LEARNwest – Adult Classes


LEARNwest offers a wide range of classes for adults who want to expand their skills, make everyday life better, and want to try something new. LEARNwest classes are offered evenings and weekends.

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Registration is required for all classes and is taken on a first-come basis.

Register at least two weeks in advance of a class start date and receive a $5 discount off your registration. If you register online, the class price listed will automatically reflect the $5 discount if it applies. If you are registering by mail, your registration needs to be postmarked at least two weeks before the class start date to qualify for the discount, otherwise, the regular rates apply. Please note some classes are excluded from this discount.

If registering close to the start of class, call or check the website to confirm that space is still available.

You may register one of the following ways:


In Person

Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines.

Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Phone or Mail

Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 633-5001

Registration Form
Payment is required at the time of registration.

If an email address is provided, a confirmation will automatically be sent. If not, you may request a confirmation when registering.


There is a $10 charge on all refunds except classes filled or canceled by the LEARNwest program. To receive a refund, requests must be made by phone or in writing before the class meets a second time. For one-night classes, refunds can only be given before the class is held.


Scholarships up to 50% off are available to the WDMCS district residents who qualify. To learn more please call 515-633-5001.

Weather Closings

LEARNwest follows the decision of WDMCS for weather-related closings. Call 515-633-5555 for an up-to-date recording about weather-related cancellations, dismissals, and closings.

Contact Information

Sue Otte

Continuing Education Specialist
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Julie Lundy

Administrative Assistant
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265