Center for LifeLong Learning

Programs for adults 50 and older.

Contact the Center for LifeLong Learning

Phone: (440) 366-4148


Experience LCCC through The Center for LifeLong Learning, affiliated with Oberlin College and the Elderhosted Institute Network.

Current Course Schedule


To receive a copy of our current course catalog please contact Brenda Sobaslai.

The Center for Lifelong Learning offers non-credit programming that is designed especially for those who are at least 50 years old and/or retired.  These programs and courses offer learning opportunities in computers, the Internet, estate planning, career enrichment, fitness and recreation, world cultures, astronomy, gardening, history genealogy, antique collecting, creative writing and much more.  All courses provide adults 50 plus the opportunity to attend classes with their peers.

Retired teachers Joe and Paulette Dahman have spent their retirement years learning by participating in courses, activities and trips offered through the Center for LifeLong Learning.  Read their story.



The Center for LifeLong Learning offers special half-day, full-day and multiple-day field trips to many interesting locations in and out of the state.  Many of these field-trip adventures include an advance class held on the topic/site that is to be visited.  Some of these field trips are to special cultural events in and around Cleveland.

The Center for LifeLong Learning also provides continuing education for health care professionals who work with older adults.


Other LCCC Programs for Adults 50 Plus

Recreation Opportunities

FitnessAll of LCCC’s Ewing Activities Center and LCCC Physical Education fitness and recreation facilities are available to the public. Facilities include a Fitness Center with more than 80 pieces of equipment, including weight resistance and aerobic machines; an indoor field house with interchangeable court areas for full- or half-court basketball, tennis, volleyball and indoor soccer and softball;  an indoor, mezzanine-level, three-lane, 200-meter track with banked corners and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a full view of the outdoors; a varsity-size gymnasium; outdoor soccer and softball fields; outdoor, lighted tennis courts; a 3.1 mile cross-country course which may be used for walking, running or cross country skiing; and a free-weight room.

Community users have access to the LCCC Fitness Center, Field House, and Track by enrolling in NPER 150 or NPER 189 (Field House & Track access only).  Call the HPER Program Office at (440) 366-4028 for sections and prices.  To register, visit Enrollment Services in LC 158 or call Records at (440) 366-4067.

Older adults (60+) have access to the fitness facilities by enrolling in NFIT 150C or NFIT 151C. Call the Center for Lifelong Learning at (440) 366-4148 for sections and prices.

The Ewing Activities Center provides facility rental to corporate and the general public groups. The LCCC Adventure Challenge Experience which includes team building activities, low and high ropes course elements, is also available to public and corporate groups. For additional information contact the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Division toll-free at (800) 995-LCCC, Ext. 4028 or direct-dial (440) 366-4028.

Buckeye card holders have free access to the LCCC indoor track.  A Buckeye card and driver’s license must be presented at the HPER Program Welcome Desk to receive a participation waiver form.  An LCCC ID number will be processed for each individual within two business days.  This LCCC ID number and a driver’s license must be taken to the Elyria Public Library – North Branch on campus to obtain an LCCC community user ID.  This LCCC ID will be required for track access.


Senior Adult Learner Tuition-Free Registration for LCCC Credit Courses (60 plus)

You may register for LCCC credit courses tuition-free if you’re 60 years old or older and have lived in Ohio for at least the past 12 months. This registration is processed on select dates only for each credit semester. Check the LCCC Academic Calendar for Senior Adult Learner Tuition-Free registration dates.

Senior Adult Learners are reminded that tuition is waived but all non-tuition fees, such as special course fees, books and materials, are their responsibility.

Learn how to register for classes as a Senior Adult Learner. 


Intergenerational and College For Kids Courses

The Center for LifeLong Learning offers special Intergenerational Courses. These courses are for an adult and child to take together. Some of these courses in the past have included Water Color Pencils, Akron Aeros Baseball Games, and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

For adults 50 plus who have children of their own or who may provide childcare for grandchildren, LCCC’s College For Kids offers non-credit courses for children ages pre-school to ninth grade. There are courses in art, academics, recreation, technology, special interests and more.

College for Kids Schedule