About Continuing Education...

Pine Technical & Community College's Continuing Education department serves as the major regional provider of skill-based, short-term courses.

  • Courses are conveniently offered during the day, evening and on weekends.
  • Courses are open-enrollment and cater to a foreseen need such as new technology.
  • Many courses are designed to meet an occupational licensing or legal requirement.
  • Since class sizes are smaller, students receive more individual attention and learn more.
  • Courses are shorter in duration than college credit classes and are delivered to meet the needs of the participant.
Building Contractor Training
This course has been approved by the Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry for 7 hours of Contractor Continuing Education which also provides for the 1 hour of Energy Code as required by the State of Minnesota.

Instructor Information: Roger Axel has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Education from the University of Minnesota and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Building Inspection Technology. He holds a Building Official certification from the State of Minnesota.

He has 16 years experience as an adult educator. He is a contract instructor for the International Code Council; an adjunct faculty member of the Minnesota State College & University System.

He is an active member of the Minnesota Building Permit Technicians Association, Upper Great Plains Region III, Association of Minnesota Building Officials and the 10,000 Lakes Chapters of ICC.