Continuing Education & Customized Training

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cect-fall-2023-catalog Century College CECT is ready for you!

Century College Continuing Education and Customized Training offers choices for class delivery options, utilizes technology whether you’re on campus or remote, and provides opportunities for students to feel supported and build their community.

Offering non-credit courses for entry-level careers, professional development, and customized training - Century College CECT frequently develops new courses. For course updates, visit our online class listing, call us at 651-779-3341, or send us an email.

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Check out upcoming courses for December 2023!


Upcoming Courses - December 2023

OSHA 10 Training - Monday, December 11 & Tuesday, December 12 (8:00am-1:30pm)   manufacturing-osha-10-training

The General Industry Outreach Training Program is intended to provide an entry level worker’s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in a general industry setting. OSHA 10 cards will be provided to students upon successful completion of course. 

This course is entirely online via Zoom. For guidance, reference our Zoom Troubleshooting Guide.

Conflict Management for Beginners - Wednesday, December 6 (9:00am-12:00pm)


In this course, you will learn the basic art of conflict management, look at conflict management from external, internal, and global perspectives, and workshop conflicts collaboratively by apply the concepts we have learned to develop potential management models.

Coaching for Success: People Growing - Monday, December 11 (8:00am-12:00pm)

Learn the tools necessary to coach someone from start to finish! This course will cover setting up the right environment for coaching, goal setting, giving and receiving feedback, establishing check points and reviewal. Today’s workforce trends increasingly require leaders to use coaching strategies with their team members. As an in-class activity, participants will use the GROW model to design a personalized coaching plan. 

This course is entirely online via Zoom. For guidance, reference our Zoom Troubleshooting Guide.

Lights, Camera, Action! - Wednesday, December 20 (12:00pm-4:00pm) 


How do you look your best in a virtual world?  This course will provide an overview on getting ready for your big virtual meeting, all while looking good doing it! Topics covered in this course include preparing yourself mentally, obtaining and using the right equipment, and sparkling through the actual meeting and beyond.

This course is entirely online via Zoom. For guidance, reference our Zoom Troubleshooting Guide.

Nursing Assistant Classes for Fall 2023!

Start your healthcare career in one of the United States’ fastest growing medical professions! During this course, you will learn basic nursing care for nursing home, hospital, and assisted living facilities employment. This course includes lab exercises and supervised practical training or clinical experience in a long-term healthcare facility, meeting the requirements of the Minnesota Department of Health and OBRA.  Participants that have successfully completed this course may take the Nursing Assistant Knowledge and Skills Test.


Upcoming Courses: 


Questions? Call 651-779-3341 or email us.

Important course information: 

  • You must be a minimum of 16 years old to enroll in this course.
  • Attendance is important! Plan on attending every scheduled day and time. 
  • A background check (MN or WI) must be passed before having contact with patients.  
  • Required supplies: second hand watch and nursing scrubs
  • Required texts: course materials are available for purchase at the Century College Bookstore. Online book code is 1NAC-0001.
  • A Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) must be completed by the first day of class. 
  • Dress code: Please dress appropriately and professionally when attending class. No low cut, strapless or revealing tops; a bra is required. Closed-toed shoes are required.  
  • Minnesota Department of Health requires any individual in contact with patients to complete a background study. For more information, contact MN Department of Human Services

New Certificates, Certifications, and Test Prep

SHRM CP/SCP Test Preparation Course - Spring 2024  shrm-logo-color-rgb

Ensure you’re prepared with Century College’s Human Resource Certification Test Preparation, designed for SHRM credential candidates. This course combines expert instruction with the most comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. The interactive SHRM Learning System provides a roadmap to guide your studies through the entire SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™) which provides the foundation for both SHRM certification exams.

Upcoming Spring 2024 course will begin Tuesday, January 16, at 6:00pm - 8:30pm.  This course will be offered as a hybrid class, with options to meet in-person at Century College or virtually online.  

Century College Continuing Education and Customized Training is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.


MSSC Classes are now available at Century College!

msss-certification-sodering The Manufacturing Skills Standard Certification (MSSC) Certified Production Technician program recognizes individuals who demonstrate mastery of the core competencies of advanced manufacturing production through successful completion of the certification assessments. This certificate is the gold standard within the manufacturing industry and helps individuals find higher-wage jobs while helping employers ensure their workforce is productive and competent. This is being offered for the first time through Century College as a self-paced course (available January 1, 2024) with access to an MSSC-certified instructor. Participants who prefer a more hands-on experience can choose an instructor-led course with scheduled meeting times.

Current Courses with Self-Paced Training:

How to Register

Step 1 - Choose your class

Visit our online class listing. Select a category, then a subcategory to view and select from the available classes.

Step 2 - Register

  • To register online: Add your selected class(es) to your cart and follow the instructions to complete the online registration process.
  • To register by phone: Call 651-779-3341 with the course name(s) and number(s). Be prepared to provide additional information requested on the registration form. Credit card payment only.
  • To register by Fax: Download, print, and complete the class registration form and fax along with credit card payment, or business purchase order to 651-779-5802.
  • To register by US Mail: Download, print, and complete the class registration form and mail with credit card information, business purchase order, or separate check(s) for the exact amount for each individual class to:
    Continuing Education & Customized Training
    East Campus, 2420
    3300 Century Ave N
    White Bear Lake, MN 55110
  • To register in person: Visit the Continuing Education office on the main level of the East Campus room 2420 during business hours.

Step 3 - Attend your class

Attend your class(es) in person, or access your online class through D2L Brightspace. When you enroll in these courses, you receive a user name, password, and login instructions. If you need to access the internet while on Century campus, follow these steps to create a Guest Account.

Third-party Billing

You must obtain written authorization from the sponsoring agency or organization before third-party billing can be processed. Please use this Authorization for Payment form.