Tri-C offers a wide range of programs and courses spanning a broad base of career development, personal enrichment and continuing education topics for all ages. The College seeks to promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life through multicultural lifelong learning courses.

Audiences We Serve


Young people can experience college life with our varied line-up of courses and summer camps. These opportunities provide a fun and challenging learning environment for young students that complement their current studies and enable them to easily move into adulthood.  Learn more about our youth programs.

Personal Enrichment

Tri-C encourages community members of all ages to participate in events and classes that enhance their quality of life while building new skills. These hands-on learning experiences seek to show the ease of acquiring a new skill in a casual and fun environment. Learn more about our personal enrichment programs.

Adult EducAtion

Taking a cue from the community we serve, our lineup of courses is continually updated based upon suggestions from residents and members of the business community.

All courses offer valuable information to learners of all ages looking to enhance their current skills or quality of life. Learn more about our adult education programs.

Encore: 55+ Adult Education

For more than 40 years, Tri-C’s Encore program has been a premier provider of adult education opportunities for individuals 55 and older. Based on the concept of providing adult education programs within an academic environment, the program holds to an education standard that recognizes the intellectual interests of students 55 and older. Tri-C offers a unique approach to 55+ adult education, with on- and off-campus learning experiences. The possibilities are endless through Encore Campus Fridays and the Neighborhood Scholars programs.

Encore Campus Fridays

Encore Campus Fridays is a leading adult education program for individuals 55 and older in Greater Cleveland. Students choose from a vast and diverse set of classes each session. Outstanding instructors, including current Tri-C staff, retired educators, and professionals crossing the span of education, the arts, business, and health and wellness, teach a variety of courses.

Neighborhood Scholars

Tri-C’s Neighborhood Scholars program, held in cooperation with community partners, brings its 55+ adult education program to various locations throughout Greater Cleveland. Our talented instructors offer classes traditionally provided on the College campuses.