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Spanish Health Care Interpreter Training
COCC offers Spanish Health Care Interpreter training to prepare bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in medical settings. If you are fluent in both the Spanish and English languages (written and spoken) and are interested in training to become a Health Care Interpreter, add your name to our interest list: 541-383-7270 or For more information, visit:

Certified Nursing Assistant Level 2 -  Next Course Begins in October, 2014. Please check back for information on our next CNA2 course. If you would like to add your name to our interest list to be notified, email or call (541) 383-7270.

Community Health Worker Online+Classroom
A Community Health Worker (CHW) is an outreach person who coordinates access and care to help bridge the gaps and eliminate barriers between health care, social services, and the needs of at-risk members of our community. This 80-hour course consists of 30 hours of classroom instruction combined with online learning (approx. 15 hours per week throughout the six week course). Classroom sessions: 10/8 (9am-noon); 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (9am-4pm) and 11/12 (9am-noon). Required books: Foundations for Community Health Workers (Berthold, Miller,& Avila-Esparza) and Motivational Interviewing in Health Care: Helping Patients Change Behavior (Rollnick, Miller & Butler). CCWD grant funds are available to assist with course fee and required books. More information: or call 541-383-7270. 
Terry Chianello                     Bend BEC 154       48566    
Online coursework begins 10/08
Classroom: 10/8 & 11/12, 9:00am-noon W
                  10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5, 9:00am-4:00 W          
Cost $595                             

EMT Basic Refresher – Next class December 2014
Get your 24 hours of Oregon state refresher education in one weekend. 
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Add your name to our mailing list to be notified of dates for next course. 541-383-7270 or

Healthcare IT Technician
IT use is essential in the healthcare field. The CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician certification covers the knowledge and skills required to implement, deploy, and support healthcare IT systems in U.S. clinical settings. Earn a certification that puts you ahead of the rest. This class prepares you to take and pass the CompTIA HIT-001 Certification exam. IT staff can learn how to stay in compliance with all the changing rules and regulations and the computer operations that make this possible. Computer repair experience and/or helpdesk experience highly recommended. Cost does not include text or exam fee. No class on 11/11. Required text: Authorized Cert Guide, Healthcare IT Technician, ISBN 978-0-7897-4929-1.
Paul Stennett        5:30pm-8:30 Tu                   48587
10/7 to 11/18         Bend CHLAB MOBLAB       Cost $449

BLS for Health Care Providers Recertification
This Basic Life Support course is ONLY for participants who currently provide health care in a variety of settings, both in and out of the hospital and those who have taken a BLS for Health Care Providers course within the past 2 years. You will review CPR skills and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for victims of all ages. This course is not a substitute for Heartsaver CPR. 
Kathleen Alexander         6:00pm-9:00 W          48651
10/1                               Bend PON 101          Cost $29

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Wellness Careers

Certified Personal Trainer
Certification Prep
Become a fitness professional and prepare for personal fitness training certification.
More Information available Fall 2014 for a Winter 2015 course

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Training Program
Prepare to conduct functional evaluations, balance body chemistry and help others achieve vibrant health and wellness.
More Information

Massage Therapy Continuing Education
Community Learning offers massage therapy classes each term for those seeking continuing education, estheticians or those who want to learn how to give a great massage. More Information

Radiant Health Yoga Teacher Training
For those who wish to deepen their yoga practice and/or become teachers.
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Radiant Health Yoga

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