Courses

By the end of this class, 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.


October 20-22, 2020, ONLINE WEBEX
This course provides a structured setting for students to refresh and review math skills. The goals of this course are to provide an opportunity for students to be successful in a higher-level math class than originally placed and to enter their next math class with increased confidence in their math skills. Although primarily geared towards students working towards a math requirement for a future degree or certificate, this course also provides a great opportunity for individuals who may be helping a younger student at home improve their math skills. This course combines self-paced learning with live Zoom sessions to connect with instructor and classmates. Zoom sessions will be scheduled based on student availability.


September 1-15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This class is for advanced French-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. The class will develop French speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome.


October 8-29, 2020, 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.


October 29, 2020 to November 19, 2020, 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.


October 6-27, 2020, 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 required for this course.


September 23, 2020 to October 14, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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, September 30, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Saturday, November 14, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
The HeartCode BLS Provider provides the same education and certification as the standard BLS with a convenient online portion that can be done at home followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. See class bulletin for more information on in-person class guidelines.


Friday, August 14, 2020, Bend Classroom & Online
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, Bend Classroom & Online
Saturday, September 19, 2020, Bend Classroom & Online
Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. This requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 combines classroom and interactive online sessions to prepare you for the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners Licensed Tax Preparer exam.


September 10, 2020 to December 7, 2020, Bend Classroom & Online
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 will focus on real life situations and provide students with an introduction to German speaking countries and culture. No materials needed.


October 6, 2020 to December 8, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the Cyrillic alphabet and begin to read, write, speak, and understand the Russian language. Explore Russian culture through food, music, and famous Russians. Students will review material between classes by means of websites and documents provided by the instructor each week.


September 28, 2020 to November 23, 2020, 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.


September 22, 2020 to December 3, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 28, 2020 to November 18, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 29, 2020 to November 19, 2020, 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.


September 22, 2020 to December 3, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 28, 2020 to November 18, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 29, 2020 to November 19, 2020, 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. Discover what foods pack a big punch and provide a strong source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Learn how to maximize the benefits by combining them with other healthy ingredients to make delicious recipes like Turmeric-Lentil Hummus, Sweet Potato Walnut Burgers, and Kale-Blueberry Power Salad. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates delicious recipes and discusses the health benefits of superfoods. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, October 4, 2020, 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, September 2, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, October 7, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Explore the world of nighttime photography with professional photographer Toni Toreno. This three-part course includes a brief review of camera settings, techniques and gear, a field excursion to practice capturing the incredible night sky and an overview of Adobe Lightroom fundamentals. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding technical requirements, gear, field session and experience.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Explore the world of night time photography in this interactive online course with professional photographer Toni Toreno. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before guiding students through the many aspects of night time photography. Students will be given a field assignment to complete between class sessions. In the second session, Toni will review the assignment, facilitate a Q&A and provide an opportunity for students to collaborate on the experience. In the final session, Toni will guide students through the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding gear and technical requirements.


August 17-20, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Have you ever wondered if the plants you find in Central Oregon have medicinal properties? Join registered clinical herbalist Holly Hutton to explore fundamental uses of herbs to treat common colds and the flu. Learn how many Central Oregon herbs can be used to treat various symptoms including fever, cough, congestion and fatigue. Understand how these herbs can influence the body's ability to recover from illness.


November 3-10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Give your landscape photography skills a boost with professional photographer and Bend Photo Tours Owner, Toni Toreno. This three-part course includes a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques, gear, optimal lighting, and a field excursion to Smith Rock, where you will practice capturing the beautiful landscape during the golden hour and sunset. Class will also explore the fundamentals of Adobe Lightroom including basic program functions and editing techniques. Please see the "Bulletin" section of the online course listing for details regarding technical requirements, gear, field session and experience.


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


September 24, 2020 to December 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Explore a series of coding languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python through introductory projects and design challenges. Get started on your coding journey and become the next coding prodigy! Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chromebook. For students ages 10-14.


September 26, 2020 to October 31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
November 2, 2020 to December 9, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
November 7, 2020 to December 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Develop and practice your Spanish speaking skills through a variety of mediums. This special studies Spanish class 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.


October 6, 2020 to November 5, 2020, 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 class, 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. Class time focuses on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities. Homework will develop reading and writing skills. Course will be taught in both English and Spanish to better support the new learner's comprehension. Instructors will strive to move to a full immersion experience by the end of the session. Textbook is required for this class.


September 30, 2020 to December 9, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This class expands upon and reviews content and materials delivered in Conversational Spanish I: Part 1. Students will learn new verbs, basic grammar construction, and everyday vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations. No prerequisite is required.


August 25, 2020 to September 29, 2020, 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. Homework will develop reading and writing skills. This course is taught primarily in Spanish, with some English to support the learner's comprehension. Class will be fully immersive by end of the session. Textbook is required for this class.


October 1, 2020 to December 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish to give a full immersion experience and to train students to hear the language as well as speak it. Students must have completed Conversational Spanish II or have had recent Spanish language experience. Textbook required for this course.


October 6, 2020 to December 8, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language class. Build confidence in daily conversation and gain additional vocabulary and communication skills. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish to give a full immersion experience and to train students to hear the language as well as speak it.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Spanish IV will focus on developing speaking skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses (future tense of regular and irregular verbs, the conditional tense, present perfect tense and present subjunctive) and building vocabulary. Textbook is required for this course.


October 1, 2020 to December 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Improve core stability through targeted exercises that promote body awareness, mobility, endurance and strength. Class will focus on optimal alignment and breathing cues to support proper form and technique.


September 22, 2020 to December 3, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn about various whole grains and how to cook them so they taste great. Join Chef Holly as she discusses and demonstrates how to make a variety of whole grain dishes such as Farro with Mushrooms and Kale, Cheesy Quinoa "Meatballs" and Marinara, and Barley/Apricot and Radicchio Salad. New recipes are used each class, so returning students are welcome. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. Each class introduces new recipes, so returning students may experience variety.


Saturday, November 7, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Scenes are the building blocks of our writing. In this workshop, we'll learn the elements of scene-building that effectively move the plot, tell a story, and develop characters. This is an online, live interactive workshop delivered via Zoom.


Saturday, August 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
In this four-week class, students will learn basic and advanced revision and workshopping techniques for creative writing. Students will apply what they learn in an interactive group setting to help each writer create the best work they can.


October 31, 2020 to November 21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
The smells of the holidays linger in our memories year-round. Culinary herbs are more than elegant garnishes; they are versatile, aromatic and flavorful ingredients. In this lecture and demonstration class, students will learn how to incorporate culinary herbs into holiday recipes. Discover how herbs can elevate even the simplest holiday dishes including appetizers, sauces, biscuits, and meat and poultry.


Thursday, October 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Saturday, November 14, 2020, 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.


October 6, 2020 to November 6, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Tidy Your Space. Spark Joy. Transform Your Life. The KonMari Method™ is the art of simplifying and organizing your home by choosing to keep the physical items that bring you joy and letting go of the rest with gratitude. Join Melissa Jean, a Certified Platinum KonMari Consultant, as she leads you through the philosophy, practice and practical application of tidying up your life and space using this method. This session will focus on books and students will spend time during class tidying up their own bookcases. Registration includes a 15-minute one-on-one session with Melissa after the class is over.


Thursday, October 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Tidy Your Space. Spark Joy. Transform Your Life. The KonMari Method™ is the art of simplifying and organizing your home by choosing to keep the physical items that bring you joy and letting go of the rest with gratitude. Join Melissa Jean, a Certified Platinum KonMari Consultant, as she leads you through the philosophy, practice and practical application of tidying up your life and space using this method. This session will focus on clothing and students will spend time during class tidying up their own wardrobe. Registration includes a 15-minute one-on-one video session with Melissa after the class is over.


Thursday, October 8, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Tidy Your Space. Spark Joy. Transform Your Life. The KonMari Method™ is the art of simplifying and organizing your home by choosing to keep the physical items that bring you joy and letting go of the rest with gratitude. Join Melissa Jean, a Certified Platinum KonMari Consultant, as she leads you through the philosophy, practice and practical application of tidying up your life and space using this method. This session will focus on Komono, which means miscellaneous items such as kitchenware, craft supplies, sports equipment, holiday décor, etc. Students will spend time during class tidying up their own miscellaneous category of choice. Registration includes a 15-minute one-on-one session with Melissa after the class is over.


Thursday, October 29, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Tidy Your Space. Spark Joy. Transform Your Life. The KonMari Method™ is the art of simplifying and organizing your home by choosing to keep the physical items that bring you joy and letting go of the rest with gratitude. Join Melissa Jean, a Certified Platinum KonMari Consultant, as she leads you through the philosophy, practice and practical application of tidying up your life and space using this method. This session will focus on papers and students will spend time during class tidying up their own paper trail and filing cabinets. Registration includes a 15-minute one-on-one session with Melissa after the class is over.


Thursday, October 22, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Tidy Your Space. Spark Joy. Transform Your Life. The KonMari Method™ is the art of simplifying and organizing your home by choosing to keep the physical items that bring you joy and letting go of the rest with gratitude. Join Melissa Jean, a Certified Platinum KonMari Consultant, as she leads you through the philosophy, practice and practical application of tidying up your life and space using this method. This session will focus on sentimental items and mementos such as awards, certificates, photos, childhood memorabilia, etc. Students will spend time during class tidying up their own life souvenirs. Registration includes a 15-minute one-on-one session with Melissa after the class is over.


Thursday, November 5, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Memoir writing is hard work but it can be rewarding when working with a community and personal coach. Whether you are brand new to the idea of writing a memoir, or are somewhere in the start-stop phase, you will make progress with your writing practice. Join Kristin Dorsey, writing professor and personal writing coach, in this 8-session extended memoir course. Students will dig-in and explore different types of memoirs to consider for their own piece of work.


September 12, 2020 to December 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Clean up your digital photo collection with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive class, 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.


October 1-8, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Licensed Electricians can complete four hours of continuing education in Central Oregon covering articles 701 and 702 emergency system installation requirements, required signage and the continuity of the systems for safety.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Licensed Electricians can complete eight hours of continuing education focusing on the changes of the 2017 Grounding and Bonding of the National Electric Code (NEC). Bring your 2017 NEC Code Book to class if you have one.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 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, September 12, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Many people are exploring the benefits of alternative therapies for their pets. Join Gail Jett, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Eden Energy Medicine Advanced Practitioner, as she explains the foundation of energy medicine and demonstrates simple techniques to use with your pets.


Saturday, November 7, 2020, 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. Software is compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 17-21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 101: First Year course. The first course of a three-course sequence in 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. Assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students. Textbook is required for this course.


September 21, 2020 to December 11, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 22, 2020 to December 10, 2020, CAS 103
This course is designed for beginners and emphasizes active communication in Italian. Students will develop basic skills in listening, reading, writing, and speaking the Italian language. It is the first course of a three-course sequence. Successful completion of this sequence prepares students for entry into the second-year level at COCC. This is a college-level language course and is intended for students who have no knowledge of Italian. Assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students.


September 22, 2020 to December 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn relevant information on a variety of financial topics including stocks, bonds, mutual funds and asset allocation. This class will also review the basics of retirement planning, estate planning and preparing for the unexpected.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This course will introduce students to Francophone culture while practicing conversational French. Basic grammar and new vocabulary (words and key phrases) will be introduced in each class and practiced using authentic dialogue. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to the French language in everyday situations will also be part of the course. Students will be working in groups creating their own dialogue using the vocabulary that they have learned. All levels welcome and no former French experience is necessary. This is a college-level language course. Assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students. Textbooks are required for this course.*


September 21, 2020 to December 9, 2020, 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.


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


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


December 1-17, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This AHA Heartsaver HeartCode class teaches lifesaving skills perfect for the general public in a hybrid format including a convenient self-paced online class followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. See class bulletin for more information on in-person class guidelines.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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Demonstrate your value as a Human Resource Professional through certification by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). This course prepares you for the SHRM certification exams, recognized as one of the global standards in certification for the HR professional.


September 21, 2020 to January 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is an in-depth look at the Cryptocurrency System, the financial system our world could be moving towards.  Learn what you need to know about how Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies work and the technology behind them. Gain a conceptual foundation to safely navigate and trade in these markets.


October 20, 2020 to November 12, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
The poem is an amazing and portable tool for getting closer to the world, to other people, and to yourself. The skills needed to write a poem are available to anyone. Join Irene Cooper and fellow poets as we read poems, write using prompts, and stock our toolboxes with the materials we need to express ourselves in a poem.


October 17-24, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 24-28, 2020, 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. Along the way, Laura will discuss various wine regions and the basic rules of pairing wines with food. By the end of the class, students will be able to navigate a wine shop or restaurant wine list with confidence. The instructor will provide a list of three wines to purchase prior to the class so students can taste along with her if they choose (optional). Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, October 15, 2020, 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.
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we'll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Games are only compatible on PC computers with Window OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 24-28, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security!


Thursday, October 15, 2020, ONLINE WEBEX
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this introductory Mandarin Chinese language class. The Mandarin Chinese language is presented within the context of Chinese culture and is the first of a three-course sequence. Introduces students to the sound system of Mandarin Chinese and moves on to basic skills in listening, speaking, reading, and copying a limited number of Chinese characters. This class is a college-level culture class and assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students. Your instructor will provide details prior to class.


September 21, 2020 to December 9, 2020, CAS 102
September 22, 2020 to December 10, 2020, Bend Classroom & Online
Have you already started or even completed a writing project and want to take the next step? This workshop will help you with the basics of selling the unique content you have already created. Learn the major markets, how to price and promote your work and different tactics to get your work noticed. Be ready to share your completed work or ideas, or develop a project during the class.


August 11-27, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Does the question "What's for dinner?" increase your stress level? Do you worry about making healthy choices when you cook? Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter in this online live class and learn tips for stocking your pantry, refrigerator and freezer so you can prepare a healthy and delicious meal any night of the week.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Start your mornings intentionally with a short mindfulness practice. Tune in and get present each Tuesday and Thursday by calling in via Zoom for a live, guided practice to kick off a great day. Use your phone, computer or tablet. No video necessary. Each session will be recorded and posted for you to access later. You'll also receive resources for guided reflections and encouragement.


September 15-29, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
October 1-29, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 24-28, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


August 17-21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Take the next step beyond simply "playing" Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take the next step beyond simply "playing" Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


November 3, 2020 to December 10, 2020, 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. More Information and Continuing Education Approval: cocc.edu/ce/mi/


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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. More Information and Continuing Education Approval: cocc.edu/ce/mi/


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.


Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 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. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. Most recipes are also gluten-free.


Saturday, October 24, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Good writing of any kind benefits from clarity, precision, and fresh language, and poetry can help! Perfect the well-crafted line, sharpen your imagery, and get the emotional impact you're after with prompts, exercises, and techniques borrowed from poetry to improve your writing game, whatever your genre.


December 5-12, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Do you get excited about an image or an event and start to write about it only to run out of steam, or hit a dead end? In this two-session class, students will learn techniques to give practice to their poetry writing. Irene Cooper will help you take those snippets, starts, and fragments and stretch your creative writing skills to shape a good idea into a complete poem.


August 15-22, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Sharpen your Spanish while learning about the fascinating world of Peru. Students will improve their conversational language skills by watching short multimedia presentations in Spanish on Peru's rich culture and geography. Following the presentations, students will discuss the topics as well as formulate simple questions in Spanish to reinforce comprehension. This class, conducted in Spanish, is designed for beginning to intermediate Spanish language learners, but all levels are welcome.


November 3-10, 2020, 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.


August 24-31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
October 21-28, 2020, 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.


October 6, 2020 to December 1, 2020, 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.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 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.


September 22, 2020 to October 1, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? ?Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish!? Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years? Compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Quick Spanish for First Responders is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Manage emergencies efficiently and safely using accurate Spanish vocabulary and phrases.


October 1-29, 2020, 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.


September 9, 2020 to November 21, 2020, 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. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


September 29, 2020 to October 29, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
November 7, 2020 to December 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
This Safe Sitter® online live camp will prepare you to be safe when you are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. You will also gain skills in first aid, choking infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR. For students ages 11-15.


August 11-12, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn alongside COCC credit students in this French 201: Second Year course. This class continues the work of First Year French, reviewing, expanding and perfecting pronunciation, structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active oral and written communication. Emphasis will be placed on writing and reading skills. Incorporates culture in all aspects of the course; class taught mostly in French. Prerequisite: First Year French III (103). Course should be taken in sequence. This is a college-level language course. Assignments, tests and quizzes are optional for Continuing Education students.


September 21, 2020 to December 11, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This series includes five independent but interconnected sessions building competencies to move from coping to thriving in the workplace and beyond. The key concepts and skills learned in each session will improve your professional and personal life and make your work/life integration stronger, smoother and happier.


October 13, 2020 to November 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Intentionally building community and connection positively impacts your ability to manage small and large challenges. If you've felt disconnected to others or questioned your value on your team, learn some concrete steps you can take to create a strong community.


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
When change is all around, your unique and powerful strengths can help you boost productivity. Regardless of how you feel about ambiguity, this session will help you create more comfort and clarity in the midst of uncertainty.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how the unique and powerful strengths you already have are the key to your happiness right now and to your overall success. Set the foundation for future Stronger@Work sessions by learning how to recognize your core strengths.


Tuesday, October 13, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Your ability to fully focus and create opportunities for flow in the workday is the foundation for identifying high-impact work and increasing productivity. Discover where you are losing energy and momentum in your daily routine and how to generate energy and forward movement.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Build your resilience by developing a set of daily skills and practices anchored by the ability to carefully listen and respond rather than react. Being responsive and resilient is a competency that can be built through leveraging your personal strengths in your daily activities.


Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 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, September 24, 2020, ONLINE WEBEX
Too hot to turn on your stove or oven? This class is for you. Join Chef Holly via Zoom and learn healthy, no-cook recipes that are ready to go without ever having to light a flame. With a handful of simple ingredients and imagination, no-cook meals in the summer become a cinch.


Saturday, August 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character's personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Compatible with Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Embark on an epic adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. Compatible with Mac, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 17-21, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
The wines of Spain are as diverse as the country itself. Join wine professional Sarah Wolcott to learn about the wines and history from Spain's most distinctive regions. She will discuss the characteristics of both a Spanish red and white wine during class. This class is taught online live via Zoom. Prior to class, Sarah will provide a list of Spanish wines for students to purchase and try on their own, during the class or afterwards. This is not required for the class. Participants must be age 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, August 20, 2020, 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. Materials are required for this course.


October 3-17, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This class 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.


September 22, 2020 to November 10, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 24, 2020 to November 12, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This class is a fantastic opportunity to spend time with a kid you love this summer! Parents, grandparents, or other special adults can partner with a child (ages 9-13) and work as a team to learn about and create three different plant-based frozen treats to satisfy a sweet tooth. Learn how to make snacks like Strawberry Dreamsicles, Choco-Banana Bonbons, and Fudgy Date Caramels, while using dairy and gluten-free ingredients. Chef Holly will interact with you live via Zoom from her own home kitchen to demonstrate the recipes while you prepare them alongside your child.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world by starting your career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don'ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Compatible with Mac and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are ten or fifty, it's time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don'ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. A webcam is required for this course. For students ages 10-14.


September 26, 2020 to October 31, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
September 28, 2020 to October 28, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? This class is the perfect class for you. Designed for those with zero previous Spanish language learning, this class 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.


October 7-28, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM