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Each term, Oregon Coast Community College presents a compelling lineup of non-credit, affordable and inspiring Community Education courses. 

Spring 2021 Community Education Lineup  |  April – June, 2021

Basic Car Care

Basic Car Care for Roadside Emergencies

Everyday basic car care for roadside emergencies. Have you ever been stranded with a flat tire? Do you even know what happens under the hood of the car? Living in a rural area where tow trucks and cell service could be miles away, do you know the basics to getting your car and your family safely home or to the shop? Understand the terminology of car mechanics and basic how-to:

The class will cover:

    • How to change a tire
    • How to install chains
    • How to check fluids and tire pressure
    • How to add water safely to the radiator if your car overheats
    • What tools should you have in a roadside emergency kit
    • How to change windshield wiper blades and fluid
    • Identifying the part under the hood
    • How to talk to a mechanic
    • The question you should ask when buying a used car

Instructor: Alan Hamilton
Friday, June 4  |  1 – 4 PM  |  North County CENTER |  $20
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Surf, Sand & Suds: Beers of the Oregon Coast

Surf, Sand & Suds

Lined up end to end, you can fit about 977,000 pint glasses along Oregon’s Central Coast, from Yachats to Tillamook. Come follow the Coast’s pint trail with Oregon Coast Community College’s Community Education program this Spring, for an afternoon’s conversation about the Coast’s beer scene. Instructor Chris Rogers will lead this virtual tour, introducing you to some of the brewers and beers that make the Coast such a coveted destination for beer aficionados across the globe. Schedules permitting, Chris may even be able to bring into the Zoom call some of the pace-setting coastal brewers themselves to discuss their favorites and talk about what 2021 might bring to a pint glass near you.

Instructor: Chris Rogers
Thursday, May 20
3:30 – 5 PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $15
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Mussel Harvesting

Mussel Harvesting in the Cascade Head Marine Protected Area?

Yes, but not in the Marine Reserve.  Join Paul Robertson, Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve Staff Scientist for a Mussel Harvesting class in Lincoln City.  Learn how and where to safely harvest these delectable mollusks, and where not to.  Get up to speed on the boundaries where the Marine Protected Area meets the Marine Reserve, and how the harvest allowances and restrictions are part of the overall research in one of Oregon’s Five Marine Reserves.  Course will also cover important information on understanding the tides, swell conditions, shellfish toxins, and – of course – demonstrate how to sustainably collect your evening’s dinner.

Instructor: Paul Robertson
Saturday, May 1st  |  $20
10:30 AM – Noon  |  live on the beach in lincoln city
Class Limited to 8 Participants
Class subject to cancelation due to surf/weather.
Sorry, class is full. 

Create Your Mandala

Create Your Mandala

Spark your creativity by creating and coloring mandalas. This activity can help you relax, bring the sense of calm into your life and lower anxiety level. (Has there ever been a time more appropriate for taking a relaxing class?) Mandala is a great art form to use for emotional expression, self-healing, and self-exploration. You will design your own art using round objects around your house, or from scratch using colored pencils, pens, markers, oil pastels, crayons, watercolor – and even acrylics. Katia will provide instructions on how to use them. If you can draw a circle and a square you are on the path to creating your own mandala. They can be as complex or as simple as you want them to be. Rediscover your own story by finding your own expression. The process of repetition in your mandala is a relaxing activity. Coloring in a mandala is enjoyed by many people. We will talk about color theory to help you create interesting color combinations, as well as the symbolic meanings of the colors used. We will talk about digital mandalas and apps you could use to create them.  Please have a piece of paper (8”x10” or whatever sizes you have), a graphite pencil, 3 different sizes round objects or a compass, and something to color with.

Instructor: Katia Kyte
Saturday, April 3  |  10 AM – Noon  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $20
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Keyhole Gardening & Spring Planting

Keyhole Gardening and Spring Planting

The African Keyhole Garden utilizes the concepts of composting, water wise gardening and the utilization of minimal space for maximum vegetable production.  The Keyhole Garden is a circular garden with a central composting bin which is also used for watering. The water leaches the nutrients from the compost to the roots of the plants, maximizing their impact and reducing the need for additional fertilizer.  The Keyhole Garden utilizes the principles of composting, water wise gardening, decreasing contaminates into the water table and getting maximum vegetable yield out of a small space. Come see how these principles are applied as you learn how to build, plant, maintain and harvest great bounty from a 6’ circle.

Instructor: Mary Jane Bonelitz
Wednesday (schedule said ‘Thursday’ in error), April 28  |  10 am-Noon   |  $10
(Live tour May 12 in the garden at Lincoln City.)
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Cooking with Steve 2: Oregon Seafood

Cooking with Steve 2: Oregon Seafood! May 6

In the Winter term, Chef Steve Sprague taught his live Zoom cooking class with a focus on Northern Italian Cuisine. For the Spring, his focus is much closer to home!

Instructor: Chef Steve Sprague
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 | Menu HERE
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Plant-Based Lifestyle

Plant-Based Lifestyle: Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet

Imagine if we could make a lifestyle change that would significantly reduce our risk of developing diseases like stroke, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, while potentially eradicating the threat of ~70% of future global pandemics? Now, imagine if this same lifestyle change could also significantly reduce greenhouse gases, decimate air, water, and soil pollution while being the ultimate solution to saving our planet’s fellow species from habitat loss and extinction? Believe it or not, there is a solution and this class will place you on the pathway to good health and a sustainable future.

Instructor: Michael Stout, RPSGT, CCSH
Fridays, April 23 – May 7  |  2-4 PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $35
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Introduction to Yoga

Intro to Yoga

Does yoga seem intimidating? Katia (E-Ryt 200 Yoga Alliance authorized yoga instructor and 12-year yoga practitioner) assures you that yoga is for everyone, and that this class is for you. Over the course of four weeks, you’ll learn the fundamentals of pranayama (breath), meditation and guided relaxation, alignment, and basic yoga poses and transitions, as well as how to customize the poses for your body.

This class is designed to help you establish a consistent daily practice, connect with your body and breath, and to step onto your yoga mat with confidence.

Whether you are brand new to yoga, wanting to step back into a regular practice, or just looking to brush up on breath and alignment fundamentals to manage everyday stress, you’ll find value in this class.

Instructor: Katia Kyte
Wednesdays, May 5 – May 26
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $75
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Sleep Wellness

Sleep Wellness Class: Sleep well, Be well

Each of our bodily systems rely upon our ability to get adequate sleep to function properly. By contrast, quality sleep occurs when we have a functional balance within our bodily systems. Most sleep disorders are symptoms of a disruption within one or more of these systems. This class explores our most common sleep disorders and their origins. By modifying our lifestyle choices, we can achieve a balance between good sleep and overall wellness.

Instructor: Michael Stout, RPSGT, CCSH
Fridays, May 14 – May 21  |  2 – 4 PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $35
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Before the End of Life: Nuts and Bolts

Before the End of Life: Nuts and Bolts

How much planning for the years preceding your death have you really done? Many folks have a will, and most have a game plan in their mind, but too often they have not shared these with family members.  The best deaths instructor Barbara Bush has seen are when the business of end of life is taken care of by the individual in question.  Information to be covered includes property decisions, material goods, executorships, celebrations, getting family involved with joy and lightheartedness, and more, in this open-format course.

Instructor: Barbara Bush
Tuesdays, April 13 – April 20  |  1 – 3 PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $30
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Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts

Estate Plans: Wills and Trusts

Will your estate plan cause hurt and dissension in your family? This short course will address fundamental issues involved in creating an effective estate plan.  The class teaches you the strategies needed for effective management of your assets as you age (including during periods of incapacity), and guidelines for the appropriate disposition of assets upon death.  Content of the class involves a discussion of the use of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives.  We will also consider questions of planning that include IRA’s and other retirement assets.

Instructor: Brian Haggerty
Tuesdays, April 13 – April 27  |  9 AM – 11 AM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $35
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Business Classes: Buying Happiness: Personal Sales Strategy

Buying Happiness

Jesse Dolin

Jesse Dolin

Personal sales strategy for artists, gallery salespeople, and others

Everyone wants to buy, but no one wants to be sold.  This course will offer tips and techniques to help drive sales and close more deals, with a focus on the ultimate customer experience.  We will be joined by several of Hawaii’s top Gallery Directors, visiting virtually to share best practices and field questions. Although there will be a focus on art sales, this course will benefit anyone interested in closing more sales, regardless of your business type.

Instructor: Jesse Dolin
Wednesdays, May 12 & 19
5:30 – 7:30 PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $30
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Business Classes: Emotional Intelligence: Crank up your EQ

Crank Up Your EQ:Stewart Brannen
Emotional Intelligence

More than ever, drawing upon the skills and knowledge of emotional intelligence (EQ) can importantly assist all of us in our personal and professional lives.  Please join Stewart Brannen, a Certified Intentional Leadership Coach, as he puts a human face on EQ, and navigates course participants through focusing on higher levels of self awareness, that in turn, lead directly to better management of personal interactions and social relationships.  Course participants will learn about the four key elements of EQ, and be shown effective techniques of how to better understand and manage emotions in everyday life and in difficult situations.  Attendees will walk away with a much deeper appreciation of how to connect within the world we live in, and with themselves.

Instructor: Stewart Brannen
Tuesday, May 4
3-5pm  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $25
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Business Classes: Introduction to Mobile Marketing

An Introduction to Mobile Marketing

If you’ve ever been checking the weather or reading your favorite online news source and have wondered who selected the ads you see at the top and middle of your phone’s screen, this workshop is for you. Are you curious to know how advertisers know where – and who – you are? Is a digital advertising campaign targeting mobile devices and desktop computers right for your business? Join this conversation with Dave Price, OCCC Vice President of Engagement & Entrepreneurship, as he introduces fun-to-say topics such as “geofencing” and “website conquesting,” and talks about local, real-world experience, including case studies of two recent Oregon Coast Community College marketing campaigns using tactics such as these. One of these campaigns is actually underway as this publication goes to press.

Note: Businesses that have run their own digital mobile marketing campaigns are encouraged to share with the group. What went wrong? What worked well? We look forward to learning from you, too!

Instructor: DAVE PRICE
NOON-2PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $10
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Business Classes: Wave Apps

Get Stoked About Bookkeeping, with WaveApps

Discover this free solution to your business bookkeeping needs

Have you been doing your books by hand, on a spreadsheet or not at all? Is QuickBooks too expensive or too complicated for your small business? WaveApps is a free, online, cloud-based solution for small business owners. This class will cover WaveApps services such as generating the reports needed for loans, taxes, and business performance evaluation. WaveApps works with your checking account with direct downloads from most banks. WaveApps offers two mobile apps that work from mobile devices, allowing you to process receipts on the road, invoice on the job site, and take credit cards for a fee of 2.9%, plus 30 cents. Don’t leave another job site without leaving behind the invoice or collecting a payment. There are no monthly fees for WaveApps, and it is cloud based, so you needn’t be stressed about that old computer you plan to back up … someday.   

Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Friday, April 9
9AM – Noon  |  Central Campus Newport  |  $35
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Business Classes: Advanced Facebook Marketing

Advanced Facebook MarketingFacebook Logo

Get Better Luck Spending Your Ad Bucks with Zuck!

Take this course if you have a Facebook business page – and especially if you’ve noticed a drop in the engagement of fans and organic reach of your content of late.  If you feel like you are talking to an empty vacuum in cyberspace, you’re not alone. With the constant changes in Facebook algorithms, attracting, keeping, and engaging fans on a business page is a constant struggle – one that can exhaust your time, your money – and your patience. This workshop will cover some of the methods and strategies big businesses are using on Facebook. We will cover time-saving tips and tricks, as well has how to generate reasons for engagement, and even how to reward customers who engage with and share your content. Learn how to provide content that is valuable and builds customer relationships, and how to be heard above the noise. This class will highlight changes in social media platforms like:

  1. •Which analytics you need to watch and interpret?
  2. Facebook target marketing
  3. Instagram and Facebook stories
  4. Facebook shop and Facebook Events app
  5. Facebook Strategy moving forward with the Algorithm changes
  6. Content management and time-saving tricks

Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Friday, May 7  |  9AM-Noon  |  NEWPORT CAMPUS  |  $35
Tuesday, May 11  |  9AM – Noon  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $35
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Business Classes: Real Estate Broker's License

Become a Real Estate Broker

Have you tried studying independently (and alone) for your Real Estate Broker’s License test? All too often, independent study grinds on for months and months longer than you planned. This class is designed to keep you and your classmates on track, week in and week out, as you work as a group and independently towards preparing to successfully take your Real Estate Broker License test. Start in April and take your test before the end of Spring! There are definitely cheaper independent study programs available. This course, though, proves the reliable axiom that one gets what one pays for. The first class will start Thursday, April 8 and will meet each Thursday night from 5:30-8:30 for 10 weeks. June 10 will be the last Thursday class, and there will be one Saturday class on June 12 from 9-5. The Saturday class is a review day.

Instructor: Janda Fleming
Thursdays & Saturday, April 8 – June 10 + June 12
5:30 – 8:30 PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $600
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Business Classes: Real Estate Property Manager

Real Estate Property Management License

This course introduces the Oregon real estate property manager to licensing laws and rules including statutes within ORS696 pertaining to property management and OAR863. The course is designed to get you prepared to take the State of Oregon Property Manager License Exam. This is the fastest way to qualify to take the exam, which covers the role of property managers, tenant relations, fair housing, lease agreements and more. You must attend all evening class sessions and have online capacity to complete the self-study portion of this course. Students who pass this course are prepared to take the proctored Oregon Property Manager License exam, which is a required step to becoming a licensed property manager through the State or Oregon. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe real estate laws and rules that protect the Oregon consumer in need of property management services provided by a licensed property manager. This course is taught by an experienced Property Manager. For additional information call 503-551-4467. All materials provided.

Instructor: Julia Jaure
Tuesdays, April 13 – May 25
6 – 8 PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $550
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Business Classes: Build Your YouTube Channel

Even if you think of ‘TikTok’ as the sound a clock makes, and ‘Twitch’ as what a rabbit’s nose does…

You can build a YouTube Channel

Do you want to increase YouTube views and subscribers, but you aren’t sure where to start? Are you in search of tips and tactics that will help build brand awareness through creative and effective YouTube strategies? This class will offer insight into an array of YouTube features, strategies, and more. Learn how to increase views and subscribers through the content of your videos and strategic use of YouTube features. We will also cover SEO, best practices, end screens, YouTube cards and more.

Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Friday, April 30
9AM – Noon  |  North County, Lincoln City  |  $35
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Business Classes: Google Analytics

Google Analytics FundamentalsMisty Lambrecht

Learn how to use Analytics to really analyze, not just report. We’ll cover how to set up goals, track conversions, create reports and more. This training will explore features like data comparisons, annotations, secondary dimensions, filters, and links. You’ll leave knowing how to drill deeper into your data to get valuable marketing insights. Learn How to get ROI from your analytics. You spend a lot of time on your website – let this class teach you:

  1. How to Setup Google Analytics
  2. Acquisition Reports
  3. Conversion Reports
  4. Using the data to improve your website

Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Tuesday, May 11
2-5 PM  |  Live Via Zoom  |  $35
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Business Classes: Doing Business in Lincoln County

Doing Business in Lincoln County

An introduction to business formation, licensing, registration, marketing, and operations. The course is a mix of general start-up information and specific considerations for Oregon Coast businesses

Instructor: Wendy Ludwig

Wendy Ludwig

Tuesday, May 11  |  Noon-1:30PM  |  Live via Zoom  |  $35
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Business Classes: Financial Statements: What are they good for?

Financial Statements:
What are They Good For?

If you run a business but do not have a good understanding of your financial statements, this class is for you.  These three reports paint the financial picture of your company, help you evaluate past performance, and plan for the future:

  1. Balance Sheet
  2. Income Statement (also called Profit & Loss Statement)
  3. Statement of Cash Flows

We will go over what these reports mean, in plain English. Bring your own financial statements, if you have them, and get your questions answered.  Discover a how financial statements can be used to drive business success.

Instructor: Wendy Ludwig
Tuesday, May 18  |  Noon-1:30PM  |  Live via Zoom  |  $35
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