Ridgewater College
 Open enrollment courses designed to meet industry licensure requirements 
•  Courses for professional skill enhancement
•  Personal and professional growth opportunities
•  Administrative and managerial services

Ridgewater College

Ridgewater College Customized Training & Continuing Education focuses on building long-term relationships with businesses and individuals. We play a significant role in central Minnesota's workforce development by helping organizations position themselves for the future.


Ridgewater strives to provide high-quality training to help agriculture employees build the skills needed to be successful in all aspects of the industry.

Boiler Operator

The State of Minnesota requires that all Boiler Operators are licensed by the Department of Labor. Our courses will help prepare candidates to sit for low and high pressure license state certification exams.

Business & Professional Development

Employees at all levels can gain knowledge and insight through courses such as Customer Service, Human Resources Certification Preparation, Learn to Lead, and more.

Cosmetology/Massage Therapy/Spa Services

Our courses will assist licensed operators and salon managers to meet continuing education requirements set by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners.

CPR & First Aid

Our CPR & First Aid offerings include American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver First Aid, and BLS for Healthcare Providers.


Electrical workers will be able to update their National Electrical Code knowledge and meet continuing education requirements through MN Department of Labor approved courses.

Fire Service

Firefighters must be prepared for a variety of life-saving situations. It’s why fire departments contract with Ridgewater College. Explore options at www.ridgewater.edu/fire.

Healthcare & Emergency Medical Services

Medical personnel and emergency responders will receive top-notch continuing education through any of our refresher or advanced healthcare classes.

Live Online

Live, interactive training in a virtual classroom.

Motorcycle Rider Safety

The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center rider training program has served Minnesota riders for more than 30 years with affordable, high-quality professional training and education. Instructors are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and dedicated to building and improving your riding skills.

Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

Build your healthcare skills through offerings including Medication Administration, NA Refresher and CNA/HHA examination.


Whether you are driving a motorcycle with two wheels
or a semi with 18 - or anything in between -
hitting the road requires awareness of your machine and the hazards you could encounter. Ridgewater can train you to earn your licensure and be a safe and effective vehicle operator.