Continuing Education Professional Development and Certification Classes

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.).

We typically offer a selection of courses such as:

  • Excel Fundamentals
  • Excel Beyond the Basics
  • ServSafe Manager In-Person Review & Exam
  • Isometric Drawing for Construction Trades
  • De-escalation and Situational Awareness
  • Communication Skills Brush Up
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Improvisation Workshop
  • Nutrient Management Planning
  • Summer Manufacturing Camps for Youth

We also offer partnerships to help you deliver educational conferences and workshops.


Stand Up Speak Up – Communication Skills Brush Up

This course will focus on making our communication skills better, including how to create better presentations and how to handle nerves. We will discuss and improve our nonverbal communication skills and listening skills, all to help us to communicate more effectively.

Monday, September 28
9:00 a.m. – Noon • Online Live
Class #: 66650 • Course Fee: $25


Excel Fundamentals

Many jobs require basic Excel skills. These fundamental skills include familiarity with Excel ribbons, user interface and workbooks, entering and formatting data, calculations by using formulas, highlighting data that meets certain conditions, creating simple reports and charts, and understanding the importance of keyboard shortcuts and productivity tricks. This class will jump start or refresh your knowledge of Excel to help you work smarter, not harder.

Monday and Wednesday, October 5 – October 7
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. • Online Live
Class #: 66651 • Course Fee: $79

Excel Beyond the Basics

Take your Excel skills to a higher level. Work with tables and charts. Format workbooks to make them more readable. Improve analysis using goal seek and solver. Start using or improve your use of functions such as IF, ROUND, VLOOKUP, AND, OR, MATCH, INDEX, and others. Utilize nested functions to start on the road to becoming a power user. Extra time and attention will be spent on pivot tables. For the current user of Excel who wants to make the most of this exciting and powerful application.

Monday and Wednesday, October 12 – 14
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. • Online Live
Class #: 66652 • Course Fee: $99


Criminal Justice Instructor Development Course

First half of the prerequisite course for anyone wishing to become certified as a WI DOJ Training and Standards-level instructor. This course prepares criminal justice instructor candidates to create effective environments to support learners. Competencies include planning and managing learning, training and evaluation methods, and delivering teaching scenarios. This curriculum is endorsed by the Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) and required of instructors seeking LESB certification. Corequisite: Criminal Justice Development Course – Parts 1 and 2. (This is one complete course but must be registered for as parts 1 and 2.)

Monday through Thursday, November 30 - December 3
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • Stevens Point Campus
Class #: 66633 and 66634 • Total Fee: $250

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