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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 classes! 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: 07/11/2017

Tuition: $397.00

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This 2 day A3 Problem Solving course is activity based and designed to solve specific problems. It defines the current condition and looks at the root cause of the issue. The A3 guides the user to define clear steps to implement changes and builds accountability.  Participants will experience a simple and effective way to truly understand the way work happens now and how it can be redesigned effectively.        As a result of this workshop participants should be able to: Explain why continuous improvement is needed and why it is easier said than done List advantages of A3 Problem Solving and describe how it is used to eliminate waste and reduce variation Distinguish between value added and non-value added activities Apply A3 thinking along with basic quality tools (cause & effect, multi-voting, value stream mapping, process flow, pictograph, Pareto, run chart, 5-why, 3L5W, scatter diagram, histogram, etc.) to solve actual work related problems

Start date: 10/19/17

End date: 10/20/17

Tuition $449.00

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

Room :  121



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Eight 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, two hours of make-up application and air brush make up, two hours of men's haircuts, and the latest in ladies color, cuts and styles. For more information, call Affiliate #7, Magnificent Seven 319-296-7156.    

Start date: 10/22/17

End date: 10/22/17

Tuition $80.00

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

Room :  102 & 106



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This program will provide information and practices for participants To understand the principles of cross-docking, transportation modes, routing of goods in transit To explore the different alternatives and their benefits and challenges To identify supply chain total cost implications To discuss case studies and best practices in various industries To become skilled in selecting the best practice among the alternatives to fit the organization’s logistics goals and objectives To look at the environmental impact and green initiatives in transportation and logistics To review how technology plays a part in cross docking, transport modes, routings To preview future opportunities

Start date: 07/26/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $999.00

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

Room :  104



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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: 09/13/17

End date: 12/21/17

Tuition $1,995.00

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

Room :  114 CAD



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Advance your everyday proficiency of Microsoft Office 2016 Suite, the most common software tool in the world, and earn the credential that proves it!  This 48-hour certificate program is for those with basic computer skills to prepare you to become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). This industry recognized credential will demonstrate to employers that you have the computer skills and competencies required to be successful as an administrative professional. This course will enable you to increase your skills and competencies in each of the Microsoft Office Suite software: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Hands-on tasks are built in to each class to practice what you learn. Final class projects are designed to help you prepare for MOS Core certification. Tuition includes 4 MOS Study Guides and one MOS Exam for the software of your choice. You will leave this class with a set of skills that are in high demand.

Start date: 07/10/17

End date: 07/27/17

Tuition $1,099.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114



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Advance your everyday proficiency of Microsoft Office 2016 Suite, the most common software tool in the world, and earn the credential that proves it!  This 48-hour certificate program is for those with basic computer skills to prepare you to become a certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). This industry recognized credential will demonstrate to employers that you have the computer skills and competencies required to be successful as an administrative professional. This course will enable you to increase your skills and competencies in each of the Microsoft Office Suite software: Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.  Hands-on tasks are built in to each class to practice what you learn. Final class projects are designed to help you prepare for MOS Core certification. Tuition includes 4 texbooks and one MOS Exam for the software of your choice. You will leave this class with a set of skills that are in high demand.

Start date: 09/11/17

End date: 11/08/17

Tuition $1,099.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114



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Many organizations are turning to project management to help them plan and control their businesses.  As a result, Project Management is recognized as one of the fastest growing professions today.  The combination of business expectations and the fast pace of the manufacturing industry poses unique challenges for project managers on IT projects.  Project Management Fundamentals for MFG Projects provides the basics for project managers by introducing essential project management concepts and methods for the manufacturing professional.  Through discussion, workshops and real world examples, participants learn how to identify project components, organize them effectively and control the project from the earliest steps of developing the project charter through the final steps of a project - documenting lessons learned.        

Start date: 09/28/17

End date: 09/29/17

Tuition $449.00

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

Room :  106



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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: 09/05/17

End date: 09/29/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Agenda Unit 1 Developing a Survey -Purposes of surveys -Fundamentals of Survey Research -Ethical Considerations -Likert Scales Unit 2 Comparing Means -Chi-Square -Statistical Significance -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems involving Means Comparisons Unit 3 Finding Differences between Groups -ANOVA -Post Hoc Comparisons -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems Involving ANOVA Unit 4 Individual Research Inquiries -Developing Research Questions -Setting Up Study -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned. Agenda Unit 1 Developing a Survey -Purposes of surveys -Fundamentals of Survey Research -Ethical Considerations -Likert Scales Unit 2 Comparing Means -Chi-Square -Statistical Significance -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems involving Means Comparisons Unit 3 Finding Differences between Groups -ANOVA -Post Hoc Comparisons -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually -Practical Problems Involving ANOVA Unit 4 Individual Research Inquiries -Developing Research Questions -Setting Up Study -Communicating Results Graphically and Textually

Start date: 11/06/17

End date: 12/01/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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The final course in the Six Sigma Green Belt program is the Advanced Six Sigma Greenbelt course which teaches participants to improve and control processes. Topics included in this course include hypothesis testing, design of experiments, and statistical process control. Participants will have to apply the concepts learned in the Introduction and Intermediate Six Sigma Green Belt courses. The instructor will share many handouts, spreadsheets, and web links that have tools participants will use while completing Six Sigma projects. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded certification as a Six Sigma Green Belt.

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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