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Believing that learning should continue throughout life, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-CĀ®) offers a variety of affordable and convenient community education courses for all ages. These noncredit courses are being offered in person and virtually and are designed to promote individual development and improve one's overall quality of life.

Audiences We Serve:

Community Education

Tri-C offers opportunities for personal development through a variety of noncredit courses: creative sewing, culinary, digital photography, event planning and other general interest topics. Learn more about our community education courses and view current offerings.

Encore 55+ Learning

For more than 45 years, Tri-C has been a premier provider of education to individuals 55 and older. Based on the concept of providing adult education within an academic environment, Encore holds to an educational standard that recognizes the intellectual interests of 55+ students. To enhance learning opportunities and community engagement, Tri-C offers both on- and off-campus experiences. The learning possibilities are endless through Encore On-the-Go, Encore Campus Fridays and the Neighborhood Scholars programs.

Please note that Encore 55+ Learning courses are not eligible for Program 60.

Encore On-the-Go

Encore On-the-Go is an online program that allows participants to experience multiple courses on a variety of topics from the comfort of their own home. Instructors include Tri-C faculty, retired educators and professionals. All you need is internet access to enjoy Encore On-the-Go!

Encore Campus Fridays

Encore Campus Fridays allows participants to take multiple courses for one low registration fee. Three seven-week sessions are held at Tri-C's Eastern, Western and Westshore campuses.

Neighborhood Scholars

In cooperation with community partners, Encore presents opportunities for personal enrichment at locations throughout Greater Cleveland. Courses include: Cleveland Museum of Art Series, Places of Worship Tours, Discover Cleveland Tours, Coffee With a Curator, CanalWay Tour and more!

Youth Programs and Summer Camps

Whether your child is a young performer or a budding engineer, Tri-C's youth programs and summer camps will help them discover their passions and talents. Learn moreĀ about our youth programs.