Active Adult Summer Sessions August 2, 3, & 4 Gateway Building

Day 1 • Tuesday, September 27 • 9:00am-3:00pm

9:00am-10:00am Continental Breakfast & Conversation
AM Session “The Elements & Principles of Design” • Presented by Molly Johnson
Learn about quality design and discuss definitions of elements and principles of design. Discover how images were codified in the years surrounding World Wars I & II by idealist communities such as the Bauhaus, DeStijl, and Black Mountain College. In the last part of this session, create a series of abstract designs and challenge fellow participants to read these visual communications.
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
PM Session “Anxious Autumns: The Cuban Missile Crisis, New Findings
and the l934 Morro Castle Fire” • Presented by Richard Trimble

The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis stands out as a Cold War moment when time stood still. In the half-century since those October days, research has produced new revelations and we will discuss some of the new theories. Then, during another autumn in 1934, vacationers returning from a Caribbean cruise found themselves caught up in one of the most terrifying events in the history of the
Jersey Shore - the fire that destroyed the “Morro Castle” and took 134 lives.

Day 2 • Wednesday, September 28 • 9:00am-3:00pm

9:00am-10:00am Continental Breakfast & Conversation
AM Session “Falling in Love with Jazz” • Presented by David Marowitz
Jazz is America’s original art form, yet many Americans have never learned how to listen to, follow, understand, and enjoy this precious music. In this class, we focus on the skills needed to listen to jazz music in a way that will enable you to understand and enjoy it. Class time will be spent listening to original recordings of key jazz artists and trends with teacher annotation and class discussion.
12:00pm–1:00pm Lunch
PM Session
“Change of Season: Harvesting our Gifts & Talents”
Presented by Regina Rosenthal

Allow yourself to raise your awareness by using tools to help you assist in moving freely through the changing seasons. Discover your inner gifts and talents to make the best of every day and deal with the stress that often comes along with change.

Price $99 includes Continental breakfast and lunch each day. Limited space available.

Call to register 732-255-0404

Academy for Lifelong Learning

The Academy for Lifelong Learning provides quality education programs for adults 55 and over to enhance their intellectual, physical, and personal well being. Individuals at least 55 years of age may activate a membership in the Academy for Lifelong Learning and receive all membership benefits. Academy for Lifelong Learning membership is free for individuals who are at least 55 years of age.

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Terms and conditions of the Membership Application are subject to change at the sole discretion of Ocean County College. For additional information, call the Academy for Lifelong Learning at 732-255-0409.

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Education Programs

Academy programs are offered at the Ocean County College campus, off site locations, and group or adult communities.

Membership has its benefits.....

Academy for Lifelong Learning membership is free for individuals who are at least 55 years of age.

Membership benefits include:

  •  Be the first to receive information on OCC's special events and programs
  • Discounts, special offers, and incentives; at no cost to you, at local, regional and national business when you use your Ocean County College Reward Card.
  • Discounts at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts for selected performances
  • Discounts at the Robert J. Novins Planetarium
  • Discounts through the  Garden State Philharmonic performances.
  • Discounts to movie tickets purchased at the Student Life Office
  • Use of Ocean County College’s tennis courts (based on availability)
  • Free attendance at OCC sporting events (Playoffs are excluded)
  • Academy Rewards discounts at local business
  • Opportunity for trips sponsored by OCC’s  Student Life and listed in What's Happening

Reduced Tuition for Credit Courses for Seniors

Adult Students

Ocean County residents, 65 years of age or more, who are fully retired may enroll in credit courses on a space-available basis at a reduced rate (not including textbooks).

Registrations will only be accepted the day before classes begin for the semester.

For more information please contact the Registration & Records office at 732.255.0304.

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