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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 (IAT). This program is for students who are interested in gaining in-depth agricultural industry knowledge. 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 MCC and IAT at MSU. MCC will assist in this process. For more information, students should see a MCC counselor/advisor and go to the following website: http://www.canr.msu.edu/institute_of_ag_tech

Upon completion of this program [CIP: 01.0102], graduates should be able to:

  • transfer to a four-year institution or obtain employment in the agricultural industry.
  • complete industry specific training.

Please Note:


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 Course prepares students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Written Communication, one required:

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, choose one:

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, (NOTE: MSU only accepts MATH159, MATH180, and MATH250 for direct transfer) choose one:

Program Requirements at MCC


Pathway courses are selected to best align with personal goals. Courses are subject to change based on transfer institution(s) requirements. Students should contact representatives at transfer institution to verify correct course requirements. Students should also meet with an MCC advisor or counselor to determine pathway.

Program Requirements at MSU


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

Career Development in Agricultural Technology AT100 1

Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety Course

AT202

3

Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology

AT293

3

Introduction to Crop Science

CSS101

3

Introduction to Weed Management

CSS126

2
World of Soils CSS203 2

Applied Entomology of Economic Plants

ENT110

3

Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology

PLP105

1

Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology Lab PLP105L 1

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

Note: MSU Courses are subject to change. Consult with IAT MSU Program Coordinator to ensure you are on track for courses at MSU.

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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