Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer and Technology Training
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Beginners
Windows & Outlook
Word, PowerPoint, Publisher
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Apple - Mac

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Adobe Photoshop
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Tutoring
eBay

Internet, Social Media

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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.



Internet & eMail

Internet & eMail Basics for Beginners
This introductory course covers the concepts and terminology needed to get you googling and searching the web for specific information, as well as to download information and pictures. Then we cover creating, sending, saving, and printing Gmail (google emails), including attaching files and images to your outgoing email (including images from the Internet), save, and print. Prior use of the mouse and knowledge of the keyboard is required. Bring your email 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 $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Fri., 9/21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon; Venus Building (old high school)


Microsoft Office Skills

Word 2016 and 2013 are available.

Word 2016 Intro + File Management
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 using Word. 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. 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.

2.5 hours $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $39) (+$5-6 mtls.)
Wed., 9/26 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)
Fri., 11/16 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)


Windows

Windows 10 Basics & Your Laptop or PC
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 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., 10/25 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Venus Building
Thur., 1/31 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Venus Building



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 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., 1/18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; 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 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., 11/29 from 1:30 to 3:30 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.