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Top NC State Online Undergraduate Programs Worth Checking Out

(The Triangle Trend) — Due to the closure of many educational institutions during the last few months, many students were forced to approach learning in an entirely unfamiliar manner–remotely. But it’s safe to say that more than a few students have been pushed completely out of their comfort zone… and succeeded. Online schooling enrollment was growing like crazy even before quarantine, proving it’s a totally legitimate, practical, and reliable method for achieving academic goals. Many schools were either already or began offering online courses when quarantine started, and NC State University is no exception. Aimed at adult learners, online NC State’s Undergraduate Certificates allow learners to develop specialized skill sets in at least 12 credit hours. Here are all the University’s current most popular undergraduate programs.

Computer Programming

Offered entirely online and open to students with a bachelor’s degree in any field other than computer science or computer engineering, the Computer Programming Certificate is ideal for working professionals. Specifically designed to help you gain fundamental computing skills. The total estimated cost for the program is $7,200 for North Carolina residents and $24,175 for non-residents.

Renewable Energy Assessment

The Undergraduate Certificate in Renewable Energy Assessment provides students the opportunity to assess and implement renewable energy technologies. The certificate is intended to provide students with the ability to assess facilities and land for renewable energy production. The total estimated cost for the program is $2,844 for North Carolina residents and $10,992 for non-residents.

Leadership in the Public Sector

The Leadership in the Public Sector Certificate program provides non-degree students with a liberal arts foundation in the ethical, theoretical, and policy analytical skills necessary to be effective “values-based” leaders in the public and non-profit organizations. The 15-credit curriculum provides quality, focused leadership study for adult learners. The total estimated cost for the program is $3,555 for North Carolina residents and $13,740 for non-residents.

Microbiology

The intended audience of this certificate includes degree-seeking undergraduate students at institutions where a microbiology major or minor is not available, and non-degree students seeking additional experience in microbiology for career advancement or to enhance their applications to professional, graduate, or allied health schools. The total estimated cost for the program is $2,844 for North Carolina residents and $10,992 for non-residents.

Business Essentials

The University Online Business Essentials Undergraduate Certificate is offered to any currently enrolled non-Poole undergraduate NC State student and students enrolled as a non-degree studies student at NC State University. This 12-credit-hour certificate provides students an opportunity to learn marketable business skills. The total estimated cost for the program is $2,844 for North Carolina residents and $10,992 for non-residents.

Fundamentals of Entomology

The program is designed to increase personal knowledge of insects and their importance to mankind and our environment. The certificate is open to all NC State undergraduate degree-seeking students and to those who are enrolled as Non-Degree Studies (NDS) students. The total estimated cost for the program is $2,844 for North Carolina residents and $10,992 for non-residents.

Agricultural Business Management

This 15-credit-hour certificate provides students an opportunity to learn basic business and economic principles that are useful in careers in agricultural and related industries. Offered to any student enrolled as a non-degree studies (NDS) student at NC State University, and enrolled in an associate’s degree or 4-year degree program or has already received an associate degree. The total estimated cost for the program is $3,555 for North Carolina residents and $13,740 for non-residents.

Agribusiness Management

NC State’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics offers the Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management. This associate-level certificate, which requires five courses (15 credit hours) is not a degree and does not imply admission to any undergraduate or graduate program at NC State University. It provides students not enrolled in a degree program at NC State University an opportunity to learn basic agribusiness and economic principles. The total estimated cost for the program is $3,555 for North Carolina residents and $13,740 for non-residents.

General Horticulture

Intended for horticultural professionals and avid gardeners, the Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture is designed to meet both the foundational and specialized educational needs of such non-traditional students at the undergraduate level. Students seeking the Undergraduate Certificate in General Horticulture must have completed high school with a GPA of at least 3.0. The total estimated cost for the program is $3,555 for North Carolina residents and $13,740 for non-residents.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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