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

Office 2016: Word & Excel
This course will get you on the path to be THE expert user in your office! In this hands-on course, you will explore three of the most widely used office applications. The first three nights will be spent with Microsoft Word. You'll create professional business letters, resumes and other reports, working with numbered and bulleted lists, the basics of tables, tabs and indents, margins and more. Then you'll spend three nights with Microsoft Excel. You'll learn to format numbers, write formulas, work with functions ranging from a basic SUM to AVG and IF, be introduced to charts and learn to filter and sort. Cost: $295

6 Wks Thu.
Begins Oct 19
6 - 9 p.m.
#188020
Urban Center

Office 2016: Word, Excel & PowerPoint
This course will get you on the path to be THE expert user in your office! In this hands-on course you will explore three of the most widely used office applications. The first three nights will be spent with Microsoft Word. You'll create professional business letters, resumes other reports, working with numbered and bulleted lists, the basics of tables, tabs and indents, margins and more. Then you'll spend three nights with Microsoft Excel. You'll learn to format numbers, write formulas, work with functions ranging from a basic SUM to AVG and IF, be introduced to charts and learn to filter and sort. Add two nights in PowerPoint for $100. You'll create presentations that include graphics, animation and sounds. Cost: $395

8 Wks Thu.
Begins Oct 19
6 - 9 p.m.
#188022
Urban Center

Understanding the Digital World
Do you save something but can't find it later? Do you know how to push the buttons in the program you use the most, but really don't understand where any of the stuff is going? Do files and folders confuse you? Can you never find anything on the Internet? And where is this cloud? Our world is digital! Like it or not, it's time to understand it. This course will explore hardware, teach you to manage your programs, teach you to organize your files and folders on your computer, in the cloud and work with the Internet. Even if you've been working on your computer for years, if you feel like it is all just confusing, this is the place to start. Cost: $195

4 Wks Thu.
Begins Sep 14
6 - 9 p.m.
#188026
Urban Center

WORD PROCESSING

Word Level 1
Improve your speed and efficiency in using Word! After this course you will be able to create a new document, find, select, and modify text, format text and paragraphs, and add tables to documents. You'll know how to apply design and layout options to pages, check 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. Although taught in the 2013 environment, the lessons learned will be applicable to Word versions 2010 and later. Prerequisites: Ability to navigate a PC/Windows based computer. Cost: $115

Thu. Sep 14
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188202
CCC Technology Center

Thu. Sep 28
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188025
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Oct 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188207
Urban Center

 

Word Level 2
Prerequisite: Word Level 1 or equivalent experience. Expand your knowledge of the abilities of Word! Following this course you will be able to create and manipulate tables and charts, use styles and themes to customize the look of documents, add images and custom graphic elements, and add building blocks of information and updatable fields to the document to improve efficiency. You will know how to control how text flows around graphics, between paragraphs, and between pages. You will be able to create templates to maintain consistency between documents, use mail merge, and create and use macros to automate tasks. The course will be taught in Word 2013, however lessons learned will be applicable to all Word versions 2010 and later. Cost: $115

Tue. Aug 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185323
Urban Center

Thu. Oct 26
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188304
Urban Center


Word Level 3
Prerequisite: Word - Levels 1 and 2. In Level 2 you gained the skills to work with more complex business documents and automate tasks. If you work with lengthy documents, collaborate with others, or create forms, this course will show you how to use Word to efficiently accomplish these tasks. Word can be used to collaborate on complicated documents and manage how the documents are accessed and distributed. Advanced features enable you to revise, manage, and secure your business documents. The course will be taught in Word 2013, however lessons learned will be applicable to all Word versions 2010 and later. Cost: $115

Tue. Aug 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185324
Urban Center

SPREADSHEET

Excel 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

Tue. Jul 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185473
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Sep 7
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188200
Urban Center

Wed. Sep 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188057
MCC - Strahan Hall

Tue. Oct 10
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188205
CCC Technology Center

Tue. Oct 24
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188210
Urban Center

 

Excel Level 2
Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. After taking this course, you will be able to create advanced workbooks and worksheets. You will know 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 to find the answers. Lessons learned will be applicable to all Excel versions 2010 and later. Cost: $115

Thu. Aug 3
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185489
CCC Technology Center

Wed. Aug 9
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185315
Urban Center

Tue. Aug 22
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185474
MCC - Strahan Hall

Thu. Sep 21
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188203
Urban Center

Wed. Sep 27
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188019
MCC - Strahan Hall


Excel Level 3
Prerequisite: Excel Level 2, including knowledge of functions, formulas, and data analysis tools. After taking this course, you will be able to automate common tasks, audit workbooks to avoid errors, use conditional logic, use automated analysis tools, be able to work in multiple worksheets and workbooks simultaneously, and present your data visually. Cost: $115

Thu. Aug 17
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185490
CCC Technology Center

Wed. Aug 23
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185319
Urban Center

Tue. Aug 29
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#185475
MCC - Strahan Hall

Wed. Oct 25
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188023
MCC - Strahan Hall

 

Excel Data Analysis with PivotTables
Do you already have experience working with Excel, but want to further explore PivotTables? Harness the power of advanced PivotTable features and create PivotCharts that will be able to summarize data for you to analyze. Following this course you will be able to organize the data in a way that can be meaningfully presented to others. Cost: $65

Tue. Sep 26
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#188404
Urban Center

PRESENTATION GRAPHICS

PowerPoint Level 1
PowerPoint is more than just bullet points on a slide - learn the power of visuals! After this course, you will be able to format text on slides, add and modify graphical objects and pictures, work with tables and charts, and be able to deliver a presentation smoothly. The course will be taught in PowerPoint 2013, however lessons learned will be applicable to all PowerPoint versions 2007 and later. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of how to navigate a PC/Windows based computer. Cost: $115

Tue. Sep 12
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
#188259
Urban Center

INTERNET/INTEGRATION

MOS Certification Prep
This course will help you prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist certification exams. You will learn about various resources available to prepare, discuss testing techniques, and have your certification questions answered. Cost: $15

Wed. Sep 6
6 - 7:30 p.m.
#188029
Urban Center

Wed. Oct 4
6 - 7:30 p.m.
#188076
Urban Center