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.

Shawnee Class Listing→

Class Handout for January through April 2023 (PDF)→  

All classes are now held in the Shawnee Civic Center.


THANK YOU!
Thanks to all of the hard-working volunteers we were able to finish sorting, packing, and loading our classroom equipment into a storage container by 4 PM on Friday and then took recyclables to Goodwill on Saturday, so we are done moving for now. We still need to find a new location, hopefully within six months to keep storage expenses down.

Interim Classroom
In the interim, we will be using laptops supplied by Shawnee Parks & Recreation for classes at the Shawnee Civic Center. There are 5 laptops with Windows 10 and 5 laptops with Windows 11 available. 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

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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – 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, February 2, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: David Heeter
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: David Heeter

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.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Fern Straight
Thursday, March 9, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Fern Straight
Thursday, April 13, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Luci Gervais

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

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Luci Gervais
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Ruth Fink

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

Tuesday, February 14, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Mike Smith
Tuesday, April 4, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Mike Smith

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, and how to share photos and create photo presentations with others.

Thursday, February 16, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Fern Straight

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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 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.

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

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, February 28, 2023, 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.

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Mike Smith

Basic Smartphone Usage

Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Robin Berg – Assistant: Luci Gervais

Get More Out of YouTube

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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.

Thursday, March 23, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

Get More Out of Google Earth

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Fern Straight

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, April 6, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Ruth Fink

Notes, Keep, One-Note (Digital Notebooks)
Learn how to use a digital notebook app to capture your notes, thoughts, sketches, and electronic clippings in an organized notebook that can be saved to the cloud for access from multiple devices.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Fern Straight

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.

Thursday, April 20, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Bob Bowser – 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, April 25, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison – Wirth Davis



SenCom Computer Classes Descriptions

Descriptions of the classes that SenCom offers from time to time in conjunction with the City of Shawnee. Classes with an * are our core classes.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Internet Browser Features
Using better search techniques, managing bookmarks, browser extensions, and other browser features.

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.

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.

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 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. Note: Unlike the other classes, this class meets at the Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS.

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.

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, and how to share photos and create photo presentations with others.

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.

Notes, Keep, One-Note (Digital Notebooks)
Learn how to use a digital notebook app to capture your notes, thoughts, sketches, and electronic clippings in an organized notebook that can be saved to the cloud for access from multiple devices.

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.

Basic Smartphone Usage

Get More Out of YouTube

Get More Out of Google Earth

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