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Hawkeye Business and Community Education provides professional skill development for individuals and businesses. Cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers . Browse a complete list of our courses or course series and if you do not see the type of course you are looking for suggest a course or contact us to learn more about designing customized training for your workforce.

 
Adobe Photoshop is a professional image-editing software used by graphic designers, photographers, and artists. Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop while accessing it from the Creative Cloud (CC). Discover tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and essential foundational skills of professional imaging.  Learn how to apply advanced layer techniques, create special effects, edit videos, apply vector paths and much more. Textbook included.  

Start date: 10/02/18

End date: 10/11/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Managing, organizing and distributing hosted services over the cloud is one of the most in-demand technical skills. This course will introduce you to the main cloud computing principles and concepts. Understand what cloud computing means from a business and technical perspective. Learn the steps involved to successful adoption of cloud computing, impact and changes of cloud computing on IT Service Management, risks and consequences of cloud computing, and how to successfully govern the cloud.  

Start date: 07/09/18

End date: 07/18/18

Tuition $195.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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Google offers a strong line-up of free tools that will help you collaborate with others and be more efficient. This course provides an overview of the Google Suite of tools and their capabilities so you can incorporate them into your day-to-day life. Learn how to use Gmail, calendar, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides and discover how they integrate with Microsoft Office. Gain tips and techniques to streamline your Gmail inbox and settings. Learn how to share and organize documents and folders in Google Drive and much more.  

Start date: 10/23/18

End date: 10/25/18

Tuition $99.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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Search Engine Optimization is the science behind how to get your website found online. This introductory course provides the principles of SEO and tips for optimal website performance. Learn how to optimize quality content, how to use the right keywords and metatags, which will affect how your website ranks among listings in a search. Discover the basics of Google Analytics, a free online tool that tracks and reports website traffic. With an overview of strategy and platform, you will gain an understanding of where your website visitors are coming from and how they are engaging with your site. Explore how you can use Google Analytics to create goals, track conversions, and build your own custom reports.  

Start date: 06/25/18

End date: 06/27/18

Tuition $119.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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Effective blogging is an essential part of a digital marketing strategy. It can drive traffic to your website, generate and nurture new leads, and give insight into your customer base. Learn the technical aspects of setting up a blog as well as the best practices for maintaining it. Discover how to write high-quality content, which is important for attracting followers and sustaining your blog. Learn how to plan an editorial calendar and structure posts in the blog platform. This is a hands-on class in a computer lab and you will leave with a ready-to-use blog.  

Start date: 12/03/18

End date: 12/17/18

Tuition $89.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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At the end of this class students will be able to create and manage web sites using Adobe Dreamweaver. Students will insert pictures and media objects into web pages. Students will use Cascading Style Sheets to format web pages. Students will use layers and tables for designing layout for pages. Students will manage sites using Dreamweaver's site management tools. Students will need a copy of Dreamweaver. A 30-day evaluation version is available. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $375.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Adobe-Dreamweaver-CC/262



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The goal of this course is to provide students with the study of advanced topics in web design. Upon completion of this course, students should have a thorough knowledge of web design and development. Topics include the responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework, exploration of CMS frameworks and industry standard technologies and frameworks.

Start date: 08/06/18

End date: 08/31/18

Tuition $245.00

Location : Online



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The goal of this course is to provide students with the study of advanced topics in web design. Upon completion of this course, students should have a thorough knowledge of web design and development. Topics include the responsive design process, advanced layout and design features using the Bootstrap framework, exploration of CMS frameworks and industry standard technologies and frameworks.

Start date: 11/05/18

End date: 11/30/18

Tuition $245.00

Location : Online



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Blogging is a great way to get the word out about your product, expertise or anything that's on your mind. WordPress is one of the most popular blogging applications, readily available on a lot of web hosts. In this course you will configure WordPress options and customize its appearance. We explore options for blog topics and getting the word out about your blog. You will write blog entries, publish them and then set up accounts for allowing access to your blog. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $255.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Blogging-with-WordPress/230



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Acquire the basic skills to boost your website traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. Agenda Unit 1 Why web site analysis works Why web site managers analyze their visitor traffic Creating goals and objectives for your web site Understanding the web site visitor experience How data analysis can improve web site outcomes Unit 2 How Google Analytics functions Setting up Google Analytics accounts Analyzing traffic sources and visitor traffic Redesigning pages to improve retention Testing web site versions with Google Optimizer Unit 3 Search Engine Optimization Understanding how page ranking and positions are determined Redesigning the title bar, alt tags, heading area, and links your URL Keyword density and rewriting web page copy Strategies to improve your page rank Unit 4 Moving to Web 2.0 Generation Y and the Web 2.0 Attitude Developing user-created content Creating interactive web sites The future of web sites

Start date: 07/02/18

End date: 07/27/18

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Acquire the basic skills to boost your website traffic, including how to analyze your visitor traffic, how to use search engine optimization to get greater visibility and exposure in Google searches, and how to redesign your web site copy to increase your visitors and results. No experience necessary, but if you are at an advanced level, your instructor is an SEO expert and can answer your toughest questions as well. Agenda Unit 1 Why web site analysis works Why web site managers analyze their visitor traffic Creating goals and objectives for your web site Understanding the web site visitor experience How data analysis can improve web site outcomes Unit 2 How Google Analytics functions Setting up Google Analytics accounts Analyzing traffic sources and visitor traffic Redesigning pages to improve retention Testing web site versions with Google Optimizer Unit 3 Search Engine Optimization Understanding how page ranking and positions are determined Redesigning the title bar, alt tags, heading area, and links your URL Keyword density and rewriting web page copy Strategies to improve your page rank Unit 4 Moving to Web 2.0 Generation Y and the Web 2.0 Attitude Developing user-created content Creating interactive web sites The future of web sites

Start date: 10/01/18

End date: 10/26/18

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Increase your online savvy and ability to position yourself and your organization for greater success. Experience the interaction and big take-aways from studying with top-notch professionals. Your instructors not only work with these tools every day, but speak at national conferences and train others. Your teachers have tips you have not discovered yet. Learn more about Google Analytics, Google apps for business, and Google+ . Acquire new tips and techniques. Just one new tip can mean greater productivity, effectiveness and even profitability for your work. Three one-month courses.

Start date: 09/04/18

End date: 11/30/18

Tuition $495.00

Location : Online



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