Computer Technology

From the new computer user to the IT professional, we have the training and certifications you need to advance to the next level.

CBIZ offers two new certificates in the area of Office Productivity.
 

Business Application Certificate
This hands-on program is for those who need or want to learn more about the world of computers. Students will learn the essentials of computing for today's technological workplace.  Through hands-on, interactive training, students gain a working knowledge of a wide variety of computer software applications to help them be successful in a cross-section of occupations. A final project from each student will assess and review the concepts covered in the program.

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 Course  Date
Introduction to Programming using the Raspberry Pi 10/11/2017
Robotic Programming using the Raspberry Pi 11/8/2017
Computer Essentials for Home & Work 10/9/2017
Computer Essential for Home & Work 50+ 10/9/2017
Access Basics 10/11/2017
Access Basics 11/6/2017
Access Intermediate 9/19/2017
Access Intermediate 11/14/2017
Access Advanced 9/26/2017
Excel Basics 8/14/2017
Excel Basics 9/11/2017
 Excel Basics 9/18/2017
 Excel Basics 11/6/2017
Excel Basics 12/5/2017
 Excel Intermediate 8/29/2017
Excel Intermediate 11/27/2017
Excel Advanced 9/25/2017
Excel Advanced 12/19/2017
Excel for Accounting 10/3/2017
Excel Formulas, Functions, and Charts 10/17/2017
Introduction to Windows 10 9/6/2017
iPads for 50+ 10/7/2017
Keyboarding for Computers 9/11/2017
Microsoft Outlook Basics 10/3/2017
Microsoft  Publisher 12/11/2015
Microsoft PowerPoint 9/5/2017
QuickBooks Pro® Desktop Level I 10/9/2017
QuickBooks Pro® Desktop Level I 10/9/2017
QuickBooks Pro® Desktop Level II 11/27/2017
QuickBooks Pro® Desktop Level II 11/27/2017
Word Basics 9/5/2017
Word Basics 9/12/2017
Word Basics 10/9/2017
Word Basics 11/28/2017
Word Basics 12/11/2017
Word Intermediate 10/2/2017
Word Advanced 10/24/2017

Introduction to Programming using the Raspberry Pi
This class is for those who wish to have an in-depth introduction to computer programming using Python, a widely-used and easy-to-learn language. In this class, students will learn programming using the Raspberry Pi - a credit-card sized, yet fully-functional, Linux-based computer. Students who successfully complete this class will be ready to take the next step in programming their Raspberry Pi to interface with robotics and sensors.  Tuition includes a Raspberry Pi, power supply, case, and programming textbook, which the student keeps.

#60521         24 Hours, 8 Sessions                         $345
                     SCC CBIZ, 101                                  Don Weiss
                     Wed & Thu, Oct 11 - Nov 2                6 - 9 PM

Robotic Programming using the Raspberry Pi
This class is a follow-up to the Introduction to Programming using the Raspberry Pi, and is for those who wish to have an introduction to interfacing with robotics and sensors. In this class, students will learn how to program a Raspberry Pi to interface with a robotic car with ultrasonic obstacle avoidance, light follower, and line follower sensors. The class assumes the student is familiar with Python programming and the Raspberry Pi.

#60520         12 Hours, 4 Sessions                         $195
                     SCC CBIZ, 103                                  Don Weiss
                     Wed & Thu, Nov 8 - 16                      6 - 9 PM

Computer Essentials for Home & Work
This course is the starting point for anyone using a computer at home or entering the workforce. Learn how to use a computer in a fun and relaxed environment. A step-by-step approach will be utilized to cover the Windows operating system, word processing, working with files, Internet and email. This course will provide fundamental computer competencies to survive and prosper in today’s fast-changing world. No previous computer knowledge is required. No book required.

#60412         24 Hours, 8 Sessions                         $195
                     SCC CBIZ, 110                                   Larry Cutsinger
                     Mon & Wed, Oct 9 - Nov 1                  1 - 4 PM

Computer Essentials for Home and Work 50+
Discounts available–birth date required.

#60409        24 Hours, 8 Sessions                         $169
                    SCC CBIZ, 110                                   Larry Cutsinger
                    Mon & Wed, Oct 9 - Nov 1                  1 - 4 PM

Access Basics
This seminar will take you from knowing little or nothing about databases and Access to a basic level of understanding. Topics include database concepts, databases and tables, fields and records, data entry rules, simple queries, using forms, creating and modifying reports, and much more. You’ll practice what you learn in this hands-on course.  This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#59351            8 Hours, 2 Sessions                       $129
                        SCC CBIZ, 110                              Cindy Chambers
                        Mon & Wed, Sep 11 & 13               8 AM - Noon

#60366           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                        $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                Cindy Chambers
                       Mon & Wed, Nov 6 & 8                     8 AM - Noon 

Access Intermediate
Topics covered include relational databases, working with related tables, complex queries, advanced form design, advanced reports, charts in forms and reports, pivot tables and pivot charts, and Internet integrations. You’ll practice what you learn in this hands-on course. Prior knowledge of Access required.  This course is approved for the Business ApplicationsCertificate.

#59354           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                             $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                    Cindy Chambers
                       Tue & Thu, Sep 19 & 21                       1 - 5 PM

#60369           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                              $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                      Cindy Chambers
                       Tue & Thu, Nov 14 & 16                         8 AM - Noon

Access Advanced
Students will learn how to query with SQL; use crosstab, parameter, and action queries; create and run macros; import, export, and link database objects; optimize, replicate, and synchronize databases; and maintain database security. Prerequisite: Access Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.   This course is approved for the Business Applications Certificate.

#59357            8 Hours, 2 Sessions                              $129
                        SCC CBIZ, 110                                      Cindy Chambers
                        Tue & Thu, Sep 26 & 28                         1 - 5 PM

Excel Basics
Work with numbers? Then you need to learn Excel 2013. In this class you will discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You’ll benefit from hands-on activities covering creating and editing workbooks, modifying worksheets, using functions, formatting worksheets, creating charts, and managing large workbooks. Experience with Windows is recommended. New users of previous Excel versions will also benefit.  This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#59349           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                 $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                        Cindy Chambers
                       Mon & Wed, Aug 14 & 16                         8 AM - Noon

#59350           8 Hours, 4 Sessions                                 $129
                       SCC Mt. Pleasant, 203                            Jill Ita
                       Mon & Wed, Sep 11 - 20                          6 - 8 PM

#60365           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                   $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                          Curtis Clark
                       Mon & Wed, Sep 18 & 20                           8 AM - Noon

#60364           8 Hours, 4 Sessions                                   $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                          Jill Ita
                       Mon & Wed, Nov 6 - 15                              5:30 - 7:30 PM

#60363           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                  $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                         Cindy Chambers
                       Tue & Thu, Dec 5 & 7                                1 - 5 PM

Excel Intermediate
Continue with your Excel proficiencies by learning the benefits of the more advanced features of Excel 2013. Topics covered include using multiple worksheets and workbooks, customizing Excel, advanced formatting, outlines and subtotals, cell and range names, list and table management, advanced charting, documenting and auditing, templates and settings, and Internet features. Pre-requisite: Excel Basics or equivalent knowledge.  This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#59356           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                  $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                         Curtis Clark
                       Tue & Thu, Aug 29 & 31                            1 - 5 PM

#60373           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                  $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                         Cindy Chambers
                       Mon & Wed, Nov 27 & 29                         1 - 5 PM

Excel Advanced
Learn the advantages of working with advanced functions, lookups and data tables, advanced list management, working with pivot tables and pivot charts, exporting and importing. Also learn analytical options, how to use macros, conditional formatting and SmartArt. Pre-requisite: Excel Intermediate or equivalent knowledge.  This course is approved for the Business Applications Certificate.

#59359           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                  $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                         Cindy Chambers
                       Mon & Wed, Sep 25 & 27                         1 - 5 PM

#60414           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                  $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                         Cindy Chambers
                       Tue & Thu, Dec 19 & 21                           1 - 5 PM

Excel for Accounting
Accountants rely on Excel to illustrate and summarize financial statements and solve problems. This course is specifically designed to help accountants effectively use Excel. Key Excel concepts and features are uniquely connected to the common accounting activities that require their use. This class assumes a general knowledge of accounting, but only rudimentary knowledge of Excel.

#60483         24 Hours, 6 Sessions                                 $285
                     SCC CBIZ, 110                                          Carol Oglesby
                     Tue & Thu, Oct 3 - 19                                8 AM - Noon

Excel Formulas, Functions, and Charts
Learn the secrets behind writing mathematical formulas and functions to calculate values such as sum, average, maximum and minimum. Discover how to use absolute and relative cell references. Discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks. Learn the best way to sort and analyze data, create custom charts and graphs. Basic understanding of Excel is strongly encouraged. Materials are included.

#60350           6 Hours, 2 Sessions                                  $129
                       SCC Keokuk, 419                                     Cindy Chambers
                       Tue & Thu, Oct 17 & 19                            1 - 4 PM 

Introduction to Windows 10
Whether you’re new to computers or have used them in the past, this class will help you become more comfortable using a personal computer (PC) and, more specifically, the Windows 10 interface. This course will help you to define what a PC is, and familiarize you with the Windows 10 user interface and its basic capabilities. In this course, you will explore Windows 10, learn how to create documents, send email, browse the Internet, and share information between applications and with other users. This course is designed for end users who are familiar with computers and who need to use the features and functionality of the Windows 10 operating system for personal and/or professional reasons.  This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#59368           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                  $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                          Cindy Chambers
                       Wed & Fri, Sep 6 & 8                                  8 AM - Noon

iPads for 50+
iPads aren’t just for teenagers! In this class we will discuss how to configure your iPad, setup an email account, send photos by email, setup a calendar with reminders, create a contact list, map a location, download books to your library, set up an iTunes account for music and more.  Requirements: an iPad and a basic knowledge of computers.

#60344             4 Hours, 1 Session                                      $39
                         SCC WB, 603                                              Cindy Chambers
                        Saturday, Oct 7                                             8 AM - Noon

Keyboarding for Computers
You will learn the alphabetic keyboard, practice alphanumeric skills and apply those skills to word processing situations you are likely to encounter.

#59362           9 Hours, 3 Sessions                                          $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                                 Larry Cutsinger
                       Mon/Wed/Fri, Sep 11 - 15                                 1 - 4 PM

Microsoft Outlook Basics
Are you overwhelmed by emails, meetings, and to-do lists? In this course you’ll learn how to manage the flood of emails, creating folders and archives, how to keep track of your contacts and how to use Outlook’s Calendar and Alert features. Find out how to customize Outlook so it perfectly meets your needs, and discover how to automate your work with rules. Whether you’re new to Outlook or you’ve been using it for years, you’re sure to learn something useful in every lesson.  This course is approved for the Business Applications Certificate.

#60430          8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                           $129
                      SCC CBIZ, 110                                                   Larry Cutsinger
                      Tue & Thu, Oct 3 & 5                                           1 - 5 PM

Microsoft Publisher
This course teaches the core features and functions of Publisher 2013. You’ll learn how to navigate the Publisher interface, create and edit publications, arrange text and pictures, work with master pages, and create and format tables. You will also learn how to flow text across text boxes, create facing-pages layouts, export publications to PDF, and prepare publications for commercial printing.

#60432         12 Hours, 3 Sessions                                              $185
                     SCC CBIZ, 110                                                       Cindy Chambers
                      Mon/Wed/Fri, Dec 11 - 15                                      1 - 5 PM

PowerPoint
PowerPoint 2013 is used to create presentations that can combine text, graphics, charts, clip art, and WordArt. These presentations can then be shown at internal business meetings, sales calls, and training events. Additional topics include building new presentations, formatting slides, using drawing tools, working with graphics, using tables and charts, and modifying the proofing presentations. Experience with Windows is recommended. New users of previous PowerPoint versions will also benefit.   This course is approved for the Business Applications Certificate.

#59352           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                                             $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                                    Curtis Clark
                       Tue & Thu, Sep 5 & 7                                           8 AM - Noon 

QuickBooks Pro® Desktop Level I
If you are a new user of QuickBooks Pro® Desktop, this hands-on training seminar is for you! Learn how to set up a company, customer and vendor files, and chart of accounts. Learn how to manage money coming in and money going out including sales, invoicing, paying bills, and tracking expenses. You’ll also learn how to reconcile accounts, and use reports to understand your business, including profitability and sales trends. All materials are included. Basic computer knowledge is required.

#60533           9 Hours, 3 Sessions                                         $139
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                                 Janine Clover, MBA
                       Mon/Wed/Fri, Oct 9 - 13                                   8:30 - 11:30 AM

#60441          12 Hours, 4 Sessions                                       $169
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                               Janine Clover, MBA
                       Mon/Wed/Fri, Oct 9 - 16                                  8:30 - 11:30 AM
This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate. Additional 3 hours for hands-on project.

QuickBooks Pro® Desktop Level II
Beyond the basics, in this seminar you will build on the knowledge gained in Level I as you learn to work with physical inventory and sales tax, set up and use QuickBooks® payroll, and deal with the “other” accounts found on the balance sheet, such as current assets and long-term liabilities. Also covered are estimates and time tracking features as well as data maintenance. Finally, you’ll learn how to make journal entries, customize reports, and create custom templates. Materials included.

#60532           9 Hours, 3 Sessions                       $139
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                               Janine Clover, MBA
                       Mon/Wed/Fri, Nov 27 - Dec 1          8:30 - 11:30 AM

#60442         16 Hours, 4 Sessions                       $169
                     SCC CBIZ, 110                               Janine Clover, MBA
                     Mon/Wed/Fri, Nov 27 - Dec 4          8:30 - 11:30 AM
This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate. Additional 3 hours for hands-on project.

Word Basics
In this course you will gain basic proficiency with Microsoft Word 2013. Discover the best and fastest ways to perform everyday tasks. Learn how to create and edit documents, format characters and paragraphs, create and manage tables, control page layout, work with web features, instant messaging, and much more. You’ll be able to practice what you learn in this hands-on course. New users of previous Word versions will also benefit.  This course is approved for the Business Bookkeeping Certificate and Business Applications Certificate.

#59345           8 Hours, 4 Sessions                        $129
                       SCC Keokuk, 417                            Jill Ita
                       Tuesday, Sep 5 - 26                         6 - 8 PM

#59346           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                        $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                                Larry Cutsinger
                       Tue & Thu, Sep 12 & 14                  1 - 5 PM

#60362           8 Hours, 4 Sessions               $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                     Jill Ita
                       Mon & Wed, Oct 9 - 18         5:30 - 7:30 PM

#60360          8 Hours, 2 Sessions                $129
                      SCC CBIZ, 110                       Curtis Clark
                       Tue & Thu, Nov 28 & 30         1 - 5 PM

#60431           8 Hours, 2 Sessions               $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                      Curtis Clark
                       Mon & Wed, Dec 11 & 13       8 AM - Noon

Word Intermediate
Topics covered include working with sections and columns, formatting tables, working with Excel data, working with styles, headers and footers, printing labels and envelopes, working with graphics and objects, creating document templates, and managing document revisions. Pre-requisite: Word Basics or equivalent knowledge.  This course is approved for the Business Applications Certificate.

#60371           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                       Curtis Clark
                       Mon & Wed, Oct 2 & 4            1 - 5 PM

Word Advanced
Topics covered in this class include, working with forms, working with large documents, creating macros, customizing menus and toolbars, using XML features, and sharing Word documents. Pre-requisite: Word Intermediate or equivalent knowledge. This course is approved for the Business Applications Certificate.

#60372           8 Hours, 2 Sessions                 $129
                       SCC CBIZ, 110                        Cindy Chambers
                       Tue & Thu, Oct 24 & 26           8 AM - Noon

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