Free Classes for Community College Month

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2/25/22

We pride ourselves on being THE Community’s College.
 
During April, we get to shout it from the rooftops!
 
That’s because April is community college month. To celebrate we're offering a wide range of free classes.
 
It’s our way of thanking the community for your support, and to introduce you to our many great Continuing Education offerings.
 
“Community College Month is a great time to connect with EICC,” said Paula Arends, Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development. “Throughout the entire month of April, we will offer an opportunity for our community to learn, have fun, and plant a seed for future career or life goals.
 
We will offer classes both in-person or live online using Zoom.
 
The schedule includes a wide range of topics, with many times available. Each session will run for either one hour or an hour-and-a-half. Whether you’re interested in improving a skill or want to explore something new, we have a class sure to spark your interest and curiosity!
 
Did we mention they’re all free?

Free classes include:


💻 = Live Online Class
🏛️ = In-person Class


General Interest Classes (skip to Business & Industry Classes)

College for Veterans and Adults 💻
Going to college after being in the military or in the workforce is exciting, but it can also be a little bit confusing. Join Amy and Shari to learn about the process. They will be available to help you along your journey at EICC as well!

April 20, 10 - 11 a.m.
Register for Live Online class

Heart Disease: Is it a choice? 💻
Learn to improve or even reverse heart disease with lifestyle changes.

April 20, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

From Industry to Instruction: Meeting the Need for High Demand Training 💻
The need for skilled workers is at an all-time high. Have you ever considered taking your skills into the classroom or training room? Hear from EICC faculty and trainers who made the transition.

April 21, 4 - 6 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

You Can Build a Website! 💻
Use Notepad to write HTML code that will convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.

April 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Magnetic Technology 🏛️ 
How does magnetism affect electronic devices? Check out the Blong Technology Center’s Amitrol training lab, and learn what magnetism is, the principles of magnetism, and how magnetism works in transformers, motors and generators, contractors, and relays.

April 22, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Register for In-person class

The Psychology of Change and Understanding Your Personality 💻
We are living in volatile, fluctuating times. Whatever your new work pattern, your personality type will always affect how you adapt to change. Attend this interactive workshop to learn how to better understand people and manage change more effectively.

April 26, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

College 101: How to Move Forward 💻
Turn your college-going plans from thoughts to actions! Learn the steps to making your college and career goals a reality!

April 27, 9 - 10 a.m.
Register for Live Online class

Seniors: Living Your Best Life 💻 🏛️ 
Want to be proactive in making decisions about carefree living or future senior care needs?  LivWell Seniors and Fresh Start Living QC can teach you how to be prepared and be proactive in your future senior living options as you age.  We'll focus on three areas that relate to the aging process: desired lifestyle, medical needs, and financial means. 

April 27, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Register for In-person class
Register for Live Online class

Cybersecurity and Society: Internet of Things 💻
Experience a real-life scenario involving a serious failure of cybersecurity with grave consequences, learn the role internet-connected consumer devices played in the failure, and what can be done to prevent it in the future.

April 28, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Deaf History Month: Celebrating Schools and Protest Movements 🏛️ 
Let’s talk about the first Deaf school in the United States, and the protest movement at Gallaudet University that is celebrated each year in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community.

April 29, 9 - 10:30 a.m.
Register for In-person class

Business & Industry 

From Industry to Instruction: Meeting the Need for High Demand Training 💻
The need for skilled workers is at an all-time high. Have you ever considered taking your skills into the classroom or training room? Hear from EICC faculty and trainers who made the transition.

April 21, 4 - 6 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

You Can Build a Website! 💻
Use Notepad to write HTML code that will convert Fahrenheit to Celsius.

April 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Magnetic Technology  🏛️ 
How does magnetism affect electronic devices? Check out the Blong Technology Center’s Amitrol training lab, and learn what magnetism is, the principles of magnetism, and how magnetism works in transformers, motors and generators, contractors, and relays.

April 22, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Register for In-person class

The Psychology of Change and Understanding Your Personality 💻
We are living in volatile, fluctuating times. Whatever your new work pattern, your personality type will always affect how you adapt to change. Attend this interactive workshop to learn how to better understand people and manage change more effectively.

April 26, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Cybersecurity and Society: Internet of Things 💻
Experience a real-life scenario involving a serious failure of cybersecurity with grave consequences, learn the role internet-connected consumer devices played in the failure, and what can be done to prevent it in the future.

April 28, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

 


Past Classes

Make Great Decisions! 💻
Decision and risk matrixes are a formal process to have in your business and personal toolbox to help slow down your thinking to determine rational plans of action based on facts. They ensure that you are not acting on autopilot, and help identify unintended consequences and create written documentation to show why you chose your course of action. Learn about these powerful, through relatively simple tools.

April 2, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Walk Away Ingredients for Administrative Office Professionals 💻
Be a success as an administrative office professional by learning about the qualities employers are seeking. You will also learn about potential career killers that you can avoid. If you are interested in learning how EICC can help you prepare for an exciting office career, stay connected after the session to visit with our instructor.

April 5, 12 -1 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Let’s Get “Shrimpy” 💻 🏛️ 
Learn to select the right size of shrimp for your dish, cooking methods, how to properly clean and peel shrimp, and more! Chef Robert will demonstrate his Shrimp Scampi and Tomatoes. Be ready with your cameras! This is going to be epic!

April 6, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register for In-person class
Register for Live Online class

Diesel Engine Basics 🏛️ 
Learn about the basic components of a diesel engine, and examine the differences between a gas engine and diesel engine.

April 6, 5 - 6 p.m.
Register for In-person class

Conflict: Mindset and Skillset 💻
Conflict is difficult. Join Randy Richards to learn how to successfully manage conflict in the workplace with the right mindset and skillset.

April 7, 10 - 11 a.m.
Register for Live Online class

Furnace and Air Conditioning Tips for Better Comfort and Efficiency 🏛️ 
Do you know how to safety turn off the gas and power to your furnace and air? Are you really using the right furnace filter? What type of thermostat will work best in your home? How do you clean your outdoor A/C unit? Get answers to these questions and more!

April 7, 5 - 6 p.m.
Register for In-person class

Introduction to Delivering a Baby  🏛️ 
Have you ever wondered what it was like to deliver a baby? In this class, you will use technology in EICC’s nursing department to simulate labor and delivery using manikins that talk, have contractions, progress through the delivery process and give birth.

April 7, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Register for In-person class

Self-Publishing Basics: Go from Blank Page to Published Author 💻
Learn the best practices and resources for self- publishing works of fiction, non-fiction, and textbooks. Self-publishing offers a cost-effective way to share your writing, and potentially make some money doing so.

April 7, 6 - 7 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Intro to Photogrammetry: Turning One Dimensional Items into 3D and Models 🏛️ 
Learn how to download free software to take your raw photos to a 3D model. Process your 3D model for 3D printing. Great class for youth and a parent to take together!

April 9, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register for In-person class

When OSHA Comes Calling 💻
When the OSHA inspector arrives, an employer has certain rights and responsibilities. Learn what you, as an employer, can do to be prepared for an inspection, what the inspection involves, how to respond to questions, what records need to be readily available, what the most common citations are and how they are connected, and what you can do if OSHA issues a citation.

April 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Quick and Easy Salad Dressings 💻 🏛️ 
Always in a hurry? Trying to eat healthy? Learn to make three healthy dressings for your favorite salads in just minutes!

April 12, 12 - 1 p.m.
Register for In-person class
Register for Live Online class

Teamwork and Trust 💻
The research over the last 60 years is crystal clear - the foundation for any productive group effort is deep levels of trust. Trust means the willingness to express our vulnerability with each other. How can we do this in the work setting?

April 12, 2 - 3 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

The Future of Nursing 🏛️ 
Visit with nursing faculty at Muscatine Community College and learn about MCC’s new state of the art career and technical education building that will include the latest in simulation equipment. Nurses of the future will learn to care for patients with simulators before they work with live patients.

April 13, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Register for In-person class

How to Pay for College – Understanding the Financial Aid Process 💻
Are you a junior in high school, or the parent of a junior? Join us to find out about resources available to make college a reality. Provided in partnership with the Iowa College Access Network and Ascentra Credit Union.

April 14, 6 - 7 p.m.
Register for Live Online class

Vehicle Maintenance 101 💻 🏛️ 
Technology has changed the vehicles we drive. Learn to maintain your vehicle’s tire inflation, engine oil, and pressure monitoring. Annoyed by dashboard lights? Find out what they are trying to tell you. This is an interactive session…bring your questions!

April 15, 2 - 3 p.m.
Register for In-person class
Register for Live Online class

 

Spring Bicycle Maintenance 🏛️ 
Learn the basics of bicycle maintenance and how to get your equipment ready for the spring riding season. Did your bike sit all winter and now needs some TLC before the spring riding season arrives? This course will demonstrate cleaning and oiling your chain, replacing inner tubes, adjusting disc brakes, cleaning rear cassette, checking headset for looseness, changing pedals and smoother shifting.

April 16, 10 - 11 a.m.
Register for In-person class


To learn more and register, call 1-888-336-3907 or email eiccinfo@eicc.edu