Continuing Education and Customized Training


“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


“Having worked for larger architectural firms, I know how competitive it is out there, and knew that I needed to upgrade my business software from AutoCAD to Revit. I first enrolled in Revit I as refresher and now have enrolled in Revit II. I really appreciate the small class sizes and the instructor is extremely patient and available for questions.”

–Laura Dyer, MCTC Continuing Education Architectural Technology Student

Architectural Technology

Whether you are a project architect, seasoned principal or AIT, you know the importance of seeking learning opportunities to further develop skills essential to increase your success. Our instructors all work in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, work in firms here and have real-world experience you can learn from. They strive to provide information that is relevant and immediately useful in your daily work.

Our classes teach you how to write persuasive proposals and clear reports, hold productive stakeholder meetings, give effective presentations, manage projects and work with a multi-discipline team.

See our course schedule for classes currently open for registration in Architectural Technology.

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Customize it!

Our courses can be tailored to your organization's needs and delivered at your site or ours. Contact us today to discuss customized training for your team.

For more information about courses or customized training contact us at 612-659-6500 or


Architectural Technology courses include:

  • REVIT Architecture I & II
  • AutoCAD I & II
Other courses of interest may also include:
  • Deterioration & Restoration of Steel Reinforced Concrete
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Microsoft Project
  • Project Management Core
  • Creating and Managing Great Meetings
  • Conflict Without Catastrophe
  • Engaging Your Team
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Managing Conflict, Difficult People and Difficult Situations
  • Death By Powerpoint
  • Business and Creative Writing
  • Principals of Marketing
  • Small Business Management
  • Social Media Strategy and Analytics
  • World Languages

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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