Winter is often imagined to be a quiet, dreary season. Fortunately, the team at Oregon Coast Community College never got that memo.

This term, the College is offering a wide selection of lively, entertaining, and engaging community education courses – courses available to you and everyone else in the community.

Get fired up about public speaking and being on stage, with our brand-new Improv course. Then, settle back down with a relaxing experience in Zen Meditation.

Learn how to play the penny whistle or perform an Irish Jig, or examine one of the more sobering chapters of all our lives in our new End of Life: Nuts and Bolts workshop.

Explore the biology of local fishes with our new Larval Fish Biology course, taught at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Then, discover the beauty of full-grown fish with the return of our popular Gyotaku fish-printing class.

Our winter term is filled with lots of new and returning classes to keep your Winter fun and informative – from managing your finances, to mastering photography, to learning the ins and outs of fly tying.

Get your creative juices flowing with painting, mosaics, and writing courses, along with many more from which to choose.

Read descriptions of each class offered this Winter here. Registration is available online. Participants can register by phone at 541-996-6222 or in person by visiting OCCC’s North County Center at 3788 SE High School Drive. Note that OCCC will be closed from Dec 24 through Jan. 1, and online registrations received during the break will be confirmed on or after Jan. 2.

If you have expertise and passion about a particular subject you’d like to share in a future community education class, click here for complete instructions on how to submit proposed courses for consideration.