Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology provides graduate students with the opportunity to develop recognized academic credentials in Nonwoven Science and Technology in addition to their major area of graduate study. The Certificate provides non-degree graduate level students the opportunity to develop recognized advanced expertise in Nonwoven Science and Technology.

An application form for the Graduate Certificate in Nonwoven Science and Technology is required. Applicants submit a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work.

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university, and have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale in their last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study
  • Be a degree student in good standing in an NC State University graduate program
  • Have a master’s degree

Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirements may be admitted provisionally based on past work experiences as a professional in textiles or a textile related field. Students who are admitted provisionally must earn at least a “B” average in the first three courses of the certificate program in order obtain full admission into the certificate program.

The student will receive a letter of approval upon program acceptance. Students prepare and submit a contract using the Certificate Contract Application prior to completing the first course after being accepted into the program.

Students may begin taking courses for the certificate in Fall or Spring. While all courses can be taken through Textiles Online Programs, students must, at their own expense, commit to spending one week on campus in order to complete laboratory requirements.

Visit NC State’s Graduate Online and Distance Education Tuition rates page for detailed information about graduate tuition and fees.

Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid adviser in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid web site, or call (919) 515-2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.

Students must take a minimum of 15 credit hours to fulfill the certificate requirements, including:

  1. TT/NW 504 – Nonwoven Products and Processes (3 hours)
  2. One of the following two Core Courses (3 total hours):
  3. All of the following Advanced Courses:

For more information, click each course above to read a full description.

NC State online textile courses, fibers, textile designDr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi
Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension; William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor; Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute
Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 8301
Raleigh, NC 27695-8301
Telephone: (919) 515-1822

Step 1: Apply to the Online Graduate Certificate Program

The Graduate School oversees the application process for each program. The Graduate School has its own criteria for admission in addition to the specific admissions requirements for the Certificate Program. To understand more about the Graduate School admission requirements, visit the Graduate School Support Center. There you will find information regarding frequently asked questions along with Self Service features, Live Chat, and technical support.

To complete and submit your application, use the Online Graduate School Application. You may check the status of your application at any time. Applicants should be prepared to submit a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences, as well as official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework.

Students will receive a letter of approval upon program acceptance.

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Step 2: Register for Classes

Once accepted into the program, you will receive an NC State student ID number and/or NC State Unity (computer system) ID and password. You will need these to log-in to the MyPackPortal, where you will select the class(es) for which you wish to register.

Should you have any questions or need assistance with determining your course workload, contact the Certificate Coordinator, Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, at bpourdey@ncsu.edu.

Step 3: Pay Your Tuition

All inquiries regarding payments and cost of tuition should be directed to the Cashier’s Office. Students may pay their tuition online via ePay, or choose one of our other payment options.

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.

To view current rates for tuition and fees, visit NC State’s Graduate Online and Distance Education Tuition Rates page.