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Continuing Education and Workforce Development


“The nurse in the perioperative environment coordinates communication among surgical team members. Even in the high tech arena of the operating room, the nursing role as patient advocate remains constant, and the skill of patient assessment is critical as the nurse implements individualized nursing care using evidence-based practices.”

–Mary Mirick, R.N., M.S.N., C.N.O.R., Continuing Education Nursing Instructor


“I continue learning from students and they continue to energize me! I feel I am respected and valued, and some of my co-workers are like family. What else could I ask for?”

–Pat Reinhart, R.N., Allied Health Instructor

Healthcare and Human Services

We offer a variety of continuing education programs with flexible options for healthcare and human service professionals. Many of our courses are endorsed by associations and licensing boards to help you earn the CEUs you need. From courses on self-care to BLS certification we offer a number of innovative classes. We are conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis and we also offer classes online and at sites throughout the state.

Our affordable classes can increase your skills and help make your professional development funds go further - earn your CEUs with us!

See our course schedule for Healthcare and Human Services classes currently open for registration.

Customize it!

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

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

Courses and certificates include:

  • American Heart BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • American Sign Language and World Languages
  • Healing Touch 
  • Holistic Health and Healing
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Nursing Assistant Test Out (NATO)
  • Nursing Refresher for RNs and LPNs
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Plugging-In Series
  • Reiki: First and Second Degree
  • Self-care for Helping Professionals
  • Train the Trainer for Nursing Assistant Instructors
  • Trained Medication Administration Assistant

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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