The agriculture program at Monroe County Community College provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, agriculture management, entomology, plant pathology and additional fundamentals of agriculture.
Graduates typically will find employment opportunities in:
- Agribusiness opportunities such as farm insurance, commodity marketing and farm supply businesses
- Crop and farm product processing facilities
- Crop production management
- Equipment retail sales and service
- Farm operations
- Production and agriculture service companies
Michigan State University and MCCC have partnered together to offer students an opportunity to earn a certificate in agricultural operations or an associate of applied science in agriculture/ag operations. The certificate, awarded by MSU, will include 34 credits of agriculture-oriented courses through the Institute of Agricultural Technology, combined with a minimum of 21 additional credits from MCCC to total 55 credits.
The associate of applied science awarded by MCCC will include 34 credits offered by the MSU/Institute of Agricultural Technology plus 19-20 general education credits and up to 7 elective credits from MCCC to equal 60 total credits.
Students wishing to work toward a bachelor’s degree may receive preferred transfer status at Michigan State University after earning the associate degree at MCCC.
To apply for this program, students must apply for admission to both Monroe County Community College and Michigan State University. Click HERE to apply to MCCC. Click HERE to apply to MSU’s Institute of Agricultural Technology.