There will be no classes and all campus service offices will be closed Friday, Feb. 27 for an all-staff development day. The campus will resume normal hours on Monday, March 2.

Continuing Education and Customized Training


"Our condominium overlooks the campus, and MCTC has been a very good neighbor to us. So, as an art lover, I took a painting course which allowed me to sharpen my technical brush stroke skills and let my creative energies flow."

–Sylvia Sabo, MCTC Continuing Education Student


“I feel MCTC is one of the best options for computer training. It has been a great experience and MCTC is an organization that we will use in the future.”

–Julie Droegemueller, Caribou Coffee


“In 2003 while working at HGA Architects we developed continuing education classes for MCTC in 3D Visualization and Building Information Modeling. I have loved being around the college and the learning environment because the students constantly keep me on my toes.”

–Nathan Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, MCTC Continuing Education Architectural Technology Instructor

Continuing Education and Customized Training

MCTC offers a wide range of noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training for employers. Whether your interest is to enhance your skills with CEUs, pursue a career change, explore your creativity and the world around you, or enhance your employees' potential, you'll find a learning opportunity to help meet your goals at MCTC.

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A lifetime of learning is a lifetime well spent

Taking a noncredit continuing education course is simple: no admission is required and many don't require prerequisite coursework. A growing array of online courses are available, just browse our current course schedule to find what you're looking for and drop it in your cart to register and pay.

You'll find a variety of certificate programs amongst our offerings, many providing in-demand industry-approved credentials. Some consist of a single course while others require several, but all are designed to be academically rigorous yet accessible and affordable. Select our course schedule link below to see what we have currently open for registration or download our latest course catalog.

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We optimize the talent you hired

MCTC also offers customized training services to businesses and organizations. With an emphasis on innovation, quality, timeliness and affordability, we are your partner in workforce development.

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Teaching for us

We're always looking for new course ideas, and welcome proposals from instructors. For more information, please download our course proposal form (PDF format - can be completed and submitted electronically, or printed and submitted by mail). Teaching with MCTC Continuing Education & Training is a great networking opportunity, plus a way to share your talents and knowledge with lifelong learners. Thank you for your interest in teaching for us!

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CECT Instructor Paints with Kids

Yuya Negishi

Continuing Education and Customized Training (CECT) art instructor Yuya Negishi visited fourth and fifth grade students to show them some of the skills he teaches in his Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting and Calligraphy class at MCTC. "I see beauty through working with kids. I’m a teacher, but at the same time those students taught me a lot," he said.

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$3.3 Million Grant Means Customized Training for Pioneer Press, Gedney Foods

Training at MCTC.

With help from a $3.3 million MN Job Skills Partnership grant to MnSCU, MCTC's Division of Continuing Education and Customized Training will provide uniquely designed programs for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Gedney Foods.

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MCTC–Thermo King Partnership

hermo King President Ray Pittard, left, and MCTC president Phil Davis.

MCTC was awarded $300,000 by the Department of Employment and Economic Development Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to develop and implement lean process improvement training. The training will be delivered to more than 550 engineering, design and management staff at Minnesota-based Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

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