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Agriculture


Study for a career in Agriculture close to home.

Delta College and Michigan State University – Institute of Agricultural Technology, have joined efforts to simplify how you can gain the training and education you need to work in the exciting field of agriculture. Currently, 50,000 agriculture jobs open up every year, but only 25,000 students graduate from agriculture schools each year. Delta College is partnering with educational, business and industry leaders to help fill the gap in qualified employees.

Two career and transfer programs offered.

Graduates will be ready to seek employment in agricultural management/business, science and maintenance/operations fields.

Program benefits:

  • Full access to all Delta and MSU resources in academics, financial aid, career services and student life
  • Cost savings
  • Study close to home on Delta College’s main campus
  • Dual enrollment options
  • Financial aid available
  • Broad range of agriculture careers
  • Professional internship opportunities
  • Preferential status if you wish to transfer to MSU for a Bachelor’s degree, provided admissions criteria is met
  • Wide variety of hands on educational settings … face-to-face and online classes
  • Work with industry leaders in a variety of agricultural professions
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Education Program Completers who have earned the State FFA degree automatically earn six MSU credits, which count toward the seven additional College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) credits required for the Certificates

Program Guides:

DELTA COLLEGE and MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Associate in Science with the Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) Certificate - Agricultural Operations

Delta College Courses*

 CHM 111  Gen. and Inorganic Chemistry I   5
 COM 114  Interpersonal Communication  3
 ECN 221  Principles of Macroeconomics  4
 ENG 111  College Composition I  3
 ENG 112  College Composition II  3
 LW 221  Fitness and Wellness  2
 MTH 122  College Algebra  4
 PHL 213  Introduction to Ethics  3
 POL 104  American Politics w/ Project  4
   Humanities Elective  2-3
     
   Total Delta College Courses    33/34
     
  Recommended elective  
 CST 133  Computer Concepts & Competencies        OR  (4)
 CST 134  Micro Computers in Business using MS Office  (3)

MSU Courses

Required – All of the following MSU courses (30 credits total):

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 Course  3
 AT 293  Professional Internship  3
 CSS 101  Introduction to Crop Science  3
 CSS 105  Agricultural Industries Seminar  1
 CSS 135  Crop Scouting and Investigations  2
 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 elective credits must be  4
 completed with approval from the Program Coordinator  
     
 Total MSU Courses  34
     
 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AS Degree =  67/68


DELTA COLLEGE and MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Associate in Science with the Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) Certificate - Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management

Delta College Courses*

 

 CHM 111  Gen. and Inorganic Chemistry I 5
 COM 114  Interpersonal Communication 3
 CST 133  Computer Concepts & Competencies   OR
 CST 134  Micro Computers in Business using MS Office (3)
 ECN 221  Principles of Macroeconomics  4
 ENG 111  College Composition I  3
 ENG 112  College Composition II  3
 LW   221  Fitness & Wellness  2
 MTH 122  College Algebra  4
 PHL 213  Introduction to Ethics  3
 POL 104  American Politics w/ Project  4
   Humanities Elective  2-3
     
   Delta Courses 36/38 

  

MSU Courses

Required – All of the following MSU courses (20 credits total):

 AT 202   Agricultural Regulation Compliance and Safety  3 
 AT 293  Professional Internship  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 & Their Pathogens   3
 A minimum of 7 additional IAT approved CANR credits
 must be completed with approval from the Program Coordinator  7
   
 Total MSU Courses  27
   
 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR AS Degree =  63/65 

 

Get started!

Apply for admission to both institutions. Delta College  |  Michigan State University

For next steps, contact:

Leslie Siefka Donovan, Agriculture Program Coordinator
Delta College
Phone: 989-686-9350
Office: D102

For more information, visit MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology online.


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