Mainstream, the Institute for Mature Adults

Mainstream, the Institute for Mature Adults

Mainstream is an innovator in exciting educational programming and career change options designed for mature adults over 50.  Course topics include skill development for new careers, enrichment and personal growth. Non-credit and credit courses are tailored to meet the needs of mature adults. For more information on courses, dates and times and to register, please call 914-606-6793 or email

Career Training for Mature Adults
Mainstream offers several training options designed for mature adults who are looking for work, retooling for a new career, or starting or growing a small business. In addition, Mainstream offers a program for experienced nurses who are interested in becoming Clinical Nurse Adjunct Instructors or Nurse Leaders, a Health Information Technology program, and an Encore Career course with options for Encore career counseling. Click here  for more information.

NEW! Medical Administrative Assistant Training Program
Have you thought about becoming a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant? Westchester Community College is now offering a 100-hour program that can help students prepare for the nationally-recognized Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Exam (CMAA) offered through the National Healthcareer Association. This program will teach students about the administrative procedures and knowledge needed to work in a variety of healthcare settings. The program will include practical, real world training that will be needed to work with patients, medical records, finances and medical ethics and terminology. Classes will take place October through December 2014, evenings 5-9 pm at the Valhalla campus.  Cost: $1,000 + $13 student fee + textbooks. Class is limited to 16 students. For more information email or call 914-606-6659.

Mainstream Course Offerings
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Summer 2015

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Registration Information – Begins April 1

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The COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning
COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning is a membership organization created in 2004 under the aegis of Mainstream by Community College volunteers seeking to combine serious study and social exchange.

Each COLLEGIUM semester features courses in a variety of topics, all led by exceptional volunteers. Some leaders are veterans of the classroom, and some are professionals sharing their expertise for the first time. Participants  are encouraged to engage in classroom discussion, and the schedule allows for informal discussion between sessions and during breaks. Collegium is held on Wednesdays and Fridays in spring and fall semesters, and on Wednesdays in winter.

Mainstream Community partners with Westchester County Department of Senior Programs & Services Body Movement and Livable Communities programs.