Courses

Learn alongside COCC credit students in this introduction to the history, politics, society and economy of China through viewing and analyzing cinema. Explore how traditional Asian visual arts and centuries-old cultural tradition influenced filmmakers. No background in Chinese languages is required. This is a college-level culture class and assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students.


September 24, 2020 to December 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
In this four-week class, students will learn basic and advanced revision and workshopping techniques for creative writing. Students will apply what they learn in an interactive group setting to help each writer create the best work they can.


October 31, 2020 to November 21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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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Being the next bestselling author is not the only way to have a successful writing career. In this eye-opening course, students will learn to turn their talent for writing into money in the bank. Guided by a seasoned professional, students will discover where their experience and desires intersect with today's marketplace and chart a personal course toward their writing dreams.


October 6-22, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Aspiring writers do not fail because they lack talent, experience or fresh ideas. Most rejection notices come because they do not understand how to fit their content into today's marketplace. Take your writing plan to the next level with this hands-on workshop. Learn writing techniques to make your content stand out from the crowd.


November 3-19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Getting your work published is not the end of your work as a writer. In many ways, it is just the beginning. Every writer needs readers. In this class, take your writing plan and skills to the next level and learn techniques to turn your readers into fans. Learn who your best audience is and how to reach them. Explore tools and techniques to advance your writing career to new heights.


December 1-17, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, foundational sentence construction, phrases, clauses, problem words, common mistakes, and more with practical, hands-on exercises.


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The poem is an amazing and portable tool for getting closer to the world, to other people, and to yourself. The skills needed to write a poem are available to anyone. Join Irene Cooper and fellow poets as we read poems, write using prompts, and stock our toolboxes with the materials we need to express ourselves in a poem.


October 17-24, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Interested in sharing your memoir, poetry, photographs, or other creative work with the world? In this introductory class, learn about the pros and cons of self-publishing; the online platforms available for formatting, printing, and distributing your work; and which publishing methods are most appropriate for your goals.


Saturday, November 7, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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 improve your writing game, whatever your genre.


December 5-12, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Everyone judges a book by its cover. In this class for self-publishers, study the principles of good cover design, learn how to find stock images and fonts that can be used in commercial projects, and observe a demonstration on how to create a complete cover file using a graphic design program.


Saturday, November 21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Did you know you can format a book for self-publishing using only a word processing program? This class will cover how to turn a manuscript into a professional-looking interior with attractive chapter titles, page numbers, an automated table of contents, and more.


Saturday, November 14, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM