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Continuing Education and Workforce Development


“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

Nursing and Healthcare

We offer a variety of opportunities for personal and professional development (CEUs). See our online course schedule for Nursing and Healthcare classes currently open for registration.

American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Register today!

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the current requirements for healthcare providers’ CPR. We will cover the revised 2010 guidelines of the American Heart Association and practice providing ventilation using a barrier device, a bag-mask device and oxygen. The training will also include use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of a foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO).

NATO Review Classes and Exam Register now!

Our NATO review course is designed to help you prepare for the state Nursing Assistant Test Out (NATO) exam. You will review the 21 skills tested on the exam according to the state standards of testing. You must have completed a MN-approved NA/HHA course within the last six years in order to take the review class.

The NATO exam is offered on Thursdays, generally every other week. Check our current schedule to see upcoming exam dates.

If you don't see what you are looking for please contact us at 612-659-6500 or continuinged@minneapolis.edu to talk about your needs.

Customized Training

We frequently work with nonprofit and community partners as well as private clients to develop customized training. Our success stories include working with business and community leaders to create employment opportunities and workforce solutions across the state. Read more about this work

We have also worked with a number of non-profits and private-sector companies to provide training solutions for employees. We work with you to tailor training to meet your needs. We deliver trainings in our campus facilities, your site or online. Contact us today to discuss customized training for your team.

Our former clients include: Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Green Central Community Clinic, Hennepin County, Medco Healthcare Solutions, Medtronic, Mercy Hospital, Midwest Surgery Center, MN Institute of Public Health, National Marrow Donor Program, Sholom Home West, St. Cloud Hospital and UnitedHealth Group.

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

Frequent offerings in healthcare include:

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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