SWOCC & Beyond Presents: Cyber Crime Protection Talk

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Brookings, OR – Getting hacked is a growing concern for families and businesses. Detective Ray Marrington will present Protecting Yourself from Cyber Crime at the November 12 meeting of SWOCC & Beyond. Open networks, common/weak passwords, remote access, viruses, phishing scams, malware, spyware, ransomware, firewall use, and security updates are some of the subjects that will be discussed. Free and low cost protections for users will be covered. Marrington will also touch on recent scams that have been in the news involving individuals posing as law enforcement or the Social Security Administration.

Join us for an informative evening Tuesday, November 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Curry Campus in Brookings. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

Learn About Local Mushrooms in November

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Brookings, OR – The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College invites you to learn about the world around you through a new, informative seminar series: SWOCC & Beyond. This weekly seminar series covers topics of interest to the community.

The November series is all about mushrooms. Local mushroom enthusiast Kathleen Dickson will present a lecture, field trip, and demonstrate how to prepare mushrooms in this three-part series. Learn about where to find and how to identify coastal mushrooms including the Chanterelle, Black Trumpet, and Hedgehog. Dickson is the founder of the Wild Rivers Mushroom Club and is an amateur "expert" concerning many of the mushrooms found along the Southern Oregon Coast.

This free seminar will meet for three Thursdays, November 7, 14, and 21 from 2:30-4:00pm at the Curry Campus in Brookings. For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering GED® exam preparation, college and career preparation, and college placement test preparation fall term in Curry County. Students can build a pipeline to enter college, training programs, and jobs in high-demand career areas.

Orientation is scheduled at the Curry Campus in Brookings on September 24 and 26, at the Gold Beach Center on September 23 and 25, and at the Port Orford Library on September 23 and 26. Orientation sessions meet from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and all new students must attend.

GED® and Adult Basic Education classes will meet Tuesday and Thursday at the Curry Campus, Monday and Wednesday in Gold Beach, and Monday and Thursday in Port Orford. All classes start the week after orientation and meet from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for ten weeks.

There is a charge of $50 to participate in any combination of these classes, in any location, each term. Fee assistance may be available. For more information or to register for orientation and classes, please call Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667 or email CurryFirstStop@socc.edu. Fall term 2019 is September 23 through December 5.

Classes are also offered at the Coos Bay Campus. Please call 541-888-1593 for information.

SWOCC & Beyond Seminar Announced

Brookings, OR – The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College invites you to learn about the world around you through a new, informative seminar series: SWOCC & Beyond. This weekly seminar series will cover topics of interest to the community.

The September series will feature “Dog Behavior Problems and Solutions” covering information to provide dog owners with skills to help them manage their dog’s behavior. This video lecture is offered through a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). This seminar will discuss behavioral science and help you train your dog based on its temperament and behavior.

This free seminar will meet four Thursdays, September 5 to 26 from 2:30-4:00pm at the Curry Campus in Brookings. A different series will be presented each month. October will feature a seminar on Ecosystems.

For more information, contact Curry First Stop at 541-813-1667. The Curry Campus of Southwestern Oregon Community College is located at 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway in Brookings.

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