Cleveland - The Encore Campus Fridays program at Cuyahoga Community College begins a new session of classes Sept. 21 to enrich the minds and lives of those aged 55 and older.
The fall program runs every Friday for seven weeks at Eastern Campus in Highland Hills and Western Campus in Parma. Age-eligible students can enroll in one to six courses for one low fee of $99. The 50-minute classes take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The overall course catalog features more than 100 options on a wide variety of subjects, including art, cinema, computers, history, music, religion, science, yoga and more. Classes are taught by Tri-C faculty, retired educators and subject experts.
“Encore Campus Fridays offers a taste of college without the stresses of homework, tests or books,” said Suzanne Ortiz, who oversees the program. “And aside from being educational, it’s a chance to meet new people with shared interests.”
Want to take classes but can’t make it to Encore Campus Fridays? Then check out Tri-C’s Neighborhood Scholars 55+ adult education courses, which take place at College sites as well as museums, parks and other locations around Greater Cleveland.
Neighborhood Scholars includes tours to experience restaurants, landmarks and churches; “Coffee with a Curator” sessions, which provide behind-the-scenes looks at exhibits and collections at University Circle institutions; and hands-on classes such as jewelry making.
These alternate-site classes occur throughout the week and vary in length. Costs range from $15 to $65 per class.
For detailed information and registration for Encore Campus Fridays or Neighborhood Scholars courses, visit www.tri-c.edu/encore. Potential students can also call 216-987-2274 for information.
Hear news updates at the top and bottom of the hour: wtam.com/listen