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
Introduction to Facebook 36988 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 11/7/2016 - 11/9/2016 D129 Jackie Weisenburger $45.00
Get started with the popular social media tool in this two session class designed for beginners. Learn about the various functions of Facebook, including creating a page, adding and changing photos, security settings and safety, the news feed, page navigation, and more. Discover how you can use Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends, and share your interests, hobbies, and experiences with others. No experience necessary!
Intermediate Excel 36989 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays 11/8/2016 - 11/15/2016 D160 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, and more. 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.
One-On-One Computer Training 36945 1 hour Mondays/Fridays 12/5/2016 - 12/5/2016 Gary Leeds $35.00
One-on-one computer training is available for Mac and Windows-based computers. Designed for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Sessions can be scheduled for 1 hour at a time. Based on instructor availability. Call 217-641-4905 to schedule time with an instructor.
One-On-One Excel Training 36972 1 hour Fridays 12/5/2016 - 12/5/2016 Rita Schmitt $35.00
One-on-one Microsoft Excel training is available for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Sessions can be scheduled for 1 hour at a time. Based on instructor availability. Call 217-641-4905 to schedule time with an instructor.
Drinks & Food
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Advanced Cake Decorating 37120 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesdays 11/2/2016 - 11/16/2016 D159 Karen Wagner $75.00
Find out how to make beautiful, edible creations with this three session introduction to cake decorating. Learn basic cake decorating steps and work with butter cream frosting to create flourishes, flowers, and more. All supplies provided. Prerequisite: Basic Cake Decorating or equivalent.
Comfort Food Freezer Meals 36982 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday 11/3/2016 - 11/3/2016 D159 Kristen Ritterbusch $45.00
Stock your freezer with fall comfort foods for your family! Take home two pot pie meals, and a complete meal plan that includes comforting recipes like beef tips, lasagna, meatloaf and more that you'll rely on all season.
Big Red Wines from Around the World 36983 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 11/15/2016 - 11/15/2016 Matt Boudreau $40.00
Explore wines from may red wine producing regions. In this hands on class you will learn to appreciate the wines as well as sample them. If you like Big Red's, this is your class. All students must be 21 years of age or older. Location: Wine on Broadway, 2802 Broadway St., Quincy, IL
Dessert Delights: Chocolates & Truffles 37124 10 - Noon Saturday 11/19/2016 - 11/19/2016 D159 Karen Wagner $45.00
Become your own chocolatier with this delicious, one session class! Find out how you can create your own tempting chocolates and truffles right at home using rich recipes and easy tools. Leave with recipes and resources. No experience required, all supplies provided.
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Behind the Wheel 36939 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday 12/9/2016 - 12/9/2016 D Lobby Flowers, Don $450.00
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 36997 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays 11/1/2016 - 11/22/2016 D157 Greg Leuckenhoff $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.
Gardening & Sustainability
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Winter Gardening 37021 10 to Noon; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, Monday, Tuesday 11/5/2016 - 11/8/2016 D022 Dr. Margie Williams $45.00
There's a new way to get fresh, garden grown vegetables all year round! This three session class will help you explore a new vertical gardening technique that relies on aeroponics, and lights that encourage healthy growth indoors any time of year. Provide a sunny, relaxing environment for your greens and stay healthy all season.
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Using Your Digital Camera-The Basics 37004 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 10/24/2016 - 10/26/2016 D159/D152 John Gebhardt $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. 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, and an interactive lab session on the second night. Bring your own digital camera with instruction manual and a fresh set of batteries.
Editing Your Digital Photos 37008 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 11/7/2016 - 11/7/2016 D160 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 Your Memories 37007 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 11/9/2016 - 11/9/2016 D160 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.
Using Your Digital Camera-Advanced 37005 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 11/14/2016 - 11/16/2016 D152 John Gebhardt $40.00
Designed for students who have made the switch from a basic 35mm camera to digital. Topics covered include settings to use for different quality levels, how to capture good photos in varying conditions, how to effectively photograph action settings and more. Get tips for saving, storing and sharing your digital images. Class includes an informational session on the first night, and an interactive lab session for the second night, where photo situations will be set up for students to locate and use the various features on their cameras. Bring your own digital camera, charged and ready, along with your instruction manual. Prerequisite: Basic Using Your Digital Camera class or sufficient experience.
Pittsfield Location
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Beginning Excel 2013 37026 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday/Thursday 10/25/2016 - 10/27/2016 P103 LeAnne Balzer $60.00
In this introductory Excel class, you will learn how to set up a basic worksheet including entering and editing cells; cut and copy; formatting cells, as well as simple formulas, saving, and printing. Participants must have basic computer skills.
Facebook Basics 37027 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays 11/1/2016 - 11/1/2016 P103 LeAnne Balzer $30.00
This hands-on class will include an overview of Facebook topics such as posting, navigation, profile editing, tagging, privacy settings, security and notifications. If you don't already have a Facebook account, please come 15 minutes early. If you do have an account please bring your user name and password. If you'd like to learn to post pictures, please bring a flash drive with pictures on it.
Professional Development
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Social Media for Business 36994 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 11/14/2016 - 11/16/2016 D129 Jackie Weisenburger $35.00
This two session class is an overview of the most commonly used social media outlets, including Google Calendar, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn and more. Learn about the benefits of using social media for your business, and leave with a binder of resources and tips to apply what you learn right away. Stay in touch after class through a private Facebook group. Three session times are available.
Skills for Life
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Social Security & Retirement Income 36979 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 11/7/2016 - 11/7/2016 D023 David Janus $35.00
This class will focus on using different savings vehicles, like an IRA, and Social Security to maximize your retirement. Whether you are in retirement, or thinking about retirement, bring your questions and get them answered in this one night class.
Money Smart 37014 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 11/11/2016 - 11/11/2016 D023 Shaun Washausen $35.00
Get your wallet in order with this informative class on personal finance! Find out how money is one of the best tools available to achieve your goals in life, and how to manage it effectively. Topics covered include budgeting, saving, paying down debt, building wealth, and leaving a legacy. Leave with practical tips to start building a better financial future.