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.

Computers & Technology
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Basic Excel 67580 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 2/26/2019 - 3/5/2019 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 67585 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 3/26/2019 - 4/2/2019 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.
Advance Excel 67589 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays 4/23/2019 - 5/2/2019 Quincy Rita Schmitt $80.00
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 equivalent or instructor permission.
Cooking
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Basic Chocolates 67578 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 2/9/2019 - 2/9/2019 Quincy Karen Wagner $45.00
Create delectable chocolate treats for your special someone or just for yourself. In this class, you will learn the basics of making chocolate truffles and various filled chocolate treats that will make your mouth water.
Homemade Mexican Cooking 67583 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 3/23/2019 - 3/23/2019 Quincy Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes $45.00
Cooking authentic Mexican cuisine with step-by-step instructions and learn traditional cooking techniques to help you make many flavor-packed dishes from salsas, guacamole and ceviche to tacos, tamales and even a classic mole. If you are looking for the ultimate Mexican cooking class, this is it!
Dance
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Beginner Salsa 67581 Tue: 6pm - 8pm & Sat: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday & Saturday 3/5/2019 - 3/9/2019 Quincy Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes $50.00
This past 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!
Home Improvement
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
How to Build or Improve Your Backyard Pond 67579 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday & Wednesday 2/25/2019 - 2/27/2019 Quincy Jeff Rasche $50.00
This class will address the key issues associated with designing and building your own pond or improving your current pond. We discuss location, size, design options, depth, planting shelves, fish or no fish, filters, pumps, flow rates, and options for the finished edge of the pond and much more.
Intro to Exotic Japanese Koi 67588 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday & Wednesday 4/15/2019 - 4/17/2019 Quincy Jeff Rasche $50.00
Introduction to Japanese Koi, from appreciation and value of the different varieties, to the care and keeping fo these fish. This class will help you prepare and understand how to take care of your very own koi fish.
Pond & Koi Workshop 67591 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 5/4/2019 - 5/4/2019 Quincy Jeff Rasche $40.00
This class will tour three large and beautiful koi ponds at the Windsong Acres Farm near Camp Point, IL. Students will observe how to build and maintain DIY filtration, study several varieties of Koi, and discuss how to resolve common pond issues. Class held at Windsong Acres 2121 E 2400th St, Camp Point, IL.
Language & Communication
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Spanish for Beginners 67587 Tue: 6pm - 8pm & Sat: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Tuesday & Saturday 4/2/2019 - 4/6/2019 Quincy Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes $45.00
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.
Photography
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Tips to Capture Precious Moments 67582 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 3/19/2019 - 3/21/2019 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 & get more pictures per memory card. Discover how to adjust settings to get unique photos and how to set the camera to get better action shots indoors and out. Class includes an informational session on the first night where students can attend from the Pittsfield and Mt. Sterling centers via Zoom. The second night of class all students attend at the Quincy JWCC Campus for the interactive lab session. Bring your own digital camera with instruction manual and a fresh set of batteries. **Students can attend the Oct. 23 class via Zoom at Mt. Sterling and Pittsfield centers or in person at Quincy. Please indicate at registration which center you will attend. Be advised the NEW Pittsfield JWCC location is at 39637 260th Ave, Pittsfield IL
Editing Your Digital Camera 67584 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 3/25/2019 - 3/25/2019 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.
Converting Memories 67586 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 3/27/2019 - 3/27/2019 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.