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 Computer Training

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


Mon. Aug 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152884
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

Wed. Jul 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152823
Urban Center

Mon. Aug 31
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#153692
MCC - Strahan Hall


Word - 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: $109

Thu. Jul 16
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152870
Urban Center

Thu. Aug 20
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
#152824
Urban Center

Spreadsheet

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

Mon. Jul 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#153679
MCC - Strahan Hall

Wed. Aug 12
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152818
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

Tue.,Wed. Jun 30 & July 1
6 - 9 p.m.
#152836
Urban Center

Mon. Aug 17
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
#153690
MCC – Strahan Hall

Excel - 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: $109

Mon. Jul 6
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#153669
MCC - Strahan Hall

Mon. Jul 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152817
Urban Center

Mon.,Tue. Jul 20 & 21
6 - 9 p.m.
#152839
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

Mon. Jul 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#153671
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: $109

Mon. Aug 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#153689
MCC - Strahan Hall

Excel 2011 - Level 2 (Macintosh)

Prerequisite: Excel 2011 - Level 1. You must bring your Mac laptop and power cord to class with you. Please make sure Microsoft® Excel for Mac 2011 is installed on your computer. In this course, you will learn to: use advanced formulas and functions, sort and filter data, use PivotTables and PivotCharts for analyzing data, present data as charts, and enhance the look and appeal of workbooks by adding graphical objects. Cost: $109

Wed. Aug 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152819
Urban Center

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

2 Wks Tue. Begins Aug 11
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152830
Urban Center


Access 2010 - 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, creating flexible queries to retrieve data and modify tables, improve the functionality of Access forms and customize reports to organize the displayed information. Cost: $209

Mon. Jul 27
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
#153682
MCC - Strahan Hall

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

Tue.,Wed. Jul 7 & 8
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#152867
Urban Center

Mon. Aug 24
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#153691
MCC - Strahan Hall


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

Wed. Jul 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152827
Urban Center


PowerPoint Basics to Advanced

Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation software in business today. This hands-on course will start with creating a basic presentation, adding basic animation and transitions. Then we’ll discover how to enhance the presentation as we work with clip art, photographs, tables and charts. Finally we’ll learn some advanced features including SmartGraphics, working with Slide Masters, creating custom shows and various delivery methods. Students should bring a flash drive to class to save their work from week to week. Cost: $165

3 Wks Thu. Begins Jul 2
6 - 9 p.m.
#152837
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

Wed. Jul 29
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#152868
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

Tue. Aug 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152886
Urban Center


Outlook 2010 - Level 1

Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or equivalent 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

Mon. Aug 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#152885
Urban Center