As part of the Rochester Community and Technical College outreach effort, Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) provides stimulating educational programs and encourages social and personal growth for life-long learners in our growing and diverse community. This is accomplished through a variety of affordable courses including lectures, discussion groups, day trips, and other learning opportunities in an accessible setting.
Learning Is ForEver (LIFE) -- Growing and Learning for Over 25 Years! LIFE offers sessions on Community, Current Affairs, History, Humanities & the Arts, Literature, Nature & Ecology, Travel Adventures, Personal Interest and One Day Trips.
Online registration with a credit card is encouraged. To register, click. If you prefer to register by paper and mail a check payment, the form can be found here.
If you need step by step instruction for online registration, they are available here.
In the last year I finally started to take advantage of one of RCTC's most interesting and inexpensive learning opportunities - LIFE (Learning Is ForEver)! Where else can you purchase a senior membership for just $25 a year that provides you a variety of quality educational and entertaining life-long learning opportunities at a very reasonable per course rate?
-Don Supalla, Retired RCTC President
“LIFE was just what I was looking for when I retired. I wanted to keep learning and meet new people and I found that with the LIFE classes. The classes are interesting and the instructors are excellent. I am learning a lot, meeting new people, and having fun!!”
LIFE offers a huge variety of educational and entertainment offerings delivered, via Zoom, by excellent presenters. And, I appreciate the fact that there's no pre- or post-class assignments, no quizzes or tests and I get to share feedback on the course content and presenter while weighing in on future topics I'm interested in. There's more to LIFE, but I'll let you discover that for yourself when the next catalog comes out.
-Don Supalla Retired RCTC President
“The LIFE program is a treasure. Each semester LIFE offers over 50 stimulating lectures, many provided by world class presenters. The broad variety of subjects offers something for everyone! There is nothing like LIFE!”
LIFE is so blessed with dedicated (knowledgeable, caring, nice to know people) who have been so successful in continuing to offer this life saving program. Who would have suspected that we, with some help, have learned to navigate ZOOM. You are appreciated.”
“Because the LIFE classes are presented "live", the Zoom format allows real-time questions and answers between the attendees and the teacher. One of the major things I personally like about the LIFE classes is that I not only learn from the presentation, but I also learn - usually a lot - from the ensuing questions / discussions provided by others in the class using the interactive format on Zoom.”
“Taking the LIFE classes as a couple has been time together well spent. We find the classes to be excellent resources for adults on a variety of interesting topics. The instructors are knowledgeable, professional, and have a passion for their subject matter. The transition from in person classes to the Zoom format has been seamless and we’ve learned a lot from other class attendees as well. It also gives us topics to discuss over dinner. Overall, LIFE classes have been an enjoyable experience.”
-Ken and Barbara Simurdiak
“You are doing an exemplary job keeping us connected to the LIFE program which helps us with our isolation. Bless your efforts and stay well.
“Thank you for providing such a wonderful resource, now in the comfort of our homes!”
“I hope you appreciate what a fun group they are. It is a joy to be with all of you.”
-Todd Lefko, LIFE Presenter
1926 College View Road SE Rochester, Minnesota 55904