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: $99

Wed. Feb 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166344
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Mar 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166346
CCC Technology Center

Mon. Mar 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163000
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. There will also be a discussion on computer topics such as e-mail and viruses. Cost: $215

6 Wks Thu. Begins Feb 4
6 - 9 p.m.
162895
Urban Center

WORD PROCESSING

WORD 2010 - 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: $115

Thu. Feb 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163004
Urban Center

Wed. Mar 2
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166347
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Apr 7
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166348
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Apr 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163003
Urban Center


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

Tue. Feb 23
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163005
Urban Center

Thu. Apr 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163002
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

Thu. Mar 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163006
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. Mar 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167393
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Mar 31
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
162866
Urban Center

Mon. Apr 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167397
MCC - Strahan Hall

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. Feb 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
162997
Urban Center

Wed. Mar 30
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166350
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Apr 7
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163007
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

Tue. Mar 1
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
162998
Urban Center

Wed. Apr 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166352
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Apr 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163008
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. Mar 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
162999
Urban Center


EXCEL - INSIDE AND OUT
Prerequisite: Windows - Level 1 or Beginning Computers Using Microsoft Applications. Work with numbers? Then you need to learn Excel. In this six-week hands on course, you’ll learn to set up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You’ll also learn the secrets behind writing mathematical formulas - from basic sums and statistics to ifs, lookups, financial functions and more. Discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks. Learn the best ways to sort and analyze data, create custom charts and graphs, create 3-dimensional workbooks, build links between files and more. Cost: $215

6 Wks Thu. Begins Mar 24
6 - 9 p.m.
162896
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. Feb 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167389
MCC - Strahan Hall

Wed. Mar 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
162865
Urban Center

Mon. Apr 4
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167394
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. Feb 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167390
MCC - Strahan Hall

Tue. Apr 12 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
162869
Urban Center

Mon. Apr 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167396
MCC - Strahan Hall

 

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. Mar 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167392
MCC - Strahan Hall

Tue. Apr 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
162875
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: $215

Tue.,Wed. Mar 22 & 23
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
163010
Urban Center


ACCESS 2010 - 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. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: identify the basic components of an Access database, build the structure of a database, manage data in tables, query a database, design forms and generate reports. To gain a good basic working knowledge of Access, we recommend that you take both Access 2010 - Levels 1 and 2. Cost: $115

Wed. Apr 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
166354
CCC Technology Center


ACCESS 2010 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisite: Access 2010 - Level 1. This course is designed for individuals who wish to learn intermediate-level operations of the Microsoft® Office Access® program. You will improve and customize tables, queries, forms and reports, and share Access data with other applications. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: streamline data entry and maintain data integrity, join tables to retrieve data from unrelated tables, create flexible queries to retrieve data and modify tables, improve the functionality of Access forms, customize reports to organize the displayed information and produce specific print layouts, share data between Access and other applications. Cost: $115

Mon. Feb 8
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
167388
MCC - Strahan Hall

QUICKBOOKS

QUICKBOOKS 2015 - LEVEL 2
Prerequisite: QuickBooks, Level 1. Continue exploring QuickBooks features with this six-hour course. We’ll learn to deal with physical inventory and payroll, learn more about QuickBooks reports, including digging into the balance sheet, income statement and budgeting and various sales tax issues. We’ll go into better ways to categorize and report out on our data, and we’ll learn about adjusting entries and closing the books for the year. Cost: $175

3 Wks Mon. Begins Feb 29
6 - 8 p.m.
165022
Urban Center

PRESENTATION GRAPHICS

POWERPOINT 2013 - LEVEL 1
Prerequisite: Windows. Gone are the days of flip charts or drawing on a whiteboard to illustrate your point. Today’s audiences are tech savvy, accustomed to high impact multimedia content, and stretched for time. By learning how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within PowerPoint 2013, you will gain the ability to organize your content, enhance it with high -impact visuals, and deliver it with a punch. In this course you will use PowerPoint 2013 to create, engaging dynamic multimedia presentations. Cost: $115

Mon. Mar 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167391
MCC - Strahan Hall


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. Apr 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
167395
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

Mon. Mar 7
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
162858
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. Apr 5
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
162868
Urban Center