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

Lewis & Clark: History Course
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Based on 9 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Au Pair Course, Plus 50 course
This course looks at the Corps of Discovery journey to the Pacific, its members, and the men who led the expedition. It also covers the backgrounds of these two leaders, who contributed to the character of the voyage, its aftermath, and the discoveries made.
Course Objectives
  1. expand or acquire knowledge of the Corps of Discovery Expedition, the leaders behind the expedition, and other facts of history as it relates to Lewis & Clark.
Outline of Instruction
  1. identify the principal leaders of the Corps of Discovery expedition and at least one other contributor to the expedition.
  2. learn three or more major Native American tribal groups encountered on the expedition
  3. describe two or more significant natural features discovered by the Corps
  4. describe two or more residual effects of the expedition as relates to westward expansion and/or Native American populations.
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 Pair Course, Plus 50 course
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
Course Contact Information
Courtney Boney