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Education & Training Guide

Meeting workforce needs of Minnesota businesses requires colleges and universities to continually adapt their programs.

Education & Training Guide

Minnesota’s workforce shortage has raised the stakes for businesses that want to ensure they have enough well-educated employees to grow their revenue.

Companies need a steady supply of workers entering their employment pipelines. But those new employees, as well as workplace veterans, require ongoing training to upgrade their skill sets and increase their effectiveness.

In Minnesota, companies and individuals are investing in continuing education, certificates, and graduate degrees. The enhanced skills gained by employees allow them to rise within an organization. Investing in employee education translates into companies employing the talent that can give them a competitive edge in the marketplace.

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.

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: Business and leadership development, business technology, health care, law enforcement—emergency services—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. N.W., Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763-433-1200  /  anokatech.edu/ProWorkTraining/
Program offerings: Compliance/OSHA, computer applications and information technology, health and wellness, manufacturing technology and industrial engineering, professional and organizational development

Bemidji State University

Memorial Hall, No. 154 and 155, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-2001  /  Bemidjistate.edu

Northwest Technical College

Office No. 101, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-4900  /  ntcmn.edu
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, manufacturing and skilled trades, project and resource management, public safety

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, health care, 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, health care, manufacturing and skilled trades, Minnesota Department of Transportation certification, professional development

Metropolitan State University

Institute for Professional Development
1380 Energy Lane, Ste. 104, St. Paul, MN 55108
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. S.W., 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., Suite 101, Mankato, MN 
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. N.E., East Grand Forks, MN 56721
218-683-8643  /  northlandcollege.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; business and computer, certifications, entrepreneur, fire, health care, leadership, manufacturing, safety and transportation, youth programs

Pine Technical and Community College

900 Fourth St. S.E., 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. N.E., 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. S.E., Hutchinson, MN 55350  /  320-234-8500
2101 15th Ave. N.W., Willmar, MN 56201  /  320-222-5200
ridgewater.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; fire training, 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. N.W., Austin, MN 55912  /  507-433-0600
965 Alexander Dr. S.W., Owatonna, MN 55060  /  507-455-5880
riverland.edu
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; community leadership, emergency medical services, fire and rescue training, 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. S.E., Rochester, MN 55904
800-247-1296  /  rctc.edu/workforce/
Program offerings: Continuing education and customized training; computer technology, health care, 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, computer, technology and software, health and wellness, manufacturing and skilled trades, transportation and safety

South Central College

Center for Business and Industry
1225 Third St. S.W., 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; health care, leadership and staff development, lean process improvement

 

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS AND BUSINESS CERTIFICATIONS

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

College of St. Scholastica

340 Cedar St., Ste. 50, St. Paul, MN 55101
651-298-1015  /  css.edu
Program offerings: MBA in leadership and change; online MS in health informatics, health information management, project management

Concordia University

1282 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

St. Catherine University

admissions@stkate.edu
651-690-6000
stkate.edu

A dynamic university educating women to lead and influence, St. Catherine University prepares students to make a difference in their profession, communities, and the world. St. Kate’s is home to nearly 5,000 students in associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate, and certificate programs.

National American University

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

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

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Graduate School of Business and Technology
2500 Park Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404
(Also Winona campus and Rochester center)
612-728-5100  /  smumn.edu
Program offerings: MBA; MA in human resource management, management, organizational leadership; MS in accountancy, data intelligence, project management; other advanced business degrees

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
612-625-002  /  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
844-642-0198 / 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

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