Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Welcome to ILR55+
Thank you for your interest in ILR 55+, a Continuing Education & Workforce Development program, at Frederick Community College.

Who is eligible to take ILR Classes?
ILR 55+ classes are geared towards the 55 and over crowd, however, anyone is welcome to join us for a fabulous learning experience through both the ILR and the FCC Lifelong Learning courses (ACR, HEA, HOM, REC, FOR, PHO).

Can ILR benefit me?
Research shows continued learning strengthens the brain, improves memory and increases quality of life. ILR 55+ offers fun, intelligent ways to keep mind and body vitally engaged within a professional educational environment.

What kinds of classes does ILR offer?
Our casual classes are designed with you in mind. Explore courses and learning on location programs in a range of subjects.

How do ILR classes differ from other college courses?
Our classes are designed by and for adults. There are no tests or grades given and no experience or specific education is required for participation. There is plenty of opportunity for discussion and humor in this shared learning environment.

Who teaches ILR classes?
ILR programs are taught by passionate experts with a lifetime experience as well as a specific talent for facilitating the learning process among adults.

How can I learn more about becoming an ILR instructor?
We are always welcoming new instructors from a range of subject areas. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the Community Education Program Manager, Kelli Ackiewicz, at 301.624.2732 or submit an ILR Course Proposal Form.

How can I request a printed copy of upcoming ILR courses?
Course schedules are available at the FCC Welcome Center and in brochure racks at the FCC Conference Center. To receive a schedule by mail, please complete our online Schedule Request Form, or contact our ILR staff and we will add you to the course schedule mailing list.