Plant Science - Viticulture Program Requirements

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Plant science students inspect Viticulture NMC Code 580

NMC and MSU offer a joint program that can lead to an Associate in Applied Science degree in Viticulture through NMC. Students dual enroll with NMC and MSU at the University Center. After completing a minimum of 48 credits in the program, a certificate is awarded from the MSU 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 2016

General Education Requirements Credits: 17-19

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


Humanities: Any Group 1 course


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


Science: BIO 108


Social Science: ECO 201 or ECO 202


NMC Occupational Specialty Requirements credits: 8-16

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


NMC Directed Electives (see program coordinator for appropriate selection)


MSU Viticulture requirements Credits: 32

AT 202 Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety


AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology


ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants


HRT 232 Principles & Practices of Grape Production I


HRT 234 Current Issues in Viticulture & Enology


PLP 200 Plant Diseases and Their Pathogens


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


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:

Brian Matchett
Michigan State University at NMC’s University Center
(231) 995-1719

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