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 563-336-3405.

 

October 2014
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

Mon.,Tue. Oct 20 & 21
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Course #143095
Urban Center

Tue.,Thu. Oct 21 & 23
6 - 9 p.m.
Course #143548
MCC Wilton Center

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

Wed. Oct 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Course #142664
CCC Technology Center

Mon. Oct 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Course #143544
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. Oct 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Course #143543
MCC - Strahan Hall

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. Oct 23
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Course #142670
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

Thu. Oct 23
1 - 4 p.m.
Course #142672
CCC Technology 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

Thu. Oct 23
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Course #143115
Urban Center

 

November 2014 - January 2015
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

Monday, November 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146311
Urban Center

Thursday, December 4
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#142660
CCC Technology Center

Wednesday, January 7
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146312
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 Offi ce software, including Word, Excel, the Internet and Windows accessory programs. Also, a discussion on computer topics such as e-mail and viruses. Cost: $175

6 Weeks on Mondays
Begins November 3
6 - 9 p.m.
#146310
Urban Center

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 fi les and folders, use the common tools and programs available in Windows 7, and browse the Internet. Cost: $109

Tuesday, November 4
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146322
Urban Center

Using Microsoft Windows 8

Prerequisite: Introduction to the Personal Computer or equivalent experience. This class will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more specifi cally, the Windows 8 interface. This course will help you to define what a PC is, and familiarize you with the Windows 8 user interface and its basic capabilities. In this course, you will explore Windows 8 and learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users. Cost: $109

Monday, November 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146329
Urban Center

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

Monday, November 24
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146318
Urban Center

Tuesday, December 2
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#142663
CCC Technology Center

Monday, December 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146707
MCC - Strahan Hall

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

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

Monday, December 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146348
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: $209

6 Weeks Thursdays
Begins November 6
6 - 9 p.m.
#146326
Urban Center

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

Wednesday, November 5
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146313
Urban Center

Thursday, November 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#142666
CCC Technology Center

Monday, November 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146702
MCC - Strahan Hall

Tuesday, Wednesday, December 9 & 10
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#146314
Urban Center

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

Wednesday, November 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146316
Urban Center

Monday, December 1
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146704
MCC - Strahan Hall

Wednesday, December 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#142667
CCC Technology Center

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 - 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

Wednesday, December 3
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146345
Urban Center

Excel 2011 - Level 1 (Macintosh)

No prerequisite. 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: create a basic worksheet, modify a worksheet, perform calculations, format a worksheet, develop a workbook and print the contents of a worksheet. Cost: $109

Tuesday,  November 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146323
Urban Center

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

Tuesday,  December 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146324
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

Thursday, December 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146330
Urban Center

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

Tuesday,  November 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146327
Urban Center

Monday,  December 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146706
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

Tuesday, December 2
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#146328
Urban Center

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

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

Wednesday, November 12
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#146341
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

Wednesday, December 3
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#146343
Urban Center

iPad@Work

Prerequisite: iPad Basics or equivalent knowledge. Download Google’s free QuickOffice app and set up Google Drive or Dropbox account prior to class. Learn about apps that can enhance your productivity by using the iPad at work. Cloud storage, using Google Drive or Dropbox, and QuickOffice which supports the creation, viewing, editing, and sharing of MS Office-formatted documents will be featured. Explore apps like news feeds, webinars and podcasts as well as common iPad accessories and app options. In addition to your iPad, bring your email addresses, your current Apple ID and passwords. Cost: $39

Wednesday, December 17
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#146344
Urban Center