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Undergraduate Certificate in Textile Fundamentals


The College of Textiles at NC State offers a certificate program for those desiring to increase their knowledge of textiles through a structured study program. Textile employees with busy schedules can continue their education to enhance their careers. Online access provides for the flexibility of viewing courses in the office, on the production floor, at home or on the road. A certificate signed by the Associate Dean for Academic Programs will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the certificate program.

Dr. Pamela Banks-Lee,
Associate Professor
Phone: 919-515-6581
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
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Career prospects
(What can I do with this program of study?)

The online undergraduate certificate in textiles is attractive to a rapidly changing industry and to audiences outside of “traditional textiles”.

(What will I learn?)

Required courses (9 hours)

  • T 200 Introduction to Textiles (3)
  • PCC 203 Introduction to Polymer Chemistry (3)
  • FTM 217 The Business of Textiles (3)

Additional courses (at least 6 hours)

  • PCC 301 Technology of Dyeing and Finishing (4)
  • TT 221 Yarn Production & Properties I (2)
  • TT 252 Formation and Structure of Textile Fabrics (4)

To be awarded the certificate, a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 is required. None of the required 15 hours may be taken for S/U or “credit only”. No transfer credits from other institutions are allowed for the certificate.

Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 15

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

The Undergraduate Certificate in Textile Fundamentals application form and an official transcript of college level studies are required. Applicants must satisfy course prerequisite requirements for college-level physics, calculus and chemistry to be considered for the program. Applicants must possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. To be considered, an original transcript must be submitted with your application for documentation of prerequisite courses. Students will receive a letter of approval upon acceptance to the program.

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

The certificate requires 15 credit hours. Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration. NDS students may register for a maximum of six credit hours per semester. Thus, the certificate may take from three to five semester to complete.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Students may begin taking courses for the certificate program in Fall, Spring or Summer terms. Use the online Certificate Application on the program website.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Undergraduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Undergraduate ASG, Undergraduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $3,390.15
Non-resident: $8,040.15

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