Welcome to the McKimmon Center for Extension & Continuing Education -- Serving North Carolina and Beyond for Over 90 Years

In June 1924, State College (now NC State University) established General Extension to offer correspondence courses and develop closer ties to industry and business. By the 1930s, its extension, correspondence, reading, and short courses served a student body representing every county in the state of NC, a majority of U.S. states, and several foreign countries. In 1965, College Extension was re-named the Division of Continuing Education. In 1971, the State legislature appropriated $4.25 million, to join the $100,000 in “butter and egg money” raised by home demonstration women, for construction of the McKimmon Center--named for Dr. Jane S. McKimmon, a proponent of continuing education and state director of the women's division of the Farmers Institutes from 1908-1911.  Construction began in late 1973; was completed in 1976.  In 1981, a 14,500 square foot addition was added.

Today, MCE&CE is comprised of eight units that reflect the ever-growing demand for continuing education and the needs of the people it serves—the Center for Urban Affairs & Community Services, Customized Contractual Education, McKimmon Conference & Training Center, Office of Professional Development, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Technology Training Solutions, The Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center, and the Upper Coastal Plain Learning Council.

For a more detailed history of MCE&CE, click here

For an extensive history of continuing education at NC State University, click here



Important Information on How to Enroll

For instructions on how to enroll using the Student Portal, click on the link above or to download the instructions as a Word document, please click here.


Project Management Certificate Programs Ranked #3 Nationwide

NC State University’s Project Management Certificate programs have been ranked #3 by Value Colleges in their 2016 rankings of the Top 50 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs!

The Best Value ranking considers only regionally accredited universities and colleges and ranks them according to a formula using data gathered from U.S. News & World Report Rankings, Payscale’s 2015-16 College Salary Report, and actual cost (per credit).


OPD Partners with Campbell University to Offer Continuing Legal Education Courses

NC State’s Office of Professional Development (OPD) and Campbell Law School  are teaming up to offer continuing legal education (CLE) courses. The courses, which will be taught at the law school by Campbell Law faculty, adjunct faculty and administrators, will be facilitated through NC State. OPD will oversee the event planning, integrated marketing, registration, financial management and reporting needs for each course.  

The first class, Advanced Interview and Investigation Techniques: Title IX, EEO, Threat Management and Hiring Optimization in Higher Education, will be offered Thursday, May 19. The course will be taught by Campbell Law adjunct professor Peter Romary, managing partner at QVerity Legal.

To read more about the partnership, click here.