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The Institute for Mature Adults
Mainstream is an innovator in exciting educational programming and career
change options designed for mature adults over 50. These affordable
courses are tailored to meet the needs of mature adults. Additional
information about courses and programs can be found at
www.sunywcc.edu/mainstream, by calling the Mainstream office at
914-606-6793 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mainstream classes meet in the
Knollwood Center, unless otherwise noted.
NEW! Journaling for Self-Discovery
CE-WRITG 2045VA, 6 Tues., Jan. 15-Feb. 19, 12:30-2:30 pm, $120. J
Beginning Research to Writing the Family Story
CE-PRSDV 2034VA, 4 Thurs., April 4-25, 1:00-3:00 pm,
$80. T Lauriano. #12763
NEW! Civil War Via Film
CE-FILM 2027VA, Wed., Feb. 20-Mar. 20, 1:00-3:00 pm,
$100. P Gettler. #13122
NEW! Understanding the Bible:
The New Testament
CE-PHIL 2009VA, 6 Mon., Feb. 4-Mar. 11, 10:00 am-12:00 noon,
$120. J Coppola. #13002
CE-MUSIC 2043VA, 4 Mon., Jan. 28-Feb. 18, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm, $40. D
Hot Topics in the News
CE-POLTC 2002VA, 5 Tues., Feb. 5-Mar. 5, 10:00 am-12:00 noon,
$100. V Bonelli. #12768
CE-WRITG 2017VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 14-Apr. 25 (skip 4/4), 1:30-3:30 pm, $120.
K Rippstein. #12706
20th Century Musical Mindsets
CE-MUSIC 2029VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 21-Apr. 25, 10:30 am-12:30 noon,
$120. R Hallman. #12766
NEW! The Life and Art of Leonardo Da Vinci
CE-ART 2109VA, 6 Mon., Mar. 18-Apr. 29 (skip 3/25), 10:00 am-12:00 noon,
$120. J Coppola. #13003
19th Century in Music
CE-MUSIC 2023VA, 5 Thurs., Feb. 14-Mar. 14, 10:30 am-12:30 pm,
$100. R Hallman. #12765
Release the Artist in You
CE-ART 2065VA, 2 M/W, Feb. 18 & 20, 12:30-3:30 pm,
$60. S Rocker. #12769
Colored Pencil Drawing
CE-ART 2068VA, 2 M/W, Mar. 11 & 13, 12:30-3:30 pm,
$60. S Rocker. #12770
Famous American Theater and Film Composers
CE-MUSIC 2036VA, 4 Wed., Feb. 13-Mar. 6, 10:00 am-12:00 noon,
$80. E Glass. #12995
Gentle Yoga Stretch
CE-FITNS 2029VA, 8 Thurs., Jan. 17-Mar. 7, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, $80. S
CE-FITNS 2000VA, 10:00 11:00 am, PEB-Pool, $165. A Lee
Sec. A: 13 Mon.,
Feb. 11-May 6. #12709
Sec. B: 13 Thurs., Feb. 14-May 9.
Water Healing Exercise Aquatics
CE-FITNS 2040VA, 11:00 am-12:00 noon, PEB-Pool, $165. A Lee
Sec. A: 13
Mon., Feb. 11-May 6. #12707
Sec. B: 13 Thurs., Feb. 14-May 9.
NEW! Introduction to Birds
CE-SCI 2013VA, 2 Mon., May 6 & 13, 9:30-11:00 am, $30. W Chadwick. #12762
19th Century American Painting
CE-ART 2099VA, 6 Thurs., Mar. 21-Apr. 25, 2:00-4:00 pm, $120. C Andersen.
History Through Literature
CE-LIT 2021VA, 6 Tues., Mar. 19-Apr. 23, 1:30-3:30 pm, $120. D McIntosh.
Estate Planning/Living Wills
CE-FIN 2001VA, M/T/Th, 4 M-Th, Apr. 22-29 (skip 4/24 & 26), 1:00-3:00 pm,
$80. M Richman/A Leinwand. #12705
Retired? Now What?
CE-PRSDV 2064VA, 3 Tues., Apr. 2-16, 1:00-3:00 pm, $60. A Leinwand. #12736
Parenting Your Adult Children
CE-FAMLY 2002VA, 3 Mon., Apr. 1-15, 1:00-3:00 pm, $60. A Leinwand. #12842
College Entry and Degree Completion Designed for Mature Adults
Thinking about starting or completing your Associate Degree? Westchester
Community College offers an exciting opportunity designed for adults 50 or
older who want to return to school after a long break, or who want to
start college for the first time. Start by taking one or two courses with
your peers, or complete your associate degree online. Learn in a
supportive environment that will give you the skills and confidence to
help make your transition a success. Contact Judith Kelson at 914-606-7704
for more information and for information session dates and times.
The Center for the Mature Worker
The Center for the Mature Worker assists adults 50 or older who are
looking to change careers, upgrade their skills, or start their own
businesses. Courses are designed to help participants gain the skills
needed to successfully compete in today’s job market.
Choosing an Encore Career:
How to Find Your Next Chapter in a Changing World
Thinking about working beyond your planned retirement date? Want to find a
new career with meaning and purpose? Explore the concept of encore
careers, get information about career choices, complete an interest
inventory to help guide you, and develop a plan.
For more information, call 914-606-6535 or email
CE-CRXPL 2009VA, 2 Wed., Apr. 3 & 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, $40 (+ $7 material
fee, payable to instructor). G Goldstein. #13099
Choosing an Encore Career:
Meet individually with a nationally-certified career counselor who
specializes in encore careers to further explore, clarify, and generate
your personal career plan. A one-hour session is $100. To schedule your
appointment, call 914-606-6535 or email
Small Business Training Designed for Mature Adults
Have you always thought of starting your own business or do you currently
have a home business that you’d like to expand? Whether you are new to the
business world or have prior experience, this training program will
prepare you for success as an entrepreneur and will help you to develop
and refine your plan, manage cash flow and operations, with a focus on
issues of concern to mature entrepreneurs. This 14-week course will meet
Thursdays 7:00-9:30 pm beginning February 21. Cost: $400 (plus $13 student
fees and textbook). For more information, call 914-606-6659 or email
Health Information Technology
Westchester Community College, in partnership with Tidewater Community
College, is offering a 6-month, non-credit training program designed to
meet the nation’s emerging need for health information technology
professionals. Participants must have a background in healthcare or
information technology to qualify. To find out how you could make a leap
into this new career, visit
or call 914-606-7705..
Nurse Leadership Training
to train experienced nurses in the essential knowledge and skills needed
to become an effective leader in a healthcare setting;
include communication skills, identifying leadership roles, conflict
resolution, team building,
and decision making.
exercises. This 21-hour, 7-week
program is offered
during the day
and provides 20.75 contact hours.
For more information, call 914-606-6659
or email email@example.com.
Operation Talent Bank: Job Search Skills
Designed for mature adults who are actively looking for work. Offers job
search training including resume writing and interviewing skills with an
option for additional computer training on the basics of PowerPoint, Excel
and how to use the Internet to find a job (sponsored by the Women’s
Research and Education Fund in partnership with the Westchester County
Office for Women). For more information or to find out if you qualify,
call 914-606-6659 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perkins Tax Return Preparer Training
A 75-hour course over 7 weeks that provides 15 hours of job search
training and 60 hours of training on becoming a registered tax return
preparer. This program will help prepare students for the mandatory IRS
Registered Tax Return Preparer Competency Exam and is designed for mature
adults 50+ who are actively looking for work and have computer experience.
This program is sponsored by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical
Education Act. For more information or to find out if you qualify, call
914-606-6659 or email email@example.com.
COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning
COLLEGIUM for Lifelong Learning is a membership organization created in
2004 to combine serious study and social exchange. Each COLLEGIUM semester
features a different array of courses in the arts and sciences, 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
begins in April
For more information about the Spring program,
please call 914-606-6748 or visit www.sunywcc.edu/collegium.
COLLEGIUM is a membership organization and has a limited capacity. Current
members receive priority registration; new members are welcome.
For course details and a complete list of courses, or to request a
Mainstream brochure, call 914-606-6793, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.sunywcc.edu/mainstream