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
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Word for the Absolute Beginner 63136 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 3/14/2016 - 3/21/2016 D Building, Room D121 Schmitt, Rita $70.00
This three evening seminar is for individuals who have little or no background with computers. It?s a great introduction to very useful program. Learn about files and folders, the home ribbon, and margins columns and printing.
Excel for Absolute Beginner 63150 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday 3/29/2016 - 4/5/2016 D Building, Room D121 Schmitt, Rita $70.00
This three evening seminar is for individuals who have little or no background with Excel. This interactive course offers plenty of practice and application to become comfortable with the program.
Continuing Education Unit (CEU)
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Bone Health - Quincy (CEU credit) 63196 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday 2/10/2016 - 2/10/2016 D Building, Room D022 Fitton, Lori $10.00
By 2020, 1 in 2 women will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. These fractures are preventable. Come learn about what you can do through exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices to prevent a fracture from happening to you or a woman you care about. The instructor, Lori Fitton, is a PhD candidate, RN, APN at Mayo Clinic in Austin and Rochester, MN.
Cooking
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Homemade Mexican Cooking 63126 10 a.m. - Noon Saturday 2/13/2016 - 2/13/2016 D Building, Room D159 Anguiano-Reyes, Ignacio $35.00
Learn how to make flavorful, delicious homemade Mexican dishes. Sample the most commonly prepared items: soups, mole Verde, salads, and more. Bring a notebook, and take home recipes to spice up your next meal!
Healthy Indian Cooking 63127 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 2/22/2016 - 2/22/2016 D Building, Room D159 Datar, Shubhangi $35.00
Learn how to prepare tasty and healthy Indian dishes with a variety of fresh ingredients. A full meal will be presented, including soup, salad, rice, and vegetables. Take home recipes and try your hand at cooking something exotic and fresh!
Indian Breads 63133 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 3/7/2016 - 3/7/2016 D Building, Room D159 Datar, Shubhangi $35.00
Looking for a warm comfort food that you can make yourself? Look no further than chewy, delicious Indian breads! This class will describe how to prepare the most common types of Indian breads: Naan, Paratha Roti, & stuffed Paratha. Learn the best uses for bread and how to incorporate them into meals. Samples and recipes will be provided.
Advanced Cake Decorating 63178 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 3/9/2016 - 3/23/2016 D Building, Room D159 Wagner, Karen $75.00
Take the fear out of fondant, and take your decorating skills to the next level! Participants will learn about cake construction, fondant, 3-D art and how to skillfully use buttercream frosting to create edible masterpieces. Participants must have taken Basic Cake D?cor Tricks or an equivalent. All supplies provided.
Cooking with Chef Michael 63173 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 5/24/2016 - 5/24/2016 D Building, Room D159 Mitchell, Michael $45.00
Patty pan squash, rutabaga, marrow, if these sound strange but interesting then this class is for you! Learn what heirloom vegetables are and the amazing ways you can use them in your home kitchen. Create a delectable dish as you learn together. Includes a full meal, so come hungry!
Driving
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Driving Classroom 63115 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 3/7/2016 - 4/27/2016 D Building, Room D029 Kaltenbock, Linda $100.00
Taught by JR's Driving School, classes are designed for busy high school students who have trouble fitting driver's education into their schedules. Also, ideal for home-schooled and special education students. Students must complete 30 clock hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of Behind the Wheel supervised driving. Registration fees are required to confirm enrollment. White slip required for Behind the Wheel portion. All driving hours must be completed within current semester.
Floral Arranging
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Floral Design III 63129 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 3/1/2016 - 3/22/2016 D Building, Room D157 Lueckenhoff, Gregory $85.00
Create a corsage in week one, an Asian-inspired arrangement in week two, a wreath in week three, and end the class with a tour of Adam Florist in week four! Supply list provided the first night of class. Bring a knife, wire cutters and floral tape. Prerequisite: Floral Design I and II or equivalent.
Advanced Floral Design (IV) 63151 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday/Wednesday 4/5/2016 - 4/6/2016 D Building, Room D157 Lueckenhoff, Gregory $90.00
Go beyond the basics and get a taste of high style design. You will learn to create an arrangement following a Hogarth curve and learn to use an armature. 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.
Gardening/Sustainable Living
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Extending the Growing Season 63176 9 a.m. - Noon Saturday 3/5/2016 - 3/5/2016 A Building, Room A108 Bash, Jeff $40.00
Get the most out of your garden! Geared to the backyard gardener and small farm grower, this class will focus on producing crops in the offseason and extending your harvest both in the spring and fall. By using high tunnels, low tunnels, and various other methods, this class will expand your growing options using the JWCC demonstration gardens. Be prepared to bring pictures of garden areas in which you want to extend the growing season.
Tiny Houses 101 63132 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 3/5/2016 - 3/5/2016 D Building, Room D157 Krieger, Jacob $45.00
Are you intrigued by Tiny Houses and Tiny House Living? Come and learn the basics from a Tiny House builder. Explore the experience of tiny house living by designing your own dream project and consider the challenges and conveniences of small spaces. Tour an actual Tiny House and ask the designer and builder any questions you might have.
Building Healthy Garden Soil 63179 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 3/22/2016 - 3/22/2016 D Building, Room D157 Houle, Kari $25.00
The soil is where it all starts! Learn how to improve your garden?s soil and grow healthy, productive, and delicious plants. Participants will learn the characteristics of healthy garden soil and leave with tips and techniques to improve their garden environments.
Backyard Composting 63156 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 4/14/2016 - 4/14/2016 A Building, Room A108 Krieger, Jacob $25.00
Geared to the backyard gardener, this class will teach and demonstrate various composting strategies. Learn the supplies and techniques necessary to create nature?s best soil amendment, right in your own backyard.
Health & Wellness
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Bone Health - Quincy 63195 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday 2/10/2016 - 2/10/2016 D Building, Room D022 Fitton, Lori $0.00
By 2020, 1 in 2 women will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. These fractures are preventable. Come learn about what you can do through exercise, nutrition and lifestyle choices to prevent a fracture from happening to you or a woman you care about. The instructor, Lori Fitton, is a PhD candidate, RN, APN at Mayo Clinic in Austin and Rochester, MN.
Understanding Grief 63205 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday 2/29/2016 - 2/29/2016 Pittsfield, Room P109 Bertelli, Teresa $20.00
This two part workshop will focus on understanding and coping with grief. Topics covered include physical, emotional, and behavioral reactions to grief, managing the grieving process and dealing with life after a loved one is gone.
Super Bugs 63135 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 3/8/2016 - 3/8/2016 D Building, Room D022 Lee, Deborah $25.00
Learn how to strengthen your immune system and outsmart the cold & flu bugs this season! With infections becoming alarmingly resistant to antibiotics, it?s time to try an alternative. Come learn the root causes of antibiotic resistance, including the amazing ways that microorganisms adapt. Discover the benefits of herbal treatments, the science behind how they work, how to use them safely, and when to seek a doctor?s help. Participants will leave with a helpful list of herbs, preparations, essential oils, and recommended resources.
Stress Management 63140 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday 3/14/2016 - 3/21/2016 D Building, Room D024 Bertelli, Teresa $20.00
This two part workshop will help you understand and manage personal stressors. Topics covered will include identifying stressors, time management, stress management, and coping skills.
Caregiver Support 63147 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday 3/28/2016 - 4/4/2016 D Building, Room D023 Bertelli, Teresa $20.00
This two part workshop will cover managing the role and responsibilities of being a caregiver. Topics covered will include identifying the role of a caregiver, stress management, effective communication, and self- care.
Understanding Grief 63154 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday 4/11/2016 - 4/18/2016 D Building, Room D023 Bertelli, Teresa $20.00
This two part workshop will focus on understanding and coping with grief. Topics covered include physical, emotional, and behavioral reactions to grief, managing the grieving process and dealing with life after a loved one is gone.
Coping with Diabetes 63181 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday 4/14/2016 - 4/14/2016 D Building, Room D023 Hays, Marcheta $25.00
Find out how to manage diabetes instead of it managing you! This informative one session class is for anyone who wants to find out how they or a loved one can live well with diabetes. Get tips and suggestions on how to live a more balanced life by maintaining healthy habits. Find out how to balance nutrition, sleep, exercise, and emotional health. Find out how the insulin process works to better understand how it can be successfully managed.
Living Gluten Free 63160 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 4/20/2016 - 4/20/2016 D Building, Room D023 Cramsey, Marla $30.00
Do you have a gluten sensitivity or is there a possibility you or your children do? Learn what it is, what it could be doing to your body and what to eat instead. Sample delicious gluten-free recipes and get tips on how to live a gluten-free lifestyle.
Living Gluten Free 63162 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 4/27/2016 - 4/27/2016 Mt Sterling, Room M104 Cramsey, Marla $30.00
Do you have a gluten sensitivity or is there a possibility you or your children do? Learn what it is, what it could be doing to your body and what to eat instead. Sample delicious gluten-free recipes and get tips on how to live a gluten-free lifestyle.
Home Improvement
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Garage Welding 63175 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday/Saturday 2/19/2016 - 2/20/2016 Workforce Center, Room W137 Fuhrman, James $70.00
Add some heavy metal to your weekend with this two session class! Learn the basics of welding metal and find out how this skill can help you with simple repairs and creating unique projects. No previous experience is necessary. Participants need to wear long sleeves, long pants, & sturdy closed toe shoes or boots.
Garage Welding 63175 9 a.m. - Noon Friday/Saturday 2/20/2016 - 2/20/2016 Workforce Center, Room W137 Fuhrman, James $70.00
Add some heavy metal to your weekend with this two session class! Learn the basics of welding metal and find out how this skill can help you with simple repairs and creating unique projects. No previous experience is necessary. Participants need to wear long sleeves, long pants, & sturdy closed toe shoes or boots.
Garage Soldering 63128 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday/Saturday 2/26/2016 - 2/27/2016 Workforce Center, Room W137 Novak, Michael $65.00
Learn how to solder various types of metals and perform simple repairs. Use your new skills to create a fun project for your yard! Supply list available at registration.
Garage Soldering 63128 9 a.m. - Noon Friday/Saturday 2/27/2016 - 2/27/2016 Workforce Center, Room W137 Novak, Michael $65.00
Learn how to solder various types of metals and perform simple repairs. Use your new skills to create a fun project for your yard! Supply list available at registration.
Backyard Seed Starting 63177 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 3/8/2016 - 3/8/2016 A Building, Room A108 Enroth, Chris $25.00
Geared to the backyard gardener and small farmer, this class will focus on starting your own seeds. Learn what supplies and conditions common vegetables and ornamental plants need in order to grow your own transplants.
How to Repair Drywall 63141 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 3/15/2016 - 3/15/2016 D Building, Room D157 Baird, Tom $25.00
This hands-on class will walk you step by step through how to repair holes, cracks, and damage to your walls. Learn easy methods for tackling common problems and keep your walls looking great.
Bike Maintenance Basics 63180 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 3/31/2016 - 3/31/2016 Madison and Davis Bicycles Hildebrand, Ryan $25.00
Find out what it takes to get your bike road ready and keep it going all season long! Madison & Davis Bike Shop manager and mechanic Ryan Hildebrand will provide tips for keeping your bike in top shape. Learn about the most common issues and repairs, how often you should schedule maintenance, and how to be safe on the road. Bringing your own bike is not necessary, but is encouraged if you have a specific issue. Class will take place at the Madison & Davis bike shop located at 912 South 8th Street Quincy, IL 62301.
Basic Household Electrical 63161 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday 4/23/2016 - 4/30/2016 Workforce Center, Room W136 Sergent, Robert $75.00
Learn the basics of electrical safety and find out how to use electrical wiring in your own home. Participants will discover how to wire an outlet, lamp, and switch, as well as how to determine appropriate voltage, supplied current, and wire size. No previous experience is needed. Supply list available at registration.
Weekend Machining 63172 8 a.m. - Noon Saturday 5/21/2016 - 5/21/2016 Workforce Center, Room W137 Fuhrman, James $60.00
Learn basic machining techniques and safety with this one session weekend class. Participants will discover how to set up and run manual mills & lathes, how to drill and tap parts, sharpen drills and use end mills. Participants are welcome to bring a project from home to work on. No previous experience needed.
Language and Communication
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Conversational Spanish 63124 9 a.m. - Noon Saturday 2/27/2016 - 3/12/2016 D Building, Room D158 Anguiano-Reyes, Ignacio $40.00
Learn common phrases and how to speak in cultural context. This class is ideal for anyone wanting to sharpen their skills for vacation or conversing in the workplace.
Music
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Beginning Guitar 63130 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays 3/15/2016 - 5/3/2016 D Building, Room, D034 Payne, Becky $70.00
Bring your guitar and learn the basics of playing in 8 weeks. Practice simple songs to entertain friends and family. Take home the sheet music provided to continue to improve your skills.
Personal Enrichment
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Latin Dance in America-History 63152 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 4/6/2016 - 4/6/2016 D Building, Room D023 Anguiano-Reyes, Ignacio $20.00
Learn the rich history of Latin dancing in America and its impact on American culture. Find out the significance of popular types of dance and which settings they are performed in.
Quin Island/Adams Landing 63164 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday 5/2/2016 - 5/2/2016 D Building, Room D024 Gebhardt, John $20.00
Learn about the history of the Quinssippi Island Entertainment complex that was developed as a tourist attraction in the late 60?s which included a Sky Ride, Paddle Driven River Boat, Little Q Railroad, an Indian Museum, a Ferris Wheel, Merry-go-Round, pony rides and an 1800?s Lincoln-era log cabin village. Learn about recent efforts to save the last remaining element-the 1800?s Lincoln-era log cabin village, and how a small group can make a big difference.
Photography
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Using Digital Camera Features 63139 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 3/14/2016 - 3/14/2016 A Building, Room A111 Gebhardt, John $40.00
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. Learn how to adjust settings to get unique photos and how to set the camera to get better action shots indoors and out. Bring your own digital camera with instruction manual and a fresh set of batteries. Students are also encouraged to sign up for the Digital Camera Features lab as a follow up to the course.
Digital Camera Features Lab 63142 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 3/16/2016 - 3/16/2016 A Building, Room A111 Gebhardt, John $40.00
Designed for students with a basic digital camera (the lens is not removable). Students will have the opportunity to locate and try the features described in the Using Your Digital Camera?s Features class, with the instructor available to help. Photo situations are set up to allow students to locate and use various features. Bring your own digital camera with instruction manual and a fresh set of batteries.
Editing Your Digital Photos 63144 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 3/21/2016 - 3/21/2016 A Building, Room A111 Gebhardt, John $40.00
In a lab environment, learn how to scan and save, crop, resize, and touch up (remove unwanted blemishes or mistakes) digital photos and slides. Find out how to cut or crop a person or item out of one photo and paste it into another photo, & how to merge multiple shots into one panoramic scene.
Converting Your Memories 63148 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 3/28/2016 - 3/28/2016 A Building, Room A111 Gebhardt, John $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.
Professional Development
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Beginning QuickBooks 63192 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday 2/16/2016 - 2/18/2016 D Building, Room D121 Grant, Susan $80.00
Learn the basics of QuickBooks and how to use it for your business with this informative two session class! Find out how QuickBooks software can be used to set up a business, enter customers & vendors, track invoices, set up banking transactions, and more.
Max Facebook for Your Business 63138 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 3/14/2016 - 3/16/2016 A Building, Room A122 Weisenburger, Jackie $25.00
Find out how to maximize the impact that Facebook can have on your business! This two session class will cover how to effectively advertise, target your audience, interpret feedback, manage your page, create an event, and more.
Understanding Apps for Business 63145 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 3/28/2016 - 3/30/2016 D Building, Room D121 Weisenburger, Jackie $25.00
Find out what apps are and how they can help your business! This one session class will cover common types of applications, including Google Calendar, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Slydial. Learn about the benefits of each app and practical tips to use them.
Excel for Business 63157 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 4/18/2016 - 4/26/2016 D Building, Room D121 Schmitt, Rita $70.00
This three evening seminar is for individuals who have a basic understanding of Excel and use it in business. Learn basic and advanced formulas; databases, freezing panes and conditional formatting.
Career Development 63163 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday 4/25/2016 - 5/9/2016 D Building, Room D023 Bertelli, Teresa $20.00
This two part workshop will cover the process of career development for individuals who want to enhance their current abilities, have recently experienced job loss or are considering a career change. Learn about a variety of topics including how to identify interest areas, how to assess personal strengths, decision making, and goal setting. Students will leave class with a knowledge of available at career related resources, including the JWCC Career Services Center.
Sewing
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Stylish Scarves 63123 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 2/15/2016 - 2/15/2016 D Building, Room D023 Forrester, Staci $25.00
BYOY (Bring Your Own Yarn) and create accessories that will take you from season to season in style! Use the easy, tool free ?arm knitting? method to create two different infinity scarves; a warm, chunky scarf for cold weather, and a lightweight, layered scarf for multi-season use. Keep creating after class with follow up project ideas and suggestions. Supply list provided at registration.
Simple Sewing: Pillowcases 63131 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 3/3/2016 - 3/3/2016 Mt Sterling, Room M103 Keylor, Dorothy $20.00
Come out and create this spring! Learn basic sewing skills and get more familiar with your sewing machine at this one session class. Students will follow simple steps to create a pillowcase with the fabric of their choice. Learn from an instructor with years of experience, and leave class with a beautiful & functional project. No previous sewing experience required. Supply list provided at registration.
Simple Sewing: Jeans 63143 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 3/17/2016 - 3/17/2016 Mt Sterling, Room M103 Keylor, Dorothy $20.00
If you have trouble finding that perfect pair of jeans then this easy one session class if for you! Take your jeans from cookie-cutter to custom tailored with an easy sewing method designed to shorten jeans without compromising style or fabric integrity. No previous sewing experience required. Supply list available at registration.
Knitting for Seniors 63149 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 3/28/2016 - 3/28/2016 D Building, Room D024 Forrester, Staci $25.00
Bring a friend to this fun class designed for seniors who want to learn a new skill or enhance their existing knowledge of knitting and crocheting. Choose your own yarn and follow an easy pattern to create a unique, handmade blanket for yourself or to give as a gift. All without hooks or needles and hours of effort! Keep creating after class with follow up project ideas. Supply list provided at registration.
Beginning Quilting 63155 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 4/11/2016 - 4/25/2016 D Building, Room D024 Nelson, Kathryn $45.00
Find out how fun and easy quilting can be with this three session class designed for beginners. Students will be taken through the entire quilting process from start to finish, including cutting & piecing blocks, jointing rows, and binding a finished quilt. Each student will leave class with a personalized project! Supply list provided at registration.
Skills for Life
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Elder Law & Estate Planning 63134 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday 3/10/2016 - 3/10/2016 D Building, Room D022 Siebers, Bill $20.00
What is a trust and why should I care? Will I go broke in a nursing home? What is the new truth about Medicaid eligibility? What should I know about life and death planning? Discover answers to these and other important questions about your future and the future of your loved ones.
Social Security 63182 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 4/19/2016 - 4/19/2016 D Building, Room D022 Schlipman, Mark $20.00
This informative class will offer an overview of social security and the potential filing options available.