Center for Continuing Studies

Professional Development

We have provided professional development training to thousands of individuals in Central Minnesota during the past 15 years. Our aim is to provide the skills you need to stay competitive in today’s aggressive job market. 

From open enrollment programs to vetted online training programs, we ensure that our professional development programs meet St. Cloud State's mission and standards.  Many come with the opportunity to earn a non-credit St. Cloud State certificate or industry-recognized certificate.

We add programs based on community needs. So, if you don’t see an appropriate program, we're happy to help construct a plan that meets your needs.

Got an idea for a new program? Email Tammy Anhalt-Warner or call 320-308-4252

Formal admission to St. Cloud State is not required for these programs.

Business/Leadership

Project Management

Face-to-Face Classes

Corporate Education and Outreach offers customized face-to-face Project Management, Time Management, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma professional development courses for your group.

To discuss a customized course for your group, to be added to the waiting list for an upcoming class or for more information email Tammy Anhalt-Warner or call 320-308-4252.

Online, On-Demand Classes

St. Cloud State has been partnering with the International Institute for Learning (IIL) for a number for years to offer innovative learning through online, on-demand instruction for some of the most demanded topics in Project Management, Technology and Leadership.

The International Institute for Learning (IIL) offers comprehensive training on all the hard and soft skills of Agile, Scrum, Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Microsoft® Project and Project Server, Microsoft® Excel Business Analysis, Business Relationship Management, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2®, ITIL®, and Sustainability.  In addition, they cover a range of Leadership and Interpersonal Skills topics.   Now 27 years in business, during the last several years they have served clients in over 120 countries through their 18 wholly-owned IIL companies.  During a given training year, they have trained up to 10,000 individuals worldwide.  

Together, SCSU and IIL will provide quality, self-paced, online, and on-demand continuing education programs to make you a valuable assest in the most competitive environments.

Courses and Certification - Start Your Journey

No matter where you are in your career, earning a professional certifications opens up new opportunities for growth.  Our exam preparation and certification courses enable you to achieve a valuable industry certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, AXELOS, APMG, APM, IIBA, and ILL-established certifications like the Business Analysis Certificate Program, Lean Six Sigma and Microsoft.

Project Management and Lean Six Sigma/Process Excellence

  • Agile and Scrum
  • Intermediate and Advanced Project Management programs
  • Project Management Introduction
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certification Prep
  • Lean Six Sigma and Process Excellence

Leadership

  • Business Analysis
  • Communication
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
  • Sustainability and Corporate Consciousness

Technology

  • Information Technology
  • IT Security
  • ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
  • Microsoft Project, SharePoint and Excel
  • AXELOS and APMG Certification Prep

Email Angela Olson or call 320-308-6160.

Technology

Legal

We coordinate these programs through The Center for Legal Studies, one of the most respected legal education centers.

The courses are taught by legal and educational professionals selected by CLS.

The curriculum is updated regularly to remain current with the newest trends and state-of-the-art technology in the legal industry.

Certificates

Additional courses

UAS/Drone

Fitness

Driver Education