A lifetime of learning is a lifetime well spent
We offer a wide range of noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training opportunities designed specifically to meet your professional development needs. Whether your interest is to enhance your skills with CEUs, pursue a career change, explore your creativity and the world around you, or to help your employees enhance their potential, you'll find a learning opportunity to help meet your goals at MCTC.
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Fast, flexible and focused
Taking a noncredit continuing education course is simple––you don't have to go through the college admissions process and you will have very few prerequisites to worry about meeting. We offer day, evening and weekend courses, taught by college faculty and/or leading practitioners, to give you the knowledge you need today to be successful at work tomorrow. A growing array of online courses are also available, just browse our current course schedule to find what you're looking for and drop it in your cart to register and pay.
Short-term certificate programs
You'll find a variety of certificate programs in our catalog, many providing in-demand industry-approved credentials. Some consist of a single course while others require several––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.
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.
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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