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LifeLong Learning

At Delta College, we call continuing education LifeLong Learning, because we know you never stop learning.

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    Something for everyone

    We offer a full spectrum of programs designed to give you the knowledge you’re looking for, at any age. You'll find courses in job training, professional development, youth interests, personal enrichment and so much more. Find a class that’s perfect for you!

Explore our classes

Health

Healthcare job training and short-term programs are 10–12 weeks and include practical hands-on and clinical experience with local community partners.

Business

Find a wide variety of career training, professional development, state-approved continuing education and exam preparation programs for business professionals, employers and small business owners.

Technical Trades

Quality job training, continuing education, personal enrichment and exam preparation for those currently working in industrial trades or seeking a new career in the field.

Life & Leisure

Looking for a new hobby or more knowledge about your interests? You’ll find a wide variety of options through LifeLong Learning. Improve your quality of life with these great options.

Summer Camps

Designed to inspire creativity and an enthusiasm for learning. Delta’s Summer Camps are available for elementary through high school students and all are academically based with topics in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts.

Building Graphic

Non-credit job training has been offered at Delta for over 50 years.

Science beakers

Delta offers 40+ educational camps for youth each summer.

Motorcycle

Over 600 people earn their endorsement with Delta's Motorcycle Safety course each year.

Opportunities & Resources

SCECHs
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    Earn SCECHs at Delta

    Delta College is approved by the State of Michigan to offer State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) to education professionals. Earning your required credits is easy with our online classes!

    LEARN MORE about SCECHs

Online Learning
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    Learn online 

    Delta, in partnership with Ed2Go, offers a wide range of online classes and career training programs. These interactive programs are designed to help you achieve your personal and educational goals. Focus on professional development, career training or personal enrichment! And best of all, our online courses are affordable, fun, fast and convenient!

    Explore Online Classes

Urban Farming
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    Grow where you live

    Delta College LifeLong Learning offers workshops geared toward the fledgling farmer, the backyard gardener, the chicken enthusiast and for those who understand the value of cultivating awareness of good, clean local foods. You'll learn about innovative, practical, economical methods of modern day urban agriculture. 

    Explore all Life & Leisure Programs

 

Summer Camps
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    Build. Create. Explore. 

    Summer camps at Delta College are designed to encourage elementary, middle and high school students to build, create and explore. Our fun, educational camps inspire creativity and have a focus on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts.

     Learn more about camps

Financial Assistance & Refunds

Non-Credit Financial Assistance

The Board of Trustees Grant

Please call the Financial Aid Office at 989-686-9080 with questions or to make an appointment. Eligibility requirements apply. Download the Board of Trustees Grant Application (PDF).

Michigan Works! 

Michigan Works! may be able to assist with funding job training programs. Eligibility requirements apply. Contact offices in Saginaw at 989-249-5232, Bay at 989-667-0500 or Midland at 989-631-3073. 

Please note: The Pell Grant does not apply to non-credit programs.

LifeLong Learning Payment Deadline & Refund Policy

Payment Deadline

Payment is due at the time of registration for all LifeLong Learning classes and is required to complete the registration process. When you register, a seat is reserved which obligates you to pay fees for that seat. If your payment is not sufficient or subsequently adjusted for changes in scholarship or sponsor authorization, Delta College reserves the right to drop you for non-payment or submit your unpaid student account balance to a legal collection process. You'll be responsible to pay any collection and attorney fees resulting from a legal collection process. If you drop from your class, any refund due to you will be processed in accordance with the LifeLong Learning Refund Information posted below.

LifeLong Learning Department Refund/Retake Information

100% REFUND one business day prior to the start date of class. Some LifeLong Learning classes have non-refundable, non-transferrable fees (such as Motorcycle Safety). 

We realize that extenuating circumstances may arise on or after the start date of the class. In those cases, please complete the Delta College LifeLong Learning Request for Refund/Retake Form and submit it with supporting documentation. Return the completed form and documentation to LifeLong Learning within one week of withdrawal/drop from class for review. If submitting the form electronically, you may attach supporting documentation via email to lifelonglearning@delta.edu. Once received, you'll be notified of a determination regarding your request within two business days. 

Register for LifeLong Learning Classes

Registration is easy!

Class registrations are due two weeks prior to class start date. Classes are available on a first come, first served basis and fill quickly. If the class you wish to register for is FULL call LifeLong Learning to discuss available options.

Register by Phone

Call 989-686-9444 and make payment by credit/debit card.

Register Online

  1. Click on the "Register Now" button on the upper left side of the page.
  2. Payment is required at time of registration. Have your credit card ready.
  3. Search for classes by course number or keywords (i.e. CFC-1010 or Photography).
  4. Select class and follow on-screen instructions.
Interested in Teaching?

Explore Your Potential...to Teach

Are you an expert in your field who would like to teach others how to do what you do and enjoys working with people? Then teaching with Delta College LifeLong Learning may be the perfect fit for you! We are continually seeking talented instructors and new course ideas to add to our LifeLong Learning community. Why not join us?

Who we are

LifeLong Learning provides non-credit, short-term job training, continuing education, professional development and personel enrichment classes for adults in the following areas: Health, Business, Technical Trades and Life & Leisure. We also provide youth programming such as Summer Camps and SAT test preparation.

Who we teach

Our students are a very diverse population of learners from elementary school to retirement age and include job seekers looking to start a new career, local professionals wishing to continue their education or expand their knowledge, community members who want to explore a new hobby or try something different and youth of the Great Lakes Bay Region. 

Our LifeLong Learning classes vary from 2-3 hour workshops to 5-15 week job training programs and are designed to give students an opportunity to learn, work and grow.

Our Summer Camps focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and the Arts and range anywhere from 1-4 days during last two weeks of June and July. They are held Monday through Thursday during the hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm and encourage campers to build, create and explore.

What we look for

Our instructors are community experts in their subject area; willing to share their knowledge, experience and passion with others. Our instructors have a professional certification and/or licensure in their field, 3-5 years related experience plus experience in teaching, training and/or mentoring. Many of our instructors even meet our preferred requirements of a Bachelor’s Degree equivalent or higher with 5+ years related experience, in addition to experience teaching adults and/or youth (in the case of Summer Camps) and developing programs and professional learning materials.

Our instructors are committed professionals working on an as needed/per class basis with availability to teach day, evening and/or weekends. Additionally, Summer Camp instructors are committed professionals working on an as needed/per camp basis with availability to teach a camp (or camps) in the late June through July timeframe from Monday through Thursday during the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm.

How to Get Started Teaching a LifeLong Learning Class

  1. Complete the Course Proposal.
  2. Save the completed proposal to your computer or flash drive.
  3. Have access to an electronic copy of your current résumé.
  4. Submit your proposal AND résumé via email attachments to lindseybourassa@delta.edu.
  5. Your materials will be reviewed.
  6. You'll be contacted within 10 business days regarding possible next steps.

How to Get Started Teaching a Summer Camp

  1. Complete the Summer Camps Course Proposal.
  2. Save the completed proposal to your computer or flash drive.
  3. Have access to an electronic copy of your current résumé.
  4. Submit your proposal AND résumé via email attachments to lindseybourassa@delta.edu.
  5. Your materials will be reviewed.
  6. You'll be contacted within 10 business days regarding possible next steps.