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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.

SUMMER TERM CLASSES ARE FREE!

Register now. Classes start June 21, 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. Join us summer term when you can try the class out for free!



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.

Please register by noon on the Wednesday before your desired class. This helps us order adequate amounts for the food supply boxes. All classes are conducted live using Zoom, 11am to 2 pm.

CRT 0115 65  SUMMER ENTERTAINING
As the weather gets warmer it’s time to heat up your grill and get cooking outdoors with some great summer foods. Your expert chef will share some of their favorite summer time fare using some of the season’s best products. Learn the art of Grilled Mango-Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Lemon Lime Chicken, refreshing Tomato Watermelon Salad and other summer classics.
Instructor: Randy Torres
Day: Sat 7/10

CRT 0117 65  FALL IS IN THE AIR
The fall season is just around the corner and your expert chef
wants you to be prepared. The chill in the air will demand some
warming comfort food to come from your kitchen. Join us as we
explore some of the classic dishes that will help you brave
the cool times ahead.
Instructor: Randy Torres
Day: Sat 8/21


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

ENG 0105 65  SHAKESPEARE
This course introduces students to the plays of William Shakespeare. Explore and examine major themes and genres (such as comedy, romance, tragedy and history) present within his plays through discussion posts and close-reading exercises. Students will get to know main characters, understand plot structure and learn how to interpret his plays. This course is designed to engage students in riveting and educational discussion to increase their understanding and awareness of the major elements present in Shakespeare’s work.
Instructor: TyAna Brown
Location: Online-On Demand

FITNESS

PE 0503 65  PILATES®
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

PE 0535 65  DANCE FITNESS
Dance Fitness fuses fitness, entertainment and culture into an addictive dance-fitness class. The course utilizes the principles of interval and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning, and total body toning. It’s 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

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. It’s high intensity, fast-paced, and totally addicting!
Instructor: Melissa Loudenbeck
Location: Online - On Demand

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

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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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

COOS CAMPUS

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: SWOCC Soccer Field
Day: Wed
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm

HE 0509  STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR/AED
This American Heart Association 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.
Instructor: Mike Will
Location: Newmark 201

HE 0509 71 Day: Saturday 7/31 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0509 72 Day: Saturday 8/21 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

HE 0533  AHA BLS HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
This American Heart Association 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.
Instructor: Mike Will
Location: Newmark 201

HE 0533 65 Day: Tuesday 7/20 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0533 66 Day: Thursday 7/22 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0533 67 Day: Tuesday 7/27 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0533 68 Day: Thursday 7/29 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0533 69 Day: Tuesday 8/3 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0533 70 Day: Thursday 8/5 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0533 71 Day: Tuesday 8/10 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0533 72 Day: Thursday 8/12 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

CURRY CAMPUS

WR 0105 95 CREATIVE WRITING & STORY WORLDS
This course introduces the theory, techniques, and practice of fiction writing to the beginning student. It emphasizes the short story. Part of the term is spent reading and analyzing published work in terms of such writing techniques as characterization, scenes, dialogue, thematic content, and structure. Writing exercises, both to take home and to do in the classroom, complement these discussions, and are critiqued. Part of each week is spent in discussion, where works are analyzed and critiqued through class and instructor participation.
Instructor: Laec Christensen
Location: Curry Campus 118
Day: Thursday
Time: 3:00pm-4:55pm

HE 0509  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
HE 0509 95 Day: Wed 6/2 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0509 96 Day: Wed 8/4 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

HE 0533  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
HE 0533 95 Day: Tue 7/13 Time: 8:30am-12:30pm
HE 0533 96 Day: Wed 8/4 Time:12:30am-4:30pm

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