Business & Technology

Continuing Education provides short-term Career Certificates, IT, Business, and Computer classes in both the traditional and online classroom settings.

Short-term Career Certificates

Most of our short-term career certificates are eligible for tuition assistance through our Education 2 Employment (E2E) program. E2E provides FREE tuition assistance to residents of Iowa to grow their career skills and further their education.

E2E Assistance Education 2 Employment Tuition Assistance

Are you an Iowa resident? You may qualify for FREE tuition! Education 2 Employment provides FREE tuition assistance to residents of Iowa to grow their career skills and further their education.


Business

Administrative Assistant

Education 2 Employment

Continuing Education provides this short-term Career Certificate in both the traditional and online classroom settings.

About the Program

Develop the skills you need to succeed as an Administrative and Professional Assistant. You will develop the skills you need to effectively work with standard office software applications for spreadsheets, databases, word-processing, presentation programs, and desktop publishing. Textbook included

Program to Include

  • Important features and functions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Email etiquette
  • Payroll accounting
  • Basic financial accounting
  • Business writing
  • Introduction to business economics

Career & Salary Information

Administrative Assistants perform routine administrative functions such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.  New workers start around $26,245. Normal pay is $37,484 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to $52,390.

Prerequisites

Some basic computer knowledge required. 

Insurance

Renew your Insurance License in Iowa with Iowa Western Continuing Education insurance classes.

If you have questions about your license, visit the Iowa Insurance Division Website


Technology (Computers)

Network+

Education 2 Employment

About the Program

Learn the technical skills and industry know-how to begin an exciting career installing, configuring, and troubleshooting computer networks. Vouchers are given at the successful completion of the course to test for Network+ Certification.

Program to Include

  • Networking
  • Data Transporting
  • Cabling
  • Remote Access
  • Risk Management
  • Network+ Exam
  • And MUCH MORE!!
Prerequisites

High School Diploma or equivalent. Knowledge of Computers.

Non-Credit to Credit

Take your education to a whole new level! Successful completion of this program will earn you 3 hours of “Network Essentials” college credit.

Career & Salary Information

Receiving CompTIA Network+ certification is a great way to advance your career as a network tech. By having in-demand knowledge, skill sets, and the right qualifications, you can enable yourself to land a great job at a new company, gain a key promotion, and continue to strengthen your IT career path. Increase expected of 4.6%, national increase of 7.8%. Median hourly wage of $23-37/hour.

PC Technician CompTIA A+

Education 2 Employment

About the Program

Learn the basics of networking and security, and how to properly and safely diagnose, resolve, and
document common hardware and software issues. PC Technician and repair is a fast-growing field.
Earning your CompTIA A+ Certification means you have the knowledge and the technical skills necessary to be a successful entry-level IT professional in today’s environment.

Program to Include

  • Installing, configuring, and maintaining devices, PCs and software for end users.
  • COMP TIA A+ Certification.
Prerequisites

High School Diploma or equivalent. Computer knowledge or Intro to Computer class.

Non-Credit to Credit

Take your education to a whole new level and earn college credit toward a degree in Computer Science. Successful completion of this program will earn you 3 hours of college credit for PC Support I!

Career & Salary Information

PC Technicians fix broken computers and other related computer devices as well as upgrade and configure them. PC Technician and repair is a fast-growing field. Earning your CompTIA A+ Certification means you have the knowledge and the technical skills necessary to be a successful entry-level IT professional in today’s environment. Average pay is $11 – $26/hour; $23,000-$54,000 annually. Entry-level positions will allow further training within companies or industries. Additional education with experience would lead to the supervision of others in completing the tasks associated with Network Support.