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2018 Education and Training Guide
Eleanor Rigby

2018 Education and Training Guide

Colleges and universities are adapting their graduate, continuing education and custom programs to meet the workforce needs of Minnesota businesses.

Employee skill sets continue to evolve as business models change and technological advancements alter the way people work.

To build a competitive edge, companies and individuals are investing in continuing education, certificates and graduate degrees.

Ranging from master’s in business administration to short courses on analytics and project management, Minnesota higher education institutions provide an array of programs to build leadership and technical skills.

To make it easier for companies to find information about custom programs and continuing education offerings, the Minnesota State system has created a new website. Here is the address for the public access portal: minnstate.edu/ws/index.html.

TCB, through this guide, highlights the academic offerings that are available at public and private higher education institutions in Minnesota.

COLLEGE CONTINUING- AND CUSTOM-EDUCATION PROGRAMS


Advanced Minnesota Northeast Higher Education District Workforce training for:
Hibbing Community College
Itasca Community College
Mesabi Range College
Rainy River Community College
Vermilion Community College

1515 E. 25th St. Hibbing, MN 55746 218-262-7270
advancedmn.org
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; health care, leadership, business and career and skills-based training

Alexandria Technical & Community College
Customized Training Center
1601 Jefferson St. Alexandria, MN 56308 320-762-4510
alextech.edu/customized-training
Program offerings: Computer and technology, healthcare, manufacturing, peace officer and emergency services and OSHA, specialized training, transportation

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Anoka Technical College Professional and Workforce Training
1355 W. Hwy. 10 Anoka, MN 55303 11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW Coon Rapids, MN 55433 763-433-1200 anokatech.edu/ProWorkTraining/
Program offerings: Healthcare, information technology, leadership and organizational development, manufacturing technology and industrial engineering, safety and OSHA, trades

Bemidji State University
Memorial Hall, No. 154 and 155 Bemidji, MN 56601
Northwest Technical College
Office No. 101 Bemidji, MN 56601 218-755-4900
optivation.org
Program offerings: Customized training, leadership effectiveness, organizational development

Central Lakes College
Business and Industry Center
501 W. College Dr. Brainerd, MN 56401 1830 Airport Road Staples, MN 56479 218-855-8118
clcmn.edu/customized-training/
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training, business and career, cosmetology, fire and EMS, nursing assistant/home health aide testing, trades and industry, transportation safety

Century College
3300 Century Ave. N. White Bear Lake, MN 55110 651-779-3341
century.edu/continuing-education
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business, career and leadership, computers and office productivity, health and human services, public safety, project and resource management, trades and industry

Concordia College
Offutt School of Business
901 8th St. S. Moorhead, MN 56562 218-299-4000
concordiacollege.edu
Program offerings: Executive education for mid-career managers in executive leadership, persuasive communication, finance, data analytics and manufacturing management; custom programs available

Dakota County Technical College Inver Hills Community College
Minnesota Training Connection
1300 E. 145th St. Rosemount, MN 55068 651-423-8269
minnesotatraining.com
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business and management, healthcare, manufacturing and trades, transportation and safety

Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-374-5800
dunwoody.edu
Program offerings: Certificates in automotive, computer technology, construction sciences and building technology, robotics and manufacturing

Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th St. Cloquet, MN 55720 218-879-0800
fdltcc.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; customer service, diversity, leadership development, licensing exam preparation, organizational development, technical trades

Hennepin Technical College
9000 Brooklyn Blvd. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 952-995-1330
hennepintech.edu/cts/
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business, management and language, computers and technology, healthcare and human services, law, fire, EMS and safety, trades and industry, transportation

Lake Superior College
2101 Trinity Road Duluth, MN 55811 218-733-5924
training.lsc.edu/
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; aviation, fire and rescue, healthcare, manufacturing and skilled trades, Minnesota Department of Transportation certification, professional development, personal enrichment, workplace safety

Metropolitan State University
Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Park Place, Ste. 104 St. Paul, MN 55106 612-659-7230
metrostateipd.org
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business analysis, business architecture, continuous improvement, cybersecurity, change management, facilitation, intercultural competence, project management

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-659-6000
minneapolis.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; arts and culture, business and leadership, computers and technology, health and human services, trades and industry

Minnesota State College Southeast
308 Pioneer Road Red Wing, MN 55066 1250 Homer Road Winona, MN 55987 507-453-2724
southeastmn.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business enrichment training, computer software training, health specialties, on-site workforce training and professional development

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
900 Hwy. 34 E. Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 218-846-3700
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 218-736-1500
1900 28th Ave. S. Moorhead, MN 56560 218-299-6500
405 Colfax Ave. SW Wadena, MN 56482 218-631-7800
minnesota.edu/wds/
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business technology, electrical training, fire and emergency services, health, leadership development training, mechanical training, safety and compliance training, specialized training, transportation

Minnesota State University Mankato
The Center for Talent Development
424 N. Riverfront Dr., Ste. 101 Mankato, MN 56001 507-389-1094
mnsu.edu/continuinged
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; data analytics program, financial planning certificate, professional development

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Career Development Center
1104 7th Ave. S. Moorhead, MN 56563 800-593-7246
mnstate.edu
Program offerings: Center works with employers on career fairs, job opportunities and internships

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Customized Training Services
1001 Erie Road P.O. Box 359 Marshall, MN 56258 800-658-2330
mnwest.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business and technology, health and dental, manufacturing and trades

Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave. S. Bloomington, MN 55431 952-358-8343
normandale.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business professional skills, compression planning, computers and technology, health care and medical, integrative health

North Hennepin Community College
7411 85th Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 763-488-0391
nhcc.edu
Program offerings: Employer career resources, including individual employer recruiting activities, job fairs and approved employers can post jobs online

Northland Community and Technical College
Center for Outreach and Innovation
1101 Hwy. 1 E. Thief River Falls, MN 56701 2022 Central Ave. NE East Grand Forks, MN 56721 218-683-8643 northlandcollege.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business and computer, certifications, entrepreneur, fire, healthcare, leadership, manufacturing, safety and transportation, youth programs

Pine Technical and Community College
900 Fourth St. SE Pine City, MN 55063 320-629-5176
pine.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; industrial technology, information technology, health education, management education, workforce development

Rasmussen College
3629 95th Ave. NE Blaine, MN 55014
4400 W. 78th St. Bloomington, MN 55345
8301 93rd Ave. N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
3500 Federal Dr. Eagan, MN 55122
8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042
1400 Madison Ave. Mankato, MN 56001
1250 29th Ave. S. Moorhead, MN 56560
226 Park Ave. S. St. Cloud, MN 56301
888-549-6755
rasmussen.edu
Program offerings: Certificates in business, education, health sciences, justice studies

Ridgewater College
2 Century Ave. SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-234-8500
2101 15th Ave. NW Willmar, MN 56201 320-222-5200
ridgewater.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; fire, health care and EMS training, industrial safety, management and professional growth, manufacturing and industry, service occupations, transportation

Riverland Community College 2200 Riverland Dr. Albert Lea, MN 56007 507-379-3300
1900 8th Ave. NW Austin, MN 55912 507-433-0600
965 Alexander Dr. SW Owatonna, MN 55060 507-455-5880
riverland.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; community leadership, health and wellness, industrial and workplace safety, professional development, supervising, leading and human resources, technology, trade and industry, transportation Rochester Community and Technical College Center for Business and Workforce Education 851 30th Ave. SE Rochester, MN 55904 800-247-1296 rctc.edu/workforce/ Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; computer technology, healthcare, professional development, trade and industry, transportation

St. Cloud Technical and Community College
1540 Northway Dr. St. Cloud, MN 56303 800-222-1009
sctcc.edu/training
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business and information technology, health and human services, trades and industry, transportation

St. Cloud State University
Center for Continuing Studies
720 4th Ave. S. St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-308-3081
stcloudstate.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business, legal, professional development, project management, technology

Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. St. Paul, MN 55102 651-846-1617
saintpaul.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business programs, computers and technology and software, health and wellness, manufacturing and skilled trades, transportation and safety

South Central College
Center for Business and Industry
1225 Third St. SW Faribault, MN 55021 507-332-5800
1920 Lee Blvd. North Mankato, MN 56003 507-389-7200
cbi.southcentral.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; agribusiness, computers and technology, health care, manufacturing and trade, workplace safety

Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St. Marshall, MN 56258 800-642-0684
smsu.edu
Program offerings: Employer career resources, including posting jobs and student internship information

University of Minnesota
College of Continuing and Professional Studies
1994 Buford Ave. St. Paul, MN 55108 612-624-4000
ccaps.umn.edu
Program offerings: Professional development certificates in business analysis, business process improvement, business writing, communications, data visualization and analytics, human resource generalist, management practices, organization development, professional train-the-trainer, project management, supervision, web development

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business Executive Education
1000 LaSalle Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 651-962-4200
stthomas.edu/exceed/programs/
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business acumen, communication, digital marketing, finance, health care, leadership and management, nonprofit management, operations, project management

Winona State University
175 W. Mark St. Winona, MN 55987 507-457-5000
winona.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; healthcare, leadership and staff development, lean process improvement

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS AND BUSINESS CERTIFICATIONS

Argosy University
Graduate School of Business and Management
1515 Central Pkwy. Eagan, MN 55121 651-846-2882
argosy.edu
Program offerings: MBA; master of law in compliance; MS in human resource management, management, organizational leadership

Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-330-1000
augsburg.edu
Program offerings: MBA; MA in leadership

Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr. St. Paul, MN 55112 651-638-6400
bethel.edu
Program offerings: MBA; MA in strategic leadership; certificate in leadership foundations

Capella University
School of Business and Technology
Capella Tower
225 S. 6th St., 9th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402 1-855-665-7641
capella.edu
Program offerings: MBA; MS in analytics, human resource management, information assurance and cybersecurity, information technology; master’s in public administration; graduate certificates in advanced analytics, analytics, business administration, digital forensics, human resource management, information assurance and cybersecurity, network defense, project management

Concordia University
282 Concordia Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104 651-641-8230
csp.edu
Program offerings: MBA; MBA in health care compliance, health care management; MA in human resource management, leadership and management, strategic communication management; MS in information technology management; certificate in leadership

Crown College
8700 College View Dr. St. Bonifacius, MN 55375 952-446-4100
crown.edu
Program offerings: Online MBA; online MA in global leadership and organizational leadership

Hamline University
School of Business
1536 Hewitt Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104 651-523-2800
hamline.edu
Program offerings: MBA; master of nonprofit management; master of public administration

Metropolitan State University
College of Management
1501 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 612-659-7231
metrostate.edu
Program offerings: MBA; master of management information systems; graduate certificates in business analytics, global supply chain management, management information systems, project management

Minnesota State University Mankato
College of Business
122 Taylor Center Mankato, MN 56001 800-722-0544
mankato.mnsu.edu
Program offerings: MBA; master of accounting; graduate certificate in taxation

National American University
7801 Metro Pkwy., Ste. 200 Bloomington, MN 55425 952-356-3600
national.edu
Program offerings: MBA; master of management; executive MBA

The College of St. Scholastica
Julio Garcias, Admissions Counselor
Phone: (651) 403-8654 Email:jgarcia5@css.edu
At The College of St. Scholastica, we are committed to helping students finish their degrees and achieve success. With quality degree programs, flexible online options and affordable tuition, we help you earn every possible credit from your academic and professional experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
866-437-2788
tcadmission@smumn.edu
smumn.edu
Saint Mary’s graduates gain the advanced knowledge, skills, and critical-thinking abilities necessary to be lifelong learners, successful workers, good neighbors, and ethical citizens that ensure Saint Mary’s standing as a well-known top-tier national university that prepares tomorrow’s leaders.

St. Catherine University
School of Business and Professional Studies
2004 Randolph Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105 651-690-6000
stkate.edu
Program offerings: MBA; master of health informatics; MA in organizational leadership; MS in management; certificates in integrated marketing communications and organizational leadership

St. Cloud State University
Herberger Business School
720 4th Ave. S. St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-308-3213
stcloudstate.edu
Program offerings: MBA; MS in information assurance

University of Minnesota Duluth
Labovitz School of Business and Economics
1318 Kirby Dr. Duluth, MN 55812 218-726-7440
d.umn.edu
Program offerings: MBA; executive MBA offered in Rochester

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Carlson School of Management
321 19th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55455 612-625-0027
carlsonschool.umn.edu
Program offerings: MBA; master’s in accountancy, business analytics, business taxation, finance, human resources and industrial relations, supply chain management; certificates of distinguished leadership and business administration, general management excellence

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 651-962-4200
stthomas.edu
Program offerings: MBA; MS in accountancy, business analytics, health care communication, health care innovation; master of studies in law in organizational ethics and compliance; graduate certificates in business analytics, corporate communication, digital experience, global business, marketing communication, strategic growth and strategic risk and responsibility

Walden University
100 Washington Ave. S., Ste. 900 Minneapolis, MN 55401 844-398-6191
waldenu.edu
Program offerings: MBA; MS in accounting, finance, human resource management, leadership, management, marketing, project management; graduate certificates in advanced project management, applied project management, auditing, brand and product marketing, business management, digital marketing, human resource management, leadership, managerial accounting