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Learning for the joy of learning. Doesn’t that sound terrific?

Lifetime Learning at HCC

HCC is proud to serve Maryland residents ages 60 and up. If you fall into this category, we invite you to review our course offerings and see what inspires you. Explore the arts, history, philosophy, fitness and more. You may receive a tuition waiver for many courses. Fees are not included. At the annual Senior Adult Summer Institute (SASI) event, spend four days on campus, lunching and learning with new friends!

  • 60+ Courses

    60 Plus

    We have designed courses for residents ages 60 and up. But, feel free to enroll in any of our continuing education courses. View our latest 60+ courses below, and when you find a course you like, click register now.

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  • 60+ Tuition Discounts

    Maryland residents ages 60+ receive a tuition waiver for many classes. Fees are not included. All classes will have a total course price listed, with the included fees listed beside it in parenthesis. 

    Courses that are not eligible for tuition waiver will be noted with either "**" or the statement that there are no waivers.

    All course numbers that start with "XE" are not eligible for tuition waivers. Unless otherwise noted, students ages 60+ pay only the fees in parenthesis. You must be 60 when you register for the class in order to receive the discount.


    • $40 (includes $20 in fees) - Age 60+ pay $20, under 60 pay $40
    • $64 (includes $45 in fees) - Age 60+ pay $45, under 60 pay $64
    • $11** (fee based, no waivers) - All ages pay the same (in this case, $11)
  • Senior Adult Summer Institute (SASI)

    Four Days of Learning for the Love of It with SASI

    Co-Sponsored With Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks

    June 3-June 6, 2019 (Monday-Thursday), 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Kittleman Room (Duncan Hall, Room 100), Howard Community College 

    Join us for one to four days of “Learning for the Love of It” on HCC’s campus. The college will offer four unique one-day classes, each on a different topic in the arts, humanities, or science. Take one class or all four.

    Please call 410-313-7279 for registration information. Please also pack a lunch. $22 per day.

    Space will be limited, so you will want to register early! 

    Monday, June 3: Joan of Arc taught by Cynthia J. Cupples
    Explore the captivating life and legend of the fifteenth-century peasant girl who led French armies and became a Catholic saint.  From her role in the 100 Years’ War to the royal court of Charles VII, you will learn about and discuss Joan’s military exploits and the prevailing ideas about women’s roles then. You will also examine medieval ideas of kingship and the transformation of Joan’s image over time, from witch or heretic to Catholic saint and national symbol.

    Tuesday, June 4: Broadway Divas taught by Steven Friedman
    Be introduced (or re-introduced) to the actresses who became Broadway musical stars because of their role in a particular play or whose acclaim made the show a hit. The lives and careers of Ethel Merman, Mary Martin, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury and other glamorous and not-so-glamorous ladies will be discussed. Explore their lives, musical roles and a few of their big secrets that may or may not surprise you! 

    Wednesday, June 5: Deconstructing Frankenstein taught by Ryna May
    Come along on a deep dive into Mary Shelley’s eponymous text to examine its romantic foundations, explore its ethical questions, and embrace its modern resonance. It is suggested that you read (or re-read) the selection (full or abridged version) to get the most from this session. 

    Thursday, June 6: The Parthenon, Glory of Athens taught by Bill McGowan
    Dedicated to the goddess Athena, the Parthenon was built to celebrate the triumph of Athens against the Persian invasions of Greece in the mid-5th century B.C. For over 2,500 years, it has stood on the Acropolis of Athens as a proud symbol of the enduring legacy of Classical Greek civilization. Explore the art, architecture and history of this magnificent temple through the ages as it remains a sentinel over the city of Athens, a testament to the triumph of Athenian democracy.

If you take classes at a senior center in Howard County, you will be requested to fill out an emergency contact information sheet for the Howard County Office on Aging and join the center, which your class is held at no charge.

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