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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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Course Date
Knitting Basics 2/8/2022
Learn and Grow Seed Starting Basics 3/24/2022
DIY - Build Your Own Bench 2/5/2022
Building an Anxiety Management Toolkit 2/24/2022
Building an Anxiety Management Toolkit 3/31/2022
Yoga for Anxiety 2/10/2022
Yoga for Anxiety 5/12/2022
A Guide to Body Peace 3/10/2022
A Guide to Body Peace 3/24/2022
A Guide to Body Peace 4/7/2022
A Guide to Body Peace 4/28/2022
Birdwatching Basics 5/4/2022
Paying for Education: Getting from There to Here 1/25/2022
Outsmart the Scammers 4/26/2022
Welding Art 101 4/2/2022
Welding Art 102 4/30/2022
SAT/ACT Prep Series Online
Discover Sign Language Online
Discover Sign Language II Online
Event Planner Career Prep Online
Introduction to Interior Design Online
Introduction to Guitar 7/9/2021
Basic Sewing Skills 2/5/2022
English Paper Piecing 3/22/2022
Spanish for Manufacturing and Warehousing Online
Certificate in Mindfulness 11/4/2021
Autobody Restoration I 6/6/2022
Autobody Restoration II 6/7/2022

Photography

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Course Date
Spring Wildflower Photography Workshop 3/30/2022
Lightroom for Digital Photographers 2/22/2022
Sports Photography 4/12/2022

Youth

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Course Date
Exploring Graphic Arts 1/22/2022
Welding Bootcamp 2/12/2022
Super Sitter 3/5/2022
Super Sitter 5/2/2022
Introduction to Animation 3/5/2022
AutoTech Clinic 4/2/2022

General Interest

Knitting Basics
Being able to create a gift with your own hands can be exciting and rewarding. In this class you will be introduced to the basics of hand knitting. Yarn and needles will be provided.

#81397 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $35.00
  Stitch n Smile Dianne Smrdel
  Tuesdays, Feb 8 - 22 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Learn and Grow Seed Starting Basics
Learn the tips and tricks to planting seeds indoors or directly in the ground and also starting houseplants and cuttings. This class will compare cost, convenience, and benefits of sowing seeds. Walk away with plants you start from seeds (provided) that evening.

#81396 2 Hours, 1 Session $29.00
  SCC WB,Greenhouse Randy Simmons
  Thursday, Mar 24 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 


DIY - Build Your Own Bench
Calling all DIY enthusiasts! Have you ever been interested in learning how to build a simple wood bench and also learn some basic woodworking skills? Then this course is perfect for you! In this course, you'll be supplied with the required materials needed to build a simple small bench or plant stand. (It measures 3 ft wide by 20 inches tall) This course is truly hands on. You'll learn basic woodworking skills. At the completion of the course you will have a beautiful finished project to show your friends too.

#81399 5 Hours, 1 Session $75.00
  SCC WB,603 Kevin Liles
  Saturday, Feb 5 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

 

 

 


Building an Anxiety Management Toolkit
Using tools found in a traditional toolkit won’t likely improve stress or anxiety, but building a toolkit with knowledge about the body, breath and movement might. Have you been struggling to manage your stress? Are you in need of tools to use when you’re feeling anxious? Has someone recommended you try yoga or meditation as a way to relax? In this course, you’ll learn about the nervous system, how and why anxiety and stress might show up in the body, and how utilizing tools like breath and gentle movement might help. This course is open to people age 16 or older and folks of all abilities and stages of life.

#81462 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,203 Kali Eastin
  Thursday, Feb 24 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

#81468 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Kali Eastin
  Thursday, Mar 31 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 


New
Yoga for Anxiety
In this movement based class, students will learn how to support nervous system regulation by mindfully syncing breath with yoga poses. This course is open to people age 16 or older. Yoga Mat suggested.

#81669 1 Hour, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC Keokuk,402 Kali Eastin
  Thursday, Feb 10 6 - 7 PM

 

 

 

#81670 1 Hour, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Kali Eastin
  Thursday, May 12 6 - 7 PM

 

 

 


New
A Guide to Body Peace
In this course, students will have the opportunity to get curious about body image, diving into what it is, where it comes from and how life experiences, trauma, diet culture, fatphobia, social media and privledge shape how we feel about our bodies. This course is open to people age 16 or older.

#81663 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC Keokuk,312 Kali Eastin
  Thursday, Mar 10 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

#81664 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Kali Eastin
  Thursday, Mar 24 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

#81665 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,102 Kali Eastin
  Thursday, Apr 7 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

#81666 2 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC Ft. Madison,105 Kali Eastin
  Thursday, Apr 28 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Birdwatching Basics
Can you tell the difference between a blue jay and a bluebird? The trees, fields, and waters of Southeastern Iowa are filled with over 300 different kinds of birds just waiting to be noticed. This class will cover the basic tips and techniques of bird identification, and consists of 2 classroom meetings with 2 field trips to Geode State Park. Class will be beneficial for those with beginning to intermediate birding skills.

#81709 8 Hours, 4 Sessions $39.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Don Weiss
  Wed & Sat, May 4 - 18 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 


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.

#81596 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Jan 25 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 


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 fraudlent 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.

#81661 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC WB,111 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Apr 26 8:30 - 10 AM

 

 

 


Welding Art 101
Learn the basics of joining metal pieces through MIG welding. In this class, you will make an art project with a limited number of horse shoes and learn the basic weld. Come with ideas or suggestions to share. Participants must wear cotton long-sleeve clothes and leather, closed-toe shoes. Those with medium to long hair must tie back. Safety glasses, welding gloves, jackets, and helmets will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

#81590 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC WB,701 Steven Kershner
  Saturday, Apr 2 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 


Welding Art 102
Move to the next level after Welding Art 101. This open lab format will help you fine tune the basic MIG skills that were learned and get your creativity moving. You will be supplied with the following materials: mild steel pieces and horseshoes. You are encouraged to bring your own found metal. Prerequisite: Welding Art 101 class or MIG experience.

#81595 4 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC WB,701 Steven Kershner
  Saturday, Apr 30 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 


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
     
     

 

 

 


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
     
     

 

 

 


Event Planner Career Prep
In this course we will study the principles and practices of event planning. Topics to be covered are Planning, budgeting, organization, timining, location, transportation, venue, and much more.

Online   $1,545.00
     
     

 

 

 


Introduction to Interior Design

Online 24 Hours $115.00
     
     

 

 

 


Introduction to Guitar
Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western.

Online 24 Hours $100.00
  Jul 9  
     

 

 

 


New
Basic Sewing Skills
Learn the skills to perform basic sewing tasks including sewing on buttons, snaps, hemming pants and repairing small rips and tears. All supplies will be provided.

#81667 4.5 Hours, 3 Sessions $39.00
  SCC Ft. Madison,108 Sarah Clendineng
  Saturdays, Feb 5 - 19 9 - 10:30 AM

 

 

 


New
English Paper Piecing
Learn the english paper piecing technique (using cardboard forms to assist in sewing geometric shapes together.) At the end of class you will have a a work of art to share, as you will learn how to make a potholder. All supplies will be provided.

#81668 3 Hours, 2 Sessions $34.00
  SCC Ft. Madison,108 Sarah Clendineng
  Tuesdays, Mar 22 & 29 6:30 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Spanish for Manufacturing and Warehousing
Spanish for Manufacturing and Warehousing is a self-paced, online Spanish course designed for managers, supervisors, team leaders, or anybody who works with Spanish-speaking employees and co-workers in a manufacturing and/or warehousing setting. Students will build their workplace Spanish vocabulary and conversation skills while learning with pictures, native-pronunciations, readings, and quizzes, as well as cultural tidbits along the way.

Online 16 Hours $165.00
     
     

 

 

 


Certificate in Mindfulness
When you are mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them. Today, more and more healthcare practitioners are seeing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness in to their treatments and teaching others from all backgrounds about this valuable practice. In this certificate program, you'll examine the many benefits of mindfulness for both your personal and professional life.

Online 8 Hours $80.00
  Nov 4  
     

 

 

 


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 and painting techniques.

#81868 36 Hours, 9 Sessions $185.00
  SCC WB,424 Tim Weaver
  Mondays, Jun 6 - Aug 8 5 - 9 PM

 

 

 


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 panel fabrication, and painting techniques.

#81869 36 Hours, 9 Sessions $185.00
  SCC WB,424 Tim Weaver
  Tuesdays, Jun 7 - Aug 9 5 - 9 PM

 

 

 


Photography

Spring Wildflower Photography Workshop
This wildflower photography workshop is intended to help move your existing photography skills from snapshots to works of art and will focus primarily on macro shots of early spring wildflowers. Topics include applying depth of field, shutter speed, background, lighting, and composition options for optimum results in the field. Session 1 will be classroom-based theory. Sessions 2 and 3 will be field work at Geode State Park. Session 4 will be classroom-based review of results and critique. Participants should have access to a DLSR camera with the ability to take close up photos from a distance of 18 inches or less. Participants should have moderate shooting and editing skills and the ability to walk short distances over rough terrain and photograph flowers less than 12 inches from the ground.

#81800 8 Hours, 4 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Don Weiss
  Wed & Sat, Mar 30 - Apr 13 6 - 8 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.

#81742 15 Hours, 5 Sessions $179.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tuesdays, Feb 22 - Mar 29 6 - 9 PM

 

 

 


Sports Photography
Come join Omni Studio photographer Phil Pool to find out how he gets great sports shots. This three-session course will discuss sports photography and how to capture peak action and reaction moments. The course will open with tips and techniques, then have a live shooting night, and finish with a critique. A camera and telephoto lenses are recommended, but not required. Even point and shoot cameras have some adjustments that can help. Come join Phil and have some fun! This class is part of the Photography Certificate.

#81479 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $59.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tuesdays, Apr 12 - 26 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Youth

Exploring Graphic Arts
Do you like to tell stories through pictures, images, and other visual communication? Learn about how graphic designers sell or share ideas through pictures, logos, images, and much more. You will learn from industry professionals and explore different career opportunities. Students will discover how to create a design a dynamic, effective visual piece through different software and technology. Students will need to create an adobe ID before the first day of class. This course is for grades 8 – 11.

#81587 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,526 Carlene Woodside
  Saturdays, Jan 22 & 29 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 


Welding Bootcamp
Shape steel like a pro. Learn basic welding and get real, hands-on experience using ARC and MIG welding machines. Discover from industry professionals in the field about career potential in our community. New skills for repeat attendees. Participants must wear cotton, long-sleeve clothes, and leather, closed-toe shoes. Medium to long hair must be tied back. Safety glasses, welding gloves, jackets, and helmets are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own. This course is for grades 8 – 11.

#81416 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,701 Steven Kershner
  Saturdays, Feb 12 & 19 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 


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.

#81445 6 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,302 Jill Ita
  Saturday, Mar 5 9 AM - 4 PM

 

 

 

#81446 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,112 Jill Ita
  Mon & Tue, May 2 & 3 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 


New
Introduction to Animation
Do you want to make your own animations but don't know where to begin? Animation is often seen as an overwhelmingly diffiuclt subject to learn. This class will teach you the basic principles of animation through the same exercises professional animators use. By slowly layering these principles together we will build up to more complex animations over the course. By the end of this course you will be equipped with all of the skills you need to start creating your own animations.

#81671 15 Hours, 3 Sessions $139.00
  SCC WB,502 Avery Horton
  Saturdays, Mar 5 - Apr 9 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 


AutoTech Clinic
Do you have a love for cars, or just want to learn the basics? Join us and get your hands dirty learning how to change tires, do oil changes, and general mechanical tasks. You will learn from industry professionals and explore different career opportunities. No experience is necessary; you will learn the basics on up. Come with experience or broaden your skills. This course is for grades 8 - 11.

#81444 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,505 Wesley Carpenter
  Saturdays, Apr 2 & 9 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 

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