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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.

 
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: 09/17/2018

Tuition: $1,099.00

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This course is the basic course on understanding dealer responsibilities. This class will serve as a refresher course and will teach the requirements of being an auto dealer in Iowa and how to maintain a dealer’s license. Updates of changes to state and federal laws and rules and regulations will be provided. The trainer will discuss new laws enacted during the 2018 legislative session impacting auto dealers as well as providing new information from federal and state agencies pertaining to the auto industry. Dealers will be encouraged to bring forth areas of concern to assist with possible solutions to these concerns. Dealers will review videos from the staff of the Iowa Department of Transportation Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection and the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s office. An updated manual or a USB/flash drive will be provided to all attendees.

Start date: 11/09/18

End date: 11/09/18

Tuition $179.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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This course will serve as a refresher course for Iowa auto dealers, plus provide training on vehicle title compliance and the necessity for dealer compliant paperwork. The trainer will provide an overview of dealer responsibilities with lender resources and compliant guidelines for assisting consumers with financing options. The course will provide updates to state and federal laws and rules and regulations. The trainer will discuss new laws enacted during the 2018 legislative session impacting Iowa auto dealers. Dealers will review video presentations from the Iowa Department of Transportation Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection and the Consumer Protection Division of the Iowa Attorney General’s office. An updated five hour dealer education manual and/or a USB flash drive will be provided to all attendees.

Start date: 11/09/18

End date: 11/09/18

Tuition $179.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  112



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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: 11/08/18

End date: 11/08/18

Tuition $179.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Six hours of continuing education for cosmetologists, barbers, and nail techs provided by Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa, Inc. (CBI) The session includes two hours of Iowa Law, and Disease Control and four hours of "Back to Basics" - Collection of Cutting. For more information, call Affiliate #7, Magnificent Seven 319-296-7156.    

Start date: 10/28/18

End date: 10/28/18

Tuition $90.00

Location : Main Campus - Tama Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Tama Hall.

Room :  102 & 106



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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. Click here for the Certificate series.  

Start date: 09/17/18

End date: 10/15/18

Tuition $599.00

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

Room :  114 Computer



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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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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. Click here for the Certificate series.  

Start date: 12/03/18

End date: 12/10/18

Tuition $155.00

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

Room :  114 Computer



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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 showcase your ideas and professionalism to your audience. Textbook is included.  

Start date: 11/05/18

End date: 11/07/18

Tuition $99.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111 / 113



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Do you have vintage or handmade items that you would like to sell? Setting up your own Etsy shop is a great way to connect your product with people who want it, and it's free and easy to start. Learn everything you need to know, from making your profile, to listing your items, to getting paid. In addition, get your questions answered and gain many extra tips and hints so you can open your own popular and profitable Etsy store fast!  

Start date: 09/11/18

End date: 09/13/18

Tuition $49.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer Lab



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Graphic design is the art of visual communication that combines words, images, and ideas to create and convey information to an audience. Good graphic designers make this communication successful through the use of lines, shapes, color, images, animation and more. In this class, you will explore graphic design principles, including contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity, color theory, and typography. Through discussion and visual, learn how these elements work together to create great visual communication and how you can start applying them in your everyday creative process. Textbook included.  

Start date: 09/18/18

End date: 09/27/18

Tuition $199.00

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

Room :  221 - Mac 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. Click here for the Certificate series.  

Start date: 10/17/18

End date: 10/29/18

Tuition $199.00

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

Room :  114 Computer



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