The NMU Continuing Education and Workforce Development office 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.
NMU Truck Driving School (CDL)
Northern Michigan University (NMU), Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD) will provide up to 40 hours of instruction (Class/Range/OTR) in a straight truck that is fully insured, covering each student that is enrolled in the program. Classes will normally run 8 hours/day, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM for 1 week. The total cost of this program is $2,450 which includes the course, course materials, textbook and the use of the NMU straight truck for one State of Michigan CDL driver license test.
Call (906)227-2103 for more information and scheduling!
* Schedule for the 2023-2024 season
October 16 - November 17, 2023 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
November 27 - December 22, 2023 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks.
January 15 - February 16, 2024- Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
February 19 - March 22, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
March 25 - April 26, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
April 29 - May 24, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks
April 29 - May 31, 2024- Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
May 28 - June 21, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks
May 28 - June 28, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
July 8 - August 2, 2023 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks
July 8 - August 9, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
August 12 - September 6, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm for 4 weeks
August 12 - September 13, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
September 16 - October 18, 2024- Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
October 21 - November 22, 2024 - Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 12:00pm for 5 weeks - Half day session
November 25 - December 20, 2024- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
NMU, Jacobetti Complex, Room 103, 2296 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette
Register today for NMU Truck Driving School
Welding as a Hobby
Welding as a Hobby - Session II
Whether you are a beginner or intermediate, this class is for you.
Welding as a hobby is a fun activity and a great way to tackle some of those DIY projects! This beginning/intermediate 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 February 3, 2024 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. Register today! Must meet an 8-person minimum. If you have your own welding hood, jacket, safety glasses or gloves, bring them with you. If you don't have these items, we will provide them for your use.
Call 906-227-2103 to register or complete this Registration form and email it to CEWD.
Grief Support Specialist
Our next program will be in March 2024. More information to come.
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.
Child Welfare Workshop Training Series
Workshop Series Titles:
- "Sharpening Assessment Skills: Tools and Strategies to Recognize Signs/Symptoms of Substance Use Disorder".
Friday, November 10, 2023 • Program 10:00 AM – 1:15 PM (ET) Presenter: Elissa Kent, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, ADS-RT
- "Youth Mental Health: Supporting Resilience in Adversity" Friday, February 9, 2024 • Program 10:00 AM – 1:15 PM (ET) Presenter: Sarah Carlson, LMSW
- 1 hour WEBINAR "Crisis Management: Safety Planning with a Family in Crisis". Friday, February 23, 2024 • Program 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM (ET) Presenter: Caroline Cheng, PhD, MSW
All courses will be held via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Free for students and $45 for others non MDHHS folks.
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.
Motorcycle Safety - 2024 Schedule
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.
Watch for the 2024 schedule in March 2024.
Registrations opens one month before a class start date.
Bus Driver Safety
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.
Beginning - February 3 & 4, 2024 (Saturday & Sunday) - Marquette
Beginning - May 3 & 4, 2024 (Friday & Saturday) - Escanaba
See the schedule for a complete listing of classes.
Appraisal - Dates for 2024 are coming soon.
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.
Watch for a Winter Schedule.
See the schedule for a complete listing.
Additional classes may be added as available and approved.
Registered Behavior Technician
The NMU RBT training course is free and open to participants living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan who are 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma.
This course will be open enrollment until August 1, 2023. Email email@example.com to register.
For those outside of the Upper Peninsula looking to take this course, cost is $150 for the training ONLY and $300 for training + initial competency assessment. To register, fill out this form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Cannabis Studies
Cannabis skills are in demand. The cannabis industry is creating thousands of exciting career opportunities in Michigan, and nationally, yet a significant shortage of qualified professionals exists. NMU now offers the highest quality non-credit university certificates with focused instruction from top experts in the cannabis industry.
Click here for more details on Cannabis Studies.
Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) provides quality courses that address contemporary issues that social workers face today. CEWD is dedicated to helping social workers meet their professional development and continuing education needs.
Ethics and Pain Management
This course will provide a refresher on ethical principles and standards of the NASW Code of Ethics and will cover practical, easy-to-use ethical problem-solving techniques. It will be presented by Paul Olson, LMSW CAADC, and Liz Pepin, PA.
- Date: Friday, November 3rd, 2023
- Time: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
- Location: NMU John X. Jamrich Hall - Room 3100
1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855
- Cost: $65.00
- Includes: 7 SWCE's - MCBAP Approved
Whether you are looking to expand your skillset, earn professional credits, or learn something new, our online professional development courses and certificates pair perfectly with a busy schedule. Courses are self-paced and online, accessible from anywhere, and available on mobile.
Click here for a list of available courses.
COVID-19 Education - Self-Paced, Online Modules Available Now
NMU 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. These short courses are available at no charge. Click here to access course information.
Introduction to The Michigan Learning Channel - SCECH Opportunity
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.
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 email@example.com.