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.


May 18-20, 2021, ONLINE WEBEX
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. Recommended preparation: Intermediate-High to Advanced Spanish language skills.


July 9-30, 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. Recommended preparation: Intermediate-High to Advanced Spanish language skills.


May 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you tired of using the same old recipes for summer picnics and potlucks? Join Chef Holly to explore delicious and healthy options that are sure to bring the WOW factor to your summer events. Each dish travels easily and holds up well in the warm weather. Recipes include Quinoa Veggie Salad with White Balsamic Vinegar and Herbs, Mediterranean Pinwheels with Italian Hummus and Olives, Watermelon Pizza, and No-Bake Chocolate/Banana/Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars.


Saturday, July 10, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


May 5-26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
A return to in-person work is on the horizon for many professionals. Join us for this energizing session as we "dust off the cobwebs" and cultivate preparedness to head off potential problems before they begin.


Wednesday, June 23, 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, April 28, 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.
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 the history and flavors of Belgian-Style Ales best described by its heavy emphasis on malt and fruity yeast flavors. 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.


Thursday, August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the history and flavors of British-Style Ales, best described as a caramelly, malt-driven beer. 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.


Thursday, June 10, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 Continental Lagers, best described as having a light, crisp and smooth flavor. 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.


Thursday, May 20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the history and flavors of Fruit Beers, best described by their slight floral and perfumy hoppy flavors that help cut the fruity sweetness. 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.


Thursday, July 1, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the history and flavors of Hybrid IPAs, best described as having the qualities of both lager and ale 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.


Thursday, August 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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 the history and flavors of IPAs, best described as bitter and all about the hop flavor. 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.


Thursday, July 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Materials are required for this course.


May 3-28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this course, students will build on skills learned in Beginning Guitar: Part 1, by advancing through more complex chording and strumming patterns. Students will also learn to play riffs, and combine riffs with power chords to develop basic rock techniques, more complex picking patterns, and continue to develop their tablature reading skills. 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. Materials are required for this course.


May 3-28, 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.


June 22, 2021 to August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
June 29, 2021 to July 22, 2021, 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. Some equipment is recommended for this course.


June 22, 2021 to August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
June 29, 2021 to July 22, 2021, 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, April 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, May 13, 2021, 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.


May 18-20, 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
Develop your communication skills, intuition, self-awareness and interpersonal agility to spark new joy in your work in 2021. Join others in this facilitated book study based on the book: Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning and Joy at Work (Melanie Katzman, PhD).


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Paleo, Keto, Intermittent Fasting, Mediterranean, Vegan. Confused about the differences between popular diets? This interactive course navigates the philosophies of each diet. By highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of these and other popular diets, you'll be able to determine which one might be a good fit for your health and lifestyle goals.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


May 4, 2021 to June 3, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


June 29, 2021 to August 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Have you mastered the present tense and want to take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level? This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the preterite tense and preparing students for imperfect tenses. 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 imperfect verb tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


July 1, 2021 to August 26, 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.


June 29, 2021 to July 22, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to make this French bakery classic. Join Pastry Chef Katie Fuller as she leads you through the techniques of making the crispy shells, filling them with vanilla pastry cream and then glazing them with chocolate. Make extra shells and fill them with savory ingredients for a quick and easy dinner meal! Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, May 12, 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 instructions from the instructor. Materials are required for this course.


Saturday, May 8, 2021, 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.


May 18, 2021 to June 10, 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
Learn the secret to making French crepes. From savory breakfast crepes to dessert crepes, this versatile dish can take many forms to satisfy all cravings. In this course, Chef Candy will share tips for making a great batter, demonstrate how to cook both sweet and savory crepes, and provide suggestions for various fillings.


Saturday, July 31, 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-week experiential course to develop these courage-building skills and grow as a leader. For more information, visit our Dare to Lead webpage.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 6-13, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but it does not have to be boring. Join Chef Candy to learn the proper technique for making a rolled omelet and a flat frittata omelet. Master making perfectly poached eggs topped with Hollandaise to create the classic Eggs Benedict.


Saturday, July 17, 2021, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, May 19, 2021, 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. 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, July 20, 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.


Saturday, June 12, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy in the first course of the 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 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.


Thursday, August 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Central Oregon's climate creates a challenging growing environment, but many medicinal herbs seem to love it. This course will explore garden designs, gardening and propagation techniques, and recommended herbs for this region.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
The primary reason aspiring writers fail isn't because they aren't talented. Nor is it because they don't have enough experience or can't come up with fresh ideas. Most writers get rejection notices (instead of paychecks) because they don't understand how to fit their content to the real-world marketplace. In this hands-on workshop series, you'll find out how to make your content stand out from the crowd and draw the attention of publishers eager to pay for your work.


July 13-29, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
You don't have to become a bestselling author to earn a healthy income as a writer. Creating the next great novel is one avenue to success, but it's not the only way. In this eye-opening course, you'll learn how to turn your talent for writing into money in the bank. Discover the perfect intersection between your experience, your desires, and today's marketplace.


June 22, 2021 to July 8, 2021, 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. In many ways, the job has only begun. You need readers. Learn techniques to turn readers into loyal fans who can't wait to see what's coming next. Many excellent writers never achieve financial success because they fail at this crucial task. Learn how to find and reach your best audience without having to spend all your profits on advertising.


August 3-19, 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.


May 5-26, 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. 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.
Are you interested in eating plant-based meals but think oatmeal and smoothies may be 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! Chef Holly will also discuss the best options for plant-based yogurt, butter, and other breakfast essentials. 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.
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.


April 29, 2021 to May 27, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 course, learn how to navigate your phone with ease. Explore tips and tricks for using the built-in features, touchscreen, settings, shortcuts, applications, and more. Course will cover both Android and Apple phone features.


May 3-26, 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.


May 3-24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Is it true that "we are what we eat?" Have you ever wondered if your diet affects your annual lab test results? Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and examine common lab tests such as the Complete Metabolic Panel, Complete Blood Count, Lipid Panel and those that look at key essential nutrients. Explore what the lab results mean for your health. Learn ways to use your diet to effect positive change in your labs and your overall health.


Tuesday, May 18, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For additional information, visit our Leadership Lab webpage.
Using leather as your canvas, you will paint and create a variety of bookmarks and key-chains to enjoy or give away as gifts. Come to class with your imagination brimming with ideas of patterns and colors. If you need inspiration, turn to magazines, the Internet, craft books, nature, personal experiences or travel adventures. Materials are included.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Create a variety of colorful earrings and bracelets using leather as your canvas. Come to class with your imagination brimming with ideas of patterns and colors. If you need inspiration, turn to magazines, the Internet, craft books, nature, personal experiences or travel adventures. Enjoy your beautiful handmade creations or give them away as gifts to your friends and family. Materials are included.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 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 4-21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security!


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 effects 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Create a more inclusive, proactive and efficient work environment using the skills of mediation. Discover how to transform conflict into effective and powerful communication. You will learn how a simple mediation framework can expand the skills you already have.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For additional information, visit our Motivational Interviewing webpage.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


May 4-6, 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 hero's journey and how does a writer weave a tale into a page-turning best seller? Understanding these basics is the first step.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Make an elegant, silky upside-down pear tarte. Served with a dollop of whipped cream, this caramelly, flaky treat will become your go-to dessert for guests while still being an easy family dessert during the week. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 course is intended for students ages 35-55. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 course is intended for students ages 65+. Couples are encouraged to attend together. Register your partner/spouse for an additional $25.


June 1-10, 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
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. Learn specific benefits of legumes, grains, nuts and seeds and cook along with Holly as she demonstrates different recipes to try at home.


Saturday, July 24, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Indoor plants can boost moods, reduce stress, clean the air, and exude healing energy as you nurture them and watch them grow. In this course, 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, June 5, 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 course 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 beginning-intermediate Spanish language learners but all levels are welcome.


July 12, 2021 to August 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
You are invited to celebrate the rich traditions of Fiestas in Spanish-speaking cultures. Raise a glass of vino tinto and practice your Spanish language skills. 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 beginning-intermediate Spanish language student.


August 5-26, 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, May 5, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, June 2, 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.


May 20-27, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Add your name to our Project Management Interest List.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Add your name to our Project Management Interest List.
Increase your project management knowledge and earning potential in this course for candidates preparing to take the exam to become certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


May 12, 2021 to July 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
July 13, 2021 to September 18, 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.


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Rosé wines are versatile, readily available, food-friendly and a great option any time of the year. This course will dive into the world of pink wines, their origin in the New World as well as the Old World, different grapes and styles produced. 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, May 20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This Safe Sitter® program prepares students to be safe when you are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn first aid, choking infant/child rescue and infant/child CPR. For students ages 11-15.


May 8-15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to make a delicious vegetable and cheese galette wrapped in a flaky pastry shell. This rustic savory pie served with a simple salad makes for a perfect dinner meal. Students will be given a list of vegetables and cheeses to choose from to make a custom galette perfectly suited to their own taste. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, June 2, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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, May 15, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Washington State is the second-largest premium wine producer in the U.S. With more than 1,050 wineries, over 400 wine grape growers, 70 plus varieties produced, and 16 distinct growing regions, there is a lot to know about the Washington Wine Country! This fun and informative class will focus on three different American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) - The Yakima Valley, the Walla Walla Valley, and the Columbia Gorge. The instructor will provide a general list of three wines to purchase prior to the class so students can taste along if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, August 19, 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.


June 22, 2021 to August 26, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


June 21, 2021 to August 25, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
June 22, 2021 to August 26, 2021, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


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A hallmark of French cooking, the soufflé is like magic with a reputation for being temperamental. Join Chef Candy as she takes away the mystery and demonstrates how simple they are to make. In this course, students will master the soufflé base and extend that skill into creating both sweet and savory masterpieces


Saturday, August 14, 2021, CUL 117
This online meeting will help you gather information about COCC's bilingual training preparing individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings. Registration for meeting is required to receive online access link.


Tuesday, May 11, 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
Learn to make Steak Frites, a French bistro classic and perfect summer meal! We will start by pan-searing the steaks in a cast-iron skillet and making crisp French fries accompanied with a Béarnaise sauce.


Wednesday, June 30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to make this delicious seasonal pie with a flaky lattice crust that will surely brighten up any spring day. Chef Katie will take the mystery out of how to make the perfect pie dough from scratch and give you tips to avoid the dreaded "soggy bottom." Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, May 26, 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.


July 12, 2021 to August 9, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
July 16, 2021 to August 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This two-day per week course is appropriate for anyone who wants a slower Tai Chi course or those dealing with chronic health conditions. The slow, gentle and simple movements help facilitate healing and improve range of motion, flexibility and balance.


July 12, 2021 to August 11, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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
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 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
With a return to in-person work on the horizon, this is a great time to explore and implement new behaviors that will ensure your team's successful transition from remote working. This course is structured as a discussion group based on the bestselling book by Patrick Lencioni, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Learn from, and build on, the collective wisdom that comes from putting creative minds together while exploring common challenges of leadership and teams.


July 22, 2021 to August 12, 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 7-28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Dr. Andria Woodell brings you a hybrid self-paced and interactive live online professional development workshop on the psychological science behind bias and how awareness of the research can help individuals and communities work to change our perceptions and interactions with others.


July 21-30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
If you have ever had bodywork done such as massage, acupuncture, or other forms of energy work, you have been told to drink plenty of water afterward. Have you ever wondered why? Join Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner Gail Jett to gain a deeper understanding of the critical role that water plays in your health, the surprising history of water research and the current level of scientific understanding - the information may surprise you!


Saturday, May 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you overrun with zucchini and tomatoes and wonder what you can do with them besides making muffins and salsa? Instead of giving them to your friends and neighbors, join Chef Holly and explore creative recipes and ideas about how to use these abundant summer vegetables in ways that are flavorful, fresh, and fun!


Sunday, August 22, 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
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, May 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company in Madras, Oregon to learn about Scotch Whisky (no "e"). Participants will sample different varieties of Scotch whisky as Rick discusses some history, the distilling process and unique characteristics of the different regions of Scotland. Tasting kit included in the price. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and show ID to pick up the kit.


Sunday, June 27, 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.


April 24, 2021 to May 8, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Advance your ability to identify, understand and respond to difficult people in a positive and productive manner.


June 15-17, 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
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.