Continuing Education

Continuing Education

There is something for everyone at Mid-State! Our continuing education offerings include everything from professional development and skills upgrades to help you maintain proficiency in your work to a wide array of fun and exciting classes designed to enrich your life.


Looking for some fun? Come to Mid-State to learn something new or have a unique, hands-on experience designed to add some spice to your life. Meant for anyone in the community, these opportunities include fun special interest courses, learning for seniors, and much more.

Not finding what you’re looking for? Check under Professional Development and Certification or Public Safety and Emergency Services.


Disagreeing Without Being Disagreeable
Uncover and develop the skills needed to claim the hidden benefits found within everyday disagreements.
Thursdays, June 14 - 28
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Adams - Location TBD
Class #: 41607 • Course Fee: $24.63 / 62+ Fee: $4.50

Summer Cookout Series
Tuesdays, June 19 - August 28 (no class July 3)
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • ODC, Inc. Kitchen (1191 Huntington Avenue, Wisconsin Rapids) • Mid-State's Wisconsin Rapids campus • other location TBD
Course Fee: $32 per class • Register for each class separately
Session 1 - Summer FiestaClass #: 41819
Session 2 - Midwest FryClass #: 41820
Session 3 - Build a Better BurgerClass #: 41821
Session 4 - Brunch on the PatioClass #: 41822
Session 5 - BarbequeClass #: 41823
Session 6 - Chicken DanceClass #: 41824
Session 7 - Farm Fresh VegetarianClass #: 41830
Session 8 - Meals for MenClass #: 41831
Session 9 - Take Me Out to the BallgameClass #: 41832
Session 10 - Seafood Night Class #: 64825

Creative Writing: Write Your Life Story
If you have always wanted to write the story of your life, but couldn't quite decide how to begin, this is the class for you. In "Life Story," you will work in a supportive atmosphere and develop an angle for your book or series of essays.
Wednesdays, June 13 - August 8
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus 114
Class #: 41522 • Course Fee: $125.00

Professional Development and Certification

Take your career to the next level, or add something new to your skill set. A wide variety of professional development classes, preparation for licensing exams, and required continuing education for your industry or occupation are available. Includes computer-related classes (Adobe, Word, Excel, Quickbooks, etc.).

Not finding what you’re looking for? Check under Enrichment or Public Safety and Emergency Services.


Basic Rider Course
This is an organized 16-hour long program for beginning and experienced motorcyclists who want to operate their motorcycles safely and efficiently. Classroom (six hours) and “hands-on” range riding experiences (10 hours) are conducted by experienced and certified rider coaches who have been trained by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Motorcycles are supplied by local dealerships. Upon successful completion of the Basic Rider Course, you will receive a waiver for the Motorcycle Skills Test for
Class M (motorcycle) operator’s license.
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
June 16 - 17Class #: 40864
June 23 - 24Class #: 40866
June 30 - July 1Class #: 40868
Course Fee: $266.40


ServSafe Manager In-Person Review and Exam
Food safety certification/recertification that meets Wisconsin state law for Certified Food Managers (CFM)
Saturday, August 11
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 63940 • Course Fee: $175.00 / 62+ Fee: $148.56


Public Safety and Emergency Services

Pursue training opportunities in emergency medical services, fire, law enforcement, and traffic safety. Includes concealed carry training.

ASIST: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may have thoughts of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. It also addresses aspects of suicide prevention, including life-promotion and self-care. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop; anyone 16 or older may attend.
Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 41553 • Course Fee: $200.00 / 62+ Fee: $146.32

Basic Life Support Provider CPR
Provides a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies; provide CPR to an adult, child, or infant; use an AED; and relieve choking in a safe and effective manner.
Tuesday, June 19
4:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 40883Course Fee: $29.63 / 62+ Fee: $9.50
Thursday, June 21
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Marshfield Campus
Class #: 40876 • Course Fee: $29.63 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

Not finding what you’re looking for? Check under Enrichment or Professional Development and Certification. For information about fire services training available, visit our Fire Services Training Center. For more information about motorcycle classes, visit our Motorcycle Rider Courses page.

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