Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Programs
Agricultural Industries

The Agricultural Industries program is designed to provide students  in gaining in-depth agricultural industry and business knowledge to apply to their own operation or  to launch a career in the industry.  Students have the flexibility to focus on agronomy, horticulture, animal science or agricultural business through integration of hands-on laboratory learning and classroom formats. Students who are interested may be eligible to transfer into a four-year degree program at MSU upon completion of the certificate.

Requirements for Agricultural Industries

The student must complete 48 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (31 to 34 credits):
ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
ABM 130 Farm Management I 3
AT 45 Agricultural Communications 2
AT 55 Agricultural Finance 3
AT 71 Technical Mathematics 2
AT 214 Leadership Development in Agriculture and Natural Resources Industries 2
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3 to 6
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3
CSS 101L Introduction to Crop Science Laboratory 1
CSS 105 Agricultural Industries Seminar 1
CSS 110 Computer Applications in Agronomy 2
CSS 120 Issues in Food and Agriculture 3
CSS 288 Principles of Weed Management 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ABM 222 Agribusiness and Food Industry Sales (W) 3
ABM 225 Commodity Marketing I 3
3. One of the following courses (2 or 3 credits):
CSS 143 Introduction to Soil Science 2
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
4. Complete a minimum of 13 elective credits in the college as approved by the program coordinator in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Students who do not demonstrate English proficiency through the IAT-administered Accuplacer placement test or college-level transfer credit must complete AT 045 Agricultural Communications (2 credits) or an equivalent course as approved by the program coordinator.
Students who do not demonstrate math proficiency through the IAT-administered Accuplacer placement test or college-level transfer credit must complete AT 071 Technical Mathematics (2 credits) as approved by the program coordinator.