Courses

Acupressure is an eastern healing technique that involves pressing or massaging key points on the body to stimulate energy flow through pathways called meridians. When the points that regulate metabolism, digestion and thyroid function are blocked or out of balance, losing weight will seem like an impossible task. In this virtual workshop, you will learn the main pressure points that help strengthen thyroid function, boost metabolism, control appetite, decrease food cravings, reduce stress-eating and strengthen the entire digestive system.


Monday, October 4, 2021, Online Only
Do you have a special talent, skill, or passion that you would love to share with the community? Have you ever thought of becoming a Community Education instructor? Earn extra money doing something you love! Our instructors include art lovers, wellness coaches, fitness instructors, cooking enthusiasts, history buffs and more. If you can create a class, we would love to meet you! Attend our free class to get more information about teaching for Community Education. Pre-registration is required.


Wednesday, August 18, 2021, ZH Media Door 1
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Thursday, September 23, 2021, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, RM Art Rm Door A
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, ZH Media Door 1
Would you like to speak Spanish? Practice the basic building blocks of the language and be able to ask and answer questions and hold simple conversations. You'll be speaking and reading Spanish in no time with this two-month online course.


September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Get ready for your New Year celebration with this short virtual course on brie, and discover what cheeses go with your favorite bubbly beverages, including wine, cider, and beer.


Thursday, December 9, 2021, Online Only
Whether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding. In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and build the Business Plan one step at a time.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
The ability to communicate in writing is a critical skill in any business or workplace. Understanding the basic principles and steps used in writing reports and proposals will set you on the path to crafting effective professional business documents. This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Customer service is an essential part of any business or organization. As the use of technology increases, human interaction with customers becomes even more important. You can become an excellent service provider through this two-part online program.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the two required courses: Extraordinary Customer Service and Keys to Customer Service.


September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Successful communicators in the workplace move forward, others move back. Enhance your career by improving this critical communication skill.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Business Writing, Effective Copywriting, and Writing News and Press Releases.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Especially geared for future leaders in the Gen Y generation (born 1980-1999), this certificate course provides practical information on advancing your leadership potential and making a difference in both the workplace and in society.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Leadership Principles, Developing Your Leadership Skills, and Developing Your Professional Career.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
New research and information comes out frequently about how your learners - and you - learn. Everyone learns differently. This course brings you the most advanced information about three of the most prevalent student characteristics you face in teaching: generation, gender, and the autism spectrum.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), Gender in the Classroom, and Generational Learning Styles.


October 4, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Every business or organization needs project management. A good project manager can detect problems early for quick resolution, which can improve employee, customer and public confidence and attitude. Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Introduction to Project Management, Project Management Knowledge Areas, and Project Management Processes.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
This is your invitation to teach others in-person and join in one of the more important functions in life -- passing on knowledge and skills to others.


September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Communication in the workplace is more important than ever and critical to your career advancement and success. Discover skills and techniques you can study over the weekend and put to use on Monday morning!
Registration for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Conflict Management, Negotiation: Get What You Want, and Using Personality Profiles for Better Work Performance.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
Bring out your inner curd nerd and mixologist during this interactive class! Work through making some traditional and not-so-traditional cocktails, and discover what cheeses and small bites can enhance the experience. Let's have some fun!


Thursday, August 19, 2021, Online Only
An average manager can spend more than 20 percent of their day engaged in or reacting to a conflict situation. No matter what your position, conflict management skills can positively correlate to higher earnings and promotion. This course is included in the Workplace Conflict Solutions Certificate course, and the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.



September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
According to the Medscape Coronavirus Resource Center, at least 44 states and the District of Columbia have begun expanding their contract tracing workforce. To help meet the need for training for contact tracers, we are offering this course, based on CDC and public health guidelines.


August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Especially for future and emerging leaders in Gen Y, come discover the key concepts of being a leader and the best strategies for developing your leadership skills and influence. Learn the unspoken secrets that leaders know and the strategies they employ/exhibit for influencing others. This course is included in the Certificate in Leadership Development course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Learn the basics of on-leash obedience, including commands such as heel, sit, down, come, stand and stay.


September 13, 2021 to October 4, 2021, HC Cafeteria Door 5
November 1-22, 2021, HC Cafeteria Door 5
Whether you are sending out a press release, communicating internally with a memo, or promoting your skills online or in a letter, strong writing skills are the key to success. Learn how to avoid the common writing mistakes that can hold you back.
This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Starting a business is something that all of us have thought about at one time or another. Everyone wants to be their own boss. Yet statistics show that most businesses fail within the first five years. This course provides insight into the characteristics, knowledge and skills needed to become a successful entrepreneur.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
To succeed in today's marketplace, entrepreneurs must know how to effectively market their product or service. This course offers you a step-by-step approach to attract and keep customers, all within a realistic budget.
This course is included in the Entrepreneurship Certificate course.


August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas, and a checklist for going into business.
Registering for this certificate program will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Entrepreneur Boot Camp, The Business Plan, and Entrepreneurial Marketing.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
We all know good customer service is important, but what makes it truly extraordinary? Discover how easy it is to tweak ordinary customer service into an experience that will keep customers coming back. This course is included in the Certificate in Customer Service course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
There are differences in how the genders learn. Discover techniques and activities to help them be successful in the classroom and the workplace. This course is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Students learn in a variety of ways, and generational characteristics can influence learning styles. Explore fascinating information on the brain and how each generation has responded to their unique "cohort experience." This course is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Good grammar doesn't make good writing, but good writing demands good grammar. Whether you're a student or a professional, a career changer or a job seeker, this comprehensive program will guide you through the linguistic twists and turns of English grammar and equip you to write more effectively from day one.
Registration in this course will automatically enroll you in the three required courses: Word Level Grammar, Sentence Level Grammar, and Refining Your Writing.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
It has been said that everyone has a book in them. Do you? Designed specifically for those with little to no fiction-writing experience, this online course will help you find your path toward your fiction-writing goals.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Having good project management skills is one of the fastest paths to promotion in many organizations. Go through the basics of creating a project in this online course. This course is included in the Certificate in Project Management course.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Explore the voiceover industry! Discover current trends, opportunities and tools you need to find success. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional voice actor, to improve your delivery. This class is a one-time, 90-minute, one-on-one video chat class! Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo


June 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021, Online Only
September 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, Online Only
Come celebrate the fall tradition German-style and learn how to prepare dishes including sauerbraten, beef rouladens, pork ribs and MANY MORE!


Thursday, September 30, 2021, ER Rm 352 Door H
Good customer service skills can have a powerful impact on your life as well as your career. Discover how to avoid customer turnoffs and what it takes to consistently deliver great customer service. This course is included in the Certificate in Customer Service course.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Find out what it takes to become an effective leader. Discover your style of leadership. Discuss task completion, building relationships with your subordinates, becoming socially perceptive to changes in the workplace, and addressing challenging goals. This course is included in the Certificate in Leadership Development course.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Educators and psychologists know that learning is significantly affected by factors such as stress, anxiety, self-image, cultural expectations and societal expectations. The increasing number of diverse student backgrounds in today's classrooms introduces a tremendous diversity of lived experience which influences how students learn. Examine the factors that come together to create unique challenges to black students in the classroom and explore ways in which teachers can minimize those challenges and support school success for all students.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
Negotiation and bargaining skills are useful in everyday life as well as in business and the workplace. Discover your natural bargaining style and learn how to balance firmness and flexibility to get the best outcome. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Podcasts are like "on-demand radio," and cover all kinds of topics! Do you have a business, hobby or passion you'd like to share? Discover how to get started in podcasting and how you can reach your maximum audience.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
The Vietnam War, with its origins rooted in World War II, is still one of the most controversial military eras in US history. Local veteran Duane Clear shares his experiences while serving in Vietnam, as well as his thoughts and reactions upon returning years later as a tourist.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021, HC Rm 111 Door 5
The knowledge areas covered in this course support the Project Management Processes. Explore these areas including communication, cost, scope, quality, human resources, risk and procurement. This course is included in the Certificate of Project Management course.


August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
You've tried the rest, now make the best! Create your own collection of rich, chocolatey truffles to take home.


Thursday, October 28, 2021, RM FACS Rm Door A
The basic information in this online course will assist you in learning the beginnings of Project Management, whether you are interested in a project management field or for use in your current line of work. Come away with a solid foundation of the five processes to use when any type of project occurs in your employment arena. This course is included in the Certificate in Project Management course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Make your writing say exactly what you intend it to say. Explore errors in agreement, structural inconsistencies, and wordiness/concision. Learn to correct and reshape sentences that have gone wrong. This course is included in the Grammar Refresher Certificate course.


August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Whether in speaking or writing, a poorly-composed sentence can make a negative impression on your audience. Discover how fixing common sentence grammar errors can help your communication become more polished and effective. This course is included in the Grammar Refresher Certificate course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Shamanic Breathwork honors and blends the timeless wisdom of ancient traditions with the emerging new paradigm methods of healing and teaching. Using traditional Shamanic tools, art, music and deep connected breathing, you create a natural and altered dreamlike state. This method can help you reconnect with your own inner shaman and remember the magic of who you truly are in this lifetime.


Saturday, September 25, 2021, HC Gym Door 5
If you've ever felt yourself in a situation that made you feel physically unsafe, having reassurance about your next steps can make all the difference. Through lecture, discussion, skill demonstrations and practice, you will leave this class feeling more confident on how to handle yourself in a variety of potentially dangerous situations. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes.


Thursday, September 30, 2021, RH Wrestling Room Door 10
Today, every school in America has students who have been diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). It is important for every teacher to understand how to recognize behaviors that may indicate ASD, and how to work effectively with ASD students. This course is included in the Certificate in Learning Styles course.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Your employees are your most valuable resources! Even experience supervisors and managers will discover something new and practical in this online course.


September 7, 2021 to October 29, 2021, Online Only
Create a beautiful fall-themed front door wreath with this easy grab-and-go craft kit! The kit includes everything needed to complete your wreath.


September 20, 2021 to November 21, 2021, HC Art Rm Door 5
View Jay Grammond's presentation on the history of the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862 and join the live discussion with others from around the state. A few weeks prior to the discussion, you will receive a link to the video presentation to view at your leisure.


Tuesday, August 31, 2021, Online Only
Understanding yourself and others increases your overall effectiveness at work, at home, and in all your relationships. Learn how to communicate effectively with all personality styles. This course is included in the Certificate in Workplace Communication course.


August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Get reacquainted with the parts of speech. Learn how to choose the right word from pairs that sound alike, but have very different meanings. This course is included in the Grammar Refresher Certificate course.


September 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021, Online Only
WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) for website and blog design. After successfully completing this course, you will know how to build a WordPress website or blog, customize and maintain it, and use search engine optimization to bring more visitors to your site.


September 7, 2021 to November 26, 2021, Online Only
You don't need a journalism degree or published articles to write for anyone's online blog, magazine or website. Some opportunities offer exposure, while many pay well -- $1 a word or more! In this fast-paced virtual course, you will learn how to find ideas, sources, and more than 1,000 opportunities that pay.


Wednesday, October 27, 2021, Online Only
Getting the word out is an essential activity for every business or organization. Being able to write a good news story, press release or publicity notice is a skill that can set you apart in the workplace!
This course is included in the Certificate in Business Writing course.


August 2-27, 2021, Online Only
November 1-26, 2021, Online Only
Did you know YouTube is the second largest search engine? Discover the power of video for your organization, and how to use video as a marketing tool to reach and serve more people. This course is included in the Mastering Video Marketing Certificate.


October 4-29, 2021, Online Only
Minnesota is home to a fantastic variety of Veteran memorials -- everything from street names to granite monuments to statues. Join our instructor as he shares his travels around the state to discover some of the ways Minnesota honors its Veterans.


Thursday, November 11, 2021, Online Only
Vehicle production took an amazing turn in the 1950s. World War II was over, manufacturing went back to normal, and the economy was starting to blossom. Highways were becoming a thing that allowed people to travel the country. This virtual class takes a look at the details that made these cars so special.


Tuesday, December 14, 2021, Online Only
Did you know that Utah is home to five National Parks? It also has amazing State Parks, National Monuments, and recreation areas! Join our instructor as he shares photos and information from his recent summer road trip. Explore the Mighty Five, and start planning a road trip of your own!


Thursday, December 9, 2021, Online Only
Put on your proton pack, grab your fedora, and fuel up your Delorean because it's time to head back to the '80s! In this great new class from movie man Eric Houston, you'll travel back to the decade of Cabbage Patch Kids and Pepsi Free to look at a trio of modern movie classics as we go behind the scenes of Ghostbusters, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Back to the Future. You'll see rare footage of the actors who almost played Indiana Jones and Marty McFly, learn about Eddie Murphy's part in Ghostbusters, and hear the surprising twists and turns each movie made on its way to the big screen. It's a trip to the past you won't forget!


Thursday, September 9, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Attend a new 4-week series of beginner-level lessons with new dances taught each season! Learn the waltz, foxtrot, swing, rumba, and more! Have a fun-filled weekly date, dancing exclusively with your own partner. You're sure to have some laughs learning to dance together, and lessons will build your confidence for dancing in front of others!


September 23, 2021 to October 14, 2021, RM Commons Door A
Celebrate the holidays with a look at some of the world's most beloved Christmas movies: Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, and It's a Wonderful Life. The class features movie clips, rare photographs, and an insightful lecture from North Metro TV Studio Manager Eric Houston. Along the way, you'll learn which of these Christmas classics premiered in the summer, which Little Rascal appears in not one, but two Christmas classics, which surprising cast member appeared in the most films (over 1000), World War II's influence on each film, and the fascinating stories of how each movie entered the hearts of Americans from coast to coast.


Thursday, December 16, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5
Are you interested in discovering your family history? Get started right! Our four-session class will cover basic tools, record organization, online resources, on-site research in courthouses, churches, cemeteries and repositories, maps, census and military records, immigration and naturalization, timelines, search tips, a bit of DNA, continuing education, and more! There will be time for questions and answers with Certified Genealogist Elizabeth Williams Gomoll.


October 19-28, 2021, RM Media Door A
When you were a child, did you dream of discovering lost treasure? We walk over lost items, and maybe even "treasures," every day. Join our instructor Jay as he shares with you some items found through his hobby of metal detecting that otherwise may have been lost to time. We'll explore how metal detecting is done, and take a virtual walk back in time by viewing Jay's intriguing finds.


Thursday, December 2, 2021, Online Only
Write the Story of your Life -- two pages at a time! Designed to help you recall, organize and share the contents of your life experiences, these classes will help evoke memories through a variety of life themes such as family, work/career, and health. Pass along valuable lessons, stories, and history to your family, friends, and future generations. No writing experience is necessary.


September 1, 2021 to October 20, 2021, HC Rm 209 Door 5
Job hunting is hard! Do you wonder if anyone even sees your resume? Do you feel discouraged because you don't even hear a "no?" What can you do differently to get a different result? You need a guide to help you navigate the path. Instructor David Kridler will share his experiences and successful tactics to help you turn silence into responses and applications into interviews.


October 4-11, 2021, HC Rm 111 Door 5
December 6-13, 2021, RM Media Door A
Many people take a DNA test to learn their ethnic heritage, but when the results come back, they don't know what to do next! Discover what's behind DNA results and matches. Come away with basic and practical suggestions for getting the most out of your DNA results.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021, RM Media Door A
With monster movies fleeing theaters in the late 1950s, everyone's favorite creatures found new homes on the small screen. Studio manager Eric Houston takes us on an in-depth journey into the behind-the-scenes stories of Bewitched, The Munsters, The Addams Family, and I Dream of Jeannie. It'll be a hair-raising good time with America's favorite monster families!


Thursday, October 21, 2021, HC Blesener Cmty Rm Door 5