- Organized in 1959. First classes offered in 1960. First graduating class in 1962.
- Utilizes classrooms, greenhouses and University field laboratories of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
- Awards the Associate in Applied Science degree in eight curricular areas; 140 degrees conferred on approximately 110 students during the 2000-2001 academic year.
- More than 4,000 alumni.
- Provides technical training in areas of current demand.
- Programs of study offered: Agribusiness Management; Agribusiness Management with Horticulture Option; Pest Management and Technology - Agricultural Pest and Urban Pest Options; Field Crops Technology; General Agriculture; Livestock and Poultry Management; Ornamentals and Landscape Technology; Turfgrass Management.
- Approximately 300 students, making the Agricultural Institute one of the largest agricultural associate degree granting programs in the country.
- Students come from all regions of North Carolina as well as from several other states.
- Students may participate in the Agricultural Institute Club, become Student Ambassadors for the College, and join other student clubs and organizations in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and North Carolina State University.
- More than 50 faculty members in 13 different departments provide instruction.
- More than 25 faculty members serve as academic advisers providing individual attention for students.
- Faculty members are authorities in their specialty areas. They discover new information, teach courses, advise students, and convey information to the public.
- Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and/or financial need.
- 65 students awarded approximately $85,000 in scholarships for the 2002-2003 academic year.
- Students may utilize the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Career Services Office.
- Excellent career opportunities are available for graduates.
- Approximately 20 companies interview Agricultural Institutes as potential interns or full-time employees.
- The average starting salary was $28,000 in May 2002 with excellent advancement opportunities.
Things You May Need to Know:
Agricultural Institute Curriculum Codes
Agricultural Institute Staff and Advisers
Graduation Requirements and Suspension Policy
Readmission Policy and Procedure
Contractual Readmission Policy
Policy and Procedure for Admission to Baccalaureate Degree Program
Policy for Declaring Additional Majors & Concentrations
Suggested Semester-by-Semester Displays