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, January through March, 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

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, January 22, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186317-01

    Assistant: Wirth Davis
  • Thursday, February 28,2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  186317-02

    Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

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.

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186309-01

    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jack Pearce
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186309-02

    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jim Brown
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186309-03

    Instructor: Jim Bruster – 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, January 29, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186304-01

    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186304-02

    Assistant: Ruth Fink
  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186304-03
    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

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, January 31, 2019
    Class #  186301-01
  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  186301-02

    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Wirth Davis

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.

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  186320-01

    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: 
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  186320-02

    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Sharon Klender

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, February 14, 2019,  9:00 am – noon
    Class #  186315-02
    Instructor: Frank Cockrell – 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, February 19, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186311-01

    Instructor: John McNamara – Assistant: Steve Schumann
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186311-02

    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Nadyne Castonguay

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, February 21, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class # 
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Jim Brown

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, March 12, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186303-02

    Instructor: Jack Pearce – Assistant: Ruth Fink

Organizing Files and 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.

  • Tuesday,March 19, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  186308-02

    Instructor: Mike Smith – 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, March 21, 2019, 9:00 am – noon
    Class #  186305-02

    Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

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.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Class #  186314-02

    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Steve Schumann