LEARNwest – Adult Classes

commed_lw_fall_14_coverLEARNwest 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.

LEARNwest catalog (pdf)

LEARNwest Class Listings


Registration is required for all classes and is taken on a first-come basis. You may register one of the following ways:

Starting with the winter/spring 2013 catalog online registration will look a little different. It will still have the 24/7 convenience of online registration, but it will take place in a new program. Please note that even if you have registered online with us before, you will be required to create a new account. Once your account is created you will be able to use the same login information in the future.

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 Parking
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 cancelled by the LEARNwest program. To receive a refund, requests must be made by phone or in writing before the class meets for 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
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 633-5007

Jess Lieb

Youth Programmer
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 633-5008