Class Signup Process

Class Registration Process

January thru May (Winter 2020 Term)

 Class Signup Starts Monday, January 6, 2020

First Class Meeting January 13, 2020

 

            Course Descriptions, Course Offering Details and the Calendar are all now available both at the Shop and on-line.    Volunteer staff  will be ready to open registration at the Shop by 6 or 6:30 a.m. on January 6th.  We do not take phone or internet registrations since cash or check payment is required at sign up to assure students' interest. There is no provision for credit cards at this time.  There are NO refunds so choose your courses carefully for dates, prerequisites, etc.  (Mail registrations are not practical with our fixed number of open slots and limited, all volunteer, staff.)

            You could make arrangements for any friend to sign up at the shop in person for you.  This person will need to pay any fees at the time of sign up, so make provision for that.  Also make sure that you meet the criteria for any prerequisites as your friend might not know that.  If there are any alternates in either Course or dates you would like if your first choice (or second or third) is full, let your friend know that as well.

            There is a 2 class limit until January 20th, and excludes repeat courses. Courses without FEES (Including the new "P Zero", which is OPEN for ENROLLMENT NOW) do not count in this limit.  Sign ups for additional Courses or REPEAT classes you have already taken start on January 20.

            New to taking VWC Courses? Want more info on how to use the website? Quick details?

Scroll down to the bottom of this page.  Read the whole page before calling the Front Desk please.  They'll be happier to help you after that.  Whether you take a class or not, be sure to thank the Instructors.  They make us all safer! And some of us a lot happier!

 

Can’t wait to see you at Show & Tell!

Debbie Larouere

Education Department

 

Things to know about Course Sign Up's:

   Nearly everything you need to know will be in here or online.  Check it first!

   The Course Offering Schedule, Course Descriptions and calendar are available online and at the Shop on the tables in the front room.

   Sign Up's open after 6 a.m. January 6th at the Front Desk only – bring a smile with you!

   Anyone can sign up for you in your place IF they have ALL of your info.

   Cash or check to VWC only. No Credit. No refunds.  Choose carefully!

   There is a 2 Course limit for the first 2 weeks to be fair to others behind you.

   You can sign up for your 3rd course this term (additional or repeat) starting on Monday, January 20th.

   More classes will be added as Instructors become available. (Please!)

 

Most common errors that cause some frustration

   Arriving cranky – LOL!!!  Be patient; there may be a line

   Not allowing enough time; Arrive before 3 pm; It's not as fast as grocery check out

    Forgetting to check with your 'Social Director' for travel, event, family, etc. date conflicts

    Forgetting to check to see if you have the required Prerequistes or skills needed to be successful

    Signing up for courses that are to hard for your current skill level

    Not reading Course Descriptions beforehand to make sure you're enrolling in the one you really want; Remember, NO refunds

    Not checking for alternates in case your initial choices are already full

    Not having your calendar in your hand when you sign up in case changes occur

    Not having cash or a blank check or your Village ID #

    Waiting too long to sign up;  Classes have 'Enroll BEFORE' dates; exceptions are difficult

    Expecting the Front Desk person (or the "Computer") to make exceptions/fixes just for you

 

 

How to use the website

There is an ongoing effort to make the Education section more user-friendly. It’s a work in progress, so please be patient.  If you're new to the Education Department, choose one of the options below to get started.  Just scroll down.

 

If you are undecided which class would suit you and want to see Course Descriptions for all of the classes this term:

·         Hover your mouse over the green “Education” tab at the right side of the menu bar at the top of any page. Click on “Class Catalog.”
 

·         When you click it, a master list of all classes this term, including detailed descriptions, prerequisites, etc. will appear.   You DO NOT have to print the report to see it.
 

·         Use the scroll bars at the bottom and at the right sides of the table to scroll down and over to what you’re interested in.  Keep scrolling down to see the whole list. 

 

If you already know which class you want to sign up for but want to check dates and openings:

·       Hover your mouse over the green “Education” tab at the right side of the menu bar at the top of any page. Click on “Available Classes”.  This is updated each night.  It does not reflect 'real time' data during the day.
 

·       When you click it, a master list of all classes that still have openings will appear. You DO NOT have to print it to see it.
 

·       Use the scroll bars at the bottom and at the right sides of the table to scroll down and over to what you’re interested in.  Keep scrolling down to see the whole list.