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Welcome to ILR 55+ Programs

The Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR 55+) at FCC is Frederick County’s premier knowledge and discovery destination for adults age 55+. Join us to enjoy arts and music, discover a new perspective on history, discuss current local and world issues, explore digital photography, pursue new health and fitness topics, and so much more! Click here for important messages regarding COVID-19 >>

Special Note for Full Classes
If a class in which you wish to participate is full, please give us a call at (301) 846-2561. We may be able to accommodate additional students with extra seats and we also offer waitlists for individual sessions.


Frederick Community College COVID-19 Updates

Your safety and success remain our top priorities. We are following the Frederick Community College Roadmap to Resilience and Recovery (3R Plan) and the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, with the health and safety of those returning to work and learn foremost in our thinking. For the latest College information, please read the updates included below and visit

June 15 Update: On Campus Classes
Your safety and success remain our top priority as we continue to follow the recommendations outlined by the State of Maryland and the Frederick County Health Department due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As a result, ILR 55+ on-campus classes will not be offered during the summer and fall of 2020. The good news is that we will be offering a wide variety of online courses throughout the rest of year! Be sure to check out our New ILR Online Classes for the latest offerings.

June 25 Update: Online Classes Terminology
The College is now employing new terminology to distinquish between different online learning modalities – the ways in which students and instructors meet in online environments. The way ILR classes meet is now referred to as “Structured Remote (SR)” because your classes meet at specific times for real-time interaction. When you sign up for a class, you may notice an “(SR)” acronym in the class title. This is for administrative purposes only.  The way you register, access, and participate in ILR online classes remains the same. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Thank you!

July 2 Update: Message Regarding Stage 1 Operations
Beginning Monday, July 6, FCC will move to Stage 1 of the Frederick Community College Roadmap to Resilience and Recovery plan.  As we continue to develop ways to safely and thoughtfully offer a few in-person instructional experiences, we tried to anticipate questions and provide answers about what to expect should you register for a class that meets on Main Campus or at the Monroe Center. Additional information is available here.

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Kelli Ackiewicz ILR 55+ Program Manager
(301) 846-2405 •

Frederick Community College
Continuing Education & Workforce Development
7932 Opossumtown Pike • Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 624-2888 •