NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

About DCE

About NDSU Distance and Continuing Education

Distance and Continuing Education (DCE) is part of North Dakota State University, Fargo. We are a dynamic office offering a variety of high quality educational opportunities and services since 1965. Our friendly staff provides exceptional service to all individuals who participate in activities offered through Distance and Continuing Education.

We offer a diverse selection of programs and services. Whether you are interested in formal learning, learning for leisure, or learning through volunteer service we encourage you to continue learning throughout your lifetime. 

Below are brief descriptions of the programs and services we offer.


Accredited online degrees and classes

Online degrees and classes offered through NDSU Distance and Continuing Education are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and are approved through the academic departments and colleges at NDSU. Individuals are welcome to register for classes as either a degree seeking student or as a non-degree seeking student. Through the non-degree seeking admission option, students are welcome to take individual classes. Unless otherwise noted, our online classes are charged at the North Dakota Residency Rate regardless of location.


K-12 professional development for teachers

K-12 teachers and administrators will find a list of class titles that are useful in enhancing teaching skills.  These courses are designed for maintaining your teaching license or for pay scale increases.


Non-credit certificates, classes, and CEUs

Explore personal development and professional growth opportunities through our non-credit program. While these certificates, classes, and continuing education units (CEUs) do not apply to degree programs, they are useful for business training, staff development, maintaining your license, or lifelong learning.


Conferences and workshops

Conferences and workshops are offered year round in a variety of topics.  Check our calendar of events for upcoming events.  For meetings or strategic planning we offer a Group Decision Center (GDC) which is a network of 40 laptop computers equipped with award-winning software that offers businesses, government bodies and non-profit organizations an easy to use, high return on investment way to create or improve team collaboration.