Computer Classes

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Continuing Education Department offers computer-related classes at several sites throughout its service area. The classes below are short-term, affordable and hands-on. They are designed for individuals wishing to update a skill or interested in learning something new.

In addition, the college offers a number of Continuing Education computer classes online. Students can complete these courses entirely from their home or office, at any time of the day or night. For more information about those classes go to www.ed2go.com/eicc

For more information about any of these classes email eiccinfo@eicc.edu or phone 563-441-4373.

BEGINNING

INTRODUCTION TO THE PERSONAL COMPUTER
No prerequisite. This course is designed for those who have never used a computer or for those who are thinking about buying a personal computer. Become familiar with terminology. Get a taste of the Windows operating system, the word processor Word, and the spreadsheet Excel through hands-on experience. A great place to start if you’re brand new to computing! Cost: $95

Tue. Jul 12
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168515
Urban Center

WORD PROCESSING

WORD 2010 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisite: Word - Level 1. In Word - Level 1, you gained all the basic skills that you need to create a wide range of standardized business documents. If you use Word on a regular basis, then once you have mastered the basic skills, the next step is to improve your proficiency. To do so, you can customize and automate the way Word works for you, and you can improve the quality of your work by enhancing your documents with customized Word elements. In this course, you will increase the complexity of your Word documents by learning to use customized lists, tables, charts, graphics and perform mail merges. Cost: $115

Mon. Jul 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168460
Urban Center

WORD - INSIDE AND OUT
Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or Beginning Computers Using Microsoft Office. In this six-week, hands on course, you will learn basic and advanced features. We will study formatting text, paragraphs and pages to include fonts, character spacing, indents, tabs, line spacing, bullets/numbering, margins, columns and much more. You will work with tables, simple math formulas, envelopes, labels and mail merge features. You will insert special characters, learn shortcuts and work with linking Excel into Word and inserting hyperlinks. You will work with headers, footers, pictures and other graphical elements and, of course, all the proofing tools. These 18 hours will make you a confident Word user! Cost: $215

6 Wks Thu.
Begins Jun 30
6 - 9 p.m.
168527
Urban Center


WORD 2013 - LEVEL 1
Learn the fundamentals of Word 2013! This course will get you acquainted with the Word user interface, creating a new document, and finding help. You will find, select, and modify text. You’ll format text as well as paragraphs, and add tables to documents. You’ll manage more complicated lists, and insert graphic objects. You’ll apply design and layout options to pages. You’ll check your documents for spelling, grammar, and other errors, and use other proofing tools to look up information. Finally, you’ll customize the Word environment to better suit your individual work habits, and learn additional methods of saving documents. Cost: $115

Tue. Jul 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168463
Urban Center


WORD 2013 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisite: Word 2013 - Level 1. Expand your knowledge of Word 2013. This course will work with tables and charts to organize and summarize data. You will use styles and themes to customize the look of documents. Add images and custom graphic elements to your documents to graphically show information. You will add building blocks of information and updatable fields to the document to improve efficiency. You will control how text flows around graphics, between paragraphs, and between pages, use section page and column breaks in your documents. You will use templates to maintain consistency between documents. You will use the mail merge feature to customize and personalize content. Finally, you will create and use macros to automate tasks. Cost: $115

Mon. Jun 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169568
MCC - Strahan Hall

Mon. Jun 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168453
Urban Center

Mon. Jul 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169573
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Aug 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168522
Urban Center

 

COMPUTER SMARTS FOR BEGINNERS
This class is perfect for those who have little computer experience. Students will get the opportunity to learn about their computers and how they work as well as get hands-on experience with some of the basic programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher. Additional information on the basics of Internet and e-mail usage will also be provided and you can set up your own e-mail and Facebook accounts as well. Cost: $109

4 Wks Wed. Begins Jul 6
2:00 – 4:00PM
170165
CCC Maquoketa Ctr.

SPREADSHEET

EXCEL 2010 - LEVEL 1
Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. You have basic computer skills such as using a mouse, navigating through windows, and surfing the Internet. You have also used paper-based systems to store data that you run calculations on. You now want to migrate that data to an electronic format. In this course, you will learn to: create a basic worksheet, perform calculations, modify a worksheet, format a worksheet, print the contents of a workbook and manage large workbooks. Cost: $115

Tue. Jun 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168447
Urban Center

Wed. Aug 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168448
Urban Center


EXCEL 2010 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisite: Excel - Level 1. In Excel - Level 1, you created, edited, formatted, and printed basic spreadsheets. You now have a need to streamline repetitive tasks and display spreadsheet data in more visually effective ways. In this course, you will learn how to: calculate with advanced formulas, organize worksheet and table data using various techniques, create and modify charts, analyze data using PivotTables, Slicers and PivotCharts and insert graphic objects. Cost: $115

Thu. Jun 2
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166353
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Jun 30
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168455
Urban Center

Mon. Aug 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168524
Urban Center

EXCEL 2010 - LEVEL 3
Prerequisite: Excel - Level 2. You have used Excel to perform tasks such as running calculations on data and sorting and filtering numeric data. In this course, you will learn to create macros, apply advanced analysis techniques to more complex data sets, troubleshoot errors, collaborate on worksheets, and share Excel data with other applications. Cost: $115

Tue. Jun 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168454
Urban Center

Wed. Jul 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168461
Urban Center


EXCEL 2013 - LEVEL 1
Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. In this course, you will gain a foundational understanding of the basic functionality in Excel 2013. You will begin by navigating the Excel 2013 environment. From there, you will perform the basic tasks associated with creating and saving Excel worksheets and exploring the Help system. You will use formulas and functions to perform calculations in your worksheets, and you will modify worksheets by manipulating cells and data, by searching for and replacing data, and by checking for spelling errors. You will format worksheets and prepare them for printing. You will also begin working with larger workbooks that contain multiple worksheets. Finally, you will customize how Excel behaves to more closely meet your needs. Cost: $115

Mon. Jul 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169571
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Jul 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168435
Urban Center

Mon. Aug 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169579
MCC - Strahan Hall



EXCEL 2013 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisite: Excel 2013 - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. Whether you need to crunch numbers for sales, inventory, IT, human resources, or another business unit, the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time can create a powerful competitive advantage in a complex market environment. This course builds upon the foundational Excel 2013 knowledge and skills you’ve already acquired and sets you on the road to creating advanced workbooks and worksheets that will deepen your firm’s business intelligence. You’ll learn a lot of things about Excel 2013, including how to create advanced formulas and organize your data into tables. You’ll discover the power of PivotTables and PivotCharts and how slicers can make data filtering as easy as clicking a few buttons. At its heart, this course is about one simple idea: asking your data questions and using Excel 2013 to find the answers. Cost: $115

Mon. Jun 6
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169567
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Jun 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168452
Urban Center

Mon. Aug 1
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169575
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Aug 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168523
Urban Center

 

EXCEL 2013 - LEVEL 3
Prerequisite: Excel 2013 - Level 2. Your previous experience with Microsoft Excel has given you a solid foundation in working with this software. You can use Excel efficiently and effectively to solve problems for your business. In this course, you will learn about some of the more advanced features of Excel, including automating common tasks, auditing workbooks to avoid errors, sharing your data with other people, analyzing data, and using Excel data in other applications. Beyond the basic features, Excel offers many advanced features that will help you create better, more accurate workbooks. There are also tools that allow you to share your work with other people. Cost: $115

Mon. Jun 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169570
MCC - Strahan Hall

Mon. Aug 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169577
MCC - Strahan Hall

DATABASES

ACCESS 2010 - LEVEL 3
Prerequisite: Access 2010 - Levels 1 & 2. Your training in and use of Access has provided you with a solid foundation in the basic and intermediate skills for working in Access 2010. In this course you will create complex Access databases by structuring existing data, writing advanced queries, working with macros, and performing database maintenance. This training, added to that which you’ve gained from Levels 1 & 2, round out your Access education and provide you with marketable job skills. This course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include working with heavily related tables; creating advanced queries, forms, and reports; writing macros to automate common tasks; and performing general database maintenance. In this course, you will extend your knowledge into some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities of Access by structuring existing data, writing advanced queries, working with macros, enhancing forms and reports, and maintaining a database. Cost: $115

Mon. Jun 20
9:00AM - 4:30PM
169569
MCC - Strahan Hall


ACCESS 2013 - LEVEL 1
Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. Most organizations maintain and manage large amounts of information. One of the most efficient and powerful ways of managing data is by using relational databases. This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and who want to use the application to be more productive in their work. You will learn how to use Access 2013 to manage your data, including creating a new database; constructing tables; designing forms and reports; and creating queries to join, filter, and sort data. To gain a good basic working knowledge of Access, we recommend that you take both Access 2013 - Levels 1 and 2. Cost: $115

Wed. Aug 3
9:00AM - 4:30PM
169626
MCC - Strahan Hall


ACCESS 2013 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisite: Access 2013 - Level 1. Your training and experience using Microsoft® Access® 2013 has given you basic database management skills such as creating tables, designing forms and reports, and building queries. In this course, you will expand your knowledge of relational database design, write advanced queries, structure existing data, share data across applications, and customize reports. Extending your knowledge of Microsoft Access 2013 will result in a robust, functional database for your users. To gain a good basic working knowledge of Access, we recommend that you take both Access 2013 - Levels 1 and 2. Cost: $115

Mon. Aug 15
9:00AM - 4:30PM
169627
MCC - Strahan Hall

PRESENTATION GRAPHICS

POWERPOINT 2010 - LEVEL 1
Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. Audiences not only expect that your presentations are in an electronic format, but they also demand that your presentations be unique and sophisticated in their use of such formats. In this course, you will learn how to: create a presentation, format text on slides, add and modify graphical objects, work with tables, add charts and prepare to deliver a presentation. Cost: $115

Thu. Jun 30
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166356
CCC Technology Center

POWERPOINT 2013 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisite: PowerPoint - Level 1. This course is for those who want to build upon their basic skills and want to learn advanced-level skills. Students will use advanced techniques and tools that can help you deliver content in nearly any situation, while saving time and effort. By taking advantage of these tools, you will be creating presentations that not only stand out from the crowd, but also don’t consume all of your available time. You will learn to modify the PowerPoint environment, customize design templates, add SmartArt to a presentation, work with media and animations, collaborate on a presentation, customize a slide show and secure and distribute a presentation. Cost: $115

Mon. Jul 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
169572
 MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Aug 4
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168516
Urban Center

COMMUNICATIONS/SCHEDULING

IPAD BASICS
No prerequisite. Bring your iPad to this hands-on course and learn how to get the most from your new device. Explore basic functions, navigation and settings, learn how to work with your iTunes account, how to find and use the AppStore and more! In addition to your iPad, bring your email addresses, any current Apple IDs and their passwords. Cost: $39

Thu. Jun 23
5:30 - 8:30PM
168457
Urban Center

Mon. Jul 18
5:30 - 8:30PM
168459
Urban Center

IPAD FOR HOME
Prerequisite: iPad Basics or equivalent knowledge. Discover the features of iPad apps like the camera, photobooth, eBooks, calendar and contacts. Explore a variety of apps for home users and learn how to stay up-to-date with new ones. Podcasts, video broadcasts, weather and other features will be included. In addition to your iPad, bring your email addresses, any current Apple IDs and their passwords. Cost: $39

Mon. Aug 8
5:30 - 8:30PM
168520
Urban Center

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

MICROSOFT PROJECT 2010 - LEVEL 1
Prerequisites: Windows - Level 1 and an understanding of project management concepts. You need to gather information about the various tasks involved, resources required to accomplish the tasks, and the overall cost in order to plan a project. Microsoft® Project 2010 acts as a tool that assists you in managing your projects. In this class you will 1) identify the basic features and components of the Microsoft Project environment, 2) create a new project plan file and enter project information, 3) manage tasks by organizing tasks and setting task relationships, 4) manage resources for a project and 5) finalize a project plan. Cost: $115

Thu. Aug 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168441
Urban Center


MICROSOFT PROJECT 2010 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisites: Microsoft Project 2010 - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. This course is designed for a person who has an understanding of project management concepts, who has the basic skills to create and modify project plans using Microsoft Project 2010, and who needs to use Microsoft Project 2010 to manage and customize those plans through the implementation stage of a project. Cost: $115

Wed. Jun 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168456
Urban Center

Tue. Aug 30
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168525
Urban Center

DESKTOP PUBLISHING

PUBLISHER - LEVEL 1
Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1. You’re starting Publisher, which is an easy to use, flexible program for creating newsletters, brochures, business cards, postcards, flyers, among others for print, email, and the Web. In this course, you will learn how to: create a one-page publication, modify a publication’s layout and structure, edit content in a publication, format text, and format pictures. Cost: $115

Thu. Jul 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
168462
Urban Center