Glen Oaks Community College

GOCC/MSU Agricultural Operations Program

Did you grow up on a family farm and have plans to take it over someday? Or do you just enjoy learning about different types of crops and how they grow in different types of soils and climates?

Glen Oaks partners with Michigan State University to offer the Agricultural Operations program, 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 earn an Associate of Applied Science from Glen Oaks while simultaneously earning an 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, Angela King.

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.

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.

Agricultural Operations students have full access to resources at both GOCC and MSU, and are assisted by MSU Program Coordinator Angela King through recruitment, advising, financial aid, course planning and other assistance.

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 MSU’s State FFA Degree Completer Program page.

Program Information

Satisfied young farmer woman standing with crossed arms in front of combine harvester and tractor with trailer in corn field
Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU
Farmers harvesting soybeans
Associate of Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU

GOCC/MSU Agricultural Operations Program

Did you grow up on a family farm and have plans to take it over someday? Or do you just enjoy learning about different types of crops and how they grow in different types of soils and climates?

Glen Oaks partners with Michigan State University to offer the Agricultural Operations program, 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 earn an Associate of Applied Science from Glen Oaks while simultaneously earning an 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, Angela King.

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.

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.

Agricultural Operations students have full access to resources at both GOCC and MSU, and are assisted by MSU Program Coordinator Angela King through recruitment, advising, financial aid, course planning and other assistance.

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 MSU’s State FFA Degree Completer Program page.

Program Information

Satisfied young farmer woman standing with crossed arms in front of combine harvester and tractor with trailer in corn field
Associate of Applied Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU
Farmers harvesting soybeans
Associate of Science in Agricultural Operations – MSU