Continuing Education and Customized Training


"MCTC provides top quality certification and recertification opportunities on a regular basis in our unique facility on the MCTC campus. Classes include hands-on training, materials, certificates and meet state or federal certification credentials. We can also customize our classes to meet your specific needs, include your processes and to help you meet government certification standards. Your staff will enjoy our engaging classes while gaining or brushing up on their skills."

–Andrew Lindquist, Continuing Education Director

Center of Safety Training

Whether your need is to obtain a safety certification or re-certification, MCTC has a wide-variety of offerings for you at a competitive price. Take classes in our convenient location at the edge of Downtown Minneapolis with easy access to highway 94. With our new partner  Lake States Environmental and Safety-On-Site we are now offering additional safety classes to meet the needs of  an expanding workforce.

Our typical offerings include:

  • First Aid/CPR
  • OSHA 10
  • OSHA 30
  • Confined Space Training
  • Excavation Training
  • Basic Blueprint
  • MSHA Refresher
  • HAZWOPER Refresher
  • MNDOT Flagging
  • Crane Hand Signals
  • Scaffold Safety
  • Scissor Lift and Boom Lift Safety Training
  • Fork Lift Training OSHA Certification

See our course schedule for classes open for registration in manufacturing, construction and trades.

Many of our OSHA and Workplace Safety courses are placed on our schedule throughout the year. If you are seeking a course you can't find in our schedule please contact us at 612-659-6500 or

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Customize it!

We can work with your business to design tailored classes that meet your specific business training needs. Our customized training can be eligible for a wide variety of funding sources and we frequently work with nonprofit partners in workforce development.

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


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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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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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