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.

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

Our courses will assist licensed operators and salon managers to meet continuing education requirements set by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners. Ridgewater College is also approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork to offer continuing education courses for Massage Therapy.

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

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


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.

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

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

Maintain a safe workplace through our OSHA/safety-related courses.

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.