NC State University Office of Professional Development  919.515.2261

Happy New Year!

Hello and welcome. Stay connected with the latest engineering continuing education opportunities offered by NC State's Office of Professional Development (OPD). Here are some of our upcoming courses. Unless otherwise noted, courses are held at the McKimmon Conference & Training Center on NC State's campus. You can find all of our conferences, courses, and seminars on our website.

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Energy Management (EM) 1
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Jan. 27-31

In EM 1, you will learn about national energy resources past and future, energy legislation codes and standards, electric utility rates, what makes an effective energy management program, the current status of renewable energy technologies and economic viability, procurement of fuels, strategic energy planning, energy calculations, analyzing energy information using metrics, energy surveying and instrumentation, economic analysis techniques, understanding corporate culture in order to market an energy management program or strategy to top management, survey planning, establishing an effective energy management program, and techniques for working with people. (learn more and register)

Can be applied towards your NC State University Energy Management Diploma


Maintenance and Reliability Management III: Risk and Reliability Management
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Jan. 27-31

Today's modern process and manufacturing industries are complex and asset-intensive, requiring them to be maintained in a manner that maximizes uptime while minimizing operational costs. Plants and facilities must be maintained so that process safety and asset integrity are not compromised. In MRM III, you will learn about preventive maintenance (PM), reliability-centered maintenance/PM optimization, and maintenance prevention/reliability engineering. (learn more and register).

Can be applied towards your Advanced Diploma in Maintenance and Reliability Management


Construction Management Diploma Program
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Register for individual classes or earn your Construction Management Diploma by completing all six classes within a one-year period. Classes are offered two times per year:

This series of classes is designed for people engaged in the construction industry with no formal education or training in construction engineering, who would like to enhance their construction management skills and validate their work experience. (learn more and register)


Project Management Courses

Top 50 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs 2016

Earn your Project Management Certificate, take it to the next level and earn your Master's Certificate in Project Management or just take individual courses!

NC State University’s Project Management Certificate programs have been ranked #3 by Value Colleges in their rankings of the Top 50 Best Value Project Management Certificate Programs!

Online — Jan. 20 - Feb. 28



Earn Your Project Management Certificate Online (15-minute video)

39th Annual State Construction Conference
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March 26
Save money when you register by March 2!

Registration is now open for the most important educational and networking event for construction professionals in North Carolina. Attend and you will learn about updates and news on hurricane disaster recovery efforts, design build P3, executive order 80 impacts, inspection discoveries, the construction economic outlook, and OSHA in construction. (learn more and register)


2020 State Energy Conference
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April 28-29
Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available

The State Energy Conference provides actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity to help drive North Carolina’s regional energy economy forward with national impact.

The 2020 conference will cover:

• Commercial and industrial buildings • Renewable energy
• Governmental and institutional buildings • Residential homes
• Grid edge • Utilities and infrastructure

(learn more and register)


Natural Gas Plant Operator - Online
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The role of the natural gas plant operator is to operate and monitor the systems and equipment that take gas from its natural state, and convert it into a usable product for consumers and businesses. This online natural gas plant operator program is extremely user-friendly and is designed for individuals with no prior experience in the industry. No prior training in science or math is required; the program includes all of the necessary basic science and technology elements. (learn more and register)

Courses Offered by Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)
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Professional Development Opportunities Offered Through ITRE

For class information, contact Daniel Findley at 919.515.8564 or


ITRE at NC State University, Raleigh, NC

For class information, contact Chris Cunningham at 919.515.8562 or

GIS Software Classes Offered Through ITRE
All GIS classes take place at ITRE at NC State University, Raleigh, NC 

For class information, contact Tripp Corbin with eGis Associates at 678.672.8970 or

LTAP Classes Offered Through ITRE
The following classes to be held at ITRE at NC State University, Raleigh (unless otherwise noted)

For class information, contact Kate Davison at

Discover additional learning opportunities with courses and certificates programs offered through OPD's Technology Training.  Learn how you can bring any of OPD's courses on-site to your organization through Customized Contractual Education.

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