Classes

SenCom Computer Classes
Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66216

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To Register call (913) 631-5200

Cost: $30.00 per class –
$15.00 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.

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Class Handout for January through May 2024 (PDF)→

Class Handout for June through August 2024 (PDF)→


Classroom
We will have 5 Windows 11 laptops owned by SenCom available plus 5 additional Windows 11 laptops supplied by Shawnee Parks & Recreation for classes at the Shawnee Civic Center. There are also 5 laptops available with Windows 10. The auditorium on the right as you enter the building will be used when available, otherwise, the class will be in one of the meeting rooms.


* Denotes Core Classes

Windows 11 *
Microsoft’s newest operating system was introduced in late 2021. Attendees will learn about the system’s newest features, security, and important settings. Prerequisites: Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Ruth Fink
Tuesday, July 2, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
Thursday, August 15, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

Intro to Android Tablets and Phones
Learn about the Android operating system and tablet/phone usage. We 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 set up and use it for most basic functions and some advanced functions.

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Fern Straight

Intro to iPad/iPhone
An introduction to all the tools and capabilities of these popular tablet computers and phones…email, surf the web, watch movies, play games, make to-do lists, and schedule your appointments.

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant:
Thursday, August 29, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Paul Trautman

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.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Fern Straight

Basic Smartphone Usage
Learn the basics of your smartphone (Android or Apple) including how to do basic functions like telling time, calling, texting, photos, email, mapping, weather, virtual assistant, and typical utilities.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Wirth Davis

Internet Basics *
Begin with the basics of getting on the internet while using a browser such as Edge, Chrome, or Firefox. You will work with Search Engines 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.

Thursday, July 18, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Ruth Fink

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.

Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant:  Fern Straight

Intro 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 are recommended.

Thursday, August 1, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Luci Gervais

Transfer, Organize, and Edit Photos
Learn how to get photos from phones or cameras into a PC, upload photos to Google Photos, and organize and edit them. Learn about the creative features available in Google Photos, how to share photos, and create photo presentations with others.

Tuesday, August 13, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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, August 20, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Ruth Fink

Intro to Android Tablets and Phones
Learn about the Android operating system and tablet/phone usage. We 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 set up and use it for most basic functions and some advanced functions.

Thursday, August 22, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Fern Straight

Get More Out of YouTube
Learn how to use YouTube features, settings, options, and tips to get more out of the billions of available videos for education, inspiration, or entertainment.

Tuesday, August 27, 2024, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Luci Gervais

 





SenCom Computer Classes Descriptions
February 2023

Descriptions of the classes that SenCom offers from time to time in conjunction with the City of Shawnee. SenCom conducts our classes at the Shawnee Civic Center located at 13817 Johnson Drive, south of the library. Classes with an * are our core classes. If you are unfamiliar with the information in the core classes, they are a good place to start.

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.

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.

Internet Basics *
Begin with the basics of getting on the internet while using a browser such as Edge, Chrome, or Firefox. You will work with Search Engines 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.

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.

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

Windows 11 Operating System *
Microsoft’s newest operating system was introduced in late 2021. Attendees will learn about the system’s newest features, security, and important settings. Prerequisites: Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse.

Advanced Word Processing
Once you’ve mastered the basics of Microsoft Word, learn to create tables, columns, envelopes, and labels. Practice importing files, and inserting pictures and graphics thru clip art. Prerequisite: Basic Microsoft Word. Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse is recommended.

Basic Microsoft Word
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.

Basic Smartphone Usage
Learn the basics of your smartphone (Android or Apple) including how to do basic functions like telling time, calling, texting, photos, email, mapping, weather, virtual assistant, and typical utilities.

Get More Out of Google Earth
Learn how to use Google Earth features, settings, options, and tips to explore the world through 3D, photos, time lapses, live cams, and more.

Get More Out of YouTube
Learn how to use YouTube features, settings, options, and tips to get more out of the billions of available videos for education, inspiration, or entertainment.

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

Internet Browser Features
Use better search techniques, and manage bookmarks, browser extensions, and other browser features.

Intro to Android Tablets and Phones
Learn about the Android operating system and tablet/phone 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 set up and use it for most basic functions and some advanced functions.

Intro 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.

Intro 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 are recommended.

Intro to iPad/iPhone
An introduction to all the tools and capabilities of these popular tablet computers and phones…email, surf the web, watch movies, play games, make to-do lists, and schedule your appointments.

Notes, Keep, One-Note (Digital Notebooks)
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.

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

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 an email.

Transfer, Organize, Edit & Share Photos
Learn how to get photos from phones or cameras into a PC, upload photos to Google Photos and organize and edit them. Learn about the creative features available in Google Photos, how to share photos, and create photo presentations with others.

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 webmail and client mail. Working knowledge of the keyboard and mouse is recommended.

Using Quicken
Learn to set up accounts, enter transactions, and run reports for home use through this financial software. Working knowledge of keyboard and mouse is recommended.

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.

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