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Current Catalog

Spring 2018 for Continuing Education at MCTC

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Accessibility Resources

MCTC is committed to providing equal access to education for all students.

Accessibility FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions


Online: Visit our Continuing Education Course Schedule

  • Browse for classes by category or search by class name and number.
  • Find the class you're looking for and add it to your cart.
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions to create a new account or retrieve your existing account.
  • Complete your registration on our secure site with a credit card payment. You'll receive an receipt/confirmation of your purchase by email.

By phone: Call us during business hours at 612-659-6500 to register and pay with a credit card.

In-person: Visit our office located in suite T.4900 (Technical Building, 4th floor) during our business hours.

Note: Nursing Assistant Test Out (NATO) students must register in person

You must register for NATO in person at the Continuing Education office in T.4900 (Technical Building, 4th floor) during office hours.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to register, you must bring:

  • Two forms of identification: Both must have a signature, and one must have a photo
  • Payment or payment authorization from a third party funder in the amount of $195
  • The signed application and course completion form from your training program, if you took it within the last two years

If you are retaking a test, you must bring the paperwork from the previous test.

Registration opens approximately two months before the start of a term. We offer three terms per year: Fall (September – December), Winter/Spring (January – May), and Summer (June – August). Online registration closes two days before a class begins, but you may still register by phone up until the day of class provided space is available.

We encourage you to register as early as possible. Some classes require materials to be ordered in advance and others fill quickly. Also, we must determine if we have sufficient enrollment to run a class about a week in advance.

Please note: If you register fewer than three days before a class starts, we may not be able to provide a book for you until the second class session.

Yes! When registering online, you can create a learner profile for someone else. Each learner must have a separate profile.

If you register online and complete the checkout and payment process, you are registered. You will receive an automatic email confirmation.

If you do not provide an email address, you will not receive a confirmation. You are welcome to call us to confirm your registration.

If you’re registering online and a course you’re interested in is full, you can request to be placed on the waiting list. If you attempt to register by mail or phone for a course that is full and you provide your email address, we’ll add your contact information to our waiting list. Your credit card will not be charged if you are placed on the waiting list.

If space opens up in the class, we will contact the first person on the waiting list by email. You will have 24 hours to register (preferably online) before we move to the next person on the list. You cannot be placed on a waiting list if you don’t provide an email address.

In most cases we require at least five students for a class to run. If we have to cancel a class due to low enrollment, we will notify you by email or phone at least 24 hours before the class is scheduled to begin. If we have to cancel your class, you can request a full refund of your tuition or transfer to another course of your choice, space permitting.


Full payment must accompany your registration. Payment may be made by check, money order, cash, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.

Checks returned to the College for insufficient funds will result in a $25 charge.

Can a third party (employer, workforce agency) pay my fees?

Yes. A third party can pay your course fees directly at the time of registration, or we can bill them provided we receive an authorization for payment.

Authorizations must contain the following information:

  • Your name
  • the class(es) you're taking
  • the total fee authorized for that registration
  • the address to which we can send an invoice

Authorizations can be faxed to us at 612-659-6505, emailed to continuing.education@minneapolis.edu or delivered in person. Authorizations must be accompanied by your complete registration information (your name, address, phone, email).

Senior citizens (age 62 and over) may register for classes at the discounted rate of $45 plus the cost of any course materials, on a space available basis, provided the class is not online or offered by a partner provider. In order to receive the senior discount, you must register no sooner than three business days before the class starts, by phone with a credit card, or in person.

Continuing Education classes are non-credit, so they do not qualify you for financial aid. MCTC does not currently have any scholarship programs for non-credit courses.

Please call us at 612-659-6500 to cancel or transfer your registration.

Our refund policy: If you need to cancel your registration and do so at least three full business days before the class starts, you have the option of receiving a full refund or transferring to another class. No refunds will be granted for cancellations requested fewer than three full business days before a class starts.

Attending classes

Most Continuing Education classes meet at our downtown campus. Getting to MCTC is easy.

Some classes meet at our community partners’ sites, in which case those locations will be noted in the class description and on your confirmation. You can find details about those locations on our partners' websites:

MCTC has a parking ramp located across Hennepin Avenue from the main campus, connected by skyway. It requires a $5 payment upon entry. Each entry lane is equipped with an auto-cashier that accepts cash, Visa, or MasterCard. Discounted parking ($2.50 per entry) is available by purchasing parking vouchers in the MCTC Bookstore or the Helland Center C-Store. Tell the cashier you are a Continuing Education student.

Metered street parking is also available around campus, payable with quarters or a credit card, or via the City of Minneapolis parking app.

When visiting MCTC from out of town, there are many hotel options near the MCTC campus. Below is a listing of nearby options:

Residence Inn by Marriott. 45 So. 8th St. Minneapolis, MN 55402. 612.677.1000

Holiday Inn Express & Suites. 225 S 11th St, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 612.341.3300

Double Tree Suites – Minneapolis. 1101 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 612.332.6800

Hilton Minneapolis. 1001 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 612.376.1000

Millennium Minneapolis. 1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 612.332.6000

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403. 612.370.1234

When visiting MCTC’s convenient downtown location, you will find a wide variety of food options on and off campus. Whether you want to grab a bite to eat before a morning class, get a mid-afternoon coffee or try out one of the many nearby authentic restaurants, we are sure you will find a new favorite spot. Below is a listing of nearby options:

On campus dining:

Tiffin Man Global Kitchen. 1415 Hennepin Ave. 

Dunn Brothers Coffee. 1501 Hennepin Ave.

Coffee Shops:

Espresso Royale. 1229 Hennepin Ave. (Staff favorite)

Caribou Coffee. 1201 Hennepin Ave. 

Near campus dining:

Subway. Deli. 1260 Hennepin Ave.

Eli’s. American. 1225 Hennepin Ave. 

Buca di Beppo. Italian. 1204 Harmon Pl. 

Dancing Ganesha. Indian. 1100 Harmon Pl. 

Lotus Restaurant. Vietnamese. 113 W. Grant St. 

The Bird. Breakfast. 1612 Harmon Pl.

Butcher & the Boar. American. 1121 Hennepin Ave. 

4 Bells. Seafood. 1610 Harmon Pl.

Due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, a course may be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. In the event of inclement weather, please stay tuned to local media sources for MCTC closure notices, or check the MCTC website.

Other questions

MCTC is committed to providing equal access to education for all students. Students who have a disability, or believe they may have a disability, are invited to contact the Accessibility Resource Center as soon as possible to determine eligibility and/or request accommodations. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Accessibility Resource Center to request reasonable accommodations.

Accommodations are not provided retroactively, so it is essential to discuss your needs early. All accommodation discussions will remain confidential. Additionally, only accommodations approved by the Accessibility Resource Center will be provided.

We can provide formal certificates of completion for individual classes or for certificate/series programs upon request. To request your certificate of completion, call or email our office within 60 days of the end of your final class and we will mail you one, deliver it to your next class, or you may pick it up at our office. There is a $10 charge for certificate requests made later than 60 days from the completion of your final class, or for certificate re-issues.

In order to qualify for a certificate of completion for an individual class or a certificate/series, you must complete all required coursework and meet attendance requirements (as verified by instructor attendance records). Your hours attended will be reflected on your transcript and certificate of completion.

Most classes we offer can be tailored to your needs and delivered at your work site for a group of employees. Customized Training offers innovative, flexible, and cost-effective solutions to your business challenges.

We're always looking for new course ideas, and welcome proposals from instructors. For more information, please download our course proposal form. Teaching with MCTC Continuing Education is a great networking opportunity, plus a way to share your talents and knowledge with lifelong learners. Thank you for your interest in teaching for us!

MCTC is committed to protecting your privacy online. We do not sell or trade your personal information to others.

The best learners have the most questions and we're excited that you're considering MCTC for your education and training. If you have any additional questions, please connect with us at 612-659-6500 or continuing.education@minneapolis.edu.