Continuing Education

For Students:

Get the skills you need

With Dunwoody Continuing Education you can enroll in select evening courses without having to apply to the College. This allows you to easily and quickly enhance your technical skills while still being able to take advantage of Dunwoody’s project-based, learn-by-doing educational approach.

Note: since classes are taken for credit, they can later be applied to a Dunwoody degree or certificate.


For Business: 

Looking to retain your employees and build their key skill sets?
Custom training options are available to meet your company’s needs

Dunwoody College of Technology makes it easy to get your employees the technical training needed to stay current and advance in their field. Dunwoody works with businesses to develop trainings and educational offerings.

The College offers short term Continuing Education classes in:

  • MACHINING
  • PLCS
  • ROBOTICS
  • WELDING
  • SOLIDWORKS
  • GD&T
  • OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH (OSHA)
  • MACHINE VISION

Don’t see what you need? Contact us about our custom training options.
Classes available during fall and spring semesters.

2022 – 2023 Classes

Machine Shop Fundamentals: MACH1000 – Fall 2022

Manufacturing of parts through layout and bench work, including the use of band saws, drill presses, surface grinders, manual lathes and vertical mills. Basic principles in metal-cutting technology, including threading, tapers, knurling, boring, radii cutting and milling procedures such as squaring stock, the use of rotary table and the many other milling and turning operations.

  • Mondays, 5:30 – 9:15 p.m.
  • Start date: 8/29/2022
  • End date: 12/16/2022
  • Cost: $2,727
  • No book required

Engineering Drawings w/SolidWorks: MDES1110 – Fall 2022

Creation of 3D solid models, assemblies and related engineering documentation using SolidWorks. Blueprint reading and application of ASME/ANSI standards to CAD drawings.

  • Tuesdays, 5:30 – 9:15 p.m.
  • Start date: 8/29/2022
  • End date: 12/16/2022
  • Cost: $3,263
  • Book costs are not included

4-day FANUC Robotics Handling Tool Certification Class – January 2023 session

This course is intended for technicians and engineers who must setup, record and/or troubleshoot robotic programs using FANUC’s Handling Tool software. This course covers the robotic operations and tasks required to test, run and refine production setups. Safety procedures are integrated into all training exercises. Class size is limited to allow for maximum hands-on time. This course culminates with the opportunity to take the FANUC Handling Tool Certification Exam.

  • Start date: 1/9/2023
  • End date: 1/12/2023
  • Time:  7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $2,200 (includes textbook and lunch each day)
  • Max class size: 8

4-day Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Level 1 Certification – January 2023

This course is intended for technicians and engineers who must set up, program and troubleshoot PLC programs using Rockwell’s RSLogix 500/5000 PLC software. This course covers control wiring, I/O setup, memory allocation and various programming instructions such as; timers, counters, math and compare. Safety procedures are integrated into all training exercises. Class size is limited to allow for maximum hands-on time. This course culminates with the opportunity to take the PMMI PLC1 Certification Exam.

  • Class sessions take place 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Start Date: 1/9/2023
  • End Date: 1/12/2023
  • Cost: $2,200 (includes textbook and lunch each day)
  • Maximum class size = 10

MDES1110 – Engineering Drawings with Solidworks – Spring 2023

Creation of 3D solid models, assemblies and related engineering documentation using SolidWorks. Blueprint reading and application of ASME/ANSI standards to CAD drawings.

  • Tuesdays, 5:30 – 9:15 p.m.
  • Start date: 1/24/2023
  • End date: 5/20/2023
  • Cost: $3,263
  • Book costs are not included

Machine Shop Fundamentals: MACH1000 – Spring 2023

Manufacturing of parts through layout and bench work, including the use of band saws, drill presses, surface grinders, manual lathes and vertical mills. Basic principles in metal-cutting technology, including threading, tapers, knurling, boring, radii cutting and milling procedures such as squaring stock, the use of rotary table and the many other milling and turning operations.

  • Mondays, 5:30 – 9:15 p.m.
  • Start date: 1/24/2023
  • End date: 5/20/2023
  • Cost: $2,727
  • No book required

4-day FANUC Robotics Handling Tool Certification – March 2023

This course is intended for technicians and engineers who must setup, record and/or troubleshoot robotic programs using FANUC’s Handling Tool software. This course covers the robotic operations and tasks required to test, run and refine production setups. Safety procedures are integrated into all training exercises. Class size is limited to allow for maximum hands-on time. This course culminates with the opportunity to take the FANUC Handling Tool Certification Exam.

  • Start date: 3/21/2023
  • End date: 3/24/2023
  • Time:  7:30 a.m. to 3:30pm
  • Cost: $2,200 (includes textbook and lunch each day)
  • Max class size: 8

4-day Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) Level 1 Certification – March 2023

This course is intended for technicians and engineers who must set up, program and troubleshoot PLC programs using Rockwell’s RSLogix 500/5000 PLC software. This course covers control wiring, I/O setup, memory allocation and various programming instructions such as; timers, counters, math and compare. Safety procedures are integrated into all training exercises. Class size is limited to allow for maximum hands-on time. This course culminates with the opportunity to take the PMMI PLC1 Certification Exam.

  • Class sessions take place 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Start Date: 3/21/2023
  • End Date: 3/24/2023
  • Cost: $2,200 (includes textbook and lunch each day)
  • Maximum class size = 10

Signing up for courses

  1. Contact E.J. Daigle in Continuing Education at edaigle@dunwoody.edu or 612.381.8172 to discuss which class/classes you want to take.
  2. Complete your paperwork to enroll at the College as a continuing education (non-matriculated) student.
  3. You can also fill out the Non-Matric Registration Form
  4. Work with an Admissions counselor to complete your enrollment.
  5. For payment information, contact Student Accounts at studentaccounts@dunwoody.edu