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Continuing Education and Workforce Development


"Technology and the economic downturn have made the employment environment much more competitive. Companies are demanding employees with problem solving skills, business writing skills, an understanding of verbal and nonverbal communications and self-starters who are ready to engage every day."

–Jeannette Grace, MCTC Continuing Education Business and Communications Instructor

AFP Certified Treasury Professional

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Treasury and finance professionals face more public and regulatory scrutiny than ever before. They must know how to optimize cash resources, maintain liquidity, ensure access to short-term and long-term financing, judge capital investment decisions and control exposure to financial risk.

The CTP certification sets the standard in the treasury field. Sponsored by the Association for Financial Professionals® (AFP), the CTP® credential signifies that you have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to effectively execute critical functions related to corporate liquidity, capital and risk management. 

Preparation is the key to success

Higher performance expectations require a greater mastery of the knowledge required to address current and emerging corporate treasury issues. You can earn that expertise with the AFP Treasury Learning System™ course now offered by Minneapolis Community & Technical College Continuing Education. This comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program is based on the Essentials of Treasury Management®, Fifth Edition – the official body of knowledge (BOK) tested on the CTP exam.

Our program follows AFP’s preferred system for exam preparation, using AFP materials and covering all the content in the CTP exam. We offer a structured classroom environment that keeps you on track, experienced instructors guiding you towards your goal and the opportunity to learn from and network with your peers. The course also helps you in everyday work practice.

The learning modules covered in this instructor-led course include:

  • Introduction to Treasury Management
  • The Treasury Management Environment
  • Working Capital Management
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Management

Whatever your learning style, you’ll find ways to test your knowledge and build confidence with the AFP Treasury Learning System. The learning modules (available in print or e-reader format) provide an in-depth exploration of the complete content of the BOK tested on the CTP exam in a concise, easy-to-understand format. Plus, visit the online learning center for a wealth of supplemental study materials:

  • Quickstarts – guided overviews for each module highlight key topics
  • Pre-test – identifies topics a participant already knows and those areas that require more time and attention
  • SmartStudy tool – create a personalized study plan based on your experience and pre-test score
  • Tests – nearly 1,000 questions for continually testing knowledge and comprehension
  • Case study – featuring real-life scenarios and questions to apply your knowledge
  • Practice exam – presented with a timing feature and other functionality to emulate the CTP certification exam
  • Online Resource Center – includes online or printable flashcards, related links, additional resources and a feedback feature

Who should enroll?

You don’t have to be a treasury professional to benefit from the AFP Treasury Learning System program. Here are some of the professionals that have also benefited from the program:

  • Bankers and other financial services providers developing and implementing products and services for use by corporate finance organizations
  • Technical and administrative staff supporting finance functions
  • Students with an interest in finance and business related fields

Lead instructor

Jeanne Hilpisch holds a B.A. in Economics from University of Minnesota, a MBA in Finance from the U of M Carlson School and a Master’s of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. With more than 20 years of professional experience, she has held positions at Wells Fargo including Treasury Sales Consulting and Product Management and also has a corporate background in treasury and operations. She holds a CTP and regularly participates in industry conferences and events. She has taught the AFP-certified CTP course for four years and has held faculty positions at the U of M.

MCTC–Thermo King Partnership

hermo King President Ray Pittard, left, and MCTC president Phil Davis.

MCTC was awarded $300,000 by the Department of Employment and Economic Development Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to develop and implement lean process improvement training. The training will be delivered to more than 550 engineering, design and management staff at Minnesota-based Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

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