Courses

By the end of this course, you will know how to define your retirement lifestyle, understand your income needs and create your own personal retirement checklist. Learn investment planning techniques and risk avoidance strategies. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement.


February 16-18, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
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 2-4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This class is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. The class will develop Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome. Recommended preparation: Intermediate-High to Advanced Spanish language skills.


February 24, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


May 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Advance your understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion, while fostering a greater level of respect across our community in this three-part course designed from the awareness, knowledge, and skills model of cultural competency.  Sessions are highly interactive and include individual, small team, and large group work with co-facilitators from COCC's Office of Diversity & Inclusion.


March 2-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore your creativity using everyday items such as tea bags, cotton swabs and inexpensive art supplies. Each week students will complete a new and unique project as part of an art journal. Materials are included.


January 27, 2021 to February 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Continue to build on basic art journaling skills to further develop artistic skills and individual creativity. Students will be encouraged to fill their journal with artistic expressions of experiences and emotions. Materials are included.


March 10-31, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various factors that contribute to avalanche hazard including terrain, weather, snowpack, and the human component (good vs. bad decision-making). Avalanche safety equipment such as transceivers, probes and shovels are also presented, with instruction on how to use each of these critical pieces of safety gear. The course includes one or more mock avalanche rescues. Students must provide their own transportation for field sessions. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This course is designed to build on the skills developed in an Avalanche Level I course. New material will include use of a field notebook and standardized data recording, as well as completing full pit profiles. Field time is spent practicing and reviewing transceiver search techniques (single and multiple burial), snowpack assessment (through test pit, test pit plus, and full pit), and safe travel practices and group travel skills. Students must have completed an Avalanche Level I or Level I Refresher course within the past five years. Students must provide their own transportation for field sessions. Textbook is required for this course.


February 2-20, 2021, Bend Off-Campus & Online
This course is designed to help you begin or take the next step toward changing any behavior (e.g., losing weight, eating better, improving a relationship, reducing stress, creating life balance, etc.). Learn the five evidence-based principles that have proven essential to the foundation of successful behavioral change.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, or why your libido has disappeared. Hormones can influence behavior and mood, give zest for life or leave you dragging. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and learn how you can gain control.


Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 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 class includes interactive sessions to prepare you for the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners Licensed Tax Preparer exam.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to speak German! Students will learn essential vocabulary, grammar structure and the ability to carry on easy conversations in German. Using a variety of tools and materials, the instructor will teach students to introduce themselves, ask simple questions, and talk about daily activities and family.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Learn how to read tablature, play single note melodies, basic rock and blues techniques, chords and strumming. Emphasis on gaining rhythmic control, picking development and finger independence. Students will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson. Students will need an acoustic guitar and the required textbook.


February 1-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The Better Bones & Balance program, developed by researchers at the Bone Research Lab at Oregon State University, uses targeted exercises that reduce the rate of bone loss, improve strength and balance, and reduce the risk of falls. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


January 25, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Chef Katie as she teaches you how to make flaky cheese biscuits and fruity scones. Pair the biscuits with a hearty soup for lunch or dinner and enjoy a delicious scone with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Both the biscuits and scones freeze well so you can have them on hand for future meals. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Saturday, January 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company to learn everything you need to know about bourbon. Rick will discuss the process of making bourbon and lead you through the exploration of taste notes and the best strategies for enjoying bourbon. Tasting kit included in price. Must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, April 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, May 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this two-part class, learn to make a delicious and beautiful chocolate cake from start to finish. On day one, Chef Katie will demonstrate how to create the cake batter and discuss proper baking techniques. She will also show you how to make a Swiss buttercream frosting and ganache. On day two, you will slice and assemble your cake using a crumb coat and then a smooth coat of frosting. Learn basic piping techniques and how to top your cake with a pool of ganache. Become the maker of the best birthday cake ever!


February 20-21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Never use store-bought taco shells again! Join Chef Candy and learn how to make delicious, homemade corn tortillas and a yummy filling to spice up your Cinco de Mayo dinner. Prepare your own supply of corn tortillas filled with delicious Chicken Tinga (braised chicken with chipotle and tomato) with freshly made guacamole and Pico de Gallo. Don't miss this tasty opportunity to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or taco night any day of the year.


Saturday, May 1, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 16-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and Twine scripting syntax. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


March 1-24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
March 2-25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Welcome to CIA! Collective intelligence is the body of knowledge that grows out of a group. When groups of people work together, they create intelligence that cannot exist on an individual level. Your mission is to engage with subject matter experts to explore some of today's most relevant topics. Presentations will be interactive with a focus on environment, culture, politics, academics and more.


February 3, 2021 to May 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Confused, concerned, or finding yourself with so many questions about race in the U.S. right now? Are you seeking an opportunity to understand racism through human connection, lived experience, and respectful conversation? This three-session course provides structured and facilitated dialogue between a panel of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our community and registered participants in a safe environment for learning and questioning.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Develop and practice your Spanish speaking skills through a variety of mediums. This special studies Spanish course is ideal for the low-to-mid intermediate Spanish student, looking for a bridge between Conversational Spanish II and Conversational Spanish III. Using all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), students will explore Spanish culture, locally and beyond, using books, newspapers, music and shared discussion of daily topics. Practice speaking the language and incorporating it in to your everyday life.


April 6, 2021 to June 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Textbook is required for this course.


April 6, 2021 to June 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 7, 2021 to June 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend time in class expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary as well as working on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities. This course is taught primarily in Spanish, with some English to support learner's comprehension. Textbook is required for this course.


April 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 8, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language course. Build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The course will focus on mastering the present tense. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


April 6, 2021 to June 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Have you mastered the present tense and want to take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level? This intermediate language class will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. Class will focus on mastering the preterite tense and prepare students for imperfect tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


April 7, 2021 to June 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish IV will focus on developing fluent speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses with emphasis on imperfect verb tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


April 8, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish V will focus on linguistic accuracy through the development of skills in interpersonal communication, interpretive communication and presentational communication. Students will discuss contemporary issues in the target language. The course incorporates a review of advanced grammatical concepts and the uses of verbs. Textbook is required.


January 25, 2021 to March 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will discover the magic of braising using both dry and moist heat methods. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed are provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Chef Candy will lead you in this series of four independent topics that will build culinary confidence in the kitchen. The key concepts and skills learned in each session will improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. Topics include: Poaching, Sautéing and Grilling, Roasting, and Braising. Register for the full series and save $47, or register for individual topics.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will learn how to cook a filet of fish using this moist heat method. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed is provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will explore a dry heat method often used for larger cuts of meat or fish. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will learn that high heat, minimal fat and the right cut are the secrets to the perfect saute. Proper grilling techniques for meat, fish or vegetables will also be covered. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. The course will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


March 30, 2021 to June 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Create a unique miniature garden that will fit in any space and bring you joy every day. This is a fun and creative DIY project using items from your favorite garden center or up-cycled items from around your home or any local thrift store. Participants will create their own unique Zen garden with step-by-step instruction from the instructor. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, April 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is for authors who want convert their work into audiobooks or those who want to earn money by creating audiobooks for others. Audiobook sales are booming, but it can be expensive to get a book read and converted. Explore how to create audiobooks from home without needing to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the project. Get tips on how to record with minimum errors, how to edit your recordings using a free program, how to add sound effects, and more. You'll also get a marketing checklist to help you get paid for your efforts.


May 18, 2021 to June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this two-week course, we'll look at the many craft elements that go into fiction writing. We'll engage in writing exercises to explore how to use tools like character development, setting, pacing, metaphor, scene and sequel, dialogue and more. Great for beginners and seasoned writers.


February 4-11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this workshop, we'll look at what goes into telling a fabulous story, whether we made it up, or we're relating the elements of a true event. We'll do writing exercises and have a lot of great discussion about the inner-workings of "Story."


Saturday, April 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
How is writing a story like telling a joke? Find out in this 3-hour workshop as we explore the structure of humor and how and when to use it in our writing.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this four-week class, we'll explore and practice the craft and structural tools that go into writing a successful short story. We'll begin with character, setting, and point of view and discover how the structural elements of plot work. We'll create our own stories and do some in-class workshopping to discover how to bring out the emotional and thematic elements of our work.


February 25, 2021 to March 18, 2021, 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, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Monday, May 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and explore the special vibrancy culinary herbs add to our foods. Learn to appreciate the aroma and flavor of culinary herbs as we explore their historical uses and their science-based medicinal applications. The course includes demonstrations and recipes. On the menu: herbed butters, herbed breakfast sausage, chimichurri and tabbouleh.


Thursday, May 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 five-day experiential course to develop these courage-building skills and grow as a leader. For more information, visit our Dare to Lead webpage.


April 21, 2021 to May 21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter in this course focused on learning to distinguish the difference between the science and the marketing behind food labels. We'll decode items in your pantry, fridge and freezer and learn what's in them - and what's not. And you'll take home a store-by-store guide to a nutritionist's top picks for healthier processed foods in Central Oregon.


Thursday, April 22, 2021, 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.


January 26, 2021 to February 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
We make many choices in the course of our day, but some of those decisions stand out. There are moral and ethical dilemmas that leave us wondering if we made the right choice. A simple example is whether to sit in a slow-moving exit lane or cut in at the last moment - sound familiar? Join us for a lively discussion about the various types of dilemmas we face as well as what drives us to make our choices. End the time with a toolkit to help you navigate your next dilemma.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Landscape professionals and homeowners can learn about drip and low volume irrigation, including the basics of how a typical irrigation system works, and steps to convert a traditional sprinkler zone into a drip zone.


April 13-15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 16-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket's eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


April 12, 2021 to May 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore the reasons for establishing a Durable Power of Attorney, Advance Directive, Medical Authorization, Will, or Living Trust, especially in these uncertain times. This overview of estate planning addresses creating an estate plan, trust administration, probate, and estate taxes.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Struggling with the new 2021 Evaluation and Management office visit coding? Denials on E/M claims getting you down? Don't let these landmark changes to the E/M office codes impact your reimbursement. This course will provide explanation of the new codes, how they interact with E/M codes that are not changing and tips on how to implement the changes.


March 9-11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this comprehensive overview of the ketogenic diet, Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter will help you determine if this diet is right for you. Explore the types of foods to include as well as which ones to exclude in your diet. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and how to troubleshoot for stalled weight loss, mood balance, fatigue, and sleep issues. You will also learn how to manage your carbohydrate intake.


Tuesday, February 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The Fearless Fish Cookery series continues with Chef Candy preparing a perfectly Pan Seared Salmon dish alongside Gazpacho Vinaigrette and Black Olive Couscous. Learn searing and plating techniques with this delicious summer dish that is sure to wow your friends and family. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join Chef Candy in the first course of her Fearless Fish Cookery series. This session will showcase Sea Scallops with Pickled Tomato and Jalapeños, and Sweet Corn Risotto. Learn techniques for searing the perfect scallop and plating techniques to create a beautiful, restaurant-quality dinner for your family or party guests. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, May 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Mandarin Chinese 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence introduces Mandarin Chinese language presented within the context of Chinese culture. Students will develop fundamental language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a communicative context. This is a college-level Chinese language course. Prerequisite: CHN 101.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn relevant information on a variety of financial topics including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and asset allocation. This course will also review the basics of retirement planning, estate planning and preparing for the unexpected.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Katie as she demonstrates how to bake delicious French Macaron cookies. Learn how to pipe the dough into perfect rounds and once they are baked, fill them with rich chocolate ganache. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, March 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions and sharing work. In this session, we will use some of the techniques of the Beat writers (many of them "borrowed" from the Surrealist writers!) to get in touch with our inner cool cats. Expect to play with word collage, collaborative writing exercises and automatic writing. Writers of all levels, in all genres, are welcome.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions and sharing work. In this session, we will write about real world problems and challenges made new by the reveal of magical elements. Be inspired by prompts that intertwine everyday experiences with fairy tale and mythology. Writers of all levels, in all genres are welcome.


Sunday, February 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Generative writing workshops provide time and space to create new work inspired by writing prompts, craft discussions and sharing work. In this session, we will look at creative ways to employ revision to rethink and see our wiring in a new light. Writers of all levels, in all genres, are welcome.


Sunday, February 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


February 9-25, 2021, 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 course, 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.


March 2-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Dianne Porter, Integrative Nutritionist, as she demonstrates baking techniques using a variety of gluten-free flours. Observe or bake along in your kitchen and learn to make delicious Date Pecan Scones using almond flour, Brownies with coconut flour, and Blueberry Coffee Cake with commercial GF flour mix. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Bring a world of flavors to your dinner table with these gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces that draw from various ethnic traditions. Gain mastery of the following sauces: Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, March 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Is your body craving a healthy reset after all of the holiday indulgence? Never fear, soup season is here! Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make three different soups filled with vitamin-packed winter vegetables, powerful antioxidants and rich flavor. Cook along in your own kitchen as we create delicious recipes like Thai Coconut/Sweet Potato/Lentil Curry Stew, Creamy Cauliflower and Kale Detox Soup, and Silky Butternut Squash and Sage Soup. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, January 30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Healthy communication in the workplace can build relationships, improve collaboration, increase job satisfaction, and boost productivity. This two-session course will explore best practices in healthy, effective workplace communication with colleagues and customers, based on decades of research and studies.


March 2-9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Many cultures throughout the world utilize herbs as tonics for healthy aging. Explore many of these herbal traditions and the use of herbal tonics to strengthen immunity, endurance and increase longevity. Learn about individual herbs and explore age-old formulas.


Wednesday, February 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover the world of Bitcoin and its introduction into the financial world. Starting from the birth of Bitcoin in 2008, the class will analyze the growth, significance and value to date.


February 9-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore how to reset your metabolic hormones to balance your weight and feel great in just 21 days. When your metabolism is broken, it is difficult to feel your best. The Hormone Reset Detox will show you how to make specific dietary changes, eliminate metabolism-wrecking foods (meat, alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grain, dairy and toxins), repair your body, and reset your hormones.


February 24, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Experience an in-depth analysis on how the software behind Bitcoin works and learn how to buy, sell, and store your own Bitcoin. This course will teach you everything you need to know about the Bitcoin protocol and how you can control your own security.


February 23, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Has your job scope grown to include Human Resource (HR) responsibilities? In today's workplaces, many professionals oversee HR functions while multitasking across various disciplines from sales, accounting, finance, etc. This course is designed to give non-HR professionals a baseline in Human Resource management.


April 29, 2021 to May 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Interested in eating plant-based, but convinced that oatmeal and smoothies are your only breakfast options? Join us as we make hearty biscuits and gravy, sweet blueberry pancakes, and savory bacon/avocado sandwiches, all without meat or dairy! We'll also enjoy a Q&A about the best options for plant-based yogurt, butter, and other breakfast essentials.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
American cuisine reflects the history of the United States, blending the culinary contributions of a variety of groups around the world as well as many deeply rooted heritages. Chef Candy will explore the South with delicious Fried Chicken and Mac 'n Cheese. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
French food and cooking are generally considered the backbone and underpinning of many cuisines across the Western world. Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates Fish en Papillote, an easy, healthy and flavorful way to cook fish; sealed in a parchment paper pouch, the fish is essentially steamed and infused with flavor inside a convenient little package. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Take a virtual trip to Valencia and learn to make Paella, a traditional rice dish of Spain that has many variations. Chef Candy will prepare a colorful mixture of saffron-flavored rice with assorted shellfish, fish and chorizo sausage, using a paellera, the flat, round pan in which it is cooked. She will also prepare Patatas Bravas, a classic tapa. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, January 31, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The ability to provide feedback and manage conflict are skills that support a productive and happy life. Gain the tools and skills you need to effectively provide feedback and navigate conflict at work, at home, and in the world. Classes are highly interactive and include instruction, video examples and opportunities to practice what you learn with others in a safe and fun environment.


January 26, 2021 to February 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The literature of Latin America is fascinating and enriching. Join us as we explore the culture, history and geography of Latin America through the lens of her literary geniuses. This course is led in English, so no Spanish language skills are necessary to participate in this panoramic overview of some of the most prolific authors and works from this captivating part of the world. All materials provided by the instructor.


February 24, 2021 to March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Through a practical lens, students will learn about ancient practices of health and wellness for modern humans. From solstice celebrations and drum circles to ayahuasca ceremonies and herbalism, society is witnessing the resurgence of ancient earth-based and shamanistic practices. Through readings and video, the class will study core shamanism, both cross-cultural and universal practices. We will integrate this knowledge with current science demonstrating that our bodies are hardwired for both mystery and healing.


April 28, 2021 to May 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover the challenges of writing for this exciting visual media - not an easy task unless you know where to start. This course gives you the nitty-gritty of screenwriting in five sessions. Bring your ideas and start to develop them with feedback and guidance. These are the first steps in seeing your unique vision on the screen.


February 18, 2021 to March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Interested in sharing your memoir, poetry, photographs or other creative work with the world? In this introductory course, 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, February 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Smartphones can be used for so much more than making a call and sending a text message, they can revolutionize the way we live. In this class, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Class will cover both Android and Apple phone features.


May 3-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you in the height of your career and wondering if you're on the right financial path? Create a comprehensive personal financial plan using the #1 financial planning software in the industry, guided by a Certified Financial Planner™. Discover how to align your values with your financial goals and prepare for your future. Don't miss this opportunity to truly understand your investments and build a plan and the confidence you need to succeed. This class is intended for students ages 35-55. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


February 9-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Jesse Felder worked at the largest firm on Wall Street, co-founded a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund, and has managed investment portfolios in Bend for over a decade. Invest Like the Best is a survival guide to investing in the financial markets, and will focus on how to build a sound, low-cost investment portfolio for any environment. Learn how to boost returns and avoid major drawdowns.


February 1-22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to design, construct, repair and troubleshoot residential irrigation systems. This class covers basic hydraulic theory, how to obtain site information, determine irrigation requirements and water supply, select sprinklers and spacing ranges, and calculate pressure requirements.


March 4-25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join trained wine sommelier Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine appreciation. This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Learn about the basic components of wine and the fundamentals of wine tasting. The instructor will provide a list of three wines to purchase prior to the course so students can taste along with her if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, February 25, 2021, 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 16, 2021 to April 29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Take the next step in your career as a Tax Professional in this three-day course for Tax Preparers studying for the Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant exam.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security!


Tuesday, February 2, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
Tuesday, May 4, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
If you are noticing exhaustion, cynicism, reduced productivity, absenteeism or detachment around your workplace, you are likely feeling the effect of personal or employee burnout. Burnout impacts our mental, physical and social well-being personally and professionally. Join Dr. Andria Woodell to examine different elements of burnout and explore solutions and tips on how to manage stress in and outside the workplace.


April 16-24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Customize your own Minecraft world and mod the classic game in this one of a kind class. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods. Students will create a wide variety of new elements, gameplay mechanics, and world generating mods to change the way you play Minecraft. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


March 29, 2021 to April 1, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 13, 2021 to May 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Continue to grow your MI skills and practice through conversations and activities. This course is for professionals practicing MI with clients on a regular basis.


April 16-23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a continual learning process. Professionals with previous MI training or practice will continue developing skills in their role supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes.


Friday, March 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This introductory course covers the spirit, core skills and processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice.


February 19-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Your retirement will be like nothing you've experienced yet in life and it will unfold unlike anyone else's retirement. Your unique life experience has provided you with a strong foundation for planning the next chapter. In this course, your instructor, skilled coach and facilitator Leslie Koc, 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. Create a clear picture of YOUR retirement dream along with the plan to live it.


February 13-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore the essential building blocks for fiction or memoir. Plot, setting, theme, characterization, point of view and dialogue will all be covered. What is the heroes' journey and how does a writer weave a tale into a page-turning best seller? Understanding these basics is the first step.


May 4-27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Pâte à choux is the French name of the versatile dough used for cream puffs, eclairs and more! Learn to make this delicious dough along with pastry cream for eclairs, whipped cream for cream puffs, and chocolate ganache to finish them off. These desserts will certainly impress your guests during the holiday season. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If you are nearing retirement, then this course in financial planning is for you. Create a comprehensive personal retirement analysis using the #1 financial planning software in the industry, guided by a Certified Financial Planner™. Define your financial goals and align them with your values. Clarify your current path and learn critical concepts to help maximize your retirement dollars through income distribution and tax strategies. Estimate how much money you will need to retire and if you are on target to reach your goal. This course is intended for students ages 55-70. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


February 23, 2021 to March 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 13-15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Celebrate your precious memories each month by using your photos to create a calendar for the coming year! Professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman will guide you through the steps to select an online platform, upload or access your digital photos and create a one-of-a-kind calendar.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Winter holidays call for a buffet of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouth-watering ingredients. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make flavorful, plant-based dishes such as Delicata Squash with Cranberries and Wild Rice, Lemon-Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Christmas Bruschetta, and Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies. Students will leave class with an understanding of the benefits of plant-based eating and the methods for creating wintertime holiday recipes. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance or those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. New recipes are used each class, so returning students are welcome.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Is it possible to create a tasty and show-stopping Italian feast without dairy or meat? Absolutely! Chef Holly will demonstrate how to make a completely plant-based Italian feast including fresh Caprese Salad, rich Veggie Lasagna, and decadent Tiramisu. Learn about high-quality substitutes for different cheeses and meats. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a zesty, plant-based Mexican Fiesta! You will gain techniques and recipes to create an entire meal including an appetizer, main dish, side dish and dessert! Learn to make Dairy-Free Nacho Cheese, Jackfruit Enchiladas, Smoky Black Beans, and a show-stopping Tres Leches cake. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.   


Wednesday, May 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Celebrate Poetry Month and Earth Day by writing and revising your own environmental poems. Join Irene Cooper for a workshop in which you'll "grow" new poems and learn techniques for how to shape and revise them. Read examples and practice some of the many ways you can capture the dynamics and issues of our world in a well-crafted poem.


April 8-22, 2021, 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 up your writing game, whatever your genre.


February 16-23, 2021, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take a poem (or three or four) from inspiration to completion. Learn techniques that will help generate ideas, begin the writing process and shape it into what you want. This two-part workshop includes a mid-week one-on-one revision consultation with Irene, as well as a celebratory reading of students' work during the final session.


March 9-16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Indoor plants can boost moods, reduce stress, clean the air, and exude healing energy as you nurture them and watch them grow. In this class, learn five quick care tips, explore the best houseplants for the Central Oregon climate, learn how to make a houseplant thrive in your own home, and much more.


Saturday, February 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve your Spanish as we travel virtually through the enchanting world of Spain. Students will improve conversational skills while learning about diverse destinations including Madrid, Seville, Basque Country and Galicia. The class will be conducted in Spanish and students will have opportunities to practice speaking in small groups and ask questions about Spain to clarify comprehension. Designed for intermediate Spanish language learners but all levels are welcome.


January 27, 2021 to February 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don't know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.


Wednesday, February 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman in this interactive online course focused on sorting and organizing printed photos. Students will learn how to identify their photo goals and develop a strategy to achieve those goals. 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 23, 2021 to March 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 online learning with five interactive online sessions.


March 16, 2021 to May 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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, February 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Increase your project management knowledge and earning potential in this class for candidates preparing to take the exam to become certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Material will focus on the new exam effective 1/2/2021. See www.pmi.org for more information about the PMP exam requirements.


May 15-22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Prepare for the Oregon Property Manager License Exam in just seven weeks. This course combines weekly interactive sessions with online home study to meet the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA) education requirement.


April 13, 2021 to May 25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. You will be gently guided by a certified professional coach to clarify, align, and write your life vision and purpose statements based on your core values and guiding principles, and take actions that produce intentional results.


January 26, 2021 to February 4, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Ideal for anyone working in the Construction trades, this class provides basic conversational skills and dialogues with Construction trade specific vocabulary that can be applied immediately. No prior Spanish language experience required.


January 26, 2021 to March 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Prepare for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. This course combines weekly interactive sessions with online home study to meet the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA) requirement.


February 17, 2021 to April 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
April 6, 2021 to June 12, 2021, 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.


February 2-16, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you are already retired and wondering if you can better define your financial plan, then this course is for you. Create a personal retirement analysis through rare access to one of the best financial planning programs in the industry, guided by a Certified Financial Planner™. Redefine your financial goals, align them with your values, and consider your legacy. Evaluate your current path and learn critical concepts to help maximize your retirement dollars through income distribution and tax strategies. This class is intended for students ages 65+. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


March 9-18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


March 6, 2021 to April 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This Safe Sitter® online live class will prepare you to be safe when you are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. This course also teaches skills in first aid, choking infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR. For students ages 11-15.


March 6-13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Mandarin Chinese 202: Second Year course. The second course of a three-course sequence in intermediate Mandarin Chinese language and culture. This course will focus on effective communication in the Mandarin Chinese language, emphasizing both the written and spoken language, as well as an understanding of the practices and products of Chinese culture. Prerequisites: CHN 201. Textbook is required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Everyone judges a book by its cover. In this course 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, March 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join NASM Certified Personal Trainer Shantyel Bowman for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility. With a Masters Degree in Athletic Training, Shantyel takes a holistic approach to total body wellness. The course will focus initially on stabilization and balance then transition to endurance, strength and power. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join functional fitness specialist Shondra Zimmerman for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility. Shondra's mission is to help you learn the general rules of the moving body, while pushing your physical limits in a safe and progressive environment. She uses a combination of mindful functional strength, joint mobility and proper stretching to help you reach your goals. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the basics of dehydration and techniques to improve the meals you pack for your adventures. This course is great for anyone curious about creating meals for the trail, whether you already own a dehydrator or not, and is suitable for people with dietary restrictions who want to improve their options. The cost of the course includes The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventures written by the instructor.


April 15-29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
There's nothing quite like performing or hearing someone else perform a song you've written. This unique course will help you compose a song you can be proud of. We'll cover the mechanics of songwriting in this talent-boosting series of workshops. Topics covered include song structure, rhyming and phrasing, hooks, melodies and titles, how to find a melody, and more. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced.


April 20, 2021 to May 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you tired of the wintertime vegetable options? If so, join Chef Holly to celebrate the arrival of spring produce by making flavorful dishes that highlight the season! Participants will learn to create delicious recipes like Asparagus Risotto, Zesty Mint and Green Pea Dip, Roasted Radishes with Balsamic and Basil, and Lemon-Berry Cupcakes! Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, April 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Numerous scientific studies confirm the benefits of practicing Tai Chi. Benefits include increased flexibility, balance and strength. Often referred to as a "moving meditation," Tai Chi may also lower blood pressure and reduce stress. International Tai Chi Champion Master JianFeng Chen will help you start your journey of internal energy movement with the 8 and 24 Yang styles using humor, Eastern philosophy and practical application.


February 15, 2021 to March 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
February 19, 2021 to March 19, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the details of the 2018 Tax Law and how it may affect your personal tax situation. Discussion will include tax optimization strategies for gifting, Social Security, estate planning and investments including Roth conversions.


Thursday, April 8, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
Learn proven techniques to transform your team into a highly motivated, hardworking team. Whether your team is virtual or not, a unified team will consistently outperform a collection of talented individuals.


April 27-29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.


February 4, 2021 to March 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
A well-stocked pantry can lead to creativity and inspiration! Join chef Candy as she shares the essential pantry staples she keeps on hand to transform even the most basic items into delicious restaurant-quality food. Chef Candy will provide a list of pantry essentials and demonstrate how to turn everyday ingredients into delicious, flavor-filled dishes in an instant.


Saturday, April 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The year 2020 has shown us that remote work is going to be with us for quite some time.  What are the keys to actually thriving in a remote office, as opposed to just surviving?  Join us as we discuss and learn real-time best practices that are specific to working remotely.


February 10-17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Travel Writing with Josh Savage focuses on what it takes to become an established travel writer. This class will cover the essentials such as writing a query letter, approaching publishers and developing a peer network. Come to class with an idea or draft of a short piece, as a portion of each class will be dedicated to the mechanics of writing and sharing your work.


February 20, 2021 to March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Practice your Spanish and discover the world right from the comfort of your own home. David Engel, will take you on a journey to explore the extraordinary areas of Machu Picchu, Istanbul, Edinburgh and another secret, undisclosed destination! Learn the remarkable history, the rich culture and the sheer enchantment of these locations.


May 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to create delicious baked goods without using traditional animal products such as dairy and eggs. Explore the basics of vegan baking substitutes including flaxseed, aquafaba and other plant-based baking options. Learn to bake delicious vegan muffins, quick breads, savory dinner rolls and brownies. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Gain skills and confidence to deal with difficult customers and potentially dangerous interactions in your role working with customers both in person and on the phone.


February 9-11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Subscribing to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable box service is a great way to work seasonal produce into your diet while supporting local farms. For those who may have difficulty identifying the vegetables and how to prepare them, this course will teach tried-and-true tips and healthy, flavorful recipes that cover a variety of local ingredients. The cost of the course includes a small vegetable box delivered to local doorsteps the week before the class so you can cook along with Chef Holly in the comfort of your own home. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed are provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Baja California's beautiful Valle de Guadalupe wine region is a widely undiscovered secret, yet home to 100+ wineries and European-influenced wine scene. Take a tasting tour of Baja and learn about the Mediterranean-like climate that makes the area favorable to growing popular regional wines. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the course so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, March 18, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Taste your way around New Zealand and discover the world-class wines of this beautiful country. This course will provide an overview of the major wine-producing regions before diving into three wines from different wine regions. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify their favorite wines from New Zealand and understand the factors that make each region unique from the other. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase before the course so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, February 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover wire wrapping and hammered metal jewelry techniques in this fun and interactive course. Projects vary, but may include a wrapped stone, a hammered bracelet, or various rings. Materials and tools are required for this course.


February 20, 2021 to March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Advance your ability to identify, understand and respond to difficult people in a positive and productive manner.


March 30, 2021 to April 1, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This workshop is a unique opportunity to go from working like a dog to writing like (and about) one. Writing from a dog's point of view requires empathy and research. Bring a dog to life on the page over four class sessions where you will be exposed to literature written from the point of view of dogs and explore the writing process from the perspective of (hu)man's best friends.


April 30, 2021 to May 21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course connects the body and the breath to ease overactive minds while reducing stress. Explore the use of sports science and alignment principles for safe flowing movements and asanas, to increase strength and flexibility, develop greater balance, and enhance feelings of well-being. All skill levels are welcome. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In the digital age, nothing is impossible! Become a master of illusion by learning the techniques used by Hollywood masters to create FX magic. Whether you want to enhance your YouTube videos or create a cool scene to amaze your friends, this class teaches the tools you need. Experiment with visual effects as you learn the dynamics of camera angles, editing, graphic layering, and sound effects. Then watch as your new creations take your channel content to the next level! A webcam is required, compatible with MAC and Windows OS only, and requires a 64-bit operating system. For students ages 10-14.


April 5-8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? If so, this is the perfect course for you. Designed for those with zero previous Spanish language learning, this course will take you beyond "hola" and increase your comfort level for learning a new language. If you have had any previous Spanish instruction, please register for a Conversational Spanish course.


April 7-28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM