've faced burnout and are seeking innovative solutions. Discover how to use language to inspire joy and build strong classroom communities, with authentic teaching labs showcasing revolutionary strategies. Engage in interactive workshops, dynamic presentations, and collaborative sessions to challenge your practices and gain firsthand knowledge of the latest research. Connect with like-minded teachers to fuel your professional growth and reignite your passion for second language teaching. Together, we shape the future of language acquisition on a transformative journey. LinguaFest attendees are eligible for 2.4 Continuing Education Units with a minimum 90% completion rate. Certificates will be mailed to students after the event.


July 1-3, 2024, RTEC 209
Looking for a new hobby or to hone your welding skills? This course will cover introductory level skills used in structural plate welding in accordance to AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Welding code. Introduces basic welding processes, safety, nomenclature, and equipment operation for introduction to perform 1F and 2F weldments using shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW) on mild steel. It includes relevant safety topics and an introduction to shielded metal arc welding. Shop hours may be limited as space allows. All students must attend the mandatory safety orientation class. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 1, 2024 to June 13, 2024, RDM3 306
Introduces material removal operations emphasizing safe operational practices. Includes basic part layout, hand tools, drill press, bandsaw, manual milling, and manual lathe processes, with an emphasis on production speeds and feeds. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 1, 2024 to June 13, 2024, RDM3 306
This course presents the fundamentals of music making, including notation of pitch, rhythm, music terminology, scales, key signatures, intervals, and chord spelling. This is a non-credit Community Education class. You will not receive college credit.


April 1, 2024 to June 12, 2024, RTEC 136
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. This is a great course for those who are overwhelmed with how to start organizing their boxes, bins, and bags of printed photos and outdated media.


May 7-14, 2024, CHLAB 301
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can learn and use! In this class, learn about the history of Reiki, how to use it to promote healing for yourself and others, and practice giving and receiving Reiki. Students will receive a beautiful Reiki Level 1 manual and a personalized Reiki First Degree Certificate of Completion. This class qualifies for 5 Continuing Education hands-on contact hours for Oregon LMTs.


Saturday, March 16, 2024, In Balance Bodywork
This Safe SitterŪ program prepares students to be safe when they are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students will learn first aid, choking infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR, in addition to how to deal with other potential dangers. The course teaches CPR but does not certify students in CPR. For 6th - 9th grade students.


Saturday, March 2, 2024, PON 0206
Saturday, April 6, 2024, PON 0206
Saturday, May 18, 2024, PON 0206
Saturday, June 15, 2024, PON 0206
Are you ready to learn how to maintain your senior dog's quality of life? With advances in veterinary care, our pets are living longer than ever. Join us and gain professional insight into the conditions that affect mobility of our senior dogs and safe ways to enrich your senior dog's life. Students will learn how to recognize physical dysfunction and pain. We will discuss pain management options, senior focused exercise, and assistive devices for physically challenged dogs.


Saturday, March 9, 2024, CHLAB 301
This course is a great way to get started on your sewing adventure. Bring your machine and owner's manual and learn common features shared by all standard sewing machines, as well as some features specific to your model.


Tuesday, May 7, 2024, BEC 0160
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, BEC 0160
Gain inspiration and make progress on your own special sewing project. This unique, hands-on workshop will give you time to work on a project at your own pace, while gaining tips, tricks and assistance from an expert seamstress. Bring your portable sewing machine, a special project, all materials and your questions!


Saturday, April 20, 2024, HCC 0260
Topics in this beginning techniques class will include tips on which stitch to use, types of needles and when to use them, adjusting tension, and different types of seams for various applications.


Saturday, April 6, 2024, HCC 0260
Saturday, May 11, 2024, HCC 0260
Co-presented by the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, a six-part informational speaker series about Whychus Creek and its watershed. Learn about Whychus Creek's history, hydrology, water quality, habitat conditions, native fish, recreation, conservation, and stream restoration. There are five classroom sessions and one full-day field trip. Field trip date will be determined during the series.


February 6, 2024 to April 2, 2024, Sisters High School Room 130