Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management
The Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management program at community college partners provides students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge and training to the selection, use and management of fruit and vegetable crops.
The program combines classroom instruction and theory with practical experience gained through field laboratories and an internship. Graduates of the program are prepared for careers in the production of fruit and vegetable crops and management of farming operations.
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Areas of study include:
- Farm management
- Agricultural compliance and safety
- Soil science
- Training and pruning plants
- Plant pathology
- Irrigation systems
Following graduation, students earn a certificate an associate degree from the related community college preparing them for the job market. If interested, students can also transfer into Michigan State University to earn a related bachelor's degree.
Graduates find careers in a variety of horticultural, farming and crop production industries based on their interests.
Some career paths include:
- Farming operations
- Crop production and management
- Urban Farming
- Greenhouse Production
- Farm Owner
The Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management certificate program is based at several partner community colleges:
- Muskegon Community College, Muskegon
- Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City
- Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac
- West Shore Community College, Scottville
- 48 total credits to complete the program
- Classes are taught online and in person
- Professional internship in agricultural technology
IAT coordinators help students find and secure organizations to mentor them as part of their required certificate program internship. Not only does this provide immediate on-the-job experience, but internships also help with networking and industry connections.