Courses

Known as "the silent wonder," your immune system combats infections, removes toxins, speeds recovery from injury and helps control damaging inflammation brought on by stress and inflammatory foods. Join Integrative Clinical Dietitian Jari Serra to learn how to boost and maintain a strong immune system.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, CHLAB 301
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
This course is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Develop your Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome.


February 21, 2022 to March 14, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
If you're just getting started with birdwatching, look no further! In this class you'll learn what sort of equipment might be helpful, safe and ethical bird feeding, some common backyard birds to look for, and other useful tips and resources.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Discover reasons why you are unable to sleep at night, struggling with low energy, and why your libido has disappeared. Explore the connection between thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormones, and how you can gain control.


Wednesday, February 16, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Add your name to our Tax Preparer Course Interest List.
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Dark Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Holiday Beers. Designed to remove mystery and intimidation from your local brewpub menus, the instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you looking to improve your understanding and appreciation of how complex, nuanced, gastronomic, and downright tasty beer can be? If so, join us in our Beer Appreciation series. This session will focus on Winter Warmers (typically ales). The instructor will provide a list of recommended beers to purchase before the session so you can taste along if you choose. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you interested in plant-based eating but not sure where to start? Join Chef Holly in this Q&A conversation and cooking demonstration course. Holly will help you explore the basics of plant-based eating as she demonstrates recipes for you to make at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dust off your guitar and learn fundamental skills in this introduction to guitar basics. Students will establish a foundation of skills reinforced with practice and individual coaching by experienced instructor Robin Smith-Jackson. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this course, students will build on skills learned in Beginning Guitar: Part 1, by advancing through more complex chording and strumming patterns. By learning basic chord progressions in several keys, students will be able to learn to play complete songs and begin to develop a personal repertoire.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
In this course, students will learn movable chords on the whole fretboard, including power chords and barre chords. Students will also have the opportunity to dig into the basics of music theory as it relates to the guitar and popular music by looking at how chords relate to one another within different keys. Students will also be introduced to the building blocks of guitar solos through learning pentatonic scales and more advanced riffing techniques. Materials/preparation are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this introductory Russian course and learn the basics of the Russian language and culture. Through activities, fairy tale figures, songs, and other personalities, you will become familiar with 16 of the highest-used Russian verbs and basic nouns.


January 3, 2022 to February 28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
April 4, 2022 to May 25, 2022, 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.


January 18, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance course for at least one complete term, join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced.


January 18, 2022 to March 17, 2022, RDM1 108
March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Birds are some of the easiest wildlife to observe, even in urban areas. Whether you are a backyard bird watcher or a more adventurous bird watcher, this is a great course to get you started.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that are considered especially beneficial for your health and well-being. Give your diet a healthy boost, while reducing your risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems.


Saturday, May 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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
Learn everything you need to know about addressing the unique challenges of gardening in Central Oregon. An OSU Certified Master Gardener? will cover all aspects of gardening including vegetable gardening. Water conservation techniques will be also be covered.


March 15-17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


January 5, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
March 30, 2022 to June 8, 2022, 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 15-17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course will focus on four wines, two from the Willamette Valley and two from Southern Oregon. Group discussion will be encouraged as you experience the wine with wine educator Sarah Wolcott and fellow participants.


Thursday, February 10, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you looking for an easy and efficient way to support your overall sense of well-being? Conscious Breathing can provide powerful benefits to enhance your everyday health. Learn five simple exercises designed to help soothe your nervous system and release toxins and muscle tension while increasing calm energy.


January 24, 2022 to February 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter as she helps you navigate the philosophies of many popular diets including Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Mediterranean, Vegan and the Mayo Clinic Diet. Determine which one might be a good fit for your health and lifestyle goals.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 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. A textbook is required for this course.


March 28, 2022 to May 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
April 6, 2022 to June 8, 2022, 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. Textbook is required for this course.


January 12, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
January 13, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the simple past tenses: Preterite, Imperfect, Present Perfect and Past Perfect as well as covering other tenses to help navigate students toward more complex tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


January 12, 2022 to March 16, 2022, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spanish IV will focus on developing fluent speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses with an emphasis on subjuntive tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


January 13, 2022 to March 17, 2022, 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 19, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Good knife skills and a well-stocked pantry can lead to creativity and inspiration! Join Chef Candy as she shares essential pantry staples and knife skills that will turn the most boring recipes into delicious, flavor-filled dishes in an instant.


Saturday, April 2, 2022, 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.


January 18, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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 minimal 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.


February 21, 2022 to March 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
If a roller coaster went straight and level, it would just be a quick train ride. In this three-hour 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. Discover how to take your readers on an exciting ride!


Tuesday, March 15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you a planner or a pantster (writing by the seat of your pants)? Or maybe a Plantster (both)? In this workshop, we'll look at using plot points to create works of fiction and nonfiction. We'll look at the pros and cons of outlining our work vs. letting it all hang out.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 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, March 5, 2022, 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 experiential course to develop your courage and grow as a leader.


April 5, 2022 to May 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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
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.


May 5-12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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. This special studies Spanish course is ideal for students with a Beginning-High to Intermediate-Mid level of proficiency.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
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, April 30, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter for a comprehensive overview of the keto diet to help determine if it might be right for you. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and how to troubleshoot for stalled weight loss, mood balance, fatigue, and sleep issues.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This first course of a three-course sequence in first year French emphasizes active communication in the language. Students will also develop basic skills in listening, reading, and writing in French. This is a college-level language course. A textbook is required for this course. There are no prerequisites for this course.


January 4, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The second course of a three-course sequence in first year French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on short interactions regarding everyday life. This is a college-level language course. A textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 101.


January 3, 2022 to March 18, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this Italian 102: First Year course. This second course of a three-course sequence continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Recommended preparation: IT 101 or one year of high school Italian; students who have previously learned Italian should contact the instructor for advice on which class to take.


January 4, 2022 to March 17, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The market for written content is booming. Learn which publishers pay well, which formats sell best and how to structure your work to keep readers coming back for more. This unique workshop will show you exactly how to succeed as a paid writer.


February 12, 2022 to March 12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Getting your book, article, or other written content published is a big step, but it's not the end of your work as a writer. Learn techniques to turn readers into loyal fans who can't wait to see what's coming next and learn how to find and reach your best audience without having to spend all your profits on advertising.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Saturday, February 26, 2022, 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. All new recipes!


Sunday, February 20, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This AHA Heartsaver HeartCode course teaches lifesaving skills perfect for the general public in a hybrid format including a convenient self-paced online course followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. In-person course guidelines can be viewed in the "Additional Course Information" section of the online course listing.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Add your name to our Heartsaver CPR Interest List.
Research indicates there is a direct link between digestion and overall health. Learn about foods and herbs used throughout the world to attain and maintain digestive health. Leave with recipes to make easy herbal remedies at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
As a writer, ask yourself - What is my deepest intention and what do I hope to persuade my audience to do or see? By carefully studying Aristotle's appeals, this course will help to answer those questions through a series of writing exercises, prompts, discussion and feedback loops on the writing process.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Add your name to our Human Resource Interest List.
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. Recommended preparation: Intermediate Spanish language skills.


April 4-25, 2022, 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 26, 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
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
In this course, you'll learn about health conditions that benefit from a Mediterranean Diet, the science behind this dietary approach and simple ways to incorporate this dietary plan into your daily routine. You'll have the opportunity to put this plan into practice by preparing recipes along with the instructor from the comfort of your own kitchen.


February 27, 2022 to March 13, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Can you really train yourself to be happier and live with a greater sense of purpose? Absolutely! Learn the simple yet transformational practice of Tonglen Meditation. This ancient art, also known as "giving and receiving," uses breathing, visualization, and sensation to soothe your mind. Find more peace, ease, and compassionate well-being in the world.


January 25, 2022 to February 24, 2022, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For additional information, visit our Motivational Interviewing webpage.
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 4, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a conversation style that supports change in a manner congruent with a person's own values and concerns using collaborative, goal-orientated methods of communication. 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 4-11, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
February 4-11, 2022, 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 12-14, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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?. Clarify your current path and learn critical concepts to maximize your retirement dollars and align your financial goals with your values. Walk away with clarity and understanding of your unique situation, and personal retirement plan.


March 8-10, 2022, HCC 0230
This course was such a hit last fall that we're doing it again this year with new recipes! The fall and winter holidays call for an assortment of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouth-watering ingredients. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make delicious show-stopping plant-based dishes such as Butternut-Sage Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce, Creamy Green Bean Casserole, and Candy Cane Cupcakes--all 100% plant-based!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you concerned about how you will get enough protein if you switch to a plant-based diet? Join Chef Holly and explore the many different ways to incorporate alternative proteins into your plant-based meals.


Sunday, June 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Impress your family and friends with a new plant-based St. Patrick's Day feast. These fun recipes are all traditional Irish meals made with tasty, plant-based ingredients.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Kath Macaulay, traveling artist and creator of Pocket Sketching, to explore this fun and creative way to take watercolors on the go. Pocket Sketching is an innovative quick-draw technique that uses a water-soluble pen to create a beautiful piece in 25 minutes or less. Materials are required for this course.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


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.


February 20-27, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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 6-13, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Poetry is a powerful tool for connecting to the world through something we share - language - as well as an act of courage and creativity. In this poetry workshop, we'll stock our kit bags with the craft and encouragement we need to walk a poetic line with confidence.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
You are invited to celebrate the rich traditions of Fiestas in Spanish-speaking cultures. David Engel will take you on a tour of different cultural fiestas including Semana Santa from Sevilla, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Sant Jordi in Barcelona, and El Cervantino in the Guanajuato region. This course is perfect for the intermediate Spanish language student, but all are welcome.


January 10, 2022 to February 7, 2022, 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 2, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 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, January 25, 2022, 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 12, 2022 to May 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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
Ideal for English speakers working in the Construction trades, this course provides basic conversational skills and dialogues with Construction trade specific vocabulary that can be applied immediately. No prior Spanish language experience required.


January 27, 2022 to March 3, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is ideal for English speakers working in the front office in health care settings who want to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients. Learn basic conversational skills and dialogues with specific vocabulary related to checking patients in, gathering information and scheduling appointments that can be applied immediately. No prior Spanish language experience is required.


April 6, 2022 to May 11, 2022, Online
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 23, 2022 to April 30, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
April 5, 2022 to June 11, 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
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 12, 2022, 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.


March 29, 2022 to June 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


February 8-15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Jazz up your springtime holiday buffet with all new recipes, using seasonal flavors and mouthwatering ingredients. This course will teach you how to make flavorful, plant-based dishes that will brighten any celebration.


Saturday, April 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
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
All tequilas are mezcals, but not all mezcals are tequila! Join professional distiller, Rick Molitor, from New Basin Distilling Company, Madras, OR and learn all about tequila and mezcal. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Sunday, May 1, 2022, Online
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, February 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the simplicity and beauty of making handcrafted filled pasta. Chef Candy will teach you how to create traditional Italian pasta from scratch along with a variety of delicious fillings and complementary sauces.


Saturday, January 22, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The dry side of Oregon offers incredible opportunities to learn about the animals, plants, and other beings that have adapted to living there. Learn how geology, hydrology, and climate come together to create a unique set of challenges and resources for living beings on the east side of the Cascade range.


Monday, February 28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Many readers consider Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to be the "great American novel." Huck is the quintessential American innocent, who unerringly works out the moral way to behave in the corrupted society of pre-Civil War America. Using the novel as a prompt, you will explore issues such as racism, slavery, freedom, prejudice, and the hypocrisy of a "civilized society."


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Sunday, April 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Everyone has a story. Yours is unique and should be written and shared. In this course, you will learn to identify your motivation for sharing your story, techniques to document and preserve both the highlights and lowlights of your experience and more.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Sunday, February 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about Scotch whisky. While we sample different varieties of Scotch whisky we will we explore some history, the distilling process and unique characteristics of the different regions of Scotland. Price includes tasting kit. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.


Sunday, March 13, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Intimidated by the thought of using winter squash, or tired of your same-old recipes? This course will explore various types of winter squash including how to skin, cut and de-seed these hefty beauties. Learn how to cook them to create delicious winter dishes.


Sunday, January 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore a variety of topics that impact women in leadership positions, from the Imposter Syndrome to the language we use, to giving ourselves permission to say no, and what's behind why all these things are hard. Included in the course, you will complete the EQi 2.0 emotional intelligence assessment and have an individual coaching session with the instructor to explore how to use this information. Take this opportunity to uncover your leadership style and be purposeful in the way you lead others.


May 4, 2022 to June 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Advance your ability to identify, understand and respond to difficult people in a positive and productive manner.


March 29-31, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
In this interactive writing workshop, you will delve into what it means to write about race and to write from another perspective in a racialized society. The course will include a series of writing exercises and discussion on the challenges and importance of writing about race.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


January 10, 2022 to February 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM