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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: 10/17/2017

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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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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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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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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Four hours of continuing education for barbers provided by Cosmetologists and Barbers of Iowa, Inc. (CBI) The session includes two hours of Iowa Law, and two hours of Art of Barbering. For more information, call Affiliate #7, Magnificent Seven 319-296-7156.    

Start date: 10/22/17

End date: 10/22/17

Tuition $40.00

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

Room :  102 & 106



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Two 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. For more information, call Affiliate #7, Magnificent Seven 319-296-7156.    

Start date: 10/22/17

End date: 10/22/17

Tuition $25.00

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

Room :  102 & 106



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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 one hour of make-up application and air brush make up, two hours of men's haircuts, and 2 hours of 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 $55.00

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

Room :  102 & 106



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This course provides guidelines and best practices for providing outstanding customer service that will enable participants to build, maintain, and increase a loyal customer base.            COURSE GOALS Define customer service Understand who your customers are Understand qualifies and characteristics of a good service provider Demonstrate empathy Adaptability to different generations Demonstrate how to calm an upset customer Understanding how your emotions impact the customer service you provide

Start date: 09/28/17

End date: 09/28/17

Tuition $150.00

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

Room :  121



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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: 01/17/18

End date: 04/26/18

Tuition $1,995.00

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

Room :  114 Computer



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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: 02/06/18

End date: 04/12/18

Tuition $1,099.00

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  112. 
  114-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: 09/05/17

End date: 09/29/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online

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