Lansing Community College Partnership
The Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) partners with Lansing Community College (LCC) enabling students enrolled through the program at Michigan State University in East Lansing to earn an associate degree in addition to the MSU certificate.
All IAT students interested in earning their associate degree from LCC should consult with their IAT program coordinator for advisement of courses and enrollment procedures.
Associate Degree Options
IAT and LCC offer two separate associate degree program options depending on the certificate program a student is enrolled in at MSU in East Lansing.
Associate degree in applied science
Students enrolled in an IAT certificate program in East Lansing (with the exception of the Food Processing, Technology, and Safety certificate program) earn an associate degree in applied science through Lansing Community College by completing all required IAT coursework (48-54 credits depending on program) and 15-20 credits of LCC general education courses.
Students can complete all requirements at one institution before starting courses at the other or can dual enroll at both institutions at the same time.
LCC general education core academic areas include communications, global perspectives and diversity, mathematics, science, writing and electives as needed. Select MSU courses in Animal Science, Crop and Soil Science, and Horticulture will satisfy the LCC general education science requirement. Contact your IAT program coordinator or LCC advisor for details.
Associate degree as part of Food Processing, Technology, and Safety certificate program
Students who enroll in the MSU IAT Food Processing, Technology, and Safety certificate program must complete a minimum of 34 credits of approved MSU IAT coursework and 26 credits of general education coursework from LCC.
Upon completion of the approved minimum 60 credits, students will receive a certificate from the MSU IAT and an associate degree in applied science from LCC. In this option, students are dual-enrolled at both institutions at the same time requiring separate applications for admission at both institutions.
LCC general education core academic areas include communications, global perspectives and diversity, mathematics, science, writing and electives as needed.
Financial aid is processed by MSU when a student is enrolled in only the IAT or dual-enrolled with the IAT and LCC. MSU will be the home institution and LCC is the host institution. Once the student completes all required IAT coursework and enrolls only at LCC, then LCC handles the financial aid.