Online Learning Opportunities Continuing Education
Iowa Western Community College Department of Continuing Education offers non-credit classes through partnerships with ed2go, UGotClass, CareerStep and others. Online courses can bring the world of learning into your home. Whether you want to improve your skills for your current career, study for a new career, or develop skills for your favorite pastime, these courses can help. You can take these online courses from the comfort of your home or office at times that work for you.
Whether you're looking for professional development or personal enrichment, these six-week online courses are the perfect way to learn a new skill or enhance your existing ones. You'll spend roughly two to four hours each week completing two engaging lessons in an enjoyable, interactive learning environment. Expert instructors develop and lead every course, and you'll be able to interact with them and with fellow students in lively online discussion areas. New sessions start every month, so you can sign up anytime. Upon completing a course with a passing score, you'll get an award of completion from your learning institution. Most courses start at $100!
Visit us at www.ed2go.com/iwcc for a complete list of classes!
- NEW! Microsoft Office 2016 Value Suite
An impressive 67.6% of all middle-skill jobs now request a fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Office, and it’s the most widely used software among primary, secondary, and post-secondary students. With that, knowing the features and functionality of this software is becoming increasingly important. This Value Suite combines three foundational Microsoft Office 2016 courses, teaching you the ins and outs of:
- Microsoft Word 2016
- Microsoft Excel 2016
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
- NEW! A to Z Grantwriting Series
- Helping Elderly Parents
- Beginning Writer
- Genealogy Basics
- Homeschool with Success
- Introduction to InDesign CC
- Introduction to PC Security
- Introduction to Stock Options
- Luscious, Low-fat, Lightning-Quick Meals
- Learn to Buy and Sell on Ebay
- NEW! Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies
- Start Your Own Edible Garden
- Understanding the Cloud
- Writing for Children
If you want to quickly build industry skills or earn continuing education credits, these independent study tutorials are for you! They cover a wide variety of fields, and you can start anytime and work at your own pace. You'll have access to all course material and assessments from day one, and many tutorials can be completed in just a few hours. You'll enjoy content developed by industry leaders and get helpful student support whenever you need it. Upon finishing your tutorial with a passing score, you'll receive a certificate of completion.
Visit us at www.ed2go.com/iowawstn-pro for a complete list of classes!
Are you looking to start a new career or gain skills to advance in your existing one? Iowa Western Community College, in partnership with ed2go, offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations.
You can start these career training programs anytime and work at a pace that suits your individual style. You'll have access to all the lessons and assignments from day one, and many of these programs can be completed in less than six months. You'll get all the materials and instructor assistance you need to have a truly comprehensive learning experience. Upon completing your program with a passing score, you'll get a certificate of completion from your learning institution.
- Arts and Design
- Computer Applications
- Computer Programming
- Construction and Trades
- Health and Fitness
- Information Technology
- Teacher Professional Development
How to Get Started
- Visit our Online Instruction Center at www.ed2go.com/iwcc
- Search for Courses - Add to Cart - View Cart - Review - Sign in or Create an account - Checkout
- When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center www.ed2go.com/iwcc and log in with your e-mail and the password you selected during enrollment.
Business/Management and Teacher classes
Online learning is easy. It's fun! Boost your productivity and your organization's bottom line. Our online certificates and courses are provided by expert instructors. Participate anytime day or evening, from any computer. Just click here to see all the courses and certificates.
- Business Communication
- Human Resources
- LEED Green Workplace
- New Media Marketing
- Social Media for Business
- Training and Education
- Training for K12 Teachers
Featured Certificates and Courses
- Mobile Marketing Certificate
Find out about location-based marketing, mobile payments, QR codes, applications, and mobile coupons. You will learn how mobile marketing can increase your capabilities to retain current customers and gain new ones. Program includes individual courses: Introduction to Mobile Marketing; Creating Cell Phone Apps for your Business; and Advance Mobile Marketing. Cost $595
- Cyber Security for Managers
Cyber security issues are all around us and reach nearly every part of our business and work, from online banking and education to Facebook and Wi-Fi. Finally, you can get up to date on Cyber Security basics and fundamentals. Cost $195
- Social Media and Online Tools for K12 Teachers
GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers. One month course optional additional $40 USD paid later for graduate credit from the University of South Dakota. Cost $145