Agriculture (AAS)

The 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.

Source: MCC 2020-21 Catalog

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS*    23-24 CR. HRS.
Choose 2-Courses from: 6
ENG 101 English Composition and BCOM 102 Advanced Business and Technical Communications
OR
ENG 101 English Composition and ENG 102 English Composition
BIOL 121LEC Plant Biology Lecture 3
BIOL121LAB Plant Biology Laboratory 1
BUS 127 Human Relations 3
HE 110 Industrial Safety and Workplace Training 1
CIS 120A Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
FS 101 L&L Intro to Food Science and Process 3
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)
3-4
* All General Education courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better for transfer
APPROVED ELECTIVES 5-9 MINIMUM CR. HRS.
Electives must be chosen from the following list:
AMT 150 Process Troubleshooting & Problem Solving  3
BIOL 120L&L Flowering Plants of Southwest Michigan  1
BIOL 120FL&L Autumn Flowering Plants of Southwest Michigan  1
BIOL 207A Microbiology Lab  1
BUS 122 Principles of Management 3
BUS 125 Supervision  3
BUS 131 Intro to Entrepreneurship  1
ELTC 101 AL&L Electricity-Basic  4
ELTC 103 Residential Wiring  3
ELTC 150 Industrial Electricity  3
HP 101 Hydraulics/Pneumatics  3
PHIL 207 Environmental Ethics 3
QC 101 Basic Quality Control 3
SPAN 101 Basic Spanish 4
SPAN 102 Basic Spanish 4
SPAN 150 Intensive Basic Spanish 4
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish 4
SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish 4
W 101 Basic Welding  3
TOTAL CREDITS 62
MSU OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY REQUIREMENTS CREDITS 30-34
(Select from the following MSU areas of interest: Agriculture Operations, Fruit & Vegetable Crop Management, and Landscape Management)
AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS 34 HOURS, 62 CREDIT HOUR DEGREE
ABM 130       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 126      Introduction to Weed Management  2
CSS 143      Introduction to Soil Science  3
ENT 110       Applied Entomology of Economic Plants  3
PLP 105       Plant Diseases & Their Pathogens  2
A minimum of 6 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 30 CREDITS, 62 CREDIT HOUR DEGREE
ABM 130        Farm Management I  3
AT 202           Agricultural Regulation Compliance and Safety  3
AT 293           Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology  3
CSS 126       Introduction to Weed Management  2
CSS 143        Introduction to Soil Science  2
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 105        Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology  2
A minimum of 7 additional MSU Institute for Agricultural Technology approved College of Agriculture and Natural Resources credits, of which must contain at least one elective class in either Fruit Production, Vegetable Production, Organic Production or Greenhouse Management, 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 30 CREDITS, 62 CREDIT HOUR DEGREE  
AT 202           Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety  3
AT 293           Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology  3
CSS 126        Introduction to Weed Management  2
CSS 143        Introduction to Soil Science  2
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 105        Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology  2
A minimum of 3 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.
MSU ELECTIVES
AT 290   Unmanned Aircraft FAA
AT 291   General Ag Employee Mgmt
HRT 206 Training and Pruning Plants
HRT 221 Greenhouse Structures and Management
HRT 232 Principles and Practices of Grape Production
HRT 234 Current Issues in Viticulture and Enology
HRT 242 Passive Solar Greenhouses for Protected Cultivation
HRT 243 Organic Transplant Production
HRT 251 Organic Farming Principles and Practices
HRT 253 Compost Production and Use
HRT 231 Tree Fruit Production and Management
HRT 241 Vegetable Production and Management
ABM 130 Farm Management I
AE 131   Water Resources Management
AT 291   Application of Animal Agriculture
AT 291   Unmanned Aircraft FAA
AT 291   Michigan Pollination & Bee Keeping
AT 291   Agricultural Transportation