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Landscape & Nursery or Applied Plant Science w/ MSU (AAS)


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Associate of Applied Science ∙ Program Code: 247 ∙ Credit Hours: 60 ∙ Contact Hours: 62

Associate Dean: Pam Miller MSU Contact: Brian Matchett

In cooperation with Michigan State University

A cooperative, specialty Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree between North Central Michigan College and the Institute of Agricultural Technology of Michigan State University (MSU). General education coursework is completed through North Central with technical skills coursework completed through the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology. Technical skill options include either (1) Landscape and Nursery or (2) Applied Plant Science with concentrations in Commercial Horticulture Operations or in Commercial Turfgrass Operations. The MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology courses are offered on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City and lead to separate certification from MSU after a minimum of 48 credits of the required partnership coursework are earned in one of the MSU Certificate option areas. For detailed information about MSU's coursework and certification, contact Brian Matchett, Advisor, Instructor, Ag Tech Program Coordinator, MSU Northern Michigan Plant Science Program, at (231) 995-1719, or email: matchet4@msu.edu.

Program Credit Overview: 60 Credit Hours


  • NCMC Program Requirements (23 credit hours)
  • MSU and NMC Program Requirements (19 credit hours)
  • MSU Concentration Requirements (9-­12 credit hours)
  • NCMC and MSU Additional Requirements (6-­9 credit hours)

North Central Michigan College Courses


MSU and NMC Courses (at NMC in Traverse City)


Program Requirements: 19 Credit Hours


  • BIO 108 Plant Biology (NMC course) (4 credit hours) *
  • CSS 210 Basic Soil Science (ITV) (3 credit hours) *
  • ENT 110 - Applied Entomology for Ornamentals and Turf *
  • HRT 213 Landscape Maintenance (ITV) (2 credit hours)
  • HRT 215 Landscape Industries Seminar (1 credit hour) *
  • HRT 218 Landscape Irrigation (ITV) (3 credit hours) *
  • PLP 200 Plant Diseases and their Pathology (3 credit hours) *

MSU Concentration Courses (at NMC in Traverse City) *


MSU Concentration Requirements: 9-­12 Credit Hours


Choose one concentration below.

Applied Plant Science - Commercial Horticulture Operations option Certificate


  • AT 293 - Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology (3 credit hours)
  • HRT 208 - Pruning and Training of Horticulture Systems (3 credit hours)
  • ESA 490 - Land and Environmental Issues in Law (3 credit hours)

Applied Plant Science -­ Commercial Turfgrass Operations option Certificate


  • AT 293 - Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology (3 credit hours)
  • CSS 232 - Introduction to Turfgrass Management (ITV) (3 credit hours)
  • ESA 490 - Land & Environmental Issues in Law (3 credit hours)

Landscape and Nursery - MSU Certificate


  • AT 293 - Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology (3 credit hours)
  • HRT 111 - Landscape Planning & Design (3 credit hours)
  • HRT 211 - Landscape Plants I (3 credit hours)
  • HRT 212 - Landscape Plants II (3 credit hours)

Additional Requirements: Choose 6-­9 Credit Hours


Choose 6-­9 Credit Hours from the MSU or NCMC Additional Requirements.

MSU Additional Requirements


  • HRT 208 - Pruning and Training of Horticulture Systems (3 credit hours)
  • HRT 214 - Turf & Landscape Business Mgt (ITV) (2 credit hours)
  • AT 290 - Independent Study in Ornamental Horticulture (1-­4 credit hours) (max 6 cr)
  • CSS 181 - Fertilizer/Pesticide Application Tech (3 credit hours)
  • CSS 232 - Introduction to Turfgrass Management (ITV) (3 credit hours)
  • ESA 490 - Land & Environmental Issues in Law (3 credit hours)
  • HRT 111 - Landscape Planning & Design (3 credit hours)
  • HRT 211 - Landscape Plants I (3 credit hours)
  • HRT 214 - Turf & Landscape Business Mgt (ITV) (3 credit hours)

Note:


* Required courses for MSU certification.

Suggested Sequence for Full-­Time North Central Students:


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