PackTrac | NC State
Students interested in academic programs that focus on agriculture now have a path to earn a degree through a new partnership between Robeson Community College and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University. PackTrac is a collaborative program that provides academic training and more importantly, advising to students passionate about agriculture and those who wish to earn a degree from NC State University.
PackTrac targets community college students who are either Associate in Arts or Associate in Science majors; in these two programs students enroll in general education courses designed for seamless transfer to the university. Through PackTrac, students are advised by both an RCC and NCSU advisor as well as learn about the various agriculture academic programs at the university. Upon successful completion of at least 30 transferable hours along with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, students are admitted to a CALS major.
Guaranteed admission in the following NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences departments or majors:
- Agricultural and Human Sciences
- Agriculture and Resource Economics
- Animal Science (Industry Concentration only)
- Biological and Agricultural Engineering (Agricultural and Environmental Technology major only)
- Crop and Soil Science
- Horticultural Science
- Plant and Microbial Biology
- Prestage Poultry Science
Upon successful completion of at least 30 transferable credit hours (in recommended courses by the CALS advisor), with a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 3.0, you will be admitted to a CALS major at NC State.
Only the departments or majors listed above are eligible for this program. Once you transfer to NC State University, credits will reverse transfer to RCC in order to complete the degree requirements for an Associate’s degree.
Successful students in the program will be admitted to NC State University in selected ag-related programs.
Students in the program will receive specialized academic success training and academic advising from both NC State and RCC. A general advisor in NC State’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences as well as a departmental advisor from their major of interest will be assigned.
Students in the program will learn about all aspects of agriculture and the life sciences to be leaders in North Carolina’s agricultural industry. Agriculture includes food, fiber, and forestry, and contributes $84 billion to the state’s economy. This industry accounts for more than 17 percent of the state’s income and employs 17 percent of the workforce.
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