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Iowa Western Community College

Personal Development


Concealed Carry Training

This class is presented to introduce you to the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to safely and responsibly own, possess, and carry a firearm for personal protection, focusing on handguns. This in turn will allow you to successfully apply for and receive a non-professional weapons permit in the State of Iowa, per Iowa Code Chapter (724). Taught by an NRA Certified Instructor. This is a lecture-based class only. Firearms are not permitted on the IWCC campus. Fee $79

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*04 - CF17 Council Bluffs Campus W 10/25/2017 6:00-9:00PM Looft Hall
1 session Call 712-325-3361

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Villisca: It Began With the Railroad and a Settlement

In Native American language the name Villisca means "pleasant view" which described this beautiful land near the Nodaway River. The area was plotted by the railroad in 1858 and by the early 1900's the town's economy was bustling with manufacturing, retail, entertainment and agriculture. It all began over 150 years ago, come learn about this Iowa town's journey. Discussion led by Susie Enarson of Villisca. Fee $5

Section # Location Day(s) Start Date Start Time Building Contact Number
PERDV 99*64 - CF17 Shenandoah Th 10/19/2017 9:30-10:30AM Shenandoah
1 session Call 712-246-1499

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Online Learning Opportunities

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Ed2go online courses run for six weeks. Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on
assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. A new online session opens each month. Ready to explore our catalog? Visit us online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc

Genealogy Basics

Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. Who will you discover? This online class will help you understand the genealogy research process and the way we interpret the information we find. This course guides you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled in the class. Cost $100
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Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Discover how to get in and out of the kitchen faster, including tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. Learn a dietitian's tricks of the trade for encouraging reluctant family members to eat more healthfully. You'll try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes for tasty entrees, side dishes, desserts, and garnishes, with each recipe demonstrating a topic covered in the lessons. Cost $100 

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Helping Elderly Parents

Are your parents in their golden years? Learning how to help parents or other loved ones through their transition can prepare us for our own. This compassionate and comprehensive class will give you the tools, techniques, and insights for this passage. You will learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help. You'll understand the impact of retirement, learn how to choose a nursing home, and be prepared to deal with death. You'll learn about financial and legal considerations, health issues, and family interpersonal relationships. You'll be introduced to special communication skills, observation methods, and coping mechanisms to ease the burden for everyone involved. Cost $100 

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Start Your Own Edible Garden

Grow delicious, nutritious fruit and vegetables in your own backyard! In this course, you'll learn how to give your garden a healthy start and keep it growing strong all season. You'll begin by figuring out which type of garden is right for you. After that, you'll discover how to properly prepare a garden bed so your crops have the best opportunity to thrive. Since healthy soil is the key to a great garden, you'll see how to identify problems in pH and drainage and fix them. You'll even learn to understand fertilizers and make compost! Cost $100 

Register online at www.ed2go.com/iwcc