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August 2019

Project Management Basics Competency-Based Course (online)

August 26 - December 13
$528

This is a competency-based education program. Build your foundation to define what project management is and to examine the role of a project manager. This class will emphasize on-the-job project management knowledge areas and processes. Practical applications and case studies will be used to reinforce and apply concepts to real life situations. This competency-based learning style transitions away from required “seat time” in favor of a self-paced structure that allows for flexibility as you progress toward demonstrating your proficiency on targeted…

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Integrated Project Management Competency-Based Course (online)

August 26 - December 13
$528

This is a competency-based education program. This online class allows you to practice managing a variety of projects from initiation to completion. Demonstrate the technical and applied knowledge gained in the field as well as critical thinking, diverse perspectives, and communication skills that will increase your success managing projects. This competency-based learning style transitions away from required “seat time” in favor of a self-paced structure that allows for flexibility as you progress toward demonstrating your proficiency on targeted skills and academic…

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Electrical Specialist Certificate

August 27, 2019 - January 14, 2020
Kirkwood Continuing Education Training Center, 101 50th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$2249

Acquire the essential skills and knowledge to become an electrical specialist by registering for this Kirkwood certificate program. Receive instruction in AC/DC electrical circuits, motor controls, and programmable logic controllers. You will realize a cost savings versus taking each class individually, while earning a certificate that will document your electrical skills abilities. Classes included in this certificate series: AC/DC Electrical Circuits, Motor Controls and  Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Course: CIIM-5050 Class Meets: TTh 6-10pm

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September 2019

Customer Service Professional Certificate

September 9 - December 12
Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$3195

Training and professional certification programs for customer service representatives, call center, help desk, technical support, financial services support and administrative support professionals. Learn core knowledge and competencies on how call centers operate, including metrics, required skills and terminology. Focused study and practice on soft skills such as listening, speaking, questioning and de-escalating upset customers will be emphasized. After completing this course, successful graduates will have the certification and related experience to compete for customer service representative positions in the community.…

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Certificate Program: Manufacturing Welding Certificate

September 9 - December 11
Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
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$2440

Get started in an exciting new career in welding. During this short team training program you will enrolled in a Fabrication Math and Blueprint Reading class where you will learn essential math and blueprint reading skills to become a successful fabricator and or welder in today’s high tech manufacturing world. You will experience a hands-on learning opportunity in Gas Metal Art Welding where safety, general welding knowledge and quality are stressed, progress through the basic welding in flat and horizontal…

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Web Designer Certificate Program

September 16 - December 4
Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
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$1495

Learn the latest techniques and best practices to build a solid HTML5/CSS3 website. This series will guide you through client-side website development, from the planning stages and fundamentals, through the process of creating a finished, semantically built, mobile-first, responsive, Web-ready product. You’ll learn what all those terms mean, plus how to research, organize, create, and test website designs using simple principles and a combination of free and commercial software. Learn the basics of creating and using graphics and multimedia to…

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Administrative Professional Certificate Program

September 17 - December 19
Kirkwood Iowa City Learning Center, 1810 Lower Muscatine Rd
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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$1695

Even basic tasks in today's offices depend on technology. Our Administrative Professional Certificate is designed for individuals in administrative support roles who want to be exceptional. Administrative professionals are often the heart and soul of successful businesses, functioning as the voice and face of a company. They are communicators, organizers, facilitators, and so much more. Become empowered to take on this valuable role as you learn how to use Microsoft Office, and increase your skills and competencies as an administrative…

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Graphic Design Certificate Program

September 23, 2019 - February 19, 2020
Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Rd
Hiawatha, IA 52233 United States
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$1695

Learn the software every graphic designer needs to know, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat. You'll prepare digital images, illustrations, and layouts, and learn how to address the elements of color, typography, composition, and visual identity. Hands-on projects will focus on essential skills and provide experience in professional graphic design project scenarios. Class assignments include photo editing and collage, display advertising, logo design, poster design, form design, magazine covers, promotional design, book design, and more. Graphic artists and designers…

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October 2019

Combination Welding Certificate Program

October 5, 2019 - June 6, 2020
Jones Hall, Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$1515

Learn the essential skills and knowledge required to become a combination welder. By enrolling in Kirkwood's Combination Welder Certificate program, you receive instruction in all position welding in the areas of stick welding, MIG welding and TIG welding. Register for the certificate and save on tuition versus registering for each class individually, while earning a certificate that demonstrates your welding skills. The first day of class is mandatory to complete the safety orientation. Classes included in this series: Stick Welding…

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Business Bookkeeping Computer Certificate Program

October 21, 2019 - March 18, 2020
Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$1995

This certificate is designed for busy adults who desire to learn the technical skills essential for bookkeeping-related positions. Learn popular accounting software and the essentials of spreadsheets and databases. Whether for a home-based business, your employer or your next career, you can understand the applications used in the bookkeeping industry. According to EMSI in 2018, the annual median wage for bookkeepers was $18.70 per hour. A job for trained bookkeepers will be available in all types of industries and organizations,…

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