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
Access Basics 2/9/2016
Access Intermediate 3/2/2016
Access Advanced 5/5/2016
Adobe InDesign Basics  1/19/2016
Computer Essentials for Home & Work  2/1/2016
Excel Basics 2/2/2016
Excel Basics 4/5/2016
 Excel Basics 4/15/2016
 Excel Basics 5/5/2016
 Excel Basics  5/31/2016
 Excel Intermediate 3/29/2016
Excel Advanced 4/12/2016
Excel Formulas, Functions, and Charts 2/12/2016
Introduction to Windows 8.1 1/19/2016
Introduction to Windows 10 6/7/2016
IPads for 50+ 5/4/2016
IPads for 50+ 4/6/2016
Keyboarding for Computers 1/19/2016
Microsoft Outlook Basics 2/16/2016
Microsoft PowerPoint 2/23/2016
Microsoft Project 1/28/2016
Professionalizing Email 1/14/2016
Word Basics 1/26/2016
Word Basics 3/3/2016
Word Basics 4/5/2016
Word Basics 5/3/2016
Word Intermediate 3/9/2016
Word Advanced 3/22/2016

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 Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#52806      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                    $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                           Cindy Chambers
                  Tue & Thu, Feb 9 - 11                                 1 - 5 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.

#52807      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                     $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                   
                  Wed & Fri, Mar 2 - 4                                     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.

#52808      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                     $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                            Cindy Chambers
                  Tue & Thu, Apr 5 - 7                                     8 AM - Noon

Adobe InDesign Basics
From ads to flyers to booklets, design and produce professional print documents and layouts. Learn to manipulate text, shapes, colors and frames to create eye-catching print products using hands-on, interactive exercises. Topics include: program navigation and integration with Illustrator and Photoshop, working with text, setting up documents and working with frames and color. Prerequisites: Experience with Windows based programs and mouse skills. Mac computer experience preferred but not required. This course utilizes Adobe InDesign CC.

#53020      12 Hours, 4 Sessions                                     $149
                  SCC WB, 221                                                 Jeff Ebbing
                  Tuesdays, Jan 19 - Feb 9                               6 - 9 PM

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.

#52811      24 Hours, 8 Sessions                                       $189
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                Cindy Chambers
                  Mondays, Feb 1 - Mar 28                                 1 - 4 PM
                  No class on March 14   

Discounts available for persons 50 or older–birth date required.
#52812      24 Hours, 8 Sessions                                        $159
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                 Cindy Chambers
                  Mondays, Feb 1 - Mar 28                                  1 - 4 PM
                  No class on March 14             

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 Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#52799      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                           $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                  Marianne Klein
                  Tue & Thu, Feb 2 - 4                                          1 - 5 PM

#52800       8 Hours, 4 Sessions                                           $119
                   SCC Keokuk, 417                                              Cindy Chambers
                   Tuesdays, Apr 5 - 26                                         6 - 8 PM

#52802      8 Hours, 1 Session                                             $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                  Sarah Johnson
                  Friday, Apr 15                                                    8 AM - 4:30 PM

#52801      8 Hours, 4 Sessions                                           $119
                  SCC Mt. Pleasant, 203                                       Cindy Chambers
                  Thursdays, May 5 - 26                                        6 - 8 PM

#52803      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                           $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                   Marianne Klein
                  Tue & Thu, May 31 - Jun 2                                 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.

#52804      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                              $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                     Sarah Johnson
                 Tue & Thu, Mar 29 - 31                                          1 - 5 PM

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, 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.

#52805      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                       Cindy Chambers
                  Tue & Thu, Apr 12 - 14                                            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.

#52810      6 Hours, 1 Session                                                    $109
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                          Sarah Johnson
                  Friday, Feb 12                                                            9 AM - 4 PM

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 Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#53023      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                  $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                        Cindy Chambers
                  Tue & Thu, Jan 19 - 21                                              1 - 5 PM

Introduction to Windows 10
Whether you’re new to computers or have used them in the past, this class will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more specifically, the Windows 10 interface. This course will help you to define what a PC is, and familiarize you with the Windows 10 user interface and its basic capabilities. In this course, you will explore Windows 10 and learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users. This course is designed for end users who are familiar with computers and who need to use the features and functionality of the Windows 10 operating system for personal and/or professional reasons.

#50324      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                  $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                         Cindy Chambers
                  Tue & Thu, Jun 7 - 9                                                 1 - 5 PM

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.

#52938       4 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                   $39
                   SCC Ft. Madison, 102                                               Cindy Chambers
                   Wednesdays, May 4 - 11                                          10 AM - Noon

#52939      4 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                    $39
                  SCC Mt. Pleasant, 203                                                Cindy Chambers
                  Wednesdays, Apr 6 & 20                                             10 AM - Noon

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 Business Application Certificate.

#52765      9 Hours, 3 Sessions                                                      $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                   
                  Tue & Thu, Jan 19 - 26                                                  9 AM - Noon

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 Business Application Certificate.

#52766           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                    $119
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                                           Cindy Chambers
                       Tue & Thu, Feb 16 - 18                                              1 - 5 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 Business Application Certificate.

#52809      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                          $119
                 SCC CBIZ, 110                                                                  Cindy Chambers
                 Tue & Thu, Feb 23 - 25                                                     1 - 5 PM

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.

#52950       8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                                         $190
                   SCC CBIZ, 111                                                                Susan Dunek
                   Thursdays, Jan 28 - Feb 4                                               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.

#52956      4 Hours, 1 Session                                                  $79
                  SCC CBIZ, 112                                                       Sue Prochazka
                  Thursday, Jan 14                                                    12:30 - 4:30 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 Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#52767      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                              $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                     Cindy Chambers
                 Tue & Thu, Jan 26 - 28                                          1 - 5 PM

#52768      8 Hours, 4 Sessions                                            $119
                 SCC Mt. Pleasant, 203                                        Sarah Johnson
                 Thursdays, Mar 3 - 24                                          6 - 8 PM
                 No class on March 17             

#52769      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                            $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                                                   M. Klein
                 Tue & Thu, Apr 5 - 7                                            1 - 5 PM

#52772     8 Hours, 4 Sessions                                          $119
                 SCC Keokuk, 417                                             Cindy Chambers
                 Tuesdays, May 3 - 24                                       6 - 8 PM

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, create document templates, and managing document revisions. Pre-requisite: Word Basics or equivalent knowledge.  This course is approved for the Business Application Certificate.

#52773      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                        $119
                 SCC CBIZ, 110                                                Sarah Johnson
                Wed & Fri, Mar 9 - 11                                       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.

#52774      8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                         $119
                  SCC CBIZ, 110                   
                  Tue & Thu, Mar 22 - 24                                    1 - 5 PM

 

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