Competing in today's job market can be tough, especially for older workers. If you have attended college but never finished or have always dreamed of getting a degree or a credential, now is the time. The demand for an educated workforce in our community has never been greater.
The fastest growing segment of the labor market is the age 50 and older worker. This program offers courses designed for those who are 50 years of age and older who want to or are being required to return to work or even change careers.
Classes include Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, QuickBooks, Keyboarding as well as Internet and computer basics. We also offer courses in job hunting, transitioning to a new career and financial management.
Open Doors to New Fields
If you're one of 37 million adults from age 25 to 64 who attended college but never received a degree-or one of millions more who need a new credential for a changing job market — Plus 50 can pave the way to completion.
Through Plus 50, San Jacinto College is providing programs and services that make it easier than ever for adult learners to earn credit for their past education and work experience. And we offer support and flexibility to help you reach your goals, from choosing a course of study and scheduling classes to applying for financial aid.
Completion is the key to opening new doors. Going back to school and earning your college degree or certificate paves the way to opportunities for new jobs and career advancement.
Earning a degree or certificate is easier than ever. Under the Plus 50 Completion Strategy, adult students can gain credits for past education and work experience, so you won't be starting at square one.
It is a great time to come back. In an economic downturn, getting your degree or certificate can help increase your earning potential. This program offers courses tailored to your needs, making it is easier than ever to finish what you started.
You have support. Community colleges offer the support and flexibility you need to reach your goals, from diverse courses of study and accommodating class schedules to help with financial aid.
Distinguish yourself from the competition. With a degree or credential, you'll be ahead of those workers with a limited education.
You're not alone. Thousands of plus 50 adults are heading back to community colleges to gain additional training, learn new skills, and complete their degrees or certificates.
The Plus 50 Initiative is a project to benchmark and showcase the most current and innovative programs at community colleges that engage the plus 50 learner. Organized by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Plus 50 Initiative empowers community colleges to create or expand campus programs that engage the plus 50 student population in learning; training or re-training programs; and volunteer, civic, or service activities.