Preparing Students, Supporting Extension
For many students, the path to CALS begins at a community college. CALS Online Academy (COA) courses ease the transition for students transferring to NC State.
With the same depth and breadth of other introductory NC State courses, Online Academy courses prepare students to succeed at CALS — and allow students to transfer community college credits to NC State.
For Extension agents and staff, Online Academy courses provide training to expand practical knowledge. Is there a science class you think will help with your day-to-day work? Take one for free through the COA. Need to brush up on a topic you studied years ago? Do so on your timeline with a self-paced COA course.
Partners for the Future
“We are committed to leading the way in online education in agriculture and life sciences. Through the online academy, we are partnering with the Extension and North Carolina community colleges to provide more online opportunities for everyone.”
John Dole, CALS Interim Dean
North Carolina community college students from participating institutions can access CALS courses through a local faculty moderator. Community college faculty can access courses by applying to be a moderator and attending a three-day intensive training. Students can take CALS Online Academy courses they can use to fulfill CC degrees and transfer to an NC State four-year program.
Extension Agents and Staff
Extension agents and staff can take self-paced introductory courses in key CALS disciplines. Self-paced courses fit the demands of working professionals– there are no deadlines and no requirements to enroll during a typical semester period.
Note: These courses do not count toward the college course credits you receive every year. They are available to you for free when you need them.
The general public can access self-paced introductory classes in key CALS disciplines. Self-paced trainings fit the demands of working professionals, with no deadlines and no requirements to enroll during a typical semester period.
Note: These classes do not count towards college course credits. These offers provide professional development opportunities to the general public at varied costs.