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.

Class Schedule Handout, July through September, 2019 (PDF)

Class Schedule Handout, October through December, 2019 (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 between 65th & 66th St.)

MAP (Street View)



Location for iPad/iPhone Class:

Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66216

MAP



Denotes Basic Core Classes

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, September 19, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Steve Schumann
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Steve Schumann

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, September 24, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jim Brown
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Ruth Fink

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, September 26, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Joanne Heide
  • Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Ruth Fink

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, October 3, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Curtis Wilson – Assistant: Wirth Davis
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Curtis Wilson – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Curtis Wilson – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

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, October 8, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Sharon Klender – Assistant: Ray Martinez
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Jim Brown

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 10, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – 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, October 15, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Jim Bruster
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor:Joe Callison – Assistant: Steve Schumann

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, October 17, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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, October 24, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Jack Pearce
  • Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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, October 29, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Marylin Bowser
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: John McNamara – 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.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jack Pearce – Assistant: Ruth Fink

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.

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Sharon Klender

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, November 12, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Jim Brown

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, December 5, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Jack Pearce

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, December 10, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Ruth Fink
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