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Happy Holidays!

Hello and welcome. Stay connected with the latest 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 in Raleigh, NC. You can find all of our conferences, courses, and seminars on our website.
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Give the Gift of Fishing — Sport Fishing School
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May 31 - June 4, 2020
Hatteras, NC

NC State's Sport Fishing School makes a fantastic gift for a hard-working employee, someone you love or yourself! The School is a great opportunity for anglers – whether experienced or inexperienced – who want to learn more about fishing for offshore big-game fish or inshore fishing. Everyone is invited to attend and experience fishing at its best along the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Enrollment is limited. (learn more and register)


Intermediate and Advanced Tax Courses
  • Intermediate Income Tax School
    concentrating on individual and compliance tax issues
    IRS Program #4552U-T-00022-15-I; 4552U-U-00023-15-I; 4552U-E00002-13-I
    Dec. 11-12
  • Advanced Income Tax School
    concentrating on business taxation
    IRS Program #4552U-T-00024-15-I; 4552U-U-00025-15-I; 4552U-E00002-13-I
    Dec. 11-12

Register soon. Pre-registration ends on Dec. 4.

Once you go to the website, pay attention that you select either Intermediate or Advanced to add to your cart. (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!

Special Offer!  Save $200 on any class taking place in December 2019!  Use promotion code EY200 when registering.

Apply this discount towards the following class:

Online — Jan. 20 - Feb. 28, 2020

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

Agricultural Taxation Issues Workshop
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Dec. 16

IRS Program #4552U-T-00003-13-I

This year the Agricultural Taxation Issues Workshop will be held at only one location, the McKimmon Conference & Training Center on NC State's campus in Raleigh. You will discuss agricultural and natural resource tax issues including new law changes as they affect agriculture, agricultural tax issues of interest, and law changes regarding timber. (learn more and register)


Introductory Income Tax Workshop
IRS tax form 1040

Jan. 9, 2020

IRS Program #4552U-U-00010-14-I

Focusing specifically on federal tax form preparation, this fundamentals session is geared towards individuals just beginning their careers in tax preparation. This course will also provide a timely update for 2019.  There are no prerequisites or advanced preparation for this course. You will address topics such as income, expenses, dependents, self employment, Schedule C, ordinary versus capital gains income, filing status, and more. (learn more and register)


Certificate in Digital Marketing Competency

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The Certificate in Digital Marketing Competency lets an employer know that you have completed up-to-date, intensive and comprehensive courses designed to make you an expert in the field of digital marketing.  To earn your certificate, complete the Social Media Management and Marketing for Business program and six of digital marketing courses. Tailor the certificate to your needs--choose from 17 digital marketing courses.
(learn more and register)


Building Wealth and Passive Income from Real Estate Investing
Image of a house on top of a pile of money

Feb. 8, 2020

This true, real-world course, designed for novice to intermediate investors who are looking to start or grow their investment portfolio, will thoroughly examine various real estate investment opportunities to build future wealth and passive income. You will dive deep into rental homes in the local market as a way to build a portfolio – from the initial setting of goals to financing the property; through budgets, cash flows, depreciation, analysis of investments, and even taxes and future profit realization.  (learn more and register)

Customized Contractual Education

High-quality training specifically tailored to the needs of your employees and organization. We can custom build a certificate program that fits the needs of your organization.

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Put the power of the Pack to work for your organization

Your site or ours ► Daytime or evening ► Instructor-led ► Professional credits available

Whether you are looking for an individual course or a series of classes to earn a certificate, we can personalize a program for your organization. Choose from a wide selection of subjects, including (but not limited to) management skills, leadership skills, project management, facilities engineering management, maintenance and reliability management, business writing, and communications. Contact Customized Contractual Education to learn how you can custom design training for your employees' needs.

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