Professional & Continuing Education
A center for lifelong learning
Learning doesn’t stop when you receive your diploma. That’s why NC State offers a range of continuing education courses and other opportunities for lifelong learning. The McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education includes a Continuing Education and Professional Training Center that offers seminars, short courses, conferences, certificate programs and distance education opportunities for personal or career enrichment. Its Computer Training Unit has been providing computer and networking training and certification for almost 20 years.
Another McKimmon Center unit, NC State’s Encore! Center for Lifelong Enrichment, provide noncredit short courses, study trips, special events and extracurricular activities designed especially for adults aged 50 or over. Encore! also offers social events and study trips, and hosts active book, movie, and writers groups.
NC State’s Non-Degree Studies Program provides classes for students who currently do not wish to pursue a degree, while NC State’s Extension Programs offer numerous continuing education courses and seminars that are open to the public.
Many NC State colleges sponsor continuing education courses as part of their extension activities. For example:
- The College of Natural Resources supports a Forestry and Environmental Outreach Program that sponsors workshops, seminars and short courses for natural resource professionals, landowners and the public.
- The College of Design’s continuing education classes connect working designers and recent graduates to learning opportunities in architecture and other areas of design.
- The College of Veterinary Medicine offers programs throughout the year for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
Check out the continuing education programs of each NC State college for more information about the programs offered.