Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer and Technology Training
Apple - Mac
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Windows & Outlook
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Apple - Mac

Cyber Security

Adobe Photoshop
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eBay

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Class Location: Computer classes will be taught at the Continuing Education Center, located in the Venus Municipal Building.

Venus Building = Venus Municipal Building aka "Old High School", corner of East Ridge and Governor St.) - Continuing Education Office

From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Governor Street (There is a traffic light). Take Governor Street a short distance (you will cross East Ridge; the Police Station is on the right). Take a left into the parking lot behind the Venus Municipal Building (Near the ball field. Signs say Ridgefield Continuing Education, Kumon Math, Loosen Up Massage, Ridgefield Playhouse, and other organizations). Turn into the first parking area on the left. Park as close to the two story brick building with white trim as possible and enter at the door that faces Governor St., opposite the Police Department. Signs to Continuing Education are posted. If you need to avoid stairs, there is a disability ramp to an elevator at the rear of this building wing.

If you are using a GPS, you may "trick it" by using the address 52 Governor Street to get to the parking area and entrance at the Governor St. entrance.

Do not enter through the front entrance (Chef's Warehouse) that faces East Ridge because you will not be able to access the part of the building we are in from that entrance.

Apple - Mac - keep scrolling, lots of classes plus iPhone and iPad

Bring your Mac laptop to class.

Mac Overview
Learn how to set up your Mac and get the most use from it. Personalize your display. Organize and search your files in Finder. Navigate with gestures. Keyboard shortcuts. Instructor Valentina Vallinotto is bi-lingual with a degree in Engineering. She has been in IT and training for 20 years and specializes in IT Change Management, particularly Mac and Google. She is also an Adventure Travel Consultant focusing on the European Alps and Tanzania.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for Winter/Spring dates.



Mac Calendar and Contacts
Use Calendar to keep track of your busy schedule; manage multiple accounts; invite and be invited. Use Contacts to archive and manage all your contact information in one place. Gather contacts from all your accounts. Instructor Valentina Vallinotto is bi-lingual with a degree in Engineering. She has been in IT and training for 20 years and specializes in IT Change Management, particularly Mac and Google. She is also an Adventure Travel Consultant focusing on the European Alps and Tanzania.

1 hour $ 21 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 17)
Thur., 10/18 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud
Prerequisite: Mac Laptop or Desktop or iPhone, Apple account. Basic Mac background. Bring your Apple-Mac device to class. iCloud is built into every Apple device. That means all your photos, files, notes, and more, are safe, up to date, and available wherever you are. And it works automatically, so all you have to do is keep doing what you love. Everyone gets 5GB of free iCloud storage to start, and it’s easy to add more at any time. Instructor Valentina Vallinotto is bi-lingual with a degree in Engineering. She has been in IT and training for 20 years and specializes in IT Change Management, particularly Mac and Google. She is also an Adventure Travel Consultant focusing on the European Alps and Tanzania.

1.5 hours $ 30 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Thur., 11/8 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


Cyber Security

CyberSecurity: How to Protect Yourself on the Internet
Yes, the Internet can be a perilous place. As we shop, bank, search, and share online, our personal and financial information are at greater risk of being exposed. But you can take specific precautions to protect yourself. Learn how to better safeguard your identity, your personal information, your computer, and your mobile devices when going online. Instructor Lance Whitney is a freelance writer for Time, AARP Magazine, PC Magazine, and other websites and publications. He’s written books on Windows 8 and LinkedIn. Previous, he was a system administrator and trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He’s taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Thur., 12/6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


iPhone

iPhone Quick Start
iPhone Quick Start will help you quickly gain confidence in using your new iPhone. The class focuses on the fundamentals: phoning, Internet, messaging, FaceTime, apps, and use of the camera and in addition offers tips for advanced use. For users of iPhone 5, 6, 6 plus, 7 and 7 plus. Please bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password to class. Instructor Eileen Burton has taught numerous classes about eBay using experience gained from selling items there from her collectibles business. She also shares her results of extensive research by teaching courses in iPhone, iPad, genealogy, and related subjects over a period of many years with Continuing Education.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Wed., 11/28 from 1 to 3 p.m.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


Get the Most Out of Your iPhone
Just bought an iPhone, but want to get more out of it? This class will show you the ins and outs of Apple’s popular smartphone. Bring your iPhone to our wireless classroom and see how to use e-mail, calendar, maps, and other basic programs. Learn how to take photos and videos, listen to music and podcasts, and organize your apps. We’ll also look at Apple’s App Store where you can download a wide variety of apps, both free and paid. Please bring your iPhone, Apple ID and password to class. Instructor Lance Whitney is a freelance writer for Time, AARP Magazine, PC Magazine, and other websites and publications. He’s written books on Windows 8 and LinkedIn. Previous, he was a system administrator and trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He’s taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 10/26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


iPad

iPad Quick Start
iPad Quick Start will help you quickly gain confidence in using your new iPad. The class focuses on the fundamentals: Internet, messaging, FaceTime, apps, and use of the camera and in addition offers tips for advanced use. Please bring your iPad, Apple ID and password to class. Instructor Eileen Burton has taught numerous classes about eBay using experience gained from selling items there from her collectibles business. She also shares her results of extensive research by teaching courses in iPhone, iPad, genealogy, and related subjects over a period of many years with Continuing Education.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Tue., 10/16 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change

Get the Most Out of Your iPad
Just bought an iPad and want to get more out of it? This class will show you the ins and outs of Apple’s popular tablet. Bring your iPad to our wireless classroom and see how to use e-mail, calendar, maps, and other core programs. Learn how to take photos and videos, listen to music and podcasts, and organize your apps. We’ll also look at Apple’s App Store where you can download a wide variety of apps, both free and paid. Please bring your iPad, Apple ID and password to class. Instructor Lance Whitney is a freelance writer for Time, AARP Magazine, PC Magazine, and other websites and publications. He’s written books on Windows 8 and LinkedIn. Previous, he was a system administrator and trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He’s taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

2 hours $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Thur., 1/24 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change