Community Based Outreach 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.

Business Professionals
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Process Improvement Basics - October 32469 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. TH 10/10/2019 - 10/10/2019 Quincy Abigail Carpenter $40.00
Learn the basics of a process improvement plan; how to document, analyze various processes, determine where improvements can be made, and implement improvement measures.
Process Improvement Basics - November 32470 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. TH 11/14/2019 - 11/14/2019 Quincy Abigail Carpenter $40.00
Learn the basics of a process improvement plan; how to document, analyze various processes, determine where improvements can be made, and implement improvement measures.
Computers & Technology
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Basic Excel 32464 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. T - TH 9/24/2019 - 10/1/2019 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. The 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 resources to take your skills to the next level.
Intermediate Excel 32465 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. T - TH 10/8/2019 - 10/15/2019 Quincy Rita Schmitt $70.00
Designed for those familiar with Excel, this class goes beyond the basics to cover more detailed topics such as charts, conditional formatting, and useful spreadsheet ideas as well as the SUMIF, COUNTIF and IF functions. 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 Basic Excel.
Fillable PDFs & Adobe Acrobat - October 32467 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. W 10/9/2019 - 10/9/2019 Quincy Abigail Carpenter $35.00
Designed to teach individuals the basics of digitalizing documents. Introduce the learner to the Macintosh version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and learn the basics of the program. Discuss design principles, best practices and considerations when digitalizing.
Advanced Excel 32466 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. T - TH 10/29/2019 - 11/7/2019 Quincy Rita Schmitt $85.00
Designed for those wanting a more advanced class dealing with Excel, this class goes beyond the intermediate to cover the more detailed topics of pivot tables, pivot charts, slicers, locking cells, headers and footers and more. The advanced functions covered are VLOOKUP and SUBTOTAL. Get hands on experience in an interactive class environment, and leave with the resources to take your skills to the next level. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel or instructor permission.
Fillable PDFs & Adobe Acrobat - November 32468 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. W 11/13/2019 - 11/13/2019 Quincy Abigail Carpenter $35.00
Designed to teach individuals the basics of digitalizing documents. Introduce the learner to the Macintosh version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC and learn the basics of the program. Discuss design principles, best practices and considerations when digitalizing.
Culinary Arts and Cake Decorating
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Moms Cooking 32471 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. W 9/25/2019 - 9/25/2019 Quincy Dr. Margie Williams $40.00
Would you like to explore new ways to prepare healthier family meals? Join us and experiment with creative ideas that will incorporate fun into meal time prep that will be enjoyable for the entire family.
Backyard BBQ 32490 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. F 10/4/2019 - 10/18/2019 Quincy Phillip Darnell $75.00
Become a grill master. Learn backyard BBQ, smoking and grilling techniques and the basic science behind the BBQ process. Participants will learn how to cook various cuts of meat on the smoker or grill, detail a schedule for cooking, and set times for the smoker and grill.
Taste Bud Tours - Asia 32472 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. T-TH 10/8/2019 - 10/17/2019 Quincy Mary Lou McLaughlin $55.00
Take your taste buds on a journey around the world and enjoy a variety of international flavors. During each class, you will create and sample a dish from that evening's featured country. Prepare to expand your taste buds as you savor new cuisines.
Basic Cake Decorating 32491 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. W 10/9/2019 - 10/23/2019 Quincy Karen Wagner $55.00
Learn how to dress up your favorite desserts with these basic skills and how to bake and prepare cakes for decorating. You will also learn the basics for cake writing, borders, simple flowers, piping, making buttercream icing, and the easiest ways to ice a cake and much more!
Taste Bud Tour- Ottoman Empire 32473 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. T-TH 11/5/2019 - 11/14/2019 Quincy Mary Lou McLaughlin $55.00
Take your taste buds on a journey around the world and enjoy a variety of international flavors. During each class, you will create and sample a dish from that evening's featured country. Prepare to expand your taste buds as you savor new cuisines.
Health & Wellness
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Tai Chi for Health 32479 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. T 9/24/2019 - 11/5/2019 Quincy Jessica Myers $70.00
Gentle, Slow motion exercise from China. Similar to walking in its exertion level, Tai Chi will lubricate joints, improve cardiovascular health, aid concentration, reduce stress and improve mood.
Mindfulness- Everyday Life 32478 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. TH 9/26/2019 - 9/26/2019 Quincy Dr. Margie Williams $35.00
Incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life. In this interactive session you will be introduced to relaxing and healing mindfulness techniques that can be used anywhere. Learn how it can help with weight control, mental clarity and relaxation. No experience needed.
Language & Communication
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Spanish for Beginners 32474 Tue: 5pm - 7pm & Sat: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. T-SAT 10/1/2019 - 10/5/2019 Quincy Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes $50.00
This fun, interactive course is taught by a native Spanish speaker and is designed as an introductory course for absolute beginners, and as such, will establish a strong foundation and promote future success in learning the Spanish Language. Put your knowledge into practice with your classmates and leave with resources to study at home.
Personal Enrichment
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Aeroponic Gardening 32476 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. T 9/24/2019 - 9/24/2019 Quincy Dr. Margie Williams $35.00
Explore a new vertical gardening technique using a Tower Garden (aeroponic system). Learn how to garden both inside and outside, 12 months a year without weeding or watering worries. Class discussions will also touch on how to use tower gardening with children in the classroom, daycares or community settings.
You Are What You Eat 32477 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. M 9/30/2019 - 9/30/2019 Quincy Dr. Margie Williams $35.00
Examine the relationship between genetics and nutrition in this two hour session. Analyze how the human genome is influenced by diet and nutrition, how foods can heal your DNA and help exert a positive influence on your genetic expression.
Beginner Salsa and Merengue 32475 Tue: 5pm - 7pm & Sat: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. T-SAT 10/15/2019 - 10/19/2019 Quincy Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes $50.00
This fast paced, quick class is for any beginner Salsa and Merengue dance enthusiast! No prior dance experience is expected or needed. In this two day dance class, the students will learn the fundamental principles of partnering, dance floor etiquette, timing, basic foot work, full and half turns, cross body lead, and useful salsa dance patterns. Students will also learn the history and culture of salsa music and partner safety, giving you everything you need to get out on the dance floor!
Lure Building 101 32480 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. TH 11/7/2019 - 11/21/2019 Quincy Phillip Darnell $70.00
Learn the history of lure building and the types used by most anglers. Discover how to build one of the most basic yet effective lures of all time, the weed less jig. Last but not least learn air brushing techniques to make your crankbaits stand out and learn how to create various jig patterns.
Personal Finance
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
An Investors Tour of Mutual Funds 32485 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. T 10/8/2019 - 10/8/2019 Quincy Trenton Murfin $15.00
Mutual Funds may play a major role as you try to reach your long-term financial goals. An Investor's Tour of Mutual Funds provides a detailed look at the features, benefits and risks associated with this type of investment as well as guidance to help empower you as you explore the multitude of funds available.
Financial Workshop: All 32489 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. T 10/8/2019 - 10/29/2019 Quincy Trenton Murfin $50.00
Commit to attending all four financial workshops: An Investors Tour of Mutual Funds, Social Security: Your Questions Answered, Put Your Retirement Plan to Work and Script Your Family's Future: Why You Need an Estate Plan in order to save money. See dates and times on individual workshop listings.
Social Security 32486 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. T 10/15/2019 - 10/15/2019 Quincy Trenton Murfin $15.00
Social security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it's important to understand your options regarding social security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. Social Security: Your Questions Answered is a 30 minute presentation that discusses how social security fits into your retirement income plan, when you should start taking benefits, and the tax considerations.
Work Retirement Plans 32487 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. T 10/22/2019 - 10/22/2019 Quincy Trenton Murfin $15.00
Put Your Retirement Plan to Work is a 20 minute seminar designed to educate employees about the importance of saving for retirement and enrolling in their employer's retirement plan.
Why You Need an Estate Plan 32488 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. T 10/29/2019 - 10/29/2019 Quincy Trenton Murfin $15.00
Script Your Family's Future: Why You Need and Estate Plan is a 50 minute educational program designed to help you understand the important role a well-executed estate plan can play in ensuring your strategy remains aligned with your goals.
Photography
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Tips to Capture Moments 32482 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. M-W 10/21/2019 - 10/23/2019 Quincy John Gebhardt $60.00
Learn how to use your digital camera to include which icons, menus and function buttons to use, to take good photos. Get tips on how to save, store, and share your images and get more pictures per memory card.
Converting Your Memories 32484 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. T 10/22/2019 - 10/22/2019 Quincy John Gebhardt $40.00
Learn 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 original colors. Find out how to save your images on CDs, DVDs, or hard drives for future generations to enjoy.
Editing Your Digital Photos 32483 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. M 10/28/2019 - 10/28/2019 Quincy John Gebhardt $40.00
In a lab environment, learn how to perform basic editing functions including scanning, saving, cropping, resizing, retouching (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.