Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

Plus 50 Sites and Programs


In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County:


Apex Community Center 919-249-3402 53 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502
Cary Senior Center 919-469-4061 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Eastern Wake Senior Center 919-365-4248 323 Lake Drive Wendell, NC 27591 
Garner Senior Center 919-779-0122 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Northern Wake Senior Center 919-554-4111 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587

Example offsite courses include yoga, dance, Spanish, and scrapbooking.  One must register at the specific senior center for these courses and to see the list of classes available.

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 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

20 Century Art & Times I
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Based on 5 student surveys.
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Plus 50 Course
Explore the first 50 years of the 20th Century (1900-1949). This course will highlight major events of each year in culture, science, politics and the arts. Discover how events influence the arts and the arts influence events. Develop a better understanding of the early 20th century.
Course Objectives
  1. learn the interrelated aspects of our world. Context to events and the times in which they occurred will be explained. Participants will be able to assess current events.
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1900-1909: Flight, Autos, Quantum Theory, Early Silent Movies, First radio with voice, color photography and more
  2. 1910-1919: First crystal-set radio, Rutherford’s theory of Atomic Structure, Titanic sinks, Ford’s new assembly line, Panama Canal opens, WWI begins and Einstein’s Theory of Relativity confirmed.
  3. 1920-1929 Women get vote, Vitamin E discovered, Process for sound motion pictures demonstrated, First birth control clinic in NYC, First television transmission, Lindbergh solo, Disney creates Mickey Mouse, and Market crashes.
  4. 1930-1939: “Animal Crackers” released, VA created, First woman senator, National anthem adopted, FDR elected, HG Wells predicts approaching war, Night of the Long Knives in Germany, WWII begins and Bolder Dam completed
  5. 1940-1949 :First successful helicopter flight in US, Attack on Pearl Harbor, WWII, Atom split, Normandy Invasion, Atomic Bomb, First electronic computer, First airplane breaks sound barrier in US, Transistors, and NATO created
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
Plus 50 Course
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Courtney Boney