NC State Resources in Western North Carolina

NC State University Engineering Programs Office

Contact Information

UNC Asheville
204 Rhoades-Robinson Hall, CPO 2360
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Office: 828.251.6640
Fax: 828.251.6749


  • Two-Plus-Two (2+2) Engineering Program
  • Joint Bachelor of Science in Engineering – Mechatronics Concentration degree
  • Regional Support Center for Engineering Online
  • Support of Engineering Online courses and degree programs

NC State University Minerals Research Lab

NCSU Minerals Research Laboratory website

Located in Asheville, NC


  • Research in the field of industrial minerals for corporate sponsors and public service projects
  • Website provides a useful overview page

Industrial Extension Service (IES)

Industrial Extension Service (IES) website

Available statewide


  • Online source of video tapes available on various subjects including Lean Manufacturing, FE and PE Preparation and more
  • Industrial consultation available

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Manufacturing Extension Partnership website

Located in Arden, Hickory, Kings Mountain and Waynesville

  • Provides a system of service and support for smaller manufacturers to become more globally competitive
  • Affiliated with the NC State COE Industrial Extension Service

Cooperative Extension Services

Cooperative Extension Service – Information by County website

Cooperative Extension – West District website

Located in Fletcher, NC

  • Education, research and activities (4H) to assist farmers and gardeners of NC
  • Affiliated with NCSU and NC A&T
  • NC State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

NC Arboretum

NC Arboretum website

Located in Asheville, milepost 393 of the Blue Ridge Parkway

  • An inter-institutional facility of the University of North Carolina System
  • A public garden and center for education, research, conservation and economic development

The Botanical Gardens at Asheville

A 10-acre botanical garden on the campus of UNC Asheville

UNC System Campuses