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GOCC/MSU Agricultural Operations Program

The Agricultural Operations Program is a partnership between Glen Oaks Community College and Michigan State University. Providing students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and farm financial management. Agricultural Operations students will earn a Associate of Applied Science from Glen Oaks while simultaneously earning a Agricultural Operations Certificate through MSU – with all coursework completed entirely at Glen Oaks.

For more information about the GOCC/MSU Agricultural Operations Program or for assistance enrolling the in the program, contact Program Coordinator Mark Trowbridge at 269-294-4249 or via our Contact Form.

Agricultural Operations students pay GOCC tuition and fee rates for GOCC classes and MSU tuition and fee rates for MSU classes, and must apply jointly to both GOCC and the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology.
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The Agricultural Operations Program simplifies the process for students interested in continuing their education in a four-year degree program at MSU after graduating from GOCC. Allowing students to stream line the process to transfer in to a Baccalaureate Program at Michigan State University with our Student Intent to Transfer Form (PDF).
The GOCC/MSU Agricultural Operations Program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and farm financial management, preparing them for any number of careers or further education upon graduation.
Agricultural Operations students have full access to resources at both GOCC and MSU, and are assisted by MSU Program Coordinator Mark Trowbridge through recruitment, advising, financial aid, course planning and other assistance. Mark Trowbridge can be reached at 269-294-4249 or via our Contact Form.
Agricultural Operations coursework is completed in classes on campus at GOCC, online and in hybrid online/classroom formats, allowing students more flexibility and convenience in their class schedule.
The MSU course AT 293: Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology is a required course for all Agricultural Operations Program students, providing each student with supervised professional experience in agencies, businesses and industries related to the student’s major field of study.
In recognition of the hard work and dedication it takes to complete a state-approved program in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education and receive the State FFA Degree, MSU has partnered with the Michigan Department of Education to award six credits to students who meet certain criteria. Eligible students must:

  • Be admitted to MSU or the Institute of Agricultural Technology
  • Complete a state-approved AFNR Education program
  • Earn the State FFA Degree

The six credits can be applied to any MSU undergraduate program, including the Agricultural Operations Certificate Program. For more information, visit


For more information on the Agricultural Tech programs, click on the corresponding links below or contact Reid Leaverton via our Contact Form. If you would like to know more about the Agricultural Operations program, please click on its link below or contact the MSU Liaison, Mark Trowbridge, via our Contact Form.

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Agricultural Equipment Technology Certificate

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Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Equipment Technology

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Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU Concentration