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. 

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 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 II
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Plus 50 Students (50 years of age and older)
Explore the second 50 years of the 20th Century (1950-1999). Learn about major events of each year in culture, science, politics and the arts. Audio/visual presentations will show how events influence the arts and the arts influence events. Gain a better understanding of how the myriad of events and processes influence each passing year.
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. 1950-1959: Korean War, Color TV, 22d Amendment Limits President terms, First H-Bomb, Iron Curtain, DNA structure discovered, Polio vaccine, Einstein dies, National Guard in Little Rock, First US satellite, and Castro Cuba.
  2. 1960-1969: JFK elected, Berlin Wall, Humans in space, Cuban Missile Crisis, JFK assassinated, Dr Strangelove, First spacewalk, Artificial heart, Heart transplant, Moon orbited, Vietnam War, and Walking on the Moon.
  3. 1970-1979 Gene synthesis, First space station, “stone-age” tribe discovered, Watergate, US – USSR space craft link-up, Concorde jet, Star Wars, DOE established, First “test-tube-baby,” CDs, and Islamic Revolution
  4. 1980-1989: Rings of Saturn close-up, First AIDS in NYC, Falkland Island War, Flight 269 shot by Soviets, Union-Carbide Bhopal poisoning, Challenger explodes on launch, Another Stock Market crash, and DNA fingerprint.
  5. 1990-1999: Internet born, Gulf War, Micro devices, Digital TV, Mass produced electric cars, Digital cameras, Hong Kong returned to China, First GMO corn, Cloning sheep, Euro born.
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 Students (50 years of age and older)
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