The mission of Harrison County Lifelong Learning is to provide access to a wide range of education and training opportunities for the adult residents of the Harrison County, Indiana area.
Harrison County Lifelong Learning partners with several educational institutions and community resources to increase the skills and abilities of local citizens while empowering and enriching their lives in an effort to promote a lifetime of learning. Please let us know if there are classes you would like to see offered.
IU Southeast to Offer Courses in Harrison County
Beginning in August, Harrison County Lifelong Learning will host IU Southeast credited courses. The courses, in partnership with the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation and the Harrison County Community Foundation, will allow many students to further their coursework toward IU Southeast academic degrees without leaving their home county. Two courses, Speech 121 and Psychology 102, will meet once weekly, in the evening. To support students interested in the courses, the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation is offering $350 per course for students currently employed full-time or part-time in Harrsion County, including those who work in the county but do not reside there. Additonally, the Community Foundation is offering $200 per course to high school graduates aged 18 and over who complete a course offered at the Learning Center and an additional $200 if they complete the course with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. IU Southeast has created a website specifically for off-site classes.
Microsoft PowerPoint Class Scheduled
Using Microsoft PowerPoint is an essential skill for many college students and business professionals. Harrison County Lifelong Learning will be conducing, Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations, for 5 Thursday evenings in June. The class is designed to help students navigate the application, create slides, choose themes and rehearse their presentation. Please visit our Computer Education page for details.
High School Equivalency Testing
Harrison County Lifelong Learning is the Test Center for Region 10 in Southern Indiana. We serve Harrison, Crawford, Clark, Floyd, Scott and Washington Counties with the new high school equivalency assessment that replaced the General Educational Development test. The new assessment ensures Indiana offers a high school equivalency (HSE) test that matches employer demand and is both affordable and accessible. The new test is aligned to College and Career Readiness Standards and will gradually increase in rigor to better meet industry demand. Students who successfully pass the HSE test will obtain an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma. Upcoming tests are available in Jeffersonville and New Albany. Please visit the High School Equivalency page for detailed eligibility and registration information.
Scholarships Available to Harrison County Adults
The Harrison County Community Foundation has an Adult Scholarship Program to assists Harrison County residents who have completed at least 50% of the required credit necessary in obtaining a Bachelor's or Associate's degree. In order to be eligible, individuals must be at least 25 years old and need to demonstrate legal residency for the past 24 months. Scholarship awards may be used for tuition, course-related fees and books only. To submit an application, visit the Scholarship tab on the Harrison County Community Foundation website.
Help Build Our Future
Support the initiatives of Harrison County Lifelong Learning by making a donation to our Help Build Our Future fund at the Harrison County Community Foundation. Funds raised will help Lifelong Learning provide education and training opportunites to the residents of the Harrison County area.