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.

Computer Training 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

Wednesday, January 7
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146312
Urban Center

Wednesday, February 4
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151079
CCC Technology Center

Wednesday, February 4
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151059
Urban Center

Beginning Computers using Microsoft Office

No prerequisite. Get acquainted with computers in this hands-on course for those with little or no computer experience. This is an ideal class for those looking for a new job or anyone who wants to learn more about their home computer. Spend 18 hours learning about hardware and practicing with the most widely-used Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, the Internet and Windows accessory programs. Also, a discussion on computer topics such as e-mail and viruses. Cost: $175

Thursdays
6 Weeks beginning February 5
6 - 9 p.m.
Urban Center

Operating Systems

Windows 7 - Level 1

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Personal Computer or equivalent experience. In this course you will log on to Windows 7, explore its interface, identify the different components in the interface, customize the Windows 7 desktop, manage files and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, and browse the Internet. Cost: $109

Tuesday, February 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#150551
Urban Center

Word Processing

Word - Level 1

Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. Word processing is the use of computers to create, revise, and save documents for printing and future retrieval. This course will provide you with the concepts required to produce basic business documents. You will learn how to: create a basic document, edit documents by locating and modifying text, format text, format paragraphs, add tables, add graphic elements, control a document’s page setup and its overall appearance and proof documents to make them more accurate. Cost: $109

Wednesday, January 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146319
Urban Center

Tuesday, February 3
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#150543
Urban Center

Monday, February 23
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151550
MCC - Strahan Hall

Wednesday, February 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151104
CCC Technology Center

Spreadsheets

Excel - 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: $109

Monday,  January 12
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146703
MCC - Strahan Hall

Tuesday, January 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146315
Urban Center

 

Excel - 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: $109

Monday, January 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146705
MCC - Strahan Hall

Tuesday, January 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146317
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: $109

Monday, February 2
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151413
MCC - Strahan Hall

Databases

Access 2007 - Levels 1 & 2

Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 This two-day hands-on course takes you from defining the components of a relational database to developing forms and reports to glean information from your data. Topics to be covered include managing the data in a database, examining existing table relationships, querying a database, designing forms, creating Access reports, designing and creating a new database with related tables and finding and retrieving desired data by using filters and joins between tables and within a single table. Cost: $209

Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 6 & 8
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146349
Urban Center

Presentation Graphics

PowerPoint - 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: $109

Monday, February 16
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151548
MCC - Strahan Hall

Wednesday, February 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#150538
Urban Center

PowerPoint - Level 2

Prerequisite: PowerPoint - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. As a PowerPoint user, you are familiar with the basics of creating a presentation and you are able to convey information effectively in a simple way. Static content in a presentation, however, will not keep your audience interested. In this course, you will learn to customize the PowerPoint environment, customize a design template, add SmartArt graphics and special effects thus transforming a basic presentation into a powerful means of communication. Cost: $109

Monday, January 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146708
MCC - Strahan Hall

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

Monday, February 9
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#150553
Urban Center

2 Weeks
Tuesdays, Begins February 10
6:00 - 7:30PM
#151604
CCC Maquoketa Center

Thu. Feb 12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#151127
CCC Technology 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

Thursday, February 12
1 - 4 p.m.
#151128
CCC Technology Center

Monday, February 23
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#150554
Urban Center


Outlook 2010 - Level 1

knowledge. This course will teach you how to use Outlook 2010 to manage your time and information. You will learn to use Outlook to compose and send email, schedule appointments and meetings, manage contact information, schedule tasks, and create notes. Cost: $109

Thursday February,
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#150552
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: $109

Tuesday, January 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146321
Urban Center

Tuesday, February 24
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#150549
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: $109

Thursday, January 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146350
Urban Center