Courses

Do you love writing and building rewarding, long-lasting relationships? Do you have a passion for a cause? As a grant writer, you can help nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and research organizations acquire the funds they need to operate and to thrive. In this A to Z Grant Writing class, you'll learn how to put together a Gold Medal Proposal Package-one that will capture the attention, and the funds, of donors.


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Develop the language of accountability, a model for achieving a work environment where people can count on each other to keep commitments. Learn how to hold others accountable using clear agreements and build personal ownership to support effective delegation.


March 1-3, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Do you want to become a licensed tax preparer, expand your tax knowledge to help you in your business, or just add skills to your resume? This 14-week course includes interactive sessions to prepare you for the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners Licensed Tax Preparer exam.


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Add basic bookkeeping and accounting skills to your tool kit. This course is designed to help you understand and apply entry-level accounting concepts to keep books electronically using QuickBooks Pro.


April 22, 2022 to June 10, 2022, LIB 0118
Gain new tools to organize your work and home to-dos using strategies that support your brain to visually track your activities and progress. Learn techniques to work efficiently, manage everyday stress, and complete tasks. Leave this 3-hour hands-on course with an easy-to-follow action plan.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Get a new perspective on time management. This hands-on 3-hour course shows you how to support your brain so you can be more efficient with time, more effective in planning, and experience less stress and overwhelm.


Friday, February 18, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Monday, March 21, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
These courses offers instruction on crafting many of the most common business communication formats: memos, reports, brochures, proposals, presentations, catalogs, and websites. Topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, using email appropriately in an organizational setting, and revising for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy, and jargon.


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If you are a business owner or manager, understanding your company finances is the foundation of success. You already know your product or service, now take the time to get to know your numbers!


February 3, 2022 to March 3, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Whether you are launching a start-up or you are already an established business owner, you need a solid business plan to help you navigate the times and manage your operations.


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A practical guide for entrepreneurs interested in purchasing or selling a business. Take away tips and tools to help facilitate successful business investing, buying or selling.


Wednesday, February 16, 2022, CHLAB 301
Gain skills to give and receive feedback, helping your team members grow and develop while building engagement within the organization. Coaching is all about inspiring, encouraging, and challenging others. Learn to identify the kind of people you work with and how to recognize their work regularly to best present them with rewards and challenges.


March 15-17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Confidently apply for jobs knowing that you possess the computer skills needed to perform on the job. This course includes a great introduction to Windows 10 and Office 2016 to provide the fundamental computer competencies you need to prosper in a modern workplace.


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Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed for professionals. The most significant finding from Brené's latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. Join us in this experiential course to develop your courage and grow as a leader.


April 5, 2022 to May 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
These data analytic courses provide an overview of topics in statistics and their applications in a variety of fields. Explore the basics of quantitative analysis and its increasing use in today's professional landscape. Learners are exposed to quantitative decision-making tools and techniques, which tie into real-world case studies.


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Creating effective online learning courses and simulations can be a challenge. There are tools and techniques, as well as best practices, that can help those designing and creating online learning content for organizations and institutions of higher education.


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Retaining staff is one of the biggest challenges facing many organizations. Studies show that employees stay in a job where they feel appreciated, valued and challenged by their supervisors. Join us for this energizing workshop as we explore current best practices for retaining quality staff. Learn how to develop and mentor them in strategic ways that foster growth, engagement, and loyalty.


January 26, 2022 to February 2, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The question is not whether your business has a digital presence. The question is this: Are you aware of and in control of the digital presence that already exists for your business?


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Digital marketing helps organizations promote and sell products and services through online marketing methods such as social media messaging, website ads, Facebook marketing campaigns, Google Adwords, and more. It's vital to develop a marketing strategy that keeps up with the technology. Courses cover the strategic issues, marketing methods and tactics, industry terminology, and best practices.


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Take control of accounting for your business. This course provides hands-on experience in QuickBooks 2019 as you set up a chart of accounts; reconcile your bank accounts; create and print invoices, receipts, and statements; track payables, inventory, and receivables; create estimates; and generate reports.


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Emotional Intelligence is based on such competencies as respecting yourself, persistently working to achieve your full potential, valuing and motivating others, and engaging creatively when conflict happens. Learn to identify and develop these competencies in yourself and others. Leaders and teams with high emotional intelligence are more successful and resilient than those who are only technically qualified.


February 15-17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
These courses introduce key issues in entrepreneurship for those looking to start a business on their own. What does it take to build and grow a business from scratch? What personal characteristics are shared by successful entrepreneurs? What types of resources are available to budding entrepreneurs, and where can you find them? Learners who complete this program will have the answers to those questions and others that are essential to the success of their businesses.


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Create, edit, format, and save spreadsheets using Excel. Write formulas, create charts, manage multiple worksheets, and customize the appearance to meet your needs.


January 21-28, 2022, LIB 0117
February 15-22, 2022, MDR 120
February 18-25, 2022, RDM1 128
April 15-22, 2022, LIB 0117
Streamline your work in Excel by managing multiple worksheets and using conditional formatting, IF, Date and LookUp Functions. Learn how to make important items stand out, add graphics, use templates, and protect your worksheets.


March 1-8, 2022, MDR 120
March 4-11, 2022, LIB 0117
These courses will introduce non-financial managers to the essentials of finance. The course will help you become conversant in critical financial terminology, and you'll learn how to calculate key financial management indicators. You will learn how to assess your organization's financial health by reviewing balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow, and you will discover how finance and accounting tools can be used to support informed decision-making within organizations.


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Gain confidence to deal with dangerous situations, difficult people and emergencies in your role working at or around a front desk, counter, lobby, or reception area.


Thursday, April 21, 2022
Do you have a knack for explaining complex subjects in a way that makes them easy to understand? If so, you should consider entering the well-paying field of technical writing. This course will teach you the fundamentals techniques that all successful technical writers use. You will learn how to translate complex information into easily understood language, and how to become a wizard at marrying the art of publishing with the science of technology.


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Demonstrate your value as a Human Resource Professional through certification by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). This course prepares you for the SHRM certification exams, recognized as one of the global standards in certification for the HR professional. SHRM member fee $1195; Non-SHRM member fee $1725. This course is for experienced HR professionals (not an entry to the HR profession). More information about course, certification candidate requirements and SHRM membership, visit our Human Resources webpage.


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These courses will help you become reacquainted with your own stores of creativity and innovation. Gain a set of tools that allow you to leverage your creativity to identify and solve organizational problems. One activity asks you how you might look at a problem from a different angle to produce a more creative result; others walk you through the process of using analogies or replacement techniques to invent creative solutions to problems.


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Become more confident, make great first impressions, get along with others, and create better personal and professional relationships. This course provides a step-by-step process to become a great conversationalist as you use communication to build rapport and create trust, warmth, and respect.


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Are you right about to open or are you in the early stages of running your own business? Avoid costly mistakes and position yourself for success by covering essential details like pricing and profitability.


February 9, 2022 to March 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Leadership Lab@COCC is a six-topic leadership development experience incorporating many learning activities to grow the habits successful leaders need in today's workplace. For more information about topics, visit our Leadership Lab@COCC webpage.


February 15, 2022 to April 28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
What is leadership and why is it important? How does a leader encourage change without triggering fearful resistance? What are the key elements to leading an effective team? What is the role of charisma in leadership? How can a leader achieve work-life balance? These courses address all of these questions and many more.


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Take the next step in your career as a Tax Professional in this four-day course for Tax Preparers studying for the Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant exam.


May 31, 2022 to June 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Choose from a range of online courses designed for the experienced manager as well as those who are new to management. Get a head start on managing issues correctly and professionally with less stress and fewer negative organizational circumstances.


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Giving and receiving feedback are some of the most challenging skills we encounter daily and are essential to do well if you want to succeed in your career. Develop the ability to offer and to internalize feedback in ways that maximize outcomes and build more productive, positive relationships with colleagues and clients in your workplace. 


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Make your transition from peer to supervisor successful! Being promoted to a role supervising your former peers is one of the most difficult transitions to make in your career. Learn how to develop agreements to hold yourself and others accountable, build your team, set goals, support your organization and create documentation of poor performance.


Friday, April 15, 2022, BEC 0152
These online courses introduce learners to key current management issues for nonprofit organizations. Fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing, and setting strategic direction are all addressed, and video commentary on these crucial topics will give you insight into how nonprofit professionals apply key concepts in their own organizations.


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Learn the core concepts and components of supply chain management, including supplier evaluations, logistics, inventory management, and other supply chain practices.


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Approach Performance Management on a day-to-day basis by working with your employees to be sure they understand their roles and responsibilities. Ultimately, this will inspire employees to reach for greater productivity and personal growth.


April 12-14, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn mental fitness practices that shift you from sources of negativity in your brain to the positive part of the brain. This shift serves as a foundation for improved professional and personal relationships as well as building key leadership skills.


May 13-20, 2022, HCC 0140
Become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close any type and size of project. This course combines 36 hours of self-paced online learning with five interactive sessions.


February 22, 2022 to April 26, 2022, Bend Classroom & Online
Project management skills are growing in demand and are often required in many different occupations and industries. Attend this free informational session to learn about these skills and if you might benefit from courses and/or certification. Registration is required to receive link to online session.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Increase your project management knowledge and earning potential in this course for candidates preparing to take the exam to become certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP).The course material will focus on the latest exam version and testing content. See www.pmi.org for more information about the PMP exam requirements.


March 5-12, 2022, CHLAB 301
This course is ideal for English speakers working in a bank setting who want to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking customers. Learn basic conversational skills and dialogues with bank-specific vocabulary that can be applied immediately. No prior Spanish language experience is required.


January 24, 2022 to March 14, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Project management is becoming a vital part of many professions. Gain an overview of how to navigate all phases of project management, including how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects applying industry accepted project management best practices.


May 6-13, 2022, BEC 0152
These self-paced courses prepare you for the successful completion of the MindEdge Six Sigma Yellow or Green Belt Certification Exams by explaining the concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques you will need to complete process improvement projects and activities.


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A sustainable business is one that generates profits for its owners, protects the environment, and improves the lives of the people with whom it interacts. This program covers key topics in Sustainable Management.


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Learn proven techniques to transform your team into a highly motivated, hardworking group. Whether your team is virtual or not, a unified team will consistently outperform a collection of talented individuals.


April 26-28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course for first-line supervisors creates a safe space for participants to engage in facilitated discussions to recognize the many faces of leadership, in yourself and others. A variety of discussion topics will initiate highly reflective, peer-group conversations aimed at vicarious learning. This opportunity helps leaders self-evaluate, recognize blind spots, share, and connect with peers in similar leadership roles.


April 25-29, 2022, BEC 0152
Advance your ability to identify, understand and respond to difficult people in a positive and productive manner.


March 29-31, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM