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2022-2023 Catalog

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


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(Code 1620)

Montcalm Community College has entered into a consortium agreement with Michigan State University’s Institute of Agricultural Technology. This agreement allows students to receive an Agricultural Operations, A.A.S. with Montcalm Community College using approved coursework from Michigan State University. Montcalm Community College will award an A.A.S. in Agricultural Operations after the student has successfully completed all individual courses as outlined in the student’s Catalog of Record at Montcalm Community College OR successfully completes all the required courses offered at Montcalm Community College and provides an official transcript from Michigan State University showing they have been conferred a Certificate of Agricultural Operations from Michigan State University’s Institute of Agricultural Technology.

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.

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Completion Time: 6 semesters 

Academic Advising: You should meet with an MSU IAT Program Coordinator prior to registering for classes.

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) or present documentation of having earned the Agricultural Operations Certificate at MSU:

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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