Classes

SenCom Computer ClassesNew Training Site 2012

To Register call (913) 631-5200

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 Handout for April through June 2021 (PDF)


Shawnee classes are scheduled to resume.

Plan for Reopening SenCom Classroom
by Joe Callison

Classroom occupancy will be limited to allow maintenance of at least six feet of separation between occupants not of the same household.

If the room has not been used for the last 7 days, surfaces do not need disinfecting (per CDC guidelines).

Face masks should be on before entering the building and remain on until leaving the building. Instructors may wear a face shield instead of a mask during teaching.

Only members of the same household should share the elevator. Others should wait in line, practicing social distancing.

After signing in at the classroom door, use hand sanitizer and take one of the designated available seats. Use hand sanitizer before leaving the classroom and upon returning from a break.

Water bottles will be at the sign-in table. Students taking a bottle should either discard it when done, even if unopened, or take it with them.

At the end of the class, the instructor shall place a dated tag at each student station that has been used. Tagged stations will be disinfected before the next use if the class is within 7 days and tagged as available for use. Cleaning and disinfection of computer equipment, when required, will be performed by or under the direction of the Technical Director.


Location for all classes:
Shawnee Safety Center
6535 Quivira Rd.,
Shawnee, KS 66216
(Southside of Fire Department)

(Access road north of 66th St.)

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* Denotes Core Classes

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, April 1, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez

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 13, 2021, 9:00 am – noon
Instructor: Joe Callison

Intro to iPads & iPhones
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.

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez

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 create photo presentations with others.

Thursday, April 29, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison

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, May 4, 2021, 9:00 am – noon
Instructor: Joe Callison

Intro to 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.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez

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 is recommended.

Thursday, May 20, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez

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

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison

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.

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Ray Martinez

​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, June 15, 2021, 9:00 am – noon
Instructor: Joe Callison

Digital​ ​Notebooks
Learn​ ​how​ ​to​ ​use​ ​a​ ​digital​ ​notebook​ ​app​ ​to​ ​capture​ ​your​ ​notes,​ ​thoughts,​ ​sketches,​ ​and​ ​electronic clippings​ ​in​ ​organized​ ​notebooks​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​saved​ ​to​ ​the​ ​cloud​ ​for​ ​access​ ​from​ ​multiple​ ​devices.

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Joe Callison

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