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Professional & Workforce Training is proud to offer a variety of learning formats to fit the individual needs of our clients. From self-paced online learning to live, interactive learning in a virtual classroom, you’re sure to find the right course for your learning style. In addition, we can customize any course into an on-site format to accommodate your business needs. Contact us for an on-site customized training solution.

Live Online Courses 

  • Live, interactive training in a virtual classroom
  • Non-credit courses led by high-quality industry experts
  • Short-term sessions of 8 weeks or less
  • Learn with a cohort of peers in your industry
  • Attend class using a computer, video camera, microphone & internet connection
  • Industry-recognized certifications
  • Recommended for: employee training, apprenticeships, professional development, and resume building.

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Live Online Courses:

All two hour ZOOM sessions 10:00am -12:00   Any single class $99.00  All six classes $399.00

  • June 28: Understanding the Six Situational Leadership Styles
  • July 12: Rapid Conflict Resolution with the Empathy Method
  • July 19: Supervisor to Superstar- Motivation and Drive with Goal Setting
  • July 26: Servant Leadership
  • August 2: Emotional Intelligence for Leaders
  • August 9: Understanding and Valuing Differences

>> View the Leadership Academy Series 2022 Courses

This introductory series equips new and emerging leaders with the fundamental skills for building trust and influence, interpersonal communication, training, coaching, and motivating employees – everything you need to step confidently into your leadership role.

This hands-on course delivers maximum content with a minimum time commitment. Skills are developed through group discussion, case studies, self-assessments, on-the-job application, and a weekly one-on-one coaching call with the instructor.

>> View the Aspire to Lead Certificate Series

Anoka-Ramsey Community College holds an annual Leadership Academy Series – The Leader Within! The Leader Within academy builds on the Discover Your Potential academy. If you have taken the Discover Your Potential academy, build on the skills you have learned. Apply what you have learned and start coaching others for success. 

* This program can be customized and delivered at your business site.
Contact Heidi Braun for group rate options.

>> View the Leadership Academy Series – The Leader Within Course

The Public Safety Leadership Training Program is designed for public safety and service leaders in fields such as law enforcement, emergency management, fire service, public health service, emergency medical services, environmental health and safety services, nonprofit organizations engaged in public safety and service, homeland security, and public administration to develop the essential leadership skills they will need to direct and manage public safety and service programs and teams. This certificate is designed to support mid- and senior- level leaders, including military service members and those planning to transition into civilian service.

>> View the Public Safety Leadership Training Program – Phase 1 Course

>> View the Public Safety Leadership Training Program – Phase 2 Course

Starts Anytime | 225 Hours | $2,495 | Instructor: Casey Thompson | Voucher Included

The Paralegal course will help you gain the skills you need to enter the paralegal workforce. You will learn how to conduct legal research and legal interviews, how to perform legal analyses, and more. As you prepare for your paralegal career, you will also receive soft skills training to increase workplace effectiveness. The course concludes with a capstone project and a portfolio review.

>> View the Online Paralegal Course

Now Available! – Workplace Safety Virtual Reality Training

We can provide virtual reality workplace safety training for your organization for CPR, fire suppression, and AED training.


>> View the Workplace Safety Virtual Reality Training Course

The 24 Hour training program was developed in 2009 to provide information and training about green cleaning and GS 42 certification. It was designed as a “train the trainer program for managers and supervisors of cleaning service companies and organizations. This program is the only training program in the U.S. recognized by the Green Seal organization.


>> View the GS 42 Certification Training Course

Starts Anytime | 180 Hours | $1,895 | Instructors: Jan Roach and Jeff Roach

Become part of the exciting trucking, freight logistics, and transportation industries as a licensed freight broker or as a freight broker agent. Freight broker training will help you learn the skills you need to be a successful Freight Broker/Agent. From licensing and operations to sales and marketing, you’ll learn the basics of how to run a domestic freight brokerage or agency in the United States.

>> View the Online Freight Broker – Agent Training

This new realtime course series will teach the skills necessary to offer Realtime, CART Captioning, and/or Broadcast Captioning as a professional service.  Each class will focus on specific realtime principles AND each week new realtime evals will be provided.  There is always something new to learn while working on your realtime!  Curriculum was carefully designed by experts in the captioning field.  Earn up to 1.6 Continuing Education Units each course.

>> View the Become a Successful CART Captioner and Broadcast Captioner (Online) Course

Start Dates* Jul 13 | Aug 17 | Sep 14 – Instructor Led | $324

Microsoft Excel 2019 Course Bundle

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2019/Office 365

>> View the Microsoft Excel 2019 Course Bundle (Online)

Instructor: Bob Bruce | $109

Gain the foundational knowledge you need to start using Microsoft Excel. Learn to navigate, manage, create formulas and use basic functions in worksheets.

Course Outcomes:

  • Getting started: Exploring the Microsoft Excel environment
  • Navigating, managing worksheets, and views
  • Worksheet layout, entering and modifying data
  • Creating formulas and using basic functions
  • Formatting cells, themes and cell styles
  • Printing worksheets

>> View the Excel Level 1: Practical Excel (Online)

Instructor: Bob Bruce | $109

Learn how to understand, filter and sort different types of data in Microsoft Excel. You will also learn advanced formulas and utilize the Data Model with pivot tables.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understanding types of data in Excel
  • Filtering and sorting
  • Excel tables
  • Advanced Formulas: logic and summarizing functions (COUNTIF, SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, VLOOKUP)
  • Pivot tables and pivot charts
  • Using the Data Model with pivot tables

>> View the Excel Level 2: Working with Data (Online)

Instructor: Bob Bruce | $199

Learn how to understand, filter and sort different types of data in Microsoft Excel. You will also learn advanced formulas and utilize the Data Model with pivot tables.

Course Outcomes:

  • Understanding types of data in Excel
  • Filtering and sorting
  • Excel tables
  • Advanced Formulas: logic and summarizing functions (COUNTIF, SUMIF, AVERAGEIF, VLOOKUP)
  • Pivot tables and pivot charts
  • Using the Data Model with pivot tables

>> View the Excel Level 1 and 2: Discount Bundle (Online)

Start Dates* Jul 13 | Aug 17 | Sep 14 – Instructor Led | $199

Whether you’re a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, the courses in this bundle will give you a solid foundation in financial matters. If you’re interested in increasing your financial awareness while also gaining a marketable skill, this series of courses is perfect for you. This course bundle includes the following courses:

  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Accounting Fundamentals II

>> View the Accounting Fundamentals Series Course Bundle (Online)

Start Dates* Jul 13 | Aug 17 | Sep 14 – Instructor Led | $153

Learn how to harness the power of the Internet to build and sustain a profitable business. This course will teach you the step-by-step process of creating a product, building a website, engaging a customer base, and finding new leads online.

Today, the Internet has changed everything. It is now entirely possible to create, launch, and build a profitable business from the convenience of your home with little to no upfront investment. This course will give you a solid foundation for building and growing a successful digital business.

>> View the Start Your Own Online Business Course (Online)

Develop the leadership skills you need to transition into a supervisor role in this 16-hour live online training workshop. Whether you’ve recently moved into a supervisor role, you’ve been in the role for awhile and want to improve your skills, or you want to prepare for a future supervisor role, this training is for you.

>> View the New Supervisor Skills Workshop Course (Online)

Start Dates* Jul 13 | Aug 17 | Sep 14 –  Instructor Led | $199

Supervision and Management Series Course Bundle

  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management I
  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management II

>> View the Supervision and Management Series Course Bundle (Online)

The demand for pilots of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) or drones is growing rapidly.  Drones are in high demand for real estate, tower and utility inspection, storm damage assessment, public safety, disaster recovery, deliver, land mapping and film and television.

Anoka Technical College is proud to partner with Sky Eye Films to train pilots for these exciting careers.  This course details everything you will need to know to pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification exam to operate a drone for commercial uses.

>> View the Drone Pilot Training Course (Online)

Employers everywhere are struggling with hiring and retaining employees. The costly and ineffective approach taken by many is to simply pay more salary / wages. This leads to diminishing returns and ultimate failure to stabilize a  strong, cohesive workforce. However, the organization as a whole can be much smarter and efficient in their methods and take a more thoughtful look at the their hiring and initial phase of employment processes. This session presents answers, solutions and an opportunity for participants to take a hard look at their current methods and make immediate improvements. Many ideas will be presented along with time for individual process analysis and open class discussions.

>> View the Employee Retention and Hiring Improvements Course

Keeping everyone safe, preparing your work team and family for active threats. Learn what to do in case of an incident, no matter where you are. Thoughtful training to inspire self-confidence.

>> View the Preparing Your Work Team and Family for Active Threats Course

250 Course Hours | $1,995 | Instructors: Nikki Choyce

This is combined program (“bundle”) consisting of the Essentials of Project Management and Mastering Project Management courses. This program is based on the current Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), which establishes the international standard regarding the project management discipline. It aligns with PMI’s Talent Triangle® and is also eligible for Professional Development Units (PDUs) for PMP® or other project management certifications.

>> View the Complete Project Manager with CAPM® and PMP® Prep (Online) Course

Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), offered by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB). This course also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam. Pharmacy technician certification is an important issue for many industry employers and state legislatures, some of which now require national certification. You will also have the opportunity to apply for a 100+ hour externship.

>> View the Online Pharmacy Technician Course

Become part of the surgical team as an operating room nurse! This comprehensive course has been designed to provide Registered Nurses a thorough introduction to perioperative nursing.

>> View the Perioperative Nursing Course

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an international evidence-based course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This course gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

>> View the Mental Health First Aid Course

This course meets the requirements for Board approved continuing education for renewal of all registered unlicensed Electrical Workers, licensed by the Electrical Licensing and Inspection Unit. The course emphasizes topics of field interest according to the State Board’s interpretation of the 2020 code.

>> View the NEC Code Update – 4 Hour Course (Online)

Enroll in the 16 credit Production Technologies Certificate! This certificate will prepare you for entry level positions in high-demand fields such as Welding and Fabrication, Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics, Robotics, Plastics Engineering, or Biomedical Technology. 

>> View the Production Technologies Certificate Course (Online)

Is human error getting in the way of your organization operating at its best? Learn a process to get everyone involved in helping prevent rejects, equipment damage, and accidents that negatively affect your operation. Understand the philosophies and techniques that great companies use to overcome the problems that can occur when mistakes happen. Move beyond the traps of carelessness and inattention, and lead your workforce to engage in solving problems related to human error.

>> View the Error Proofing Course (Online)

This 8-week course provides participants with a solid foundation in the basic skills of math, shop algebra and geometry. Math instruction will include fundamentals of math, fractions and decimals, units of measure, lines and angles, triangles, shop geometry, circles and polygons, shop algebra and the Pythagorean Theorem.

>> View the Technical Math Course (Online)

The training will teach, and cover, supply chain strategy, alignment, and processes such as: Supply chain reliability, Batches and Frequencies to sell or produce, Desired speed and quality within and across the supply chain, Sales & Operations Planning decisions, External Collaboration, and KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators).

>> View the Introduction to Supply Chain Management Course

Learn a foundational interpretation of mechanical drawings using linear tolerancing and GD&T in the design, manufacturing, and inspection of parts, which have geometric controls applied per national standards. In this virtual course, you will engage in learning how to read prints with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing applications. Each of the geometric controls will be examined so you may determine the allowable variation in form and size between part features.

>> View the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Course

This 6-week course is designed to give students the fundamental knowledge of how CNC Lathes and Milling Machines work. Each two-hour class session will have a mixed media format, combining lecture presentation with professionally made YouTube videos and machine brochures from various machine tool manufacturers.

>> View the CNC Machining Basics Course (Online)

We offer a comprehensive library of safety training courses for workers in the general industry and manufacturing. Our courses are delivered online through state-of-the-art technology and satisfy the compliance training needs of students with the advantage of a flexible study schedule and location. Get your general industry safety training now.

>> View the General Safety Online Courses

Keep your company in compliance and your employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This 1-hour training workshop will help you understand and remain compliant with the mandates that Minnesota OSHA will be enforcing that are related to COVID-19. It will also cover any guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that has come out since the start of 2020.

>> View the COVID-19 and the Workplace: Keeping Compliance During a Pandemic Course

24 Course Hours | Course Delivery: On Demand | $595

Our Fall Arrest Systems course sets forth those requirements and criteria for fall protection in construction workplaces covered under 29 CFR part 1926. It is important to note that the provisions of this subpart do not apply to employees making an inspection, investigation, or assessment of workplace conditions prior to the actual start of construction work or after all construction work has been completed. This course is for: “Superintendents “Foremen “Safety Coordinators and Directors “Competent persons 

>> View the Fall Arrest Systems (Online) Course

200 Course Hours | $2,295 | Instructors: Joseph Cummins, Joe Tangradi

The Home Inspection Certificate Course covers the principal components, procedures, and processes of home inspection. This course has also been approved by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and various home inspector organizations and regulatory boards for membership renewal credits or continuing education credits. It is also one component of the steps required to obtain a NIBI Certified Inspector credential.

Through 11 in-depth modules, you will gain insight on the methodologies required to perform a home inspection. You will learn how to inspect and report on heating and cooling systems, plumbing and electrical systems, roof and siding, the foundation, and other major components of a home.

>> View the Home Inspection Certificate (Online) Course

150 Course Hours | $1,795 | Instructors: Cindy Lamkin

This course will teach you the essential skills for managing the business aspects of a dental practice and becoming an administrative dental assistant. You will build effective communication skills and gain knowledge to assist dentists with organizational duties such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable. This course is the best way to learn everything you need to know for your new career.

>> View the Administrative Dental Assistant (Online) Course

100 Course Hours | $2,895 | Instructors: Eric Reed

This accredited course provides you with advanced hacking tools and techniques so that you can assess the security posture of an organization with the same approach these malicious hackers use. You’ll be able to identify weaknesses and fix the problems before they are identified by the enemy, preventing what could potentially be catastrophic damage to your organization. This is sure to help you get ahead in your current and future positions.

Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Ethical Hacker Exam 312-50, offered by EC-Council. This course also includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.

>> View the Certified Ethical Hacker – Voucher Included (Online) Course

10 Course Hours | Course Delivery: On Demand | $99

This package includes the Learn2Serve Food Safety Management Principles Course which provides a foundational knowledge of the FDA Food Code to help prospective Food Managers prepare for a Food Protection Manager Certification Exam. This course covers food safety issues, regulations, and techniques to maintain a food-safe environment.

>> View the Learn2Serve Food Safety Manager Principles Training + Food Manager Exam (Online) Course

Start Dates* Jul 13 | Aug 17 | Sep 14 – Instructor Led or Self-paced | $149

Gain insight into how food interacts with your body and how to make healthy changes for better nutrition. This course provides a holistic overview of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.

Food and nutrition have a profound impact on people’s health and well-being, yet many people are not aware of what foods to eat, which diets are healthy, and where their food originates. The goal of this course is to provide a holistic overview of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health.

>> View the Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health Course (Online)

This 2-hour online workshop introduces participants to the challenges of working in a remote team and provides best practices for creating an effective virtual team environment.

>> View the Working in a High-performance Remote Team Course (Online)

This 2-hour online workshop introduces leaders of remote teams to some of the challenges of leading a dispersed workforce and provides practical solutions for meeting them.

>> View the Leading Virtual Teams Course (Online)

This 2-hour online workshop introduces leaders of remote teams to some of the challenges of leading a dispersed workforce and provides practical solutions for meeting them.

>> View the Working Remotely Effectively Course (Online)


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