Classes

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 through September, 2018 (PDF)

Class Schedule Handout, October through December, 2018 (PDF)



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.)

MAP (Street View)



Location for iPad Class:

Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS

MAP



*  Denotes Basic Core Classes

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.

  • Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386308-01
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Joanne Heide
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486308-01
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Jack Pearce

Windows 10  *
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. 25, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386304-02
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Wirth Davis
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018,  1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486304-01
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Ruth Fink
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  48304-02
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Jim Brown
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  48304-03
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Sharon Klender

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, October 2, 2018, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486301-01
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Joanne Heide
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486301-02
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Nadyne Castonguay

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, October 4, 2018, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486311-01
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Nadyne Castonguay
  • Thursday, December 20, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486311-02
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Steve Schumann

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, October 9, 2018, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486314-01
    Instructor: Mike Hurley – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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, October 11, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486306-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jack Pearce

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, October 18, 2018, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486302-01
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Jim Brown

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, October 23, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486310-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486310-02
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

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

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486312-01
    Instructor: Frank Cockrell – Assistant: Jack Pearce
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486312-02
    Instructor: Frank Cockrell – Assistant: Joanne Heide

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, October 30, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486313-01
    Instructor:
  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486313-02
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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.

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486303-01
    Instructor: Jack Pearce – Assistant: Ruth Fink

Organizing & 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, November 8, 2018, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  486315-01
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Sharon Klender

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, November 13, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486309-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486309-02
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Asistant: Ruth Fink

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, November 15, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486305-01
    Instructor:

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, November 29, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  486307-01
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Steve Schumann

 

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