Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

Visit us online at | 12 CAREER & WORKFORCE TRAINING SUNDAY FUNDAY! Join us at SUNY Westchester Community College virtually or in-person for some digital fun, including our new Life Essentials Series taught by Professor Garrett McAlister! Learn something new and get your questions answered in these workshops. NEW! IN-PERSON Life Essentials Series: Electric vs. Gas Powered Vehicles Facts & Fiction With the growing interest and adoption of electric vehicles, learn about the pros, cons, and common consumer concerns related to electric vehicle ownership before making the purchase. CE-DRIVE 2005, 1 Sun., Mar. 5, 1:00-4:00 pm, GTW-209, $80. #20208 NEW! REMOTE Life Essentials Series: Solar Powered Homes & Going Off the Grid: Facts & Fiction With the growing interest in renewable energy sources, learn about the pros, cons, and consumer concerns related to having a solar powered home. CE-HOME 2010, 1 Sun., Apr. 23, 1:00-4:00 pm, $80. G McAlister. #20210 NEW! IN-PERSON Life Essentials Series: Drones for the Hobbyist Learn about the different types of drones, what drone enthusiasts are using these devices for, and about the regulations and laws that must be followed when using them. CE-HOBBY 2016, 1 Sun., Apr. 16, 1:00-4:00 pm, GTW-209, $80. G McAlister. #20209 NEW! IN-PERSON Life Essentials Series: Drones for Businesses Learn about the possible business applications related to various drone technologies and the regulations and laws that must be followed when using them. CE-BUS 2140, 1 Sun., Apr. 30, 1:00-4:00 pm, GTW-209, $80. G McAlister. #20212 NEW! IN-PERSON Life Essentials Series: The 1.2.3’s of Home Tech Devices (IoT) Learn how to use various devices within your home (cell phones, tablets, Alexa, Google Home Devices……. and more) CE-COMP 2256, 1 Sun., Jan 22, 10:00 am-2:30 pm (30-minute lunch break), $88, GTW-209. G McAlister. #20205 NEW! REMOTE Life Essentials Series: Internet Safety Simplified Learn how to safely engage with the internet, deal with phishing emails, and properly securing your desktop/laptop and mobile devices with various tools and industry best practices. CE-COMP 2257, 1 Sun., Jan.29, 1:00-4:00 pm, $65. G McAlister. #20206 REMOTE Cut the Cord: Online TV Streaming Solutions The non-techie’s guide to living without cable. Learn about TV streaming solutions that will save you money. Highlights devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast and how to use your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to consume streaming media on the go. Learn about Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ and Apple TV+ and free streaming services like Crackle, Pluto TV and Peacock. Discussion on internet requirements and how to determine which devices and services may work best for you including the revival of the TV antenna. CE-COMP 2148, 1 Sun., Feb. 26, 1:00-4:00 pm, $82. G McAlister. #20207 IN-PERSON Get Organized: Manage Your Computer Files Organizing and managing your files is essential for the workplace and for the home. Learn best practices to arrange and categorize your files; create and organize folders; search for files; work with shortcuts. This is a must-have skill! CE-COMP 2002 Sec. B-Windows 11: 2 Sun., Mar. 12 & 19, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, GTW-215, $153. #20068 IN-PERSON Declutter Your Digital Life Learn how to transfer your photos, videos and music files from your mobile devices and digital camera to your computer, as well as how to scan your documents and pictures to your computer. You will learn how to organize and backup these files using different storage media devices. This course will also demonstrate how to secure your numerous Internet accounts and passwords, manage your overflowing email, and encrypt your important files. Please bring a USB flash drive to class. CE-COMP 2210, 1 Sun., Apr. 23, 10:00 am-4:00 pm (30-minute lunch break), GTW-209, $133. P Gedney. #20219 IN-PERSON Digital Literacy for Life and the Workplace Whether you are new to computers or want to enhance your computer skills, this course is for you. See page 10 for full course description.This class is best suited for Windows, not Mac. Sec. B-Windows 11: 7 Sun., Jan. 22-Mar. 5, 10:00 am-1:30 pm, GTW-215, $496. (+textbook). P Gedney. #20222