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

Thu. Mar 5
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151080
CCC Technology Center

Tue.,Wed. Mar 24 & 25
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#151073
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 Mar 4
1 - 3 p.m.
#151605
CCC Maquoketa Center

Operating Systems

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 specifically, 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

Wed. Apr 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#150548
Urban Center

Mon.,Wed. Apr 20 & 22
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#151121
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

Thu. Mar 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151107
CCC Technology 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

Mon. Mar 2
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151065
Urban Center

Mon. Apr 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151567
MCC - Strahan Hall


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 Wks Thu.
Begins Mar 26
6 - 9 p.m.
#150329
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

Tue.,Wed. Mar 3 & 4
6 - 9 p.m.
#151072
Urban Center

Wed. Mar 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151111
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Apr 16
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151113
CCC Technology Center
Inst. Nafziger

Mon. Apr 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151566
MCC - Strahan Hall


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

Mon. Mar 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151556
MCC - Strahan Hall

Mon.,Tue. Apr 27 & 28
6 - 9 p.m.
#151126
Urban Center

Wed. Apr 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151123
CCC Technology 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

Wed. Mar 11
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151071
Urban Center

Mon. Apr 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151564
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. Mar 2
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151553
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: $109

Mon. Apr 6
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151563
MCC - Strahan Hall


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

Tue. Mar 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151063
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

Tue. Mar 31
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151064
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

Mon.,Thu. Mar 23 & 26
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151069
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. Mar 23
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
#151560
MCC - Strahan Hall


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: $109

Wed. Apr 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151124
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: $109

Wed. Apr 22
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
#151125
CCC Technology Center

Presentation Graphics

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

Mon. Mar 16
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151558
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Mar 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#150545
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

Tue. Mar 31
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#151334
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 7
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#151117
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

Tue. Apr 21
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#151061
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

Tue. Apr 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151109
Urban Center

Project Management

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: $109

Tue. Mar 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#150550
Urban Center

Desktop Publishing

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

Tue. Apr 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#151062
Urban Center