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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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Welding Art 101 2/8/2020
Welding Art 101 3/28/2020
Welding Art 102 5/9/2020

Automotive

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Autobody Restoration I 6/1/2020
Autobody Restoration II 6/2/2020

General Interest

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Discover GeoCashing 4/30/2020
Discover Sign Language  
Get Published: How to Publish a Book 5/29/2020
GRE Preparation - Part 1  
Opera Appreciation II 3/30/2020
Outsmart the Scammers 4/21/2020
Paying for Education - Getting from there to here 1/28/2020
SAT/ACT Prep Series  
Social Securtiy and Medicare 101 2/3/2020
Speed Spanish  

Holistic Wellness

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Certificate of Mindfulness  

Gardening

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Learn and Grow Seed Starting Basics 3/26/2020

Photography

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Lightroom for Digital Photographers 2/11/2020
Introduction to Digital Photography 3/31/2020
Landscape & Vacation Photography 4/22/2020
Sports Photography 5/12/2020
Spring Wildflower Photography Workshop 4/1/2020

Youth

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Auto Collision Clinic 5/2/2020
AutoTech Clinic 5/2/2020
Welding Bootcamp 2/22/2020
Super Sitter 1/28/2020
Super Sitter 3/24/2020
Super Sitter 5/6/2020

Arts

Welding Art 101
Learn the basics of joining metal pieces through MIG welding. This class you will make a art project with limited number of horse shoes and learn the basic weld. Come with ideas or suggestions will be shared. 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.

#72080 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC WB,701 Katherine Geltz
  Saturday, Feb 8 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

#72081 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC WB,701 Katherine Geltz
  Saturday, Mar 28 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 horshoes. You are encouraged to bring your own found metal. You must have MIG experience or Welding Art 101 class prerequisite.

#72078 4 Hours, 1 Session $47.00
  SCC WB,701 Katherine Geltz
  Saturday, May 9 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Automotive

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

#72069 36 Hours, 9 Sessions $185.00
  SCC WB Tim Weaver
  Mondays, Jun 1 - Aug 3 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

#72070 36 Hours, 9 Sessions $185.00
  SCC WB Tim Weaver
  Tuesdays, Jun 2 - Aug 4 5 - 9 PM

 

 

 

General Interest

New Discover GeoCashing
Like the outdoors and treasure hunting? You can discover the great outdoors through Geocaching anywhere! Learn the rules, tools to use and discover treasures.

#72053 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $14.00
  SCC WB,607 Heather Smith
  Thursday, Apr 30 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 

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, and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $99.00
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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.

#72076 2 Hours, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Tara Dowd
  Friday, May 29 9 - 11 AM

 

 

 

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. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $89.00
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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.

#72123 18 Hours, 6 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB Forest Morrisett
  Monday, Mar 30 - May 4 6 - 9 PM

 

 

 

New 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 attendees can take to help protect themselves and loved ones.

#72058 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Apr 21 8:30 - 10 AM

 

 

 

New 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. 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 plan.

#72260 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Jan 28 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 

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. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

#9999 48 Hours, Sessions $199.00
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New Social Securtiy and Medicare 101
Learn the basics of what you have paid into your whole life. In this class we will cover eligibility requirements for social security, projecting your social security benefit, when is the best time to take social security, how it works and when it will “run out”, the basics of Medicare and what it covers, how Medicare supplements work, and much more. If you are 60 or older and weighing your options on how to handle social security/Medicare this class if for you.

#72186 2 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC Keokuk,IT 114 James Vandenberg
  Monday, Feb 3 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

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. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

#9999 24 Hours, Sessions $95.00
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Holistic Wellness

Certificate of 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 in 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. To register https://www.ed2go.com/secc/

#9999 8 Hours, Sessions $80.00
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Gardening

Learn and Grow Seed Starting Basics
Learn the tips and tricks to planting seeds indoors or directly in the ground. This class will compare cost, convenience, and benefits of sowing seeds. Walkaway with your own plants you start from seeds (provided) that evening. Class presented by Des Moines County Master Gardeners. ADD MASTER GARDNER SYMBOL

#72075 2 Hours, 1 Session $19.00
  SCC WB,Greenhouse Randy Simmons
  Thursday, Mar 26 5 - 7 PM

 

 

 

Photography

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.

#72120 15 Hours, 5 Sessions $179.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tuesday, Feb 11 - Mar 10 6 - 9 PM

 

 

 

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.

#72132 12 Hours, 4 Sessions $69.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tue & Thu, Mar 31 - Apr 9 6 - 9 PM

 

 

 

Landscape & Vacation Photography
If you are ready to come back from vacation with more than a snapshot of someone standing in front of a statue, then this class might be for you. Learn how to frame and compose compelling photographs that tell a story of your travels. You will learn how to control focal length, exposure, and shutter speed to suit a variety of travel situations. Also included are tips on how to avoid common vacation photo pitfalls and clichés. This class is part of the Photography Certificate.

#72118 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Wednesday, Apr 22 - May 6 6 - 8 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.

#72117 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $59.00
  SCC WB,526 Phil Pool
  Tuesday, May 12 - 26 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

New 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 over rough terrain and photograph flowers less than 12 inches from the ground.

#72057 8 Hours, 4 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Don Weiss
  Wed & Sat, Apr 1 - 15 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

Youth

New Auto Collision Clinic
This is a basic skills clinic to learn more about car body repair, from dent & rust repair to painting technique. You will learn from industry professionals and explore different career opportunities. No experience is necessary, you will learn the basics on up. If you have experience you can broaden your skills. This course is for grades 8 - 11th.

#72079 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,424 Tim Weaver
  Saturdays, May 2 & 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 and have your skills broaden. This course is for grades 8 - 11th.

#72071 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,509 Wesley Carpenter
  Saturdays, May 2 & 9 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 encouraged to bring your own. This course is for grades 8 – 11.

#72182 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,701 Steven Kershner
  Saturdays, Feb 22 & 29 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.

#72084 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,IT114 Heather Wellman
  Tue & Wed, Jan 28 & 29 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#72082 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,201 Heather Wellman
  Tue & Wed, Mar 24 & 25 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#72083 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Heather Wellman
  Wed & Thu, May 6 & 7 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

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