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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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Vintage Jewelry Collecting Guide 6/17/2020
Individualized Music for Dementia Patient Care 7/23/2020
Certificate of Mindfulness  Online
Discover Geocaching 7/16/2020
Discover Sign Language  Online
Get Published: How to Publish a Book 5/29/2020
GRE Preparation: Part 1  Online
Paying for Education: Getting from There to Here 8/27/2020
SAT/ACT Prep Series  Online
Social Securtiy and Medicare 101 6/8/2020
Speed Spanish  Online
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing, Oh My!  Online

Hunter Safety

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Hunter Safety 8/17/2020


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Quit settling for "Auto". Unlocking the Manual Mode. 6/29/2020


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Super Sitter 6/9/2020
Super Sitter 9/14/2020
Auto Collision Clinic 8/1/2020
Cybersecurity Defender Challenge 7th-9th 6/16/2020 (Online)
Cybersecurity Defender Challenge 9th-11th 7/20/2020 (Online)

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New Vintage Jewelry Collecting Guide
This class will provide participants with a historical overview of jewerly through the ages. Learn more about vintage jewelry designers, styles and materials. There will be several examples to view of period pieces throughout the ages and many designs. Learn how to check for Bakelite, Amber and how to better identify jewerly through the span of time. Participants are welcome to bring a piece of jewerly for the instructor to view.

#73964 2 Hours, 1 Session $19.00
  SCC WB,607 Maria Gapen
  Wednesday, Jun 17 6 - 8 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.

#73969 2 Hours, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC WB,603 Linda Gerdner
  Thursday, Jul 23 5:30 - 7:30 PM




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 from 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.

Online 8 Hours $80.00




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

#73970 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $14.00
  SCC WB,607 Heather Smith
  Thursday, Jul 16 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, then see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation.

Online 24 Hours $100.00




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.

Online 24 Hours $100.00




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.

#73971 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC WB,607 Karen Elliott
  Thursday, Aug 27 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.

Online 48 Hours $199.00




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 the best time is 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 is for you.

#74905 2 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC WB,607 James Vandenberg
  Monday, Jun 8 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.

Online 24 Hours $115.00




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.

Online 24 Hours $100.00




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.

#73972 13 Hours, 4 Sessions $15.00
  SCC WB,603 Steve Kershner
  Mon & Thu, Aug 17 - 27 6:30 - 9 PM





New Quit settling for "Auto". Unlocking the Manual Mode.
Quit settling for the "Auto" mode. Learn how to unlock your manual mode camera and use off-camera flash, to write with light (aka do Photography). If you have an advanced camera with a manual mode, know a little bit about using manual mode and would like to, but are worried enough about producing flawed photographs with it that you just settle for "Auto", then this is the class for you. You will be taught an intuitive approach that will allow you to become comfortable with ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, and become able to adjust them intuitively to achieve the results you want. How to use an off camera maual flash to enhance exposure and expand creativity will also be explained. You will need to bring your manual mode camera, or if you have an off-camera flash unit that can be set manually bring it too. This is not part of the Photography certificate

#73963 3 Hours, 1 Session $29.00
  SCC WB,607 Robert Dengler
  Monday, Jun 29 6 - 9 PM





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.

#73962 6 Hours, 1 Session $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,502 Heather Wellman
  Tuesday, Jun 9 8:30 AM - 3 PM




#73975 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC CBIZ,111 Heather Wellman
  Mon & Tue, Sep 14 & 15 4:30 - 7:30 PM




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

#74867 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,424 Tim Weaver
  Saturdays, Aug 1 & 8 9 AM - Noon




New Cybersecurity Defender Challenge 7th-9th
Have you ever imagined working on a small team of highly knowledgeable cybersecurity experts? Come join us as we take a virtual tour of cyber security. Learn about threats to our national infrastructure as well as threats to yourself and family. Explore how you can identify and defend yourself from online predators, bullying and malicious cyberattacks.

#74893 24 Hours, 2 Sessions $39.00
  Tue & Wed, Jun 16 & 17 9 - 10 AM




Cybersecurity Defender Challenge 9th-11th
This class is designed to inspire 9th – 11th grade students to explore careers in cyberspace, healthcare technologies, and other STEM disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The 5-day cyber challenge provides students going into grades 9 – 11 with the opportunity to explore the world of cyberspace with cyberspace experts by emphasizing fun, relative and applicable technology challenges in today's information technology environment. Students will engage in topics ranging from cyber ethics and safety and how to protect their personal devices, to computer components and software, and defense against outside cyber threats. Student will utilize the knowledge they have gained in the camp to construct hardware, install software, and secure a Raspberry PI computer that will be theirs to keep at the end of camp. Students will need to use a laptop or desktop computer to run their Rasberry PI.

#74894 24 Hours, Sessions $179.00
  , Jul 20 9 AM - 4 PM




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