Three MSU IAT off-campus certificate program sites in Southwest Michigan

Kellogg Community College joins Glen Oaks Community College and Southwestern Michigan College as partners with Michigan State University (MSU) Institute of Agricultural Technology.

The Institute of Agricultural Technology at MSU (IAT) has been conducting practical plant, animal and technology certificate courses on its East Lansing campus for more than 100 years in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek is now recruiting students for fall classes in the agricultural operations program.

In addition to agricultural operations programs, other off-campus certificate programs include fruit and vegetable crop management, landscape management, and viticulture.

Off-campus coordinators for IAT guide prospective students through the application process, guide students through a course of study, and student internship. All IAT courses are taught by approved faculty including Michigan State University Extension staff. Because of the partnership, students are able to count all IAT credits toward their associate degree.

Not all programs are offered at all locations. To obtain information about off-campus IAT certificate programs and admission requirements, visit the website, or contact one of the staff listed below.

Application deadlines and procedures differ from those of community colleges. Complete applications, including transcripts, for new students are due Aug.15. The application may be found at Institute of Agricultural Technology. Classes begin Aug. 30, 2017.

The Viticulture Program is provided in partnership with Viticulture Enology Science Technology Alliance (VESTA). The registration deadline is Aug. 12, 2017 for online courses which operate through a separate registration system and may be found at VESTA. Contact Stacey Rocklin, the MSU program coordinator at Southwestern Michigan College, at 269-782-1291 for more information on how VESTA courses fit into the MSU Viticulture program.

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