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: $99

Wed. Sep 16
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159391
CCC Technology Center

Wed. Oct 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157222
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: $175

6 Wks Thu. Sep 10
6 - 9 p.m.
#157166
Urban 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: $115

Thu. Sep 3
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157164
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: $115

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

Thu. Sep 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159392
CCC Technology Center

Tue. Sep 15
9:00AM – 4:00PM
#157167
Urban Center

Thu. Oct 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159393
CCC Technology Center

Mon. Oct 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159632
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: $115

Tue. Oct 6
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157211
Urban Center

Thu. Oct 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159396
CCC Technology 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: $220

6 Wks Thu. Begins Oct 29
6 - 9 p.m.
#157420
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: $115

Tue. Sep 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157170
Urban Center

Thu. Oct 1
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159394
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Oct 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159395
CCC Technology Center

Wed. Oct 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157374
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: $115

Thu. Sep 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157169
Urban Center

Tue. Oct 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157219
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: $115

Thu. Sep 24
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157171
Urban Center

Tue. Oct 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157373
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. Sep 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159621
MCC - Strahan Hall

Mon. Sep 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157411
Urban Center


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. Sep 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159626
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Oct 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157412
Urban Center

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. Oct 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159631
MCC - Strahan Hall

EXCEL 2007 - LEVEL 1

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. This class will help you gain the skills necessary to create, edit, format, and print basic Microsoft Office Excel 2007 worksheets. Cost: $115

Wed. Sep 30
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#160030
Urban Center

EXCEL 2007 - LEVEL 2

In Excel 2007 - 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 use Microsoft Office Excel 2007 to streamline and enhance your spreadsheets with templates, charts, graphics, and formulas. Cost: $115

Thu. Oct 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157365
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

Mon.,Thu. Oct 19 & 22
8:30 a.m. -  4 p.m.
#157369
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

Mon. Oct 5
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
#159628
MCC - Strahan Hall


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. Oct 12
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
#159630
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: $115 (After August 24)

Wed. Sep 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157212
Urban Center

Mon. Sep 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#159624
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: $115

Wed. Oct 7
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157216
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. Sep 16
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#157168
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. Sep 29
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
#157206
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: $115

Wed. Oct 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157372
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: $115

Tue. Oct 20
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#157371
Urban Center