Professional Development

The UW-Marinette Office of Continuing Education offers on-campus and online courses that can help you gain skills that may help you land a job or promotion, help you brush up on new technology or discover a new career path. 


DITEP Training (Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals)

We are excited to announce DITEP training on Tuesday, October 17th and Wednesday, October 18th at the Menominee County ISD. This FREE event is made possible thanks to a partnership with UW-Marinette and funds through the Healthy Youth Coalition Partnership for Success (PFS) 2015 WI State Grant and the M&M Area Community Foundation. This is the first time one of these trainings are being held right here in our community and we encourage as many school districts, health professionals and others to send at least 1 – 3 representatives to become certified. The purpose of the Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals is to enable education professionals to identify chemically impaired individuals and types of drugs for the purpose of ensuring a safe learning environment. DITEP is specialized training for school nurses, teachers, coaches, administrators and those who want to have the ability to recognize students who may be under the influence of drugs other than alcohol. With this knowledge participants can take appropriate action when they encounter such students. We can only accept 30 participants.

Participants may register by emailing, or by going online and signing up here:

We hope to see you at this event, as we feel this training could really benefit our community, our schools and our youth! Thank you in advance for your support!


Online Courses:

Medical Terminology - A Word Association Approach 

Prepare for a career in the health services industry by learning medical terminology in a memorable and enjoyable fashion. This course teaches medical terminology from an anatomical approach. Root terms are divided by each body system. The origin, a combined form, and an example of non-medical everyday usage is  provided for each root term. Word Associations are provided as a learning tool.  Unusual and interesting information is provided in  regards to each term. Root terms are combined with prefixes and suffixes as your  learning will culminate in the interpretation of several paragraphs of medical notes.
Where:       Online (Through our Ed2Go partnership programs)
When:        Classes start the middle of each month (Run around six weeks)
Time:          Flexible (Work at your own pace)
Instructor:  CHAD WAMBOLDT
Fee:            $99.00

Certificate in Gerontology

The Certificate in Gerontology represents a specialization in the field of gerontology. It is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults by providing an educational experience that is multidisciplinary in nature. With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals who work with the older population will need continuing professional education to gain a broad understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends. 
The program enhances professional marketability, builds skills and competencies, fulfills continuing education requirements for many professionals, and develops an interdisciplinary perspective on aging.

Where:       Online
When:        Classes start the middle of each month (Run around six weeks)
Time:          Flexible (Work at your own pace)
Instructor:  Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, NC-BC
Fee:           $205.00 


Engineering Ethics 

This online course (2PDH's) will meet the minimum requirement in the area of professional conduct and ethics during each biennial registration period for professional engineer registrants per Chapter A-E-13.  Verification of Completion document (listing 2PDHs earned) is mailed at the end of the course upon satisfactory completion of  the material as determined by the instructor. (Program No. 4860-7305)

Where:      Online (In Partnership with UW-Milwaukee)
When:       4 Weeks, offered monthly.
Time:         Flexible
Instructor:  Barbara Bartlein, RN, LCSW
Cost:          $79.00   


Project Management Fundamentals 

Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners. If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management. In this six-week course, an experienced Project  Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You'll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project. You'll learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You'll be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you'll become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you'll develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas. If you're NEW to project management, this course will provide  you with the essential information you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.

Where:     Online (Through our ED2GO Partnership Programs)
When:      Classes start the middle of each month (Run around six weeks)
Time:       Flexible (Work at your own pace)
Instructor: Tony Swaim
Fee:        $99.00 


A Career in Medical Coding 

Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this course, you'll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure. This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field—doctors' offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home. We'll go through each of the main  systems of the human body—integumentary (skin), musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and male and female genitourinary—outlining the medical terminology, conditions, diseases, injuries, treatments, and procedures you'll see most often in each of those systems. Along the way, we'll go through lots of real-world examples and coding exercises to get you using your coding tools in conjunction with your analytical skills to come up with just the right codes to describe any medical situation. In the process, you'll get all the hands-on experience you'll need to code medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of this course, you'll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you'll be well on your way to a career as a medical coder! 

Where:     Online
When:      Classes start the middle of each month (Run around six weeks)
Time:        Flexible (Work at your own pace)
Instructor:  Jennifer Della Zanna 
Fee:          $99.00