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Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU Concentration

Course OverviewCourse Guide
Students seeking an Associates of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU can move directly in the workforce or continue on to further studies in Agricultural Operations. Students will take courses from Glen Oaks and Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) emphasizing fundamentals in farm and crop management. Students will study in such fields as soil and water usage, plant nutrients, crop disease and pest management, natural resource and land management, emerging technologies, and regulations. Students are required to meet with advisors from Glen Oaks and MSU on course selection.

Glen Oaks Required Coursework
Communications (6 credit hours, from MTA list)

ENG 121 English Composition I 3 Credits/3 Contacts
**ENG 122 English Composition 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication 3 Credits/3 Contacts
COM 150 Public Speaking 3 Credits/3 Contacts

 

Humanities/Social Science (choose 3-4 credits, from MTA list)

ANTH 201 Intro Cultural Anthropology 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 201 Women in Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 233 Children’s Literature* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
ENG 234/HUM 234 World Mythologies* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 101 Western Civilization I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 102 Western Civilization II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 201 U.S. History I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 202 U.S. History II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any LNG Course 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHIL 230 Philosophy* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSI 110 American Gov. and Political Science* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any REL Course* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
Any SOC Course* 4 Credits/4 Contacts

Other courses in ART, ENG (126 or higher), HIST, MUS, PSY can be used by Advisor approval

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (choose 3-5 credits, from MTA list)

BIO 101 Human Biology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 110 Biological Form and Function* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 120 Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 121 Cellular Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 122 Organismal Biology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 125 Environment and Society* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 201 Ecology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
BIO 212 Pathophysiology* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
BIO 220 General Genetics* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BIO 230 Microbiology* 4 Credits/6 Contacts
Any CHEM Course* 4 Credits/5-6 Contacts
GEOG 142 Physical Geography* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
GEOL 145 Physical Geology* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
MATH 117 Finite Math* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
**MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 161 Calculus I* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 162 Calculus II* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
MATH 201 Statistics* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
PHYS 144 Astronomy* 4 Credits/5 Contacts
PHYS 251 Physics I* 5 Credits/7 Contacts
PHYS 253 Physics II* 5 Credits/7 Contacts

Other courses in BIO, MATH, PHYS can be used by Advisor approval

Elective Courses
19-22 elective credits as needed to reach 34 total GOCC credit hours

Suggested Electives:

ACCT Courses 2-4 Credits/2-4 Contacts
AGT 101 Hydraulic Theory & Operation 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 102 Production Agriculture 2 Credits/3 Contacts
AGT 104 Vehicle/Equip. Electrical Fundamentals 3 Credits/5 Contacts
AGT 107 Preventive Maintenance & Service 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 109 Heating, Venting & Air Conditioning 2 Credits/4 Contacts
AGT 116 Combine Maintenance & Repair 3 Credits/7 Contacts
ART 115 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 116 Color for Graphic Design 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 170 Image Manipulation: Photoshop 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 172 Digital Illustration* 3 Credits/4 Contacts
ART 274 Typography* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ART 276 Advertising Design* 3 Credits/3 Contacts
ART 280/CIS 280 Web Design w/ Dreamweaver 3 Credits/3 Contacts
BUS 104 Introduction to Business* 4 Credits/4 Contacts
COM Courses 3 Credits/3 Contacts
Glen Oaks Courses: 34 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite
** Minimum requirements to for transfer to MSU

NOTE: No courses under 100 level are accepted toward this degree.

MSU IAT Requirements

ABM 130 Farm Management I 3 credits
AE 131 Water Resource Protection and Mgmt 3 credits
AE 143 Application of Precision Agriculture Technologies 3 credits
AT 202 Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety Course 3 credits
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3 credits
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3 credits
CSS 105 Agricultural Industries Seminar 1 credits
CSS 126 Introduction to Weed Management 2 credits
CSS 143 Applied Soil Science 2 credits
ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants 3 credits
PLP 105 Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology 2 credits
MSU Elective Credits 6 credits
MSU Courses: 34 credits
Total Minimum Credit Hours: 68 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

MSU Courses are billed through MSU

GOCC tuition is calculated on contact hours.
MSU administers financial aid for students in this program.

Current/Updated: 04/08/2020

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