About Us


“The third course that I took in the Project Management Certificate series was How to be a Highly Effective Project Manager. By far, it exceeded my expectations of topics I initially thought the class was going to address. Dr. Alan Letton once again went above and beyond his required duties to provide information to any class member that had a request. Also, kudos to the staff for continuing professional development services during such frightful circumstances.”

Gene Deese, UNC Pembroke, Technology Support Analyst / Future Project Manager

Date Class Title
Jan. 7 Introductory Income Tax Workshop
Jan. 19 Access Level 1
Jan. 20 PowerPoint Level 1
Jan. 20-22 SQL Level 1
Jan. 25-27 Managing Product Development Projects
Jan. 25-29 Maintenance and Reliability Management (MRM) III: Risk and Reliability Management
Jan. 25 – April 12 Social Media Management and Marketing for Business Certificate
Jan. 26 Excel Power Query
Jan. 26 Preparing Web Images
Jan. 27 PowerPoint Level 2
Jan. 27 WordPress SEO
Jan. 28-29 AutoCAD Level 1
Jan. 28-29 Tableau Level 1
Jan. 29 Project Level 1
Feb. 1 Project Level 2
Feb. 3 Excel Level 1
Feb. 4 Excel PivotTables and Power Pivot
Feb. 4 WordPress Level 1
Feb. 4-5 AutoCAD Level 2
Feb. 5 WordPress Level 2
Feb. 8 Access Level 2
Feb. 8-9 Basic Digital Photography for Business
Feb. 9 Google Analytics
Feb. 10 Excel Level 2
Feb. 10-11 Photoshop Level 1
Feb. 11-12 Python Level 1
Feb. 15-17 Mastering Project Management
Feb. 16 Excel Charts, Graphs and Maps
Feb. 17 Excel Power BI Tools
Feb. 18-19 SQL Level 2
Feb. 22-23 InDesign Level 1
Feb. 22-24 Leading Project Teams
Feb. 24 Excel Level 3

NC State University’s Office of Professional Development (OPD) is a unit of the office of Continuing and Professional Education. Dedicated to the development and delivery of non-degree professional training courses, OPD provides you with a broad range of quality educational opportunities in a flexible, comfortable, and affordable learning environment.

Expo in McKimmon CenterOPD offers a variety of experiences, including conferences, seminars, and in-house/on-site training, to assist you in your professional development and your work. Most courses can be brought to your workplace or other location of your choosing, including dedicated training for your organization here at the McKimmon Center on NC State’s campus. Courses can be customized so you and your employees receive training tailored to your specific needs.

Whether you are self-employed, from a Fortune 500 organization, a small privately held company, or government agency, you can find training to provide you with the knowledge and skillsets to enhance your career and enrich your life.

Whether you take advantage of a seminar, a conference, a hands-on workshop, or an on-site presentation, the professional development training programs at NC State will prepare you and your organization to become more:

  1. Productive
  2. Efficient
  3. Cost-effective

Your satisfaction is guaranteed so join us for a course and let us help you to enhance your professional skills.

*If you are person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in any of our programs, please contact us during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern) to discuss accommodations at least 2 weeks prior to the event.