Class Location:

Neighborhood House
179 Robie St E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Where students can register:

Neighborhood House
179 Robie St E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Requirements: Students must currently be taking classes at Neighborhood House and have a child in the child care center.
Length & Hours: Once a week (days vary) from 9 am - 11 am.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 9 am.
Next steps: This opportunity gives students hands on experience working in a day care setting.
Brief description:

This class prepares students to work with 0-5 year olds. Students will explore different child care settings and learn about the physical and academic development of young children.

Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must be in ELL levels 4-5 and have between a 200 - 226 on the CASAS Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 10 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5 pm.
Next steps: Completion of this class better enables the student to work with children from ages 0 - 5.
Brief description:

In this class, students will build college readiness and computer skills, and gain work experience. This class includes information necessary to pass the CDA test. The test and certificate are given through the YMCA. 

Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must have between a 5.0 - 12.5 on the TABE D Reading test or a 230 or higher on the CASAS Reading test and pass a background check to ensure they are eligible to work with children.
Length & Hours: The class lasts 16 weeks and is held on Saturdays from 9 am - 12 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares the student to take child development coursework at St Paul College or enroll in a CDA program or the ParaPro Plus Certification Training at Hubbs Center.
Partner organization: YWCA
Brief description:

This class includes a Navigator to help guide students through the process, set goals, and determine what grade level and/or type of work the student would prefer.

Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must have between 6.0 - 12.5 on a Tabe D Reading test and between a 5.0 - 12.5 on a Tabe D Math test, a high school diploma or GED, and pass a background check.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 14 - 15 weeks and is held Monday - Friday from 10:45 am - 12:15 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Certification: Upon completion of this class, the student will be prepared for the ParaPro Certification exam for Teacher Assistant or Educational Assistant. The test is a PearsonVue test and is made up of 90 question on reading, math, and grammar.
Next steps: Completion of this class allows the student the opportunity to job shadow as a teacher assistant or educational assistant in the St. Paul public schools. This may lead to being hired by the St. Paul Public Schools.
Partner organization: St Paul public schools
Class Location:

GAP
381 Robie Street E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Where students can register:

Call 651-222-0757.

Requirements: Students must have a 202 or higher on the CASAS Reading test, be 18 - 24 years old, and not have a high school diploma.
Length & Hours: This class is held Monday - Friday from 8 am - 2:20 pm. Students must also participate in the entire GAP program which includes ELL and civics classes.
Registration: Registration is typically held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm - 4 pm during the months of January, May, and August. Call to schedule an appointment.
Certification: Upon completion of this class the student will have a Northstar Digital Literacy Certification and/or a CISCO IT Essentials Certification.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for an IT related job and/or further education.
Partner organization: Cisco
Class Location:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

HAP - University Office
394 University Ave W, 2nd floor
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must be at a 6th grade level or higher on the TABE Reading test and be between the ages of 16-24.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for three weeks and is held one day a week (days vary throughout the year) from 3pm - 5pm.
Registration: Registration is on Tuesdays at 2pm at the Arcade location or Fridays at 9:30 am at the University location.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for jobs in basic programming, help desk support, and rebuilding computers.
Partner organization: PCs for People
Brief description:

This class teaches students the ins and outs of computers and prepares them for the A+ certification.

Class Location:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55103

Where students can register:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55103

HAP - University Office
394 University Ave W, 2nd floor
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must be at a 6th grade level or higher on the TABE Reading test and be between the ages of 16-24.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 12 weeks and is held 2 days a week (days vary throughout the year) from 9 am - 11 am.
Registration: Registration is in person on Tuesdays at 2pm at the Arcade location or on Fridays at 9:30 am at the University location.
Certification: A+ Certification
Next steps: Completion of this class and the certification prepare students for jobs in tech support and servicing computers.
Partner organization: Takoda Institute
Class Location:

Neighborhood House
179 Robie St E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Where students can register:

Neighborhood House
179  Robie St E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Requirements: Students must be at an 8th grade reading level or higher and have passed the basic Northstar assessment.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 6 weeks class and is held Monday - Thursday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 9 am.
Certification: CompTIA Certification
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for entry level IT help desk jobs.
Partner organization: MN Computers for Schools
Class Location:

Neighborhood House
179 Robie St. E.
St. Paul. MN 55107

Where students can register:

Neighborhood House
179 Robie St. E.
St. Paul. MN 55107

Requirements: Students must be reading at or above an 8th grade level and have passed the Basic Northstar assessment.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 14 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays at 6:30 pm or Fridays at 9 am.
Certification: Cisco Certification
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for entry level IT help desk jobs.
Partner organization: MN Computers for Schools
Brief description:

This class includes job placement with follow up a year later.

Class Location:

GAP
381 Robie Street E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Where students can register:

Call 651-222-0757.

Requirements: Students must have a 202 or higher on the CASAS Reading test, be 18-24 yrs old, have no high school diploma, and participate in the entire GAP program which includes ELL and civics classes.
Length & Hours: This class is held Monday - Friday from 8 am - 2:20 pm.
Registration: Registration is typically held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm - 4 pm in the months of January, May, and August. Call to schedule an appointment.
Certification: Upon completion of 9 modules, students will receive the NCCER Certification.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for jobs in construction.
Partner organization: Youth Build
Brief description:

This class includes help with job placement and monthly follow-up meetings for a year afterwards. 

Class Location:

Classes are held partly at CLUES - St. Paul, and partly at the Finishing Trades Institute.

CLUES - St Paul
797 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

CLUES - St Paul
797 E. 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-379-4233

CLUES -  Minneapolis
720 E. Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-746-3583

Requirements: Students must at least be at a 5th grade level on the TABE Reading test and the TABE Math test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for eight weeks. The first four weeks are held Monday - Friday from 9 am - 1 pm at CLUES - St Paul. The second four weeks are held Monday - Friday all day at the St Paul Finishing Trades Institute.
Registration: Register in person at either CLUES site on Thursdays from 1 pm - 3 pm or call for an appointment.
Certification: Upon completion of the first four weeks, students will receive a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), and upon completion of all eight weeks, they will receive a Finishing Trades Certificate.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for jobs in drywall and painting.
Partner organization: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
Class Location:

This class is held partly at  CLUES - St. Paul and partly at the Carpenters Union Training Center. This class includes help with job placement and monthly follow-up meetings for a year afterwards.

CLUES - St. Paul
797 E 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

CLUES - St. Paul
797 E 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-379-4233

CLUES - Minneapolis
720 E. Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-746-3583

Requirements: Students must be at a 5th grade level or higher on the TABE Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for eight weeks. The first four weeks are held Monday - Friday from 9 am - 1 pm at the CLUES - St. Paul location. The second four weeks are held Monday - Friday all day at the Carpenters Union Training Center.
Registration: Registration is in person at either CLUES site on Thursdays from 1 pm - 3 pm or call for an appointment.
Certification: Upon completion of the first four weeks, students will receive a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and upon completion of all eight weeks, they will receive a Carpenter's Certificate.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for jobs in the building and construction industry.
Partner organization: Carpenters' Union
Brief description:

This class is held partly at CLUES - St Paul and partly at the BCA Training Center. This class includes help with job placement and monthly follow-up meetings for a year afterwards.

Class Location:

This class is held at CLUES - St Paul and the BCA Training Center. 

CLUES -  St Paul
797 E 7th St.
St Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

CLUES -  St Paul
797 E 7th St.
St Paul, MN 55106
651-379-4233

CLUES -  Minneapolis
720 E. Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-746-3583

Requirements: Students must be at a 5th grade level on both the TABE Reading test and the TABE math test.
Length & Hours: The class lasts for 8 weeks. The first four weeks are held Monday - Friday from 9 am - 1 pm at CLUES - St. Paul. The second four weeks are held Monday - Friday all day at the BCA Training Center.
Registration: Registration is in person at either CLUES site on Thursdays from 1 pm - 3 pm or call for an appointment.
Certification: Upon completion of the first four weeks of class, students will receive a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC0. Upon completion of all eight weeks, students will receive a BCA Certificate.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for jobs in bricklaying and tile work.
Partner organization: Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Union
Class Location:

Classes are through the Hubbs Center but held at various locations.

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Length & Hours: The days and times of the class vary depending on what partner agency students are working with.
Registration: Registration is at the Hubbs Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Certification: Students can get certified in OSHA 10 (Forklift), Scissor Lift, Flagging, and First Aid/CPR.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for a job in construction.
Class Location:

Neighborhood House
179 Robie St E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Where students can register:

Neighborhood House
179 Robie St E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Requirements: The student must be enrolled in classes at Neighborhood House.
Length & Hours: This opportunity is once a week (days can vary) from 9 am - 11 am.
Registration: Registration is in person Mondays at 6:30 pm and Fridays at 9 am.
Next steps: This position gives students hands on experience with stacking shelves and distributing food.
Brief description:

Students will work on soft professional skills, job search and interview techniques, filling out forms, and gain experience using iPads and other technology.

Class Location:

Minnesota Literacy Council - Open Door Lake Street
2700 E Lake St., Suite 2500
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Where students can register:

Call 612-483-1763.

Requirements: Students must be beginning English learners (ELL levels 1-2).
Length & Hours: This class is held Monday - Thursday from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm.
Registration: Registration is held on Tuesdays at 9:30 am or 6 pm. Call for an appointment.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students to look for jobs and to interview for a job.
Brief description:

This class goes over identifying coins, counting money, making change, using a price list, talking to customers, tracking sales, shopping with a list and on a budget, and navigating a retail store using signs.

Class Location:

Minnesota Literacy Council - Open Door Lake Street
2700 E. Lake St, Suite 2500
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Where students can register:

Call 612-483-1763

Requirements: Students must have below a 195 on the CASAS 81/82X Reading test and be at an ELL level of 1-2.
Length & Hours: This class is held Monday - Thursday from 12 pm - 1:15 pm. It is an on-going, rolling admissions, class.
Registration: Registration is on Tuesdays at 9:30 am or 6 pm. Call for an appointment.
Next steps: This class provides students with knowledge and skills helpful in retail sales.
Brief description:

This class includes hands on experience selling used goods in the Alley shop located on site, gardening, computer, and typing skills.

Class Location:

Minnesota Literacy Council  - Open Door Arlington Hills
1115 Greenbrier St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

Minnesota Literacy Council  - Open Door Arlington Hills
1115 Greenbrier St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Requirements: Students must be at ELL levels 1-4.
Length & Hours: Classes are held Monday - Friday from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 12 pm.
Next steps: This class gives students experiences, language, computer, and math skills that may help them get a basic customer service job.
Brief description:

This class provides preparation and training for retail and customer service careers.

Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must be in ELL levels 3-5 and have between a 200 - 229 on the CASAS Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts 10 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for sales or customer service jobs in a variety of work settings.
Brief description:

This class prepares students for sales/customer service in a variety of work settings, provides hands-on experience running a school store, improves money and communication skills and helps students create a job search portfolio.

Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must be between a 5.0 and 12.5 on the TABE "M" Reading test or have a 220 or above on the CASAS Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts 12 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for sales or customer service jobs in a variety of work settings.
Class Location:

CLUES - St. Paul
797 E 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

CLUES - St. Paul
797 E 7th St.
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-379-4233

CLUES  - Minneapolis
720 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-746-3583

Requirements: Students must be at a 5th grade level or above on the TABE Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for eight weeks and is held Monday - Friday from 9 am - 1 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person at either CLUES site on Thursdays from 1 pm - 3 pm, or call for an appointment.
Certification: Upon completion of this class, students will be prepared to take the National Retail Federation test.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for jobs as Administrative Assistants, Executive Assistants, and Front Desk receptionists.
Partner organization: National Retail Federation.
Class Location:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

HAP - University Office
394 University Ave W, 2nd floor
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must be 21+ years old, have a valid driver's license with no DWI, speeding tickets, or accidents within the last five years, and read at a 4th grade level or higher.
Length & Hours: This class is 3 weeks long. Students can choose from 3 options for days/times: 1. Monday - Thursday from 2 pm - 4 pm 2. Monday - Thursday from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3. Tuesday - Thursday from 7 am - 11:30 am
Registration: Registration is in person on Tuesdays at 2 pm at the Arcade Office or on Fridays at 9:30 am at the University Office.
Next steps: Upon completion of the class, students are prepared to take the written permit test at the MN Department of Motor Vehicles. Once the permit is passed, students may elect to take the behind-the-wheel training at HAP transportation for bus driving licensure.
Partner organization: HAP transportation
Brief description:

This class includes instruction to pass the General Knowledge permit test and introduces students to the different endorsements for Truck Driver and Bus Driver licenses.

Class Location:

Hub@Harding
1526 E 6th St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

Hub@Harding
1526 E 6th St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Requirements: Students must be 21+ years of age, have a valid driver's license with no DWIs, speeding tickets, or accidents within the last 5 years and have between a 5.0 - 12.5 on the TABE D Reading test or a 220 or above on the CASAS Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 8 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 10:30 am - 1 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person Tuesdays from 9 am - 5 pm or Thursdays from 9 am - 1 pm.
Certification: Written permit test
Next steps: Completion of the class and passing the written permit test prepares students for behind-the-wheel training in truck or bus driving.
Partner organization: Harding High School
Brief description:

This class teaches students safe food handling practices.

Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must have a 6.0 - 12.5 on the TABE D Reading test or a 226 or higher on the CASAS Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 12 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or from 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Certification: ServSafe Exam
Next steps: Upon completion of this class and passing of the exam, students will have their Minnesota Certified Food Manager License.
Brief description:

This class includes help from a job counselor finding relevant employment.

Class Location:

Hmong Cultural Center
375 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55103

Where students can register:

Hmong Cultural Center
375 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must be at an Intermediate ELL level and have a 210 or higher on the CASAS Reading test.
Length & Hours: Variable
Registration: Registration is on site.
Certification: Upon completion of this class, students will receive their Blood Borne Pathogen credential.
Next steps: Upon completion of this class, a job placement counselor will work with students to find employment as a PCA, in another health care field, or in a non-health care field.
Brief description:

This class teaches the following:
* Medical terminology that will be on the MN State CNA/HHA exam
* Specific nurse assistant skills (e.g. measuring urinary output, documenting percent of meal consumed, etc.)
* Introductory medical interpreter training form certified interpreter trainers
* Students complete a practice CNA/HHA test with a goal of 75% accuracy or higher

Class Location:
  • Minnesota Literacy Council  - Open Door Lake Street

2700 E. Lake St
Suite 2500
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Where students can register:

Call 612-483-1763.

Requirements: Students must be at an Intermediate ELL level.
Length & Hours: This class lasts 16 weeks and is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm and on Fridays from 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is held on Tuesdays at 9:30 am or 6 pm. Call to make an appointment.
Certification: CPR/First Aid Certification
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students to take 75 hours of training with an RN to prepare for the state CNA/HHA test.
Brief description:

This class introduces the student to the health care field through direct and indirect care. Students will learn vocabulary and computer skills and develop a greater understanding of health care jobs.

Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must be in ELL level 4-5 and have between a 200 - 226 on the CASAS Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts 10 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for further classes in the health care field.
Brief description:

This class includes medical terminology, basic anatomy, computer skills, communication and college readiness skills and an exploration of different Medical Office careers.

Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must have between a 6.0 - 12.5 on the TABE Reading test, between a 5.0 - 12.5 on the TABE Math test, and be able to pass a background check.
Length & Hours: This class lasts 12 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.
Registration: Registration is in person Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students to work as a medical office receptionist or go on to further medical classes in college.
Class Location:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Where students can register:

Hubbs Center
1030 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55104

Requirements: Students must have between a 4.0 - 8.0 on the TABE Reading test or have a 225 or above on the CASAS Reading test and have been taking ELL classes for at least 3 months.
Length & Hours: Students can choose between two options: 1. A 12 week long class held Monday- Thursday from 5 pm - 8 pm 2. A 14 week long class held Monday - Friday from 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Registration: Registration is in person on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am - 11:30 am or 2 pm - 5:30 pm.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students to enter CNA training.
Class Location:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

 HAP - University Office
394 University Ave W, 2nd floor
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must be at a 6th grade reading level.
Length & Hours: This class is held Monday - Friday from 4 pm - 9 pm.
Registration: Registration is on Tuesdays at 2 pm at the Arcade Office or on Fridays at 9:30 am at the University Office.
Certification: CNA
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for a job as a CNA.
Partner organization: Ramsey County Care and St. Paul College
Brief description:

This class often results in a student being hired as a CNA by Serenity Care Center.

Class Location:

GAP
381 Robie Street E.
St. Paul, MN 55107

Where students can register:

Call 651-222-0757.

Requirements: Students must be 18-24 years old and not have a high school diploma. Students must also participate in the entire GAP program which includes ELL and civics classes.
Length & Hours: Classes are held Monday - Friday from 8 am - 2:20 pm.
Registration: Registration is typically held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm - 4 pm in the months of January, May, and August. Call to schedule an appointment.
Certification: Clinical and written state boards for CNA
Next steps: Completion of this class and passing of the state boards prepares students for jobs as CNAs.
Partner organization: Serenity Care Center
Class Location:

CLUES - Minneapolis
720 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Where students can register:

CLUES - Minneapolis
720 E. Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-746-3583

CLUES - St Paul
797 E. 7th St
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-379-4233

Requirements: Students must be at an 8th grade level or higher on the TABE Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class is 8 weeks long. The first four weeks are held Monday - Friday for 4 hours a day, either in the morning or the evening, at CLUES - Minneapolis. The second four weeks are held Monday - Friday for 4-5 hours a day, either in the morning or the evening, with the training partner.
Registration: Registration is in person at either CLUES site on Thursdays from 1 pm - 3 pm or call for an appointment.
Certification: Upon completion of the first 4 weeks of class, the student will get the NCRC. Upon completion of the full 8 weeks, the student will take a CNA Certificate test.
Next steps: Completion of this class and passing of the certificate test prepares students for the Red Cross training for Nursing Assistant. The Red Cross will then help students find jobs.
Partner organization: Red Cross
Brief description:

This class includes clinical training at Episcopal Homes or St. Anthony Park Home. Century College provides on-site state certification testing.

Class Location:

International Institute
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Where students can register:

Call 651-647-0191 x 314.

Requirements: Students must be at a 4th - 12th grade reading level and be foreign-born with work authorization. Students must also pass an entrance test and an interview.
Length & Hours: Students have two choices: 1. An 8 week class that is 25 hours per week 2. An eleven week class that is on Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Registration: Call Julie Garner- Pringle at 651-647-0191 x 314 to register for an entrance test.
Certification: MN CNA state certification
Next steps: Completion of this class and the associated certification prepares students for employment as nursing assistants, College Readiness classes, or another medical degree program.
Partner organization: Century College, Episcopal Homes, and St. Anthony Park Home
Brief description:

This class helps students with test-taking and study skills. BIOL 1730 is a challenging class that moves along quickly and demands a lot of time and effort. The support class reviews the material at a slower pace, allowing for greater retention and understanding.

This class is held at St. Paul College with bridging and support through International Institute staff.

Class Location:

St. Paul College
235 Marshall Ave
St. Paul. MN 55102

Where students can register:
Requirements: Students must be currently registered for BIOL 1730 at St. Paul College.
Length & Hours: This includes a 4 day bridge class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 1 pm and semester long support classes that are held once a week for 2 hours with various times to choose from.
Registration: Register by emailing Kristal Newman at knewman@iimn.org.
Certification: This program provides help towards completion of the BIOL 1730 course.
Next steps: This class is a prereq for the nursing degree program. Upon completion of this course, and the other prerequisites, students are prepared to begin a nursing degree program.
Partner organization: St. Paul College
Brief description:

This class is held at St. Paul College with an additional prep class given by International Institute staff.

Class Location:

St. Paul College
235 Marshall Ave
St. Paul. MN 55102

Where students can register:

Email instructor.

Requirements: Students must currently be registered for PHLEB 1405 at St. Paul College.
Length & Hours: This class includes a one week bridge class on Monday - Thursday from 9 am - 12 pm and a semester-long support class on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
Registration: Registration is by email through instructor.
Certification: This program helps students pass the PHLEB 1405 class.
Next steps: This class is one of the requirements for the phlebotomy certificate program.
Partner organization: St. Paul College
Brief description:

The TEAS Prep Class provides support to students who study better in a classroom environment with: 

  • Review  math, anatomy, physiology, physical science, scientific reasoning,  English language usage, and reading comprehension - all areas assessed in the TEAS
  • Practice test-taking strategies and critical thinking skills

This class is held at St. Paul College and includes a prep class given by International Institute staff. 

Class Location:

St. Paul College
235 Marshall Ave
St. Paul, MN 55102

Where students can register:
Requirements: Students must have completed prerequisite classes for, and have applied to, the nursing program at St. Paul College.
Length & Hours: This class is a 12 week, semester-long, prep class held Tuesday - Thursday from 9 am - 12 pm.
Registration: Register by email to Roberta Ebbers at rebbers@iimn.org.
Certification: TEAS test
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students to begin a nursing program.
Partner organization: St. Paul College
Class Location:

International Institute
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Requirements: Students must be in CNA classes or applying to a nursing program.
Length & Hours: On going
Registration: This class is included as part of CNA classes.
Next steps: Students will complete their CNA or apply to a nursing degree program.
Partner organization: Multiple Colleges
Class Location:

International Institute
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul. MN 55108

Where students can register:

Call 651-647-0191 x313.

Requirements: Students must be enrolled in a college medical program and be foreign-born.
Length & Hours: This class includes on-going guidance while students are enrolled in medical degree programs.
Registration: Telephone Brooke Ashland at 651-647-0191 x313 for an interview.
Certification: Students receive LPN, RN, Phlebotomist, and other health care professional degrees.
Next steps: Completion of this class allows LPNs to upgrade to RNs and RNs to upgrade to BSNs.
Partner organization: Students attend a variety of public and private colleges in the Metro Area.
Class Location:

International Institute
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Where students can register:

Call 651-647-0191 x336.

Requirements: Students must be foreign-born.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 6 weeks and is held Monday - Friday from 12 pm - 3 pm.
Registration: Call Julie Rawe at 651-647-0191 x336 to register.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for a job in hotel housekeeping or other hospitality career entry-level jobs.
Class Location:

International Institute
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Where students can register:

Call 651-647-0191 x336.

Requirements: Students must be foreign-born, have a diploma or GED, and currently be working in hotel housekeeping, preferably for at least 6 months.
Length & Hours: This class lasts 6 weeks and is held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 pm - 3 pm.
Registration: Call Julie Rawe at 651-647-0191 x336 to register.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for a job as a supervisor in the hospitality industry.
Partner organization: Normandale Community College
Class Location:

International Institute
1694 Como Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Where students can register:

Normandale Community College
9700 France Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55431

Requirements: Students must be foreign-born.
Length & Hours: This is a 2-semester course and is held for 4 hours on Tuesday evenings.
Registration: Registration is at Normandale Community College.
Certification: This class is worth 8 college credits and students also get a AHLA Guest Service Gold certification.
Next steps: Completion of this course prepares students for a paid internship or jobs in the hospitality and tourism industries.
Partner organization: Normandale Community College
Brief description:

This class teaches the operation of a boiler machine for State Licensing.

Class Location:

Hub@Harding
1526 E 6th St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

Hub@Harding
1526 E 6th St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Requirements: Students must have between a 5.0 - 12.5 on the TABE D Reading test, or a 226 or higher on the CASAS Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 8 weeks and is held Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 am - 1 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Tuesdays from 9 am - 5 pm or Thursdays from 9 am - 1 pm.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students to take the state license.
Partner organization: Harding High School
Class Location:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106

HAP - University Office
394 University Ave W, 2nd floor
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must be at a 4th grade level or higher on the TABE Reading test.
Length & Hours: This class lasts 3 weeks and is held Monday - Thursday from 9:30 am - 11:30 am.
Registration: Registration is in person on Tuesdays at 2 pm at the Arcade location, or on Fridays at 9:30 am at the University location.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students to take the Soldering J-STD class.
Partner organization: TSC Connect
Class Location:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106

HAP - University Office
394 University Ave W, 2nd floor
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must have completed the Soldering Bridging class.
Length & Hours: This class lasts for 6 weeks and is held Mondays - Thursdays from 5 pm - 8 pm.
Registration: Registration is in person on Tuesdays at 2 pm at the Arcade location or on Fridays at 9:30 am at the University location.
Certification: IPC J-STD - 001 Certification: Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students to do J-STD Soldering on Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies and/or for the 610 class and/or the Repair and Rework class.
Partner organization: TSC Connect
Class Location:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106

HAP - University Office
394 University Ave W, 2nd floor
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must have completed the soldering J-STD class.
Length & Hours: This class lasts one week and is held Monday - Thursday from 5 pm - 8 pm.
Registration: Registration is on Tuesdays at 2 pm at the Arcade office or Fridays at 9:30 am at the University office.
Certification: IPC - A - 610 Certification: Acceptability of Electronics Assemblies Training and Certification Program.
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for 610 Soldering work on Electronic Assemblies.
Partner organization: TSC Connect
Class Location:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St.
St. Paul, MN 55106

Where students can register:

HAP - Arcade Office
1075 Arcade St.
St. Paul, MN 55106

HAP - University Office
394 University Ave W, 2nd floor
St. Paul, MN 55103

Requirements: Students must have completed Soldering J-STD.
Length & Hours: This class last for one week and is held Monday - Thursday from 5 pm - 8 pm.
Registration: Registration is on Tuesdays at 2 pm at the Arcade location and Fridays at 9:30 am at the University location.
Certification: IPC - 7711/IPC - 7721: Rework and Repair of Electronic Assemblies
Next steps: Completion of this class prepares students for jobs in soldering repair and rework of electronic assembles.
Partner organization: TSC Connect