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 10/7/2015
Access Basics  10/13/2015
Access Intermediate 11/4/2015
Access Advanced 12/8/2015
 Computer Essentials for Home & Work  10/5/2015
 Computer Essentials Intermediate  8/7/2015
Excel Basics 9/3/2015
Excel Basics 10/6/2015
Excel Basics 11/3/2015
 Excel Intermediate 9/8/2015
 Excel Intermediate 12/1/2015
 Excel Formulas, Functions, and Charts  10/6/2015
 Excel Advanced 12/15/2015
Introduction to Windows 8.1 9/15/2015
Keyboarding for Computers 9/15/2015
Microsoft Outlook Basics 10/20/2015
Microsoft PowerPoint 10/27/2015
Microsoft Publisher 11/10/2015
Word Basics 9/1/2015
Word Basics 9/22/2015
Word Basics 10/21/2015
Word Intermediate 8/24/2015
Word Intermediate 11/11/2015
Word Advanced 11/17/2015
Professionalizing Email 11/19/2015
50 + Club 9/14/2015

Microsoft Project
Learn to use this powerful program as a tool for Project Management. You 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 | Susan Dunek 

#50817      SCC Center for Business              Room 110
                  Wednesdays, Oct 7 - 21                Noon - 4 PM

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.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certificate, Business Bookkeeping Certificate, and Business Applications Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Marianne Klein 

#50711     SCC Center for Business              Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 13 - 15                 12:30 - 4:30 PM

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. 

This course is approved for the Business Application Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Cindy Murphy 

#50912     SCC Center for Business            Room 110
                 Wed & Fri, Nov 4 - 6                    8 AM - 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.  This course is approved for the Business Application Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Cindy Murphy 

#50911     SCC Center for Business           Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Dec 8 - 10                8 AM - Noon

Computer Essentials for Home & 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 relaxed environment. A step-by-step approach will be utilized to cover the Windows operating system, word processing, working with files, Internet and email. 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 | $189 | Cindy Chambers 

#50953     SCC Fort Madison Center                   
                 Mondays, Oct 5 - Nov 23                6 - 9 PM 

#50990     Seniors 50+ Discount                     Cost: $159

Computer Essentials Intermediate
Learn about paragraph and page formatting including indents, bullets and numbering, changing margins, page orientation, and headers and footers. Learn to use tables for organizing and formatting information. Work with graphic objects such as WordArt, drawing objects, and AutoShapes. Create and work with lists in Excel. 

12 hours, 4 sessions | $119 | Cindy Chambers 

#50183     SCC Center for Business                Room 110
                 Fridays, Aug 7 - 28                          9 AM - Noon

Excel 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. New users of previous Excel versions will also benefit.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certificate, Business Bookkeeping Certificate, and Business Applications Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 & 4 sessions | $119 | Instructors vary: Chambers, Johnson, Cruz 

#50189     SCC Mount Pleasant Center               Room 203
                 Thursdays, Sep 3 - 24 (4 sessions)     6 - 8 PM 

#50728     SCC Center for Business                    Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 6 - 8                            1 - 5 PM 

#50729     SCC Center for Business                    Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Nov 3 - 5                           12:30 - 4:30 PM

Excel Intermediate
Continue with your Excel proficiencies by learning the benefits of the more advanced features of 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.  This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Klein, Johnson 

#50898     SCC Center for Business                   Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Sep 8 - 10                        8 AM – Noon 

#50899     SCC Center for Business                   Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Dec 1 - 3                          8 AM - Noon

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 | Tammy Dean 

#50900     SCC Center for Business                   Room 110
                 Friday, Oct 16  9 AM - 4 PM

Excel Advanced
Learn the advantages of working with advanced functions, lookups and data tables, advanced list management, pivot tables and pivot charts, exporting and importing. Also learn analytical options, how to use macros, conditional formatting and SmartArt. Pre-requisite: Excel Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.  This course is approved for the Business Application Certificate.

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Cindy Chambers 

#50730     SCC Center for Business                   Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Dec 15 - 17                      8 AM - Noon

Introduction to Windows 8.1
This ILT Series course introduces students to the major new features and enhancements in Windows 8. Students will learn how to customize the Windows 8 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.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certificate, Business Bookkeeping Certificate, and Business Applications Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Cindy Chambers 

#50192     SCC Center for Business                    Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Sep 15 - 17                       1 - 5 PM

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.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certificate and Business Application Certificate. 

12 hours, 3 sessions | $119 | Cindy Murphy 

#50190     SCC Center for Business                     Room 110
                  Tue & Thu, Sep 15 - 22                       9 - 11 AM

Microsoft 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.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certificate and Business Application Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Cindy Murphy 

#50720     SCC Center for Business                      Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 20 - 22                         12:30 - 4:30 PM

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. New users of previous PowerPoint versions will also benefit.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certificate and Business Application Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Marianne Klein 

#50718     SCC Center for Business                       Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Oct 27 - Oct 29                    1 - 5 PM

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 facing-pages layouts, export publications to PDF, and prepare publications for commercial printing.  This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certificate. 

12 hours, 4 sessions | $175 | Cindy Murphy 

#50721     SCC Center for Business                         Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Nov 10 - 19                            1 - 4 PM 

Word Basics
In this seminar you will gain basic proficiency with Microsoft Word 2013. 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. New users of previous Word versions will also benefit. This course is approved for the Administrative Professional Certificate, Business Bookkeeping Certificate, and Business Applications Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Chambers, Johnson 

#50883     SCC Center for Business                            Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Sep 1 - Sep 3                           8 AM – Noon 

#50193     SCC Center for Business                            Room 110
                 Tue & Thu, Sep 22 - Sep 24                       1 - 5 PM 

#50733     SCC Center for Business                            Room 110
                 Wed & Fri, Oct 21 - 23                                 8 AM – Noon

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, creating document templates, and managing document revisions. Prerequisite: Word Basics or equivalent knowledge.  This course is approved for the Business Application Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Chambers, Johnson 

#50851     SCC Center for Business                              Room 110
                 Mon & Wed, Aug 24 - 26                               8 AM – Noon 

#50714     SCC Center for Business                              Room 110
                 Wed & Fri, Nov 11 - 13                                  8 AM - Noon

Word Advanced
Topics covered in this class 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.  This course is approved for the Business Application Certificate. 

8 hours, 2 sessions | $119 | Marianne Klein 

#50852      SCC Center for Business                               Room 110
                  Tue & Thu, Nov 17 - 19                                  8 AM - Noon

Professionalizing Email
While most of us understand that poorly written emails can waste time, we forget that they can also create costly misunderstandings, catapult deadlines forward, delay deliverables, lower people's opinion of you, and undermine a career. Let us help you and your organization maintain your credibility, project a professional image, and save time for yourself and readers.

4 hours, 1 session | $79 | Sue Prochazka

#50820     SCC Center for Business                                 Room 112
                 Thursday, Nov 19                                             Noon - 4 PM

50 + Club
Join us from 1 - 2 PM at the SCC Mt. Pleasant Center on the second Monday of each month Sept. - Dec.  Computers for people over 50.  This program is designed to meet the varying levels of experience and interests of each participant.  Classes are 30 minute  mini lessons with time for questions.   Learn computer day-to-day basics such as how to use the internet, check e-mail, or just how to play games.   And it's FREE!

1 hours, 1 session | FREE |

#51304     SCC Center for Business                                 Room TBD
                  Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14                        1 - 2 PM

 

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