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. 

Plus 50 Expo

Save the date! The Plus 50 Expo is coming to Wake Tech Northern Wake Campus on Tuesday, March 13. 

More details coming soon!

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

Passport to Retirement
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 75 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
187576 Western Wake Campus 02/03/2018 02/10/2018 $55.00 15/20
187611 Northern Wake Campus 02/17/2018 02/24/2018 $55.00 11/25
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Seniors and people interested in learning the blocks to retirement.
You'll learn how to integrate important concepts to help you prepare for retirement. In addition, you will find out how to fight off the effects of inflation, avoid unnecessary taxes, and protect yourself from the potentially devastating costs associated with long-term care expenses. You'll receive a 145-page workbook that contains current information about financial concepts and tools. Through hands-on class examples, exercises, and case studies, you'll discover how to take control of your finances and position yourself for a brighter financial future.
Course Objectives
  1. Learn time tested principals for a variety of financial situations
  2. Receive the latest facts and figures on retirement planning
  3. See a number of financial concepts and acquire sound information
Outline of Instruction
  1. Define and Create Your Retirement
  2. Assess the Costs
  3. Evaluate Sources of Income
  4. Invest for the Future
  5. Protect Your Health and Wealth
  6. Receive Funds from Retirement Plans
  7. Manage Your Estate Distribution
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Passport to Retirement book provided
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Seniors and people interested in learning the blocks to retirement.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Michael Langer