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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 instructions 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.



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!)

Coos Bay is proclaimed as the “Tall Ship Port of Oregon.” Come
aboard and sail on a “course” that will be a “voyage” to Coos
Bay’s Tall Ship building history. The “course” will bring you to an understanding of why our bay embraced boat building – from indigenous peoples’ dug-out canoes to Anglo-American designed schooners, barkentines and brigantines. Yes, we have a ‘ghost ship’ in our maritime history! Participants will experience an interactive and engaging learning experience including a field trip to our historical shipyard locations. Participants may also book tickets to sail together on an “Adventure Sail” or “Battle Sail” on the Lady Washington during May’s Tall Ship Days!
Instructor: Tom Leahy 
Dates: March 30-April 20
Days: Mon         
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Eden 1                   
Cost: $50

Come and learn about the exciting and ancient art of Bonsai. During this class you will get an introduction into the history, horticultural, and artistic aspects of maintaining miniature trees in small pots. In this class each student will be provided with a tree, as well as a bonsai pot and will be given instruction on how to style and maintain the bonsai. This is a two day class with a bento box lunch provided both days.
Limited to 10 students.
Instructor: Tom Roberts, 541-888-1545
Date: April 25 & 26 
Days: Sat, Sun 
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: OCCI 135 
Cost: $135.00

This accelerated course prepares you to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker’s License Exam in just 11 weeks. It is a hybrid course, combining live lecture with on-line home study to meet the 150 hour requirements of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). Attendance is recommended at all evening sessions as well as the Exam Preparation Day on Saturday following the last evening class. The course and instructor are certified by the OREA.
For more information phone 541-510-4106 or email   
Location: Stensland 202
Days: Tue 
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Forbes 
Cost: $600

Dana Rieck teaches the SWOCC stained glass class in a studio format, where everyone works independently, at their on pace, on a work of their choosing. Most students work using the copper foil technique, but advanced students also use lead came. It’s a fun, low-stress atmosphere!
Instructor: Dana Rieck
Day: Thu 
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Eden 7 
Cost: $125

PE*0582*83  TAI CHI
Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese ‘form’ of gentle movements that is primarily practiced for its health benefits in body, mind and spirit. It is often called a moving meditation. Chi Kung is a series of slow movements combined with deep breathing that prepares us for the ‘form.’ It is non-competitive, reduces stress, and improves balance and mental focus. 
Instructor: Linda Laverty
Days: Thu 
Time: 1:00pm-1:50pm
Location: Rec Center 121 
Cost: $56.25