The following certificate programs are available in Muskegon
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.
The Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management program provides students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge and training on the selection, use, and management of fruit and vegetable crops.
A few things to consider about the agriculture industry in Muskegon County and surrounding area:
- The total market value of agriculture production for Muskegon County and the surrounding area exceeds $1.05 Billion.
- Muskegon County ranks 10th in the State for the number of fruit and tree nut operations (43) and ranks fifth in the State for revenue from fruit, tree nuts and berries ($16,107,000). Ottawa, Kent, and Oceana Counties rank fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively in the number of fruit and tree nut operations.
- Neighboring Ottawa County ranks third in the State for total market value of agriculture production ($534,404,000).
- The area has top 10 rankings in crop sales, livestock sales, vegetable production, dairy farm operations, and number of all animal operations.
About our partnership
Michigan State University (MSU) and Muskegon Community College (MCC) 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 most courses delivered in Muskegon, Michigan, the home of MCC.
This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an associates degree from MCC. The partnership between the two institutions benefits those who seek employment in agriculture, landscaping, and the fruit and vegetable industry.
About Muskegon Community College
Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides persons the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community and global needs. For more information about Muskegon Community College visit www.muskegoncc.edu.