Distance Education

Increasing demand for highly trained professionals and leaders in agricultural and life sciences can be met with enhanced training and education. However, many practicing professionals and others are place-bound and unable to access traditional on-campus educational opportunities.

New  employees and continual professional development of current professionals is critical to meet the demand for increasingly complex technical information.

Distance Education Programs

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at NC State University offers 14 graduate degrees and certificates, 10 undergraduate certificates, with approximately 300 courses delivered using a variety of distance education formats.  Detailed descriptions of the degree and certificate programs are available through the 18 departments in CALS.

Distance Education Courses

There are three ways to access and register for distance education courses in CALS:

  1. The majority of courses are scheduled through Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA). Available distance education courses, tuition rates, registration information, and other student support information are provided.
  2.  A number of distance education courses are also scheduled through Registration & Records, similar to face-to-face courses. For example, if you want to enroll in BIO181 (Fall 2011), enter in the “Schedule of Courses” and scroll down till you find those BIO181 sections where “Distance Education-Internet” is listed under “Room”.  These are the same courses listed under DELTA, however, tuition for these courses is different and can be found at  http://www.fis.ncsu.edu/cashier/tuition/
  3. If enrolled in an AG*IDEA degree or certificate program, courses are available through CALS or though cooperating Universities. Tuition information is also provided.