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


Fall 2020 Courses

 

Gardening on the Oregon Coast  |  DELAYED

Get ready to winterize … and plant winter crops. Join Oregon Coast Gardener extraordinaire Joanne Daschel as she leads you though the steps you should take to get the most out of your garden this winter – not to mention next spring and summer. 

FREE | To be rescheduled due to Echo Mtn. Fire Complex situation,. 

Questions? Email tonia.anderson@oregoncoast.edu.

Here’s our lineup of Fall-term courses. Most offered live via Zoom, while some are delivered in-person, with proper social distancing and cleaning protocols in place. 

Basic Car Care for Roadside Emergencies

Basic Car Care for Roadside EmergenciesFixing a car

This course covers 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? Living in a rural area where tow trucks and cell service could be miles away, do you know the basics of how to get your car and your family safely home or to the shop? Learn to understand the terminology of car mechanics and:

• 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

• Which tools should you have in a roadside emergency kit?

• How to change windshield wiper blades and fluid

• Identifying the parts under the hood

• How to talk to a mechanic

• Questions to ask when buying a used car

INSTRUCTOR: ALAN HAMILTON
FRIDAY, 1-4PM | OCT. 9 ● $20
(WEATHER PERMITTING, ALTERNATE DATE OCT. 16)
NORTH COUNTY CENTER LINCOLN CITY
HELD OUTDOORS. Please bring face covering.
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Before the End of Life: Nuts & Bolts

Before the End of Life: The Nuts & Bolts

Has your planning been … lagging? 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 whether they have shared these with family members is often – ‘No,’” says instructor Barbara Bush. “The best deaths I have seen are when the business of end of your life is taken care of by you! Information on property decisions, material goods, executorships, celebrations, getting your family involved with joy and lightheartedness….and so many more topics will be covered in this open format course.”

INSTRUCTOR: BARBARA BUSH
MONDAYS, OCT 12 – OCT 19, 1 -3 PM | $30
NORTH COUNTY CENTER LINCOLN CITY
MONDAYS, OCT 26 – NOV 2, 5:30 – 7:30 PM | $30
CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS NEWPORT
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Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve

Living & Working in the UNESCO Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve

cascade head viewed from salmon river

Cascade Head Biosphere

Did you know we have a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site right here on the Central Oregon Coast? Originally established in 1976, the Cascade Head Biosphere Reserve was reauthorized and expanded in 2017. It now includes not only the iconic headland, but the Salmon River and its estuary, the forested uplands, the Pacific Ocean out three nautical miles including the Cascade Head Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Areas, plus most of Lincoln City and Otis. Join Paul Robertson, Project and Communications Manager, for an immersion into the history and current status of the area as we look to the future of Oregon’s one and only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL ROBERTSON, MSC
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
THURSDAYS, OCT 8, 3:30 – 5 PM | FREE
Live via ZOOM
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Digital Cameras: The Basics

Digital Cameras: The Basics

Learn about the use of the mode dial, and the different menus. Learn the meaning of the camera icons and how to use them properly to take different types of photos. Learn how to transfer photographs to a computer. Learn basic photographic composition and the types of creative uses of a digital camera for taking portraits, landscapes, wildlife photography, documentation of current events and much more. This is the perfect course for the brand-new beginner, of any age.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS
TUE & THUR + SAT FIELD TRIP,
OCT 6 – Oct 15, 5-7 PM
$30 | ZOOM + FIELD TRIP
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Digital Cameras: Beyond the Basics

Digital Cameras: Beyond the Basics

This class is for those who want to learn more about their Digital Single-Lens Reflex (DSLR) interchangeable lens camera.  In this class, settings such as Program, Aperture, Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual modes will be explored.  We’ll also cover f/stop, exposure, shutter speed, white balance, and bracketing, plus organization of photos after a shoot. The class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip/photo shoot to practice all the topics covered in class. Students will provide their own transportation and meet at the shoot location.

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL CALKINS
TUE & THUR + SAT FIELD TRIP
OCT 20 – OCT 29, 5-7 PM | $30 | ZOOM + FIELD TRIP
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Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts

Estate Planning: 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.  We will also consider questions of planning that include IRA’s and other retirement assets.

INSTRUCTOR: BRIAN HAGGERTY
TUESDAYS, OCT 6 – OCT 20, 9-11 AM | $35 | ZOOM
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Guitar

Beginning and Intermediate Guitar
Playing GUitar

Beginning and intermediate students will receive group instruction as well as one-on-one instruction at times, according to musical interests and level of ability. This method keeps students interested, which is key to maintain motivation. Note: COVID-19 reduces the number of students that can be placed in this popular class. Pro tip: register soon!

INSTRUCTOR: RICHARD PARIS
THURSDAYS, OCT 1 – DEC 10, 6 – 8 PM | $75
NO CLASS NOV 26 | NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY
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Health-Promoting Lifestyle & Nutrition

Health-Promoting Lifestyle & Nutrition 

It is never to late to improve your life by adapting to a health-promoting lifestyle and improved nutrition.

Series Topics:

• Discover the 9 pillars of health and longevity.
• Lifestyle diseases learn how to alleviate symptoms with nutrition.
• Chemicals learn why GMO & Non-organic matter.
• Excitotoxins; the what, the where, – and why they matter.
• The science of Epigenetics – learn that you are not a victim of your DNA.
• Macro’s and Micro’s, a simple solution to find balance.
• A healthy mind = a healthy body.
• Honoring vs exploiting the body.
• Movement: find your joy!=
• Organization, preparation and batch cooking fundamentals for success.

INSTRUCTOR: TERESA DENLINGER
HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST, WRITER, SPEAKER, HOLISTIC HEALTH MENTOR
FOUNDER, ZOE MENTOR MINISTRIES
MON & WED, SEP 28 – OCT 28, 3:00 – 5:00 PM | $75 | Delivered via ZOOM
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Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet

Healthy Diet, Healthy Planet: Live a Plant-Based Lifestyle

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 – and 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
THURSDAYS, OCT 8-OCT 22,
5:30 – 7:30 PM | $35
CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS NEWPORT
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Mandalas with Katia Kyte

Create Your Mandala

Katia Kyte

Katia Kyte

Spark your creativity by creating and coloring mandalas. This activity can help you relax, bring a sense of calm into your life and lower your anxiety level. Mandala is a great tool to use for emotional expression, self-healing, and self-exploration. Design your own art with provided stencils or templates – 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. The group will talk about color theory to help you create interesting color combinations, as well as the symbolic meanings of the colors used.  Each person should be prepared at home with paper, paint, pen, compass, ruler, and old clothes to paint in. 

INSTRUCTOR: KATIA KYTE
SATURDAY, OCT. 10, 11AM-NOON
$20 | ZOOM
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Photography: DLSR Camera Basics

DSLR Camera Basics

If you are new to a Digital Single Reflex camera or want to learn more about your camera, this is the class for you.

Session1

Students will bring their camera, tripod and camera manuals. They will have hands on practice in the following areas: Camera modes, image quality settings, shutter releases, focusing modes, area of the frame, flash modes, white balance, metering modes, the exposure triangle and histograms. If the weather permits the last hour will practice at a nearby park.

Session 2

This will be critique of at least three photos the students taken the week after session 1

INSTRUCTOR: JEFF COX
MONDAY, OCT 5 – OCT 12, 2 – 5 PM | $35
MONDAY, NOV 2 – NOV 9, 2 – 5 PM | $35
SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, WALDPORT
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Sleep Wellness: Sleep Well, Be Well

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 bodily 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
THURSDAYS, OCT 29-NOV 5, 5:30 – 7:30 PM | $35
CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS NEWPORT
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Zen Meditation - CLOSED

Zen Meditation

Just below the chatter of our minds lies the deep pool of tranquility. Do you know it? Would you like to? The meditation that will be taught in this course has its roots in Zen practice. In our everyday lives we see how complex modern life can be, and how we need to have a place to relax and catch our breath sometimes. Participants will learn that this place of rest already exists in our own bodies. The most important point in this class is to learn how to simply sit, be comfortable, and be restful. It’s a skill you’ll use forever.

INSTRUCTOR: JOE ARMENIO
MONDAYS, OCT 5 – OCT 26, 6 – 7:30 PM | $35
CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS, NEWPORT
Sorry, class is closed.

 

Fall Fitness Courses

Register for safe, socially distant (some even outside!) fitness courses through Lincoln City Parks and Recreation. Click here to visit the P&R Facebook Page. Questions? Call us any time, at 541-994-2131.

 


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Your instructors will be providing you with links to the online Course Evaluation Form, or one will be emailed to you. Your feedback is important to both your instructor and to the College. Please take a few short minutes to complete the form and help to ensure that we continue to provide the quality education that meets the needs of our students and community. Thank you!


DISABILITIES

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities throughout the College community. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our philosophy is to maximize your independence and self-reliance, providing a variety of support options to assist you in achieving your educational and/or vocational objectives. To receive services, you must submit documentation of your disabling condition(s) to the Dean of Students. To initiate support services, please contact the Dean of Students at 541-867-8511 or Chris Ousley. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Interim Dean of Students, Chris Ousley  or Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht  

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at:
400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366. 

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