A view of a cherry orchard where NMC Plant Science Fruit And Vegetable Crop Management program students conduct research

Plant Science - Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management Program

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Plant science students inspect apple treesFruit and Vegetable Crop Management NMC Code 581

NMC and MSU offer a joint program where students dual enroll at NMC and MSU. Students earn an Applied Science degree in Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management through NMC, and a certificate in Agricultural Technology from Michigan State University. All courses are taught in Traverse City. 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. See your MSU advisor prior to enrolling each semester.

Program Requirements

This program meets the requirements for preparation or licensing in the state of Michigan. The applicability of this program to requirements of other states has not been determined.

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Tuition and Fees

General Academic Programs

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District ( Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$122.00 per contact hour

In-State ( other Michigan counties) Tuition

$261.00 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$340.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$383.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies:

Other fee of $33.00 per contact hour is a general fee covering a portion of costs for technology, orientation, placement, career testing, Student Government Association, and other student service activities.

$33.00 per contact hour

Cost of Attendance

General Academic Programs Annual (Fall/Spring) Cost

Costs

In-District

In-State

Out-of-State

Interna­tional

Tuition and Fees

$5,350

$10,076

$12,762

$14,224

Books, Course Materials, Supplies and Equipment

$835

$835

$835

$835

Living Expenses: On-Campus Housing and Food

$10,200

$10,200

$10,200

$10,200

Transportation

$1,000

$1,900

$3,000

$3,000

Miscellaneous Personal Expenses

$500

$500

$500

$500

Federal Student Loan Fees

$120

$120

$120

$120

$18,005

$23,631

$27,417

$28,879

Note: For more information on how COA component estimates are calculated, see the bottom of the Tuition and Fees page.

Enrolled students can find their own calculated Cost of Attendance in NMC Self-Service under Financial Aid. Others can use the Net Price Calculator to estimate the total annual cost of attending NMC based on their program and enrollment plans, along with financial aid eligibility.

Note: Plant Science program students pay NMC tuition for their NMC courses and MSU tuition for their MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) courses, so the total may vary significantly from the Cost of Attendance figures above. FInd more information on MSU IAT tuition and financial aid here.

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This separate application is also required for the Plant Science program.

Program Information:

For More Information:

Ms. Dale Elshoff
Program Coordinator
Phone: (231) 995-1719
Email: elshoff@msu.edu

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