The Undergraduate Feed Milling Certificate offers a course of study focused on teaching, developing, and implementing new technology associated with feed milling and animal agriculture in North Carolina, the U.S. and internationally. Requiring 12 credits (four courses), it seeks to provide an educational opportunity to individuals in the feed industry who live and work in remote areas of the country, to increase the technical knowledge of individuals working in the feed and allied industries, to increase awareness of government regulations that apply to the feed industry, and to develop skills of feed mill employees. Like all designated university certificates, this program has gone through an approval process at the university level.
No application for admission is required. Students must be in good academic standing to take courses at NC State University. Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students. Students desiring to earn the certificate should contact the certificate coordinator.
This 12-credit undergraduate program includes four three-credit undergraduate courses. At 2019-20 tuition rates, the cost of these courses is $237 per credit for North Carolina residents and $916 per credit for non-residents. Thus, the total estimated cost for the program is $2,844 for North Carolina residents and $10,992 for non-residents. See Online and Distance Education Tuition and Fees for cost details.
Plan of Study
The University Feed Milling Certificate requires 12 credit hours (five courses). Students pursuing university certificate programs are considered non-degree studies (NDS) students for the purpose of university registration; NDS students may register for a maximum of 6 credit hours per semester. Thus, the University Feed Milling Certificate may be completed in as little as two semesters.
The purpose of the certificate program is to provide feed mill employees with enhanced educational opportunities and technical knowledge, to develop their skills, and to increase their awareness of government regulations that apply to the feed industry.