Centreville - Glen Oaks Community College
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The Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management.
A few things to consider about St. Joseph County agriculture industry:
- Ranks 11th among Michigan counties for total market value of agriculture production ($238,000,000) and ninth in total crop sales ($190,933,000).
- 77.4 percent of cropland (157,839 acres) dedicated to corn, soy and wheat production
- Ranks third in vegetable acreage and revenues ($34,461,000)
About our partnership
Michigan State University (MSU) and Glen Oaks Community College are working together to offer specialized training programs for careers in some of Michigan’s highest demand industries. Students benefit from dual enrollment at both institutions with all courses delivered in Centreville, Michigan, the home of Glen Oaks.
This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an associate degree from Glen Oaks. The partnership between the two institutions benefits those who seek employment in agriculture and related industries.
The Michigan State University (MSU) Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) utilizes the expertise and resources of a major university to offer unique certificate programs in East Lansing, Michigan, and other locations in partnership with Michigan community colleges around the state.
About Glen Oaks Community College
The mission of Glen Oaks Community College is to provide quality educational programs that meet the life-long learning needs of its students and the communities it serves. A dynamic and relevant curriculum, accompanied by effective support services, enables the college to serve as a catalyst for creating and strengthening linkages among students, community members, businesses, and educational institutions. The college will respond proactively to changing local needs and fulfill its role in the global economy through the effective use of instructional and emerging technologies.