Personal Development

Passport to Retirement

When One evening a week for three weeks; or two Saturday mornings
Average Time to Complete Two (2) or three (3) sessions

About the Program

JMU | On-site – The course includes the information you need to assess the costs associated with retirement, determine your sources of retirement income, improve your investment potential, reduce your financial risk, and help preserve your estate for your heirs. You’ll also find out how to fight the effects of inflation, avoid unnecessary taxes, and protect yourself from the potentially devastating costs associated with long-term- care expenses. The course curriculum illustrates how time-tested financial principles can be applied to a variety of financial situations. In addition to receiving the latest facts and  figures on retirement planning, you’ll also benefit from visual aids and handouts that are clear, concise, and easy to understand. Your homework will reinforce class work and build a foundation for your personal financial program. The instruction is designed to show you a number of financial concepts that will expand your knowledge base.

Courses & Requirements


31-36 credit hours | Course Checklist

Your required courses will cover topics such as instructional design, applied cognition, distance education, evaluation and assessment, and quantitative and qualitative research. You’ll also be able to choose electives in your area of interest.


Program cost: $69.00

More information

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

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