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October 2019

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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January 2020

Web Designer Certificate Program

January 7 - March 19
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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Electrical Specialist Certificate

January 21 - May 21
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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Project Management Basics Competency-Based Course (online)

January 21 - May 1
$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)

January 21 - May 1
$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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CNC Machinist Certificate Program

January 27 - May 14
Jones Hall, Kirkwood Community College, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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$4400

The CNC Machinist Certificate lets you explore the basics in machining, hand tools, safety, maintenance, drawings, manual machines and layout. Gain an understanding of manual and CNC milling practices, CNC lathe turning practices as well as applied mathematics, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included. Classes included: Measurement, Materials, and Safety; Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout; CNC Milling (Operator) Level 1; CNC Lathe (Operator) Level 1.   MTWTh 5:30-9:30pm

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Certificate Program: Manufacturing Welding Certificate

January 28 - April 30
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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February 2020

Graphic Design Certificate Program

February 11 - June 11
Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 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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Combination Welding Certificate Program

February 15 - October 24
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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March 2020

Administrative Professional Certificate Program

March 3 - May 28
Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 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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