Commercial Driver's License (CDL), truck driving program

Continuing Education

Browse opportunities for continuing your education in the areas of cybersecurity, commercial driver's license (CDL), appraisal, online certifications, online cannabis studies, and more.


Workforce Development

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.


Training & Testing

Training & Testing

NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development offers online and in-person training and testing opportunities in the areas of customer service, health and safety, test preparation, career exploration, and more.

Upcoming Events


Dates are available for 2022!

See the schedule for a complete listing.

Additional classes may be added as available and approved.



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

February 14 - March 18, 2022 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - COURSE IS FULL 

March 21 - April 22, 2022 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks

April 25 - May 20, 2022 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks

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

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

Choose one session.

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

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.

To register contact CEWD at (906)227-2103 or email a completed registration form to 


Beginning - February 4 & 5, 2022 (Friday & Saturday) - Marquette

Beginning - May 6 & 7, 2022 (Friday & Saturday) - Escanaba

Beginning - August 5 & 6, 2022 (Friday & Saturday) - Crystal Falls

See the schedule for a complete listing of classes


February 1 - 3, 2022:  MSHA 24 Hour New Miner Training. Call today to register! 

Call to schedule a class for your company.

Must meet minimum number of participants.


Check for the 2022 schedule the end of February 2022.


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.


Free & live online. For more information or to schedule a course, email

This course is full for this session.  Watch for more offerings.
Have you ever wanted to learn to weld?  Welding as a hobby is a fun activity and a great way to
tackle some of those DIY projects! This beginning course is meant to show you the basics
including safety, power sources, equipment set-up, general usage of oxygen acetylene cutting
torches, arc welding and mig or wire feed welding along with plenty of time for practice,
questions & answers. This class will start January 22, 2022 and meet every Saturday from 9 AM
until Noon for 6 weeks at NMU’s Jacobetti Complex. The cost is $475 and includes instruction,
equipment and all materials. Must meet a 6-person minimum.

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.

Contact Information

University Business Hours

University business hours are 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST during the fall and winter semesters (late August through early May) and 7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday during the summer (early May through mid-August).

Campus Location

Continuing Education & Workforce Development is located at 103 Jacobetti Complex, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave. The Jacobetti Complex is located on the Northside of campus. (See campus map.)

Mailing Address

Northern Michigan University, Continuing Education & Workforce Development, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.

Main (906) 227-2103

Fax (906) 227-2108