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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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Course Date
Leather Slider (& Other Jewelry Pieces) 5/1/2019
Welding Art 101 2/9/2019
Welding Art 101 4/13/2019
Welding Art 102 3/23/2019

Automotive

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Course Date
Autobody Restoration I 6/3/2019
Autobody Restoration II 6/4/2019

Gardening

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Course Date
Learn and Grow Seed Starting Basics 3/21/2019

General Interest

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Course Date
Birdwatching Basics 4/1/2019
Commercial Drone Pilot Certification Prep 4/5/2019
Finances of Caregiving 1/22/2019
Individualized Music for Dementia Patient Care 4/18/2019
Investment Basics You Should Understand 1/17/2019
Investment Basics You Should Understand 5/9/2019
Opera Appreciation I 3/18/2019
Powerful Tools for Caregiving 4/2/2019
The Seven Sins of Internet Security Risk 3/5/2019

Holistic Wellness

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Course Date
Essential Oils 101: Understanding the Basics 2/26/2019
Everyday Living with Essential Oils 3/19/2019

Photography

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Course Date
Introduction to Digital Photography 2/14/2019
Landscape & Vacation Photography 4/3/2019
Photoshop Elements Basics 5/2/2019

Youth

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Course Date
AutoTech Clinic 1/26/2019
Exploring Graphic Arts 1/26/2019
Welding Bootcamp 1/26/2019
Super Sitter 1/14/2019
Super Sitter 2/19/2019
Super Sitter 5/13/2019

Arts

Leather Slider (& Other Jewelry Pieces)
Learn to make something wonderful, a leather slider with Freshwater Pearls! You will learn how to make a slider cord and and how to make a loop on head pin for beading when making necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Take away great tools and knowledge to start your adventure in jewelry making.

#67519 2 Hours, 1 Session $49.00
  SCC WB,351 Becky Rump
  Wednesday, May 1 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Welding Art 101
Learn the basics of joining metal pieces through MIG welding. This class you will make a flower yard art and learn the basic weld. 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.

#67460 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC WB,Welding Lab, 701 Katherine Geltz
  Saturday, Feb 9 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

#67461 6 Hours, 1 Session $69.00
  SCC WB,Welding Lab, 701 Katherine Geltz
  Saturday, Apr 13 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

New 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 must have MIG experience or Welding Art 101 class prerequisite.

#67462 4 Hours, 1 Session $37.00
  SCC WB,Welding Lab, 701 Katherine Geltz
  Saturday, Mar 23 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

#66923 36 Hours, 9 Sessions $185.00
  SCC WB,424 Tim Weaver
  Mondays, Jun 3 - Aug 5 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

#66924 36 Hours, 9 Sessions $185.00
  SCC WB,424 Tim Weaver
  Tuesdays, Jun 4 - Aug 6 5 - 9 PM

 

 

 

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

#67549 2 Hours, 1 Session $19.00
  SCC WB,Greenhouse Randy Simmons
  Thursday, Mar 21 5 - 7 PM

 

 

 

General Interest

Birdwatching Basics
Can you tell the difference between a blue jay and a bluebird? The trees, fields, and waters of Southeastern Iowa are filled with over 300 different kinds of birds just waiting to be noticed. This class will cover the basic tips and techniques of bird identification, and consists of 2 classroom meetings with 2 field trips to local parks. Class will be beneficial for those with beginning to intermediate birding skills.

#66921 8 Hours, 4 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB,351 Don Weiss
  Mon & Sat, Apr 1 - 15 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

Commercial Drone Pilot Certification Prep
Fly a drone legally for commercial purposes. Get paid for what you know. Course is designed to prepare the participants for the FAA Knowledge Exam (FAA Part 107) for Remote Pilot Certification to fly UAVs commercially. Course content includes but is not limited to: FAA regulations, radio communication, national air space, aviation weather, UAV performance. Must be 16 or older to attend.

#67548 20 Hours, 3 Sessions $229.00
  SCC WB,607 Lane Wooder
  Fri/Sat/Sun, Apr 5 - 7 8 AM - Noon

 

 

 

Finances of Caregiving
Life expectancy for Americans continues to increase, so it is more likely that most adults will end up caring for an elderly parent or relative. The class will go through understanding your starting point, Communication, planning and paying for care.

#67778 7.5 Hours, 5 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,301 Staff
  Tuesdays, Jan 22 - Feb 19 9:30 - 11 AM

 

 

 

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.

#67534 2 Hours, 1 Session $25.00
  SCC WB,351 Linda Gerdner
  Thursday, Apr 18 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Investment Basics You Should Understand
Want to know more about Investments? Would you like to understand the options you have with your IRA rollover or 401k? In this class, we will cover the various retirement accounts (Roth, IRA, 401k, SEP, Simple) and investments (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF's, annuities, etc.) you can use with them. We will cover the basics of how each investment works, what risks they may have, and the true cost associated with them.

#65156 3 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,201 James Vandenberg
  Thursday, Jan 17 5:30 - 8:30 PM

 

 

 

#67502 3 Hours, 1 Session $20.00
  SCC Keokuk,304 James Vandenberg
  Thursday, May 9 5:30 - 8:30 PM

 

 

 

Opera Appreciation I
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. Operas covered are Fidelio, Tosca, Don Carlos, Boris Godunov and Don Giovanni.

#66922 18 Hours, 6 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB,Litte Theater Forest Morrisett
  Mondays, Mar 18 - Apr 22 6 - 9 PM

 

 

 

Powerful Tools for Caregiving
This class is wealth of information for any caregiver. Participants learn how to reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, balance life, increase the ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

#67498 9 Hours, 6 Sessions $119.00
  SCC CBIZ,112 Staff
  Tuesdays, Apr 2 - May 7 9:30 - 11 AM

 

 

 

New The Seven Sins of Internet Security Risk
Ever wonder if you are safe while searching the internet? Understand how to stay safe on the internet, antivirus, malware, accidental loss of data and more. This class will give you the basic of cyber security.

#67516 4 Hours, 2 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB,129 Staff
  Tue & Thu, Mar 5 & 7 4 - 6 PM

 

 

 

Holistic Wellness

Essential Oils 101: Understanding the Basics
True aromatherapy requires the use of high-quality aromatic essential oils. You will learn what goes into producing a high-quality essential oil and what to look for on labels. You will learn how essentials oils can enhance your health and why our sense of smell is also our healing sense. You will be able to experience serveral oils and learn how each one can be used.

#67436 2 Hours, 1 Session $15.00
  SCC WB,351 Mary Ann Hunter
  Tuesday, Feb 26 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Everyday Living with Essential Oils
Learn how to use essential oils in your everyday life. Review a list of chemicals to avoid and get recipes for making your own household products containing essential oils instead of toxic chemicals. Learn how to oil up your recipes with healthy and flavorful oils. Get tips on which oils to keep handy for those unexpected emergencies.

#67437 2 Hours, 1 Session $15.00
  SCC WB,351 Mary Ann Hunter
  Tuesday, Mar 19 5:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

Photography

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.

#67590 12 Hours, 6 Sessions $69.00
  SCC WB,TBD Rod Gerst
  Thursdays, Feb 14 - Mar 28 6 - 8 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.

#67591 6 Hours, 3 Sessions $39.00
  SCC WB,TBD Phil Pool
  Wednesdays, Apr 3 - 17 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

Photoshop Elements Basics
This is a beginning level class introducing students to photo editing software and tools used to improve the photographs we take. Learn how to get your photos out of the camera and into your computer to crop, resize, straighten images, remove red-eye, and adjust contrast and exposure so you are ready to get great-looking prints of your photos. This class is part of the Photography Certificate.

#67589 12 Hours, 6 Sessions $89.00
  SCC WB,Comp Lab Rod Gerst
  Thursdays, May 2 - Jun 6 6 - 8 PM

 

 

 

Youth

New 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.

#67524 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,509 Wesley Carpenter
  Saturdays, Jan 26 & Feb 2 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 

New 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 career opportunities. Students will discover how to create a design a dynamic, effective visual piece through different software and technology. This course is for grades 8 – 11.

#67518 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,526 Carlene Woodside
  Saturdays, Jan 26 & Feb 2 9 AM - Noon

 

 

 

New 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 tied back. Safety glasses, welding gloves, jackets and helmets are provided but encouraged to bring your own. This course is for grades 8 – 11.

#67496 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $49.00
  SCC WB,701 Matt May
  Saturdays, Jan 26 & Feb 2 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 for child.

#65131 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC WB,351 Heather Wellman
  Mon & Tue, Jan 14 & 15 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#67438 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Keokuk,TBD Heather Wellman
  Tue & Thu, Feb 19 & 21 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

#67439 6 Hours, 2 Sessions $59.00
  SCC Mt. Pleasant,201 Heather Wellman
  Mon & Tue, May 13 & 14 4:30 - 7:30 PM

 

 

 

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