Over the past 60 years, the COCC Community Learning Center has grown from a grassroots program to a huge multidirectional program that enriches the community.
Jerry Schultz with the Center says they offer all kinds of classes from workplace development - to personal enrichment. "The classes that maybe we wish we would’ve taken back when we were in school, but didn't have time. We have a huge variety of art classes, personal enrichment. We also have a lot of professional development, where people need to keep their license up to date to build new skills. We’ve got a very popular management academy going on right now that helps people to get certified in that area."
Schultz says classes are held in Bend, Redmond, Madras and Prineville.
About 7000 students of the 17,000 enrolled at COCC are part of the Community Learning Program.