fitness classSWOCC Community Education

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.

Coos Campus Schedule

Curry Campus Schedule


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 Campus Schedule

Curry Campus Schedule


Set to popular music Indoor Walking utilizes multidirectional walking movements (forward/back, sidestepping, grapevines, etc.), as well as body-weight, strength training exercises, a little bit of dance, and a lot of fun! At least one foot remains on the floor at all times, keeping the physical impact low, while the varied musical tempos provide effective cardiovascular interval training. Easily modified to suit individual fitness levels, Indoor Walking is for participants of all ages and abilities, from seasoned exercisers, to those who are new or returning to physical exercise. Location: Rec Center 121
Days: Tue, Thu Time: 4:00pm-4:50pm
Instructor: Catherine Cardoza-Summers Cost: $84.50

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!
Location: Eden 7 Cost: $125
Day: Thu Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

This accelerated course prepares you to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker’s License Exam in just 10 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 call 541-510-4106 or email
Location: Stensland 202
Days: Tue Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Instructor: Linda Forbes Cost: $600

Whether you are new to investing or a long-time investor you will find this course both educational and easy to follow. We will cover topics like stocks, bonds, mutual funds, annuities, retirement planning, social security, and risk management. Learn how to navigate our market and make your money work for you.
Location: Stensland 203
Days: Tue Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Instructor: Erin Johnson Cost: $35

This one-credit course is tailored to meet the needs of the health-care professional who has limited or no experience speaking Spanish and wishes to communicate with Spanish speaking patients and clients.
Instructor: Celso Ledesma
Location: Sitkum 9 Cost: $141
Day: Thu Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

This is a one day, Oregon Department of Transportation approved, safety training course covering the requirements for flaggers and approved techniques for moving traffic cautiously and consistently through work zones. Students who successfully complete the course receive an ODOT credential for flaggers, valid for three years. Must be 18 years of age or older to receive certification. Class fees cover all materials. Please bring snacks to eat during breaks if needed, as there is no lunch break provided during this training. Pre-registration and payment is required.
Location: Sitkum 13 Cost: $95 each class
Dates: Sept 13, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6
Time: 8:30am-2:30pm

Southwestern has an open admission policy and welcomes students who wish to obtain a quality education.

You may register using myLakerLink. If this is your first time using myLakerLink please complete a New Student Record Form.

Questions? Call 541.888.7328 or 800.962.2838, ext. 7328.

Business & Career Training  

Are you looking for engaging and cost-effective professional development programs for your workforce? Southwestern Oregon Community College Customized Training services are designed to help individuals, businesses and public agencies compete in today’s fast-paced market by providing up-to-date skills and professional development training. We offer a wide range of programs with flexible scheduling at an excellent value, all taught by some of the best professionals. Customized courses can be provided either at our training facilities or on-site at your location.

We offer the following services:

  • Work with your staff to develop courses that will specifically meet your needs.
  • Contract with your business to provide customized training for employees and managers.
  • Connect your business with Southwestern Oregon Community College resources.
  • Provide a variety of trainings including a variety of computer classes in our on-site computer lab.
  • Supervision Skills Series to help individuals become more effective as a frontline supervisor.
  • Ed2Go Pro: Instructor facilitated online courses designed for your employee development needs.

For more information on these or other trainings, call 541.888.7328.

Instructors Wanted

Do you have a skill or interest to share? Opportunities exist to teach non-credit classes on campus, or outlying communities.

  • Please return completed proposal to Community & Workforce Development as an email attachment, or mail to: Community & Workforce Development
    Southwestern Oregon Community College
    1988 Nemark Avenue
    Coos Bay, OR 97420  
  • The Dean will review the proposal and assess the content to determine its potential in meeting the College's Mission and Core Values.  
  • If the class is selected for possible inclusion in our program we will contact you to schedule an in-person meeting.  

Have an idea for a class or workshop?

To suggest a class or workshop topic, please email the Community Education office. 

Class Proposal Form