Quality Education

Technical Education, Customized Training at PTCC

Pine Technical & Community College in Pine City offers quality technical education and training both for credit and non-credit. Degree programs such as manufacturing, computer programming and business prepare graduates for high-skill careers in important industry sectors.

PTCC's Customized Training Division can also tailor training directly to fit the needs of the industrial customer. Customized training at the College has worked with practically every major employer in the region to improve the skills of their existing workforce.

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.

Professional & Customized Training at ARCC

Professional training can turn a good business into a great one. Thriving in this fast-paced, constantly changing global economy requires new skills that build a more productive and quality-oriented workforce. Professional Training at Anoka-Ramsey Community College specializes in discovering a company's specific needs and designing just the right training program for them. ARCC real-world experts help business or organization increase efficiency, create greater customer satisfaction and grow your bottom line.

Specialized training areas include:

Business & Industrial Development – helping to improve job execution

Biomedical Technology – providing up to date skills for medical device manufacturing industry

Computer Applications & Information Technology – courses in computer applications and the latest technology skills

Allied Healthcare – offering cutting edge training to the healthcare professionals

Integrative Health & Healing - designed for healthcare professionals interested in natural, holistic and integrative health and healing practices.

Center for Lean – training in lean strategies that inspire innovation and foster an environment to enable businesses to achieve greater customer satisfaction and profitability.


Pine Technical & Community College has provided industry training programs tailored to our company that have played a pivotal role in critical stages of our growth.

John Norris,
President, Ascott Manufacturing