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ENCORE is a Pierce College program designed specifically for older adults in our community. ENCORE offers free noncredit classes and fee-based, not for credit classes. Courses address the educational needs and interests of older adults, focusing on topics that promote independence, advocacy, community engagement, self-maintenance, personal growth and development, physical and cognitive health, economic self-sufficiency and includes subject matter that relates to older adults’ life circumstances and positive aging.

ENCORE Noncredit Classes generally meet for 2 hours a week for 15 weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters and for 5 weeks during the Winter and Summer semesters. Classes are free, curriculum based and funded through Sacramento. The number of noncredit classes offered through ENCORE are contingent on hours allotted to ENCORE by the college. Students enrolled in ENCORE noncredit classes are Pierce College students in a noncredit program. Students may enroll at any time throughout the semester, if space is available.

ENCORE Fee-based Not for Credit Classes generally meet for 3-6 weeks in order to make classes affordable. Classes have a nominal fee and are self supporting. They require a separate registration process and there are no refunds unless student shows proof of jury duty or illness. Minimum enrollment must be met by the deadline in order to avoid class cancellation. Maximum class limits are set in order to make for a more personal experience. There are no student adds or drops once classes start due to limited staff support.

Addressing Compliance of currently posted documents
Some, but not all, of the documents posted/linked on this page for viewing and/or download, and inside their subsequent folders that have been created by staff and/or associates of Los Angeles Pierce College have been self-designated to be out of ADA-compliance.

Starting on January 2nd, 2018, all efforts will be made to revise the current self-created, non-compliant documents to be in compliance and any new material posted/linked from these pages or departmental web sites, beyond the previously stated date, will be assembled to adhere to ADA-compliance standards for, but not limited to, Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel, Microsoft® PowerPoint and/or Adobe® Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) documents.

Additionally, any documents provided to and posted/linked by Los Angeles Pierce College created by a source other that the staff and/or associates of Los Angeles Pierce College, will be screened for compliance. If the document(s) are found to be out of compliance, every effort will be made to allow the outside source to re-create a compliant document, suitable for posting/linking. Los Angeles Pierce College Web Services and IT Department do not have access or administrative rights to any documents provided and/or created by an outside source, nor the authority to revise, change and/or modify those documents. ADA-compliance is the sole responsibility of said outside source and must adhere to ADA-compliance standards for Microsoft® Word, Microsoft® Excel, Microsoft® PowerPoint and/or Adobe® Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) documents, and Section 508 Compliance Guidelines.

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