Classes

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SenCom Computer Classes

To Register call (913) 631-5200
See Shawnee’s listing Here . . .

Cost:  $30.00 per class;  $15 for SenCom Members
Note:  If you are a SenCom member, you must state so
when you register to receive the discount.
Retakes are free for one year.

Class Schedule Handout, July thru Sept., 2017 (PDF)

Class Schedule Handout, October thru Dec., 2017 (PDF)

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Location for classes except for iPad Class

Shawnee Safety Center
6535 Quivira Rd.,
Shawnee, KS 66216
(South side of Fire Department)
(Access road between 65th & 66th St.)

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Location for iPad Class

Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS

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Seperator

Windows 10 Operating System
Microsoft’s newest operating system introduced in July of 2015!! Attendees will learn about the systems newest features, security, and important settings.  Prerequisites: Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386304-02
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Wirth Davis
  • Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486304-01
    Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Wirth Davis
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486304-02
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Wirth Davis

Using Email
Stop the snail mail! Keep in touch with family and friends instantly! Start by creating a web based email account, then send and receive messages, set up an address book, create attachments (including photos) and understand the operation of web based email. Learn the difference between web mail and client mail. Working knowledge of the keyboard and mouse is recommended.

  • Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386310-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Ruth Fink
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486310-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Beverly Cunningham
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486310-02
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jan Sokol

Beginners Computer Workshop
Are you new to the computer world? Get started from the beginning and learn the basics! Learn the different types, parts, and uses of your home PC. Begin with the mouse and keyboard as you learn about how to use your computer and its Windows Operating System.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486301-01
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Nadyne Castonguay
  • Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486301-02
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Nadyne Castonguay

Transferring Photos
Are you intimidated by all the photos on your Smartphone? Learn how to move and save photos from your Smartphone or camera to your computer and the Cloud. Also learn how to attach photos to email.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486319-01
    Instructor: Mike Hurley – Assistant: Jan Sokol

Basic Word Processing
Learn the basic functions of word processing including toolbars, page setup, page layouts, blocking text, setting tabs, saving files and more. Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse is recommended.

  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486306-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jack Pearce

The Cloud Using Office 365
Learn about the cloud and various cloud services available. Use Microsoft cloud services to create documents and manage folders in the cloud. Share documents for review and collaboration with others and download the finished documents.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486318-01
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Jim Bruster

Computer Maintenance
Keep your computer running smoothly and free of viruses and malware. This workshop will cover the use of cleanup programs and other free software that can help you avoid expensive service fees. Basic knowledge of software downloading and program installation is recommended.

  • Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class # 486302-01
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Jim Brown

Introduction to iPad & iPhone
An introduction to all the tools and capabilities of this popular tablet computer and smartphone … email, surf the web, watch movies, play games, make to-do lists and schedule your appointments.
Note: This class is held at the Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS.

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486315-01
    Instructor: Teresa Weaver – Assistant: Mary Ann Baltuska
  • Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486315-02
    Instructor: Teresa Weaver – Assistant: Mary Ann Baltuska

Intro to Android Tablets & Phones
Learn about the Android operating system and tablet usage. Will cover Gmail, Chrome, Calendar, Contacts, Play Store, Settings, readers and more. Bring your tablet (or Android phone) and leave with a working knowledge of how to setup and use it for most basic functions and some advanced functions.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486317-01
    Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  386317-02
    Instructor: Mike Hurley – Assistant: Jan Sokol

Internet Basics
Begin with the basics of getting on the internet while using a browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. You will work with Search Engines (like Google) to find web sites and information. Don’t forget the tools needed to protect your computer while on the Internet such as Antivirus and Malware software. Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse is recommended.

  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486303-01
    Instructor: Jack Pearce – Assistant: Joanne Heide

Using Windows 10 Apps
Once you have learned about the new Windows 10 operating system it is time to learn about the applications that come with Windows 10. This class will expand your knowledge about Windows 10 to help you utilize more of the built-in programs that come with Windows 10. Prerequisite: either the Windows 10 Operating System class or equivalent experience with Windows 10.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486312-01
    Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Jim Brown

Organizing and Editing Photos
Learn how to upload photos to Google Photos and to organize and edit them. Learn about the creative features available in Google Photos and how to share photos and created photo presentations with others.

  • Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486320-01
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Mary Ann Baltuska

Google’s Other Features
Google this, Google that. Google is much more than a search engine! Learn to search, but also how to use Google maps, G-mail, Calendar, Contacts, and much more. Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse is recommended.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486309-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Beverly Cunningham
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486309-02
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Ruth Fink

Introduction to Excel
Learn how to create spreadsheets, charts, and graphs in Excel and how to do simple calculations on columns of data. For example, use Excel to track expenses for tax purposes and/or budgeting. Also use Excel to create and organize lists, such as household inventory, Christmas lists, and others. Working knowledge of the keyboard and mouse is required.

  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486314-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Steve Schumann

Introduction to Facebook
What is all the hype about?! Join the world of social media! Share information with your family and friends with the click of a mouse. Set up your own Facebook account enabling you to keep up with your friends and family through pictures, media, and personal messages. A personal email address and working knowledge of the keyboard and mouse is recommended.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486305-01
    Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

Organizing Files and Folders
Learn to manage and organize your files and folders using Windows Explorer software. You will learn how to create, store, organize, and use files and folders on your computer. Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse is recommended.

  • Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486308-01
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Jack Pearce

The Cloud Using Google Docs
Learn about the cloud and various cloud services available. Use Google cloud services to create documents and manage folders in the cloud. Share documents for review and collaboration with others and download the finished documents.

  • Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, 100 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486311-01
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Steve Schumann