Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer Training
Beginners, Windows 10, Outlook
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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.



Computer Classes for Beginners and Seniors



Computers, Word & Internet for Beginners
This class is designed for people with limited or no computer experience. This introductory course will include turning the computer on and off, using the mouse and keyboard, understanding the meaning of basic computer and Internet terms, and opening and closing a program using Windows 10. We will also start you googling and searching the web for specific information, as well as to download information and pictures. Finally, we spend time learning Word basics including windows operations, using the toolbar and creating and formatting documents. Instructor Andrea Ragusa is a professional educator with 12 years teaching and 20 years administration experience. She enjoys working with seniors and currently teaches and coordinates computer classes at the Wilton Senior Center. She lives in Wilton with her husband Anthony and her dog Roxie.
2 hours $44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for summer or fall dates.


Microsoft Office Skills

Word and Excel 2016 and 2013 are available.

Microsoft Office Skills - Word, Excel, and File Management Basics
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and knowledge of the keyboard. A course for people who have gaps and want to solidify their experience and feel more comfortable before moving forward. We will create and edit simple letters and spreadsheets using Word and Excel. Includes copy, cut, paste, open, save vs. save as, print, fonts, and beginning formulas. We also cover basic file management, find files, create folders and desktop shortcuts. This is a good course for starting out or filling in gaps and finding out what you should focus on next. Instructor Peggy Bruno, a certified teacher, has trained adults in computer applications for many years. She has developed computer courses and trained thousands of adults in computer applications over a 25 year period. She previously worked in corporate marketing and information services. She has also taught Microsoft Office at the community college level. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

4 hours $82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $65)
Tue/Thur., 6/26 & 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Bruno; Venus Building (old high school)



Windows

Windows 10 Basics
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Bring your laptop (let us know if you need to use one of ours) and ease your transition to Windows 10. Learn to how to customize your Start menu and desktop, how to use the Windows 10 Edge browser, how to personalize Windows 10 though its array of settings, how to speak to Windows 10 using the Cortana voice assistant, and how to shop for apps at the Windows Store. Instructor Lance Whitney is a freelance writer for CBS MoneyWatch, PCMag, and other personal technology websites and publications. He’s also written books on Windows 8 and social networks. Previously, he was a network administrator and software trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He’s taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield for the past several years.

2 hours $ 44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 35)
Fri., 6/22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)


Windows File Management - 1 on 1 Course
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Bring your laptop or use ours. Using your version of Windows (10, 8.1 or 7 - let us know), learn to organize files (copy, move, delete, restore, rename files); create folders and shortcuts; use Help and Search (to find files), and more. Instructor Peggy Bruno, a certified teacher, has trained adults in computer applications for many years. She has developed computer courses and trained thousands of adults in computer applications over a 25 year period. She previously worked in corporate marketing and information services. She has also taught Microsoft Office at the community college level. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to schedule.


Outlook

Outlook 2016 and 2013 are available.

Outlook for Windows Intro
Prerequisite: Basic word processing skills. Learn to create and edit email; use signature and formatting to customize email; attach images and files to email; create and manage folders; create and edit contact lists (address book) and calendars. Instructor Lance Whitney is a freelance writer for CBS MoneyWatch, PCMag, and other personal technology websites and publications. He’s also written books on Windows 8 and social networks. Previously, he was a network administrator and software trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He’s taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield for the past several years.

2 hours $44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
Fri., 6/29 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)


Gmail

Gmail Fundamentals
This course covers creating, sending, saving, and printing Gmail (google emails). Attaching files and images to your outgoing email (including images from the Internet), creating and changing your signature, vacation, and auto-reply and other settings are also covered. Prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard is required. Bring your Gmail password with you. Instructor Peggy Bruno, a certified teacher, has trained adults in computer applications for many years. She has developed computer courses and trained thousands of adults in computer applications over a 25 year period. She previously worked in corporate marketing and information services. She has also taught Microsoft Office at the community college level. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


2 hours $44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
Tue., 5/22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Venus Building (old high school)



Google Docs

Google Docs
Prerequisite: Basic Internet and Windows skills. Prerequisite: Basic Internet and Windows skills. Google docs provides a free, “cloud”-based platform for creating and sharing word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations compatible with Microsoft Office. We’ll cover the basics of editing your files and sharing them with other people. Bring your Google account and password to class. Instructor Lance Whitney is a freelance writer for CBS MoneyWatch, PCMag, and other personal technology websites and publications. He’s also written books on Windows 8 and social networks. Previously, he was a network administrator and software trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He’s taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield for the past several years.

2 hours $44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $35)
Fri., 6/22 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)



Tutorials

Tutorials
Want to know how to get an attachment on your specific email? Still not sure how to organize your files at home? Not sure exactly how to get that picture from the Internet into your own files or document? If these are some of your questions, you can sit down one on one with a Continuing Education instructor and get your questions answered. Please call (203) 431-2812 for more information and or to schedule your tutorial through Ridgefield Continuing Education.