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
One-On-One Computer Training 1 hour Mondays/Fridays 1/10/2017 - 5/11/2017 Quincy 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 217-641-4941 to schedule time with an instructor.
One-On-One Excel Training 1 hour Fridays 1/10/2017 - 5/11/2017 Quincy 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 217-641-4941 to schedule time with an instructor.
Intermediate Excel 64899 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017 Quincy 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.
Advance Excel 64904 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays 5/1/2017 - 5/8/2017 Quincy Rita Schmitt $70.00
Designed for those who are wanting a more advanced class dealing with Excel, this class goes beyond the Intermediate to cover more detailed functions, pivot tables, headers and footers, the advanced formulas VLOOKUP and NETWORKDAYS, and locking cells. Get hands on experience in an interactive class environment, and leave with resources to take your skills to the next level. Prerequisite: Intermediate Excel or equivalent or instructor permission.
Gardening & Sustainability
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Art and the Garden 64940 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday 4/25/2017 - 4/25/2017 Four Winds Farm Deborah Lee $45.00
Join Deborah at Four Winds Farm to learn a few artist gardening "secrets" for both your landscape and your container plantings. We will look at the use of color, shape, height, texture and the art of placement. We will discuss the role of both perennials and annuals; plus info to understand about each. And, we will stroll around the farm's gardens to help stimulate creative ideas an discussion. Bring a simple sketch or photo's of your garden areas, if you wish. Just for the fun of it, BYO wine!
Health & Wellness
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Social Determinants of Health 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday 5/17/2017 - 5/17/2017 Quincy Dr. Sameer Vohra and co-presenters $0.00
Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These conditions are known as social determinants of health (SDOH). We know that poverty limits access to healthy foods and safe neighborhoods and that more education is a predictor of better health. We also know that differences in health are striking in communities with poor SDOH such as unstable housing, low income, unsafe neighborhoods, or substandard education. Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has opened an Office of Population Science and Policy tasked to address these SDOH and find innovative solutions to improve health outcomes in a 66 county service region in central and southern Illinois.
Pittsfield Location
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Beginning Excel 2013 (Pittlfield) 64929 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday/Friday 4/19/2017 - 4/21/2017 Pittsfield LeAnne Balzer $45.00
This two evening seminar is for individuals who have little or no background with Excel and want to learn more. This 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 skills.
Intermediate Excel (Pittlfield) 64930 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday/Friday 5/2/2017 - 5/5/2017 Pittsfield LeAnne Balzer $45.00
Designed for those who are familiar with Excel, this class goes beyond the basics to cover more detailed functions, formulas, layouts, cover charts, spreadsheet topics such as conditional formatting, and formulas SUMIF, COUNTIF, and IF. 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 Beginning Excel.
What you need to know about Home Ownership (Pittsfield) 64919 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday 5/2/2017 - 5/2/2017 Pittsfield Jackie Weisenburger $35.00
This class is chock full of information for people looking to buy that first home as well as current home owners. Subjects covered include: assessed values; steps in buying, including different types of loans available; what to do before you sell and the Do's and Don'ts of each step. Leave with a binder full of step by step guides, resources, and information to help you apply what you learn right away.
Skills for Life
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
AARP Driver Safety Program 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday 4/10/2017 - 4/10/2017 Quincy AARP Rep. $15.00
Designed for those 50 and older, this comprehensive program focuses on refreshing driving skills. Topics covered include defensive driving techniques, how to drive safely in adverse weather, new traffic laws and rules of the road, and how to deal with aggressive drivers. Students who complete the class are eligible for an auto insurance discount. Please call the Community Based Outreach office at 217-641-4941 to pre-register. Registration fee paid to instructor on first day of class. Class will include a 30 minute lunch and you can bring you own or step out to get something.
Homemade Mexican Cooking 64897 10 a.m. - Noon Saturday 4/22/2017 - 4/22/2017 Quincy Ignacio Anguiano-Reyes $40.00
Add some spice to your weekly meals with Homemade Mexican Cooking! Learn to make delicious, fresh, homemade style Mexican dishes, sample the most commonly prepared items including mole verde, guacamole, salad, and soup. Leave with resources and recipes.