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School of Adaptive Computer Training (SACT)

The SACT helps adults and high school students with disabilities bridge the digital divide and build their marketable job skills.

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Computer & Job Skills Training for People With Disabilities

The SACT is devoted to improving job-marketable skills for Kansans with disabilities. We offer in-person and virtual classes in the following areas:

  • Microsoft Office curriculum & certifications
  • Computing essentials
  • Work readiness
  • Customer service
  • Computer skills assessment
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Our Wichita, Kansas, classroom is fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs or have other assistive technology needs.

  • All desks can be raised & lowered
  • Available software includes screen readers, magnifiers & speech recognition
  • Small class sizes result in high quality one-on-one instruction

Video conferencing technology allows us to teach remote students in an integrated, real-time setting alongside the Wichita class. Instructors can remotely access students’ screens to demonstrate certain functions or answer specific questions.


Microsoft Certifications

The SACT prepares students to achieve industry-recognized certifications from Microsoft. A Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor leads all classes. Testing is conducted on site at our Certiport testing facility or online for virtual learning students.

Learn more about the value of Microsoft certifications.

Program Paths

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SACT Adult Courses

We offer a range of adult classes, starting with core employment skills and Microsoft Office applications.

Advanced classes include opportunities to achieve Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in Word and Excel. Adult students can also hone their soft skills through our customer service program, learning practical ways to deliver superior customer care.

The SACT accepts adult students referred by multiple partners, including the Department for Children and Families, Prairie Band Potawatomi Social Services and Workforce Alliance.


Course Descriptions & Schedule

Go to this page’s Resources & Forms section for course descriptions and a current schedule.

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Business Fundamentals for Youth (BFY) Program

High school students with disabilities can pursue their college/vocational goals through our Business Fundamentals for Youth (BFY) program. We offer three classes during the fall and spring semesters: Workforce Readiness & Customer Service, Microsoft Word Certification and Excel Certification.

Students may be referred to the SACT by their school district, special education cooperative, or interlocal. Various programs, including Project Search and Project Life, have enrolled students in BFY.


Course Descriptions & Schedule

Go to this page’s Resources & Forms section for course descriptions and a current schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long are SACT courses?

    Adult classes vary from one to four weeks, depending on the program.

  • How often do new classes begin?

    Since we offer several programs, classes start continually. Contact us to learn more.

  • Do you have night classes?

    No, we do not have evening or weekend classes at this time.

  • Who can qualify to attend the SACT?

    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.

  • Do students need to provide documentation? If so, what?

    Required documentation varies from one program to another. More often than not, minimal documentation is required. For example, for someone with an open case with Kansas DCF Vocational Rehabilitation whose counselor refers them, no supporting documentation for their 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 tuition assistance available?

    Yes, we have tuition assistance. People with a medical condition that impedes employment, including a physical disability, a learning disability, and/or mental health issue, could qualify for a scholarship.

    Displaced workers without a disability could qualify for tuition assistance from Workforce Development funds. Be sure to ask about tuition assistance when contacting us so we can help.

  • What will students learn in SACT classes?

    At a minimum, we hope a SACT experience will provide the following:

    • Microsoft Windows 10 basics
    • Microsoft Office 2019 Word, Excel and Outlook basics
    • Keyboarding
    • Data entry
    • Writing business letters
    • Customer service skills

Program Partners

We work with Kansas school districts, the Department for Children and Families, Workforce Alliance, and other partners to bring classes together and make our program possible.

BFY is supported by community partners like Bank of America.