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

For more information about any of these classes email or phone 563-441-4373.

Beginning Computer Training


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. Oct 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Urban Center

Operating Systems

Word Processing


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. Oct 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
MCC - Strahan Hall


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

Thu. Oct 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
CCC Technology Center


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.
Urban Center



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

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

Wed. Oct 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Urban Center 


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. Oct 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Urban Center


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. Oct 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.
MCC - Strahan Hall

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.
Urban Center


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.
Urban Center


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.
MCC - Strahan Hall

Project Management


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.
Urban Center