Continuing Education

Continuing Education

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Whether you want to advance your professional career or enrich your personal life, Kirkwood Continuing Education can help you achieve your goals.

We offer top quality classes, workshops, certificate and training programs taught by highly skilled learning facilitators, at convenient times and locations to fit your busy lifestyle.

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We make registering and paying for Continuing Education courses easy!

You can pay for CE classes with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or by check.

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Continuing Education instructors at Kirkwood come from all backgrounds, from across the country and around the world. But they all have two things in common: they're experts in their fields, and they love to teach.

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A gift that's also an experience!

Kirkwood Continuing Education gift cards make the perfect gift for any occasion!

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Program Spotlight

Kirkwood offers driving programs for professional training and enjoyment, as well as court-mandated safe driving courses.

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The Nurse Aide program course at Kirkwood Community College is designed to prepare you to work in a long-term care facility.

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A coaching authorization is required to coach in middle school, junior high school, and high school in the state of Iowa. Kirkwood offers a variety of state-approved classes, online or face-to-face, for you to fulfill this requirement.

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Kirkwood has partnered with renowned equestrian facilities and a trusted team of local veterinary experts for this program. Whether you are new to horse care or are a seasoned equine professional, you'll receive the latest research and essential skills to providing the best care for any horse.

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Featured Certifications

The Kirkwood Expanded Functions Dental Assisting Course allows you to obtain your EFDA certificate without leaving your dental office. Coursework is performed through directed text readings along with evaluation measures and completion of clinical skills within your office.

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Kirkwood proudly offers relevant, interactive seminars and online classes approved by the Iowa Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences. Get the latest information on Iowa Law updates, effective techniques, trending styles, and more.

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This fire school is one of the largest in the State of Iowa and is committed to providing the highest quality fire training through efficient use of resources in meeting the training, safety, and education needs of fire service personnel across Iowa and nearby states.

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Kirkwood Community College provides contract and short-term training. Program offerings include Hazardous Materials, Waste/Wastewater, and OSHA training.

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This program delivers a number of short, subject-specific workshops designed to upgrade the skills of existing operators and basic training classes in water and wastewater treatment for entry-level operators.

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Community Spotlight


Kids Camps

No matter what career field kids want to explore, Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids (KICK) camps are sure to be an unforgettable adventure full of inspiring accomplishments and new friends!

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Corporate Training

Corporate training from Kirkwood offers your organization an incredibly deep, diverse resource base to develop leaders from within, employee behavior change, and skill mastery.

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Connect with the Kirkwood Continuing Education team:

Phone: 319-398-1022 or 1-800-332-8833

Find us on campus:

Kirkwood Center for Lifelong Learning
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday (except holidays)

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