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Continuing Education and Workforce Development


"MCTC is a great way for adults to learn important applications in a small classroom setting. Classes are limited to 12 students and the curriculum is designed so students can go back over step-by-step exercises as many times as they would like."

–Deb Lehr, MCTC Continuing Education Microsoft Applications Instructor

Microsoft Applications

Differentiate yourself in today's competitive job market, advance in your career, increase your earning potential and improve your level of job satisfaction. Employees and employers who invest in Microsoft applications training experience a quick return on their investment through improved confidence, morale and productivity.

Microsoft Office 2016

All courses are taught using Microsoft approved courseware for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS). Courses include a textbook and downloadable exam prep software.

See our course schedule for classes currently open for registration.

Microsoft Applications Professional Certificate

Complete five of the following courses:

  • Word 1, 2
  • Excel 1, 2, 3
  • Access 1, 2, 3
  • PowerPoint 1, 2
  • SharePoint
  • OneNote

Special series price: $675

Learn more about the MOS Certification

Customize it!

We can customize any computer-related training to teach the skills your employees need at a time that is convenient for you. Hold training in our state-of-the-art computer labs or we can bring it to your site.

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

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