Enroll now for spring off-campus MSU applied plant science enrollment

Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology will be holding classes for a certificate program in Applied Plant Science at northwest and southwest Michigan colleges.

Michigan State University (MSU) Institute of Agricultural Technology will conduct off-campus courses in irrigation, berry crop production, organic farming principles and practices, and viticulture and enology as part of the popular certificate program in Applied Plant Science at northwest and southwest Michigan community college locations this spring.

The Institute of Agricultural Technology at MSU (MSU IAT) has been conducting practical plant, animal and technology certificate courses on its East Lansing, Mich. campus for more than 100 years. Newly-established commercial horticulture programs relating to fruit, vegetable, greenhouse production and ornamentals are attracting students to Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Mich. and Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, Mich. In addition to local access to MSU academic programs serving agriculture, the community college collaboration enables students to obtain an Associate’s Degree through supplemental coursework. MSU classes begin Jan. 9, 2012.

Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology off-campus coordinators guide prospective students through the application process, development of course of study and student internship. Act now since MSU IAT application deadlines and procedures differ from those of community colleges.

New this spring semester are two viticulture courses, Viticulture and Enology Seminar and Grape Production I.

All MSU IAT courses are taught by Michigan State University approved faculty and staff and credits earned are fully transferable to on-campus bachelor’s degree programs.

To obtain information about off-campus MSU IAT Applied Plant Science certificate programs and admission requirements, go online to: http://iat.msu.edu, or call 517-355-0190. Lake Michigan College-based coordinator Stacey Rocklin may be reached at 269-927-8100 X 5712 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and Northern Michigan College-based coordinator Andy Norman at 231-995-1719 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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