Plus-50 Lifelong Learning

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults age 50 or older that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement or explore personal interests. The Plus-50 program has courses that range from such as yoga to dance to Spanish to scrapbooking.

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. If you take a course at a location other than a Wake Tech campus, you must register for the course at that specific location.

Partner sites and senior centers

Community/Senior Center
53 Hunter St., Apex, NC 27502
120 Maury Odell Place, Cary, NC 27513
323 Lake Drive, Wendell, NC 27591
205 E. Garner Road, Garner, NC 27529
235 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest, NC 27587

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 (SBC) and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor in a free, confidential session any time questions arise.

Retired to rehired

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. The unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Course details and registration information

Retirement Planning Today
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Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
280275 Western Wake Campus 08/02/2023 08/09/2023 J. Nowak $39.00 35/35
280276 Western Wake Campus 08/10/2023 08/17/2023 J. Nowak $39.00 34/35
280277 Northern Wake Campus 09/12/2023 09/19/2023 J. Nowak $39.00 24/25
280279 Northern Wake Campus 09/21/2023 09/28/2023 J. Nowak $39.00 25/25
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Whether you are about to retire, have 20+ years to go, are self-employed, or just want to make sure you are on the right track, this course offers retirement planning for everyone.
You’ve worked hard to provide for your family and save for your future - now, your money should work for you! This course will show you how to keep more of what you've earned, whether you're approaching retirement or just beginning to think about it. You'll learn how to set goals and work toward them, with practical information that you can apply immediately. The course addresses financial issues for all kinds of employees, including the self employed, and includes a comprehensive, illustrated textbook. Class sizes are limited, so register today!
Course Objectives
  1. Learn how to determine the amount of money you need to retire.
  2. Create your own goals for a successful retirement.
  3. Learn how to eliminate debt and improve cash flow
  4. Learn how to properly convert your IRA to a Roth IRA
  5. Learn how to select the retirement plan distribution choice that is right for you
  6. Learn how to transfer the risk of potential financial losses before or during retirement
  7. Learn how to reduce or eliminate taxes, expenses, delays and legal challenges with estate planning
  8. Learn how to plan your retirement income to preserve a comfortable standard of living
Outline of Instruction
  1. Life Planning for Retirement
  2. Retirement Needs and Expenses
  3. Retirement Roadblocks and Mistakes
  4. Retirement Income Sources
  5. Retirement Plan Distributions
  6. Investments
  7. Risk Management and Asset Protections
  8. Estate Planning
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Materials provided
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Whether you are about to retire, have 20+ years to go, are self-employed, or just want to make sure you are on the right track, this course offers retirement planning for everyone.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff