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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 563-336-3444.

BEGINNING

BEGINNING COMPUTERS USING MS 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: $195

6 Wks Thu.
Begins Jan 26
6 - 9 p.m.
#176765
Urban Center

WORD PROCESSING

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

Tue. Jan 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#176768
Urban Center

Tue. Jan 31
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#176782
MCC - Strahan Hall

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

Tue. Dec 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#176769
Urban Center

SPREADSHEET

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

Thu. Jan 12
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#176772
Urban Center

Thu. Jan 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#176773
Urban Center

Thu. Jan 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#176783



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

Wed. Dec 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#176778
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Dec 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#176774
Urban Center

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

2 Wks Thu. Begins Jan 12
6 - 9 p.m.
#176776
Urban Center