Professional & Workforce training provides fast, efficient, in-depth, and highly-interactive safety training through classroom instruction and hands-on experience.

For students who can’t afford the time and resources, trades training provides the skills necessary to become qualified professionals in a variety of trades.

This type of learning, also known as career and technical education (CTE), blends academic and technical instruction to prepare graduates for direct entry into the workforce.

Minnesota firms are struggling to hire qualified mechanics, technicians and other tradespeople.

By 2020, the Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that 65 percent of all occupations will require some form of postsecondary training and education


Course complies with the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule effective April 22, 2010. This 8-hour course is intended for all contractors and professionals performing work that disturbs lead paint or coated surface including window replacement or any demolition activity on pre-1978 residential properties or child-occupied facilities (daycares and pre-schools).

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100-hour introduction to the basic types of HVAC systems emphasizing refrigeration. Study theory, troubleshooting, operations & maintenance, electrical components, commercial applications, controls and motors. Learn skills that facilities maintenance personnel will need.

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This course meets the requirements for 16 hours of Board approved continuing education for renewal of all Low Voltage / Power Limited licenses by the Minnesota State Board of Electricity. The course uses the 2017 code book as a guideline.

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This 16-hour is course is designed to prepare participants to pass State of
Minnesota Boiler license examination. Specific topics will be based on new instructor. Materials are included in the fee.

>> View the Minnesota Boiler Operator Exam Preparation Course

This course is designed to assist individuals in studying for the low voltage and NEC licensure examination. The course consists of 4-hour blocks of online webinar classes.

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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 – 16 Hour Course (Online)

>> View the NEC Code Update – 8 Hour Course (Online)

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

>> View the NEC Code Update – 2 Hour Course (Online)

This course trains plumbers, sprinkler fitters, utility personnel, maintenance personnel and industrial and private water purveyors in procedures for testing and troubleshooting of back flow prevention assemblies.

>> View the RPZ | Backflow Prevention Course

This course provides the necessary training and testing for individuals seeking certification as a Backflow Prevention Assembly Repairer. The course provides twenty (20) hours of both classroom and hands on training culminating in a fifty (50) question written examination and a practical examination, which includes the servicing, rebuilding, and retesting of various types and sizes of backflow prevention assemblies.

>> View the RPZ | Backflow Prevention Repairer Course

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