Learning in Retirement

Learning in Retirement

Learning in Retirement of Waukesha County

WCTC is proud to host Learning in Retirement of Waukesha County (LIRWC). LIRWC is an affiliate of the Road Scholar Lifelong Learning Institute, an international organization that provides programs for ongoing learning.

LIRWC members can take advantage of events, special interest groups and courses in music, art, literature, computers, history, financial planning and more.

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Learning in Retirement Opportunities

LIRWC courses are held during the day at WCTC’s Pewaukee and Waukesha campuses and other facilities in the area. Offerings include:

  • Short-term courses, one to six weeks in length, on topics including art, music, religion, computers, history, aging, financial planning and more. Most courses cost just $20 or less, and there are no pre-requisites, no exams and no grades!
  • Day-long and overnight chartered bus trips to museums, art exhibits, theater performances and other special events throughout the year.
  • Distinguished speakers on a variety of topics.
  • Groups for special interests including books, genealogy, philosophy, hiking, singing, golf, Bridge, Mah-jongg, Sheepshead, theater, creative crafters, recipe trading, and beading and jewelry making.
  • Access to the WCTC library, computer labs, Style & Class Salon and Spa, Dental Hygiene Clinic, Classic Room and Classic Bistro.

Membership is open to any adult who is retired, semi-retired or working with a flexible schedule. An annual fee of $65 entitles members to low-cost courses, special events and special interest groups.

To become a member, fill out the Learning in Retirement Registration of Waukesha County Membership Form and Risk Release Form. If you want to pay via PayPal, you can email these forms to lir@wctc.edu; or mail these forms and your check to:

Waukesha County Technical College
LIRWC, Room WK-101G
327 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

You can also register online. Here, you can view all courses and special interest groups, register and pay for courses via PayPal or via check by clicking "Pay via Invoice."

LIRWC Board of Directors, Officers and Committee Chairpersons

President – Pam Erdmann
Vice President – open
Acting Treasurer – Robert Riedel
Secretary – open
Delegate-at-Large – Lynda Horn
Delegate-at-Large – Sue Sullivan
Curriculum Chair – Dave Arnott
Special Events Chair – Nancy Langlas
Membership Chair – open
WCTC Liaison – Timothy Holloway

If you have any questions, please contact one of your Board members, one of your Delegates-at-Large at lirwcquestions@gmail.com, or the office at 262.695.3473 or lir@wctc.edu.


Welcome to the LIRWC fall semester! We have another fantastic lineup of courses for you to choose from. Your favorite Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are still active but moving to new locations (see pages 46-47 in the catalog). Special Events is working on their fall 2023 trip schedule; stay tuned for more information.

Check the "Resources" tab for the following items:

  • Fall 2023 Course Catalog
  • Membership/Registration Form
  • Handy Course List
  • All-inclusive Risk Release Form
  • Paying via PayPal procedures (or send in a check)

You can complete the forms and mail or deliver to:

327 E. Broadway, Room WK-101G 
Waukesha, WI 53186

You can also register online (log in or click "Become a Member" if you have not already created an online account). Note: We have a special fall membership fee of only $30 and course fees are still only $10 to $20 each. Take advantage of this great fall program!

Questions? Contact us at contact@lirwc.org or 262.695.3473. Thank you for your continued support of LIRWC.

Learning in Retirement Location

Downtown Waukesha Campus
327 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186

  • Conveniently located in downtown Waukesha.
  • Ample, free parking for all students, staff and visitors.
  • Also home to our Dental Hygiene Clinic.


Get in Touch

327 E. Broadway, Room 101G, Waukesha, WI 53186