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    Sep 29, 2023  
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 
MCCC College Catalog 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Agriculture: Agribusiness Pathway, A.A.S.

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Associate of Applied Science Degree

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 core business courses.

Career Opportunities in Agribusiness

Graduates typically will find employment opportunities in:

  • Agribusiness opportunities such as farm insurance, commodity marketing, farm supply businesses
  • Crop and farm product processing facilities
  • Crop production management
  • Equipment retail sales and service
  • Farm operations
  • Production and agriculture service companies

Program and Transfer Information

Michigan State University and MCCC have partnered together to offer students an opportunity to earn a certificate in agricultural operations and an associate of applied science in agri-business. The certificate, awarded by MSU, will include 34 credits of agriculture-oriented courses through the Institute of Agricultural Technology. 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 a minimum of 9 elective credits from MCCC to equal 62-63 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.

For more information, please contact Leon Letter, 734.384.4282, or Nathan Westfall, 517.884.7334,

Note: The following codes identify courses that satisfy MCCC’s General Education Requirements: 
(C1) GE Natural Sciences Competency
(C2) GE Mathematics Competency
(C3) GE Writing Competency
(C4) GE Computer Literacy Competency
(C5) GE Human Experience Competency
(C6) GE Social Systems Competency

Courses Delivered by Monroe County Community College

Required General Competency Requirements

See the General Education Requirements  in the college catalog or on the college website ( for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies.

Courses Delivered by Michigan State University-Institute of Agricultural Technology

MSU course descriptions search

  • AFRE 130 - Farm Management I Credits Hours: 3
  • AE 131 - Agricultural Water Resource Management Credits Hours: 3
  • AE 143 - Application of Precision Agriculture Technologies Credits Hours: 3
  • AT 202 - Agricultural Regulation, Compliance and Safety Credits Hours: 3
  • AT 293 - Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology Credits Hours: 3
  • CSS 101 - Introduction to Crop Science Credits Hours: 3
  • CSS 105 - Agricultural Industries Seminar Credits Hours: 1
  • CSS 126 - Introduction to Weed Management Credits Hours: 2
  • CSS 143 - Introduction to Soil Science Credits Hours: 2
  • ENT 110 - Applied Entomology of Economic Plants Credits Hours: 3
  • PLP 105 - Fundamentals of Applied Plant Pathology Credits Hours: 2
  • A minimum of 6 additional MSU CANR/IAT credits must be completed with approval from the program coordinator Credits Hours: 6

Total MSU/IAT Program Credits: 34 credits

Students must also complete 9 additional elective credits offered at MCCC

(Recommended options, not limited to those listed)

*If you are planning on transferring to Michigan State University upon graduation from Monroe County Community College, these classes have direct course transferability to MSU. Please meet with your advisor to discuss electives that support your career and educational goals.

Total credits needed to earn both an MSU Certificate and MCCC Associate of Applied Science Degree 62-63 credits

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