Continuing Education and Customized Training

Current Catalog

MCTC Continuing Education Professional Development and Lifelong Learning January-July 2017

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"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

Online Courses

It is the best of both worlds. Now, you can complete an extensive array of online classes from the convenience of your home or office, yet still enjoy the benefit of an expert instructor who paces you through each lesson and is available to answer your questions.

Check out our online course offerings from the industry leaders in online education:

  • Command Spanish
    Web-based Spanish language training courses tailored to specific workforce audiences, including nurses, law enforcement officers, teachers, constructions supervisors and more! These efficient, reliable and effective e-training courses provide adult learners with a system to learn and retain practical Spanish for the workplace.
  • Ed2Go
    Offering a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient and geared just for you.
  • Gatlin Education Services
    Web-based training, at your own pace, offered in partnership with the world’s largest provider of web-based, instructor-supported training to colleges and universities. These open enrollment programs are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations, most within a three-month delivery window.

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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