School of Adaptive Computer Training

School of Adaptive Computer Training Summer 2017 Graduating Class.

The School of Adaptive Computer Training is dedicated to improving marketable job skills for people with disabilities and others affected by the digital divide.

Our Students

The SACT provides computer classes for adults and high school students with disabilities.

Adults

Adult courses range from basic classes aimed at students with little or no computer experience to advanced classes. Focusing on industry-recognized Micrsoft Certifications, students in our adult courses can gain an in-depth understanding of Microsoft programs including Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook. Additionally, students in adult courses can hone their soft skills by learning practical ways to deliver superior customer care through our customer service program.

Youth

Through our Business Fundamentals for Youth class, we offer morning, afternoon, and summer courses to create opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to learn computer skills and attain official Microsoft Certifications that enable them to pursue their college/vocational goals. Students also earn school credit toward graduation for attending our classes. The SACT uses video conferencing technology in order to teach Mulvane and Haysville students in an integrated, real-time setting alongside the Wichita class.

The Curriculum

SACT offers classes that prepare students to achieve industry-recognized certifications from Microsoft. All classes are led by a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor, and testing is conducted on site at our Certiport testing facility.

Many of our programs for both youth and adults include financial literacy training on topics such as budgeting, saving money, understanding loans and credit, preventing identity theft, and interpreting credit scores and reports. Financial literacy sessions enable our students to leave with a better comprehension of personal finance and responsibility.

Accessibility

Our classroom is fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs or have other assistive technology needs. All desks can be raised and lowered, and our software includes screen readers, magnifiers, and speech recognition. Our small class sizes easily allow for one-on-one instruction, both in Wichita and our satellite locations by using software that enables our instructor to remotely access students’ screens to show them how to perform certain functions.

Our Partners

We work with Wichita Public Schools, United Way of the Plains, Mulvane Public Schools, Kansas Star Casino, Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, and Haysville Public Schools to bring all our classes together and make our program possible.

For more information, contact the SACT Admissions Coordinator at (316) 651-5232.

Funded in Part By:

Program Funded in Part by United Way.

 

 

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New classes starting! Check out SACT Resources & Forms below to learn more.

 

faqs

  • How long are SACT courses?
    Adult classes vary from one to eight weeks depending on the program you choose.
  • How often do new classes begin?
    Since we offer several programs, classes begin continually.  Contact us to learn more.
  • Do you have night classes?
    No, at this time we do not have classes in the evening or on weekends.
  • How do I qualify for this school?
    The SACT serves individuals with medical conditions that impede employment including physical disabilities, learning disabilities, or mental health issues. Candidates must be unemployed or underemployed and highly motivated to seek employment upon graduation.
  • Will I need to provide you with any documentation? If so, what?

    Required documentation varies from one program to another. More often than not, minimal documentation is required. For example, if you currently have an open case with Kansas Department of Children and Families Vocational Rehabilitation, and your counselor refers you to one of our classes, no supporting documentation for your disability is required. For most of our programs, a disability is generally defined as a medical condition that is an obstacle to employment such as a physical disability, a learning disability and/or a mental health issue.

    Contact us for additional information about requirements for specific programs.

  • Is there tuition assistance?
    Yes, we have tuition assistance. If you have a medical condition that impedes employment, including a physical disability, a learning disability, and/or mental health issue, you could qualify for a scholarship. If you are a displaced worker without a disability then you could qualify for tuition assistance from Workforce Development funds. Be sure to ask about tuition assistance when you contact us below so we can help.
  • What will I learn in SACT classes?
    At a minimum, we hope your SACT experience will give you the following:
    • Microsoft Windows 10 Basics
    • Microsoft Office 2013 Word, Excel, Outlook Basics
    • Keyboarding
    • Data entry
    • Writing business letters
    • Customer service skills
  • Who can I call for more information?
    Call the SACT Admissions coordinator at (316) 651-5232.

SACT resources & forms