Computer Technology

From the new computer user to the IT professional, we have the training and certifications you need to advance to the next level.

CBIZ offers two new certificates in the area of Office Productivity.

 

Administrative Professional Certificate
This certificate will benefit those who wish to work as an Administrative Professional and those already working in the field looking to improve their knowledge and skills. Administrative Professional Certification will teach you the skills needed to become a successful administrative professional using fundamentals like Business Communication and Customer Services and specialize your skill set with the Microsoft Office 2013 computer courses.

Business Application Certificate
This hands-on program is for those who need or want to learn more about the world of computers. Students will learn the essentials of computing for today's technological workplace.  Through hands-on, interactive training, students gain a working knowledge of a wide variety of computer software applications to help them be successful in a cross-section of occupations. A final project from each student will assess and review the concepts covered in the program.

Check out our Computer Technology Classes below.
Call (319) 208-5375 to register.

Office Productivity
 
 Course  Date
Microsoft Project 3/4/2015
iPads for Business-Apps & "The Square"  2/10/2015
Excel Basics (Certificate Class) 2/3/2015
 Excel Basics  4/7/2015
 Excel Basics  5/7/2015
 Excel Intermediate  3/31/2015
Excel Advanced 4/14/2015
Microsoft Excel Formulas, Functions, and Charts 2/20/2015
Word Basics 4/9/2015
 Word Basics 6/52015
 Word Basics (Certificate Class)  12/27/2015
 Word Intermediate  3/11/2015
 Word Advanced 3/24/2015
Access Basics 2/10/2015
Access Intermediate 3/4/2015
Access Advanced 4/7/2015
Microsoft PowerPoint 2/24/2015
Keyboarding for Computers 1/20/2015
Outlook Basics 2/17/2015
Microsoft Publisher 3/3/2015
Getting Started
 
 Course  Date
 Computers Essentials for Home and Work  2/2/2015
Introduction to Window 8.1 1/20/2015
iPads for 50+ 2/11/2015
iPads for 50+ 4/15/2015

 

Photoshop / Photography
 
 Course  Date
 Intro to Photoshop Elements  1/21/2015
Advanced Photography 4/21/2015
Digital Photography for the Ultra Confused 3/25/2015

 MS Project

Learn to use this powerful program as a tool for Project Management.  Participants will learn how to develop and present your project plan, master the tools for managing schedules and resources effectively, identify critical paths and manage multiple dependencies, and track progress and costs—and make real-time adjustments

8 hours, 2 sessions / $190

#47926   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Wednesdays, Mar 4 & 11            12:30 - 4:30pm

iPads for Business-Apps & “The Square”

Incorporating iPads, Apps, and the “Square” device could be a great way to help start a small business or make an existing small business more efficient. Usage involves limited overhead and is very practical. All the way from accounting to inventory. Come join us in the world of starting or upgrading your existing business with some of the latest technology.

 2 hours, 1 session / $35 / Dana Johnston & Bruce Huddleson

#48093   SCC West Burlington Campus Rm 503/504
             Tuesday, February 10                6:30 - 8:30pm

Excel Level Basics

Work with numbers? Then you need to learn Excel 2013. In this class you will discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You’ll benefit from hands-on activities covering creating and editing workbooks, modifying worksheets, using functions, formatting worksheets, creating charts, and managing large workbooks. Experience with Windows is recommended. Excel users of previous versions will also benefit. This course provides increased hands-on practice time for those who may benefit from working closer with the instructor.

 12 hours, 4 sessions / $135 / Johnson / Cruz

#47965   SCC Keokuk Campus                    Room 417
               Tuesdays, April 7- 28                     6 - 9pm

#47966   SCC Mt. Pleasant                           Room 203
               Thursdays, May 7 - 28                     6 - 9pm

Approved for Administrative Professional Certificate, Business Bookkeeping, and Business Applications Certificate.

8 hours, 2 session / $115 / Cindy Murphy

#47973   RiverPark Place, Burlington         Room 110
               Tues & Thurs, Feb 3 &5              12:30 - 4:30pm

Excel Intermediate

Continue with your Excel proficiencies by learning the benefits of the more advanced features in Excel 2013.  Topics covered include using multiple worksheets and workbooks, customizing Excel, advanced formatting, outlines and subtotals, cell and range names, list and table management, advanced charting, documenting and auditing, templates and settings, and Internet features.  Pre-requisite: Excel Basics or equivalent knowledge.

Approved for Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Application Certificate.

8 hours, 2 session / $115 /  Cindy Murphy

#47972   RiverPark Place, Burlington            Room 110
               Tues & Thurs, March 31 & April 2   12:30 - 4:30pm

Excel Advanced

Learn the advantages of working with advanced functions, lookups and data tables, advanced list management, working with pivot tables and pivot charts, exporting and importing, using analytical options, working with macros, conditional formatting and SmartArt. Pre-requisite: Excel Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

Approved for Business Application Certification.

8 hours, 2 session / $115 / Cindy Chambers

#47974   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Tues & Thurs, April 14 & 16       8am - noon

Microsoft Excel Formulas, Functions, and Charts

Learn the secrets behind writing mathematical formulas and functions to calculate values such as sum, average, maximum and minimum. Discover how to use absolute and relative cell references. Discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks. Learn the best way to sort and analyze data, create custom charts and graphs. Basic understanding of Excel is strongly encouraged. Materials are included.

6 hours, 1 session / $109 / Cindy Murphy

#47946   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Friday, Sep 19                             9am - 4pm

Word Basics

Discover the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks.  Learn how to create and edit documents, format characters and paragraphs, create and manage tables, control page layout, work with web features, instant messaging, and much more.  You'll be able to practice what you learn in this hands-on course.  This course provides increased hands-on practice time for those who may benefit from working closer with the instructor.

12 hours, 4 sessions / $135 / Johnson / Cruz

#47981 SCC Mt. Pleasant Center              Room 203
             Thursdays, April 9 - 30                  6 - 9pm

#47979 SCC Keokuk Campus                   Room 417
             Tuesdays, May 7 - 26                     6 - 9pm

Approved for Administrative Professional Certificate, Business Bookkeeping Certificate, and Business Applications Certificate.

#47975   RiverPark Place, Burlington       Room 110
               Tues & Thurs, Jan 27 & 29        12:30 - 4:30pm

Word Intermediate

Topics covered include working with sections and columns, formatting tables, working with Excel data, working with styles, headers and footers, printing labels and envelopes, working with graphics and objects, document templates, and managing document revisions. Pre-requisite: Word Basics or equivalent knowledge.

Approved for the Business Application Certification.

8 hours, 2 session / $115 /  Sarah Johnson

#47976   RiverPark Place, Burlington            Room 110
               Wed & Fri, March 11 & 13               8am - noon

Word Advanced

Topics covered in this Word III include using mail merge, working with forms, working
with large documents, creating macros, customizing menus and toolbars, using
XML features, and sharing Word documents. Pre-requisite: Word Intermediate or
equivalent knowledge.

Approved for Business Application Certification.

6 hours, 1 session / $109 / Tammy Dean

#47977   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Tues & Thurs, March 24 & 26     12:30pm - 4:30pm

Access Basics
 
This seminar will take you from knowing little or nothing about databases and Access
to a basic level of understanding. Topics include database concepts, databases
and tables, fields and records, data entry rules, simple queries, using forms,
creating and modifying reports, and much more. You’ll practice what you learn
in this hands-on course.


Approved for Administrative Professional Certificate, Business Bookkeeping Certificate, and Business Applications Certificate.

8 hours, 2 session / $115 / Cindy Murphy

#47943   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Tues & Thurs, Feb 10 & 12         12:30pm - 4:30pm

Access Intermediate

Topics covered are relational databases, working with related tables, complex queries, advanced form design, advanced reports, charts in forms and reports, pivot tables and pivot charts, and Internet integrations. You’ll practice what you learn in this hands-on course. Prior knowledge of Access required.

 Approved courseware for Business Application Certification.

 8 hours, 2 sessions / $115 / Cindy Chambers

#47945 RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
             Wed/Fri, March 4 - 6                   8am - noon

Access Advanced

Students will learn how to: query with SQL; use crosstab, parameter, and action queries, create and run macros; import, export, and link database objects; optimize, replicate, and synchronize databases; and maintain database security. Prerequisite: Access Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.

 Approved courseware for Business Application Certification.

 8 hours, 2 sessions / $115 / Cindy Chambers

#47941   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Tue & Thu, April 7 & 9                8am - noon

Microsoft PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2013 is used to create presentations that can combine text, graphics, charts, clip art, and WordArt. These presentations can then be shown at internal business meetings, sales calls, and training events. Additional topics include building new presentations, formatting slides, using drawing tools, working with graphics, using tables and charts, and modifying the proofing presentations. Experience with Windows is recommended. PowerPoint users of previous versions will also benefit.

Approved for Administrative Professional and Business Application Certification.

 8 hours, 2 sessions / $115 / Cindy Murphy

#48048   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Tue & Thu, Feb 24 & 26             12:30 - 4:30pm

Keyboarding for Computers

You will learn the alphabetic keyboard, practice alphanumeric skills and apply those skills to word processing situations you are likely to encounter.

Approved for Administrative Professional and Business Application Certification.

12 hours, 4 sessions / $135 / Cindy Chambers

#48047   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Tues & Thu, January 20 - 29      9am - noon

Outlook Basics

Are you overwhelmed by emails, meetings, and to-do lists? In this course you’ll learn how to manage the flood of emails, creating folders and archives, how to keep track of your contacts and how to use Outlook’s Calendar and Alert features.  Find out how to customize Outlook so it perfectly meets your needs, and discover how to automate your work with rules. Whether you’re new to Outlook or you’ve been using it for years, you’re sure to learn something useful in every lesson.

Approved for Administrative Professional and Business Application Certification.

8 hours, 2 sessions I $115 I Cindy Murphy

#48050   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
               Tue & Thu, Feb 17 & 19             12:30 - 4:30pm

Microsoft Publisher

This course teaches the core features and functions of Publisher 2010. You’ll will learn how to navigate the Publisher interface, create and edit publications, arrange text and pictures, work with master pages, and create and format tables. You will also learn how to flow text across text boxes, create a facing-pages layout, export publications to PDF, and prepare publications for commercial printing.

 Approved for Administrative Professional Certification.

 12 hours, 4 sessions / $135 / Cindy Chambers

#48052   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
             Tue & Thu, March 3 - 12                1 - 4pm

Computers Essentials for Home and Work

This course is the starting point for anyone entering the workforce and for home use. Learn how to use a computer in a fun and easy paced environment. A step-by step approach will be utilized to cover the windows operating system, word processing, working with files, internet and e-mail. This course will provide fundamental computer competencies to survive and prosper in today’s fast-changing world. No previous computer knowledge is required.  No book required. (Discounts available for persons 50 or older-birth date required).

24 hours, 8 sessions / $165 / Erin Cruz

#47931   SCC Keokuk Campus                    Room 417
               Mondays, Feb 2- Mar 29               6pm - 9 pm
               (No class March 17)

#47932  Seniors 50+ Discount                     Cost: $139

Introduction to Windows 8.1

This ILT Series course introduces students to the major new features and enhancements in Windows 8.1. Students learn to customize the Windows 8.1 environment, use jump lists and gadgets, manage content by using libraries and Windows Explorer, search for content, interact with devices, protect files, troubleshoot problems, and use new privacy and security features in Internet Explorer.

Approved for Administrative Professional Certificate, Business Bookkeeping Certificate, and Business Applications Certificate.

 8 hours, 2 sessions I $115 I Cindy Chambers

#48067   RiverPark Place, Burlington        Room 110
              Tue & Thu, Jan 20 & 22               12:30 - 4:30pm

iPads for 50+

iPads aren’t just for teenagers! In this class we will discuss how to configure your iPad, setup an email account, send photos by email, setup a calendar with reminders, create a contact list, map a location, download books to your library, set up iTunes account for music and more. Requirements: An iPad and a basic knowledge of computers.

 4 hours, 2 sessions / $39 / Cindy Chambers

#48045   SCC Fort Madison Center         Room 102
               Wednesdays, Feb 11 & 18      10am - noon

#48046   SCC Mount Pleasant Center     Room 203
               Wednesdays, April 15 & 22     10am - noon

 Intro to Photoshop Elements

This is a beginning level class, and will introduce students to photo editing software and the tools used to improve the photographs we take. If you have the software but have been at a loss as to how to use it, this class is for you. If you don’t have the software, but wanted to see what it is all about then this class may help you to decide whether to purchase it or not. The class will using Photoshop Elements version 11, but if students have earlier versions it will still be of use to them.

12 hours, 6 sessions / $69 / Rod Gerst

#47937   RiverPark Place, Burlington       Room  110
               Wednesdays, Jan 21- Feb 25    6 - 8pm

Advanced Photography

For the serious advanced photographer who wants to learn manual camera function, lighting, and an intro to basic portraiture. This four-session course details the technical manual functions of the camera, different types of lighting and their values, and basic portraiture/composition, and how they impact your photograph. The course relies on specific assignments and kindly in-class critiques. Each student must have a camera with manual aperture, shutter speed and ISO. After the first session, classes will be in a professional photography studio, and outdoors, weather permitting.

 I8 hours, 4 sessions / $45 / Randy Fox

#48097   Art Center of Burlington                           
              Tuesdays, April 21 - May 12           7 - 9pm

Digital Photography for the Ultra Confused

This class is not for the cell phone photographer, just those with a digital camera. Are you getting better photos but still shooting in the auto setting mode? Students need a camera, the manual for that camera, access to a computer and email capability. Students will be expected to spend 2-3 hours per week at home working on the topics covered in class.

 12 hours, 6 sessions / $69 / Rod Gerst

#47936   RiverPark Place, Burlington            Room 110
               Wednesdays, March 25 - April 29   6 - 8pm

 

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