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.

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.

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

April

Healthy Aging Series - Managing Medications and Chronic Illness
The sixth and final class in our Healthy Aging Series. This series is designed to help you understand some of the issues with aging while maintaining health, independence, and well-being. For both those who are aging and for caregivers of the aging.
Monday, April 23
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 26599 • Course Fee: $10.00
Tuesday, April 24
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • Adams County Center
Class #: 26598 • Course Fee: $10.00
Monday, April 30
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 26602 • Course Fee: $10.00
See below for additional dates in May.

Climate Change Conversations
This conversational format class surveys the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from healthcare, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences.

This class is presented by a local retired physician, and each week we will explore a basic health or science topic and it’s relationship to climate change.
Thursday, April 26 – Human Health
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Marshfield Campus: 105
Class #: 27956 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus: 411
Class #: 27957 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Wisconsin RapidsCampus: E109
Class #: 27958 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Adams County Center: TBD
Class #: 27959 • Course Fee: $7.50
See below for additional dates in May.

Coco Returns to the Land of the Living at Mid-State
When it comes to family fun, Mid-State’s spring and fall drive-in movies are among our mostly highly anticipated events of the year. This spring, we’re featuring Coco, the Academy Award-winning 2017 animated film from Pixar Studios.

What’s it about? Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. Watch the trailer.
Friday, April 27
Movie at dark (approximately 8 - 8:30 p.m.) • Wisconsin Rapids campus
Drive-In Movie event page • Cost: Free

May

Wisconsin Writers Connect
There can be no question that technology has made our lives more comfortable, but this comfort comes with a cost...toxic chemicals, changing climate, loss of biodiversity, air and water pollution, and less contact with nature. Although injured, nature hasn't gone away.  Reading from his book Backyard Stories, Alan W. Haney will lead us out of our houses and into our yards to examine and explore the wonder and beauty that surrounds us.  Bill Berry will detail how citizens, scientists, reporters, and traditional conservationists drew attention to the harmful effects of "the miracle pesticide" DDT, which was being used to control Dutch elm disease, as documented in his book, Banning DDT:  How  Citizen Activists in Wisconsin Led the Way.
Wednesday, May 2
6:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus - Community Engagement Room
More information on our Speaker Series page

Climate Change Conversations
This conversational format class surveys the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from healthcare, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences.

This class is presented by a local retired physician, and each week we will explore a basic health or science topic and it’s relationship to climate change.
Thursday, May 3 – The Oceans
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Marshfield Campus: 105
Class #: 27960 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus: 411
Class #: 27962 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Wisconsin RapidsCampus: E109
Class #: 27963 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Adams County Center: TBD
Class #: 27964 • Course Fee: $7.50

Thursday, May 10 – Mass Extinction
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Marshfield Campus: 105
Class #: 27966 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus: 411
Class #: 27967 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Wisconsin RapidsCampus: E109
Class #: 27963 • Course Fee: $7.50
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. • Adams County Center: TBD
Class #: 27964 • Course Fee: $7.50

Healthy Aging Series - Managing Medications and Chronic Illness
The sixth and final class in our Healthy Aging Series. This series is designed to help you understand some of the issues with aging while maintaining health, independence, and well-being. For both those who are aging and for caregivers of the aging.
Monday, May 7
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. • Marshfield Campus
Class #: 26600 • Course Fee: $10.00

Community Book Read: The Animal Keepers
On Monday, May 7, join the Mid-State Diversity Committee to discuss the book The Animal Keepers, written by local author Donn Behnke. Donn will even be in attendance at the event! Read the book throughout the month of April, and come on May 7 ready to discuss.
Monday, May 7
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Book Read event page • Cost: Mid-State students: $10 (includes book) General public: Each participant must purchase his or her own book. Buy it here or rent it from any library, if available.

Finding Your Family Roots
Through this course, learners will explore the basics of genealogy research and legacy preservation including database and microfilm searches, evaluating the legitimacy of online resources, interview techniques, and archival preservation of photos and documents. This course will give participants confidence with oral and written communications as well as using non-digital research methodology to map out their family history.

A daytime class meeting on Saturday will allow the class to choose possible field trip locations to a local cemetery or other site of significance to genealogical research.
Mondays, May 7 – May 21 & Saturday, May 19
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 28005 • Course Fee: $65.00

Aging In Place Conference
The Aging in Place Conference is Mid-State’s celebration of Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme—Engage at Every Age—means that you’re never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also means that regardless of your age today, there is no better time than now to start creating a plan to age your way.
Friday, May 18
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
More information about Aging In Place Conference • Cost: $10.00


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.

April

Introduction to Windows
Learn about file management.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 24 – May 1
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 25133 • Course Fee: $24.33 / 62+ Fee: $4.50

May

Microsoft Excel Fundamentals
Saturdays, May 5 and May 12
9:00 a.m. - Noon • Adams County Center
Class #: 26850 • Course Fee: $99.00 / 62+ Fee: $79.17

Group Crisis Intervention
This International Critical Incident Stress Foundation course is designed to present the core elements of a comprehensive, systematic and multi-component crisis intervention curriculum. The Group Crisis Intervention course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services. Fundamentals of Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) will be outlined and participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to provide several group crisis interventions, specifically demobilizations, defusings and the Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD). The need for appropriate follow-up services and referrals when necessary will also be discussed.

Two day course; completion of "Group Crisis Intervention" results in receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours). This course is designed for anyone in the fields of Business & Industry Crisis Intervention, Disaster Response, Education, Emergency Services, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Homeland Security, Mental Health, Military, Spiritual Care, and Traumatic Stress.
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 - May 9
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 27472 • Course Fee: $110.00 / 62+ Fee: $63.73

Multimeter Training
Includes Snap-on® Certification. This class will train participants on the capabilities of digital multimeters. Training is focused on basic applications, troubleshooting, and everything in between. Once you have completed this training, you will have the opportunity to take the National Coalition of Certifi cation Centers (NC3) Snap-on® certification test immediately, and receive an official NC3 certificate for proof of achievement upon passing. This will provide third party stackable credentials that can off er enhanced employment potential and higher productivity on the job. Leave with one of the most requested skills in the industry today! Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Wednesday, May 16
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Automotive Lab (I Building) • Limited seating
Class #: 28066 • Course Fee: $49.00


Public Safety and Emergency Services

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

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.

April

Basic Life Support Provider CPR
This course 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, April 24
9:05 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 22015 • Course Fee: $29.33 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

Concealed Carry Firearm Safety
This course provides an overview of handgun safety practices and concealed carry considerations.
Wednesday, April 25
5:00 - 9:00 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 26460 • Course Fee: $17.72

May

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, May 1
4:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Marshfield Campus
Class #: 22031 • Course Fee: $29.33 / 62+ Fee: $9.50
Thursday, May 3
4:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 22015 • Course Fee: $29.33 / 62+ Fee: $9.50
Thursday, May 10
4:30 - 9:30 p.m. • Stevens Point Camus
Class #: 22040 • Course Fee: $29.33 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

HeartCode Basic Life Support 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 student must present a certificate of completion to the instructor before the skills testing can take place. 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 the certification through World Point, Laerdal, or Channing Bete.
Wednesday, May 16
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Marshfield Campus
Class #: 22048 • Course Fee: $16.11 / 62+ Fee: $9.50
Thursday, May 17
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 22043 • Course Fee: $16.11 / 62+ Fee: $9.50

Heartsaver CPR AED
Combines basic CPR skills training for adult, child, and infant with instruction and practice in using an AED for lay rescuers.
Saturday, May 12
9:00 a.m. - Noon • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 25318 • Course Fee: $44.33 / 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, May 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 22064 • Course Fee: $50.94 / 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.
Saturday, May 12
12:30 - 4:30 p.m. • Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Class #: 22075 • Course Fee: $37.72 / 62+ Fee: $24.50