Classes for fun - Community Education

Instructors wanted

Creative, passionate instructors wanted

Thank you for your interest in teaching for Chemeketa's Community Education program. We strive to provide our community with high quality educational opportunities that are responsive, up-to-date, relevant, and accessible.

The best instructor candidates for our program are individuals who combine a sincere interest in community service with a desire to share their passion with others.

Although our compensation is competitive with other similar programs in Oregon, it must be understood that it cannot be regarded as primary employment. We cannot offer full-time employment to our instructors, nor is teaching for us a route to full-time employment with our program or college. Nonetheless, we are very interested in developing long-term relationships with successful instructors.

We are currently seeking Community Education instructors in the following interest areas -

  • Brewery industry training
  • College Funding
  • Computer Software & Technology
  • Cooking
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Fun Personal Enrichment
  • Languages
  • Skills for the Worplace
  • Topics for baby boomers
  • Wedding Planning

Each quarter, our course review committee meets to consider submitted course proposals. If we decide to select your course, we will notify you. If we are unable to integrate your proposal into our present course offerings, it will be kept on file in our office for future consideration.

Before proposing a class, please consider the following -

  • Commercial businesses can offer Community Education Classes provided the class is educational, not promotional
    • Classes and workshops cannot be designed to sell or recommend products or services from a commercial business
  • Review our current quarter's schedule (under the "Browse Classes" button) to see if your proposed class is already being offered
  • Are you considering teaching this course elsewhere?
    • We encourage our instructors to teach through the Community Education program, but not for another organization at the same time
    • Competing against yourself can lead to low enrollments resulting in cancelled classes and disappointed students
  • Do you have an audience for your class?
    • Community Education draws students primarily from the Chemeketa Community College District
    • Will your class appeal to the general population
  • Community Education is non-credit, meaning that academic credits are not granted for successful completion of the class
    • Chemeketa Community Education Classes are self-supporting, meaning the fees collected from Community Education cover all instructional, administrative, and overhead costs of the program
    • This program is not funded by the college's general fund tax dollars.

Deadlines to Propose New Courses -

  • Fall Term, April 1
  • Winter Term, September 1
  • Spring Term, November 1
  • Summer Term, February 1

To propose a course, please send an e-mail and request a link to the online course proposal form.

We offer a free session on how the Community Education program works and how to become a Community Education instructor at the beginning of each academic term. Call 503.365.4773 to register and for more details.