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Continuing Education and Workforce Development


“I have been taking Beginning French for eight months. I have always struggled with foreign languages, especially now that I cannot hear as well as when I was younger, but I have learned more French than any of the other three foreign languages I tried. Bravo!!”

–Thomas Detwiler, MCTC Continuing Education French Student


"I chose to teach at MCTC because of the institutions reputation of higher learning, as well as the diversity of its students."

–Dahir Nur, MCTC Continuing Education Somali Instructor

Arts, Culture and Academics

We bring together the best of our talents—in the liberal arts and in technical programs - to create a unique blend of noncredit lifelong learning classes for our community. Whether you're an aspiring artist or a part-time photographer, a language learner or a fitness fan, you'll find inspiration and innovation in our wide array of offerings, taught by talented instructors with a desire to share their expertise. We’re here to pique your interests and satisfy your need for knowledge.

See our course schedule for classes currently open for registration in Arts, Culture and Academics.

Customize it!

Our courses can be tailored to your organization's needs and delivered at your site or ours. Contact us today to discuss customized training for your team.

For more information about courses or customized training contact us at 612-659-6500 or continuinged@minneapolis.edu.

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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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