Office of Professional Development

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.

The Office of Professional Development (OPD) develops, promotes, and coordinates noncredit seminars, certificate programs, and conferences to a broad market on a wide range of topics. Program areas include: 

  • test preparation;
  • accounting and taxation;
  • agriculture;
  • communications;
  • education;
  • engineering;
  • English as a second language;
  • environmental;
  • management;
  • textiles;
  • and general interest.

Events management services are available to help both campus and non campus groups more efficiently and productively administer educational seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Chip Futrell, Director
Website: ncsu.edu/opd
Phone: (919) 515-2261
Email: ContinuingEducation@ncsu.edu