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 Instructor Price
Introduction to Pet Grooming 61476 6:30-8:30pm Wed. 3/11/2015 - 4/29/2015 Mary Price $160.00
8 week course is an introduction to dog (& some cat) grooming, incuding bathing, styling, clipping and brushing techniques and tools. Students learn about different dog breeds and how to style each through hands-on training. Save money, or find a new career! Classes held at Pampered Pets 4832 Broadway, Quincy.
Arts. & Music
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Eye Catching Jewelry by You 61415 6:30-8:30pm Thurs. 3/5/2015 - 3/5/2015 Linda Lucke $45.00
Learn about kiln infused art glass. Design and make your own pendant and pair of earrings. Layout the project by picking colors, sizes and shapes for unqiue jewelry made by you! Sparkle in your spring accessories.
Scrapbook an event! 61419 6-8pm Thurs. 4/16/2015 - 4/30/2015 Sheree Norman $50.00
Are your memories sitting in a box waiting to be combined into an album? Gather your photos from a vacation, wedding or special event and learn to organize them to tell your story in a completed scrapbook. Coordinate paper and embellishments to compliment your photos and complete the story with journaling. The goal for the class is one completed album. Supply list available.
Career Training
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Consumer Wellness Advocate 60754 8:00 am-12:00 pm Sat. 3/28/2015 - 3/28/2015 Pam Maddox $75.00
If you have a sincere interest in your own personal wellness and the well-being of those around you, enroll in the CWA workshop. Learn specific skills in 10 distinct wellness dimensions. Upon completion individuals will be added to The Wellness Registry as a Consumer Wellness Advocate. Workbook Provided.
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Floral Design 1 61465 6-8pm Wed. 4/15/2015 - 5/6/2015 Greg Lueckenhoff $85.00
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 provided first night of class.
Health & Wellness
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Herbal Dental Care 61459 6-8pm Tues. 4/21/2015 - 4/21/2015 Deborah Lee $25.00
Take charge of your mouth. Learn herbs that are hepful for oral health and hygiene and potential dental problems that can be safely addressed. Go home with recipes for herbal toothpaste, mouthwash, gargles, whiteners, breath fresheners, astringents and more.
Just for FUN!
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Murder Mystery Dinner 61472 6-10pm Fri. 3/20/2015 - 3/20/2015 Staff $50.00
Enjoy a night of dinner and murder mystery at Murder High Reunion. Reunite with your old friends to see what everyone’s become. Unfortunately for one of is a murderer destined to strike. Will it be the mathlete who is now a financial wizard with millions? The valedictorian who refuses to let anyone top him? Or the class president who is now a U.S. presidential hopeful? You’ll have one night to figure it out and bring the killer to justice. Dinner included.
Nutrition & Cooking
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Shamrock Cookies 61463 6-8pm Tues. 3/10/2015 - 3/10/2015 Brittany Smith $40.00
St. Patrick’s Day fun! Learn the basics of creating and decorating cookies like a professional. Take home your creations!
Basic Fondant Cake Decorating 61437 6-8pm Wed. 3/11/2015 - 3/25/2015 Karen Wagner $80.00
Learn the tools and equipment for fondant and how to prepare and cover the cake. Learn to decorate fondant cakes using borders, drapes, brush embroidery, ruffles, lace, pearls and more!
Easter Cupcakes 61438 1-4pm Sat. 3/14/2015 - 3/14/2015 Brittany Smith $55.00
Easter is coming up soon! Learn the basics of creating and decorating cute Easter cupcakes like a professional. Take home your creations!
Cupcake Fun 61436 6-8pm Wed. 4/15/2015 - 4/22/2015 Karen Wagner $60.00
Decorate cupcakes in a variety of ways and create fondant and gum paste figures to attach. Explore different flavor combinations and fillings.
Milk & Whey Free Cakes 61464 1-4pm Sat. 5/2/2015 - 5/2/2015 Brittany Smith $50.00
Learn to bake milk and whey free. Learn how to make and ice a cake that is free of dairy products. Take home your 6” finished cake!
Mini Cakes 61478 6-8pm Mon. Wed. 5/11/2015 - 5/13/2015 Brittany Smith $55.00
Fun cakes that are great for graduation or other events! Learn to make and decorate mini cakes like trains, flowerpots, graduation caps and zombies. Take home what you create.
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Buying a Digital Camera 61515 6-9pm Wed. 4/8/2015 - 4/8/2015 John Gebhardt $35.00
Learn what features to look for when buying a digital camera for yourself or as a gift. Learn what features come with various price levels.
Using Digital Camera Features 61513 6-9pm Mon. 4/13/2015 - 4/13/2015 John Gebhardt $35.00
Learn how to use the icons, menus and functions to improve photos in all lighting situations. Get tips on saving, storing and saving images; how to get more pictures per memory card; how to adjust settings for low-light situations and how to set the camera to get better action photos. Bring camera and instruction manual to class with batteries charged. Consider taking the companion lab course for practice.
Using Digital Cameras Features Lab 61514 6-9pm Wed. 4/15/2015 - 4/15/2015 John Gebhardt $35.00
Designed to allow students the opportunity to locate and try features explored in the April 13 class. Photo stations are set up to help students locate and use features previously learned. Bring a well charged camera and isntruction manual.
Digital SLR Photography 61421 6-9pm Mon. 4/20/2015 - 4/20/2015 John Gebhardt $35.00
Learn which setting to use for different quality levels, varying conditions and action photos. Get tips for saving, storing and sharing your digital images. Bring your SLR camera and instruction manual to class with batteries charged.
Digital SLR Lab 61423 6-9pm Wed. 4/22/2015 - 4/22/2015 John Gebhardt $35.00
For students who took Digital SLR Photgraphy Class. Designed to help find and use features and functions of your camera. Photo situations will be set up to use features previously learned. Bring SLR camera and instruction manual with batteries charged.
Editing Your Digital Photos 61422 6-9pm Mon. 4/27/2015 - 4/27/2015 John Gebhardt $35.00
In a lab environment, learn how to scan a photo or slide and save. Learn to crop, resize and touch up from a digital photo. Also learn to cut or copy a person or item out of one photo, then paste the copied person or item into another photo. Merge multiple photos of a scene too large to capture in one shot into one panoramic photo.
Convert Your Old Movies, Video 61420 6-9pm Wed. 4/29/2015 - 4/29/2015 John Gebhardt $35.00
Learn to easily convert your old movies, videos, slides, photos and negatives into a digital format to preserve and share. Learn inexpensive photo and video programs to correct defects and restore original colors. Save images on CDs, DVDs or Hard Drives for future generations to enjoy.
Professional Development
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Getting to Know Your iPad 61471 5:30-7:30pm Tues. 3/3/2015 - 3/10/2015 Lisa Litchfield $50.00
Registration fees must be received to confirm enrollment. Contact 217.641.4905.
Pinterest for Business and Fun 61468 6-8pm Mon. Wed. 3/16/2015 - 3/18/2015 Susan Grant $55.00
Whether for business or life, Pinterest will keep you organized and inspired! Creating your own pin boards gives you the internet’s best ideas at your fingertips. Gather ideas for work or a special occasion!
Microsoft Word Basics 61474 6-8pm Tues. Thurs. Tues. 3/17/2015 - 3/24/2015 Rita Schmitt $70.00
Covers the essential functions of Word that most people need and use. Great way to become familiar with Word.
Consumer Wellness Advocate 60754 8am-12pm Sat. 3/28/2015 - 3/28/2015 Pam Maddox $75.00
Enhance wellness in the workplace. Introduction to self-evaluating 10 wellness dimensions. Upon completion, students are added to a national website to further develop wellness behaviors. Used by major business, medical and educational institutions.
Excel Basics 61479 6-8pm Tues. Thurs. 3/31/2015 - 4/2/2015 Rita Schmitt $55.00
Covers the essential functions of Excel that most people need and use. Great way to become familiar with Excel.
LinkedIn, the Business Key 61467 6-8pm Mon. Wed. 4/20/2015 - 4/22/2015 Susan Grant $55.00
Connect to colleagues, connect through thought provoking blogs in your field and connect to companies and stay informed on the latest trends and information. Learn to use LinkedIn to enhance your professional performance.
Excel for Business 61473 6-8pm Thurs. 4/23/2015 - 4/23/2015 Rita Schmitt $30.00
Become familiarized with useful formulas and tables for business application. Anyone who creates spreadsheets will find useful tips and features.
Skills for Life
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Elder Law & Estate Planning 61631 6-9pm Tuesday 3/10/2015 - 3/10/2015 Bill Siebers $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 & Death Planning? Discover answers to these and other important questions to your future and the future of your loved ones.
Social Security 61512 6:30-8pm Tues. 4/21/2015 - 4/21/2015 Mark Schlipman & David Janus MBA $20.00
Choosing when to start Social Security payments may be one of the most important decisions made when reitiring. Understand your choices and strategies to maximize retirement income.
Sustainable Living & Gardening
Title CRN Times Days Dates Instructor Price
Caring for Your Trees 61407 6-8pm Mon. 3/16/2015 - 3/30/2015 Larry Brumbaugh $45.00
Join internationally certified arborist Larry Brumbaugh to learn current information on tree diseases in the Adams County area, like emerald ash bores. Learn how to identify and prevent disease and treatments to save trees. Other local tree issues and solutions will be shared and a question and answer session included in class.
Creating an Herb Garden-starti 61456 6-8pm Tues. 3/17/2015 - 3/17/2015 Deborah Lee $25.00
First in a series of stand alone classes about planting and growing herbs at new JWCC garden site by the campus greenhouse. Learn what to do before planting and when to plant. Topics include: Location (plot size, water needs, soil prep, mulch and containers); What to Plant: (annuals, biennials, perennials, home plants); Plot Design: (height and width of plants, companion gardening, structures and harvesting.
Bee Informed 61451 6-8pm Thurs. 3/19/2015 - 3/19/2015 Rebecca Fischer $25.00
A beginning approach to beekeeping. Learn the value of bees to our society and wellbeing, and how their honey benefits us. Raw honey tasting.
Exploring Culinary Herbs 61455 6-8pm Tues. 3/24/2015 - 3/24/2015 Deborah Lee $25.00
This stand-alone class part of Creating an Herb Garden series. Interested in culinary herbs, but don’t know how to grow or use them? Explore popular herbs, plus some terrific lesser-known plants. See lovely power point slides, smell herbs and learn to grow, harvest and use 15 easy-to-grow plants. A helpful study guide will be provided for continued research.
Creating an Herb Garden Brking 61457 6-8pm Tues. 4/7/2015 - 4/7/2015 Deborah Lee $25.00
Second in a series of stand alone classes to learn about planing and growing herbs. Focus on drawing a site plan, preparing soil, acquiring seeds and starter plants as well as planting and transplanting into the plot. Dress to dig in the JWCC garden. Weather permitting, we will learn as we work.
Composting 101 61481 9am-12pm Sat. 4/18/2015 - 4/18/2015 Mark Lockett $35.00
Learn all about composting with a few simple principles. Learn how to construct a compost area, how to maintain it and the many benefits. Dress to build, weather permitting.
Creating an Herb Garden Get do 61458 6-8pm Tues. 5/5/2015 - 5/5/2015 Deborah Lee $25.00
Third in a series of stand alone clasess to learn about planting and growing herbs. Plant seeds and transplants, top dress with compost, set up watering plan, label plants and more. Dress for outdoor garden work in the JWCC garden.