Encore Learning

For adults 50 and better!

“Learn as if you were going to live forever!”

What is Encore Learning?


Encore Learning is the newest program offered by the Division of Workforce Development at Paul D. Camp Community College. Encore will offer non-credit courses targeted for adults 50 and better who want to improve their skills, explore new ideas, and interact with interesting people in their community. Choosing from a diverse collection of courses, learners can create their own development program, expand their views of the world and enrich their lives and their communities.

Encore Learning is a membership based learning community with memberships offered for two learning terms: Fall and Spring terms. Membership in Encore Learning is $30 per term OR $50 for the year, which includes both terms. All memberships are individual; each family member must join separately. Only current Encore Learning members may register for a course or special event.Encore Learning members may enroll in as many courses per term as they choose. There is no minimum or maximum limit of courses for which you may register.

It’s Time for Your Encore!

Elements of the program include:

  • Non-credit, community education courses targeted for adults over 50
  • Opportunities to travel to area attractions, businesses and organizations
  • Lunch and Learn opportunities with local experts in healthcare, financial planning, the arts, etc.
  • Local community volunteer opportunities
  • Social activities

If you have ideas for Encore classes or questions about our Encore program, please email us at encorelearning@pdc.edu or call Teri Zurfluh at 757.569.6062.


Register by Mail, Fax, or Email

You may register in person at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin. Also, you may also register by mail, fax, or email.

MailMail: Registrations and payments can be mailed to PDCCC, Attn: Workforce Development/Encore Learning, 100 North College Drive, Franklin, VA 23851. Please make check or money orders payable to Paul D. Community College or PDCCC.


FaxFax: Registrations can be faxed to 757.569.6055 to Attn: PDCCC Workforce Development/Encore Learning. Once you fax your form, call 757.569.6050 with your form of payment of Visa or MasterCard to ensure registration.


EmailEmail: Registrations can be scanned and emailed to encorelearning@pdc.edu. Once you email your form, please call 757.569.6050 with your form of payment of Visa or MasterCard to ensure registration.


For registrations that are sent in via fax, email, or mail, please call the Workforce Office (757.569.6050) to ensure your registration has been received. Registrations are processed on a first come, first served basis. Tuition payment is due at time of registration. The College accepts MasterCard, VISA, money orders, checks and cash. Your registration isn’t considered complete until we have received full payment.

For more information, please contact the Workforce Development Office at workforce@pdc.edu or 757.569.6700.

WHAT’S THE BUZZWHAT’S THE BUZZ? Encore Member Exclusive!

We are also excited to offer “The Buzz”… a complimentary coffee bar exclusively for Encore Learning members, which will be available to members during Encore Learning classes. This wonderful “perk” is sponsored by Keurig Green Mountain,another proud Encore Learning partner. Come join your friends for a cup of coffee, interesting conversation, and fellowship before and after class! 



We need volunteers (instructors, classroom assistants, administrative support staff, etc.) in all capacities to help us with our Encore programming. Contact Teri Zurfluh at 757.569.6062 to find out more about volunteer opportunities! We’d love to have you join our team!