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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 Notice during COVID-19

Online registration via MYMC, mail or Fax are the only  ways to register for summer classes! Visit Web Registration for instructions or WDCE Registration for mail or fax instructions.  Walk-in Registration is unavailable until further notice. 

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



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

Special Programs

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?

Lifelong Learning Institute , in partnership with Montgomery County Volunteer Center, are inviting you to join us for a Free Zoom session on Thursday, January 14th from 10:00 a.m. - noon.

Learn about our courses and instructors. And discover online and in-person volunteer opportunities, and the 50+ Volunteer Network.

Register: , and we will send you the Zoom link.

Printable Thrive flyer (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .


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 include selections from authors Helene Cooper, J.M. Coetzee, John Donne, Jorge Luis Borges, William Shakespeare. Visit the Literary Cafe for the complete Literary Cafe Spring Reading Listnew window.