Agriculture (AAS)

he MCC curriculum, paired with courses within a particular Michigan State University Certificate Program, prepares students for entry-level employment in agricultural operations. Students will earn an MSU certificate while also working towards an associate’s degree. There are three available certificates from which to choose, listed following the MCC degree requirements. MSU Transfer Students: Students wishing to transfer to MSU as juniors must meet with the program coordinator during their first semester to alter general education courses to meet MSU requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS*    23-24 CR. HRS.
Choose One 2-course grouping from the following: 6
BCOM 101 Business and Technical Communications and
BCOM 102 Advanced Business and Technical Communications
OR
ENG 101 English Composition and
ENG 102 English Composition
BIOL 104L&L
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II
4
BUS 127
HUMAN RELATIONS
3
HE 110 1
INDUSTRIAL SAFETY AND WORKPLACE TRAINING 3-4
Choose One (1) Course From:
MATH 100A (Formerly MATH 050)
TMAT 101A TECHNICAL MATH I
TMAT 102A TECHNICAL MATH II
TMAT 201 TECHNICAL MATH III
MATH 111 ALGEBRA WITH COORDINATE GEOMETRY (recommended for transfer)
CIS 120A
INTRO TO COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
3
FS 101
INTRO TO FOOD SCIENCE AND PROCESS
3
APPROVED ELECTIVES 5-12 MINIMUM CR. HRS.
Electives must be chosen from the following list:
ACC 100
FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING
 3
AMT 150
PROCESS TROUBLESHOOTING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
 3
AT 101
INTRO TO AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
 2
AT 201
ADVANCED NON-STRUCTURAL REPAIR
 3
BUS 122
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
 3
BUS 125
SUPERVISION
 3
BUS 131
INTRO TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
 1
ELTC 101
L&L 
ELECTRICITY-BASIC
 3
ELTC 103
RESIDENTIAL WIRING
 3
ELTC 150
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY
 3
HP 101
HYDRAULICS/PNEUMATICS
 3
W 103
BASIC WELDING
 3
TOTAL CREDITS 62-64
*All General Education courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better for transfer.
MSU OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS CREDITS  27-34
(Select from the following MSU areas of interest: Agriculture Operations, Fruit & Vegetable Crop Management, and Landscape Management)
AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS 34 HOURS 64 CREDIT HOUR DEGREE
ABM 120       Farm Management I  3
AE 131          Agricultural Water Resource Management  3
AE 143          Application of Precision Agriculture Technologies  3
AT 202          Agricultural Regulation Compliance and Safety  3
AT 293          Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology  3
CSS 101      Introduction to Crop Science  3
CSS 105      Agriculture Industries Seminar  1
CSS 135      Crop Scouting and Investigations  2
CSS 210      Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
ENT 110       Applied Entomology of Economic Plants  3
PLP 200       Plant Diseases & Their Pathogens  3
A minimum of 4 additional MSU Institute for Agricultural Technology approved College of Agriculture and Natural Resources credits must be completed with approval from the Program Coordinator. Must send Muskegon CC an original MSU transcript with certificate noted for transfer acceptance.
FRUIT & VEGETABLE CROP MANAGEMENT 27 CREDITS, 62 CREDIT HOUR DEGREE
AT 202           Agricultural Regulation Compliance and Safety  3
AT 293           Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology  3
CSS 210        Fundamental of Soil & Landscape Science  3
ENT 110        Applied Entomology of Economic Plants  3
HRT 206        Training and Pruning Plants  1
HRT 207        Horticulture Career Development  1
HRT 218        Irrigation Systems for Horticulture  3
PLP 200        Plant Diseases & Their Pathogen  3
A minimum of 7 additional MSU Institute for Agricultural Technology approved College of Agriculture and Natural Resources credits must be completed with approval from the Program Coordinator. Must send Muskegon CC an original MSU transcript with certificate noted for transfer acceptance.
LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT 27 CREDITS, 62 CREDIT HOUR DEGREE  
AT 202           Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety  3
AT 293           Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology  3
CSS 210        Fundamentals of Soil Science  3
ENT 110        Applied Entomology of Economic Plants  3
HRT 207        Horticulture Career Development  1
HRT 211        Landscape Plants I  3
HRT 212        Landscape Plants II  3
HRT 213        Landscape Maintenance  2
HRT 218        Irrigation Systems for Horticulture  3
PLP 200        Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens  3
Total MSU & MCC credits needed to complete the MCC AAS Degree with MSU Certificate: 62 or 64 depending on occupational specialty certificate