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Continuing Education and Workforce Development

This office is committed to professional, workforce development and personal training, delivering opportunities for anyone interested in continuing their education, updating their skills or participating in professional development. We partner with business and industry throughout the Upper Peninsula. The primary objective is to create, sustain and retain a skilled workforce that supports current business and industry while considering the future workforce.

Upcoming Events


COVID-19 Educational Modules

Northern Michigan University faculty have produced a series of free self-paced online educational modules on various topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic, ranging from scientific aspects to impacts to communities, businesses, and families.


Bus Driver/Supervisor Training

Supervisor Training - Part I now available.  You MUST pre-register: https://forms.gle/8YXdAduqjxFTUpkUA

Beginning Bus - August 14 & 15, 2020 (Friday & Saturday) - Crystal Falls - NEW DATE!

Beginning Bus - August 18 & 19, 2020 (Tuesday & Wednesday) - Marquette - Just Added!

Beginning Bus - November 6 & 7, 2020 (Friday & Saturday) - Hancock



Free & live online. For more information or to schedule a course, email upcyber@nmu.edu 

Introductory Cisco Cybersecurity Courses

Free, online, and self-paced courses. Click on links to register. 

Intro to Cybersecurity (15 hours)

Cybersecurity Essentials (30 hours) 

Intro to Packet Tracer (10 hours) 

Linux (6-8 hours) 

Python (60-70 hours) 

IoT (20 hours) 

Entrepreneurship (15 hours) 



No other classes will be offered until Fall 2020.


MCAT - September 16 - 18, 2020 - Marquette - NEW Date!


Motorcycle Safety Registration

All Classes have been CANCELED!

Refunds have been issued. 


CPA Continuing Education

Postponed until further notice. Check back in fall 2020 for possible classes. 


Test Preparation

GMAT Live-Online Course: May 2 - June 27, 2020 - Saturdays - 3 p.m.
GRE Live-Online Course: April 9 - May 5, 2020, Tues & Thurs, 9 p.m.

LSAT Live-Online Course: March 19 - April 21, 2020, Tues & Thurs, 7 p.m.

LSAT Live-Online Course: March 31 - April 23, 2020, Sunday, Tues & Thurs, 9 p.m.

SAT Live-Online Course: May 7 - June 2, 2020, Tues & Thurs, 7 p.m.

ACT Live-Online Blitz: May 14 - June 9, 2020, Tues & Thurs, 7p.m.



*If you are interested in attending a CDL session, please call (906)227-2103 or email conteduc@nmu.edu

NMU, Jacobetti Complex, Room 204, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette

Register today for NMU Truck Driving School.


Essentials of Nonprofit Management

Where: Northern Michigan University, Northern Center Ballroom IV

NEW DATE: June 11, 2020 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. EST   Session has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. 



Ethics and Pain Management Training

Watch for upcoming classes.

More Information



None scheduled at this time due to COVID.



None scheduled at this time due to COVID.


See a complete list of upcoming events by visiting the training calendar. This is regularly updated with each of the upcoming events from the Continuing Education and Workforce Development office.



April 2020 Newsletter

Training Opportunities

Brief descriptions of some of the training courses offered by NMU, Continuing Education and Workforce Development.

Learning to Lead

Check back for more details on the 2020 Learning to Lead Conference! 

The opportunities offered by the Continuing Education and Workforce Development Office (CEWD) fall into three main categories: <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/continuingeducation/node/27">workforce development</a>, <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/continuingeducation/node/52">professional development</a>, and <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/continuingeducation/node/64">personal development.</a>             CEWD also offers <a href="http://www.nmu.edu/continuingeducation/non-credit-online">non-credit online classes</a>. Photo of Tyler LaCourt

Quick Links

Continuing Education and Workforce Developmentconteduc@nmu.edu906-227-2103

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