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, July 12 - 26
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. • Adams County Center, Room 111 (July 12) and Adams Community Center, Room 145B (July 19 & 26)
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 3 - July 10, ODC Kitchen (Wisconsin Rapids) - Build a Better BurgerClass #: 41821
Session 4 - July 17, ODC Kitchen (Wisconsin Rapids) - Brunch on the PatioClass #: 41822
Session 5 - July 24, Mid-State (Wisconsin Rapids) - BarbequeClass #: 41823
Session 6 - July 31, Mid-State (Wisconsin Rapids) - Chicken DanceClass #: 41824
Session 7 - August 7 - Farm Fresh VegetarianClass #: 41830
Session 8 - August 14 - Meals for MenClass #: 41831
Session 9 - August 21 - Take Me Out to the BallgameClass #: 41832
Session 10 - August 28 - 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

Introduction to Paper Quilling
From rolling coils of paper to creating shapes from strips of different colors, the relaxing art form of paper quilling is always expanding! Learn about basic quilling methods in this everything-included course - just bring a friend!
Mondays, July 30 - August 13
5:30 - 8:00 p.m. • Adams County Center, Room 111
Class #: 41972 • Course Fee: $42.00

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 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.

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.