Community Education Classes

Click the categories below to see current classes offered at John Wood. Click on the class name to see a full description of the course.

Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Floral Design 3 31238 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mondays/Wednesdays 12/3/2018 - 12/12/2018 Quincy Greg Leuckenhoff $65.00
Create a corsage and a Asian-inspired arrangement in week one, and a wreath on week two while finishing the last day of class with a tour of Adam Florist! Supply list provided the first night of class. Bring knife, wire cutters and floral tape. Prerequisite: Floral Design 1 and 2 or equivalent.
Computers & Technology
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Basic Excel 31221 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday/Thursday/Tuesday 9/25/2018 - 10/2/2018 Quincy Rita Schmitt $70.00
This three evening seminar is for individuals who have little or no background with Excel and want to learn more. This interactive course offers plenty of practice and application to become comfortable with the program. Whether you want to use Excel for personal budgeting or just want to sharpen your skills for work, you will leave with practical tools and skills.
Intermediate Excel 31229 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday/Thursday/Tuesday 10/16/2018 - 10/23/2018 Quincy Rita Schmitt $70.00
Designed for those who are familiar with Excel, this class goes beyond the basics to cover more detailed functions, formulas, layouts, cover charts, spreadsheet topics such as conditional formatting, and formulas SUMIF, COUNTIF, and IF. Get hands on experience in an interactive class environment, and leave with resources to take your skills to the next level. A great follow up for those who have taken Excel for the Absolute Beginner.
Advance Excel 31232 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays 10/30/2018 - 11/8/2018 Quincy Rita Schmitt $80.00
Designed for those who want a more advanced class dealing with Excel, this class goes beyond the Intermediate to cover more detailed functions like pivot tables, pivot charts, slicers, headers and footers. The advanced formulas will cover VLOOKUP, SUBTOTAL and locking cells. Get hands on experience in an interactive class environment, and leave with resources to take your skills to the next level. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel or equivalent or instructor permission.
Cooking
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Advance Cake Decorating 31227 6:00pm - 8:00pm Wednesdays 10/10/2018 - 10/24/2018 Quincy Karen Wagner $50.00
Enhance the skills developed in the Basic Course with embellished borders, different flowers and coloring techniques plus basket weave, lattice and lace techniques
Royal Icing, Fondant & Gum Paste 31242 6:00pm - 8:00pm Wednesdays 11/14/2018 - 11/28/2018 Quincy Karen Wagner $50.00
Enhance the skills developed in the previous two courses with embellished borders, different flowers and coloring techniques using Royal Icing, fondant and gum paste.
Floral Arranging
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Floral Design 1 31226 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mondays 10/8/2018 - 10/29/2018 Quincy Greg Leuckenhoff $60.00
Create a fresh floral centerpiece to take home the first night! In the second week, create a silk, dried and "designer's choice" arrangement. Traditional and contemporary designs and trends are covered. Students must provide their own materials in weeks two through four. Supply list is provided on the first night of class.
Floral Design 2 31238 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mondays 11/5/2018 - 11/26/2018 Quincy Greg Leuckenhoff $60.00
Create a fresh floral arrangement in week one, a door arrangement in week two, a grouping arrangement in week three, and a topiary in week four. Bring a knife, wire cutters and floral tape. Prerequisite: Floral Design I or equivalent.
Advance Floral Design 31246 6:00pm - 8:00pm Monday/Wednesday 12/17/2018 - 12/19/2018 Quincy Greg Leuckenhoff $65.00
Go beyond the basics and get a taste of high style design with the final class in the floral design series. You will learn to create an arrangement following a Hogarth curve, learn to use an armature, and more. Supply list provided the first night of class. Bring a knife, wire cutters and floral tape. Prerequisite: Floral Design I, II and III or equivalent.
Language & Communication
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Conversational German Session 2 31233 6:30pm - 7:30pm Tuesdays 10/30/2018 - 12/4/2018 Quincy Judy Percy $50.00
This Conversational German class is a continuation from the Conversational German Session 1 class. We will practice a different topic each week. You don't have to have taken the first session to take this class.
Personal Enrichment
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Wellness Workshops: Working on Wellness on Wednesdays 31222 6:00pm - 8:00pm Wednesdays 9/26/2018 - 10/10/2018 Quincy Dr. Margie Williams $40.00
This series will introduce you to new habits that will help you to build and maintain better health. The focus of the classes will be on: Eating to keep your brain healthy, creating a strong immune system, reducing inflammation, and detoxing your body.
Financial Workshop: All Classes Bundle 31247 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursdays 10/4/2018 - 10/25/2018 Quincy Trenton Murfin $50.00
Commit to attending all four financial workshops: The Rules of the Road, The Nuts and Bolts, Tax-Free Investing, and Retirement by Design, and save money. See dates and times on individual workshops listings.
Financial Workshop: The Rules of the Road 31224 6:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday 10/4/2018 - 10/4/2018 Quincy Trenton Murfin $15.00
The Rules of the Road will provide participants with 10 principles for sound investing and discuss how to identify and avoid the most common investment mistakes.
Financial Workshop: Stocks: The Nuts & Bolts 31225 6:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday 10/11/2018 - 10/11/2018 Quincy Trenton Murfin $15.00
As you consider your long-term financial goals, how do stocks measure up? During our presentation, you will learn the differences between common and preferred stock, the importance of dividends, ways to craft your stock strategy, and different ways to own stock.
Financial Workshop: Tax-Free Investing 31228 6:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday 10/18/2018 - 10/18/2018 Quincy Trenton Murfin $15.00
Tax-Free Investing: It's Not What You Make, It's What You Keep is an educational program destined to inform individuals of the benefits and considerations of choosing investments that offer tax advantages.
Financial Workshop: Retirement by Design 31231 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday 10/25/2018 - 10/25/2018 Quincy Trenton Murfin $15.00
Retirement by Design illustrates how you can translate your vision for retirement into tangible goals. Whether you are 10 or 40 years from retirement, you'll learn investment strategies to help design the retirement you want. We will also discuss how you can add flexibility to your strategy to help you handle unexpected events and how you can keep your strategy on track.
Photography
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Tips to Help Capture and Share Your Precious Moments 31230 6:00pm - 9:00pm Monday & Wednesday 10/22/2018 - 10/24/2018 Quincy John Gebhardt $60.00
Learn how to use your digital camera, including which icons, menus, and function buttons to use to take photos in a variety of situations. Get tips on how to save, store, and share your images to save more pictures per memory card. Discover how to adjust settings to get unique photos and how to set the camera to capture better action shots indoors and out. Class includes an informational session on the first night where students can attend from the Pittsfield or Mt. Sterling centers via Zoom, or attend in person at the Quincy campus. The second night of class, all students will need to attend the Quincy JWCC Campus for the interactive lab session. ** Please indicate at the time of registration which center you will attend for the first night of class. Be advised the NEW Pittsfield JWCC location is at 39637 260th Ave, Pittsfield IL. Bring your own digital camera with instruction manual and your camera fully charged
Editing Techniques for Your Digital Photos 31234 6:00pm - 9:00pm Monday 10/29/2018 - 10/29/2018 Quincy John Gebhardt $40.00
In a lab environment, learn how to perform basic editing functions, including scanning, saving, cropping, resizing, touching (removing unwanted blemishes or mistakes) and more from your digital photos. Learn how to merge multiple photos into one panoramic scene, and how to remove or transfer objects and people from one photo to another.
Convert Your Memories to Digital 31235 6:00pm - 9:00pm Thursday 11/1/2018 - 11/1/2018 Quincy John Gebhardt $40.00
Learn how to convert your old movies, slides, photos and negatives into a digital format to preserve and share them with relatives and friends. Learn about inexpensive photo and video programs that allow you to correct defects and restore the original colors. Find out how to save your images on CDs, DVDs, or hard drives for future generations to enjoy.