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Continuing Education Classes

Paraeducator Generalist - LYNC

MWF, June 17 - 28 from 8-4 pm
IWCC Cass County Center, Atlantic
Cost $600 (Class ID TEACH 01*40)

The Paraeducator Generalist Certificate course is a 90-hour program developed to train individuals to work under the supervision of teachers or other licensed personnel in the classroom setting. The training includes six competencies defined by the BoEE to cover the vital skills needed for a paraeducator to be successful in the classroom. The six competencies include Foundations, Learning Environment, Content and Instruction, Emotional and Behavioral, Professional Relationships and Ethical and Professional Practice. The program will be offered in-person and online. Students are expected to attend 100% of the in-person classes and must have access to a computer/internet outside of class time in order to take the courses.
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Classes are offered in Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Clarinda, Harlan and Shenandoah. This course prepares you to give basic nursing care in a long term care setting, hospital or assisted living and is a pre-requisite for the IWCC nursing program. Visit CNA webpage for class schedule. This program is approved for FREE Education 2 Employment tuition assistance. Link to webpage

Harlan/Atlantic Class Flyer

NEW! CNA Hybrid Class! 

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Driving Unimpaired (DUI)

April 5, 6 (Friday 6-10 pm and Saturday 8-5 pm)
IWCC Cass County Center, Atlantic
Cost $180 (Class ID DRIVE 10*40)

This course is required for anyone convicted of driving under the influence, and it is authorized by the State of Iowa. Attendance all days is required. Iowa Code requires that students must be 18 years of age to take this class. Iowa Western Continuing Education offers classes monthly in Council Bluffs. Classes are also offered in Clarinda and Atlantic at various times. Visit our Webpage for a current class schedule.  
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Emergency Services

Iowa Western Community College offers Emergency Services career training in a hybrid format! The course lecture, discussions, quizzes and exams are done online. The class will meet in person for skills labs in Council Bluffs. For more information, email [email protected] or call 712.325.3255.

Home Inspection - Online

Cost $2295

This online program covers the principal components of home inspection procedures and processes. Learn how to create a home inspection report that will detail the home's condition, including the heating and cooling systems, the plumbing and electrical systems, the roof and siding, and the framing and foundation. For more information and to register, please click on this link 

Cosmetology CE Hours - Classroom

Cost $100

Class Schedule

Cosmetology Home Study - Online

Cost $39

The Iowa Board of Cosmetology requires two hours of law. If you have hours from another source that did not include law, or if you are out of sequence for the two hours that you need, we are providing an independent home-study course consisting of a booklet and test, which we will send you. You will have three weeks to study the booklet and send the completed test back to us for grading. Upon passing, you will be sent a certificate awarding two hours of Law and Rules. You can start anytime, just call us 712.325.3256 or email [email protected].

Essentials of Firefighting Departmental Training

Iowa Western can meet your department's training needs. We offer open classes and contract classes just for your department. For more information, contact Continuing Education at [email protected] or 712.325.3255.

Abuse Identification & Reporting for the Mandatory Reporter - Online

Effective 1/1/2019, you will have 30 days to complete your online class.  If you do not complete it within 30 days you may be required to pay an additional registration fee. 

Child Abuse Identification & Reporting for the Mandatory Reporter

#ABUSE 20-, Approval #2301, Approved through 11/29/2019
2.0 Contact Hours 
Cost $30  Register for this Class

Dependent Adult Abuse Identification & Reporting for the Mandatory Reporter

#ABUSE 21-, Approval #2300, Approved through 11/29/2019
2.0 Contact Hours
Cost $30  Register for this Class

Child/Dependent Adult Combined Abuse Identification & Reporting for the Mandatory Reporter

#ABUSE 22-, Approval #2302, Approved through 11/29/2019
3.0 Contact Hours
Cost $50  Register for this Class

Dependent Adult/Child Abuse Identification and Reporting

Thursday, April 4 from 6-9 pm
IWCC Council Bluffs Campus, Looft Hall
Cost $59 (Class ID ABUSE 03*01)

This workshop will inform mandatory reporters of suspected dependent adult/child abuse and/or neglect of their role and responsibilities. It fulfills the training requirement for mandatory reporters within six months of their hire date or self-employment in a specific occupation. Approved for 3.0 continuing education contact hours for nurses, Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #6. 
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Voice-Overs - Online

Thursday, April 11 from 7-9 pm
Cost $35 (Class ID MANAG 71*01)

In what could be the one of most enlightening hours you've ever spent, this class will show you how YOU could actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more! Most people go about it the wrong way. In this class, you will learn about a unique, outside-of-the-box way to cash in on one of the most lucrative full or part-time careers out there! This is a business that you can handle on your own terms, on your own turf, in your own time, and with practically no overhead! And NOW is the best time to make this happen as new companies are looking for new voices like never before. This exciting and fun class could be the game changer you've been looking for! Participants will be provided with logon information after registering.
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Online Classes

Online! Start anytime! 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. Over 300 online courses available!

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