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Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain, Logistics & Transportation Management FAQs

How long will it take me to finish my certificate program?

That depends on how many courses you take each semester. A minimum of 12 credit hours is required for completion. You can complete the program in two semesters if you take four 1.5 credit hours in the fall, and four in the spring.

When can I begin my studies?

You can begin your studies in the Certificate Program in August or January.

What kind of choices will I have in planning my schedule?

You will have the option of enrolling in up to 6 (four 1.5 credit hours) hours of coursework each semester. Each course in the program is offered once a year. The same set of courses is offered each fall and a different set of courses is offered each spring. Therefore if you miss a fall course you will have to wait until the next fall to take that course. The same applies to the spring courses.

Do I have to go through the same application process that I would for on-campus degrees?

Yes. Refer to admissions procedures.

Are there any entrance examinations?

No

How much does the program cost?

Tuition and technology fees for NC residents are approximately $380.50 per course for 2009-10. If you're out of state, there is a different tuition structure.  Click on Registration and Tuition for a full description of tuition and fees.  Books and other supplies are extra. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Will I ever have to come to campus?

No. All questions, details, materials, courses, and tests will be handled online, by email or by phone. You are always welcome to visit the campus and the program director in 479 Bryan School of Business & Economics.

Where can I find online electives and additional course requirements?

UNCG offers many online courses that will meet any additional needs you have.

Who are my professors?

The certificate program instructors are the same professors currently teaching at UNCG. They are among some of the best in their fields, have won distinguished teaching awards, and have an interest in working with adult students.

How do I contact my professor?

Virtual office hours are usually outlined at the beginning of each course. There are email and phone call options as well.

What kind of contact will I have with other online students?

Contact varies, depending on the course, but most professors require posting in a discussion forum, and timely student responses to those postings. Some courses also incorporate virtual teams and study groups, and you always have the option of forming your own virtual group.

What kind of computer do I need? Do I need high-speed Internet access to participate?

Yes and please refer to the Technology Requirements page.

Do I have to "attend" class at a certain time?

Most often there are deadlines and assignment due dates to meet, but when you log on is up to you. In some courses you may be required to log in at a specified time to participate in a course activity.

Will I have someone at UNCG available to help me through the particulars of this process?

Absolutely. A good place to start is with Dr. Kwasi Amoako, Program Director. You can reach him at 336-334-5739 or msitm@uncg.edu.

Where do I buy books?

Course textbooks are available through online booksellers such as Barnes and Noble.com or at the UNCG Bookstore on campus. Some assigned course readings will be available online and through library reserves.

It's been a long time since I've taken classes. Will there be online research, study, writing, and computer assistance?

UNCG iCampus (http://www.uncgicampus.com/) provides tips and resources for succeeding online.  As well, the university offers online writing sessions for admitted students.

Can I test-drive a course without being formally admitted to the program?

Yes. You may contact the Division of Continual Learning to register for a course. Keep in mind that any grades earned at UNCG will appear on your UNCG transcript.