Welcome to ILR55+
Thank you for your interest in ILR 55+, a Continuing Education & Workforce Development program, at Frederick Community College.

Who is eligible to take ILR Classes?
ILR 55+ classes are geared towards the 55 and over crowd, however, anyone is welcome to join us for a fabulous learning experience.

Can ILR benefit me?
Research shows continued learning strengthens the brain, improves memory and increases quality of life. ILR 55+ offers fun, intelligent ways to keep mind and body vitally engaged within a professional educational environment. 

What kinds of classes does ILR offer?
Our casual classes are designed with you in mind. Explore courses and learning on location programs in a range of subjects including:

• History, Government, and World Cultures
• Music and Art
• Computers, Internet, and Digital Photography
• Hobbies and Avocations
• Philosophy, Religion, and Psychology
• Fitness and Health
• Finance and Life Planning
• Writing and Literature

How do ILR classes differ from other college courses?
Our classes are designed by and for adults. There are no tests or grades given and no experience or specific education is required for participation. There is plenty of opportunity for discussion and humor in this shared learning environment!

Who teaches ILR classes?
ILR programs are taught by passionate experts with a lifetime experience as well as a specific talent for facilitating the learning process among adults.

How can I learn more about becoming an ILR instructor?
We are always welcoming new instructors from a range of subject areas! If you are interested, please contact ILR Program Manager, Kelli Ackiewicz, at 301-624-2732 or via our Contact Form. You may also complete and submit our ILR Course Proposal Form. Thank you in advance and we’ll be in touch!

How are ILR courses created and developed?
Courses are developed from suggestions made on course evaluations and from input from ILR instructors and students whose goal is to listen to the ideas and interests of the community. It is our hope that each new term offers something for everyone, and of course, your comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Where are ILR classes and offices located?
Classes are offered on campus and at various locations throughout Frederick County, including the Frederick Senior Center and Frederick County Public Libraries. The ILR office and main classrooms are located at Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702. 

How can I request a printed copy of upcoming ILR courses?
Course schedules are available at the FCC Welcome Center and in brochure racks at the FCC Conference Center. To receive a schedule by mail, please complete our online Schedule Request Form, or contact our ILR staff and we will add you to the course schedule mailing list.

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