Ridgefield Continuing Education Computer Training
Word, Publisher, PowerPoint
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.
Word 2016 and 2013 are available.
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 email@example.com for 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)
Word Intermediate Skills
Prerequisite: Word Basics, Microsoft Office Skills or equivalent. Review basic formatting of your Word documents (fonts, line spacing, margins, Format Painter). Delve into bullets, numbering, and other ways to arrange your text. Learn how to create and format your documents using templates, themes, and styles. Move onto creating and customizing tables and inserting page numbers, headers and footers. Then learn how to insert and work with images, clip art, shapes, and SmartArt. Learn how to find and replace text and then finish with customizing the Ribbon and the Quick Access Toolbar. 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.
4 hours $82 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $65) (+ $mtls.)
Thur., 7/26 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)
Word for Windows-Mail Merges - 1 on 1 Course
Offered as a tutorial. Call (203) 431-2812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 are available.
PowerPoint ~ Fast Paced Intro
Prerequisite: Competent word processing skills. Each student will create a slide presentation from scratch. Change text, color schemes, background color, fonts, layout, and slide order. Use our photos or bring some photos of your own. Insert and modify clip art, pictures, charts, and tables in slides. Add animation, transition movement, and sound to the presentation. Learn to set up slide show timing and a continuous loop for display at an event. 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) (+ $4-5 mtls.)
Thur/Fri., 7/19 & 20 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; Venus Building (old high school)
Publisher for Windows - 1 on 1 Course
Use Publisher to create newsletters, brochures, flyers, cards, invitations, posters, personalized logo, business cards, stationery, and promotional materials. Import images from other clip art programs, photos, or the Internet. Instructor Lizabeth Doty, a professional educator for over 45 years, has trained students in business applications including word processing and database/spreadsheet management as well as courses in office procedures. She is a Ridgefield resident and is currently Wilton’s Coordinator for Senior Activities. She holds a BS and MA from New York University and an MA from Holy Apostles College. Call (203) 431-2812 or email email@example.com to schedule.
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.