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“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 Time Instructor
July 9-10 Power Bi Desktop 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
July 9-10 SharePoint Site Owner 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Scott Clark
July 13-17 MRM3 (Maintenance and Reliability Management III: Risk and Reliability Management) 8 a.m.-5:00 p.m. John Ross
July 14 Acrobat Level 1 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Larry Jones
July 15 Acrobat Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Larry Jones
July 15 Excel Level 1 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ken Carmack
July 15 YouTube and Video Marketing 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Martin Brossman
July 16 Access Queries 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
July 16-17 Python Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
July 17 Getting The Most out of your Content Marketing 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jeanne Munoz
July 18 Voice Over 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Various
July 20-21 Introduction to SEO 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Frank Jones
July 20-21 Photoshop Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
July 21 The Art of Smart Phone Photography 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Charlie Dickens
July 22 Excel Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ken Carmack
July 22-23 Illustrator Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
July 23-24 SQL Level 3 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
July 28 Excel Dashboards 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
July 28 Introduction to Online Paid Advertising 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Martin Brossman
July 28-29 Access Level 3 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
July 29 Excel Charts, Graphs and Maps 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 4 Excel Level 1 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 5 Excel Tips and Tricks 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 5-7 Python Level 3 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Aug. 6 Google Drive 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ken Carmack
Aug. 10-14 MRM1 (Maintenance & Reliability Management I: Strategic Leadership, Planning, and Control) 8 a.m.-5 p.m. John Ross
Aug. 11 Excel Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 11-12 Access Programming 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Aug. 12-14 ACI/NCDOT Concrete Field Technician Grade 1 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Roberto Nunez
Aug. 13 Access Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Aug. 13-14 Tableau Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Aug. 17-19 How to Be a Highly Effective Project Manager 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Aug. 18 Excel Level 3 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 20 Excel Lookups 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 20-21 Drupal Essentials 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Aug. 24 Email and Newsletter Marketing 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Melanie Diehl
Aug. 24 Mastering Reports and Dashboards in Salesforce 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thomas Lawler
Aug. 24-26 Managing Capital Projects 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Aug. 25-27 Excel Programming 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Aug. 26-27 InDesign Level 2 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Larry Jones
Aug. 28 Web Accessibility 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 Whole-BrainĀ® Thinking For High-Performance 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Sharon Blanchard

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.

OPD 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.