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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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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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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: 04/30/18

End date: 05/09/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114-Computer 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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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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We live in a world of more intake than ever before. At any given moment, it seems that there are is an infinite list of things competing for our attention: an unanswered email, an incoming text, a task we've been meaning to get to for the last week, and our team member who has a question. It can make us feel like we're playing Whack-a-Mole: trying to keep our heads above water while making progress on our ongoing to-do lists. When this is our reality, it is almost impossible to effectively lead ourselves—let alone other people. At the end of the day, leadership happens in the moments, and in order to lead effectively, we need to be present in those moments. Explore how to increase overall leadership effectiveness by tuning in, clearing out distractions, and creating meaningful connections with the people around us.

Start date: 04/19/18

End date: 04/19/18

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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Identifying and solving problems is critical to the success of any leader. Unfortunately, solving problems is like wrestling an octopus; once you think you have it, there is one more challenge to consider. Learn a proven four-step methodology for problem-solving and the things to do to make it successful.

Start date: 03/15/18

End date: 03/15/18

Tuition $75.00

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

Room :  104



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Managing up is a hot topic concept; however what we’re seeing and hearing in our workplaces may not always be a best practice. When managing up is done right, it brings value and creates opportunities to achieve success. When done incorrectly, one can find themselves in corporate quicksand.  Learn the truths and fallacies of managing up so you can learn how to execute this human relations phenomenon with integrity and positive results. Gain clarity of what effective managing up is and what it looks like in your company or organization. Learn how managing up can help you gain a better level of satisfaction and engagement in your current role and how it can also advance your career. Be exposed to the do's and don’ts of managing up effectively and removing the brown-nosing stereotype with mutually beneficial tactics and strategies to help you and your boss. Uncover six steps to effectively manage up and showcase your strengths while exceeding your current role’s expectations at your workplace.

Start date: 05/17/18

End date: 05/17/18

Tuition $75.00

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

Room :  104



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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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