MICL - Modesto Institute for Continued Learning

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What is MICL?

MICL (pronounced “Michael”), Modesto Institute for Continued Learning, is one of hundreds of similar institutes for mature learners that have become a part of college campuses throughout the world. Under the auspices of Modesto Junior College Community Education, MICL offers lecture, workshop, study and discussion groups during daylight hours on the MJC West Campus where adequate parking is available. Activities such as trips and social events are frequently offered, linking members to the community beyond the classroom. Planning for all classes is done in advance through the Curriculum Committee composed of MICL members.

The MICL semester is divided into three 5-week sessions referred to as A, B, and C Sessions. Classes meet weekly for two hours, at 10 am or 1 pm. The class schedules are arranged so members can attend as many classes as they like for one fee each semester. Registration for individual classes is not necessary as MICL membership includes ALL classes. The members plan and often present classes, and all members are encouraged to participate. All classes are not-for-credit and are for the joy of learning.

There are no tests and usually no books to buy. The single membership fee for fall 2020 is $30. This fee covers registration and includes other campus services such as use of the library and bookstore.

An optional contribution of $10 per semester is requested to cover MICL classroom expenses such as curriculum needs, paper supplies, social activities and general costs of producing an interesting, educational environment.

Due to COVID-19 MICL will not be offering any exciting trips during the fall 2020 semester.

Fall 2020 Classes

Classes begin Monday, August 24.

MICL Classroom Location

The MICL classroom is located on the West Campus in the El Capitan Building. It is held at the back part of the campus. Due to COVID-19 all MJC buildings are currently closed to the public.

Coming from Carpenter Road -
North on Carpenter Road - Turn on Fire Science Lane (Right past the street light at Blue Gum Avenue) - follow it around and you will see a sign for MJC West Campus. You will turn left on Student Center Drive. Follow signs to MICL Building (you will see the MICL Logo on signs).

South on Carpenter Road - Turn on Collegiate Lane - follow along to Brinks Avenue and turn left on Student Center Drive. Follow Student Center Drive to the MICL Building - you will see signs with the MICL logo on them.

MICL Membership - $30

Due to COVID-19 there will not be a MICL Information Meeting. You could register online or by phone. All face-to-face classes are being conducted remotely.

MICL Parking Permit - $0

There is no fee for parking due to COVID-19. All MJC buildings are currently closed to the public.

MICL Contribution - $10

Cash or check made payable to MICL - Paid directly to the MICL Treasurer - NOT to MJC Community Education.