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Custom Training Services

Welcome to M State Custom Training Services!

Our CTS department supports business and industry growth in west central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. For over 20 years, we have worked with companies to help them expand and become more efficient and to develop a skilled workforce. That's our mission!

Evaluate: We determine satisfaction at multiple levels within the organization at varied times throughout the project.

Guarantee: We will meet every outcome agreed to and redeliver services if needed.

CTS provides skills and technology training for individuals and organizations in the communities of Fargo, Moorhead, Wadena, Fergus Falls and Detroit Lakes and in the surrounding areas of west central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. Training is available on-site, at a campus or online.

Continuing Education

If you are an individual interested in upgrading your skills, earning continuing education or contact hours. You might be interested in taking an RN or LPN refresher course, participating in nurse assistant (NA) training or testing, updating your computer or social media skills, or looking for specific training on welding, technical or mechanical training ~ view our list of upcoming classes, brochures, training services or workforce development opportunities

Contract Training

Is your company facing challenges retaining skilled employees? Need your managers/front line staff more accountable for supervisory/leadership roles within your organization? Our CTS department can assist you with strengthening the talents and capabilities of your current work force by offering customized training in leadership, management, sales, or any of the technical fields offered by the college, such as welding. CTS can design a course to fit your specific needs.

What do we have to offer?

Link to our Training Services & Workforce Development offerings

Contact Us

Please contact us to learn more about how M State Custom Training Services can be assist you with your training needs.

CTS serves approximately 6,700 students and professionals annually, providing over 90,000 hours of training. We have worked with over 500 companies in Minnesota and North Dakota to offer contract training or open enrollment courses.


Training Options

* On Site - training is delivered at the company's facility on the days and times requested by the customer.

* On Campus - training is delivered at one of our campuses (Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead or Wadena). This training option is effective when a client is planning company-wide training and needs a larger space, or when training requires specific equipment, for example a computer lab. Training can be customized to meet the needs of the customer with the amenities and convenience of utilizing our local campuses.

* Online - with the ever-evolving world of technology and wide use of the Internet, online training allows individuals to work at their own pace to complete programs and receive a certificate of completion or, in some instances, continuing education credits (CEs). Online training is a viable option for individuals who need the flexibility or more convenient method of training that works for their schedule.

Current online programs:

RN and LPN Refresher Courses

Minnesota Cosmetology Continuing Education 4-hour Renewal Course (starting July 2014)

* Interactive Distance Learning (ITV) - this training option allows the instructor to be in one location and broadcast at another location or multiple locations at the same time time. It's a great option for companies with multiple locations since the same training is being viewed by all employees at one time. The instructor can interact with those individuals at other locations; all can actively participate at once. At the off-site locations, the instructor is broadcast on TV screens which allows for the individuals to feel as if they are all at the same location. Each of our campuses has this unique training option,and it is also available at many facilities with an internet connection.

*Enrichment Courses (Ed2Go) - we offer a wide range of interactive online courses. All courses are taught by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Online courses are affordable, fun, fast and convenient.

To see which courses might interest you, click browse classes and scroll through "online classes."

Last modified: August 29th, 2014 at 01:10pm