Workforce Development & Continuing Education

Summer 2018 EMT class

Do you want to improve your job skills or find a new career? Do you want to meet others who have the same interests and goals as you? Do you consider yourself a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy exploring different topics and interests? If YES, welcome to Workforce Development & Continuing Education’s non-credit programs at CT State Middlesex, where learning adventures await to bring you success in your life, your career and your future. Middlesex offers numerous opportunities for your personal and professional development year-round.

Change Your Life, Change the World.
At Middlesex, Workforce Development and Continuing Education has many roles — from developing the workforce and serving the greater community to offering numerous diverse subject areas in our credit-free courses. But, one thing remains certain — Workforce Development and Continuing Education offers the depth of programming, flexible delivery, and customized content to meet your needs for change, growth and success.

Increase Performance and Efficiency. Build Powerful Job Skills.
You can do the job better — we can help. Let Middlesex train you to meet continuous demands for job growth and development of today’s high performance organizations. Continuous professional development is critical to conducting business today. We have the programs, the professional faculty and staff, and the experience to help you meet and exceed the demands of today’s business world. We offer a wide range of professional development and workforce training programs. These include brief courses in improving a specific skill, state certifications in healthcare, and longer-term technical certificates. In addition, over 500 online courses are offered every month and more than 100 online career training programs can start at any time. Training programs to meet company and not-for-profit organizations’ needs can be customized and conducted at your site, at one of our campuses, or online.


Vision and Mission

The Continuing Education Division is committed to excellence through developing or enhancing knowledge, skills and creative expression. We work to meet the community’s educational needs every day — with a focus on providing accessible, affordable and high-quality education.

Our vision is to take the college to the community and be recognized as a valued and respected leader in providing essential continuing education. We are committed to integrity, communication, and partnership. Our primary goal is to provide high-quality instructional opportunities for adult learners in a variety of areas, ranging from professional development to personal self-improvement and life-enrichment.

Our mission is to link the college with people and businesses in our community to help everyone improve and achieve success. CT State Middlesex is committed to responding to the evolving educational and training needs of business, technology, government, and changing populations with credit courses, non-credit training and skill development for workers and employers.

How Does Continuing Education Work?

CNA grads receive their certificates

CT State Middlesex’s Continuing Education Division brings a variety of courses, programs, services, and other educational opportunities designed to improve the quality of life for residents living throughout the communities we serve. We take pride in building partnerships with business, industry, organizations, and agencies. Collaborations bring us strong community ties and richer opportunities to offer workshops, seminars, specialty programming and consultations.

While the majority of courses and classes are conducted on the Middletown campus, course offerings are also available at the Platt High School in Meriden and shoreline locations. For more information about courses, programs and services, please email us at