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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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Course Date
Basic Sewing Skills 9/27/2022
English Paper Piecing 10/27/2022
Introduction to Conversational Spanish 9/19/2022
Conversational Spanish 11/7/2022
Learn how to use your Cricut: Wine glass decorating with lights 10/25/2022
Cricut Project: Emoji Design 11/8/2022
Retirement by Design 9/20/2022
Retirement: Making Your Money Last 11/15/2022
Calling All Bird Lovers 10/13/2022
Painting with Pastels 9/17/2022
Welding Art 101 12/10/2022

Photography

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Course Date
Lightroom for Digital Photographers 11/15/2022

Youth

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Course Date
Moped Safety 8/13/2022
Super Sitter 8/15/2022
Super Sitter 11/15/2022
Exploring Graphic Arts 9/17/2022
Welding Bootcamp 10/22/2022
Hunter Safety 8/15/2022

General Interest

Basic Sewing Skills
Learn the skills to perform basic sewing tasks including sewing on buttons, snaps,hemming pants, and repairing small rips and tears.  All supplies will be provided.

#85725 4.5 Hours, 3 Sessions $39.00
  SCC Ft. Madison, 108 S Clendineng
  Tuesday - Thursday, Sep 27- 29 6:30 - 8 PM

 

 

 


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English Paper Piecing
Learn the english paper piecing technique (using cardboard forms to assist in sewing geometric shapes together.) At the end of class you will have a a work of art to share, as you will learn how to make a potholder. All supplies will be provided.

#85673 3 Hours, 2 Sessions $34.00
  SCC Ft. Madison,108 Sarah Clendineng
  Thursday's, Oct 27 - Nov 3 6:30 - 8 PM

 

 

 


Introduction to Conversational Spanish
This training will be an introduction to basic spanish with the alphabet, numbers, colors, pronoun, punctuation, verbs, essentials to a daily routine questions, formulate sentences, etc.  This course will help participant with pronunciation of Spanish words and initate a conversation by learning essentials.  We will introduce material every other session.  First session, new materials, second session in the week will be a review session for the duration of the course.

#85778   $229.00
  SCC Mount Pleasant, 201 E Loftus
  Monday's & Wednesday's, Sep 19 - Nov 2
(Class does not meet 10/12 - 10/19)
6 - 8 PM

 


Conversational Spanish
This course will offer a more advanced training to participants that have the basics of the language.  We will introduce material every other session.  First session is new material, second session of the week will be a review session for the duration of the course.  Pre-requisite is Introduction to Coversational Spanish.

#85788   $229.00
  SCC Mount Pleasant, 201 E Loftus
  Monday's & Wednesday's, Nov 7 - Dec 14
(Class does not meet 11/21 & 11/23)
6 - 8 PM

 

 




Learn How to use your Cricut: Wine glass decorating with lights
Do you have a cricut machine and want to maximize its potential?  This is the perfect course to learn how to use the Cricut and design a personalized logo to put on a wine bottle.  This course will be interactive and fun!  You will have a beautiful wine bottle designed and will add some twinkling lights to make it sparkle.  Makes a wonderful gift that you can make and share.

#85741 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $39.00
  SCC CBIZ, 103 S Ferry
  Tuesday, Oct 25 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 


Cricut Project: Emoji Design
In this class you will learn how to use the Cricut machine to make your own personalized small digital image onto a koozie.  Makes a great personalized gift or create something fun for yourself.

#85739 1.5 Hours, 1 Session $35.00
  SCC CBIZ, 103 S Ferry
  Tuesday, Nov 8 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 


Retirement by Design
This presentation illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals.  You'll learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want.  We'll discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events and how you can keep your strategy on track.

#85743 1 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ,112 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Sep 20 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 


Retirement: Making Your Money Last
Have you retired recently?  Are you planning to retire soon?  This presentation discusses ideas to help build a reasonable and sustainable strategy for managing income and expenses during retirement.  We explore how to address key concerns such as inflation, health care expenses during retirement.  We explore how to address key concerns such as inflation, health care expenses and market volatility as well as ways to prepare for things that may not go as expected.

#85765 1 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC CBIZ, 112 Karen Elliott
  Tuesday, Nov 15 5:30 - 7 PM

 

 

 


Calling All Bird Lovers
Take a break and enjoy spending a couple of hours with bird lovers that spend time and money on our feathered friends.  Participants will have an oppurtunity to not only share but gain new ideas to enhance habitat, prevent pests, learn how to make feeders, or jus share.  All are welcome to bring pictures, books or magazines to share in class.

#85812 1 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC CBIZ, 103 S Kerchner
  Thursday, Oct 13 6:30 - 8:30 PM

 

 



Welding Art 101
Learn the basics of joining metal pieces through MIG welding. In this class, you will make an art project with a limited number of horse shoes and learn the basic weld. Come with ideas or suggestions to share. Participants must wear cotton long-sleeve clothes and leather, closed-toe shoes. Those with medium to long hair must tie back. Safety glasses, welding gloves, jackets, and helmets will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

#85716 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC WB, 701 Steven Kershner
  Saturday, Dec 10 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 


Painting with Pastels
Learn the basic techniques of painting in soft pastel through still life's, portraits, and landscapes.  September - Still life's, October - Landscapes, November - Portraits, and December - Artist's choice.

#85803   $129.00
  SCC Keokuk, 313 M Zillman
  Saturday's, Sep 17, Oct 8, Nov 5, & Dec 10 10 AM - Noon

 

 

 


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.

#85804   $179.00
  SCC WB, 526 P Pool
  Tuesday's, Nov 15 - Dec 13 6 - 9 PM

 

 



Youth

Moped Safety
A certified moped course must be completed by anyone 14 or 15 years of age wishing to obtain a moped license in Iowa.  Certificates will be issued to those who successfully complete the course.  Students should bring a sack lunch.

#81834 6 Hours, 1 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB, 607 K Prickett
  Saturday, Aug 13 8 AM - 2:30 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.

#84757 6 Hours, 2 Session $59.00
  SCC CBIZ, 112 Jill Ita
  Monday & Tuesday, Aug 15 & 16 5 - 8 PM

 

 

 

#85801 6 Hours, 1 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Keokuk, 302 Jill Ita
  Saturday, Nov 5 8:30 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 


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 hunting big game hunting.  You must be 11 years of age or older to enroll and you 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; advanced registration is required.

#84617   $15.00
  SCC WB,603 S Kerchner
  Mon & Thu, Aug 15 - 25 6:30 - 9 M

 

 

 


Exploring Graphic Arts
Do you like to tell stories through pictures, images, and other visual communication?  Learn about how graphic designers sell or share ideas through pictures, logos, images, and much more.  You will learn from industry professionals and explore different careers opportunities.  Students will discover how to create a design a dynamic, effective visual piece through different software and technology.  Students will need to creat an adobe ID before the first day of class.

#85676 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB, 526 C Woodside
  Saturday's, Sep 17 & 24 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 cloths, and leather, closed-toed shoes.  Medium to long hair must be tied back.  Safety glasses, welding gloves, jackets, and helmets are provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own.

#85718 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB, 701 S Kerchner
  Saturday's, Oct 22 & Nov 5 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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