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Columbia Gorge Community College

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3D Printing Fundamentals
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3D Printing Fundamentals


with Lindsey Hegemann

Good news! The future is here. 3D printing technology is incredible and you can learn how to harness it to bring your creative ideas to life! In this class you'll be learning about several different types of 3D printers, their strengths and weaknesses, and learning how to work on your own digital 3D designs. You'll practice on the variety of 3D printers at CGCC, and by the end, you will walk away with a unique print of your very own design.It is recommended but not required that you bring a laptop and three-button mouse for this course. It is also recommended that you download Blender, a free 3D modeling program that we will use for basic design and model alteration.

Learning Language Lab
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Learning Language Lab


with Theresa Rocha

This is a class that uses everyday conversation for communicating with work, friends and family to learn how to speak a second language. Many aspects of basic life functions will be taught through learning, such as things like beginning computers, conversational travel, exchanging food prep and much more. Mondays will be in person. Thursdays will be over Zoom. For more information, contact Tree Rocha at (541) 506-6083 or

Please note the location of this course has changed to 3.328.

Esta es una clase que utiliza la conversación diaria para comunicarse en el trabajo, y con amigos y familiares que decean aprender a hablar un segundo idioma. Muchos aspectos de las funciones básicas de la vida se enseñarán a través del aprendizaje, tal como utilizar computadoras, viajes conversacionales, intercambiar preparación de alimentos y mucho más. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Tree Rocha al (541) 506-6083 o

Language learning courses are in high demand by many community members, but not always affordable. In order to help those that cannot afford these classes, we gladly accept donations for tuition coverage for these courses. For more information, please contact Ken Talley at (541) 506-6031.

Beginning Welding
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Beginning Welding


with Tim Schacher

Calendar Current session started Sep 25, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Introduces the operation of equipment and tools used in standard welding and manufacturing shops. Identifies procedures, practices and skills used by welders including commonly used welding machines and the equipment used to cut and finish material.

Pottery for Beginners
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Pottery for Beginners


with Chris Bolton

Calendar Current session started Sep 25, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Develop your pottery skills by taking this class! It’s a chance to spread your wings and create with clay. This class is for beginning potters and covers levels of hand-building and wheel-throwing technique working with cone 6, mid-range clay and glazes with instruction in both. The first bag of clay is included. No discounts or waivers.

The Art of Storytelling
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The Art of Storytelling


with Nancy Turner

Calendar Current session started Sep 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Stories and folk tales provide a kaleidoscope of wisdom. They are like an owners' manual on how to be a wise human being. There's something special about telling a story versus reading it. This class is an introduction to those who want to develop the storyteller within. Working with stories from around the world, you will learn basic storytelling techniques. There is no memorization! This is not a drama class. It is for people interested in exploring themes and symbolic meanings in stories for adults. You will learn to identify themes in stories. Most importantly, you will learn how to tell a story with confidence to anyone. You will work with wisdom-based tales for midlife and elder tales.

Please note the location of this class has changed to 3.328.

Aikido Basics


with Kaser

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 26, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Are you looking to improve your strength, balance and flexibility while having fun? Aikido is a traditional martial art that blends the principles of self-protection with respect for the strengths and limitations of your body. More active than Tai Chi, and easier on the joints than Judo, Aikido is a martial art that is practical and enjoyable across many age groups and fitness levels. This class will teach you the basic movement patterns and techniques used in all of Aikido, as well as how to take the forward and backward rolls that keep you safe while training. Minors, ages 14-17 are permitted to enroll and attend as long as they are accompanied by a enrolled guardian at each session. Class/materials fee includes a gi (training uniform). No discounts or waivers.


Please note that this class has been moved to the old bookstore location in Building 1, Room 1.163.

Computer Control Basics


with Storkson

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 26, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 10 weeks

Attention kids: Do you have a pesky brother or sister who always gets into your things? Build your own intruder alarm! This is an electronic sensor that you place near your belongings and it detects the presence of the intruder and sounds an alarm to frighten them away. In the process you will learn electronics technology and skills you can use anywhere in the world. This can be as simple or sophisticated as you want to be progressing all the way to digital logic, microprocessors and even AI (artificial intelligence)”. Adults are also encouraged to attend to obtain a very useful skillset. Classes are for students age 10 and older. No discounts or waivers for this course.Component kits to make the intruder alarm are available for purchase through the instructor for $50, but are not required to take the course. Purchase of one does allow you to build and keep your very own alarm. Those not wishing to purchase the alarm kit will still leave with the knowledge of how to build one.

Great Highland Bagpipe I


with Rory O'Halloran

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 26, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 11 weeks

Have you ever wanted to learn to play bagpipes? Now is your chance! This is the first of three sessions for learning to play. In this semester students will use the Practice Chanter to learn the basics of grip, scales, fingerings, and tunes, as well as a brief history of bagpipes. We will also learn how to purchase a quality set. Bagpipers spend from 6 to 12 months on a Practice Chanter before transferring those skills to Bagpipes. We will do it in over two semesters. Practice Chanters will be available for students on loan, but you will need to purchase one of your own in order to continue in the succeeding semesters. Register today to start the journey! No discounts or waivers.

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