Classes

SenCom Computer ClassesNew Training Site 2012

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.

Note: Class cancellations due to bad weather will follow the Shawnee Mission School District guidelines at: https://www.smsd.org/

Class Schedule Handout, January through March, 2020 (PDF) →

Class Schedule Handout, April through June, 2020 (PDF) →



Location for classes except for iPad/iPhone Class:

Shawnee Safety Center
6535 Quivira Rd.,
Shawnee, KS 66216
(South side of Fire Department)

(Access road north of 66th St.)

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Location for iPad/iPhone Class:

Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66216

 



Denotes Basic Core Classes

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, February 20, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Jim Brown
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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, February 25, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Ruth Fink
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Wirth Davis
  • Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jim Brown

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.

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Curtis Wilson – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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, March 3, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Ruth Fink
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Jim Brown

​Windows Essential​ ​Tools
Learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​use​ ​built-in​ ​Windows​ ​tools​ ​such​ ​as​ ​task​ ​manager,​ ​system​ ​restore,​ ​backup,​ ​recovery,​ ​and troubleshooter​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​computer​ ​performance​ ​and​ ​health.

  • Thursday, March 5, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Jack Pearce
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Jack Pearce

Internet Basics *
Begin with the basics of getting on the internet while using a browser such as Microsoft Edge or Firefox. You will work with Search Engines (like Google) to find websites 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.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Sharon Klender
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Thursday, June 11, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Ruth Fink

Organizing Files & 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.

  • Tuesday March 17, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Jim Brown
  • Thursday, April 9, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jim Brown
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Joanne Heide

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.

  • Thursday, March 19, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Sharon Klender – Assistant: Ruth Fink
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Sharon Klender – Assistant: Ray Martinez

Transfer, Organize & Edit 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.

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Wirth Davis
  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Ruth Fink

The Cloud
Learn about the cloud and various cloud services available. Explore and use free 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, March 26, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Jack Pearce
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Curtic Wilson

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.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jim Brown
  • Thursday, June 25, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Steve Schumann

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, April 2, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: JoAnn Heide
  • Thursday, May 28, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Jack Pearce

Beginning 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.

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Sharon Klender

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, April 23, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instuctor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jim Brown

Digital​ ​Notebook
Learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​use​ ​a​ ​digital​ ​notebook​ ​app​ ​to​ ​capture​ ​your​ ​notes,​ ​thoughts,​ ​sketches,​ ​and​ ​electronic clippings​ ​in​ ​organized​ ​notebooks​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​saved​ ​to​ ​the​ ​cloud​ ​for​ ​access​ ​from​ ​multiple​ ​devices.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Steve Schumann

Microsoft Word Features
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, April 30, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Jack Pearce
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