Courses

This course is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Develop your Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome.


February 21, 2022 to March 14, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you an experienced woodworker looking to expand and practice your skills? In this course, students will learn and practice various types of joinery including dadoes, rabbets, shiplap, dovetails, and mortise and tenon. Don't miss out on this opportunity to work in a generously equipped woodshop alongside an instructor who has extensive experience and the tool collection of a professional furniture maker.


January 26, 2022 to March 16, 2022, 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. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am -11:30am, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV.


April 2-3, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-5, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-7, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-12, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-14, 2022, 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. All students must attend the first lecture session on Saturday from 9:00am -11:30am, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV.


April 2-13, 2022, CHLAB 301
April 2-27, 2022, CHLAB 301
Learn basic conversational skills in German, including the alphabet, vocabulary and essential grammar structures in order to carry on easy conversations. This course will focus on developing and practicing speaking and listening skills.


April 6, 2022 to May 25, 2022, CAS 248
Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this introductory Russian course and learn the basics of the Russian language and culture. Through activities, fairy tale figures, songs, and other personalities, you will become familiar with 16 of the highest-used Russian verbs and basic nouns.


January 3, 2022 to February 28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
April 4, 2022 to May 25, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course will examine four of the major world religions (Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism), their beliefs and practices, and the way each interacts with the world. Gain a better understanding of these world views so you can appreciate what each offers and evaluate each from a position of knowledge. A textbook is required for this course.


February 9, 2022 to March 9, 2022, RDM3 305
Conversational Spanish I is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, basic grammar construction and vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. By the end of the course, students will be able to introduce themselves, talk about their family and weekly activities using ser, tener, estar and other common verbs, as well as ask simple questions to discover information. A textbook is required for this course.


March 28, 2022 to May 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
April 6, 2022 to June 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the CSI amateur enthusiast, mystery writers or book clubs. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, March 5, 2022, 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.


May 5-12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join us as we travel virtually through the captivating world of Portugal. We will learn about culture, geography, history as well as food and wine. Our destinations will include Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve Coast. This Zoom course will be interactive as we share travel experiences and experience Portugal through course presentations and activities each week. Course taught in English.


April 18, 2022 to May 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Horses provide in-the-moment feedback about communication and leadership. Learn about your comfort with risk, confidence, perspectives, self-awareness of thought, emotion and body language.


Saturday, June 4, 2022
This final course of a three-course sequence in first year Mandarin Chinese language is presented within the context of Chinese culture. It expands on effective communicative skills in both the written and spoken language. This is a college-level language course. Prerequisites: CHN 102.


March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022
Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family's past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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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 90-minute licensing test.


Saturday, February 26, 2022, HCC 0230
Saturday, March 19, 2022, HCC 0230
Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Whether you are new to horses, struggling with your own horse, or looking to tune-up your handling and communication skills, this course will cover a wide range of skill-building to suit each individual's needs.


Saturday, March 19, 2022, HORSETALK
Saturday, June 11, 2022, HORSETALK
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.


April 4-25, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair in this comprehensive two-day course designed for the beginner. Students will be able to go home after the first day and practice their skills, and return to ask specific questions. This hands-on course will take the mystery out of maintaining your bicycle and provide skills necessary to keep your bicycle running smoothly. All tools and bicycles will be provided by the instructor.


April 30, 2022 to May 1, 2022, RTEC 123
Learn to play any style of music on the guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! This course provides basic guitar skills that you'll build step-by-step with hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed instructions to put you well on your way to becoming a skilled player.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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If you've taken Introduction to Smartphones and still want to learn more, this course is for you! This course will cover smartphone hardware, modes of communication, data transfer methods, connecting and navigating other smart devices, privacy, security, and camera features.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Topics in this beginning techniques course 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, February 5, 2022, HCC 0260
Saturday, March 12, 2022, HCC 0260
Celebrate your life by using your photos to create a calendar! Enjoy memories from the past throughout 2022 by creating a calendar for the coming year. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos and create a personalized calendar.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Personalized photo gifts are appreciated by friends and family of all ages. This holiday season, give a one-of-a-kind gift using your very own photos. Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will share examples of 10 easy gift ideas, take you step-by-step through how to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos, and help you create a personalized gift or two -- just in time for the gift-giving season.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


February 17-24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The Redmond Community Choir provides an opportunity for singers of all levels to participate in a fun choral experience. This non-auditioned ensemble will learn and perform a wide variety of musical styles and genres ranging from classical to contemporary, and sacred to secular choral works. The course will culminate with a concert performance at the end of the term. Bring $20 (cash or check) for music rental fee to the first class session.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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This final course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture will focus on effective communication, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisites: CHN 202.


March 31, 2022 to June 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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, January 25, 2022, BEC 0160
Thursday, March 3, 2022, 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, February 26, 2022, HCC 0260
Many readers consider Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be the "great American novel." Huck is the quintessential American innocent, who unerringly works out the moral way to behave in the corrupted society of pre-Civil War America. Using the novel as a prompt, you will explore issues such as racism, slavery, freedom, prejudice, and the hypocrisy of a "civilized society."


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 various faculty members and Central Oregon experts, we will explore topics ranging from international culture to current events to emerging technologies and more.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you interested in learning more about horses in rescue facilities? Are you considering volunteering at a rescue or adopting a horse? If so, this course will teach you about these amazing horses and improve your skills with equine communication and handling. No riding involved and no experience required.


Saturday, May 14, 2022, Bend Off-Campus
Everyone has a story. Yours is unique and should be written and shared. In this course, you will learn to identify your motivation for sharing your story, techniques to document and preserve both the highlights and lowlights of your experience and more.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover dovetail and finger joints, both hand and machine made. This course will cover the fundamentals of wood characteristics, project selection, tool selection, woodcutting, milling, sanding, joinery, construction, and finishing. Students will practice their skills and create a personal project that uses dovetail and finger joints.


April 6, 2022 to May 25, 2022, SHS