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Lifelong Learning Institute

Opportunities for 50+ Learners at Montgomery College
Lifelong Learners visit NIST
Lifelong Learners visit NIST (National Institute of Standards)

Lifelong Learning Institute is committed to creating and fostering a variety of intellectually stimulating educational opportunities for Montgomery County residents age 50 and over. However, adults of any age may register for these classes. Students age 60+ pay fee only for courses. 

Important Information:

Important Registration Information

 Online registration via MYMC, mail or Fax are still available. In-person registration is only available at the Rockville Campus, Germantown Campus or the Takoma Park / Silver Spring Campus. Customer Service at GBTC is only open Monday through Friday.  Visit Web Registration for instructions or WDCE Registration for mail or fax instructions.  

If you have questions or difficulty with online registration, Customer Service is available to assist you at 240-567-5188.

Lifelong Learning Institute

There are  more than 140 classes held throughout the county, either on a campus or at other facilities such as county libraries or high schools. Check the Lifelong Learning Brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) or the Schedule of Lifelong Learning classesnew window to see which classes are offered this semester. Classes vary every semester. Want to learn more about classes and special events? Join the Lifelong Learning Mailing listnew window and we will send you quarterly updates. Lifelong Learning Course Evaluation Form

Lifelong Learning at Montgomery College
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Focus on Ukraine

Three new online (Structured Remote) classes just added to the schedule. To learn more visit the Lifelong Learning Brochure (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) for Summer 2022. 

Ukraine's History and its Fight for Independence LLP014, June 6th

Want to understand the history that led to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine? 

Ukrainian Culture and Identity, LLP015 July 11th

Would you like to understand what makes Ukrainian culture unique?

International Cuisine: Ukrainian Feast, LLP016, July 27th 

Learn to prepare a sumptuous and tasty Ukrainian dinner steeped in traditions and ethnic flavors.

How to Sign Up For MC Alert

Students and employees are already registered to receive alerts to their College email addresses. However, we encourage everyone to register mobile numbers and additional email addresses to ensure prompt receipt of MC Alerts on multiple devices.

Click here to learn how to sign up for MC Alerts.  (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)

Lifelong Learning Institute has a variety of classes in the following categories:

  • Archaeology and World Cultures
  • Art, Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Brain Fitness Institute
  • Career and Employment for Age 50+
  • Computers and Technology
  • History and Current Events
  • Human and Natural Science
  • Literature and Writing
  • Music
  • Personal Enrichment
  • Personal Finance Academy
  • Photography
  • Wellness

Thrive by Learning and Volunteering During COVID-19 and Beyond

How do you keep your mind active and make a real difference during these challenging times?

The Lifelong Learning Institute and the Montgomery County Volunteer Center are presenting resources and opportunities that can help enrich your life.

Learn about new classes at the Lifelong Learning Institute and hear from instructors. Discover online and in-person volunteer opportunities in the area and the unique services offered by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center and its 50+ Volunteer Network. This program is for adults of all ages.



Share Your Expertise with Lifelong Learners

The Lifelong Learning Institute is seeking talented presenters and enthusiastic instructors to teach online and face-to-face: Archaeology, Astronomy, Biology, Botany, World Cultures, Philosophy, Journalism, Food/Wine History, Human Physiology and others. If interested, please contact Natasha Sacks, Program Director, at

Literary Cafe

The Literary Cafe will be held remotely during COVID. Zoom still allows for lively discussions.  This term, readings vary each term. Visit the Literary Cafe for the complete Literary Cafe Reading Listnew window.