NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

About DCE


Distance and Continuing Education is an outreach unit of the Office of Teaching and Learning at North Dakota State University, which makes the resources of the institution available in a variety of traditional and non-traditional ways, including credit and non-credit-bearing distance-based education. DCE provides these oportunities by organizing and coordinating efforts of various university units or contracting agencies.



Our vision is to serve the distance and continuing education needs of North Dakota State University and its service area.



These principles guide our work and define our mission:

  1. Integrity, accountability, and trust. We maintain the highest professional standards, and we expect the status, recognition, and respect due all professionals.
  2. You matter.
  3. Equal opportunity and access. We believe public education is a gateway to opportunity.  All people have the human and civil right to a quality public education.
  4. Creativity and innovation. We have a spirit of exploration and discovery, and realize the value of individual and collective expression.
  5. Lifelong-learning.