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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.

 
Learn foundational knowledge that every graphic designer needs, including Principles of Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop CC Level 1, Adobe Illustrator CC Level 1 and Adobe InDesign CC Level 1. Prepare digital images, illustrations and layouts. Discover the elements of color, typography, composition and visual identity. Hands-on projects will focus on essential skills and provide experience in creating graphic design projects that you can use to start your portfolio. Register for the Series and save $100.  

Start date: 09/18/2018

Tuition: $695.00

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Save $50 by registering for the series! Demonstrate that you have advanced skills in Microsoft Excel 2016 by completing a Microsoft Excel Series including Excel Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3! Learn how to enter data, work with numbers, edit worksheets, and change the appearance of worksheets. Acquire the ability to work with formulas and functions, format cell contents, create and edit charts, manage multi-sheet workbooks, and apply advanced functions and data analysis. You will also learn to create tables and outlines, utilize graphics and templates, use lookup functions, pivot tables, macros, advanced formatting and analysis tools, and how to collaborate and share workbooks in Excel. Three textbooks are included.

Start date: 06/04/2018

Tuition: $397.00

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Learn to use Illustrator to create high quality illustrations, logos, and other custom artwork. Discover the powerful Pen tool, how to transform existing shapes, and how to add color to drawn objects. Use layers to organize your artwork and explore options for exporting Illustrator files. Textbook included.  

Start date: 10/16/18

End date: 11/01/18

Tuition $199.00

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

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Learn to use InDesign to create master pages, work with text and type, create styles, and use graphics. Discover how to convert your documents to PDF format or publish them on a website. This class will walk you through setting up the InDesign workspace, adding text and graphics to your document, creating layouts with frames and applying formatting with styles. Textbook included.

Start date: 11/06/18

End date: 11/15/18

Tuition $199.00

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

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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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: 06/05/18

End date: 06/14/18

Tuition $199.00

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

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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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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There is value in conflict. It can even help propel an organization to success. Learn what conflict resolution is and the simple steps to engage in when a conflict appears. Work through your real-life examples to expose how we, as individuals, interpret and respond to conflict differently based on our natural tendencies and personalities. You’ll develop an individual action plan to begin using the newly exposed conflict resolution skills; providing take-away tools you can begin implementing immediately upon your return to work!

Start date: 08/16/18

End date: 08/16/18

Tuition $75.00

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

Room :  104



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Having a good memory is important for any job, and we all know that memory becomes less sharp as we age. What we do not all know is how memory works—the different types of memory, how memories become embedded, or how memory retrieval works. Learn about the mystery of memory and how it is related inextricably to listening skills. Gain strategies, tips, and techniques to help increase and improve your listening skills, as well as sharpen your memory.

Start date: 06/21/18

End date: 06/21/18

Tuition $75.00

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

Room :  104



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Do you have the skills necessary to make change happen from the ground up?  This session will be an abridged version of an initiative developed for industry to effectively lead and manage positive change both in your professional and personal life.  Changing workplace and societal culture is one of the largest challenges we face today and this session will provide tools and insights how to make positive change a reality.  Our research has found that whether you are an entry level manager, middle manager or executive manager you need different sets of skills.  However, no matter what level you’re at today or you strive to be at in the future, you must be able to cultivate change.  

Start date: 07/19/18

End date: 07/19/18

Tuition $75.00

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

Room :  104



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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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Prepare for an entry-level position in the IT sector by learning the basics of network and security. This certificate course will prepare you to take the CompTIA A+ exam for certification and provide the foundational knowledge for installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. Learn how to safely diagnose, resolve, and document common hardware and software issues. Course components include IT Fundamentals, IT Customer Service, and CompTIA A+. CompTIA A+ certification validates foundational computer knowledge for a career in IT. Tuition includes two textbooks and two CompTIA A+ vouchers for 220-901 and 220-902 exams, upon successful completion of the course.  

Start date: 09/11/18

End date: 12/18/18

Tuition $1,995.00

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

Room :  133-Computer Lab



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Every successful person in the workplace utilizes financial information to aid effective decision making. Accounting and Finance for Non-Financial Managers explains the financial concepts and accounting processes used in most businesses and will provide practical techniques that will increase your effectiveness and career. Get a foundation to understand the seven steps in the accounting cycle and use financial information in decision making. Come away with the knowledge to analyze resource allocation and evaluate financial performance. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Finance - The Vocabulary of Finance - The Four Basic Elements of Finance - The Basic Financial Statements Unit 2 Introduction to Accounting -Basic Terminology -The Purpose of Accounting -The Accounting Cycle -Preparing Financial Statements Unit 3 Managing Liabilities -Overview of Liabilities -The Liabilities of a Business - Short-Term Liabilities -Long-Term Liabilities Unit 4 Financial Planning - Overview of Financial Planning -The Importance of Financial Planning -The Business Planning Process

Start date: 06/04/18

End date: 06/29/18

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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