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.


Saturday, July 13, 2019
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
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.
Create a unique and special keepsake to remember a special trip or time in your life. Learn memoir and travel writing techniques by using a series of writing and memory prompts. In this class, you will write several small pieces that can be polished and integrated with items from a trip or event.


August 17-24, 2019, RDM3 306
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
Flash fiction and nonfiction are increasingly popular and sought after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing.  In this workshop, students will better understand the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating some drafts of flash pieces using prompts, and workshopping those pieces with one another.


August 3-10, 2019, HCC 0260
Avoid spoon-feeding your readers too much exposition and invite them deep into your story. In this Creative Writing Workshop, we'll draw on techniques from prose and poetry that emotionally engage readers and allow them their own discovery while maintaining clarity. We'll look at examples of absorbing prose and poetry, and work with prompts and exercises that help us build a mutually rewarding relationship with our audience.


Saturday, August 17, 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
July 10-17, 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, July 27, 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
Join COCC professor, Janet Gesme and COCC credit students to practice your fledgling German language skills this summer.  This five-week class will explore humor in German literature and film of the 20th century through the lens of the culture and political climate in which it was written.


June 24, 2019 to July 24, 2019, HCC 0140
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.


April 20, 2019 to May 4, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the fantastic landscape of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks with former NPS Ranger Damian Fagan. Learn about the unique natural and cultural features of the regions while hiking through canyons, over slickrock, and under stone arches. Explore the prehistoric Ancestral Puebloan culture that occupied this region and learn about the desert environment.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
This course is an in-depth look at the financial system our world could be moving towards, the Cryptocurrency System.  Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them.


August 6-29, 2019, CHLAB 301
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.


April 29, 2019 to May 24, 2019, CHLAB 301
July 9, 2019 to August 1, 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.


June 1-15, 2019, HORSETALK
July 13-27, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 1: 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, June 1, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 13, 2019, HORSETALK
In Part 2: 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, June 8, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 20, 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, June 15, 2019, HORSETALK
Saturday, July 27, 2019, HORSETALK
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
August 7-28, 2019, RTEC 224
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 course contains no sessions at this time.
In this poetry workshop, we'll dig into poems of scarcity and abundance and practice a variety of prompts and techniques to create our own poetic take on the natural world.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, HCC 0260
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and 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 writing game, whatever your genre. 


Saturday, August 10, 2019, HCC 0190
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
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.


July 22, 2019 to August 14, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
August 5-26, 2019, CCC 116
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.
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