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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

Certificate in Illustration

Would you like to pursue a career as an illustrator? Enjoy communicating ideas visually? Are you interested in transferring 2-D drawings to digital formats?

The Certificate in Illustration teaches practical understanding to all facets of illustration to help you build a career as an illustrator.

The program consists of three courses that are typically completed in one year. You may take the courses individually or register for the entire certificate program at a discounted price. Upon completion of the certificate, you'll be prepared to pursue a career in a variety of areas, including commercial, editorial, or book illustration.

Certified Courses:

  • Drawing for Illustration
  • Digital Illustration
  • Digital Portfolio & Capstone Project

View complete course descriptions and call us at 612-659-6500 if you have questions about the courses or schedule.

Note: This is a noncredit program, qualifying for continuing education units (CEUs).

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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