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Southwestern's Community Education offers life-long learning and personal enrichment opportunities to the community. Non-credit classes, seminars, and workshops are provided by Southwestern's teaching staff and by qualified instructors from our community.   Course and section numbers are located before course title.  If a course has more than one section, the course number and section number can be found after the course description.

Non-Credit Online Courses that are affordable, fun, fast, and convenient!

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Looking for innovative, affordable noncredit online education? Southwestern is partnered with Ed2go, the world's leading provider of online courses for adults.

There are over 300 fully interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Search the online catalog to see the variety of courses to choose from.

Register at Price: $90.00 per class.


Download our schedules below for Coos or Curry Campuses to find out what classes are available!  


For more information on these classes call 541.888.7328 or download the latest schedule.  (below is only a sampling, check out full schedule!)

PE 0525 65 POUND
Rock out while you work out!! POUND is a full-body cardio session, combining light resistance strength training with constant simulated drumming. Through continual upper body motion using lightly weighted drumsticks, you'll turn into a calorie-torching drummer! Rock, rap, dubstep, pop and old school music fuse to create the POUND track series. The POUND workout fuses cardio, isometric movements, plyometrics and isometric poses with pulse-racing, sweat-inducing drumming. Drum your way to a leaner, stronger physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!
Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck
Days: Mon, Wed Time: 1:00pm-1:50pm
Location: Rec Center 131
Cost: $90.00

This class will cover a range of soft shoe (ghillies/pumps) and hard shoe (heavy/jig) Irish dance steps as a form of exercise. The goal is to improve coordination, increase endurance, and familiarize yourself with basic movements in Irish dancing. You will receive non-competitive training and learn a variety of social dances, choreographed by the instructor. This class is for all levels of dancers including beginner and advanced.
Instructor: Tasha Livingstone
Days: Mon, Wed 
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Black Box, Empire 104 
Cost: $90

This class is an introduction to Line Dancing. It is great way to exercise, burn calories, great for your mind, body, and emotional health.  It does not require partners, and you can dance to all different genres of music from country, jazz, funk, ballroom, hip-hop, swing, rock& roll, and Latin.  This class will help you with your posture, kinesthetic awareness of your own physical abilities, develop a sense of musicality & rhythm, and increase muscle strength, flexibility and balance. In this class you will learn the basic steps of line dancing.
Instructor: Christine Heinrich
Days: Tue, Thu 
Time: 10:00am-10:50am
Location: Rec Center 131 
Cost: $87

This is a research driven, drawing and painting course for all skill levels. Through researching the collection of photographs from the Coos History Museum and early photographers across the US, students are given the chance to explore interests through researching a specific theme. Along with exercises of a typical studio art class, we will study the effect early photography has had on art and storytelling in the infancy of cameras in America. Basic drawing materials required. A supply list will be included in the syllabus; most items can be acquired at the school store and will not exceed $35.
Instructor: Amy Pollicino
Day: Tue 
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Eden 3
Cost: $100 

Mandarin Chinese is the mother tongue of over 870 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world.   China boasts the fastest growing economy in the world and is one of the largest trading partners with the USA. Beyond the practical and business reasons, with over 5,000 years of history, China is one the oldest, richest, and most continuous cultures in the world. Learn the language and culture of this amazing country.
Instructor: Xiaoxiao Liu
Location: Stensland 206
Day: Mon,Thur
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cost: $60

This hands-on course allows the student to explore the digital photographic darkroom using the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Bridge® and Adobe Camera Raw® (Windows™ versions). Step-by-step instruction and the use of sample images will emphasize and encourage non-destructive workflow including the use of layers, adjustment layers, layer masks, and more. Please bring a (minimum) 4 GB USB Flash Drive to store instruction files.
Instructor: Tony Mason
Day: Tue
Time: 6:00pm-8:50pm
Location: Tioga 403
Cost: $130