Program Description

Classes provide opportunities for personal growth and development. Students learn skills for mental well-being, physical fitness, and economic self sufficiency. Instruction is focused for adults age 55+ and all ages are welcome.

Mission Statement

The Emeritus Program provides adults 55+ the opportunity to acquire a quality education specifically designed to offer lifelong learning opportunities in the areas of positive aging: personal growth, critical thinking, independence, community engagement, advocacy for self and others, mental and physical well-being, creativity, self-expression, and economic self-sufficiency.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

  • Social responsibility: Emeritus students acquire interpersonal skills to function effectively in a multicultural and diverse environment by comparing and evaluating their work in a respectful manner.
  • Effective Communication: Emeritus students practice collaborative endeavors as they communicate facts, ideas, and feelings clearly by practicing verbal and non-verbal techniques.
  • Critical Thinking: Emeritus students work toward the accomplishment of lifelong learning goals through education designed to engage them in interactive communicative activities that promote critical thinking.
  • Personal and Professional Development: Emeritus students engage in learning activities to promote positive and successful aging in the 21st century.

Program Dean

Jacqueline Hester

Program Chair

Claudia Tornsaufer, Ed.D.

Assistant Program Chair

Mary Burns

Mission: San Diego College of Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing tuition-free, accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to credit college. read more »