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

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: $215

6 Wks Thu.
Begins Sep 8
6 - 9 p.m.
172248
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

Mon. Sep 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172194
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

Mon. Oct 24
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172226
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. Sep 15
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172190
Urban Center

Thu. Sep 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174380
CCC Technology Center

Mon. Oct 24
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174377
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

Thu. Oct 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174381
CCC Technology Center

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. Sep 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
171955
Urban Center

Mon. Oct 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172224
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. Sep 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172197
Urban Center

Wed. Oct 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172228
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 Oct 27
6 - 9 p.m.
172910
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

Wed. Sep 7
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
171945
Urban Center

Tue. Oct 4
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174382
CCC Technology Center

Mon. Oct 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174376
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. Sep 12
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174371
MCC - Strahan Hall

Wed. Sep 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172192
Urban Center

Tue. Oct 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174384
CCC Technology Center

Mon. Oct 31
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174378
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. Sep 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174373
MCC - Strahan Hall

Wed. Oct 5
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172214
Urban Center

DATABASES

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: $215

Mon.,Tue. Oct 10 & 11
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172222
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 3
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
174374
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 10
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
174375
MCC - Strahan Hall

ACCESS 2013 - 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. You will learn how to use Access 2013 to manage your data, including creating a new database; constructing tables; designing forms and reports; and creating queries to join, filter, and sort data. To gain a good basic working knowledge of Access, we recommend that you take both Access 2013 - Levels 1 and 2. Cost: $115

Thu. Oct 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174385
CCC Technology 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. Sep 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
174372
MCC - Strahan Hall

Mon. Oct 3
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172208
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

Thu. Oct 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172223
Urban Center


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: $115

Thu. Oct 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
172229
Urban Center