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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.

 
Save $200 by registering for the series! A career in bookkeeping allows you to work in many different kinds of businesses and industries. This certificate course includes both theory and hands-on application and includes the following courses: Bookkeeping Level 1 & 2, Understanding & Preparing Financial Statements, QuickBooks Level 1, QuickBooks Level 2, and a Bookkeeping Practicum. Students must complete all of the courses and achieve 80% on the practicum in order to receive a Certificate. All courses, including practicum must be completed within one year of initial registration.

Start date: 05/14/2018

Tuition: $1,099.00

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Updates of state and federal law, rule and regulation will be shared with dealers. The trainer will provide an overview of regulations, policies and procedures for compliant buy here pay here dealerships.  New laws impacting Iowa auto dealers enacted during the 2018 Iowa legislative session will be reviewed. The importance of using compliant forms in buy here pay here operations will be discussed with attendees. The course will be beneficial for existing buy here pay here dealers as well as those dealers who are giving consideration to establishing a buy here pay here dealership. An updated five hour dealer education manual and/or a USB flash drive will be provided to all attendees.

Start date: 07/13/18

End date: 07/13/18

Tuition $179.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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A career in bookkeeping allows you to work in many different kinds of businesses and industries. Learn the basics including bookkeeping terminology and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). You will begin with the manual bookkeeping process in order to build a strong foundation of the fundamentals in preparation for computerized accounting. Objectives learned in Level 1 include journaling and entry systems, analyzing business transactions, balancing accounts, and knowing the difference between accrual vs. cash accounting. Level 2 expands upon these accounting principles. You will gain a greater knowledge of GAAP, including payroll accounting, payroll record keeping, employer taxes and reports, and accounting for sales and cash receipts. Textbook and study guide included.  

Start date: 05/14/18

End date: 06/13/18

Tuition $599.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  112



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Upon completion of the Bookkeeping Specialist courses, students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice, both in manual and computer program formats. The practicum is a self-paced independent study that is completed outside of class. The classroom portion of the practicum provides students with additional assistance to complete the practicum assignments. Students must achieve 80% on the practicum assignments (one manually and one in QuickBooks) in order to qualify for the Certificate.  

Start date: 08/06/18

End date: 08/13/18

Tuition $155.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  112



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Starting your business - an accelerated basics overview. This three night series is an introduction to the basics of starting a business. Discover the process for taking a business from idea to a viable venture and into implementation. This will be a fast moving and participatory experience. You will leave with knowledge, resources and the assistance available to successfully start or buy a small business.

Start date: 03/26/18

End date: 04/02/18

Tuition $59.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  146



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Writing well is one of the most important skills you can learn for success in the business world. Knowing how to write well allows you to deliver your ideas with professionalism in order to meet your objective. In this course, you will master simple and effective skills that drive all successful business writing and help you polish your letters, emails, and business reports. Learn how to create impactful documents to show case your ideas and professionalism to your audience. Textbook is included.  

Start date: 04/17/18

End date: 04/19/18

Tuition $149.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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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: 04/02/18

End date: 04/23/18

Tuition $195.00

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: 02/26/18

End date: 02/28/18

Tuition $119.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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Learn the fundamentals of QuickBooks to manage your accounting needs. You will learn how to set up a company, how to record income and expenses, manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, reconcile bank transactions, create reports and graphs, and much more. This class is taught on PC's, not Mac computers, and is not QuickBooks Online. Textbook is included.  

Start date: 06/18/18

End date: 06/27/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 Computer



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Expand your knowledge of QuickBooks. In this class you will learn how to set up inventory, track and pay sales tax, handle payroll, create estimates and sales orders, budget, make adjustments, complete year-end procedures and utilize the audit trail. This class is taught on PC's, not Mac computers and is not QuickBooks Online. Textbook is included.  

Start date: 07/09/18

End date: 07/18/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  114 Computer



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Learn the fundamentals of QuickBooks to track the finances of your business. Learn the sales process, how to track revenue, manage expenses, reconcile bank transactions, set up files, customize forms, create reports and graphs, and much more. This class is taught on PC's, not Mac computers, and is not QuickBooks Online. Textbook is included.

Start date: 04/24/18

End date: 04/26/18

Tuition $159.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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Expand your knowledge of QuickBooks. In this class you will learn how to set up inventory, track and pay sales tax, handle payroll, create estimates and sales orders, budget, make adjustments, and complete year-end procedures. This class is taught on PC's, not Mac computers and is not QuickBooks Online. Textbook is included.

Start date: 04/30/18

End date: 04/30/18

Tuition $99.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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