Vision: The global leader in textile innovation: education, research, and service.
Mission: Through innovative educational practices and multi-disciplinary research activities, we provide visionary leadership and collaborative services to the university, State and global communities.
The recently revised Textile Technology program interweaves basic knowledge of fiber materials, science and technologies relevant to fiber processing with product design and development throughout the curriculum. The curriculum prepares students in product design/development processes, beginning with understanding of application to material selection to appropriate technologies to utilize.
Name: Ivana Mbullah
Major: Textile Technology: Technical Textiles
Why the College of Textiles?
"I chose The College of Textiles because it was the perfect fit for what I wanted to do with my career. Textiles is NC State’s best kept secret but it has so many things and opportunities to offer its students. I was able to get an internship during my first semester as a Textiles student. The career center is phenomenal and the professors and advisers really work with you to help you and establish a genuine connection. The state of the art machinery and equipment allow me to enjoy a hands on experience just as I would in the field once I graduate."
Why Textile Technology?
"My major is Textiles Technology with a concentration in Technical Textiles. I chose it mainly because I was coming from Industrial and Systems Engineering and this particular major took most of the credits I had already taken. But, aside from that, the program is phenomenal and has opened up my window of opportunity tremendously. Not only can I still work for an Engineering company, but a retail company."
Are there student organization opportunities within the college?
"Yes. There is the African-American Textiles Society, Phi Psi Textiles Fraternity and many more. You have the opportunity to be a Textiles Ambassador as well. The college and student organizations alone truly have plenty of opportunities to learn, grow, network and maximize your opportunities within the field of textiles and beyond.”