University Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management

Online Distance Education (DE) University Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management (AGB) at N.C. State University

*Spring/Summer 2017 ARE Distance Education Schedule [PDF]
*Please see note on schedule regarding those courses that apply only to the University Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management.

Description of Distance Education University Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management (AGB)

This certificate is not a degree and does not imply admission to the Agricultural Institute at N.C. State University — or to any undergraduate or graduate degree program at N.C. State University. The Distance Education University Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management provides students, not enrolled in a degree program at North Carolina State University, online opportunities to learn basic agribusiness and economic principles that are useful in careers in agriculture and related agribusiness industries through the completion of distance education courses online. These could include careers in horticulture, landscaping, and chemical and farm equipment sales, as well as the production and distribution of crops and other commodities. It is offered through the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE).

Potential students that have already received an associate or undergraduate degree, or that are working towards and associate or undergraduate degree, may be eligible to apply for the University Undergraduate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management. Potential students that have already received an undergraduate degree may be eligible to apply for the University Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Agricultural Business Management.

Students enrolled in a degree program at North Carolina State University are not eligible to apply for these certificates. However, 4-year degree-seeking students may be eligible to apply for the Minor in Agricultural Business Management.

Testing Policy

All ARE online courses require in-person proctoring of exams. This policy requires students to arrange for proctoring of exams for each class with the assistance of DELTA Testing Services. Prospective program participants should ensure that this requirement can be met for all certificate courses before applying for enrollment in an ARE certificate program.

How to Start

  1. Review program of study and application materials for the Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management to decide if this program is right for you. Applicant must have graduated from high school at least a year prior to applying to this certificate program. See fall and spring tuition and fees (select “Standard DE Rate” link), and summer tuition and fees information, also. Potential students should check to see if their education benefits, including military tuition assistance or GI Bill, will provide tuition for all courses required for this program before applying. Additionally, financial aid may not be available for this certificate, or other non-degree programs or certificates, at N.C. State University. More information on military education benefits is available at http://registrar.ncsu.edu/veterans/. If you have general questions about distance education, please see the list of frequently asked questions. Please also see the Testing Policy before applying to this program.
  2. Apply and become accepted as an N.C. State University Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. NDS application open and close dates vary and will be listed on the Online and Distance Education Non-Degree Studies Program page under “NDS Application Dates.” Please note that acceptance as an NDS student at N.C. State University does not imply acceptance as an AGB Associate Certificate participant. A department application and official transcript(s) must be received and reviewed, and all other necessary requirements must be met, prior to a student being considered for acceptance. See step number 3.
  3. Submit the Associate Certificate in AGB application and required transcript, after you are accepted as an NDS student. There is no application deadline for the Associate Certificate in AGB application. However, students are encouraged to submit their NDS and Certificate applications a few weeks before the NDS course registration period opens, for Fall or Spring semesters, or Summer Sessions. This will allow time for course planning and registration. See step number 4.
  4. Register for courses, after being accepted by ARE, by going to the MyPack Portal (use your Unity ID and Password) on the enrollment access start date for NDS students.  See the “Enrollment Access General Start Dates” at the bottom of each enrollment calendar page for a semester or session.  Tuition and other registration related fees may also be paid through the MyPack Portal. For questions about tuition, fees, or other related financial questions, please contact the Cashier’s Office and Student AccountsClass start dates are available on the academic calendar for each semester or session.
Questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions about enrolling in our ABM Certificate programs.


 

The following are links to information on this page:

  1. Descriptions of Distance Education University Associate Certificate in Agribusiness Management
  2. Testing Policy
  3. How to Start
  4. Program of Study and Application – AGB Certificate
  5. Tuition and Fees
  6. Contact Information
  7. Important Notes about Distance Education Courses
  8. Schedules
  9. ARE AGB Certificate Online Courses
  10. Resources and Tools
    1. Distance Education Registration Information, Catalogs, and Programs
    2. Help – Distance Education Student Services
    3. Software and Tools


Program of Study and Application – AGB Certificate

Important Notes: This certificate is not a degree and does not imply admission to the Agricultural Institute at N.C. State University — or to any undergraduate or graduate degree program at N.C. State University. Applicant must have graduated from high school at least a year prior to applying to this certificate program. ‘NDS students enrolling for the Spring 2012 semester will be subject to the new NDS rule.’

Students currently enrolled in a 2-year Agribusiness Management degree program, or who would qualify for a 2-year degree AGB Concentration, do not qualify for enrollment in this certificate program. Generally, 100-level ARE courses are not transferable. Transferability of any 100-level AGB Certificate program course to a 4-year degree or community college degree program must be determined by the receiving program and cannot be approved by the Department of Agricultural Resource Economics or the Agricultural Institute. Students should determine in advance if a course from this program will transfer to another program prior to applying.


Tuition and Fees

Information on tuition and fees is available on N.C. State University’s Distance Learning Education Undergraduate Program Tuition Information page:
https://treasurer.ofb.ncsu.edu/cashier/tuition/de_index.php (select “Standard DE Rate” link). Summer distance education tuition information is available at: https://treasurer.ofb.ncsu.edu/cashier/tuition/sum_deugflex.php.

Potential students should check to see if their education benefits, including military tuition assistance or GI Bill, will provide tuition for all courses required for this program before applying. Additionally, financial aid may not be available for this certificate, or other non-degree programs or certificates, at N.C. State University.

More information on military education benefits is available at http://registrar.ncsu.edu/veterans/.

Please see information on holds and late registration fees,http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/cashier/holds/late_registration_payment_policy.asp — and please note that *all* students will be subject to the fee incurred by enrolling after the last day to enroll,http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/cashier/tuition/late_registration.asp.


Contact Information for AGB Certificate

For questions about the Undergraduate or Post Baccalaureate Certificates in Agricultural Business Management offered through the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ARE) please contact Brandon King at 919-515-4670 or brandon_king@ncsu.edu.


Notes About Distance Education Courses at N.C. State University

Non-degree seeking students are limited to a load of 8 hours per term. More information on this restriction is available at http://policies.ncsu.edu/rule/rul-02-66-03.

Please check the Course Catalog to see course descriptions and if these courses are offered during the fall or spring semesters, alternate years, or during summer sessions.

Also check the Distance Education @ NC State University programs and courses pages for the most up-to-date listing of programs and courses offered through distance education at N.C. State University.


Agricultural and Resource Economics Course Schedules


ARE AGB Certificate Online Courses

Go to the Class Search page to check for the most up-to-date schedule for ARE distance education courses:https://www.acs.ncsu.edu/php/coursecat/. Course descriptions are available athttp://catalog.ncsu.edu/undergraduate/coursedescriptions/agi/ — and —http://catalog.ncsu.edu/undergraduate/coursedescriptions/are/. Certificate program students should enroll in -602 sections, if available, for all required courses. -602 sections provide the same certificate program course credit as -601 sections for ARE certificate programs.


Resources and Tools

Distance Education Registration Information, Catalogs, and Programs
Help – Distance Education Student Services
Software and Tools