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Kellogg Community joins Glen Oaks Community and Southwestern Michigan colleges as partners with MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology.

June 2, 2017

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NEW OFFERINGS: In addition to agricultural operations programs, other off-campus certificate programs include fruit and vegetable crop management, landscape management and viticulture.

The Institute of Agricultural Technology at Michigan State University has been conducting practical plant, animal and technology certificate courses on its East Lansing campus for more than 100 years in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek is now recruiting students for fall classes in the agricultural operations program.

In addition to ag operations programs, other off-campus certificate programs include fruit and vegetable crop management, landscape management and viticulture.

Off-campus coordinators for IAT guide prospective students through the application process, guide a course of study and a student internship. All IAT courses are taught by approved faculty including MSU Extension staff. Because of the partnership, students are able to count all IAT credits toward their associate degree.

Not all programs are offered at all locations. To obtain information about off-campus IAT certificate programs and admission requirements, visit the website, or contact one of the staff listed below:
• Kellogg Community College, Kaitlyn Fraser, 269-565-2092
• Glen Oaks Community College, Randy Showerman, 517-355-0190
• Southwestern Michigan College, Stacey Rocklin, 269-782-1291

Application deadlines and procedures differ from those of community colleges. Complete applications, including transcripts, for new students are due Aug.15. The application may be found at Institute of Agricultural Technology. Classes begin Aug. 30.

The Viticulture Program is provided in partnership with Viticulture Enology Science Technology Alliance. The registration deadline is Aug. 12 for online courses that operate through a separate registration system and may be found at VESTA. Contact  Rocklin, the MSU program coordinator at Southwestern Michigan College, at 269-782-1291 for more information on how VESTA courses fit into the MSU Viticulture program.

Source: MSU Extension

 

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