School of Professional and Continuing Education

Professional Development Courses

In addition to hundreds of noncredit courses for professional development and enrichment at Madison College, you can choose from instruction in specific career areas. We offer several noncredit certifications as well as exam preparation courses, and we maintain training partnerships with other professional organizations that offer credentials.

Animation and Cartooning
Courses in 2D animation, 3D animation, cartooning and comic book art.

Certificate of Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)
Certification training courses in supply chain and operations management.

Commercial Drone Operator Certificate
Get the education you need to get an FAA drone license and the hands-on experience to operate your drone effectively and maximize your airtime.

Computer Skills
Try our hands-on, in-person instruction in PC and Mac labs to add to your skillset. Popular topics include Quickbooks, Microsoft Office, and drawing and design as well as computer programming languages.

Culinary Enthusiast Cooking and Baking Series
Learn cooking skills from food industry professionals.

Craft Brewing Certification
For those interested in becoming a craft beer brewer or who just want to learn more about the processes behind one of Wisconsin's favorite beverages.

Craft of Specialty Beverages
Learn how coffee grows, is processed, roasted and ends up in your cup or how to brew the perfect cup of tea.

Dental Continuing Education
Continuing education for dental hygiene professionals.

Dietary Manager Certification
For students interested in becoming certified by the Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (formerly the DMA). 

Food Truck Series
Take your passion for food on the road to create a new business.

Graphic Design Noncredit Certificates
Choose from one of Madison College's three graphic design non-credit certificates to get the exact professional skill set you need.

Health Care Interpreting Courses
Courses for bilingual individuals who are interested in becoming interpreters in the health care field as well as continuing education for working interpreters.

Health Care Professional Development
Courses in medical terminology, dementia care, phlebotomy, medical coding and more.

Home Decorating Certificate
Earn a Home Decorating Certificate.

Insurance Continuing Education
Continuing education for insurance professionals to maintain licensure.

Lean Six Sigma Certification
Process management and improvement courses leading to Yellow Belt or Green Belt certification.

Leadership Certification
Coursework designed for those seeking a supervisory/leadership position, those recently promoted or hired into a supervisory/leadership position, and anyone who wants to further develop their leadership skills.

Nonprofit Management
CNP Certificate and other courses for managers, aspiring leaders and other stakeholders in nonprofit organizations.

Professional Sales Series
Sales strategies and practical applications for both new and experienced sales professionals

Real Estate Continuing Education
Convenient online courses to meet DSPS requirements for continuing education for real estate professionals.

Service Champions
A series of non-credit courses designed for customer service managers or leads as well as customer service representatives.

Summer Courses for Teens
Teen bootcamps in a variety of subject areas.

Web Design: Noncredit Basic Certificate
Complete six required nondegree web design courses to add some web design skills to your resume.

Wellness Counseling: Diet, Nutrition and Health
Designed for healthcare or human services employees who are the first contact for many who may need weight loss referrals and guidance.