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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
Oct. 27 Excel Charts, Graphs and Maps 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Oct. 30 Construction Scheduling 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Roberto Nunez
Nov. 2 How to Be a Dynamic Leader in Today’s Dynamic World 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. John Ruppel
Nov. 3 Agile for Business Success and Customer Value 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Brian Sakofsky
Nov. 3 YouTube and Video Marketing 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Martin Brossman
Nov. 4 DevOps/DevSecOps 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. John Ruppel
Nov. 4 Getting the Most Out of Your Content Marketing 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jeanne Munoz
Nov. 5-6 AutoCAD Level 3 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bill Blackmon
Nov. 5-6 Fundamentals of Stormwater Design 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Everette Knight, PE
Nov. 5-6 Illustrator Level 2 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Nov. 5-6 SQL Level 3 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Nov. 9-11 Leading Project Teams 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Nov. 9-11 PMP and CAPM Exam Prep Course 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Kerry Ahrend
Nov. 9-13 MRM2 (Maintenance & Reliability Management II: Work Flow and Materials Management) 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. John Ross
Nov. 10 Instagram for Business 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jeanne Munoz
Nov. 10-11 Access Level 3 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Nov. 11 Excel Level 1 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ken Carmack
Nov. 11-13 ACI/NCDOT Concrete Field Technician Grade 1 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Roberto Nunez
Nov. 11-13 R Programming for Data Science 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Nov. 12 Introduction to Online Paid Advertising 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Martin Brossman
Nov. 12-13 Microsoft Power Bi Desktop 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Nov. 12-13 SharePoint Site Owner 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Scott Clark
Nov. 12-13 The Discipline of Execution 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Nov. 16-18 Practical Leadership Skills 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Nov. 17 Acrobat Level 1 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Nov. 17 Excel Dashboards 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Nov. 17 The Art of Smart Phone Photography 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Charlie Dickens
Nov. 18 Acrobat Level 2 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Nov. 18 Excel Level 2 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ken Carmack
Nov. 19 Access Level 1 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Nov. 19-20 Python Level 2 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Nov. 20 Excel Lookups 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Nov. 23-24 Introduction to SEO 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Frank Jones
Nov. 23-24 Photoshop Level 2 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Dec. 1 Excel Level 1 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Dec. 1 Web Accessibility 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Dec. 1-2 InDesign Level 2 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Dec. 2-4 Managing Engineering, Science, and Other Technology Projects 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Dec. 2-4 Python Data Science (Level 3) 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Dec. 3 Excel Level 2 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Dec. 3 Google Drive 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ken Carmack
Dec. 7 Excel Level 3 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Dec. 7-8 Drupal Essentials 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour
Dec. 7-9 Project Management: Tools, Principles, and Practices 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Alan Letton
Dec. 8 Email and Newsletter Marketing 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Melanie Diehl
Dec. 8-9 Access Programming 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dana Mathew
Dec. 9-11 Excel Programming 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Laura Cone
Dec. 10-11 Tableau Level 2 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Majed Al-Ghandour

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.