Free Classes for Community College Month

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3/20/19

Whoever said you can’t get anything for free didn’t know about Community College Month at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges.

To celebrate during this month of April, and give people a taste of the college’s many continuing education classes, the college is offering a number of classes entirely free. The classes will be offered at its Clinton Community College, Clinton Community College Maquoketa Center, Muscatine Community College and Scott Community College Urban Campus locations.

The class schedule includes:

April 4 – Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St., Muscatine

  • 2 - 3:30 p.m. - Visual Data in Excel
    This preview session for our popular “Creating Dashboards in Excel” class shows the ways you create interactive dashboards to discern actionable information from raw data. Today's businesses typically have access to great quantities of data, but struggle to communicate that data into meaningful and understandable analysis. Communication of data can be very effective when done visually and this class introduces you to the various tools within Microsoft Excel that accomplish that goal.

  • 2 – 3:30 p.m. - Pollinators & Beekeeping
    Discover the world of bees. These fascinating insects are critical to our food chain and environment. In this introductory class, learn to identify pollinators and plantings in your backyard that nurture them. You will also view an observation hive and discussion the life cycle of bees.

  • 3 – 4 p.m. – There’s More to College than Just Going to Class
    Let the fun begin: student activities, clubs, sports, music and student government. Discover the ways to be involved in college. Hear from Student Life professionals on making the most of the college experience.

  • 5 – 6 p.m. - Interactive Resume Writing & Interviewing Seminar
    Talk about the tips, tricks and how to’s to create a great resume, conduct a solid interview and land that job.


April 11 - Scott Community College Urban Campus

101 W. Third St., Davenport

  • 8 – 9:30 a.m. - Building Innovation & Creativity in Teams
    Is your team stagnate and can’t seem to come up with new ideas? Does your team have many ideas that never seem to get past go? Creating a culture allowing creativity and building upon those ideas is critical to success in today’s marketplace. In our interactive class, we will identify ways to overcome barriers and introduce methods to help move your team forward.

  • 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Visual Data in Excel
    This preview session for our popular “Creating Dashboards in Excel” class shows the ways you create interactive dashboards to discern actionable information from raw data. Today's businesses typically have access to great quantities of data, but struggle to communicate that data into meaningful and understandable analysis. Communication of data can be very effective when done visually and this class introduces you to the various tools within Microsoft Excel that accomplish that goal.

  • 5 – 6 p.m. – Going Back to College
    For students who have been out of the classroom for a few years, the thought of returning can be a bit stressful. It doesn’t have to be. Here’s a chance to simply sit down and talk through the many things that can make going back to college more stress free.

  • 5 – 6 p.m. - Interactive Resume Writing & Interviewing Seminar
    Talk about the tips, tricks and how to’s to create a great resume, conduct a solid interview and land that job.

  • 6:30 – 8 p.m. - Stop the Bleed
    A significant preventable cause of death in the pre-hospital environment is uncontrolled bleeding. As demonstrated by guidelines enacted by the military, widespread bleeding control is critical to saving lives. The Hartford Consensus recommends all responders have the education and necessary equipment for bleeding control and strongly encourages bystanders to act as immediate responders to stop bleeding. This course gives participants an opportunity to learn and practice those same actions that have been designated as “life-saving”.


April 12 - Scott Community College Urban Campus

101 W. Third St., Davenport

  • 8 – 9:30 a.m. - Feel Like a Leader Every Day: How Emotional Intelligence Skills Create a More Engaged Workspace
    This leadership session focuses on YOU as a leader and your ability to positively influence those around you by improving your ability to understand your emotions, the emotions of others, and how they impact the way you behave and relate to your employees. Just as you developed technical skills throughout your career, relationship-based skills are just as important. Using the framework of the internationally renowned workplace focused Emotional Intelligence (EI) model from Genos, this session introduces you to a set of skills that help you better perceive, understand and manage emotions in yourself and others.


April 18 - Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton

  • 10:15 – 11:45 a.m. - Stop the Bleed
    A significant preventable cause of death in the pre-hospital environment is uncontrolled bleeding. As demonstrated by guidelines enacted by the military, widespread bleeding control is critical to saving lives. The Hartford Consensus recommends all responders have the education and necessary equipment for bleeding control and strongly encourages bystanders to act as immediate responders to stop bleeding. This course gives participants an opportunity to learn and practice those same actions that have been designated as “life-saving”.

  • 2:30 – 4 p.m. - Pollinators & Beekeeping
    Discover the world of bees. These fascinating insects are critical to our food chain and environment. In this introductory class, learn to identify pollinators and plantings in your backyard that nurture them. You will also view an observation hive and discussion the life cycle of bees.

  • 3 – 4 p.m. – There’s More to College than Just Going to Class
    Let the fun begin: student activities, clubs, sports, music and student government. Discover the ways to be involved in college. Hear from Student Life professionals on making the most of the college experience.

  • 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Visual Data in Excel
    This preview session for our popular “Creating Dashboards in Excel” class shows the ways you create interactive dashboards to discern actionable information from raw data. Today's businesses typically have access to great quantities of data, but struggle to communicate that data into meaningful and understandable analysis. Communication of data can be very effective when done visually and this class introduces you to the various tools within Microsoft Excel that accomplish that goal.

  • 5 – 6 p.m. - Interactive Resume Writing & Interviewing Seminar
    Talk about the tips, tricks and how to’s to create a great resume, conduct a solid interview and land that job.

  • 5:30 – 7 p.m. - Impressionism: Paint Like Monet
    If you have a budding artist within you, here’s your chance to learn impressionism in a no risk/no cost positive atmosphere. Led by Clinton Community College art instructor Phoebe Jan-McMahon, this hands-on introduction to painting impressionism, guides you to create your very own artwork utilizing the same techniques used by Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Morisot and Renoir.

 

April 23 - Clinton Community College Maquoketa Center

501 W. Washington St., Maquoketa

  • 5 – 5:30 p.m. - Weaving Wonders
    An introduction into the wonderful world of weaving where you’ll learn about the tools and tips required to weave baskets and ornaments of all sizes and shapes. (If you would like to weave a basket for yourself, you can sign up for our Round Gathering Basket class that follows the Weaving Wonders intro. Registration for the full basket class is required by April 17.)

  • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. - Opportunities in Welding & Machining
    Whether you are looking to weld decorative objects or discover a new career, learn the basics of welding and machining in this introductory class. You’ll have the chance to put on a welding hood and jacket and try your hand at welding and operating lathes and mills. Let welding bring out the artist in you, open the doors to a different career, or both.

  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. - What’s the Buzz? Beekeeping for Beginners
    Meet a community of beekeepers committed to sharing everything they know about their favorite subject, bees! Whether you are a “new-bee” or a “Queen Bee”, this session invites you to come and see what all the buzz is about.

 

Registration for these classes is available online at eicc.edu/ceregistration Call 1-888-336-3907 for more information.