Middlesex Institute for Lifelong Education for Seniors

M.I.L.E.S is an active program for mature adults ages 55+. Our instructors are from MCC and the surrounding community. Class subjects include personal enrichment, academic arts, and cultural enrichment. Come meet new friends with common interests and enjoy the beautiful campus at MCC! Keynote session is free and open to the public.

Fall 2019 Opening Session
Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 2pm - 4pm

Keynote: Jose L. Ramirez
"Defining Moments: A Cuban Exile's Story about Discovery and the Search for a Better Future"

José I. Ramírez came to the U.S. at the age of fifteen from Aguacate, Cuba as one of the early arrivals of what is known today as Operation Pedro Pan, on January 21, 1961. He moved from Miami to the Jacksonville Florida area on February 8, 1961 to live at Camp St. John, (a Cuban boys’ refugee camp) and ultimately graduated from Bishop Kenny High School of that city.  Later on he received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts and a Master’s Degree with a focus on Organizational Policy and was also a graduate of the Executive Management Program, both at Boston University. He retired from a Human Resources Management 40 year career, with a focus on Employee, Labor Relations and International/Multicultural issues. He also taught at Northeastern University in Boston as an Adjunct Faculty member for ten years.Since retirement, he has been writing and lecturing about Cuba, baseball, Operation Pedro Pan and his family. He has delivered more than twenty lectures and written, co-authored, edited or translated over thirty items, including three books and several articles.

José and his wife Judy have two sons and resides in Westford, Massachusetts and Naples, Florida.


Middlesex Community College
Cafe East, Campus Center, Building 8
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730

Opening Session is free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Fall 2019 MILES Brochure

MILES Registration 

*Please note: All classes are 2p- 4p unless otherwise stated in the semester brochure schedule. All MILES members are able to access/park in any student parking lot. Parking passes are not required. Please do not park in visitor or staff lots. Most classes are held in Henderson Hall located right next to Student Parking Lot A.


MILES classes are not eligible for tuition waivers.

Questions? Call 781-280-3570 or 781-280-3663 or E-Mail Us

Fee Schedule: Pay per class. Register for each course individually for a $15 per class fee with a maximum fee of $95 for the semester. Our enrollment staff will automatically calculate the maximum fee at $95 max if you register for more than 7 classes. For example:

1 class = $15
2 classes = $30
3 classes = $45
4 classes = $60
5 classes = $75
6 classes = $90
7+ classes = $95

Please provide a valid phone number and e-mail address when registering. To enroll call 1-800-818-3434.

Last Modified: 9/30/19