Lifelong Learning

Middlesex Community College offers a wide variety of personal enrichment courses in many different topics and interests. Courses are presented at various locations over the years for ages ranging from school-age students to senior citizens. Programs and courses are offered in the classroom and online. Middlesex works with two senior enrichment programs—MILE and CCALC—at the Middletown campus and in Meriden.

MILE (Seniors – Middletown Area)

The Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education (MILE) program is a group of adults (ages 50+) interested in expanding their knowledge by attending a program of diverse offerings. Most courses are take place on the Middletown campus or virtually, and some programs are enhanced by field trips. Middlesex Community College founded the MILE group in 1993 and still serves as its sponsor.

MILE classes take place during the fall (October to November) and spring (March to April) semesters. (Fall 2023 orientation is September 8.) For only $65 a year, members are entitled to attend as many MILE courses as they choose. Contact MILE at 860-343-5863, by email at, or by visiting their website.

CCALC (Seniors – Meriden Area)

The Castle Craig Adult Learning Center (CCALC) is for (mostly retired) adult learners who are interested in expanding their levels of knowledge with a unique program of course offerings during the fall and spring. Topics range from science, literature, and history as well as entertainment and much more.

Middlesex Community College founded this organization in 1999 and continues to sponsor the group. Classes are primarily take place at the Meriden Public Library or the Meriden Senior Center.

For more information, please call 860-343-5800, ext. 46398 and leave a message, or email

CCALC celebrated its 20th anniversary in September 2019. Click here to read more.