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Alabama
George C. Wallace Community College (Dothan)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college offers many programs for plus 50 adults, including degree programs in the allied health care division: nursing (associate degree and practical), radiologic technology, medical assistant, dental assistant, ophthalmic assistant, and respiratory therapy.

J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College (Huntsville)
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to start a medical billing and coding education program that leads to credentials.

Northeast Alabama Community College (Rainsville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is focusing on recruiting plus 50 students into training for high-demand occupations in health care – for careers such as dental aide, diversified health occupations, EKG/cardiovascular technician, home health/hospice aide, nursing assistant, patient care technician, pharmacy technician, and phlebotomy technician. They are also focusing on offering a short-term certificate and associate degree in child development.

Alaska
University of Alaska Anchorage Community and Technical College
In addition to workforce training programs, the college offers the Plus 50 Bridge to College & Careers Workforce Instruction Program that is designed specifically for older adults who are seeking to develop skills necessary to compete in today's job market or to prepare for college degree or certificate programs. This 120-hour program includes instruction and training in technology, math, communications, personal financial management, and job search preparation. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.

Arizona
Central Arizona College (Coolidge)  
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to create a new fast-track certificate for certified nursing assistants that can lead to a degree.

Phoenix College (Phoenix)   
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in medical coding and medical transcription.

Pima Community College (Tucson)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to focus on helping plus 50 adults train for careers in pharmacy technology, nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, dental studies, educational technology, early childhood education, elementary education or post-degree certificates that lead to teacher certification.

Arkansas
Black River Technical College (Pocahontas)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare older adults for careers in nursing, nurse practitioner, geriatric care, cancer treatment, medical transcription, medical coding, and home health care.

South Arkansas Community College (El Dorado) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in phlebotomy, child development, and certified nursing.

Southern Arkansas University Tech (Camden)
The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.

California
El Camino Community College District (Torrance) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers as pharmacy technicians, clinical medical assistants, medical coding and billing specialists.

Colorado

Arapahoe Community College (Littleton)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in health information technology.

Northeastern Junior College (Sterling)
The college offers introductory computer courses designed to help adult learners improve their workplace skills. Flexible scheduling and assessment of credit for prior learning and work experience help adults fit completing coursework into their busy lives. Job training is provided in many areas, including nursing, agriculture, childcare, business administration and management, emergency medical services, wind technology, and education. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges.

Connecticut
Capital Community College (Hartford)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will prepare older adults for careers in early childhood development, social services or gerontology.

Middlesex Community College (Middletown)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare older adults for careers as certified nursing aides, medical billing and coding specialists, ophthalmic medical assistants, patient care technologists, and pharmacy technician assistants.

Naugatuck Valley Community College (Waterbury)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in human services and social work, nursing, and early childhood education.

Norwalk Community College (Norwalk)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare older adults for such careers as medical or dental assistants, home health aides, nursing assistants, and child development associates.

Delaware
Delaware Technical Community College (Georgetown)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will prepare older adults for careers through an accelerated nursing program.

Florida 

Indian River State College (Fort Pierce)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare older adults for careers as patient care assistants.

Miami Dade College (Miami)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care.   The college is planning to prepare older adults for certification in food preparation, handling, and safety in schools, hospitals, and other facilities.

Pasco Hernando Community College (New Port Richey)
The college provides computer workshops designed specifically for plus 50 learners, including a
3-hour introductory Microsoft Office series. The college has held an education and career fair specifically for plus 50 adults. The college also offers 10-hour math and English refresher workshops for plus 50 adults who need to tune up their skills before taking additional coursework. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges.

Santa Fe College (Gainesville)
The college provides teaching credentials using innovative methods for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking to make a difference. The college also has an online orientation course to educate potential or newly-hired adjunct clinical faculty. These programs are geared to plus 50 learners who wish to embark on a nursing educator career with special emphasis on attracting instructors from underrepresented minority groups. These fast-track programs are tailored to meet the needs of plus 50 learners through flexible and compressed scheduling, allowing working adults an easy and accessible way to obtain certification with an accelerated schedule. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired. The college has been involved with AACC’s Plus 50 Initiative since 2008.
Video: Career Changer Fair at Santa Fe College

Seminole State College of Florida (Sanford)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in health care, nursing, pharmacy tech, medical coding, health information technology, physical therapy assistance, and phlebotomy technicians.
 
St. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg) 
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in health care, and is developing an advanced training certificate in health care data management.

State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as physical and occupational therapy assistants, dental and radiology assistants, pharmacy technicians, and certified alternative teachers.

Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will help plus 50 adults pursue careers as nurses, radiologic technicians, dental hygienists, diagnostic medical sonographers and other specialties.

Georgia

Albany Technical College (Albany)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will prepare older adults for careers in health information technology, radiology and early childhood care.

Atlanta Technical College (Atlanta)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as early childhood education teachers, bioscience technicians, nurses, dental hygienists, health information technologists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapy aides, and radiographers.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Valdosta)
The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.

Guam
Guam Community College (Mangilao)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in medical billing and coding.

Illinois
College of Dupage (Glen Ellyn)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college offers an introductory class and support services for adult students to help them assess their career goals and fast-track certificate options. Students can pursue degrees in fields like hemodialysis technician, pharmacy technician, dental assistant, or medical transcriptionist.

Elgin Community College (Elgin)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as clinical lab assistants, clinical dental assistants, surgical technicians, pharmacy technicians, early childhood education, human services, and substance abuse counseling.

John Wood Community College (Quincy)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as home-based health-care providers and certified nursing assistants.

Joliet Junior College (Joliet)
The college provides monthly workshops in resume writing, interviewing skills, and Internet job search techniques at the college’s Plus 50 Workforce Center. The college offers faculty professional development training about generational difference and the learning styles of plus 50 students. It also provides plus 50 adults customized career counseling, a series of popular computer courses, a financial aid seminar, and a workshop on recultivating study habits. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired. The college has been involved with AACC’s Plus 50 Initiative since 2008.
Videos about Joliet Junior College’s program 

Oakton Community College (Des Plaines)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will create a 10-week Spanish course for health care and human services professionals targeted to older workers.

Richland Community College (Decatur)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is focusing on preparing plus 50 adults for careers in education, specifically in bilingual education and as American Sign Language educators.

Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville)
The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.

Spoon River College (Canton)
The college offers a “whole college” support system for students age 50 and up seeking academic certificates in welding, commercial driver’s license, certified nursing assistant, and health occupations or 2-year academic degrees in a variety of fields. An Employability Skills Center provides advising, career exploration, basic skills development, and one-on-one technology assistance. The college offers short-term certifications and credentials in food service sanitation, K-12 paraprofessional, human resources, health occupations, gerontology, administrative professional, and Microsoft Office. The college also participates in the ACT National Career Readiness Certificate program. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired. This college is serving as a “Champion College” to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges.

Waubonsee Community College (Aurora)
Free week-long workshops at the college help plus 50 adults transition into the modern workplace, focusing on topics like online job searching, what employers want from workers today, and generational differences in the workplace. The college offers career assessment and career services. The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in health care and pharmacy technology.

Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Northwest (Valparaiso)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as community health workers and pharmacy technicians.

Iowa
Eastern Iowa Community College District (Davenport)
The college district recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college district will realign its credit and certificate programs in health care, education and social services to prepare baby boomers for new careers.

Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers, utilizing its Education to Careers program, in nursing and clinical and medical laboratory technicians.

Kansas
Highland Community College (Highland)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will prepare older adults for careers as medical assistants, home care assistant providers, medical insurance coding specialists, certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, and medical transcriptionists.

Kentucky
Gateway Community and Technical College (Edgewood)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will prepare adults for careers in allied health.

Hazard Community and Technical College (Hazard)
The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.

Henderson Community College (Henderson)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will prepare older adults for careers in physician office laboratory technology, electronic health records and pharmacy technology.

Jefferson Community and Technical College (Louisville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will prepare older adults for careers in nursing and allied health.

Madisonville Community College (Madisonville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college will prepare older adults for careers in medical unit coordination, electronic health records and human services support.

Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College
Two free online webinars are offered to help adult learners interested in health care careers explore the college’s Allied Health Pathway for Encore Careers initiative. An adult basic skills program for students seeking a GED is also available. Weekend and online courses enable students to earn one of five degrees or certificates in 2 years, so they can continue working while going to college. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges.

College of Southern Maryland (LaPlata)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as certified geriatric nursing assistant, electrocardiogram technicians, pharmacy technicians, physical therapy aid, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, and center child care provider.

Community College of Baltimore County (Baltimore)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college also plans to offer a career fair for plus 50 adults in cooperation with area employers.

Prince George’s Community College
The college provides plus 50 adults interested in health careers with comprehensive career and life coaching, job search skills and resume development. The college convened an advisory board with local employers to make the case for baby boomer talent in the community and at the college. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges.

Massachusetts
Bristol Community College (Fall River)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services and health care. The college is offering certificate programs focusing on personal care assistant, bilingual nursing assistant, child care worker, and teacher assistant.

Cape Cod Community College (West Barnstable)
The college provides opportunities to hone new skills to remain in the workplace, to explore new interests and to learn computer skills. A Plus 50 Advisor helps students overcome the challenges of returning to school by providing a variety of tailored services and workshops for plus 50 adults in transition. The college also has an adult learner center and offers diagnostic testing to prepare students for refresher workshops in math and English. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired. The college has been involved with AACC’s Plus 50 Initiative since 2008.
Watch videos about the college’s program

Greenfield Community College (Greenfield)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is collaborating with Franklin County Home Care Corporation, the local Area Agency on Agency, and with the Franklin/Hampshire Regional Employment Board and Career Center to refer plus 50 candidates to its training programs and place them into new job opportunities. As part of the program, the college will enhance and update its existing personal care assistant and home health care aide  training programs to address new standards so more students can receive state certifications. 

Michigan
Delta College (University Center)  
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers as health unit coordinators, pharmacy technicians, and medical insurance billing specialists.

Lansing Community College (Lansing)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in health care and education.

North Central Michigan College (Petoskey)
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to develop an eldercare certificate program by building upon two other medical programs.

Wayne County Community College District (Detroit)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in nursing, case management, human resources, and health information technology.

West Shore Community College (Scottsville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care.

Minnesota
Century College (White Bear Lake)
The college provides short-term training courses to develop skills in high-demand fields like health care, transportation, and technology. The college offers a starting a small business series of short, 5-hour classes designed for ‘accidental’ entrepreneurs who are interested in an encore career or developing their dream job. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.
Video: Learn More About the College’s Programs

Mississippi
Hinds Community College (Raymond)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as personal care assistant, nurse assistant, and phlebotomist.

Jones County Junior College (Ellisville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in nursing, pharmacy technology, diagnostic medical sonographer, early childhood education technology, and teacher’s assistant.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in nursing, surgical technology, and radiologic technology. The college plans to set up a special one-stop office to assist older adults at the college.

Missouri

St. Louis Community College (St. Louis)
The college offers ongoing opportunities to learn successful tips on retooling professional skills, the latest approaches in job interviewing, and tips on researching possible job prospects. The college has developed a short-term, 120-hour, home health caregiver training for plus 50 learners that combines classroom instruction, lab training, and a practicum. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges. The college has been involved with the Plus 50 Initiative since 2008.
Video: Watch videos about the college’s programs

New Jersey
Atlantic Cape Community College (Mays Landing)
The college trains professionals with prior experience in health and management to teach adult basic education, health, and English as a second language (ESL) to adults going back to school. Hybrid (classroom and online) courses focus on instructional technology, adult learning theory, course development and classroom management. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.
Video: College Staff Discuss the Program

Brookdale Community College (Lincroft) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in dental radiology, hemodialysis, and respiratory therapy.

Gloucester County College (Sewell)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in health care, nursing, medical assisting, phlebotomy, and food safety.

Raritan Valley Community College (Somerville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college offers certificate programs for re-careering in allied health.

Middlesex County College (Edison)
The college has a Center for Adults Returning to Education. The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in allied health, dental hygiene, medical laboratory, pharmacy, phlebotomy, and ECG/EKG technology, electronic health records, health information coding, and blood borne pathogen technology.

New York
Broome Community College (Binghamton)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in nursing and chemical dependency counseling.

Kingsborough Community College (Brooklyn)
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers through its alcohol and substance abuse certificate and degree programs.

LaGuardia Community College
The college’s Community Health Worker training program has been integrated into a CUNY-wide three year federally-funded program.  As part of this effort, LaGuardia recruits older immigrants who have worked professionally in the social services and health care fields in their native countries and trains them for employment as bilingual community health workers who provide people in underserved communities with needed health information and services. This college is serving as a “Champion College” to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges.

Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as physical therapy aid, personal care assistant, dialysis technician, dental assistant, medical assistant, and pharmacy technician.

Monroe Community College (Rochester)
The college offers flexible scheduling and allows plus 50 students to apply to earn credit for prior learning and workforce experience. The college assists baby boomers enrolling in coursework to complete a degree or certificate in high-demand fields in the local economy. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.

Schenectady County Community College (Schenectady)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in nursing, personal care assistant, home health care aide, medical billing and coding, and teaching assistant.

Westchester Community College (Valhalla)
The college offers an associate degree for plus 50 adults who are just starting college and those seeking to return. Both online and classroom instruction are available. Non-credit offerings are designed for plus 50 adults looking for a new career, upgraded skills or training to start a business – including workforce training programs in health information technology, bookkeeping, small business development, computer training, job search skills, encore careers, and nurse leadership. This college is serving as a “Champion College” to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages 100 community colleges.

North Carolina
Brunswick Community College (Supply) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers as geriatric nursing aides, electrocardiogram technicians, and certified substance abuse counselors.

Cape Fear Community College (Wilmington) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers as electrocardiogram monitoring technicians, substitute teachers, and child care workers.

Davidson County Community College (Lexington)
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in dental radiology, health information technology, respiratory therapy, and sterile processing technology.

Edgecombe Community College (Tarboro) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers as home care aides, licensed practical nurses and nurse aides.

Halifax Community College (Weldon)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as certified nursing assistant and substitute teacher.

Lenoir Community College (Kinston)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in human services technology.

Piedmont Community College (Roxboro) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in clinical laboratory assisting, medical assisting, coding and reimbursement, early childhood education, and radiology.

Pitt Community College (Winterville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in gerontology, human services technology, and substance abuse counseling

Roanoke-Chowan Community College (Ahoskie)
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in medical office assistance, medical billing and coding, and nursing.

Vance-Granville Community College (Henderson)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in nursing, pharmacy technology, radiography, medical assisting, medications aid, phlebotomy, emergency medical services, and medical coding.

North Dakota
Lake Region State College (Devils Lake)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as home health aides, practical nurses, certified nurse assistants, speech and language pathology assistants, LPNs with intravenous certification, home health aides, medical administrators, health information technologists, and qualified service providers.

Ohio
Belmont College (St. Clairsville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in licensed practical nursing, radiology, medical coding, phlebotomy, medical assisting and child development. The college is planning to create career transition services to assist plus 50 adults enter college.

Clark State Community College (Springfield)  
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in medical office administration and medical assistance.

Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland)
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in optical technology, dental hygiene, diagnostic medical sonography, human services, and early childhood education.

Owens State Community College (Perrysburg)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care.

Rhodes State College (Lima)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in social/human services and health care. 

Terra State Community College (Fremont)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in allied health, medical scribe, home health care, health information technology, medical assisting, nursing, medical office administration, physical therapist assistant, early childhood special needs, and social work assistant.

Zane State College (Zanesville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as medical assistants and medical coders.

Oklahoma
Northern Oklahoma College (Tonkawa)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in nursing and as certified nursing assistants.

Tulsa Community College (Tulsa)    
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers with its health services certificate program.

Oregon

Portland Community College (Portland)
The college provides a peer mentoring program for students over 50 who are enrolled in the college’s gerontology certificate or degree program to help improve student support and boost retention. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges.

Pennsylvania
Community College of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh)
After completing three preparatory programs, Plus 50 students can participate in the college’s Direct Care Worker Program. This 180-hour certificate program prepares students to work with intellectually disabled individuals in health care facilities, or to provide care for the elderly or impaired in home healthcare.  After completion, students may choose to continue into other social work certificate programs offering specialist credentials in geriatrics, case management or family intervention, or they can pursue an associate’s degree as a social work technician. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges.

Montgomery County Community College (Blue Bell)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in early childhood education, adjunct faculty education, nursing, and human services.

South Carolina
Piedmont Technical College (Greenwood) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in pharmacy technology, radiologic technology, respiratory care, surgical technology, cardiovascular technology, and surgical technology.

Tri-County Technical College (Pendleton)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as nurse aides, orderlies/attendants, certified nursing assistants, and dementia/Alzheimer certified caregivers.

Tennessee
Jackson State Community College (Jackson)
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in phlebotomy, electrocardiogram technology, and clinical medical assistance.

Texas
Cedar Valley College (Lancaster)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in assisted living management and care, certified nurse aide, medical records professional, dental assisting, phlebotomy, and pharmacy technology, as well as criminal justice technology.

Grayson College (Denison)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in nursing, allied health, child development, and criminal justice.

Lone Star College System (Woodlands)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in substitute teaching and alternative teaching.

Panola College (Carthage)     
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers as medication aides, daycare workers, substitute teachers, medical laboratory technicians, and occupational therapists.

San Jacinto Community College District (Pasadena) 
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as licensed practical nurses, medical office managers, home health care providers, and alternative teachers.

South Texas College (McAllen)   
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in respiratory care, human services, vascular technology, and child development.

Tarrant County College District (Fort Worth)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in long-term care administration, mental health counseling, dietary management, dental assistant, certified nursing assistant, and adult basic education instructor.

Utah
Salt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in pharmacy technology, health information technology, medical terminology, and phlebotomy technicians.

Virginia
Blue Ridge Community College (Weyers Cave)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in gerontology and human services.

Patrick Henry Community College (Martinsville)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as licensed practical nurses, medical office assistants, medical transcriptionists, pharmacy technicians, medical coders, and teaching assistants.

Southside Virginia Community College (Alberta)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in allied health.

Virginia Western Community College (Roanoke)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers in ICD-10 medical coding and health care technology.

Washington
Clark College (Vancouver)
The college has a long history of providing classes to plus 50 students and also offers training and professional development classes for faculty and staff on the learning needs of students 50 years or age and older. The college is developing a course called Encore Careers in Health Care and Social Services for potential plus 50 students to prepare them for the kinds of training and courses the college offers in those fields. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges. The college has been involved with the Plus 50 Initiative since 2008.
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Clover Park Technical College (Lakewood)
Employment-focused training provides plus 50 learners the skills they need to return to the workforce. The college created an employer business toolkit with a video of employers promoting plus 50 employees and hosts a re-careering @50 expo with local employers and community organizations. The college provides completion coaches for plus 50 students, as well as courses in computer applications. The college’s Plus 50 Club has been recognized by the student government, giving plus 50 students a campus voice. Faculty and staff are provided training highlighting the differences in life focus, priorities, and learning styles of plus 50 students. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired. This college is serving as a Champion College to help scale up the Plus 50 Initiative as it broadens and engages additional community colleges. The college has been involved with the Plus 50 Initiative since 2008.
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Grays Harbor College (Aberdeen)  
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in child development, vascular technology, respiratory care, and medical transcription.

Green River Community College (Auburn) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to redesign its curricula for medical office managers, medical office assistants, and medical transcriptionists to meet revisions to ICD-10-CM medical coding classification and the Affordable Care Act.
 
West Virginia
Blue Ridge Community and Technical College (Martinsburg)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as dental assistants, EKG technicians, ICD-10 medical coders, pharmacy technicians, and certified nursing assistants.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg (Parkersburg)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as health care support workers, personal care workers, certified nursing assistants, dental assistants, surgical technologists, pharmacy technicians, child care workers, and early childhood development workers.

Wisconsin
Milwaukee Area Technical College (Milwaukee) 
The college joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program in 2013, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college plans to prepare older adults for careers in health information technology, medical coding and health unit coordination.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay)
Representatives from across the college—recruitment, advising, enrollment, financial aid and career services—all participate and share information at open houses for plus 50 students interested in returning to college. They also explain ways to earn credit for prior learning. Workforce training is available in five high demand, high growth fields – nursing, health care business services, health information technology, machine tools, and landscape horticulture. The college offers free tutoring help for plus 50 students and has created “test-outs” for as many classes as possible so plus 50 students can complete programs quickly and use their time for new coursework. The college is part of AACC’s Plus 50 Completion Strategy, a 4-year grant-funded program working to increase the number of students age 50 and up, especially those with some prior college credits, to complete credentials and degrees that will help them get hired.

Wyoming
Northern Wyoming Community College District (Sheridan)
The college recently joined the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, which is working to assist adults age 50 and over in completing degrees or certificates in high-demand occupations that give back to the community in education, social services, and health care. The college is planning to prepare plus 50 adults for careers as certified nursing assistants and universal care aides.