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Plus 50 Encore Program

Adult Students (50+)

Plus 50 Community Colleges:  Take your knowledge to the next degree Competing in today’s job market can be tough, especially for mature workers. If you are interested in returning to school, now is the time. The demand for an educated workforce in our community has never been greater.

Blue Ridge Community College is part of a national effort to train ten thousand baby boomers for new jobs in high-demand career fields like education, health, and social services. BRCC’s Plus 50 Encore initiative offers programs and support services tailored to the needs of adult learners age 50 and over. Meet with our Encore Coach to get help with registration, navigating technology, and to learn more about available resources to support you and help you succeed in the classroom and beyond.

At BRCC you can:

  • Earn credit for previous education and work experience.
  • Enroll in affordable classes to earn credit toward a degree or certificate.
  • Take advantage of flexible scheduling.

Whether you want to move up in your current job, or change careers altogether, a college degree or certificate can give you an advantage by increasing potential earning power, job security and satisfaction, and enabling you to give back to our community. Enroll today!

Encore Resources