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.

Child Development

Hone your childcare skills through courses that will help you understand the children you work with, develop solutions to your daily challenges, and explore strategies with proven success.


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.

Crane Operator/Rigger/Signalperson

New and experienced crane operators can stay current in industry regulations and certifications through our NCCCO-approved courses.


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

Food Service

Food service personnel can certify or recertify through our ServSafe training courses.

Healthcare & Emergency Medical Services

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

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.

Trade & Industry

The need for trained workers in skilled trades and manufacturing is greater than ever. Ridgewater and our partners have developed high quality training programs taught by experienced professionals to help your employees build the skills they need to be successful in their field.


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.