MICL - Modesto Institute for Continued Learning
Check out MICL's own website to see the latest trips and classes that MICL members are enjoying - www.micl-online.org.
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 10:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. 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 is $40 per semester plus a $10 parking fee for parking adjacent to El Capitan Building, where the classes are held. The $40 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.
MICL’s exciting trips will involve a charge for expenses incurred.
MICL Classroom Location
MICL classroom is located on the West Campus in the El Capitan Building. It is held at the back part of the campus.
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). Parking is $2 per day or you can purchase a semester parking tag for MICL members for $10 - when purchased with your $40 MICL membership fee. You can purchase the parking tag from the MJC Community Education office - 575-6063.
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. Parking is $2 per day or you can purchase a semester parking tag for MICL members for $10 - when purchased with your $40 MICL membership fee. You can purchase the parking permit from the MJC Community Education office - 575-6063.
MICL Membership - $40
If you DO NOT register at the MICL Information Meeting, or Online, there will be a $5 additional registration fee charged when you register. If you register in person, over the phone, fax or mail you will be charged an additional $5 registration fee.
MICL Parking Permit - $10 (If you have a handicapped parking permit or do not drive a car, you do not need to purchase the Parking Permit.
The MICL Membership and MICL Parking Permit can be combined for $50 and paid with Cash, Check made payable to MJC, or a Visa/MasterCard/Discover credit or debit card.
MICL Contribution - $10
Cash or check made payable to MICL - Paid directly to the MICL Treasurer - NOT to MJC Community Education.