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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
Autobody Restoration I 6/3/2019
Autobody Restoration II 6/4/2019
Commercial Drone Pilot Certification Prep 6/21/2019
Edible Landscapes 6/4/2019
Get Published: How to Publish a Book 5/30/2019
Hunter Safety 8/19/2019
Individualized Music for Dementia Patient Care 7/18/2019
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing, Oh My!  Online
Welding Art 101 6/8/2019

Photography

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Course Date
Introduction to Digital Photography 6/13/2019
Lightroom for Digital Photographers 6/11/2019
Photoshop Elements Basics 8/1/2019
Sports Photography 7/23/2019

Youth

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Super Sitter 6/11/2019
Super Sitter 7/24/2019

General Interest

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

#67927 36 Hours, 9 Sessions $185.00
  SCC WB,424 Tim Weaver
  Mondays, Jun 3 - Aug 5 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 & fabrication • Painting techniques

#67928 36 Hours, 9 Sessions $185.00
  SCC WB,424 Tim Weaver
  Tuesdays, Jun 4 - Aug 6 5 - 9 PM

 

 

 

Commercial Drone Pilot Certification Prep
Fly a drone legally for commercial purposes. Get paid for what you know. Course is designed to prepare the participants for the FAA Knowledge Exam (FAA Part 107) for Remote Pilot Certification to fly UAVs commercially. Course content includes but is not limited to: FAA regulations, radio communication, national air space, aviation weather, UAV performance. Must be 16 or older to attend.

#69210 20 Hours, 3 Sessions $229.00
  SCC WB,603 Lane Wooder
  Fri/Sat/Sun, Jun 21 - 23 8 AM - 3:30 PM

 

 

 

New Edible Landscapes
Edible Landscapes is the practical integration of food plants with a decorative or ornamental setting. Plants such as fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetable, herbs, edible flowers and ornamental plants combine together to create aesthetically pleasing designs. Learn how to incorporate edible plants into your landscape to provide additional health and economic benefits.

#69200 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $29.00
  SCC WB,Greenhouse Tara Dowd
  Tuesday, Jun 4 5 - 6:30 PM

 

 

 

Get Published: How to Publish a Book
Getting a book published can be one of the most exciting things you will ever do. This course will explore what you need to transition from a completed manuscript or nonfiction book idea to book publication, including traditional avenues, options in self-publication, and even ebook applications.

#69202 2 Hours, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC WB,607 Tara Dowd
  Thursday, May 30 5 - 7 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.

#69209 13 Hours, 5 Sessions $15.00
  SCC WB,603 Steve Kershner
  Mon & Thu, Aug 19 - 29 6:30 - 9 PM

 

 

 

Individualized Music for Dementia Patient Care
Learn about the power of individualized music in the care of persons with dementia. Are you a professional or family caregiver for someone with dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease)? Does the person become anxious or agitated easily? Are these behaviors negatively effecting quality-of-life, daily cares, and your relationship with the person? Empower yourself! Anxiety / agitation are expressions of an unmet need that the person may not be able to express verbally. Learn how to use music as a non-pharmacological intervention to alleviate the disruptive behaviors. Class content will be further applied and discussed through an illustrated book designed for older children and their family members. The book is intended as a valuable resource to professional health care providers and can be purchased separately. Dr. Gerdner has a PhD in Nursing & Aging and recently served as an ethno geriatric specialist at Stanford University.

#69199 2 Hours, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC WB,WB 603 Linda Gerdner
  Thursday, Jul 18 5:30 - 7:30 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.

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $79.00
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Welding Art 101
Learn the basics of joining metal pieces through MIG welding. This class you will make a flower yard art and learn the basic weld. Participants must wear cotton long sleeve clothes, and leather closed toe shoe. Those with medium to long hair must tie back. Safety Glasses, Welding gloves, jackets and helmets would be provided but encouraged to bring your own.

#69204 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC WB,Welding Lab, 701 Katherine Geltz
  Saturday, Jun 8 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

Photography

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 a 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.

#69208 12 Hours, 6 Sessions $69.00
  SCC CBIZ,WB 607 Rod Gerst
  Thursday, Jun 13 - Jul 25 5:30 - 7:30 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.

#69207 15 Hours, 5 Sessions $179.00
  SCC WB,WB 526 Phil Pool
  Tuesdays, Jun 11 - Jul 16 5:30 - 8:30 PM

 

 

 

Photoshop Elements Basics
This is a beginning level class introducing students to photo editing software and tools used to improve the photographs we take. Learn how to get your photos out of the camera and into your computer to crop, resize, straighten images, remove red-eye, and adjust contrast and exposure so you are ready to get great-looking prints of your photos. This class is part of the Photography Certificate.

#69206 12 Hours, 6 Sessions $89.00
  SCC WB,WB Comp Lab Rod Gerst
  Thursdays, Aug 1 - Sep 5 5:30 - 7:30 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 is 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.

#69205 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $59.00
  SCC WB,WB 526 Phil Pool
  Tuesdays, Jul 23 - Aug 6 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Youth

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, lunch is NOT provided.

#69211 6 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,112 Heather Wellman
  Tuesday, Jun 11 8:30 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

#69212 6 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,IT 114 Heather Wellman
  Wednesday, Jul 24 8:30 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

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