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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.

Fall term classes start Monday, September 13, 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]


Check out what the 'Dance Around the World' class has been up to.




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

G 025  VIRTUAL GEOLOGY FIELD TRIPS

These courses highlight the amazing geologic wonders that we are ­surrounded by in Oregon. Courses are online through ­myLakerLink.

G 025CL 01 Crater Lake

G 025AG 01 Agnes

G 025DB 01 Depoe Bay

Instructor: Dr. Ron Metzger

Location: Online-On Demand

Cost: $60

CRT 0180 65  COOKING DEMONSTRATION: KOMBUCHA BREWING 101

What is fermentation and why is it so popular anyway? Get your questions answered about the new craze for Kombucha. Observe the process of brewing Kombucha and go home with a starter culture of your own! You will learn tips, tricks, and some science from long-time Kombucha enthusiast Ciera Milkewicz. 

Location: Online-On Demand

Cost: $45

FITNESS

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: $103.50

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. It is a way of mixing body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps. Inspired by fun and upbeat dance music, using a variety of dance styles in the routines. Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms to help tone and sculpt the body.

Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck

Location: Online-On Demand

Cost: $103.50

PE 0505 65  TURBO KICK

Turbo Kick is a combination of intense kickboxing moves, as well as a unique blend of intense interval strength and endurance training all perfectly choreographed to high energy and motivating music. It’s the ultimate cardiovascular challenge that is perfect for the high-level athlete and the exercise novice. Turbo Kick requires no previous kickboxing experience or equipment. It’s high intensity, fast-paced, and totally addicting!

Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck

Location: Online-On Demand

Cost: $103.50


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Take classes "on the go!" with ed2g

Classes

Online classes start every month and are typically six-weeks long. With 24-hour access to your class, you choose the right time to be engaged. Check out the variety of courses to choose from and complete registration here.

Advanced Career Training

Need more than what can be offered in six-weeks? We have programs ranging in length from 6 to 18 months. Programs offer industry recognized certifications, are self-paced, and include all the materials. Where could your journey take you? Check out this video. Investigate the variety of training programs to choose from and complete registration here.

FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNITY CLASSES

Students participating in a face-to-face community class will be required to comply with the College's COVID-19 safety protocols.

COOS CAMPUS

THE ARTS

ART 0257 65  CERAMICS BASICS

Explore in a studio setting the art of working in clay. In this course, students are guided to develop skills with hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. Perfect for beginning and intermediate potters.

Instructor: Annie Pollard Location: Eden 5 Cost: $129

Day: Tue Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

SPECIAL INTEREST

HD 0964  INTERPERSONAL PROBLEM SOLVING

This is a 16-week program supported by The SAFE Project for Coos County providing people with information on how to build healthy relationships with significant others, children, friends, co-workers and others. Registration is by appointment only. A fee of $50.00 is due at the appointment time and covers registration, workbook and class materials. A fee of $15.00 per class is due at each class. To schedule an appointment contact Chuck Stepping at 541-808-7436.  

COOKING

CRT 0127 01  CULINARY BOOTCAMP

This immersive two-day course begins with fundamentals such as knife skills and scaling and ends with hands on learning of cooking techniques used in the culinary world. This course is ideal for anyone who takes delight in expanding their culinary knowledge to elevate their presentation. Recipes covered will be shared with students to create again at home.     

Instructor: Randy Torres

Location: OCCI 121 Cost: $159

Day: Sat 10/16 & Sun 10/17 Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

CRT 0129 01  VEGAN COOKING

What is more beautiful that the vibrant colors of nature made fruits and vegetables? We’ll cover the benefits, sourcing, variety, basic flavor combinations, and amazing recipes that will leave you yearning for more.  Gain new ideas and share thoughts with your expert Chef.       

Instructor: Laura Williams

Location: OCCI 121 Cost: $85

Day: Sat 10/30 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

CRT 0133 01  BAKING BOOTCAMP

This immersive two-day course begins with fundamentals such as recipes, ingredients, measuring, and scaling and ends with hands on baking techniques used in the baking world. This course is ideal for anyone who takes delight in creating an array of baked goods and expanding their knowledge to produce delightful treats. Recipes covered will be shared with students to create again at home. Instructor: Chelsea Gaudette

Location: OCCI 128 Cost: $159

Day: Sat 11/13 & Sun 11/14 Time: 9:00am-1:00pm

FITNESS & RECREATION

PE 0523 65  PICKLEBALL

Develop the knowledge and skills to play the sport of Pickleball! Technical skills include forehand and backhand ground strokes, volleys, serves, lobs, overheads, dinks, and proper footwork. Students learn the fundamental rules, basic strategies, and court positioning for singles and doubles play.

Instructor: Jason Cash

Location: Rec Center Gym & Tennis Courts Cost: $39

Days: 9/13-10/22 Wed Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm

PE 0517 65  JUDO

Designed to guide students through basic skill development in the fundamentals, all the way through the advanced skills and techniques of Judo. Students develop knowledge and understanding of Judo and the benefits towards implementing it as an ideal form of physical exercise, character building and a reliable system of self-defense.

Instructor: Rob Schab

Location: Prosper Hall Mat Room 3 Cost: $75

Days: Tue, Thur Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

PE 0201 65  BELLY DANCE

Belly Dance has long been admired as a form of dance that is sensual, exciting, uplifting, healing, and fun! This class gives you the understanding of basic belly dance technique, posturing, language, move execution and it helps you to build necessary strength. Instructor: Zendra Tams

Location: Rec Center 131 Cost: $85

Days: Mon Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm

 

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