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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

NMU provides opportunities for continuing your education in the areas of commercial driver's license (CDL), real estate appraisal, school bus drivers, motorcycle safety, social work, test preparation, online certifications, online cannabis studies, and more. CEWD offers online and in-person training and testing opportunities. 

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Workforce Development at NMU

Workforce Development

NMU works with regional companies, entrepreneurs, schools and agencies, and industry to meet the current and future workforce needs of the Upper Peninsula and beyond.

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Cybersecurity, UPCI at Northern Michigan University

Cybersecurity

The Upper Peninsula Cybersecurity Institute (UPCI) at NMU is the only facility of its kind in the U.P. and one of six statewide. The institute offers non-degree and industry credentials relevant to emerging careers in cybersecurity.

Upcoming Events

Skid Car Course Objectives:
This course is designed to assist students in becoming a more disciplined driver by changing a student’s behind-
the-wheel behavior and attitude. This course will provide students with key skills and techniques to develop
responsible drivers who grasp best practices to prevent injury and death while operating a motor vehicle. 


Demonstrate or explain knowledge of:

● Causes of vehicle losing control
● How to properly keep control of the vehicle
● Front wheel skids and rear wheel skids
● Grip not slip
● Distracted driving
The student will master the following skills
● Braking, accelerating, and turning in environments with limited traction or if you lose traction.
● Properly backing up a vehicle using learned skills and techniques.

 

Training will be on Saturday, October 22nd from 8 am - 11am or 11am - 2 pm at the Wildcat room and the Berry Event Center parking lot.

Price is $199 per person and is open to anyone 18 years with a valid driver's license.

Spots are limited so call 906-227-2103 to register.  

 

CDL - NMU TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL 

 

* New for the 2021-2022 season, we will be offering AM public sessions throughout the winter.

May 31 - June 24, 2022 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks

July 11 - August 5, 2022 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks

August 8 - September 2, 2022 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks

September 12 - October 14, 2022 - AM session only. Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks

October 17- November 18, 2022 - AM session only. Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks.

November 21 - December 16, 2022 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks

Choose one session.

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

NMU, Jacobetti Complex, Room 103, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette

Register today for NMU Truck Driving School

Grief Support Specialist Program

The Grief Support Specialist Program is a non-credit certificate program through Continuing Education and Workforce Development at NMU. This program evolved from the Grief Specialist Program at UW-Madison.

This program is 8 weeks and online with asynchronous and synchronous components. Two weekend sessions are included. The course involves detailed lectures/instruction, illustrative case studies and client stories, facilitated discussions and activities as well a project phase where participants can design a project of importance to their employer or for their own personal development.

CE Opportunities: 

16 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) through the Department of Education 

https://mdoe.state.mi.us/MOECS/ProfessionalLearning/Reports/Catalog

24 Credits - Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative https://www.socialworkcec.com/

Association for Death Education and Counseling https://www.adec.org/

National Association of Social Workers https://www.socialworkers.org/

The Association for Death Education and Counseling® has deemed this program as counting toward the continuing education requirements for the ADEC CT and FT programs.”  https://www.adec.org/page/Pre_approved_Program

Register here or contact CEWD at (906)227-2103.

https://cvent.me/Z1bXwa

Workshop Series Titles:

  1. Fostering Positive Attachment in families with Infants and Young Children. November 17, 2022

  2. Substance Abuse – Providing Support to Families Struggling with Addiction. January 27, 2023 

All courses will be held via Zoom. 10:00am - 1:15pm EST unless otherwise noted.

All these trainings are primarily for social workers and other workers, who work with diverse populations with specific needs. Situations that involve child protection, foster care/adoption, domestic violence, mental health concerns, addiction, and all sorts of disabilities and other challenges people face in their daily lives. The workshops will provide a better understanding of what workers face often, such as secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, working with a diverse population, etc. On the other end, the training will offer opportunities for participants to look at the latest research in those areas, and practice some techniques of self care to improve their overall wellbeing. Lastly, the webinar aims at providing a safe space for participants to tackle issues relating to relationships (with supervisors, among colleagues, with clients and their families). Developing a trusting and respectful relationship is the key and building block of a positive workplace environment. It is hoped that participants will learn and use some effective tools and strategies in fostering a positive relationship in both their personal and work life. 

Register Here! 

 

Friday November 11, 2022. 9:00am - 5:00pm EST at Northern Michigan University. Training will be located in room 3100 of Jamrich Hall - Public Parking in lots 28, 62, 29 & 7 -- view campus map here

$65.00 per person includes lunch.

Social Work CE's available. 

More information to follow.  

Register here! 

NMU offers a full range of residential and non-residential continuing education appraisal courses at sites located throughout Michigan and across the U.S. via webinar delivery that are convenient, relevant, of high quality and affordable.

APPRAISAL

October 27, 2022: URAR & USPAP - Zoom - NEW 

October 28, 2022: Past, Present & Future of the Mortgage Appraisal - Zoom

See the schedule for a complete listing.

Additional classes may be added as available and approved.

NMU is the state-approved School Bus Driver Training Agency for the central and western Upper Peninsula. The purpose of school bus safety instruction is to promote safe, efficient pupil transportation programs, using Michigan Department of Education approved curriculum.

BUS DRIVER SAFETY

Continuing Education - October 7, 2022 (Friday) - Crystal Falls & Ishpeming

Continuing Education - October 14, 2022 (Friday) - Hancock & Lake Linden

Beginning - November 4 & 5, 2022 (Friday & Saturday) - Escanaba

Beginning - February 3 & 4, 2022 (Friday & Saturday) - Marquette

See the schedule for a complete listing of classes

The Michigan Learning Channel is a relatively new statewide program from Michigan's PBS stations that offers high-quality distance learning resources to students, teachers, and families. This course will introduce the programming and content available on the platform, demonstrate how to accesses resources via television and on the website, and share MLC's plans to support learning initiatives throughout the school year, especially during out of school hours. 

The on-demand course is self-paced. You can register for it and complete it whenever is convenient for you. You will receive your SCECHs when you complete the course. 

https://wnmutv.nmu.edu/education/michigan-learning-channel/

The course is approved for 1.5 SCECH hours and is $25.00 to attend. To register call (906)227-2103 today or email a completed registration form to conteduc@nmu.edu. 

CYBERSECURITY ESSENTIALS

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

With the popularity of motorcycle riding on the increase statewide and across the country this program offers riders of all skill levels some of the most comprehensive training available anywhere. All of our instructors are MSF certified rider coaches in addition to being experienced avid riders.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY

The Schedule for the 2023 season will be available in March 2023.

Registrations opens one month before a class start date.

 

POSTPONED: This two week training will be hands-on and taught by one of Northern Michigan University's certified Welding Instructors at the Jacobetti Complex Welding Lab starting in the Winter of 2022. 

Training will include safety, power sources, equipment set-up including wire feeder, shielding glass, methods of transfer and electrode selection; equipment maintenance, welding with SMAW, solid wire, flux core, gas shielded flux core, troubleshooting common wire welding and finish welding problems burnback.

This training is FREE to eligible applicants through the Regional Innovation Talent Grant.  To check eligibility, please complete the application here and return to CEWD. 

If you have any questions, please call the NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development department at (906)227-2103!

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.

For Educators

Adult students require programs that deliver results specific to their professional needs with course schedules and delivery methods that allow participation outside the traditional semester format. Continuing Education’s goal is to provide these vitally important lifelong learning opportunities to individuals and groups in the Upper Peninsula and beyond.