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2021 - 2022 Catalog

Agricultural Technology - AAS


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AAS.15895

Delta College and Michigan State University (MSU) have joined efforts to offer regionally relevant agricultural career programs. Students are enrolled at both institutions with all courses delivered in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Students may follow their choice of two focus areas.

This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an associate degree from Delta College. Students will be able to complete the associate degree and certificate in two years and financial aid is available to help with tuition expenses at both schools.

Students must be accepted at both Delta College and MSU IAT. Graduates will be ready to seek employment in agricultural management/business, food processing, science, and maintenance/operations fields.

Agricultural Operations: This focus prepares graduates for a variety of careers in the production of agronomic crops. The program is a combination of college general education courses and MSU IAT courses in plant and soil sciences, precision agriculture, pest management, plant disease, farm management and water management. Students will earn the certificate and an associate degree upon completion of the program track.  

The Food Processing, Technology and Safety: This focus prepares students on the processes and technologies used to convert commodities into consumable food products. The program combines online and in-person courses with applied learning experience including a mobile food processing lab, industry clerkship and professional internship. Students will earn the certificate and an associate degree upon completion of the program track. 

Track One - Agriculture Operations


Fall First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 14


Winter First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 15


Spring First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 6


Fall Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 14


Winter Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 14


Total Credits: 63


Delta Credits: 31


MSU Credits: 32


Track Two - Food Processing, Technology and Safety


Fall First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 14


Winter First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 14


Spring First Year:


Total Semester Credits: 5


Fall Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 15


Winter Second Year:


Total Semester Credits: 14


Total Credits: 62


Delta Credits: 31


MSU Credits: 30


Notations


  1. Student must meet with Program Coordintaor when applying (989) 686-9350.
  2. Concurrent enrollment with Delta College and Michigan State University's Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) is necessary to complete the Delta College Agricultural Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree and the IAT certificate from Michigan State University.Cores
  3. Apply to the Michigan State University (MSU) Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT). Use this link to apply to IAT. https://www.canr.msu.edu/index
  4. Students planning to continue their education should also take ENG 112.
  5. Official transcripts documenting MSU courses will have to be on file in Delta College Registrar’s Office prior to application for graduation.
  6. During your last semester, request that your Delta College official transcripts be sent to MSU for official completion of the Michigan State University, Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) Certificate.
  7. AT-291 and AT-293 may be taken more than once at MSU.  These courses have the same course numbers but different syllabi for each time it is taken.  Syllabi will be sent with official copy of transcript for equivalency consideration at Delta.

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