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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.

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Opera Appreciation II 11/2/2020
Certificate in Meditation 7/7/2020
Discover Sign Language  Online
Discover Sign Language II  Online
Beer Appreciation 11/2/2020
Introduction to Home Brewing 10/11/2020
GRE Preparation: Part 1  Online
SAT/ACT Prep Series  Online
Speed Spanish  Online
12 Steps to a Successful Job Search  Online


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Outsmart the Scammers 11/3/2020
Paying for Education: Getting from There to Here 1/12/2021
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing, Oh My!  


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Introduction to Digital Photography 10/13/2020
Getting Started: How to use Layers in Photoshop 11/14/2020
Portrait Photography 11/17/2020
Lightroom for Digital Photographers 1/5/2021
Interior Photography 1/9/2021


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Super Sitter 9/14/2020
Super Sitter 11/9/2020
Super Sitter 12/5/2020


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Introduction to Drone Technology 10/17/2020

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Opera Appreciation II
This class is for those interested in increasing their knowledge and enjoyment of opera. It is designed as an introduction to the subject – no prior knowledge is required. Five different operas will be covered including Faust, Lucia di Lammermoor, William Tell, Carmen and Norma.

#76237 18 Hours, 6 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB,353 Forest Morrisett
  Monday, Nov 2 - Dec 14 6 - 9 PM




Certificate in Meditation
In this online course, you'll explore the many meditation techniques that can be used to support the mind-body connection and promote healing, health, and wellness.

Online 8 Hours $68.00




Discover Sign Language
You'll begin with an introduction to the language itself, and learn to create the signs for numbers. You'll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names. Then you'll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences, then see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation.

Online 24 Hours $100.00




Discover Sign Language II
Take your sign language skills to the next level with additional vocabulary, grammar lessons, and cultural information. This course will help you build confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community.

Online   $115.00




New Beer Appreciation
What makes a good beer? What makes a great beer? Learn some of the different styles of beer from around the world and how to properly serve, enjoy, and describe them. This class will focus on some of the differences between ales and lagers, ingredients, the history of brewing in various countries as well as a sensory exploration of one of the most popular beverages on the planet. Learn how to properly describe a beer, rate it for your own memory, and select from the growing array of options on beer menus at breweries, restaurants and taprooms. Must be 21 to register.

#76284 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $39.00
  The Grange Public House Eric Sorenson
  Mon & Wed, Nov 2 - 9 6 - 8 PM




Introduction to Home Brewing
Master the science of beer brewing and learn techniques used by some of the largest breweries in the world. Whether you’re brewing gallon batches at a time or running a larger operation, you’ll have confidence that you’re brewing safely and effectively. Learn exactly what each ingredient does and what role it plays in making the perfect bottle of beer. Uncover how specific hops release different flavors, and find exactly what you need to add to make your next batch unique. Nothing matches the pride you’ll feel (and taste) when you take a sip of your very own homebrewed beer. Must be 21 to register.

#76289 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $39.00
  The Grange Public House Eric Sorenson
  Sundays, Oct 11 - 25 1 - 3:30 PM




GRE Preparation: Part 1
If you're planning to apply to graduate school, you'll likely have to take the GRE. Part 1 takes you through all the question types on the verbal reasoning and analytical writing sections, including reading comprehension, text completion, sentence equivalence questions, and both essay tasks. You'll also gain pointers on time management, anxiety relief, scoring, and general standardized test-taking.

Online 24 Hours $100.00




SAT/ACT Prep Series
Making the decision to attend college is probably one of the most important decisions you'll ever make, and your performance on college entrance exams is instrumental in determining your college choice. Universities and colleges throughout the U.S. require applicants to take the SAT or ACT as part of their evaluation package. This series will prepare you for both tests.

Online 48 Hours $199.00




Speed Spanish
This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn Spanish pronto. You'll learn six easy recipes for gluing Spanish words together to form sentences. In no time at all, you'll be able to go into any Spanish speaking situation and converse in Spanish.

Online 24 Hours $115.00




12 Steps to a Successful Job Search
Get the job you want in any economy. In this course you will learn to identify the job that is best for your needs. You will then be given complete step-by-step instructions on how to get that job, regardless of your level of expertise or state of the economy. You will learn how to build rapport with any interviewer, both verbally and non-verbally, while mastering the six phases of a successful job interview. This motivational course will increase your confidence, help you feel great about yourself, and provide you with the foundation you need to get the job you want!

Online 24 Hours $115.00





Outsmart the Scammers
Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers tactics are becoming more complex. Learn how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or loved ones are targeted, and steps individuals can take to help protect themselves and loved ones.

#76301 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Nov 3 8 - 9:30 AM




Paying for Education: Getting from There to Here
What questions might you have as you establish education savings? Tips and frequently asked questions will be covered to build your goals and strategies. This course will also discuss the features and benefits of various education savings plans. Details will include cost of post-high school education, financial aid, saving strategies, and education savings plans.

#76302 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC WB,607 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Jan 12 5:30 - 7 PM




Stocks, Bonds, and Investing, Oh My!
Looking for a good solid class in the basics of stocks, bonds, finance, and investing? The course will not only teach you about the stock markets, 401k plans, and retirement, but it will also address personal financial issues that are often ignored, but absolutely essential, to your success as an investor. Provide yourself with the independence and confidence you will need to make your own investment decisions.

Online 24 Hours $100.00





Introduction to Digital Photography
This is a beginning level class covering many of the features and settings in today's digital cameras, as well as what can be done with the pictures you take. You will learn the basics of photography, such as exposure and composition, with the goal of improving your picture taking skills. We will cover the use of natural lighting, but we will not be covering the use of flash in this class. 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 some of the topics covered in class. Participants should have a basic understanding of computer operations, especially as it relates to creating, attaching, and saving files. This class is part of the Photography Certificate.

#76261 12 Hours, 4 Sessions $79.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tuesday, Oct 13 - Nov 3 6 - 9 PM




Getting Started: How to use Layers in Photoshop
If you want to learn how to edit your pictures and do more than use a filter for the whole photo than this workshop is for you! Photoshop is a very complex and robust program for photo editing. Layers are about 80% of what is used for many kinds of special editing. The tips you will learn in this class will make life easier and give you a tool that can make the work more efficient and you will be able to fix/edit specific areas of an image that will give you very detailed control versus applying an effect or filter to your whole image. Student will need to have photoshop. Any version from PS 6 up to Photoshop CC2020 This is not part of the photography certificate

#76259 2 Hours, 1 Session $29.00
  SCC Ft. Madison,108 Phil Pool
  Saturday, Nov 14 9 - 11 AM




Portrait Photography
This class will cover photographing people in both studio and environmental settings. You will learn composition, studio and natural lighting, posing, and other techniques to start taking portraits instead of snapshots. Class will include time in a professional studio as well as outdoor shooting. Students must have a DSLR camera with manual settings. Some familiarity with Photoshop or Lightroom will also be helpful. This class is part of the Photography Certificate.

#76249 12 Hours, 4 Sessions $69.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tuesday, Nov 17 - Dec 8 6 - 9 PM




Lightroom for Digital Photographers
Work with key features in Lightroom to create professional looking images. Explore working with colors, color settings, image adjustments, noise reduction, and other essential image techniques. Make working with Lightroom more efficient by exploring some essential tips and tricks. Class will focus primarily on the Library and Develop modules. Class textbook included in course fee. This class is part of the Photography Certificate.

#76250 15 Hours, 5 Sessions $179.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tuesday, Jan 5 - Feb 2 6 - 9 PM




Interior Photography
Are you trying to sell a home, or items in your home, or even wanting to show off your new remodel? In this workshop learn how to make your interior photos pop! Take photos with your cell phone and use your phones built-in editing software to tweak the image. Learn how to brighten up any indoor setting and use high dynamic range to show more details. These tips and tricks take an average picture and make it stunning! iPhone or Android with a good camera is needed for this class. Or bring your high quality point and shoot that has manual settings. This is not part of the photography certificate

#76260 2 Hours, 1 Session $29.00
  SCC Ft. Madison,108 Phil Pool
  Saturday, Jan 9 9 - 11 AM





Super Sitter
This class is designed to give boys and girls, aged 11 years and older, the knowledge and experience to be super babysitters. Safety, first aid, positive guidance, and play activities will be emphasized. PLEASE SEND SACK LUNCH WITH CHILD, a meal will NOT be provided.

#73975 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Heather Wellman
  Mon & Tue, Sep 14 & 15 4:30 - 7:30 PM




#76241 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,102 Heather Wellman
  Mon & Tue, Nov 9 & 10 4:30 - 7:30 PM




#76243 6 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC Ft. Madison,108 Heather Wellman
  Saturday, Dec 5 8 AM - 3 PM





New Introduction to Drone Technology
Are you excited about drones and would like to learn more about how they can be used for both fun and profit? This workshop will introduce you to the various types of drones that are available and the possibilities that they can provide. You will learn a standardized workflow that can help you identify safety and operational hazards before you take flight, while ensuring compliance with the FAA regulations which govern the use of model aircraft.

#76442 2.5 Hours, 1 Session $29.00
  SCC WB,603 Jason Bell
  Saturday, Oct 17 1 - 3:30 PM




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