Plant Science - Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management Program Requirements

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.

Effective: Spring 2019

General Education Requirements Credits: 17-19

General Education Requirements for Associate in Applied Science degree

Class

Credits

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

-

Science: BIO 108

4

Social Science: ECO 201 or ECO 202

3

NMC Occupational Specialty Requirements credits: 11-13

Requirements for Associate in Applied Science degree

Class

Credits

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

3

NMC Directed Electives (see program coordinator for appropriate selection)

8-10


MSU Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management requirements Credits: 30

Requirements for Associate in Applied Science degree

Class

Credits

ABM 130 Farm Management

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 seven additional IAT approved MSU CANR credits must be completed with approval from the program coordinator

7

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 transfer requirements.

Program Requirements:

For More Information:

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

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