Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer and Technology Training
Internet, Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram, Pinterest, Google Docs, Cyber Security
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Beginners
Windows & Outlook
Word, PowerPoint, Publisher
Excel & Access
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Apple - Mac

Cyber Security

Adobe Photoshop
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Tutoring
eBay

Internet, Social Media

Web Sites
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Class Location: Computer classes will be taught at the Continuing Education Center, located in the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change

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 $ 79 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Tuesday, 11/27 & 12/4 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


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)
Please phone (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for Winter/Spring dates.


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.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change
Thur., 1/31 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, 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)
New dates to be scheduled;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


Using Instagram and Pinterest
Prerequisite: Basic computer, mobile and web background.
Let’s go Social with Instagram and Pinterest! Learn how to share your pictures with Instagram and how to interact with the network. Discover with Pinterest how you can save and organize your favorite web contents in sharable boards, so you can do even more of what you love. 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)
Thur., 11/15 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


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
Wed., 11/7 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change
Fri., 11/16 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change
Wed., 12/5 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change
Fri., 12/14 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change

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
Wed., 10/17 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change
Wed., 11/14 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change
Fri., 10/19 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change
Fri., 11/30 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change

Wed., 12/19 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change
Other days/times available. 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 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.;
Town Hall Annex - Note Location Change


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.;
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 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., 11/9 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