Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer Training
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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.



eBay - Keep scrolling for iPAD, iPhone, Skype, Social Media, Internet, Google Docs, Pinterest and more!

Buying and Selling On eBay
Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet skills. This class can help you: buy old or new items with confidence; convert household clutter to cash; start an on-line eBay business; sell items to downsize a collection. In this two-part class Eileen Burton will unravel the mysteries of eBay by sharing her knowledge and expertise acquired from years of buying and selling on this popular site. The first two-hour class will be devoted to all the basics and the second class will cover in detail all the steps to sell an item – from photographing it to listing it on eBay – by actually putting something up for sale. 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.

4 hours $ 82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 65)
Thur., 7/19 & 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)



Internet

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 2013 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.


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 to 3 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)


Web Site Basics ~ What’s Behind a Web Site - 1 on 1 Course
Prerequisite: Good Internet, word processing and file management skills.
Students will gain a useful background into the structure of web pages. We will learn about HTML, the software behind a site, view some basic HTML code (HyperText Markup Language) and to see how a web page is created. We will learn about key words, Google Analytics, SEO (search engine optimization), how to obtain a domain name, locate web hosting space. Finally, use of ftp (file transfer protocol) to transfer your files to the Internet will be demonstrated. 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.
Available as a tutorial -
Call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to schedule.


Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest


Using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter . .
Prerequisite: Basic computer and Internet skills. Sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter let you connect to and network with other people, both personally and professionally. Learn what these sites offer, how to set up your accounts and profiles, how to promote yourself, and how to join groups and contribute to virtual communities. 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 $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 24)
Thur., 6/28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)


Introduction to LinkedIn – One on One Course
This one on one session will walk you through the necessary steps to create a LinkedIn
profile that will show your professional achievements. Whether you already have a profile that you started but never completed or if you need help creating one, this course will give you the knowledge you need to succeed with LinkedIn. Learn how to make connections with other professionals who share your same interests by connecting with individuals as well as specialized groups.
Instructor Louzette Dovaras has over 20 years of recruiting experience. Her strengths include corporate, IT and executive recruiting for national and international corporations. One on one sessions are available on other dates and times.

1 Hour Session $ 49
Fri., 4/20 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Venus Building (old high school)
Other days/times available. Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to schedule.



Using LinkedIn for Your Job Search – One on One Course
This one on one session will show you how to use LinkedIn for job searching and building your own career development strategy. LinkedIn is one of the main sources that Recruiters use to find candidates to fill their openings.  You will learn how to enhance your profile so recruiters will notice you. Learn how to set up alerts to target specific types of jobs or jobs at particular companies where you would like to work.
Instructor Louzette Dovaras has over 20 years of recruiting experience. Her strengths include corporate, IT and executive recruiting for national and international corporations. One on one sessions are available on other dates and times.

1 Hour Session $ 49
Fri., 4/20 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Venus Building (old high school)
Other days/times available. Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to schedule.



Pinterest Intro for Personal or Business Use - 1 on 1 Course
If you want an online file of images of your interests, hobbies or business products such as favorite recipes, fashions, home decor, wedding ideas, gardening, antiques, art history, or travel, Pinterest is the ideal visual and social media crowd-sourcing site. Pinterest intersects the visual and social media revolution and ranks just behind Facebook and Twitter as one of the most powerful social media sites with 25 million unique monthly visitors. Users are even allowed “secret boards” to pin family and travel photos. Group boards for multi-pinners can be created. Pinterest also allows businesses to create a “virtual storefront” to promote their businesses online, to connect with clients and to attract new clients. This class reviews how to set up your Pinterest profile, create boards, pin and share images, access others’ images via pins or via the web, and follow others with similar interests. Personal, business, and educational uses of Pinterest will be discussed. Instructor Linda Keefer uses her 85,000 Pinterest images for her interior design classes and has close to 35,000 followers on Pinterest. She works with small businesses to help them design their Pinterest profiles to develop relationships with clients and attract new clients. One on one sessions available most Friday afternoons or other days/times. Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com to schedule.


Outlook

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 (aka old high school)



iPhone

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 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., 7/27 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)



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.

Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for summer or fall dates.


iPad

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 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)
Thur., 6/21 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)



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 $ 44 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 35)
Thur., 7/31 from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon; Venus Building (old high school)