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.
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.
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 Business Fundamentals for Youth program was awarded a $5,000 grant from Westar Energy. Read more about it 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, 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.
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. This class will 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. In addition, students will learn customer service skills, and will improve their typing speed and accuracy. Graduates earn 2 high school credits for their diploma. The class is fully funded meaning that there is no 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.
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.
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.
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