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.


Class Schedule Handout, July through September, 2019 (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


Denotes Basic Core Classes

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, July 25, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386310-01

    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jim Brown
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  386310-02

    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

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, August 6, 2019, 9 ;00 am – noon
    Class #  386302-01

    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Wirth Davis

Introduction to iPad and 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, August 15, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386315-01

    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Jack Pearce

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.

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386311-01

    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Jim Brown

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, August 29, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  386320-01

    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Joanne Heide

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, September 3, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386303-01

    Instructor: Jack Pearce – Assistant: Nadyne Castonguay

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, Sept. 5, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  386317-01

    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Wirth Davis

​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, Sept. 10, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386321-01

    Instructor: Joe Callison – 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, September 12, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  386305-01

    Instructor: Sharon Klender – Assistant: Ruth Fink

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, September 17, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386304-02

    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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, Sept. 19, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  386314-01

    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Steve Schumann

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.

  • Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  38630101

    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Joanne Heide