Courses & Training

It’s a competitive world. Train for it. NDSCS Division for Workforce Affairs provides customized training for corporations and organizations, open-enrollment training for individuals, apprenticeship opportunities to earn while you learn, and skills training for underemployed, unemployed and New Americans.

Explore our training and course offerings


The ApprenticeshipND program is for non-traditional students who are looking for on-the-job training or want to earn steady pay while advancing their education. Apprenticeship courses are available in the following fields.

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing/Pipefitting
  • HVAC
  • Carpentry
  • Fiber Optics/Cabling
  • Machine Tooling 
  • Sheet Metal
  • Pharmacy

Apprenticeship Courses

CDL Training

CDL/Truck Driving training is for individuals whose goals are to obtain their Class A Commercial driver's license and become employed in the trucking industry. Students will receive classroom and behind-the-wheel training to provide them knowledge needed for CDL certification.

CDL Training

Computer Technology

Computer applications training is great for those starting out who need basic training, individuals who want to enhance existing skills or those who want to learn new skills in order to create new career opportunities. 

  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Microsoft Power Platform
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Quickbooks
  • AutoCAD
  • Cyber Security

Course Offerings & Registration


Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

This Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) class has been developed for individuals who are interested in a career in nursing or preparing for employment as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students will receive both lecture and hands-on lab instruction coupled with clinical experience in a classroom environment to prepare them for their CNA test. 

CNA Training

Healthcare/CNA Basics

Healthcare/CNA Basics is for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or New Americans seeking a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant. This course will have an emphasis on vocabulary and healthcare concepts.

After completing this course, students can advance to our CNA training.

Healthcare/CNA Basics Training


Manufacturing training includes a variety of topics including:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Fanuc Robotics-Basic Programming and Operation
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Manual Lathe & Mill
  • OSHA
  • Electrical/Electronics Principles Class
  • Welding


For more information on pricing and training options contact: 

Susie Carlson, TrainND SE Director

Online Courses

Online courses are for individuals and businesses looking to learn new skills or increase their knowledge in topics including business, computer applications, writing, accounting, soft skills and more. Some of these can even prepare you for in-demand jobs and earn nationally-recognized certifications.

Online Courses

Professional Development

Professional development training courses are designed to provide both entry-level professionals and managers the skills and knowledge needed to stand out and step up in your career.

  • The Path to an Inclusive Workplace
  • Boost the Power of Your Website
  • Strengthen Your Company's Online Reputation in Virtual Meetings
  • Self-Leadership
  • First-Time Managers
  • Management Essentials
  • Coaching Essentials
  • Situational Leadership II
  • Conversational Capacity
  • Leading Virtually
  • Human Resources Topics
  • DISC Leadership
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Introduction to Public Speaking and Conducting Meetings
  • Stress Busters
  • Protect and Respect our Elders
  • Better Business Writing

Course Offerings & Registration

Skilled Trades Training

Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades is for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or New Americans seeking a career in the construction or manufacturing industry. This course will cover workplace safety along with proper use and operation of basic hand and power tools.

Skilled Trades Training

Pre-skilled Trades

Pre-skilled Trades is for individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or New Americans seeking a career in the construction or manufacturing industry. The class will cover workplace safety, critical vocabulary and communication skills needed for employment.

After completing this course, students can advance to our Skilled Trades training.

Pre-Skilled Trades Training