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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.

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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.

This course contains no sessions at this time.

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.
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.
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.
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.