Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 

At our Plus 50 events, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, beer brewing, flying commercial drones, and much more! Stay tuned for announcements about upcoming Plus 50 events. 

Check out these programs and resources:

Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Workforce Continuing Education division can help -- and the Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum

Course Details & Registration Information

Ghost Stories and Strange Tales of North Carolina
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Au Pairs & others who have an interest in History courses. This course will also be offered in the Plus 50 Program.
From ghost ships off the coast to mysterious mountain lights, North Carolina has some tales that may keep you awake or make you hesitant to visit certain haunts! This three-part course presents tales from all three of NC’s geographic regions – Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. Each session will address one region and its unique flavor, with stories reaching back to the early settlement of the state. You’ll discuss each story’s setting, time period, regional influences, and cultural elements to gain context and perspective.
Course Objectives
  1. Enjoy North Carolina's History in a fun way while learning various ghost stories/tales.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Student will be able to describe two of the 3 regions of NC with unique folklore and ghost stories: Coast, Piedmont, Mountains.
  2. Student will be able to name 3 types of story: Religion based, event based, folk/indigenous based.
  3. Student will be able to describe two aspects of NC tales: morality, humor, spirituality, romance, irony
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Au Pairs & others who have an interest in History courses. This course will also be offered in the Plus 50 Program.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Courtney Boney