ENCORE: A Non-Credit Program For Lifelong Learners

Encore member at wrk on her drawing
Encore members at Ellis Island's Great Hall
Instructor with students in Color Pencil Drawing class

Above: Encore members at work creating art and at Ellis Island .

Welcome to Encore, Orange County Community College's day program for lifelong learners, 55 years and older. Some of those very learners are pictured above ---caught in lively conversation, question asking, and document analysis. Now in its second decade, Encore challenges lifelong learners to "Imagine; explore; grow" through a variety of learning opportunities. These include:

  • Short courses.
  • Special events, like the annual Members' Meeting.
  • Travel-learn trips.

Each semester, exciting courses, special events and travel-learn opportunities like our visits to Saratoga Center for the Performing Arts, Bard's Summerscape, the Thomas Edison Estate and Laboratory, the National Parks Railroad Museum in Scranton and the Museum at Bethel Woods are available. Discover more about Encore now.