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Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Current Catalog

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

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Why MCTC...

"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

“MCTC was great to work with. Our customized training director understood our request and was always responsive to our needs. I appreciated the partnership.”

–Betsy Hearn, Liberty Diversified International

Continuing Education and Workforce Development

A lifetime of learning is a lifetime well spent

We offer a wide range of noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training opportunities designed specifically to meet your professional development needs. Whether your interest is to enhance your skills with CEUs, pursue a career change, explore your creativity and the world around you, or to help your employees enhance their potential, you'll find a learning opportunity to help meet your goals at MCTC.

Fast, flexible and focused

Taking a noncredit continuing education course is simple––you don't have to go through the college admissions process and you will have very few prerequisites to worry about meeting. We offer day, evening and weekend courses, taught by college faculty and/or leading practitioners, to give you the knowledge you need today to be successful at work tomorrow. A growing array of online courses are also available, just browse our current course schedule to find what you're looking for and drop it in your cart to register and pay.

Short-term certificate programs

You'll find a variety of certificate programs in our catalog, many providing in-demand industry-approved credentials. Some consist of a single course while others require several––all are designed to be academically rigorous yet accessible and affordable. Select our course schedule link below to see what we have currently open for registration or download our latest course catalog.

We optimize the talent you hired

MCTC also offers customized training services to businesses and organizations. With an emphasis on innovation, quality, timeliness and affordability, we are your partner in workforce development. Learn More

Teaching for us

We're always looking for new course ideas, and welcome proposals from instructors. For more information, please download our course proposal form (PDF format–can be completed and submitted electronically, or printed and submitted by mail). Teaching with MCTC Continuing Education & Training is a great networking opportunity, plus a way to share your talents and knowledge with lifelong learners. Thank you for your interest in teaching for us!

Accessibility Resources

MCTC is committed to providing equal access to education for all students. Students who have a disability, or believe they may have a disability, are invited to contact the Accessibility Resource Center as soon as possible to determine eligibility and/or request accommodations. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 612-659-6730, accessibility@minneapolis.edu, or stop by T.2400 to request reasonable accommodations.

The accommodations authorized on your forms should be discussed with your instructor. All discussions will remain confidential. Accommodations are not provided retroactively, so it is essential to discuss your needs at the beginning of the course. Additionally, only accommodations approved by the Accessibility Resource Center will be provided.


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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