Courses

Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


August 10-14, 2020, ZOOM
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. Erik Tobiason, Financial Advisor, will help you develop a game plan with action steps and timelines for a successful retirement. Learn investment planning techniques and risk avoidance strategies. Don't get caught unprepared for retirement. This class is delivered online live via WEBEX.


June 8-10, 2020, WEBEX
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.


July 27-31, 2020, ZOOM
August 10-14, 2020, ZOOM
Interested in plant-based eating, but not sure where or how to start? Join Chef Holly in this Q&A conversation and cooking demonstration class. Holly will interact with you live via Zoom from her own home kitchen to help you explore the basics of plant-based eating.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 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. This is an interactive online class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
If you've taken the Better Bones & Balance class for at least one complete term, please join this group of experienced students who want to get even stronger and more balanced. This is an interactive online class.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, June 3, 2020, ZOOM
Wednesday, July 1, 2020, ZOOM
Wednesday, August 5, 2020, ZOOM
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, CHLAB 301
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, ZOOM
Cauliflower is all the rage right now in the foodie world! Discover what all the talk is about as Chef Holly demonstrates how to prepare cauliflower in four different ways: Pizza crust, Alfredo sauce, "Hot Wings," and rice! Holly will interact with you live via Zoom from her own home kitchen to demonstrate these recipes. You are encouraged to cook along with her at home.


Saturday, July 25, 2020, ZOOM
Give your landscape photography skills a boost in this interactive online course with professional photographer and Bend Photo Tours Owner, Toni Toreno. In the first session, Toni will provide a brief review of basic camera settings, techniques and gear before diving in to optimal lighting. 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.


July 13-16, 2020, ZOOM
Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a silicon valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Compatible with MAC, Windows and Chrome OS. For students ages 10-14.


June 22-26, 2020, ZOOM
August 3-7, 2020, ZOOM
Paleo, Keto, Whole30, DASH, Mediterranean, Vegan. Are you confused about the differences between these popular diets? Wondering which one might be the best for you? This class navigates the philosophies of each diet by highlighting their advantages and shortcomings. Learn how to determine which one might be a good fit for your health goals and lifestyle.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020, ZOOM
Conversational Spanish I: Part I is delivered online live via Zoom. This class is for the true beginner or novice, with little or no Spanish language instruction. Students will learn the Spanish alphabet, numbers, basic grammar construction and everyday vocabulary to help provide a foundation for conversational skills in practical situations.


July 15, 2020 to August 19, 2020, 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 26, 2020 to September 30, 2020, 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.


July 8, 2020 to September 2, 2020, ZOOM
Develop your Spanish speaking skills through literature, and conversation. This special studies Conversational Spanish V course is for advanced students who want to practice speaking the language and incorporating it into their everyday life. Students will meet online via Zoom. No text is required and materials will be provided by the instructor. Recommended: Conversational Spanish IV and/or V.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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, ZOOM
In this writing workshop, we'll learn the difference between the character, the narrator, and the writer, and discover how to find our writing voice to be a more effective storyteller (fiction or nonfiction). Understand the key questions we should ask ourselves when writing: Who is actually telling the story and to whom? Why and how are they telling it? This is an online live interactive workshop delivered via Zoom.


Saturday, July 18, 2020, ZOOM
Flash fiction and nonfiction, brief, succinct pieces, have become increasingly popular and sought after literary forms in magazine and journal publishing. Learn the background and element of Flash, and best platforms for publishing. This online, live workshop will develop students' understanding of the genre by reading and discussing some samples, creating drafts of flash pieces using prompts. Students will create and edit original flash fiction, and meet remotely for feedback with the instructor.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Culinary herbs add a special vibrancy to our foods, yet they are often overlooked sources of powerful nutrition and healing. Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and learn to appreciate the aroma and flavor of culinary herbs as well as explore their historical uses and science-based medicinal applications. Class discussion will also include how to grow your own herbs and the best storage methods to maintain freshness and flavor.


Thursday, July 9, 2020, ZOOM
Spring clean your digital photo collection from home with professional organizer and photo coach Debbie Bauman. In this interactive online 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.


August 3-10, 2020, ZOOM
Emotional eating contributes significantly to weight gain and the inability to lose weight. In addition, it generates uncomfortable feelings of self-judgment and guilt. Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter in this interactive online class designed to help you shift this unconscious habit into one of contemplation.


June 23-30, 2020, ZOOM
We are all currently living in a different time and place than we were a mere few months ago. Explore the ultimate environmental poem, and help make sense of your world and current situation by turning your pandemic experience and feelings into a poem. Join Irene Cooper for an online, live and interactive workshop in which you will grow new poems and learn techniques for how to shape and revise them.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 dialogues. Simple translating, reading, writing and listening to French speaking in everyday situations will also be part of the course. Students will be working in groups creating their own dialogues using the vocabulary they have learned. All levels welcome and no former French experience is necessary. This class is a college-level language class delivered remotely via Zoom.


July 27, 2020 to August 27, 2020, ZOOM
Do you dream of being paid to write from home, but don't know where to start? Do you want to work on your own schedule and break loose from the shackles of hourly rates and fixed salaries? In this unique workshop, delivered online live, we will zoom in on exactly how to create content that sells. Get one-on-one advice from a seasoned professional writer who reveals the path to take and the dead ends to avoid. You can turn your writing dream into money in the bank. Come to class with a writing project in mind. Stop wishing and get going.


July 14-30, 2020, ZOOM
Healthy communication in the workplace can build relationships, improve collaboration, increase job satisfaction, and boost productivity. This two-session course will explore best practices in healthy, effective workplace communication with colleagues and customers, based on decades of research and studies.


July 14-21, 2020, ZOOM
The poem is an amazing and portable tool for getting closer to the world, to other people, and to yourself. The skills to write a poem are available to anyone. Join Irene Cooper for an online, live and interactive workshop as we read poems, write to prompts, and stock our toolboxes with the materials we need to express ourselves in a poem.


July 18-25, 2020, 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.


August 5-21, 2020, ZOOM
Learn what you need to know before it's too late to make the most of your Social Security! Most Americans pay into Social Security for the majority of their lives. How much do you really know about the economic protection that Social Security is intended to provide and how you can make the most of the benefits of your Social Security? Find out in this free class. Registration is required. This class is delivered online, live via WEBEX.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Have you already started or even completed a writing project and want to take the next step? This online 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. Bring your completed work or ideas, if you have one, or develop a project during the class.


August 11-27, 2020, 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.


Thursday, August 20, 2020, ZOOM
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.


June 2-30, 2020, ZOOM
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


July 6-10, 2020, ZOOM
This introductory course covers the spirit, core skills and processes of Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as the most current research of MI use and effective practice. For more information and Continuing Education approval, visit our Motivational Interviewing webpage.


July 31, 2020 to August 7, 2020, ZOOM
High quality nutrition can often boost the immune system and prevent debilitating infections such as shingles and pneumonia. Examine the foods, dietary habits and supplements that help protect us as we age.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 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 four-hour online 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, 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, 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.


July 27-31, 2020, ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Prepare for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. This online course combines weekly sessions using Zoom video conferencing with online home study to meet the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA) requirement.


June 24, 2020 to August 29, 2020, ZOOM
Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX's fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. For students ages 10-14.


June 22-26, 2020, ZOOM
August 17-21, 2020, ZOOM
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.


June 19-20, 2020, ZOOM
July 6-7, 2020, ZOOM
Spanish culture is rich with celebration. In this online live class, David Engel will take you on a tour of different cultural fiestas. Practice your Spanish language skills while learning about Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Jarramplas in the Extremadura region and Semana Santa from Sevilla. This is a perfect opportunity for Intermediate Conversational Spanish students to build their language skills.


July 16, 2020 to August 6, 2020, ZOOM
Our lives are filled with opportunities for challenging yet crucial conversations. This four-week study group is based on readings from Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High. Gain tools to improve the quality of your dialogue to achieve better outcomes.


June 17, 2020 to July 15, 2020, 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.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020, ZOOM
Thursday, July 16, 2020, ZOOM
Thursday, August 13, 2020, ZOOM
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, ZOOM
Join our Continuing Education Spanish instructors on a trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your own home. During this time when travel is impossible, we bring you the joy of exploring three very distinct Spanish speaking regions. Learn about the culture, history and beauty of Spain, Argentina and Chile in this online live class via Zoom. Sessions will be conducted in English.


July 21, 2020 to August 4, 2020, ZOOM
Dr. Andria Woodell brings you an 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 perception and interaction with others.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


July 20-24, 2020, ZOOM
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.


July 13-17, 2020, ZOOM
July 20-24, 2020, 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. This class is taught online live, via Zoom. Students will provide their own wine, selected from a list provided by Sarah before the class begins. Participants must be age 21 years of age or older.


Thursday, August 20, 2020, ZOOM
Are you interested in learning Spanish but feel nervous or intimidated? This is the perfect class for you. This interactive class taught online via Zoom is designed for those with no previous Spanish language learning. It will take you beyond "hola" and increase your comfort level for learning a new language.


June 23, 2020 to July 14, 2020, ZOOM