Going far beyond the map

Geography studies at COCC explore cultures, climates and connections

The jungle is no place to swing a baseball bat. When Mick McCann teaches his … Read more

9 reasons why an EarthCruiser EXP is your gateway to adventure

The Bend-based company is gearing up for a 3,000-mile rally through Mexico.

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Mechanics of the mind

COCC’s psychology program creates an immersive learning environment to take students to the next level

Travis Bickle likely suffered from a misdiagnosis. That’s the character played by Robert De Niro … Read more

The learning journey of massage

Combining science and ancient traditions, licensed massage therapy training at COCC creates careers with impact

In a softly lit classroom in the Health Careers Center at Central Oregon Community College … Read more

Top 10 reasons to spay or neuter your pet

The Humane Society of the United States cites these reasons to get your pet neutered: … Read more

Time to hunker down? Or get ready to party?

If you’re that hibernating person who looks forward to winter as a time to relax … Read more

Champions of well-being

Exercise science program at COCC coaches students on the world of wellness

Three skeletons roll into a classroom. That’s not the set-up for some groan-inducing punchline, it’s … Read more

Your prescription for the elixir of life

In 1960 I met a man in Miami Beach who changed my life forever: Dr. … Read more

The fine art of basic care

Nursing assistant program at COCC provides a well-rounded approach to the health care field

Up on the third floor of Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Health Careers Center — … Read more

Is your home healthy?

For most of us, our home is our most precious space on the entire planet. … Read more

Fall is in the air

We’ve spent all summer outside ignoring the inside of our homes — except to change … Read more

Data-keepers are the core of care

COCC program trains students for diverse, developing field of Health Information Technology

When the Zika virus suddenly darted across the globe in 2015, uncertainty followed with it. … Read more

Cutting horses, a Western market and more at the fairgrounds

Dont miss the Cascades Futurity and Aged horse cutting competition, through Aug. 19

The Cascades Futurity and Aged horse cutting competition event is well underway at the Deschutes … Read more

The power of manufacturing

The manufacturing program at COCC provides strong tools for building rewarding, hands-on careers

There’s a potent epidemic currently sweeping across the nation — and the cure is, quite … Read more

Bringing premier cutting events back to Oregon roots

A lot of money will be up for grabs at the Cascades Futurity and Aged … Read more

Get outdoors and start cooking!

The popularity of outdoor kitchens has grown in recent years. Whether situated right outside on … Read more

Mapping a future through the mountains

COCC’s Outdoor Leadership program blends self-reliance, technical skills and citizenship

Early last spring, out on the late-season snowpack that glazed the Three Sisters Wilderness, a … Read more

A world away, in a nearby classroom

COCC broadens horizons with a passion for foreign languages and cultural studies

The freezer in Tim Neville’s house is starting to resemble a faraway land. Inside it, … Read more

Custom bedding — why would anyone spend that much on bedding?!

Custom bedding is what makes your master bedroom feel like it’s yours alone. It’s made … Read more

The many hats of a medical assistant

COCC program equips students for a versatile health care career

Syvenna Godat is starting to feel the pulse of her new career. The Central Oregon … Read more

Dental certificate opens up rewarding career

COCC’s dental assisting program emphasizes hands-on learning, people skills

Getting smiles back on track is the mission of a low-cost dental clinic staged at … Read more

Top 10 remodeling questions

10. How long will it take? Without knowing what is inside your walls (read more … Read more

Training for the tech sector

Future coders and network techs find a range of certificates, degrees at COCC

The data is in. As Central Oregon tech start-ups are gaining traction and established firms … Read more

A prescription for a promising future

COCC preps students for careers in the pharmacy tech field

Things are looking extra healthy in the field of pharmaceuticals. In just the past three … Read more

Home design trends for 2018

Like cars, clothes and food, home design has distinct trends. Here’s what you can expect … Read more

A pop of color … but where?

Sometimes the easiest way to update a dull area in your home is to add … Read more

Smart home applications — luxury or necessity?

We are now in a world of devices. Tablets, smartphones, voice controlled speakers — Alexa, … Read more

Create a functional space where people want to congregate

The back-up camera. A simple addition to the car dash, but it has saved lives, … Read more

Get ready — fall into your coziest bed

Long summer days are giving way to less daylight and the start of that desire … Read more

Powder room pow!

Typically smallest room in the house, the powder room is where you can add the … Read more

Lovin’ your outdoor space: creating a space that flows from inside to out

Summer is short and oh-so-sweet in Central Oregon. We like to make the most of … Read more

Color — how it makes us feel

Why is it when you walk into a room that has that just-right color you … Read more

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