UW-Waukesha Continuing Education has made business education accessible and affordable for Winter/Spring 2011. Classes are held at the UW-Waukesha campus unless otherwise noted.
The following courses are offered through University of Wisconsin–Waukesha Continuing Education, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI. 53188. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460.
Discovering Mobile Technology
Curious about the Apple iPhone and iPad? Heard about Android Phones, but not sure why a robot needs a phone? Look at the various options in mobile computing, from the “smartphone” through to tablets, netbooks and laptops. .2 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce;
or call 262-521-5460. M, Jan 31, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $19
Internet and Data Security
Learn the security risks that being on the Internet can expose you to. Discuss how hackers might try to gain access to your computer, and what types of information you might be putting out there that they can read. Find out the risks involved in shopping and banking online. Most of the time this is safe, and we will look at how to try to be sure your banks and shops are protecting you. Finally, we will look at home networks and how to make them more secure including wireless networking. From a Web design point of view, we will look at what you want to avoid asking your users to provide, or at least the safest way to collect data. .4 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce;
or call 262-521-5460. Th, Feb 3 - 10, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $59
Basic Computer Maintenance
Look at the Start-up Process of the computer and all of the software involved. See how the Hardware and Software interact. Study the parts of the computer that can begin to cause trouble, and how to avoid it. Discuss some basic steps on resolving problems that may already be taking place. Prerequisite: Exploring Computer Hardware, or a basic understanding of all of the parts that make the computer work. .6 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460.
M, Feb 14 – 28, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $59
Do’s and Don’ts of Job Searching
Been out of a job? Looking to transition to a new job? Learn how to improve your résumé and how to effectively make it through the interview process. 1.2 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460. W, Feb 16 – Mar 23, 6:00 – 8:00pm, $79
Safe Social Networking
Have you wondered what sites like Facebook and Twitter know about you? Curious what everyone else, such as current or future bosses can see? What are your children telling the world, or what can your parents read about you? Find out how to make sure your data is truly safe. .4 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460.
Th, Feb 17 - 24, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $59
Learn the essential building blocks to improve your public speaking abilities or overcome stage fright. Learn from a master, by using proven techniques to be able to present or speak like a pro! .8 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460.
W, Feb 24 – Mar 17, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $79
Building Your First Web Page
In this class we will learn the structure of a Web page. Learn the basics of HTML, the primary language of the Web. You will also be introduced to free web development tools, similar to Dreamweaver. You will be shown how to get started with a free Web Site host to get your pages on the Internet. .6 CEU.
To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460.
Th, Mar 3 - 17, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $99
Computer Diagnostics and Repair
Build on your knowledge of basic maintenance and general computer operations to discover how to identify the cause of computer problems, and repair them. You should be able to perform basic repairs, or at least communicate better with anyone you may want to have work on your computer. Prerequisite: Basic PC Maintenance class, or a good understanding of the tasks needed to keep a computer running in good condition. .6 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460.
M, Mar 7 – 28 (No class Mar 21), 6:30 – 8:30pm, $59
Invest in Property: Is This Right for You?
Do you have what it takes to invest in rental property? Don’t learn the hard way! Examine the pros and cons regarding this type of investment. Topics include how to find the right property, what you need to look for when property searching and your responsibilities as a landlord. If managed properly, it’s a great way to grow wealth during a long period of time. The instructor has owned and managed rental properties for more than 45 years. .4 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460.
Th, Mar 24- 31, 6:00 – 8:00pm, $59
How to Select and Purchase a Computer
Discuss the criteria that you might use when selecting a new computer. There are so many choices in size (netbook, laptop, desktop) and specifications (processor, memory, etc.). Find out the advantages and disadvantages to each option, and how to find the one that is right for you. .2 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460. M, Apr 4, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $39
Files, Folders and Finding Things
Ever wonder where all of your files actually end up on your computer? Want to move files from your digital camera, or other portable device, but not sure how the information is stored? Have you ever downloaded something, and then not known where to find it? This class will help you understand how your computer organizes your information, so that you might be able to find what you need. .4 CEU. To register, visit the Web site, www.waukesha.uwc.edu/ce; or call 262-521-5460. M, Apr 11 – 18, 6:30 – 8:30pm, $39
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