Discontinued Program - Applied Plant Science

Program:
Applied Plant Science
Program Code:
0525 Applied Plant Science
Program Level:
Agricultural Technology
Award Type:
Technology Certificate
Start Term:
SS01
End Term:
US17
College:
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:
Department:
Institute of Agricultural Technology
Relevant Excerpt(s) from Academic Programs:


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Programs
Applied Plant Science

Employment and career opportunities continue to expand for those who have training and educational preparation in applied plant science. In response to this regional plant industry need, Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) partners with Michigan State University to offer a combined program, which enables students to complete an Associate of Applied Science degree through Northwestern Michigan College as well as an MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology certificate - without leaving their local area. 

Bringing together the world-acclaimed expertise of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the “close to home” convenience of outstanding community colleges, the Applied Plant Science program prepares graduates for a wide range of employment and career choices. Each student receives personal, one-on-one help in selecting her/his program of study (including workplace internship).  Students may earn their certificate in Applied Plant Science with concentrations in Commercial Horticulture Operations, Commercial Turfgrass Operations, or Landscape Horticulture.

Requirements for Applied Plant Science

1. All of the following courses (21 credits):
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
ENT 111 Basics of Applied Entomology 3
ESA 225 Land and Environmental Issues in Law and Policy 3
HRT 213 Landscape Maintenance 2
HRT 215 Landscape Industries Seminar 1
HRT 218 Landscape Irrigation 3
PLP 200 Plant Diseases and Pathogens 3
2. One of the following concentrations (9 credits):
Commercial Horticulture Operations
Complete 9 credits from the following:
HRT 205 Plant Mineral Nutrition 1
HRT 208 Pruning and Training Systems in Horticulture 3
HRT 221 Greenhouse Structures and Management 3
HRT 242 Passive Solar Greenhouses for Protected Cultivation 1
HRT 251 Organic Farming Principles and Practices 3
HRT 253 Compost Production and Use 1
HRT 332 Tree Fruit Production and Management 2
HRT 335 Berry Crop Production and Management 1
HRT 341 Vegetable Production and Management 3
Commercial Turfgrass Operations
1. All of the following courses:
CSS 202 The World of Turf 2
CSS 203 Applied Turf Management 1
CSS 290 Independent Study in Crop and Soil Science 1
CSS 292 Management of Turfgrass Weeds 3
2. Complete a minimum of 2 credits from the following:
CSS 181 Pesticide and Fertilizer Application Technology 3
HRT 111 Landscape Design 3
HRT 208 Pruning and Training Systems in Horticulture 3
HRT 211 Landscape Plants I 3
HRT 212 Landscape Plants II 3
HRT 214 Landscape and Turfgrass Business Operations 2
HRT 290 Independent Study in Horticulture 2
Landscape Horticulture
All of the following courses:
HRT 111 Landscape Design 3
HRT 211 Landscape Plants I 3
HRT 212 Landscape Plants II 3
3. Complete 22 credits of course work from Northwestern Michigan College as approved by the student's academic advisor.

Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Applied Plant Science, ATCT (0525)

Required Credits: 51    Program Version: FS02

Requirement 1: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Professional Internship
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Professional Internship: 1 course from AT293

Requirement 2: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Fundamentals of Soil Science
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Fundamentals of Soil Science: 1 course from CSS210

Requirement 3: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Basics of Applied Entomology
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Basics of Applied Entomology: 1 course from ENT111

Requirement 4: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Land and Environmental Issues in Law and Policy
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Land and Environmental Issues in Law and Policy: 1 course from ESA225

Requirement 5: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Landscape Maintenance
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Landscape Maintenance: 1 course from HRT213

Requirement 6: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Landscape Industries Seminar
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Landscape Industries Seminar: 1 course from HRT215

Requirement 7: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Landscape Irrigation
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Landscape Irrigation: 1 course from HRT218

Requirement 8: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Plant Diseases and Pathogens
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Plant Diseases and Pathogens: 1 course from PLP200

Requirement 9: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Concentrations
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Concentrations: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Commerical Turfgrass Operations: 9 credits
At least 7 credits from CSS202, CSS203, CSS290, CSS292
At least 2 credits from CSS181, HRT111, HRT208, HRT211, HRT212, HRT214, HRT290
Commerical Horticulture Operations: 9 credits
At least 9 credits from HRT205, HRT208, HRT221, HRT242, HRT251, HRT253, HRT332, HRT335, HRT341
Landscape Horticulture: 9 credits
At least 9 credits from HRT111, HRT211, HRT212

Requirement 10: Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Community College Partner
Ag Tech Program - Applied Plant Science - Community College Partner: 22 credits from a community college partner, with approval from the Program Coordinator.

Requirement 11
51 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.