Textiles Online Programs FAQs

Can I apply courses from the graduate certificate program to the online Master degree programs?
Can I complete the graduate programs entirely online?
Can I start courses at any time?
Can I take graduate-level courses without applying to a Certificate or Degree program?
Can I take undergraduate-level courses without applying for a Certificate program?
Do I need to be online at a specific time?
Do I need to have a Bachelor’s degree to apply to a Certificate program?
Do you offer a payment plan for tuition?
How can I get help if I am having trouble in a course?
How do I access the classroom?
How do I apply?
How do I register for classes?
I am not currently enrolled as an NC State student. Can I still take online textiles courses?
Is there financial aid available?
What is a coordinator? Will I need one?
What is Moodle?
What is MyPack Portal?
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Can I apply courses from the graduate certificate program to the online Master degree programs?
Contact us to find out which courses can be transferred between our online programs.

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Can I complete the graduate programs entirely online?
The College of Textiles offers a Master of Textiles degree that is a non-thesis degree. The two-semester residency usually required of all Master’s students has been waived for students completing this degree via Textiles Online programs. The Master of Textiles degree can be earned without taking any courses on the campus of North Carolina State University.

The minimum requirement for a Master of Science degree (Option B) is the satisfactory completion of 33-MS course work hours in Textile Chemistry. There is no thesis or foreign language requirement, although a final comprehensive oral examination is required. A student must develop a Plan of Graduate Work under the direction of his/her PCC faculty advisor.

All courses for the Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology can be taken online, but students must, at their own expense, commit to spending one week on campus in order to complete laboratory requirements.

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Can I start courses at any time?
Our online courses follow the University’s academic calendar.

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Can I take graduate-level courses without applying to a Certificate or Degree program?
Yes! While some of our students prefer the structured course of study that the Certificate and Master’s programs offer, students are always welcome to enroll in a course-by-course basis. Visit Textiles Online Graduate Programs and choose a program for specific details on how to enroll.

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Can I take undergraduate-level courses without applying for a Certificate program?
Yes! While some of our students prefer the structured course of study that the Certificate programs offer, students are always welcome to enroll in a course-by-course basis. Visit Undergraduate Offerings and choose a program for specific details on how to enroll.

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Do I need to be online at a specific time?
Our online courses are asynchronous.  You can access NC State’s Moodle classroom at anytime  that is convenient and from any place with internet access.   Some online office hours and chat sessions may be set up for a specific time, but these are optional.

We believe online courses are ideal for those who continue to work professionally, travel, or have family obligations.  Your time spent in the classroom is very flexible as long as you meet classroom obligations specified in the course syllabus and by NC State Faculty and staff.

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Do I need to have a Bachelor’s degree to apply to a Certificate program?
Applicants to either of the undergraduate-level Certificate programs must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. To be considered for the program, an original transcript must be submitted with your application.

For additional details on eligibility, please visit Undergraduate Offerings and choose a program.

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Do you offer a payment plan for tuition?
NC State offers a monthly payment plan that can be spread across Fall or Spring semesters only. Visit the Cashier’s Office & Student Accounts website to review payment options.

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How can I get help if I am having trouble in a course?
Each faculty member in charge of a course will host online office hours. In addition, each course will have teaching assistants available to give help. Or you may schedule one-on-one telephone calls with our staff to address your needs.

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How do I access the classroom?
Our online textiles courses will use NC State’s Moodle, a course management system that is used to communicate with the class, deliver course content, facilitate collaboration, and manage assignments and grades. You may access your classroom and Moodle by logging into WolfWare using your NC State ID and password. WolfWare allows you to view your existing courses or search for other relevant courses. Go to WolfWare Info to learn about using Wolfware.

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How do I apply?
You may visit the program page for specific details on how to get started.

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How do I register for classes?
You will need to log into MyPack Portal to access Enrollment. You can add a class by going to Navigation: Student Self Service > Enrollment > Enrollment Dates. The Enrollment Date is the day you can begin registration. It is recommended that you speak with the department for the course you are seeking to enroll for information. Non-Degree Studies (NDS) students will start enrollment during NDS Open Enrollment.

Enrollment Dates are assigned shortly before the Registration period begins.

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I am not currently enrolled as an NC State student. Can I still take online textiles courses?
Only students admitted to NC State can take classes at the University. Anyone interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree program at NC State must first apply as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student. Information about how to apply to NC State as an NDS student is included in the “Application Process” section of each program page.

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Is there financial aid available?
Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Online and Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website, or call (919) 515-2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.

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What is a coordinator? Will I need one?
Online students who are unable to arrange to take scheduled tests, quizzes, and exams on campus will be required to have a coordinator.

A coordinator’s responsibilities will include:

  • Receiving and returning homework and exams according to schedules provided by the instructor
  • Supervising quizzes and examinations

Coordinators should take every reasonable precaution to protect the integrity of all exams and quizzes. Your coordinator should meet the following criteria:

  • A coordinator must not:
    • Share a mailing address with you
    • Be related to you
    • Work for you.
  • A coordinator should be:
    • An educator from an institution (e.g. community college or high school) near you
    • A human resources department employee of your company
    • A supervisor

Specific contact information for your coordinator will be requested at the beginning of the semester. It is important that this information be received immediately to avoid any delay in you receiving important materials.

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What is Moodle?
Moodle is a learning management system platform used by NC State University to host distance education courses; store course material; and communicate with instructors, teaching assistants, and colleagues.

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What is MyPack Portal?
MyPackPortal is an online student self-service application.  Students use this application to update their personal or academic information and register for classes. Visit Student MyPack Portal Tutorials for more information.

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Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Please contact us with your questions.

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