February computer classes

Student working on a class on their laptopEastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Continuing Education Department has a number of short-term computer classes coming up in February. The hands-on classes are open to both businesses and individuals and are held at the Scott Community College Urban Center, 306 West River Drive, in downtown Davenport. Some of these classes include:

iPad Basics provides people the opportunity to explore this unique device. The class covers basic functions, navigation and settings, how to use the iTunes account, how to find and use the AppStore and more. Students should bring their iPad, email addresses and any current Apple IDs and passwords. The class will be held February 10 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost of the course is $39 and the course number is 135710.

iPad for Home is the next step after iPad Basics, focusing on 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 including such things as podcasts, video broadcasts, weather and other features. Students should bring their iPad, email addresses and any current Apple IDs and passwords. The class will be held February 24 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Cost of the course is $39 and the course number is 135712.

Excel - Level 1is for those who are still using paper to maintain numbers, statistics and other data, but are ready to make the leap to a computerized format. This course teaches how to create, modify and format a basic worksheet, perform calculations, print the contents of a workbook and manage large workbooks.  The course will be held February 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost of the class is $109 and the course number is 135694.

Word – Level 1 demonstrates the basic concepts required to produce business documents including how to create a basic document, modify and format text and paragraphs, add tables and graphic elements, control a document's page setup and proof documents to make them more accurate.  The course will be held February 18 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost of the class is $109 and the course number is 135699.

Beginning Computers Using Microsoft Applications is an ideal class for anyone looking for a new job or just wanting to learn more about their home computer.  Students complete 18 hours of hands-on learning about computer hardware and Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel, the internet and Windows accessory programs. The class includes a discussion on computer topics such as e-mail and viruses. The six-week course will be held from 6 – 9 p.m., Thursdays, beginning February 27. Cost of the class is $175 and the course number is 135709.

Students can now register online at www.eicc.edu/ceregistration  For more information contact the EICC Continuing Education Registration Center at 563-441-4100 or toll free 1-888-336-3907.