Plant Science Program Requirements

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Plant science students inspect apple treesAgricultural Operations NMC Code 585
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management NMC Code 581
Landscape Management NMC Code 582
Viticulture NMC Code 580

NMC and MSU offer a joint program that can lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree in the areas of Agricultural Operations, Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management, Landscape Management or Viticulture through NMC. Students dual enroll with NMC and MSU at the University Center. After completing a minimum of 48 hours in the program, a certificate is awarded from MSU's Institute of Agricultural Technology. Upon meeting the program requirements for the AAS, students may transfer to the MSU East Lansing Campus as a junior to complete a Bachelor of Science degree. AAS Degree is awarded upon completion of MSU certificate and completion of the following additional NMC courses. See your MSU advisor prior to enrolling each semester.

Effective: Fall 2015

General Education Requirements Credits: 17-19

Communications: ENG 111 and either BUS 231 or ENG 112 or ENG 220

7-8

Humanities: Any Group 1 course

3-4

Math competency: Placement into MTH 111 or higher, or completion of MTH 23 or MTH 23A and MTH 23B

-

Science: BIO 108

4

Social Science: ECO 201 or ECO 202

3

NMC Occupational Specialty Requirements credits: 8-16

CIT 100 Computer in Business-An Intro (or equivalent)

3

NMC Directed Electives (see program coordinator for appropriate selection)

5-13

MSU Occupational specialty requirements credits: 27-35

(Select from the following MSU areas of interest)

MSU Agricultural Operations requirements Credits: 35

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 Agricultural Industries Seminar

1

CSS 135 Crop Scouting and Investigations

3

CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science

3

ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants

3

PLP 200 Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens

3

A minimum of 4 additional MSU CANR credits must be completed with approval from the Program Coordinator

4

MSU Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management requirements Credits: 27

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 206 Training and Pruning Plants

1

HRT 207 Horticulture Career Development

1

HRT 218 Irrigation Systems for Horticulture

3

PLP 200 Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens

3

A minimum of 7 additional IAT approved MSU CANR credits must be completed with approval from the Program Coordinator

7

MSU Landscape Management requirements Credits: 27

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

MSU Viticulture requirements Credits: 32

AT 202 Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety

3

AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology

3

ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants

3

HRT 232 Principles & Practices of Grape Production I

3

HRT 234 Current Issues in Viticulture & Enology

1

PLP 200 Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens

3

Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) requires students to complete 16 credits through VESTA as approved by the Program Coordinator

16

AAS Program Requirements Minimum Credit Hours: 60

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.

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