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.

Efforts are made to vary class dates, times, and locations to accommodate different schedules, but please note that offerings are dependent on course facility requirements and instructor availability.

Continuing Education Gift Certificates

Mid-State offers a variety of continuing education courses for all types of interests. You’ll find classes in photography, cooking, gardening, knitting, welding, and so much more. Give your family and friends the gift of learning with a Mid-State continuing education gift certificate.

Enrichment

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.

Don't see what you’re looking for? Check under Professional Development and Certification or Public Safety and Emergency Services.

December

Christmas Ornaments on the Scroll Saw
Come in to make your very own Christmas ornaments for your tree or to give as gifts! We'll teach you the very basics of what you need to know to cut safely on the scroll saw, introduce you to beginning cuts and using a pattern, and help you decide if you’d like to take the next class to learn additional techniques. No experience necessary. Wood and patterns will be provided. This class is recommended for youth and adults ages 13 and older to work independently on the saw.
Tuesday, December 18
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Port Edwards High School
Class #: 67522 • Course Fee: $35.00

Healthy Aging Series: Moving to Age Well
As you or someone you know ages, you can expect gradual changes. Some of these changes are normal aspects of aging, but some may not be normal. Lifestyle choices can have a powerful impact on the aging process. These classes will help you understand some of the issues associated with aging while maintaining health, independence, and well-being. Demonstrate physical activities to support healthy aging processes.
Wednesday, December 19
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. • Lester Public Library of Rome
Class #: 67478 • Course Fee: $10.00

January

Metal Garden Sculpture
This two-session experience will expose you to the basics of welding and teach important shop safety principles that will enable to you design and create a piece of artwork for your landscaping or garden. You will create an instructor-led project during the first session and get ideas for a personal project that you will make during the second session. The instructor will provide examples of decorative metal sculpture pieces created from everyday steel “junk” like old wrenches, ratchets, shovels, and sawblades. During the first session some time will be spent looking through College-provided scrap metal, discussing design possibilities and thinking about additional scrap or items that you will need to bring to the second session of class. The second session will provide opportunity for students to receive assistance in creating a unique piece of metal sculpture. Fee includes safety glasses and use of personal protective equipment.
Mondays, January 7 and 14
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 25695 • Course Fee: $75.00

Unglued to Renewed – Smile More—Stress Less!
Has life got you feeling a little like you’re coming unglued? Come to get some new perspective and feel renewed! This course introduces the causes, sources, and effects of stress (physiological, psychological, emotional, cognitive, and intrapersonal/interpersonal) from the personal and professional/academic perspectives. You will learn to apply tools and techniques to identify, prevent, and manage stressors to improve your life and use positive healthy coping skills (to help you smile more). Come to exchange drama, trauma, and karma for happiness, peace, and confidence!

Thursday, January 10, and Tuesday, January 15
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 25652 • Course Fee: $15.00

Personal Financial Preparation: Investment Basics
The best investing strategy is a carefully planned and prepared approach to managing and accumulating money. A well-planned strategy can help you meet your short-term and long-term financial goals. Investment planning requires discipline and patience, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. In this seminar on investment planning, you’ll learn investment fundamentals, including the effects of inflation and compounding, how to identify financial goals and time horizons, how to measure your risk tolerance, and the relationship between risk and return.
Tuesday, January 15
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. • Course Fee: $15.00
Class #: 25267 • Adams County Center (TelePresence)
Class #: 25263 • Marshfield Campus (TelePresence)
Class #: 25266 • Stevens Point Campus (TelePresence)
Class #: 25262 • Wisconsin Rapids Campus (In Person)

Healthy Aging Series: Eating to Age Well
As you or someone you know ages, you can expect gradual changes. Some of these changes are normal aspects of aging, but some may not be normal. Lifestyle choices can have a powerful impact on the aging process. These classes will help you understand some of the issues associated with aging while maintaining health, independence, and well-being.
Wednesday, January 16
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. • Lester Public Library of Rome
Class #: 25577 • Course Fee: $10.00

Social Cribbage
Skunks are beautiful! Say what!? Sign up for our Social Cribbage class to find out why. In session one, we’ll cover the basics of cribbage including the rules, the board, and how to score. We’ll also play a few games to get hands-on experience. In session two, we’ll build on that experience to learn strategy such as what cards to keep, what to lead, and how to play cribbage with three or four people. You will have time to try out different strategies and ask for the instructor’s advice. This course is intended for beginners or those who haven’t played in a while. If you’re a cribbage expert and want to play to share your experience, please feel free to sign up.
Thursdays, January 17 and 24
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 25693 • Course Fee: $19.00

Social Cribbage – Experienced Player
This is the second day only of the Social Cribbage class and is intended for individuals who already have knowledge of game play. This is an opportunity for experienced players to discuss strategy and have fun playing with new friends!
Thursday, January 24
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 25694 • Course Fee: $11.75

Group Fitness Exploration – Cardio
Come for fun and engaging exercise that supports a healthy life! Are holiday indulgences making you feel tired and uncomfortable? Spice up your January with some new moves. Join us for a cardio calorie burn!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 22 – February 14
Noon – 12:45 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 25570 • Course Fee: $35.00

Healthy Aging Series: Understanding the Language of Healthcare
As you or someone you know ages, you can expect gradual changes. Some of these changes are normal aspects of aging, but some may not be normal. Lifestyle choices can have a powerful impact on the aging process. These classes will help you understand some of the issues associated with aging while maintaining health, independence, and well-being.
Wednesday, January 23
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. • Lester Public Library of Rome
Class #: 25578 • Course Fee: $10.00

Mid-State Speaker Series – Leadership and Personal Growth
Description coming soon.
Monday, January 28
Location: TBD

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February

Healthy Aging Series: Managing Medications and Chronic Illness
Discuss the importance of managing medications and chronic illnesses associated with aging.
Wednesday, February 13
1:30 – 3:00 p.m. • Lester Public Library of Rome
Class #: 26239 • Course Fee: $10.00

Personal Development – Building the Best You
This workshop emphasizes identifying and building on your personal strengths. The foundation stones of honesty, integrity and character are explored in how they relate to your personal success. Your attitude is of utmost importance to your personal well-being and many of Zig Ziglar’s tried-and-true methods are taught so that the participant will leave with the knowledge of how to make any day – no matter the circumstances – a great day.
Thursday, February 21
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 25038 • Course Fee: $29.00

Mid-State Speaker Series – Home Brewing
This session is in development and subject to change. Please check back soon!
Date: TBD
Location: TBD


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March

Mid-State Speaker Series – Handel’s Messiah: Technically Speaking
TBD - This session is in development and subject to change. Please check back soon!

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April

Mid-State Speaker Series – Pollinator Gardens
This session is in development and subject to change. Please check back soon!
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

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Mid-State Speaker Series – 20 Minutes in the Life and Death of a Tree
This session is in development and subject to change. Please check back soon!
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

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May

Mid-State Speaker Series – Exploring Hospitality
This session is in development and subject to change. Please check back soon!
Date: TBD
Location: TBD

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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.).

Don't see what you’re looking for? Check under Enrichment or Public Safety and Emergency Services.

January

What Is Your Financial Worth?
What is your financial worth? How do you increase it? In this class you will learn about items that you typically see on a balance sheet and have an opportunity to prepare your own. We will talk about methods to use to increase the equity on your balance sheet. Classroom examples will focus on agriculture, but the class is not limited to those involved in the ag industry.
Monday, January 7, and Wednesday, January 16
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 25692 • Course Fee: $20.00

Building Winning Relationships
Difficulties in relationships can lead to difficulties in every area of your life. It is important to consciously work on building positive relationships with those around you. This workshop will explore the specific steps you can take to build strong relationships both at home and at work.
Thursday, January 24
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 25030 • Course Fee: $29.00 / 62+ Fee: $15.58

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national, multi-species quality assurance program designed for youth ages 8 to 21. YQCA is designed as an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being, and character awareness for youth producing and/or showing pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, market rabbits, and poultry. The program has been designed by extension specialists and national livestock program managers to ensure it is accurate, current, and relevant to the needs of the animal industry and shows and is most appropriate for youth.
Monday, January 28
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. • Marshfield Campus
Class #: 25688 • Course Fee: $10


Public Safety and Emergency Services

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

January

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION COURSES - FOR LAY RESCUERS AND GENERAL PUBLIC
Mid-State Technical College offers a variety of AHA continuing education courses. Classes are designed for the general public, employee training at businesses or other entities. Please refer to the course descriptions to help you determine what will best meet your needs. Registrations are required two weeks before the beginning of any course. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Heartsaver CPR AED
Combines basic CPR skills training for adult, child and infant with instruction and practice in using an AED for lay rescuers.

Monday, January 14
5:30 – 9:30pm • Marshfield Campus
Class #: 25667 • Course Fee: $44.63 / 62+ Fee: $24.50

Saturday, January 19
8:00 a.m. – Noon • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 21649 • Course Fee: $44.63 / 62+ Fee: $24.50

Tuesday, January 29
5:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 25670 • Course Fee: $44.63 / 62+ Fee: $24.50

Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
Covers content for adult first aid, as well as CPR AED training for adult, child and infant.

Saturday, January 19
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 21671 • Course Fee: $51.34 / 62+ Fee: $24.50

Tuesday/Thursday, January 29 and 31
5:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 25671 • Course Fee: $51.34 / 62+ Fee: $24.50

Heartsaver First Aid – Adult only
Covers the content for adult first aid and environmental emergencies. NO CPR. Infant first aid training is not included.

Wednesday, January 16
5:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Marshfield Campus
Class #: 65669 • Course Fee $37.92 / 62+ Fee: $24.50

Saturday, January 19
12:30 – 4:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 21695 • Course Fee $37.92 / 62+ Fee: $24.50

Thursday, January 31
5:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 25672 • Course Fee $37.92 / 62+ Fee: $24.50

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION COURSES - FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
AHA Health Professional courses are designed for healthcare providers caring for patients both in prehospital and in-facility environments.  Examples: EMS personnel, medical assistants, physicians, dentists, nurses, respiratory therapists, and others who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a professional CPR course. Please refer to the course descriptions to help you determine what will best meet your needs. Registrations are required two weeks before the beginning of any course. We look forward to seeing you in class!

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.
Wednesday, January 23
4:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Marshfield Campus
Class #: 21732 • Course Fee: $29.63 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

Wednesday, January 28
4:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 21737 • Course Fee: $29.63 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

Basic Life Support Renewal
Thursday, January 10
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Adams County Center
Class #: 25681 • Course Fee: $22.92 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

Tuesday, January 22
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 25682 • Course Fee: $22.92 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

HeartCode BLS CPR – Skills Test
Combination of eLearning in which the student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, and a face-to-face session to prove competency in CPR skills for adults, children, and infants. Self-directed portion must be completed prior to the arrival to class and must present a certificate of completion to the instructor before the skills testing can take place. NOTE: Cost of the eLearning portion of this certification is separate from this course and is the responsibility of the student. Students must purchase the online eLearning portion of this certification through one of the following vendors: World Point, Laerdal, or Channing Bete.

Tuesday, January 22
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 21816 • Course Fee: $16.21 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

Don't see 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.