Plant, Viticulture and Landscape courses enrollment open through MSU this fall

Off-campus courses in Applied Plant Science and Viticulture through MSU are available at northwest and southwest Michigan community college locations this fall.

Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology will conduct off-campus as part of the popular certificate program in Applied Plant Science and Viticulture at northwest and southwest Michigan community college locations this fall.

The Institute of Agricultural Technology at MSU (MSU IAT) has been conducting practical plant, animal and technology certificate courses on its East Lansing campus for more than 100 years. Commercial horticulture programs relating to fruit, vegetable, greenhouse production, and ornamentals are attracting students to Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, and Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City. 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 Aug. 29, 2012.

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

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.                                                        

On-line Viticulture Enology Science Technology Alliance (VESTA) courses operate through a separate registration system and may be found at the VESTA website. The registration deadline is Aug. 15, 2012.

To learn more about VESTA and off-campus MSU IAT Applied Plant Science certificate programs and admission requirements, visit the MSU IAT website, or call 517-355-0190. Lake Michigan College-based Coordinator, Stacey Rocklin, may be reached at 269-927-8100 X 8772 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), and Northern Michigan College-based Coordinator, Andy Norman at 231-995-1719, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).