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Agricultural Operations, A.A.S. (Michigan State University)


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(Code 1620)

Montcalm Community College (MCC) offers this degree program in cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Technology at Michigan State University. The Agricultural Operations Program is for students who are interested in gaining in-depth agricultural industry and business knowledge to apply to their own operations or to launch careers in the industry.  This program integrates a wide range of disciplines including business, leadership, technology and compliance through hands-on laboratory learning and classroom formats.  Of the credits required for certification, some are delivered by MCC and the majority are delivered by MSU.  It is possible for a student to complete this program and transfer to a four-year agricultural degree program at MSU. All MSU courses will be offered on MCC’s campus or online.

Students must apply to both MSU and MCC. For more information on enrolling at MSU, students should see a counselor/advisor and go to the following website: http://www.canr.msu.edu/institute_of_ag_tech

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program. A minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) are required for all associate degree programs.

General Education Requirements


Life Skills


The following course prepares students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Life Skills (the skills needed to succeed in work-life including critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, professionalism, self-awareness, and self-management) and is required in the students’ first semester at MCC: 

Written Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Written Communication, choose one:

Oral Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Oral Communication, choose one:

Laboratory Science


The following courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Application of Scientific Methodologies, both required: 

Mathematics


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Basic Computational Methods and Mathematical Concepts and Applications, choose one:

Social Science


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Course prepares students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Local, National, and Global Citizenship, one required:

Humanities and Fine Arts


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Cultural Literacy, choose one: ​

Program Requirements at MSU


Take all of the following (34 credits total):

Course Title

Course Number

Credits

Farm Management I

AFRE130

3

Agricultural Water Resource Management

AE131

3

Application of Precision Agriculture Technologies

AE143

3

Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety Course

AT202

3

Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology

AT293

3

Introduction to Crop Science

CSS101

3

Agricultural Industries Seminar

CSS105

1

Introduction to Weed Management

CSS126

2

Introduction to Soil Science

CSS143

2

Applied Entomology of Economic Plants

ENT110

3

Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology

PLP105

2

A minimum of 6 additional CANR credits must be completed with approval from the Program Coordinator. 

Transfer Disclosure:


Universities can change the transfer courses they accept without notifying MCC. Students are advised to contact the transfer university to verify transferability.

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