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Retired Adult Program

The Retired Adult Program (RAP) at MCC offers noncredit classes for individuals aged 50 and above who are active, curious, and eager to continue learning.

RAP classes are intellectually stimulating, thought-provoking, and socially rewarding. They are offered year-round and cover a range of topics including philosophy, science, history, technology, politics, health, and wellness.

How would you like to register for RAP classes?

Browse and register for RAP classes online »

Call registration at (815) 455-8588. You must have a Visa, Master Card, or Discover credit card to register by phone. Visa, Mastercard and Discover icons

RAP Scholarship/Sponsorship Available

A scholarship/sponsorship fund has been established through a generous donation to assist people who have difficulty paying the RAP program membership fee. Email us for more information about scholarship/sponsorship criteria and application procedure.

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Dale Morton, RAP student"I have lived in the area for over 20 years and recently retired from a job that required extensive global travel. I really had no idea what the college had to offer. Once I got the opportunity, I decided to look into the offerings for adults at the college. I had a great experience with the welding class, a RAP class on History's Greatest Explorers and Beekeeping 101. I always thought I would want to retire to a college town because of the culture and continuing education opportunities. Much to my surprise, it looks like I am living in a college town!"
-- Dale Morton, Retired Adult Program (RAP) member and continuing education student