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Enriching the Business of Life

CBIZ's philosophy of "lifelong learning" - sustaining personal growth, expanding horizons, and making new friends is well represented in this varied array of continuing education courses focusing on applied arts, music, history, pets, fitness, culinary and home and garden. There are no tests and no academic requirements. Informal class sessions encourage comments, questions, and lively discussions.

Check out our Life & Leisure Classes below. Call (319) 208-5375 to register.

Retirement 

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Farm Business  & Estate Planning 7/30/2015
Automotive
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Autobody Restoration I  6/1/2015
Autobody Restoration II 6/2/2015
Ladies Night Out  5/20/2015
Youth
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Summer Animation (Grades 9th - 12th)  6/15/2015
Summer Animation (Grades 7th - 8th) 7/6/2015
Leisure
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Introduction to Bicycling Series, Part I 6/9/2015
Introduction to Bicycling Series, Part II 6/16/2015
Introduction to Bicycling Series, Part III 6/23/2015
Essentics:Aging Backwards 8/4/2015
History
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James Van Allen - Mt. Pleasant Unassuming Giant 6/9/2015
Healthy Eating
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Basics of Fermenting Food 6/11/2015
Creative Decorating Series

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Cake Decorating Buttercream Basics 7/6/2015
Cake Decorating: Royal Icing Flowers 9/14/2015
General Interest
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 Chef for a Day (or Three)  7/15/2015
Detox for Health! 7/30/2015
Hunter Safety 8/17/2015
Photography Introduction 7/6/2015
Sports Photography 6/2/2015

Farm Business & Estate Planning

This course is designed to provide an introduction to estate planning and business planning for farmers. In this course we will discuss simple and complex planning tools to assist in creating the best long term plan for your estate. The end result of your planning should be to create the most efficient, most cost saving transfer of your farm and other assets to future generations in a manner that suits you best. The discussions in this class will focus on planning you can do now to have a successful succession plan in the future. 

8 hours, 4 sessions / $55 / Alyssa Stewart 

#50178   SCC Center for Business                                Room 103
               Thursdays, Jul 30 - Aug 20                             6 - 8 PM

Autobody Restoration I

These courses offer an opportunity to gain skills in autobody repair and restoration. You’ll work on projects in a lab type environment. Participants will need to supply their own projects and materials for the class. Enrollment is limited so all participants benefit from personal attention by our expert instructor with ample time on equipment. With this one-on-one approach, no matter what level of skill you have, you will increase your restoration expertise. You’ll learn proper methods of:
          • Dent & Rust repair
          • Painting technique

36 hours, 9 sessions / $185 / Tim Weaver

#48029   SCC West Burlington Campus           Room 324
               Mondays, June 1 - July 27                 5 - 9pm

Autobody Restoration II

These courses offer an opportunity to gain skills in autobody repair and restoration. You’ll work on projects in a lab type environment. Participants will need to supply their own projects and materials for the class. Enrollment is limited so all participants benefit from personal attention by our expert instructor with ample time on equipment. With this one-on-one approach, no matter what level of skill you have, you will increase your restoration expertise. You’ll gain advanced skills in:
          • Panel replacement & fabrication
          • Painting techniques

36 hours, 9 sessions / $185 / Tim Weaver

#48030   SCC West Burlington Campus         Room 324
               Tuesdays, June 2 - July 28               5 - 9pm

Ladies Night Out

Learn how to change the oil in your car! Understand the need for maintenance in your own vehicle. You will go through the owner’s manual and learn about oil changes, tire rotations, and other assorted fluids. On the first night you will learn what supplies to purchase so you can change your vehicle’s oil on the second night!  Bring Safety Glasses and your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

4 hours, 2 sessions / $39 / Wes Carpenter 

#50057   SCC West Burlington Campus         Room 206
               Wed & Thu, May 20 - 21                   6 - 8 PM

Summer Animation (Grades 9th - 12th)

Ever wonder how they make animated movies like Frozen or Despicable Me? Come learn the magic! Watch great animated works and learn principals & technologies from an industry pro. Create your own computer animation in SCC’s state-of-the-art computer animation lab. New skills for repeat attendees! 

15 hours, 5 sessions / $129 / Tyler Horn 

#50122   SCC West Burlington Campus              Room 227
               Mon - Fri, Jun 15 - 19                            1 - 4 PM

Summer Animation (Grades 7th - 8th)

Ever wonder how they make animated movies like Frozen or Despicable Me? Come learn the magic! Watch great animated works and learn principals & technologies from an industry pro. Create your own computer animation in SCC’s state-of-the-art computer animation lab. New skills for repeat attendees!

15 hours, 5 sessions / $129 / Tyler Horn 

#50123   SCC West Burlington Campus                Room 227
               Mon - Fri, Jul 6 - 10                                 1 - 4 PM

Introduction to Bicycling Series, Part I

Are you considering bicycling for exercise or just want to cruise around but don’t know which of the 1,000,000 kinds of bicycles to consider? In this first of a 3-part series, join Tyler Bickel, owner of Bickel’s Cycling and Fitness, as he reviews the various styles of bicycles and how they are meant to be used. Tyler breaks down the major types of bicycles into Road, Mountain, and City, and demonstrates the various models within each group. See how a Performance Road differs from a Cyclo Cross, how a Trail differs from a Fat Tire, or how a Dual Sport differs from an Urban Utility.

1 hours, 1 session / $10 / Tyler Bickel

#50133   Bickel’s Cycling & Fitness, West Burlington
               Tuesday, Jun 9                                     6:15 - 7:15 PM

Introduction to Bicycling Series, Part II

Do you have a bicycle or are thinking about buying one and would like to make sure it fits, is comfortable, and has the accessories that you need? In this 2nd of a 3-part series, join Tyler Bickel, owner of Bickel’s Cycling and Fitness, as he reviews how to properly fit a bicycle to your body and some of the most important accessories to consider for both comfort and safety. Tyler discusses the difference between proper position for long and short rides and reviews important options like seats, grips, computers, etc. You won’t enjoy bicycling if you’re not comfortable while riding. Let the expert explain how it’s done.

1 hours, 1 session / $10 / Tyler Bickel

#50134   Bickel’s Cycling & Fitness, West Burlington
               Tuesday, Jun 16                                   6:15 - 7:15 PM 

Introduction to Bicycling Series, Part III

Do you have a bicycle or are thinking about buying one and don’t know the first thing about bicycle maintenance? Or maybe you have questions about how to maintain certain components on your bicycle? In this 3rd of a 3-part series, join Tyler Bickel, owner of Bickel’s Cycling and Fitness, as he reviews and demonstrates some of the tips and tricks to performing basic bicycle maintenance. Ever thought about changing a flat but wondered how to get the stupid tire off the rim and back on the rim? Here’s your chance to find out how. Tyler will also cover areas like proper washing and lubing. Let the expert explain how it’s done. Open forum class. Bring your questions!

1 hours, 1 session / $10 / Tyler Bickel

#50135   Bickel’s Cycling & Fitness, West Burlington
               Tuesday, Jun 23                                  6:15 - 7:15 PM

Essentics: Aging Backwards

This is a gentle stretching and strengthening program. This class is aimed at regaining your mobility while slowly building strength and reawakening all the muscles in the body. A slow-paced class, it is designed for those who have atrophy-related stiffness, chronic aches and pains or those who have been sedentary for a period of time.  Side effects include improved posture, increased range of motion, strength and agility. This is a class for men and women of all ages who are looking to get moving again! Please bring an exercise /yoga mat.  Taught by Lea Burke, Certified Essentrics Instructor.

8 hours, 8 sessions I $49 I Lea Burke 

#50124   SCC Center for Business                    Room 103
               Tue & Thu, Aug 4 - 27                         10 - 11 AM

James Van Allen - Mt. Pleasant’s Unassuming Giant

Dr. Van Allen, discoverer of the Van Allen radiation belts, is better known internationally than at home. This Mt. Pleasant native and Iowa Wesleyan graduate made remarkable contributions to our world, ranging from the WWII Pacific Theater to the founding of NASA and eventually the Voyager and Galileo space missions. See why this quintessential Iowa boy is held in high esteem by the scientific community and how his work changed our understanding of earth and our solar system.

1 hours, 1 session / $10 / Mary Hoyer

#0         SCC Mount Pleasant Center               Room 201    
             Tuesday, Jun 9                                    7 - 8 PM

Basics of Fermenting Food

Want to make the foods you already eat even better? Want to enhance immunity and increase digestion?  Want to save money in the process? Learn the process of fermentation, which increases vitamins, enzymes and beneficial bacteria naturally present in all foods while improving flavor, enhancing digestion and boosting immunity. This is great for anyone and especially those with gut issues, IBS, Crohn’s, bloating, weight gain, sinus issues, etc. If you’re serious about helping to heal your gut with healthy, beneficial bacteria, you can’t do better than introducing fermented and live-cultured foods into your diet with this hands-on workshop. Food samples will be provided. 

2 hours, 1 session / $25 / Tara Dowd 

#50143   SCC Center for Business             Room 111
               Thursday, Jun 11                          6 - 8 PM

Cake Decorating: Buttercream Basics

Learn the basic techniques to decorate cakes with America’s favorite icing-buttercream. Students will receive a recipe and instructions to properly ice and smooth cakes with practice time. Decorating skills will cover writing the coveted ‘Happy Birthday’, the rose, leaves and other figure piping techniques. This is a hands-on course and open to any skill level. The best part, students can eat their final project! 
Supplies Needed: 2 featherweight decorating bags and couplers or disposable bags, icing spatula, and rose nail.
Cake tips: 3,5,12, 16, 21, 47, 67, 104, 2d.

8 hours, 4 sessions / $55 / Jessica Zelkovich 

#50151   SCC Keokuk Campus               Room 401
                Mondays, Jul 6 - 27                  6 - 8 PM

Cake Decorating: Royal Icing Flowers

Get ready to delve deeper into the sweet world of icing. This class offers advanced buttercream borders and some additional flowers, as well as an array of royal icing flowers. Students will have three nights of hands-on instruction with the final night to design and decorate a cake reflecting these learned techniques. 

Supplies: flower nail, decorator’s icing bag, coupler, lily nail and wax/parchment paper.
Tips required: 1, 3, 5, 12, 14, 21, 47, 59s, 68, 81, 97, 101, 103, 104, 352
Students should bring one batch of medium class buttercream as well as all supplies.

8 hours, 4 sessions / $55 / Jessica Zelkovich 

#50126   SCC Keokuk Campus                      Room 401  
               Mondays, Sep 14 - Oct 5                 6 - 8 PM

  Chef for a Day (or Three)

Led by Chef Christopher Morris, enjoy this interactive cooking class with demonstrations and a special dining experience. The class offers a shopping trip and practical ways for preparing an elegant yet simple meal. At the end of the 3-day program, participants will sit down to enjoy the meal they helped prepare along with paired wine. Included with the class price, participants receive a Chef Coat, Toque, Pantry Bag with hard to find ingredients and recipes.

9 hours, 3 sessions / $149 / Christopher Morris

#50186   The Loft, Burlington                            
               Wed - Fri, Jul 15 - 17              5:30 - 8:30 PM

Detox for Health!

If you suffer from fatigue, headaches, excess weight, joint pain, cravings, or sleeplessness, you may be able to eliminate many of these symptoms through a healthy Detox.  Discover how to safely rid your body of toxins, boost your immune system, increase energy and focus, and lose belly fat!  Learn the benefits of detoxing, how to recognize common toxins, and achieve balance to stay healthy!  Detox plan and sample recipes included! 

1.5 hours, 1 session / $15 / Erika Salek 

#50147   SCC Center for Business          Room 111
               Thursday, Jul 30                        6 - 7:30 PM

Hunter Safety

Offered by the DNR, this class will include all forms of hunter safety, hunter ethics, survival in the wild, and live firing on a supervised gun range. This class is mandatory for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1967, who want to purchase a hunting license. Certification in this class is also acceptable in all states for big game hunting. You must be 11 years of age or older to enroll and cannot receive a license until age 12. You must have a Social Security Number to register and to receive a certificate upon completion. Class size is limited; advance registration is required.

10 hours, 4 sessions / $7 / Steve Kershner

#50177   SCC West Burlington Campus           Room 501
              Aug 17 - 27
             3 class sessions are required:
             Mon & Thu, Aug 17, 20, 24, 27            6:30 - 9 PM
             Additional required session:
             Big Hollow Recreation Area
             Saturday, Aug 22                                 1 - 5 PM

Photoshop Introduction

This class will teach the basic tools of Adobe Photoshop™. This class is for those who have never used Adobe Photoshop ™ and also for those who have explored the software but want to know more. Course content will be delivered by a combination of lecture and hands-on. Individual projects will allow participants to put into practice the information learned. In addition to editing, this class will focus on effects not normally included in standard editing software.

12 hours, 6 sessions / $69 / Doug George

#50199   SCC Keokuk Campus                    Room 417
              Mondays, Jul 6 - Aug 10                 6 - 8 PM

Sports Photography

Come join Hawk Eye photographer John Gaines to find out how he gets those great sports shots. This three-session course will discuss sports photography and how to capture peak action and reaction moments. The three session course will open with tips and techniques, then have a live shooting night and finish with a critique. A camera and telephoto lenses is recommended, but not required. Even point and shoot cameras have some adjustments that can help. Come join John and have some fun!

6 hours, 3 sessions / $59 / John Gaines

#50131   SCC Center for Business           Room 112
              Tuesdays, Jun 2 - 16                  6 - 8 PM

 

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