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.
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.

Create a unique and special keepsake to remember a special trip or time in your life. Students will learn memoir and travel writing techniques by using a series of writing and memory prompts. In this class, students will write several small pieces that can be polished and integrated with items from a trip or event to create a unique and special keepsake.
If you are interested in writing poetry to experience the unique joy of exploring the world and expressing yourself through verse, this class is for you.

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. Learn about your comfort with risk, confidence, perspectives, self-awareness of thought, emotion and body language.
Did you know August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States? This day celebrates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in America. Join local author and activist, Eileen Tannich Gose, for a fun, interactive and informative series - Equality Day 2018: Reflecting Freedom. The first session is "A Snapshot in Time." The second session will cover "True Woman to New Woman to Modern Woman in Literature & Art. Register for both sessions and receive a 10% discount. You must register before 8/10 and use the Promo Code: EQUALITY.
Did you know August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States? This day celebrates the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in America. Join local author and activist, Eileen Tannich Gose, for a fun, interactive and informative series - Equality Day 2018: Reflecting Freedom. The first session is "A Snapshot in Time." The second session will cover "True Woman to New Woman to Modern Woman in Literature & Art." Register for both sessions and receive a 10% discount. You must register before 8/10 and use the Promo Code: EQUALITY.
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.

Major internal conflict has plagued Afghanistan for four decades. Does the U.S. face a no-win situation in Afghanistan? What is the long term solution and its effect on the country, its culture, and people?

This course contains no sessions at this time.

The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, with China being its most vocal claimant. Beijing's interest in the region has intensified disputes with other countries in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy. Cost includes reading material and appetizers.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future.

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As young adults (or even earlier), many of us felt the thrill of filling a notebook with verse, asking the big questions or expressing our longing through the poetic line. Coax that seed to bloom again by digging into the rich language of your experience.

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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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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 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.
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
This six-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.

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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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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Be ready for fire season and any emergency event. This empowering class will help you be prepared for disaster hazards specific to Central Oregon.
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.
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.

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From the Victorian "True Woman" to the early 1900s "New Woman," society has portrayed the ideal woman in various ways.

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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.
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.

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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.

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Our thoughts motivate every action we take and affect every cell in our body! In this four-week experiential class, students will explore the biology of thoughts, learn how to identify limiting beliefs and develop the tools to harness the power of the mind. Return the mind to its rightful seat as the Trusted Advisor to your heart, rather than the leader of your life.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.
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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

You may think women just wanted to dress in the style of the day. However, in reality, fashion reflects many things, including trendy movie stars' clothing, current technology, society's views on women and even women's fight for equality.

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