Courses

Develop the language of accountability, a model for achieving a work environment where people can count on each other to keep commitments. Learn how to hold others accountable using clear agreements and build personal ownership to support effective delegation.


October 18-20, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this continuing Russian course. We will use a required book to spur conversations about where we grew up, our education, and our beliefs about family. The book is based on a vocabulary of about 300 high-frequency Russian words. You are welcome to join the class if your Russian language is rudimentary, but you must have a basic ability to decode Cyrillic characters. We will continue to include holidays, songs, and games in our lessons. This class is for Advanced Beginner-Intermediate students.


September 26, 2022 to November 16, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course is for advanced Spanish-speaking students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporate it into their everyday lives. Develop your Spanish speaking and comprehension skills through literature and conversation. New materials are added each session so returning students are always welcome.


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


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


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Do you want to become a licensed tax preparer, expand your tax knowledge to help you in your business, or just add skills to your resume? This 14-week course includes interactive sessions to prepare you for the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners Licensed Tax Preparer exam.


September 8, 2022 to December 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Dobro Pozhalovat'! Join us for this introductory Russian course and learn the basics of the Russian language and culture. Through activities, fairy tale figures, songs, and other personalities, you will become familiar with 16 of the highest-used Russian verbs and basic nouns.


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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.


June 21, 2022 to August 25, 2022, Online
September 20, 2022 to December 6, 2022, Online
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.


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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.


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Gain skills to give and receive feedback, helping your team members grow and develop while building engagement within the organization. Coaching is all about inspiring, encouraging, and challenging others. Learn to identify the kind of people you work with and how to recognize their work regularly to best present them with rewards and challenges.


November 1-3, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Conversational Spanish II will pick up where Conversational Spanish I left off. This course is for novice students with some Spanish language instruction. Students will spend time in class expanding grammar, conversational expressions and vocabulary as well as working on listening and speaking skills through a variety of activities. Textbook is required for this course.


September 27, 2022 to December 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
September 29, 2022 to December 8, 2022, CAS 117
This intermediate language course will build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The focus will be on mastering the simple past tenses: Preterite, Imperfect, Present Perfect and Past Perfect as well as covering other tenses to help navigate students toward more complex tenses. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 29, 2022 to December 8, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Take your Spanish speaking skills to a higher level in this intermediate language course. Build confidence in daily conversation, while gaining additional vocabulary and communication skills. The course will focus on mastering the present tense. Students and instructor will converse primarily in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 27, 2022 to December 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish IV will focus on developing fluent speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish by learning the use of verb tenses with an emphasis on subjuntive tenses and building vocabulary. The instructor and students will communicate only in Spanish. Textbook is required for this course.


September 28, 2022 to December 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Spanish V will focus on linguistic accuracy through the development of skills in interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication. Students will discuss contemporary issues in the target language. The course incorporates a review of advanced grammatical concepts and the uses of verbs. Textbook is required for this course.


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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.


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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.


Wednesday, October 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed for professionals. The most significant finding from Brené's latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. Join us in this experiential course to develop your courage and grow as a leader.


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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.


August 10-17, 2022, CHLAB 207
Emotional Intelligence is based on such competencies as respecting yourself, persistently working to achieve your full potential, valuing and motivating others, and engaging creatively when conflict happens. Learn to identify and develop these competencies in yourself and others. Leaders and teams with high emotional intelligence are more successful and resilient than those who are only technically qualified.


October 4-6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
The second course of a three-course sequence in first year French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Particular emphasis will be placed on short interactions regarding everyday life. This is a college-level language course. A textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 101.


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This third course of a three-course sequence in first year French continues the development of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Prepares students for entry into second-year level at COCC. This is a college-level language course. Textbook is required for this course. Prerequisite: FR 102.


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The forests of the Northwest have adapted to periodic fires over thousands of years. We have seen more frequent, larger, and hotter wildfires in recent years. How did this happen, and what can we do about it?


Tuesday, July 19, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This AHA Heartsaver HeartCode course teaches lifesaving skills perfect for the general public in a hybrid format including a convenient self-paced online course followed by an in-person 2.5 hour skills session. In-person course guidelines can be viewed in the "Additional Course Information" section of the online course listing.


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Add your name to our Heartsaver CPR Interest List.
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.


October 4, 2022 to December 15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Take the next step in your career as a Tax Professional in this four-day course for Tax Preparers studying for the Oregon Licensed Tax Consultant exam.


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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.


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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.


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Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a conversation style that supports change in a manner congruent with a person's own values and concerns using collaborative, goal-orientated methods of communication. This introductory course covers the spirit, core skills and processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice.


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Mushroom foraging is a popular pursuit in the Northwest. Learn where to search for edible mushrooms and how to identify common wild mushrooms and poisonous species. Discover more facts about fungi in your backyard! Please note this class has some crossover material with the general foraging class.


Wednesday, September 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Did you ever want to be able to identify the animals, plants and fungi around you? You don't need a biology degree! Learn how anyone can explore nature in more depth using books, the internet, and everyday observations.


August 27-28, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Approach Performance Management on a day-to-day basis by working with your employees to be sure they understand their roles and responsibilities. Ultimately, this will inspire employees to reach for greater productivity and personal growth.


November 29, 2022 to December 1, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Create a personal retirement analysis through rare access to one of the best financial planning programs in the industry, guided by a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER?. Clarify your current path and learn critical concepts to maximize your retirement dollars and align your financial goals with your values. Walk away with clarity and understanding of your unique situation, and personal retirement plan. This course is best suited for those considering retirement in the next few years, or already retired.


October 11-13, 2022, CHLAB 301
November 8-10, 2022, CHLAB 301
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.


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Take a poem (or three or four) from inspiration to completion. Learn techniques that will help generate ideas, begin the writing process and shape it into what you want. This two-part workshop includes a mid-week one-on-one revision consultation with Irene, as well as a celebratory reading of students' work during the final session.


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


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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, July 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, September 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, October 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, December 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Whether you're hoping to earn your first money as a writer or you're already freelancing but want to earn more, these workshops will help you get further down the road fast!


August 2-18, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Project management skills are growing in demand and are often required in many different occupations and industries. Attend this free informational session to learn about these skills and if you might benefit from courses and/or certification.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022, CAS 118
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.


July 12, 2022 to August 23, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
October 4, 2022 to November 15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Ideal for English speakers working in the Construction trades, this course provides basic conversational skills and dialogues with Construction trade specific vocabulary that can be applied immediately. No prior Spanish language experience required. This is one of many industry-specific Spanish courses offered at COCC. Please contact us at cbipd@cocc.edu to inquire about Workplace Spanish.


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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 7, 2022 to November 9, 2022, CAS 104
October 4, 2022 to December 10, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Project management is becoming a vital part of many professions. Gain an overview of how to navigate all phases of project management, including how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out projects applying industry accepted project management best practices.


October 27, 2022 to November 3, 2022, CAS 104
This class offers those with autoimmune diseases a chance to heal and thrive again. In this class, led by AIP Certified Coach and Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter, you'll discover how to use your diet to heal your body in addition to optimizing sleep, reducing stress and incorporating appropriate exercise for optimal wellness.


July 17-24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Join NASM Certified Personal Trainer Shantyel Bowman for small group fitness training designed to help you meet your individual fitness goals including greater cardiovascular health, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility. With a Masters Degree in Athletic Training, Shantyel takes a holistic approach to total body wellness.


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Learn proven techniques to transform your team into a highly motivated, hardworking group. Whether your team is virtual or not, a unified team will consistently outperform a collection of talented individuals.


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Learn proven techniques to transform your team into a highly motivated, hardworking team. A unified and devoted team will consistently outperform a collection of talented individuals.


December 13-15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Medicare is a critical source of health insurance for 44 million Americans. You need in-depth information on the often confusing process of the Medicare system to make informed choices with your own, or a loved one's, health insurance.


Wednesday, July 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, August 4, 2022, CHLAB 301
Tuesday, September 20, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Thursday, October 6, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Wednesday, November 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Buddha taught that we all have a naturally conscious and loving presence. However, we get distracted by our reactions to life situations and develop habits of mind that overshadow our original nature. This class will explore how the Buddhist point of view guides the way to remembering the true heart/mind of compassion.


October 13, 2022 to November 17, 2022, Natural Mind Dharma Center
The dry side of Oregon offers incredible opportunities to learn about the animals, plants, and other beings that have adapted to living there. Learn how geology, hydrology, and climate come together to create a unique set of challenges and resources for living beings on the east side of the Cascade range.


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Join professional whiskey distiller Rick Molitor from New Basin Distilling Company, Madras, OR, and learn about Rye whiskey. While we sample different varieties of Rye whiskey we will explore some history, the distilling process, and unique characteristics of the different regions of where Rye whiskies are distilled. Cost includes a tasting kit that will provide you samples, a tasting guide and a whisky tasting glass for blind nosing and tasting to determine your favorite. Kits will be shipped to your home, within the State of Oregon. No kits will be provided outside the State of Oregon. Participating students must be 21 years of age or older.


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


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Advance your ability to identify, understand and respond to difficult people in a positive and productive manner.


November 15-17, 2022, 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.


August 5-26, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM