Welcome to Mikkelin Kansalaisopisto / the Community College of Mikkeli!
Herewith we present our new Course Program with a lot of updated, interesting classes and special events. You are welcome to study at our College or to attend our special events: performances, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, presentations, and so on. The Community College is for everyone!
The Community College of Mikkeli is a public adult schooling centre for voluntary further education and leisure activities programs of the area of Mikkeli and Hirvensalmi (including Anttola, Haukivuori, Otava, Rantakylä, Ristiina, Suomenniemi), run by the municipality. Yet not just only for adults but also for the elderly and kids and children as well; with almost 6.500 participants / students and more than 20.000 lessons / teaching hours, at more than 75 different locations.
We are proud of the fact that we are able to offer a huge variety of different courses and wide-ranging subjects (including online), supported by more than 160 qualified experienced teachers and instructors, with a total of approximately 600 single classes every year. We have classes in the following subjects: music, theatre, arts, handicrafts, dance, languages, history, culture, literature, education and training, social sciences, information technology, boating, first aid, gardening, cookery and physical education.
We have evening courses, day-time classes, weekend-classes, one-time special classes, short-time & long-running courses; very individual and just right for you. Our courses and classes are very affordable; on average they cost you just a little more than 1,00 e/h; some might even be for free. The teaching language at the courses is Finnish.
And yes, we do have well-aimed Finnish language courses in our program as well, very suitable and appropriate for our local immigrated residents and foreign students and citizens from other countries living / working partially / permanently in the area. In the Finnish courses the teacher uses English and / or Russian when necessary.
We are very flexible – every year we update and organize new and changed courses based on your suggestions; just tell us what you need or what you are interested in – we always welcome your input. Your feedback and your contributions are very important for us!
Most of our courses / classes / activities start in September and / or January. But not all. Check out our program brochures or our web site for further details; also watch our special events and activities information and news. You can register for our courses at the web site, by phone (015 194 2929) or by coming to our office (Lönnrotinkatu 7, 1st floor, Mikkeli).