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Anna Cole
Community Education and Workforce Development

541-888-7328
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Office: Dellwood Hall, Room 7

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Are you looking for affordable and fun classes? Southwestern's Community Education & Workforce Development department offers a variety of life-long learning and personal exploration opportunities to enrich your life.

We offer classes at both of our beautiful campuses in Coos Bay and Brookings. All of our Community Education courses are noncredit. Whether you are looking for an art class or need to get your flagger certification card, we’ve got you covered. Our instructors are highly qualified individuals from our very own communities.

Winter Term Classes start January 4, 2021.

To register for a class call or email the Student First Stop Center:

Coos: 541-888-7352
[email protected]

Curry: 541-813-1667
[email protected]

ONLINE COOKING CLASSES

Classes include a food supply box that participants pick up at OCCI the day before each class from 3 to 5 pm.
We have a no-contact procedure and face coverings are required.
All classes are conducted live using Zoom, 11am to 2 pm. Each class: $75 unless otherwise noted.


CRT 0105 65 BLISSFUL BRUNCH
Hone your skills to create a perfectly blissful brunch. Recipes to be covered include Smoked Pork Salad Roll with a BBQ Dipping Sauce; Green Chili Chilaquiles; Turkey Bacon Monte Cristo with Truffle Chips and served with Honey, Jelly and Cream; and Chocolate Pot De Crème.
Instructor: Randy Torres
Day: Sat 12/5

CRT 0102 65 PIZZA PIZZAZZ
Learn the basics of making delicious pizzas! Explore shaping the pizza dough and using flavor combinations that will put that pizzazz in your pizza.
Instructor: Randy Torres
Day: Sat 1/9

CRT 0145 65 THE SECRET’S IN THE SAUCE!
Do you want to learn how to make a killer sauce to compliment any meal? In this course you will learn to make a variety of sauces that Chef Torres has chosen to explore. The possibilities range from the five classical grand sauces that are the basis for most other sauces: béchamel, velouté, brown or espagnole sauce, tomato sauce, and hollandaise.
Instructor: Randy Torres
Day: Sat 1/30

CRT 0180 75 VALENTINE'S MEAL
– Demonstration ONLY
In this demonstration you’ll learn what you need to know to cook and present a delicious Valentine's day meal for two. This is demonstration only, there is no ingredient box.
Instructor: Randy Torres
Day: Sat 2/6
Special Price: $35
There will be an option to purchase a food supply box the week of Feb. 8 in order to cook the Valentines meal. Attendance at the demonstration is not required to purchase the ingredients box, recipes will be included. Call OCCI at 541-888-7309 to arrange for a box. Proceeds from the ingredient boxes will go to the OCCI Competition Cooking Team.

CRT 0107 65 THE MYSTERY OF SOURDOUGH
Chef Gaudette will guide you through the mysterious process that it takes to care for a sourdough start and create amazing bread in this hands on class. Along your journey Chef will break it down to understandable basics so that you can continue to create delicious sourdough bread in your own kitchen.
Instructor: Chelsea Gaudette
Day: Sat 2/20

CRT 0140 65 SOUP DU JOUR
This class will explore a surprise soup chosen by Chef Torres. The soup will either be a clear or thick soup. Clear soups include flavored stocks, broths, and consommés, and include soups such as chicken noodle soup and French onion soup. Thick soups include cream and purée soups, such as bisques or cream of tomato soup.
Instructor: Randy Torres
Day: Sat 2/27

CRT 0101 65 JUST DESSERTS
In this hands on class you will receive expert instruction on creating Chef Torres’ chosen menu of truly tempting desserts that will take your meal to the next level. You’ll want to add these new skills and menus to your cooking repertoire.
Instructor: Randy Torres
Day: Sat 3/13

ONLINE COMMUNITY CLASSES

Online courses are accessed through mylakerlink.socc.edu.
After registering, log into myLakerLink and click on eLearning Courses under Quick Links for access to your class.

SPECIAL INTEREST

CRT 0180 65 KOMBUCHA BREWING 101
What is fermentation and why is it so popular? Get your questions answered about the new craze for Kombucha. Observe the process of brewing Kombucha and end up with a starter culture of your own! Learn tips, tricks, and some science from long-time Kombucha enthusiast Ciera Milkewicz.
Location: Online - On Demand Cost: $35

NEW GS 0150 65 EVERYDAY WEATHER
This course will cover the basics of several aspects of weather, including global atmospheric circulations, fronts, cloud types, precipitation formation, and how to interpret readily internet-available weather charts, radar and satellite imagery.
Instructor: Brenda Belongie
Location: Live Online Zoom Day: Sat 1/9-2/6 Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Cost: $59

NEW MISC 0371 65 CANINE TRAINING
This course is designed to provide the owner/handler with the tools necessary to train and handle canines in a safe and controlled manner. We will address canine behavior and exercise/physical agility.
Instructor: Carol Casmier Location: Online - On Demand Dates: 1/4-2/26 Cost: $129

WR 0105 95 CREATIVE WRITING & STORY WORLDS
This course introduces the theory, techniques, and practice of fiction writing. It emphasizes the short story. Part of the term is spent reading and analyzing published work in terms of writing techniques such as characterization, scene, dialogue, thematic content, and structure. Part of each week is spent analyzing and critiquing student writing. Instructor: Laec Christensen
Location: Online - On Demand Cost: $105

WR 0100 65 WRITING YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Who better to tell your story than YOU? Learn how to put together all of your stories into a book. Your autobiography is sure to be something cherished. Instruction will include method, style, and organization. You will collaborate with your classmates and the instructor in class in order to develop writing techniques. Instructor: Sally Harrold
Location: Live Online Zoom  Day: Mon  Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm  Cost: $105

FITNESS

NEW PE 0237 65 DANCE AROUND THE WORLD
In this class you will explore the cultures of different countries through dance. Each week you will learn about different countries unique music and dance in traditional styles. This class is great for all ages and abilities, and can even be done from a chair. No partner is necessary. Instructor: Stacy Rose
Location: Live Online Zoom Day: Wed Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Cost: $55

PE 0503 65 PILATES® EXERCISE
Pilates® is a body conditioning routine that helps build flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It puts emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core, as well as improving coordination and balance. Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck
Location: Online - On Demand  Cost: $100.50

PE 0535 65 DANCE FITNESS
Dance Fitness fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an addictive dance-fitness class. The course utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. Inspired by fun and upbeat dance music, using a variety of dance styles in the routines. Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck
Location: Online - On Demand  Cost: $100.50

PE 0506 65 YOGA FOR HEALTH
A more challenging Yoga practice with benefits of restorative and therapeutic results for improved posture, balance, strength, flexibility and stress reduction, while calming and quieting the mind.
Instructor: Linda Laverty
Location: Online - On Demand  Cost: $65

PE 0502 96 BETTER BONES AND BALANCE®
An introduction to Better Bones & Balance®, is an exercise program designed to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and falling. Based on research by the Bone Research Laboratory at Oregon State University, the program utilizes a simple weighted-vest protect bones, slow bone loss, and reduce fall risk by improving balance, muscle strength and power. Instructor: Lisa Reed
Location: Online - On Demand  Cost: $63
Q&A Office Hour: Saturdays via Zoom 10:00am-11:00am

WORKFORCE TRAININGS

IND 4100 65 TRAFFIC CONTROL FLAGGER CERTIFICATION
This training is an ODOT approved, safety training course covering the requirements for flaggers and approved techniques for moving traffic cautiously and consistently through work zones. For ages over 18. Class book included. You will receive necessary credentials for employment upon successful completion. Instructor: Michelle Holifield
Location: Online - On Demand  Cost: $129

CHILD CARE PROVIDER TRAININGS
Childcare provider classes are offered through CARE Connections Child Care Resource & Referral, and are conducted online. Call to inquire and register at 541-888-7957.
The following classes are currently being offered:
● Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Care
Provider Orientation
● Family Child Care Provider Overview
● Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect (RRCAN)
● Introduction to Child Care Health and Safety (ICCHS)


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FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNITY CLASSES

COOS CAMPUS

RE 0100 65 REAL ESTATE BROKER LICENSE COURSE
This course prepares you for the Oregon Real Estate Broker’s License Exam. It’s a hybrid course, live lecture and 150 hours of online study. Call Stacey Harrison for more info at 503-551-4467 or email [email protected] Instructor: Debra Roth
Location: Newmark 201 Cost: $695
Day: Tue 1/5-3/9 Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
A study session will be held Saturday 3/13 from 9:00am-5:00pm in Newmark 201.

HE 0509 65 STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR/AED
This course follows the American Heart Association requirements to prepare the student with knowledge and skills to provide care in first aid, and adult, child, and infant CPR.
Instructor: Tamara Beardsley
Location: Newmark 201 Cost: $60
Day: Saturday 3/20 Time: 8:00am-3:00pm

CURRY CAMPUS

HE 0509 95 STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR/AED
This course follows the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) standards and OSHA requirements to prepare the student with knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to recognize and provide care in first aid, respiratory and cardiac emergencies. American Heart Association cards will be issued upon successful completion of the course.
Instructor: Amber Espinoza
Location: Curry Campus 137A/B Cost: $60
Day: Friday 2/12 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

HE 0533 95 AHA BLS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
This basic life support course teaches healthcare professionals how to perform CPR on victims of all ages, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. American Heart Association cards will be issued upon successful completion of the course.
Instructor: Amber Espinoza
Location: Curry Campus 137A/B Cost: $75
Day: Friday 2/12 Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm

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