Cook County Higher Education classes, events, notices and announcements

Cook County Higher Ed North Shore Campus, Grand Marais, and other locations
Tue, 04/22/2014 (All day) - Mon, 08/25/2014 (All day)

Cook County Higher Education in Grand Marais hosts a variety of classes and events. All are at the Higher Ed North Shore Campus at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais, unless otherwise noted. Higher Ed also coordinates continuing education programs in the community and partnerships with educational institutions.

Brown Bag Lunches

The Cook County Community Fund and Cook County Higher Education are collaborating to offer brown bag lunches in April. 

"Setting Up a Non-Profit" is the topic of the brown bag lunch on Tuesday, April 22, from 11 am to 1 pm.

"Social Media," presented by Molly Solberg, director of sales and marketing at Duluth Pack, is the topic of the brown bag lunch on Tuesday, April 29, from 11 am to 1 pm.   

RSVP is requested for these events at 387-3411 or

"Success Strategies for the Effective Leader": The Cook County Chamber of Commerce, EDA's Small Business Development Center, IRRRB, and Cook County Higher Education are sponsoring "Success Strategies for the Effective Leader," with instructor Inez Wildwood. Group A, for new supervisors and managers, will be offered on Tuesdays, May 20, June 10, June 24, and three additional dates to be determined, from 8 am to noon. Group B, for experienced managers and business owners, will be offered on Wednesdays, May 21, June 11, June 25, and three additional dates to be determined. Scholarships are available from the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, with applications online at Applications for the courses are available at Higher Ed and online.

Basic Welding: A three-day course in basic welding fundamentals will be taught by Don Hammer Friday-Sunday, May 23-25, from 9 am to 5 pm. The class will be taught at the Industrial Tech Room at Cook County High School. Enrollment is limited, so prompt registration is encouraged.

Pharmacy Tech degree program: Hibbing Community College has added a Pharmacy Technician AAS Degree program that can be completed almost entirely online. HCC’s two-year Pharmacy Technician AAS 60-credit degree program will prepare students for entry-level pharmacy technician positions, and those who complete the program will be eligible to complete the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. The course lectures are online. Hands-on lab requirements will be offered in Hibbing on weekends. Classes begin on August 25. A Pharmacy Technician packet is available at the North Shore Campus. 

Welding Technology Certificate program: Bemidji  State University in partnership with Lake Superior College is offering a Welding Technology Certificate program as one of four manufacturing education options available through a new program called 360° eTECH. Online classes will be taken through Lake Superior College. On-site labs will be held in Cook County over two weekends per semester. Classes begin on September 2. 
Cook County Higher Education is located at 3rd Street and 3rd Avenue in Grand Marais. Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday. Registration and more information about classes and events are available at 387-3411 or, and on the website,