Continuing Education and Customized Training

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Fall 2016 Continuing Ed brochure cover

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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


About our online courses

Our online courses are comprehensive and self-contained. Each course is clear, complete, engaging and filled with useful strategies and practical advice.

Every six-week online course is facilitated by a professional instructor who is skilled at creating supportive learning communities. Courses consist of project-oriented lessons, stimulating quizzes and hands-on assignments, supplemented by lively and intelligent discussion areas.

Looking to upgrade your professional skills? Enhance your personal life? Stimulate your mind? You can explore our complete list of offerings, along with course syllabi and instructor biographies by checking our course schedule.

How our online courses work

Courses last six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. A lesson is delivered online every Wednesday and Friday during the six-week period. Each course is worth 24 contact hours or 2.4 CEUs. (Please note that contact hours/CEUs may vary for Allegra Healthcare courses. Contact hours for those courses are specified in their descriptions.)

You will need internet access, an e-mail address and either Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer. Every course we offer has been carefully engineered to provide you with quick and easy access to all learning activities, no matter what type of computer or internet connection you have. Some courses do require additional software or textbooks, so be sure to read the complete course description before registering.

It's easy to get started!

  1. Visit our course schedule for a complete list of classes.
  2. Once your find a class you are interested in, add it to your cart and follow the instructions to enroll and pay for it. Here you will enter your email address and choose a password that will grant you access to the classroom.
  3. When your course starts, return to our course schedule, login, and click the 'current registrations' link. Locate your class and click the 'Go to Class' link. These instructions will also be provided in your email confirmation.

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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