School of Adaptive Computer Training
The School of Adaptive Computer Training is dedicated to improving marketable job skills for people with disabilities and others affected by the digital divide.
The SACT provides computer classes for adults and high school students with disabilities. All classes are available in-person in our Wichita classroom or online for students anywhere in the state of Kansas.
We offer a range of classes for adults beginning with basic computer courses and teaching core skills for employment, with a focus on Microsoft Office applications. Advanced classes for adults include opportunities for students to achieve Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in Word and Excel. Additionally, students in adult courses can hone their soft skills by learning practical ways to deliver superior customer care through our customer service program. We accept adult students referred by multiple business partners including Department for Children and Families, Prairie Band Potawatomi Social Services, Workforce Alliance, and others.
Our Business Fundamentals for Youth Program offers classes for high school students with disabilities that enable them to pursue their college/vocational goals. Three classes are offered during fall and spring semesters: Workforce Readiness & Customer Service, Microsoft Word MOS Certification, and Excel MOS Certification. Students may be referred to SACT by their school district, special education cooperative, or interlocal. Various programs such as Project Search and Project Life have enrolled students in the Youth program.
The SACT also uses video conferencing technology in order to teach remote students in an integrated, real-time setting alongside the Wichita class.
Virtual learning options are available for students to take classes from school or from home. Learn more here.
SACT offers classes that prepare students to achieve industry-recognized certifications from Microsoft. All classes are led by a Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching students with disabilities. Testing is conducted either on site at our Certiport testing facility or online for virtual learning students.
There are many benefits to enrolling in the Business Fundamentals for Youth (BFY) Program. In today’s digital world, it’s imperative to hone computer skills for future employment and post-secondary education. These classes increase the student’s digital literacy by improving practical knowledge in Windows 10, Microsoft Office Word, and Excel. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge by taking Microsoft certification exams in both Word and Excel. Passing the exams results in the achievement of Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in both Word and Excel 2019. The Workforce Readiness and Customer Service class provides students the opportunity to learn customer service skills and preparation for entering the job market. The Business Fundamentals for Youth classes are fully funded, meaning that there is never a charge for students or parents.
There are also many benefits to achieving MOS Certifications from Microsoft. Certifications build confidence and prepare students for future education, training, and careers. MOS certifications are globally recognized credentials in multiple industries as well as academic institutions. Listing Microsoft certifications on a resume is positive in the eyes of employers, and is a criterion for hiring for many jobs. MOS Certifications result in higher job satisfaction as well as higher earnings potential.
All students may attend our fully accessible classroom in Wichita, Kansas or on-line from anywhere in the state. Our Wichita classroom is fully accessible for people who use wheelchairs or have other assistive technology needs. All desks can be raised and lowered, and available software includes screen readers, magnifiers, and speech recognition. Our small class sizes in all locations results in high quality one-on-one instruction. Virtual students use video conferencing technology to join our Wichita classroom. Our instructor is also able to remotely access all students’ screens to show them how to perform certain functions and answer specific questions.
For more information, contact the SACT Admissions Coordinator at (316) 651-5232.
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