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. Register online or call (319) 208-5375.
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General Interest(Click here for course descriptions)
|Opera Appreciation II||11/2/2020|
|Certificate in Meditation||7/7/2020|
|Discover Sign Language||Online|
|Discover Sign Language II||Online|
|Introduction to Home Brewing||10/11/2020|
|GRE Preparation: Part 1||Online|
|SAT/ACT Prep Series||Online|
|12 Steps to a Successful Job Search||Online|
Investment/Finances(Click here for course descriptions)
|Outsmart the Scammers||11/3/2020|
|Paying for Education: Getting from There to Here||1/12/2021|
|Stocks, Bonds, and Investing, Oh My!|
Photography(Click here for course descriptions)
|Introduction to Digital Photography||10/13/2020|
|Getting Started: How to use Layers in Photoshop||11/14/2020|
|Lightroom for Digital Photographers||1/5/2021|
Youth(Click here for course descriptions)
Leisure(Click here for course descriptions)
|Introduction to Drone Technology||10/17/2020|
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|
New 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.
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.
New 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.
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|
New 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.
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.
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.
New 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!
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.
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|
New 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|
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|
New 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|
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|
Dr. Eric Hanks | Hanks Chiropractic Clinic
SCC was a great starting point for me to get my pre-medicine and pre-chiropractic training out of the way. My wife and my sister are nurses, my brother is a chiropractor, and we all got our start at...More ›
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