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.
Check out our Life & Leisure Classes below. Register online or call (319) 208-5375.
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General Interest(Click here for course descriptions)
|Vintage Jewelry Collecting Guide||7/24/2021|
|12 Steps to a Successful Job Search||Online|
|Discover Sign Language||Online|
|Discover Sign Language II||Online|
|GRE Preparation: Part 1||Online|
|SAT/ACT Prep Series||Online|
|Introduction to Natural Health and Healing||Online|
|Luscious, Low fat Lightning-Quick Meals||Online|
Investment/Finances(Click here for course descriptions)
|Stocks, Bonds, and Investing, Oh My!||Online|
Photography(Click here for course descriptions)
|The Nuts and Bolts of Photoshop Layers||7/13/2021|
Leisure(Click here for course descriptions)
|Certificate of Mindfulness||Online|
|Certificate in Meditation||7/7/2020|
|Discover Geocashing Games||7/22/2021|
|Drawing for the Absolute Beginner||Online|
|Introduction to Guitar||2/2/2021|
|Start Your Own Edible Garden||Online|
Youth(Click here for course descriptions)
|Cybersecurity Defender Challenge 7th-9th||6/29/2021|
|Cybersecurity Defender Challenge 9th-11th||7/26/2021|
Certificate in Meditation
In this online course, you'll explore the many meditation techniques that can be used to support the mind-body connection and promote healing, health, and wellness.
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.
|#78689||2 Hours, 1 Session||$19.00|
|SCC Ft. Madison,106||Maria Gapen|
|Saturday, Jul 24||10 AM - Noon|
12 Steps to a Successful Job Search
Get the job you want in any economy. In this course you will learn to identify the job that is best for your needs. You will then be given complete step-by-step instructions on how to get that job, regardless of your level of expertise or state of the economy. You will learn how to build rapport with any interviewer, both verbally and non-verbally, while mastering the six phases of a successful job interview. This motivational course will increase your confidence, help you feel great about yourself, and provide you with the foundation you need to get the job you want!
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.
Discover Sign Language II
Take your sign language skills to the next level with additional vocabulary, grammar lessons, and cultural information. This course will help you build confidence in your ability to sign with the Deaf community.
New Genealogy Basics
Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Learn where to look, who to contact, and how to use research tools to begin an exciting and fascinating exploration of your roots. Genealogy Basics will help you understand the genealogy research process and how to interpret the information you find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based websites, which you can access while enrolled in this class. You will develop a strategy to accomplish your objectives, evaluate the results, and share that information with others.
New Grammar Refresher
Develop your English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence in this course. This course explores the eight parts of speech, punctuation and mechanics, and foundational sentence construction. You will learn about phrases, clauses, problem words, common grammar mistakes, and much more through practical, hands-on exercises. You will also learn through short videos, examples, and even fun games. Take your writing and speaking to the next level of excellence!
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.
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.
New Introduction to Natural Health and Healing
Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? In this course, you'll learn about the various stages of health and illness and discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit. Using a variety of methods like diet, hydrotherapy, positive attitude, relaxation, yoga, chiropractic, natural remedies and more, you'll explore way to achieve total health in mind, body, and spirit. By the end of this course, you'll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing!
New Luscious, Low fat Lightning-Quick Meals
Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You'll learn how to reduce fat in recipes without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious!
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.
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.
Are you trying to sell a home, or items in your home, or even wanting to show off your new remodel? In this workshop learn how to make your interior photos pop! Take photos with your cell phone and use your phones built-in editing software to tweak the image. Learn how to brighten up any indoor setting and use high dynamic range to show more details. These tips and tricks take an average picture and make it stunning! iPhone or Android with a good camera is needed for this class. Or bring your high quality point and shoot that has manual settings. This is not part of the photography certificate
|#80566||2 Hours, 1 Session||$29.00|
|SCC Ft. Madison,106||Phil Pool|
|Saturday, Jun 19||9 - 11 AM|
The Nuts and Bolts of Photoshop Layers
If you have Adobe’s Creative Suite and would like to take advantage of the single most important and useful feature of Photoshop, this workshop on layers will give you 70% of what you need to know in a couple of hours. Learn how to make your images much more easy to edit using multiple layers, blending modes and how to do non-destructive edits. This class is not part of the photography certificate
|#80566||2 Hours, 1 Session||$39.00|
|SCC WB,526||Phil Pool|
|Tuesday, Jul 13||6 - 8 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.
Certificate in Meditation
In this online course you'll explore the many meditation techniques that can be used to support the mind-body connection and promote healing, health, and wellness.
Discover Geocashing Games
Grab a few of your friends and come learn about the craze of Geolocation games. Discover how to use your smart phone and participate in games including Munzee, PokemonGo, and Wizards Unite.
|#78708||1.5 Hours, 1 Session||$14.00|
|SCC WB||Heather Smith|
|Thursday, Jul 22||5:30 - 7 PM|
New Drawing for the Absolute Beginner
Gain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you've always dreamed you could be!
Like the outdoors and treasure hunting? You can discover the great outdoors through Geocaching anywhere! Learn the rules, tools to use, and discover treasures.
|#78562||1.5 Hours, 1 Session||$14.00|
|SCC WB,607||Heather Smith|
|Thursday, Jun 24||5:30 - 7 PM|
New Introduction to Guitar
Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you've always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, you'll build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. The classical guitar skills you'll master in this course will allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western.
New Start Your Own Edible Garden
Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. You'll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. You'll explore climate considerations, learn how to read a zone hardiness map, and find out how to spot a micro-climate in your yard.hether you want to provide your family with nutritious food, save money, get some exercise, or just be more self-sufficient, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to be on your way to a successful harvest.
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.
|#76755||6 Hours, 1 Session||$59.00|
|SCC Keokuk,302||Jill Ita|
|Monday, Jun 7||8:30 AM - 3:30 PM|
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.
|#80563||2 Hours, 2 Sessions||$39.00|
|Tue & Wed, Jun 29 & 30||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.
|#80564||5 Hours, 5 Sessions||$179.00|
|Mon - Fri, Jul 26 - 30||9 - 10 AM|
Jodi Cook | English instructor
Before I started taking classes at SCC, I spent years working in retail. I knew I didn't want to do that anymore and so I kept reaching for something to do. I decided to enroll at SCC, and when my English...More ›
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