Continuing Education and Customized Training


“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


"MCTC is a great way for adults to learn important applications in a small classroom setting. Classes are limited to 12 students and the curriculum is designed so students can go back over step-by-step exercises as many times as they would like."

–Deb Lehr, MCTC Continuing Education Microsoft Applications Instructor

CompTIA Certifications

These are international industry credentials sponsored by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The certifications are recognized by major computer hardware and software vendors, distributors, resellers and publications. CompTIA has established relationships with 80 companies that recognize the certifications including: Novell, Intel, Lotus, Microsoft, 3Com, and Cisco.

Benefits include:

  • Recognized proof of professional achievements
  • Enhanced job opportunities
  • Easier transition to additional certifications
  • Increased opportunity for advancement

See our course schedule for classes being offered in CompTIA Certification.

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Customize it!

We can customize any computer-related training to teach the skills your employees need at a time that is convenient for you. Hold training in our state-of-the-art computer labs, or we can bring it to your site.

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

A+ Certification

A+ Certification is the industry-wide standard for measuring benchmark level, vendor-neutral technical certification skills expected of a technician with six months on-the-job experience. It validates the technical knowledge required of an entry-level computer service technician. The intent is to certify a body of knowledge that is identified and accepted as the baseline or foundation of any entry-level PC technician.

Network+ Certification

Network+ Certification validates the knowledge of networking professionals with 18-24 months of experience in the IT industry. Network+ is an accepted baseline, vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals, which can also serve as a prerequisite to vendor-specific IT certifications.

Security+ Certification

Security+ Certification is a vendor-neutral certification exam for the field of information security and sets globally accepted skill and knowledge standards. The exam covers five key areas: general security concepts, communications security, infrastructure security, cryptography, and operational/organizational security. It is designed for professionals with at least two years of experience and thorough knowledge of TCP/IP.

For more information about the certifications go to:

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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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