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, 2020 (PDF) →


Plan for Reopening 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.
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Location for classes except for iPad/iPhone Class:

Shawnee Safety Center
6535 Quivira Rd.,
Shawnee, KS 66216
(South side of Fire Department)

(Access road north of 66th St.)

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Location for iPad/iPhone Class:

Shawnee Civic Center
13817 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, KS 66216

 



Denotes Basic Core Classes

Windows 10 Operating System *
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.

  • Thursday, July 16, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Bob Bowser
  • Thursday, September 17, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Marilyn Bowser

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, July 21, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: John McNamara

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, July 30, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith

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, August 4, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Sharon Klender – Assistant: 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 created photo presentations with others.

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Joe Callison – 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.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Bob Bowser – Assistant: Curtis Wilson

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, August 27, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Jim Brown

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, September 3, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Mike Smith – Assistant: Curtis Wilson

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.

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 9:00 am – noon
    Instructor: Ray Martinez – Assistant: Joanne Heide

Digital​ ​Notebook
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, September 10, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Joe Callison – 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 September 15, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – 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, September 22, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    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.

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Joe Callison – Assistant: Jack Pearce

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 29, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    Instructor: Jim Bruster – Assistant: Ruth Fink
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