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The Academy for Lifelong Learning

Purposeful lives, stronger communities.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL) is a community of adult learners, excited about being at a stage in their lives when they are able to explore new and varied interests. The program is based on the strength and resources of Inver Hills Community College. Academy programming includes:

  • Discussion groups with faculty and community leaders
  • Access to campus resources and facilities
  • Career planning workshops for those age 55+
  • Noncredit and for-credit accelerated degree options

Many of the Academy's programs and opportunities are free and open to the public, including the Interesting Conversations with Interesting People series, discussion groups and other events. For more information, contact Mary Dimick at 651-450-3714.

Interesting Conversations with Interesting People

Other resources of interest to the lifelong learner

Career and professional skills classes

The Inver Hills Center for Professional and Workforce Development offers dozens of skills-oriented, noncredit classes to polish your professional repertoire. If you are seeking training in business or specialized training in IT or healthcare, the Center for Professional and Workforce Development will have classes to meet your needs.

Advocacy and Leadership for Vital Aging (ALVA)

ALVA is a nine month, nationally-recognized curriculum designed to overcome the challenges of leadership later in life and find new ways to use lifetime of skills and talents. This life-changing course starts in September and meets once per month. Tuition is $750 with scholarships available to eligible students.

Earn your degree!

It's never too late to get that college diploma. And with Inver Hills Adult Success through Accelerated Programs (ASAP), the degree is closer than you may think. ASAP offers credit for prior learning and extensive one-on-one coaching to help you set and achieve your educational goals in an accelerated timeframe.

Seniors over the age of 62 may take college courses for only $20 per credit or audit college classes at no cost. Subject to space availability and other college fees may apply. Contact the enrollment center for more information.

Look to SHiFT

SHiFT is an independent non-profit organization that meets at Inver Hills Thursday nights at 6:00 p.m. SHiFT aims to empower those who are seeking to more closely align life and work with their interests, values and passions. Meet like-minded mid- to late-career adults and hear their inspiring stories, as well as practice professional networking and skills development.

Inver Hills campus resources

Members of our community have access to many of the college's resources for personal and professional development. The campus library is accessible to the public with a local driver's license. Athletic facilities are open to the public for a small annual fee. Inver Hills has a vibrant cultural community including music, theater, clubs and activities.