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Equine Facilitated Learning
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) is an innovative and
respected technique in the realm of personal and professional development. In these unique and effective classes, you will
work outside on the ground (no riding) with horses to explore your own skills
with non-verbal communication, empathy and listening, body awareness,
boundaries, confidence and leadership. Horses provide in-the-moment feedback
about leadership and communication skills. Learn how horses communicate, organize themselves as a community and
relate to us. Activities individually and in small groups include leading the
horse, working together to achieve a goal with the horse, grooming and
observation. Workshop results are unique to the participants and their goals. Wear closed toe leather shoes and wear layers. All EFL classes meet at 64295 Schibel Rd.
Class held weather permitting. Will be rescheduled in the event of inclement
weather. Liability form required.
Choose from one or all of these classes:
EFL Communicating with Yourself - Learn about your comfort with
risk, confidence, perspectives, and self-awareness of thought, emotion, and
Shera Felde 9:00am-11:30 Sa 49113
OTHER Cost $69
EFL Communicating with Others - Explore your own communication
effectiveness, empathy, boundaries, and relational skills with regard to trust,
respect, and acceptance.
Shera Felde 9:00am-11:30 Sa 49114
OTHER Cost $69
EFL Communicating with the World - Carry your skills into the
world and examine your contribution to the greater community including
community values, roles, and leadership skills.
Shera Felde 9:00am-11:30 Sa 49115
10/10 Bend OTHER Cost $69
Be a Radio DJ
Interested in going 'on-air'? In this hands-on course, learn the fundamentals of radio programming, including running the mixer and mics, planning for music/talk shows and developing your own style. Get ready to volunteer for KPOV, High Desert Community Radio in Bend. All students attend the common lecture first class Saturday, 9/19 from 9am-noon at COCC, followed by two
studio sessions at KPOV. Studio Session 9/19 & 9/20 Sat/Sun from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
Tom Barry & Dean Harris 9:00am-noon Sa 49263
9/19 Bend BEC 152 Cost $49
First class Saturday, 9/19 from 9am-noon at COCC, followed by two
studio sessions at KPOV. Studio Session 9/21 & 22 Mon/Tues from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tom Barry & Dean Harris 9:00am-noon Sa 49264
9/19 Bend BEC 152 Cost $49
Be a Radio DJ for Teens
you are 15-18 years of age, you can get ready to volunteer for KPOV, High
Desert Community Radio in Bend. Teens completing this class will be qualified
to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV. All students attend the common lecture
first class Saturday, 9/19 from 9am-noon at COCC, followed by two studio
sessions at KPOV. Studio sessions for teens are scheduled individually
after the classroom portion is completed.
Tom Barry & Dean Harris 9:00am-noon Sa 49267
9/19 Bend BEC 152 Cost $49
Pet Partner Team Training
workshop will provide you with the skills needed to visit safely with
your animal in hospitals, nursing homes, classrooms and other
facilities. Also covered are the requirements to pass the Pet Partner
Team evaluation. Your instructor will cover the following topics: how to
tell if both you and your animal are a good fit for Pet Partners, how
to prepare yourself and your animal for visits, special needs of
specific client groups, facility health and safety codes, and patient
confidentiality. Required text included in class price. This class is
for the human end of the leash. Do not bring your dog to class. Deadline
for registration, Wednesday, 9/9, 5pm. No refunds after this date.
Class meets at the St Charles Medical Center, 2500 NE Neff Rd, Heart
Lung Conference Room.
Selina Witt Bend Other 36323
9/26 9:00am-5:00 Sat Cost $125
identify wild mushrooms, those edible treasures hidden in our local forests.
You’ll learn basic identification, terminology and the most common local
genera. Discover where to find mushrooms and how to distinguish between several
edible species and their poisonous lookalikes. Two Saturday field trips 9/26 &
10/3. Field trip dates subject to change depending on conditions.
Linda Gilpin Bend
CHLAB 301 49044
M (Classroom Sessions)
9/26 & 10/3 10:00am-02:00
Sa (Field Sessions) Cost $99
A Game of Strategy
Join the growing number of people who play this
exciting and intellectually challenging game. Originally from China, Mah Jongg
is a fascinating, rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. Learn
the National League rules of play and find out about opportunities to play
locally. Bring $9 to instructor for Mah Jongg card. Please note: first class is
mandatory attendance in order to learn the rules and how to play.
Joan Emerson 10:00am-11:30 Tu 49013
9/29 to 10/20 Bend SRCTR Cost $45
RV Winterization Maintenance Made
Take care of
your valuable investment and learn how to maintain your RV for winter. Learn to
troubleshoot and care for your RV's appliances, LP and electrical systems. Get
your RV ready for the winter season with easy lessons on how to winterize and
de-winterize. Class includes hands-on experience with an actual RV at the
class. Dress for indoor/outdoor session.
Nonemaker 9:00am-5:00 Sa 48941
10/3 Bend CHLAB 301 Cost $75
NEW! Who Will Be
President Number 45?
Are you ready for the 2016 Presidential Election
and President Number 45? Have you ever wondered how much the media influences
our Presidential Elections? Come and learn from nationally distinguished award
winner, Wayne Metcalf III, who has served in the Executive, Legislative and
Judicial Branches of Government. Get ready to discover, discuss, and make your
next vote count!
Wayne Metcalf 6:30pm-8:30 Tu 49062
to 11/3 Bend BEC 155 Cost
Lunch & Learn in Sisters
This six-week series of comprehensive topics
will inform, stimulate thinking and offer an opportunity to explore subjects in
a survey format. The topics change each week and range from history to travel,
adventure to world affairs, art to science and more. See schedule of topics for
this term as it becomes available.
Sue Edgerton noon-1:00
to 11/11 Sisters DPL-SI Cost
10/7/2015 – A Clash of Cultures: An Expats Experience in the
Middle East – Dresden Moss
10/14/2015 – Turkey: Where East Meets West – Jim Kress
10/21/2015 – China: Building a Future: Sichuan University –
10/28/2015 – Search & Rescue: The Inside Scoop – Bill
11/4/2015 – Media Influence on Presidential Elections
– Wayne Metcalf
11/11/2015 – A Veteran’s Tour of Duty – Earl Schroeder
NEW! Tuesdays at 2
Have coffee with COCC Community Learning and discover something new about
yourself, the world and your community.
Join us the second Tuesday of the month for a presentation on topics
that will expand your mind, ignite your creativity and broaden your horizons. Highlighting the COCC faculty and Central
Oregon experts; we’ll explore topics ranging from international culture to
current events to emerging technologies.
Leave these 2 hour sessions with unique takeaways, useful life hacks,
fascinating insights and a desire to know more, do more and see more. Your registration is good for all sessions
through May 2016. Visit our Tuesdays at 2 webpage at www.cocc.edu/continuinged/Tuesdays-at-2/
for upcoming sessions in 2016.
10/13 to 3/8 Bend CHLAB 301 Cost $49
NEW! You've Written
Your Book, Now What?
Discover how to take a fiction manuscript from
draft to published work. This course will compare and contrast different
publishing methods available to everyone, teach the process and necessity of
editing, interior and exterior layout and design, building the author's brand,
and marketing the published book.
Dave Edlund 6:30pm-8:30 M 48953
10/12 to 11/9 Bend BEC 154 Cost $69
Planning for retirement certainly should involve
financial planning, but what about a plan for how you will spend your time?
Tasks and projects you've put off doing around the house will take some of your
time, but will it provide you with satisfaction, purpose and meaning? Become
the captain of your own destination by joining this six-week course to explore
your passion and purpose, plot your course to achieve your dreams and goals and
sail to your desired future. Don't let the currents carry you wherever they
may. Position yourself for a satisfying retirement that fits your true life
plan. See Navigating Your Horizons webpage for additional information.
Leslie Koc 5:30pm-8:00 Tu 49170
10/13 to 11/17 Bend CCC 116 Cost $129
Buddhist Point of View
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. Michael Stevens is the author of
Being an Ordinary Buddha: Practicing the
Natural Mind. Optional text available to purchase at class. Meets at The
Natural Mind Dharma Center, 345 SW Century Dr, Ste 2.
Michael Stevens 7:00pm-9:00
10/15 to 11/19 Bend OTHER Cost $69
Want to protect your most important investment?
Tired of trying to hire someone to do something you know you could do yourself?
If you don't know where to start, come out and spend the morning with us. Learn
some of the most common ways to maintain your home. In this hands-on class, you
will learn how to prevent moisture intrusion inside and out (i.e. caulking),
how to change filters, clean dryer vents, and reduce dust damage to appliances.
Explore simple ways to improve your energy efficiency through weatherization.
This class will be taught by both women and men. No previous experience
necessary. Bring your specific questions to class for our Q&A session.
Location information will be emailed.
Misty Mooers 9:00am-noon
10/17 Bend OTHER Cost $39
Learn to Fly R/C Model Planes
overview of flight safety and R/C technology as well as hands-on flight
instruction. This class is for interested enthusiasts and newcomers to
recreational R/C model aviation. It will help you understand the difference
between recreational vs. commercial applications, organized vs. unorganized
flying, airplane types, governing regulations and required equipment. Learn
what it takes to get started and enjoy introductory flight training. Saturday's
class (10/24) will take place at the Pine Nursery airfield from 9:00am-noon (weather
Frank Bend CHLAB 207 49002
S Cost $79
Unmanned Aerial Systems for the
in learning about unmanned aerial systems (UAS)? Join an expert in the field as
he covers the controversies and the role of UAS in society. Explore the ethics,
rules and regulations needed to fly safely and within the law. The fundamentals
of unmanned flight and proper maintenance of unmanned aerial systems will also
be discussed. You will get some hands-on experience during class, too.
10/22 to 10/29 Bend CHLAB 207 Cost $79
Introduction to Enneagram
You may not
be who you think you are! The Enneagram personality system reveals that your
personality type is not "who" you are; it is how you have learned to
be. WHO you are is another matter entirely! In this class, you will learn that
your behaviors (and those of everyone else) are a result of unconscious
motivations that are quite predictable and changeable. Explore this amazing
tool of self-discovery, and in the process, tap into a deep compassion for
others and yourself. Bring a brown bag lunch for a conversational lunch
session. Also, for this interactive class, please bring a pen, a journal or
notebook and your desire to learn.
Paterno 10:00am-2:30 Sa 48958
CHLAB 301 Cost $79
Drawing is a unique technique; no artistic skills or talents are needed, as
this is not a sketch class or a crafty art form. Your instructor, a trained
facilitator by The Center for Touch Drawing, will be holding space for you to
experience Touch Drawing as a sacred act enhanced by meditation, sacred music
and movement. Deborah Koff-Chapin, creator of Touch Drawing describes the
experience in this way: “as the body is given permission to speak through the
movement of the fingers on paper, its wisdom begins to guide the process.
Emotions are released and transformed. In allowing the mystery beyond personal
knowing to guide the way, it is possible to use Touch Drawing to open the way
for the emergence of the deeper Self beyond emotion and form. The simplest of
art forms, Touch Drawing is a creative practice that can open the door to the
universal soul." For more information visit www.touchdrawing.com. Bring $10 payable to your instructor for supplies. Bring a
packed lunch. More details about what to bring to class will be emailed prior
Gertsch 10:00am-4:00 Sa 48940
BEC 152 Cost $59
Career Advancement through Business
Ever wonder how to
get a job with Oracle, GE, Microsoft or other highly desirable companies?
Lessen job search frustrations by discovering how to conduct research, aligning
yourself with the corporate culture you seek, comparing key metrics and
defining a success blueprint that can lead you to action.
Joel Blatt 6:00pm-8:00 M 48959
11/2 to 11/23 Bend MAZ 205 Cost $89
NEW! Grief Release with Emotional Freedom Technique
This informative and interactive session introduces the
foundational pieces of the Good Grief Guidance Program - a two-part,
sixteen-week experiential program offering profound support for the journey of
change that grief presents. Discover Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) also
known as tapping. This is self-empowering, deep work – a powerful and fast
technique that produces the ability to integrate the emotions of grief with
daily life. Watch for the full Good Grief Guidance Program in Winter 2016.
Gertsch 10:00am-01:00 Sa 49194
11/14 Bend BEC 160 Cost $45
Retirement & Finance Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers Making the Most of Your Social Security, The ABC's & D's of Medicare, Estate Planning & Elder Law, Create Your Personal Retirement Analysis and Five Years to Retirement.
-"Navigating Your Horizons" Webpage
Navigating your Horizons is COCC's comprehensive intentional life planning class. Planning for
retirement certainly should involve financial planning, but what about a
plan for how you will spend your time? Tasks and projects you've put
off doing around the house will take some of your time, but will it
provide you with satisfaction, purpose and meaning?
With COCC Community Learning, the world is your
classroom! Learn more about
Community Learning offers classes in Sign Language,
Conversational German and Conversational Spanish. In addition, COCC
Professional Development offers customized workplace Spanish Training at
your site or ours. Call (541) 383-7270 to
Language Classes are also available.
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