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Personal Interest Classes

Community-Based Outreach offers noncredit personal enrichment and professional development classes.  Our goal is to provide a wide range of programs to meet community needs and interests.  We aim to promote lifelong learning through courses aimed at personal enrichment, professional development, skill development and recreational enjoyment.

Come explore, create and learn through our courses that include art, cooking, computers, fitness, welding and much more!

Take advantage of our online registration form for our many Community-Based Outreach classes.

Community-Based Outreach Classes
One-On-One Training
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
One-On-One Excel Training Varies By appointment 8/23/2021 - 12/10/2021 Quincy $35.00
One-On-One Excel Training - CRN 35159
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Microsoft Excel training is available for all skill levels, from beginning to advanced. Sessions can be scheduled for one hour at a time. Based on instructor availability. Call 217.641.4941 to schedule time with the instructor.
Varies - By appointment | Instructor: Rita Schmitt
One-On-One Computer Training Varies By appointment 8/23/2021 - 12/10/2021 Quincy $35.00
One-On-One Computer Training - CRN 35157
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Are you still working in the dark ages on your desktop and yearning to be skilled with using your iPad, MacBook, or PC? Based on your needs, you can schedule a tailored training session that is just right for you. Make a PowerPoint slide, share Google documents, Zoom for fun, share group calendars, and more. Sessions can be scheduled for one hour at a time. Based on instructor availability. Call 217.641.4941 to schedule time with the instructor.
Varies - By appointment | Instructor: Dr. Margie Williams
Smartphone Training Varies By appointment 8/23/2021 - 12/10/2021 Quincy $35.00
Smartphone Training - CRN 35158
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Why do people love their smartphones so much? Fall in love with your phone and become skilled with using all the features of your phone and new apps (Apple's iPhone or Android). Stay connected using email, texting, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and more. Learn how to use FaceTime or use WhatsApp to talk internationally. Make your smartphone work like a PC with the use of notes, make PDFs, take photos, and more. Sessions can be scheduled for one hour at a time. Based on instructor availability. Call 217.641.4941 to schedule time with the instructor.
Varies - By appointment | Instructor: Dr. Margie Williams
Personal Enrichment
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Course Title Day Time Dates Location Price Details
Garage Welding Sat 8 AM - 12 PM 12/4/2021 - 12/4/2021 WDC $60.00
Garage Welding - CRN 35136
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Have a welding machine collecting dust in your garage or thinking about purchasing one? Learn about the types of welders and how to use them safely! Topics include inner shield and short arc welding, how to set voltage and wire speeds, and how to hold angles on a welder. You will also learn how to choose the proper gas to weld various steels. This class will be held at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Koch's Lane, Quincy. Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Please bring your own welding gloves and be sure to dress appropriately (long pants, long-sleeved shirts and leather shoes or boots).
Sat - 8 AM - 12 PM | Instructor: Ronald Kraft
Advanced Garage Welding Sat 1 PM - 5 PM 12/4/2021 - 12/4/2021 WDC $60.00
Advanced Garage Welding - CRN 35137
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(Prerequisite: Garage Welding) This is a continuation of Garage Welding. In Garage Welding, you learned the basics of inner shield and short arc welding and how to set voltage and wire speeds. In Advanced Garage Welding, you will learn to use a Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welder and perform horizontal, vertical, and downhill welding including the proper technique to fill in gaps between two pieces of metal. This class will be held at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Koch's Lane, Quincy. Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Please bring your own welding gloves and be sure to dress appropriately (long pants, long-sleeved shirts and leather shoes or boots).
Sat - 1 PM - 5 PM | Instructor: Ronald Kraft