Registration for Fall opens August 12

We encourage you to register online. Be assured that your information is completely secure.

Of course, you can register the way you always have: by printing and filling out a registration form and mailing it, along with a check, to us at:

Anacortes Senior College
2200 M Ave
Anacortes, WA 98221

If you need information, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us at 360-503-1255.

Fall Classes: Oct 15 - Nov 21 term

Tuesday Classes

Anacortes Community Theatre, Behind the Curtain - Theatre manager Billy Hendrix and the ACT team share details and many surprising aspects of putting on ACT’s amazing and wonderful theatre productions. (6 wks.)

Napoleon Bonaparte and His Era - Award-winning author Bill Dietrich explores the history of this renown French conqueror who helped establish the foundation of our modern world. (3 wks.)

Industries of Anacortes - Tom Kuhn again assembles six of the many industries based in our local economy.  For starters, ASC offers Janicki Industries, LAVLE (marine technology), Skagit Valley College, and Lopez Creamery with more to come. (6 wks.)

Memoir Writing - Teru Lundsten returns with her popular class.  Teru teaches writing tools and memory prompts, and her individual help inspires confidence so you can recall those memories which gave meaning to your live.(6 wks) Class size limited to 10.

Dragonflies: Their Fascinating Lives  - Known to his friends as “The Dragonfly Whisperer,” scientist-author Jim Walker presents a lively course exploring the world of dragonflies.

First Aid for Dogs and Cats - If you love your pet, you will love this class! We will examine the most common  that may arise from the curiosity of dogs and cats and how to effectively treat them. 

Croatia and Anacortes - This course will follow the patterns of Croatian immigration to Anacortes, navigate the fishing industry--focusing on salmon & the development of Puget Sound’s purse-seine boats, & visit the neighborhoods of historic Anacortes to learn about small-town life here in a bygone era.

Thursday Classes

Ham Radio Pricipals and Operation - Join Peter Witheford and Jay Ham in a thorough study of the ins and outs of amateur radio. Although not required, after participating in this course those desiring will be qualified to test for a technician class license. (6 wks.)

Our Amazing Constitution - Dr. Michael Newbrough reviews our unique governmental system created by the U.S. Constitution of 1787 and explores the principles and operation of separation of powers, federalism, individual rights, and representative democracy. (6 wks.)

Android Smartphone and Tablets - Norm Samuelson reveals all the how-to’s, features, apps, and possibilities on how you can use these new technologies.  No worries – all the basics are included for those wanting to take the plunge.    ( 3 wks.)

Three Good Movies – the Why and How:  What makes a good movie? Mark Lundsten provides an encore. A selection of movies will be shown on weeks #1, #3, #5 with analysis and discussion in the week following. You’ll learn not only how three good movies are vert distinct, but also how they are very similar.

About Senior College

We provide a curriculum of intellectually satisfying programs for people over the age of 50.

All of our instructors donate their time in order to give us, their students, the ultimate senior college experience.  To all of them, we say, “thank you”.

At the end of 12 years of operation, ASC class enrollments exceed 6,500. We continually look forward to providing you with a variety of interesting, meaningful and fun courses.

At Senior College we strive to make attending class an enjoyable experience for our students. Because we do not have books, tests or credit, we take the fear out of coming to class. We encourage students to listen to the instructor, engage in class discussion, and socialize with fellow students during the break.

Anacortes Senior College began in the Spring of 2007. We were fortunate to partner with the Anacortes School District, which allows us to use the classrooms in the Middle School. Our age 50+ students have access to retired professors and other qualified instructors who come forward to share their knowledge.

Instructors Wanted

Are you interested in teaching a class? Do you know a friend or neighbor who may want to share their interests by teaching a class? We’re always looking for enthusiastic and passionate individuals who would enjoy teaching and sharing their knowledge. Please contact us to discuss the possibility of teaching at ASC:

Paul Vance, Director of Curriculum, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Anacortes Senior College 2200 M Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221, 360-503-1255