Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

Coconino Community College - Flagstaff

Our Classes

Grown-up Grilled Cheese


with Wally Rande

Calendar Apr 4, 2024 at 5 pm

We all grew up with this timeless classic sandwich; this class takes it to the next level! Each participant will make four different grilled cheese sandwiches that appeal to grown-up tastes. The class will feature ingredients that will bring the class to new and uncharted territory that will offer something for every taste. We will also discuss the best cheeses and bread combinations and tips on the best cooking techniques. Enjoy a sandwich with the group and discuss, and you will have three more sandwiches to bring home! Your class fee includes all supplies and materials...just bring your appetite and taste for something new and exciting!

Wally Rande is both a culinary school graduate and a culinary school chef instructor, with over 12 years of experience managing commercial kitchens and working as a chef in restaurants. He has taught for over 30 years in the renowned School of Hotel & Restaurant Management at Northern Arizona University. As an Associate Professor he has developed and taught classes in management, leadership, customer service, tourism, human resources, cooking, and beverages. He has multiple degrees in Educational Leadership, an MBA, Hospitality Business and Culinary Arts. He has also certifications as a Level 1 Wine Sommelier, and Level 1 Beer Cicerone.

Conscious Aging


with Barbara Shovers

Calendar Apr 8, 2024 at 1:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Conscious Aging involves becoming a wise elder rather than elderly. We strive to live in the present instead of the past with regrets, or the future with anxiety.  The class will focus on the philosophy and skills needed to become a wise elder through life review and harvesting, finding meaning and purpose, and leaving a legacy to future generations. Elderhood is viewed as a time of unparalleled inner growth rather than diminishment. "The thing to do is neither fear old age nor fight it, but accept it without tension, take hold of it, and make something beautiful out of it." --Schachter-Shalomi, From Age-ing to Sage-ing.

Barbara Shovers, M.A., is a life coach and gerontologist and has been a full-time faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, as well as an instructor at Coconino Community College and Mesa Community College. She has given classes, seminars, and workshops on Conscious Aging since 2002. She retired from teaching and moved to Flagstaff in 2009 where she formed a Wisdom Seekers Book Group and Wellness Series at the Montoya Center which continues to this day. She is an elder who is always seeking more wisdom.

This class meets on four Mondays: April 8, 15, 22, 29, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Lone Tree Campus in the APS room.

EMT Recertification Challenge Exam


with David Manning

Calendar Apr 13, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

The EMT Recertification Challenge EXam is only applicable to current Arizona Certified EMTs.

This class consists of a 150 question cognitive exam and NREMT psychomotor exam. 

This written exam DOES NOT satisfy NREMT recertification requirements however the practical skills exam may be applicable. Contact Dave Manning (928-526-7680) if you have questuons.

For NREMT required CE the four day EMT Refresher would the appropriate course.

Metalsmithing for Jewelry


with Jay McCormick

Calendar Apr 13, 2024 at 11 am, runs for 3 weeks

Jay McCormick will lead this metalsmithing workshop! Come and learn how to work with metal including torching, polishing, stamping, and soldering. The class fee includes expert instruction, all the materials needed to make your art piece, and tools provided by CCC's Skilled Trades program as well as a grant from the Flagstaff Community Foundation. We'll provide copper to work with, or you can bring your own silver.

Jay McCormick has always enjoyed working with his hands. As an artist, he began working with leather and then transitioned into metalworking for jewelry. For the past 45 years he has been silversmithing using his unique geometric and nature-inspired stamping patterns on rings, bracelets, belt buckles, and many other metal art pieces. A resident of northern Arizona for over 50 years, Jay is excited about the opportunity to lead this community workshop.

Full Course

Honeybees: Insects or Sentient Beings…Can They Be Both?


with Kristen Bowman

Calendar Apr 18, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Participants will learn honeybee life cycle and hive basics as well as delve into recent scientific research suggesting problem solving abilities and even emotions in these fascinating insects. After 500 years of co-evolution, honeybees and humans are inherently interdependent. Our very survival may depend on how we come to understand and support each other! Be ready to be informed, challenged, and awed by these amazing creatures.

Class meets on two Thursdays: April 18 and 25, 6-8 p.m.

Instructor Kristen Bowman finds inspiration in learning what makes each student come alive in their own educational journey. A life-long learner herself, she has taught all ages of students for over 20 years. She has undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology, and a master’s degree in education. She attended Cedar Mountain Herb School where she completed an apprenticeship. Having attended “Bee School” from Central Oregon Beekeepers Association, she has kept an apiary of two to eight honeybee colonies since 2020. She is also the owner, formulator, and biodynamic bee “keeper” of Ancestral Apiary, her online business.

AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider (In-Person) - Flagstaff


with Joel Barnett

Calendar Apr 20, 2024 at 8:30 am
  • This class is intended for medical providers and those applying for programs in the medical field (i.e. EMT, CNA, MA, Physicians, RN, Dentists, etc.)
    • Note: course will fulfill the enrollment pre-requisite for EMS 131, Emergency Medical Technician and NUR 110, Nursing Assistant I
  • This is a medical course for CPR & AED for infant, child, & adult only. No First Aid.
  • This course will be completed in person at the CCC Fourth Street Campus.
    • The course is approximately 5 hours.
    • Additional online work may be required.
  • Health and Safety:
    • Masks are encouraged.
    • Personal air valves will be provided. 

Baking at High Altitude


with Tanya Tweed

Calendar Apr 23, 2024 at 5 pm

Come learn how to make delicious, healthy, and beautiful baked goods at high altitude!  We will break into groups, and participants will practice making their own cookies while experimenting with different ingredients and techniques for reducing sugar, using whole grains, and how to try new substitutions. While this class focuses on cookies, you will gain valuable tips to increase the nutrient value of all of your homemade baked goods.

You will need to bring your own cookie baking sheet. Tanya uses an air-insulated cookie sheet and recommends them for this class. You can find them for around $17 and up. Otherwise a light-colored aluminum sheet that is not a non-stick is suggested. 

Instructor Tanya Tweed is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) specializing in acute care clinical nutrition. She has a Master of Science degree in Dietetics and has also worked in food service management in her role as a dietitian. She has been baking in Flagstaff for over 30 years.

AHA Heartsaver CPR/First Aid- Flagstaff


with David Manning

Calendar Apr 27, 2024 at 8:30 am, runs for 1 week

American Heart Association Heartsaver Total First Aid, CPR & AED (In-Person) – Flagstaff

  • This class is intended for anyone requiring total First Aid, CPR, and AED training for infant, child, and adult.
  • This is an OSHA approved workplace required training.
  • This course will be completed in person at the CCC Fourth Street Campus.
    • The course is approximately 7-8 hours with a 30 minute lunch break (you are encouraged to bring a snack and lunch).
    • Additional online work may be required.
  • Health and Safety:
    • Masks are encouraged.
    • Personal air valves will be provided.

Students will receive an e-card upon successful completion of course.

Forgot password?
Staff Log In