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Community Learning Center

Looking to grow new passions and interests? Look no further than the Community Learning Center (CLC) at San Juan College. Our personal enrichment classes offer something for everyone.

Your Gateway to Lifelong Learning

Whether you're looking to stay fit with dance classes or learn a new skill like crochet or cooking, the Community Learning Center has got you covered. Want to explore the great outdoors? Our community learning instructors will teach you how to fly fish or mountain bike through our miles of trails.

We also offer Encore courses specifically designed for students aged 50 and over but open to anyone 18 and older. Encore also offers memberships and activities that help you build friendships.

Our wide range of enrichment classes are the perfect place to find your next adventure and connect with your community.

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Register for Community Learning Center Courses

Easy convenient online registration is available for our non-credit Community Learning Center classes.

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Register for Encore Courses

Please register by phone at (505) 566-3214 or in-person at the 3rd floor of the 30th Street Education Center on 3401 East 30th Street.

Browse our Personal Enrichment Classes

View CLC and Encore Course Offerings

SJC also offers online and on-demand courses through our partnership with ed2go.

View ed2go Course Offerings

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Join the Pickleball Wave

Pick up a paddle and learn the basics of this fun and exciting sport. Gain new skills, make new friends, and even join one of our pickleball tournaments! 

Encore Program Information

Membership Benefits

Get access to early registration and discounts to SJC's Health and Human Performance Center membership by becoming an Encore member. Discover more perks and see how to get a membership discount! 

Become an Encore Member

Encore Events

Build relationships through the Encore community. Join us for regular monthly activities, from lunches to chess club meetings. 

Encore Events

Encore Ambassadors

Become an Encore Ambassador and promote the program to SJC and beyond. You'll help with Encore activities, such as labeling class schedules and decorating and planning events. Call us at (505) 566-3293 to sign up.

Encore Advisory Committee

Provide valuable support to the Encore program by joining the Encore Advisory Committee. See our current members and find out how to join. 

Encore Advisory Committee

Teach a Personal Enrichment Class

Are you passionate about sharing your expertise with others and creating a welcoming learning community? The Community Learning Center is always looking for energetic, innovative instructors to join our team. Whether you specialize in art, music, cooking, fitness, or any other area of personal enrichment, we would love to hear from you.

There is no degree requirement for CLC course instructors, but prior teaching experience is preferred. Encore course instructors must have a bachelor's degree or other appropriate certification.

To discuss potential class ideas, contact Liesl Dees at 505-566-3121 or

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Contact Us
Phone: (505) 566-3214
30th Street Education Center
3401 E. 30th St. | SJC 2nd Floor Entrance

M-Th 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fri: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.