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 8/21/2017 - 5/10/2017 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 217-641-4905 to schedule time with an instructor.
One-On-One Excel Training 1 hour Fridays 8/21/2017 - 5/10/2017 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 217-641-4905 to schedule time with an instructor.
Excel Basics 38609 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday/Friday/Tuesday 10/4/2017 - 10/10/2017 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. 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 38610 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday/Friday/Monday 10/18/2017 - 10/23/2017 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 38611 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesdays/Fridays 11/1/2017 - 11/10/2017 Quincy Rita Schmitt $80.00
This course is great for those looking to access specific information from large sheets of data and for making reports. The class covers pivot tables, tables, headers and footers, advanced formulas such as VLOOKUP, SUBTOTAL, table formulas and more. 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.
Drinks & Food
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Big Red Wines from Around the Wine World 38628 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday 10/11/2017 - 10/11/2017 Quincy Matt Boudreau $40.00
Bring your own digital camera with instruction manual and a fresh set of batteries.
Whiskey of the World 38629 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday 10/18/2017 - 10/18/2017 Quincy Matt Boudreau $40.00
We can call it whiskeys of the world. Your journey from Old World scotch to American bourbon with stops in between. On this tasting journey your taste will be introduced or reacquainted with great whiskeys of the World. Sign up today to put your taste buds on a The journey.
Floral Arranging
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Floral Design I 38616 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mondays 9/11/2017 - 10/2/2017 Quincy Campus Greg Leuckenhoff $60.00
Create a fresh floral center piece 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. Student's must provide their own materials in weeks two through four. Supply list provided by instructor first night of class.
Floral Design II 36818 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 10/9/2017 - 10/30/2017 Quincy Greg Leuckenhoff $60.00
Create a fresh floral arrangement in week one, a door arrangement in week two, a grouping arrangement in week three, and a topiary in week four. Bring a knife, wire cutters and floral tape. Prerequisite: Floral Design I or equivalent.
Floral Design III 38619 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 11/6/2017 - 11/27/2017 Quincy Greg Leuckenhoff $65.00
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.
Personal Enrichment
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Basic Cake Decorating 38630 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesdays 12/31/1969 - 10/25/2017 Quincy Karen Wagner $50.00
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. Cake decorating kit provided.
Tai Chi for Health 38627 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays 9/12/2017 - 10/17/2017 Quincy Jessica Myers $50.00
Tai Chi is a series of gentle, slow motion, connected movements that reduces stress, improves mood and memory, as well as heart health and other chronic conditions. The Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, The CDC, among others recommend Tai Chi for general health and a number of chronic conditions.
Financial Workshop: Your Source for Financial Education 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Thursdays 10/5/2017 - 10/26/2017 Quincy Trenton Murfin $0.00
At Edward Jones, we believe financial education is an important step in helping you achieve a better future. That is why our Financial Workshop: Your Sources for Financial Education offers clear and practical investing education in a convenient and comfortable format. By attending our workshop, you'll gain a better understanding of the key principles of saving and investing and also learn specific strategies to help you reach your long-term goals.
Homemade Mexican Cooking 38620 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday 10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017 Quincy Ignacio Angueano-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.
Photography
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Using Your Digital Camera 38633 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 10/23/2017 - 10/25/2017 Quincy 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 where all locations Pittsfield and Mt. Sterling can attend via Zoom. The second night of class the outer centers Pittsfield and Mt. Sterling will have to come to the Quincy campus for the interactive lab session.
Editing Your Digital Photos 38632 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday 10/30/2017 - 10/30/2017 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 Your Memories 38631 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Wednesday 11/1/2017 - 11/1/2017 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.
Professional Development
Title CRN Times Days Dates Location Instructor Price
Social Media for Business 38614 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 9/25/2017 - 9/25/2017 Quincy Jackie Weisenburger $45.00
This 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.
Facebook for Your Business 38612 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 10/2/2017 - 10/4/2017 Quincy Jackie Weisenburger $45.00
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 much more. Leave with a binder full of step by step guides, resources, and information to help you apply what you learn right away. Stay in touch after class through a private Facebook group. .
Facebook for Your Business Opt. 2 38613 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday/Wednesday 10/16/2017 - 10/18/2017 Quincy Jackie Weisenburger $45.00
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 much more. Leave with a binder full of step by step guides, resources, and information to help you apply what you learn right away. Stay in touch after class through a private Facebook group. .
Social Media for Business Opt. 2 38615 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday 10/23/2017 - 10/23/2017 Quincy Jackie Weisenburger $45.00
This 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.