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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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Arts

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Course Date
Leather Slider (& Other Jewelry Pieces) 9/25/2018
Welding Art 101 9/29/2018

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Course Date
Commercial Drone Pilot Certification Prep 11/9/2018
Finances of Caregiving 10/30/2018
Investment Basics You Should Understand 9/27/2018
Investment Basics You Should Understand 1/17/2019
Powerful Tools for Caregiving 9/11/2018
Individualized Music for Dementia Patient Care 9/25/2018
Individualized Music for Dementia Patient Care 10/16/2018
Individualized Music for Dementia Patient Care 10/23/2018

Holistic Wellness

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Course Date
Essential Oils 101: Understanding the Basics 9/25/2018
Essential Oils 101: Understanding the Basics 1/22/2019
Everyday Living with Essential Oils 10/16/2018
Essential Oils Usage from Ancient Times to Today 11/13/2018
Detox for Health! 11/5/2018

Hunter Safety

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Hunter Safety 8/20/2018

Photography

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Introduction to Digital Photography 9/13/2018
Photoshop Elements Basics 11/1/2018
Portrait Photography 10/2/2018

Youth

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Super Sitter 9/17/2018
Super Sitter 11/12/2018
Super Sitter 1/14/2019

Arts

New Leather Slider (& Other Jewelry Pieces)
Learn to make something wonderful, a leather slider with Freshwater Pearls! You will learn how to make a slider cord and and how to make a loop on head pin for beading when making necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Take away great tools and knowledge to start your adventure in jewelry making.

#65141 2 Hours, 1 Session $49.00
  SCC CBIZ,112 Becky Rump
  Tuesday, Sep 25 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

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.

#65178 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC WB,Welding Lab Katherine Geltz
  Saturday, Sep 29 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

General Interest

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. Training will be a combination of classroom lecture and hands-on drone flying. Must be 16 or older to attend.

#65101 20 Hours, 3 Sessions $229.00
  SCC WB,603 Lane Wooder
  Fri/Sat/Sun, Nov 9 - 11 8 AM - 4:30 PM

 

 

 

New Finances of Caregiving
Life expectancy for Americans continues to increase, so it is more likely that most adults will end up caring for an elderly parent or relative. The class will go through understanding your starting point, Communication, planning and paying for care.

#65130 7.5 Hours, 5 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,301 Staff
  Tuesdays, Oct 30 - Nov 27 9:30 - 11 AM

 

 

 

New Investment Basics You Should Understand
Want to know more about Investments? Would you like to understand the options you have with your IRA rollover or 401k? In this class, we will cover the various retirement accounts (Roth, IRA, 401k, SEP, Simple) and investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF's, annuities, etc.) you can use with them. We will cover the basics of how each investment works, what risks they may have, and the true cost associated with them.

#64220 3 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 James Vandenberg
  Thursday, Sep 27 5:30 - 8:30 PM

 

 

 

#65156 3 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,201 James Vandenberg
  Thursday, Jan 17 5:30 - 8:30 PM

 

 

 

New Powerful Tools for Caregiving
This class is wealth of information for any caregiver. Participants learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, balance life, increase the ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

#65133 9 Hours, 6 Sessions $119.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Staff
  Tuesdays, Sep 11 - Oct 16 9:30 - 11 AM

 

 

 

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 Standford Univeristy.

#65190 2 Hours, 2 Sessions $25.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Linda Gerdner
  Tue & Thu, Sep 25 & 27 3:30 - 4:30 PM

 

 

 

#65188 2 Hours, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,201 Linda Gerdner
  Tuesday, Oct 16 10 AM - Noon

 

 

 

#65189 2 Hours, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC Keokuk,301 Linda Gerdner
  Tuesday, Oct 23 10 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Holistic Wellness

Essential Oils 101: Understanding the Basics
True aromatherapy requires the use of high-quality aromatic essential oils. You will learn what goes into producing a high-quality essential oil and what to look for on labels. You will learn how essentials oils can enhance your health and why our sense of smell is also our healing sense. You will be able to experience serveral oils and learn how each one can be used.

#65106 2 Hours, 1 Session $15.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Mary Ann Hunter
  Tuesday, Sep 25 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#65109 2 Hours, 1 Session $15.00
  SCC Keokuk,304 Kate Cole
  Tuesday, Jan 22 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Everyday Living with Essential Oils
Learn how to use essential oils in your everyday life. Review a list of chemicals to avoid and get recipes for making your own household products containing essential oils instead of toxic chemicals. Learn how to oil up your recipes with healthy and flavorful oils. Get tips on which oils to keep handy for those unexpected emergencies.

#65150 2 Hours, 1 Session $15.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Mary Ann Hunter
  Tuesday, Oct 16 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Essential Oils Usage from Ancient Times to Today
Learn how essential oils have been used through the ages. Experience the aroma of some rare oils used thousands of years ago. Gain an understanding of how ancient knowledge is still valid in today's world and how we can use them to enhance our health.

#65148 2 Hours, 1 Session $15.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Mary Ann Hunter
  Tuesday, Nov 13 5:30 - 7:30 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.

#65193 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $15.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Erika Salek
  Monday, Nov 5 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 

Hunter Safety

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.

#65091 13 Hours, 5 Sessions $7.00
  SCC WB,603 Steve Kershner
  Mon & Thu, Aug 20 - 30 6:30 - 9 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.

#65191 12 Hours, 6 Sessions $69.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Rod Gerst
  Thursdays, Sep 13 - Oct 18 6 - 8 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.

#65192 12 Hours, 6 Sessions $89.00
  SCC CBIZ,110 Rod Gerst
  Thursdays, Nov 1 - Dec 13 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

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.

#65187 12 Hours, 4 Sessions $69.00
  SCC CBIZ,112 Phil Pool
  Tuesdays, Oct 2 - 23 6 - 9 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 for child.

#64027 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,103 Heather Wellman
  Mon & Tue, Sep 17 & 18 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#65132 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,304 Heather Wellman
  Mon & Tue, Nov 12 & 13 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#65131 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Heather Wellman
  Mon & Tue, Jan 14 & 15 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

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