Agricultural Technology

Associate in Applied Science

  • Career Pathway: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Career Cluster: Food Products and Processing Systems, Plant Systems, Animal Systems

The SMC curriculum, paired with courses within a particular Michigan State University Certificate Program, prepares students for entry-level employment in agricultural operations.

Salary ranges vary depending upon the type of position obtained, field of choice and geographic region.


  • Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites that may not be listed as part of the degree requirement. These are described in the course descriptions.
  • Students will need to demonstrate profitiencies prior to graduation in reading, mathematics and English based on SMC assessment tests, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended courses.

General Education Requirements

The general education courses listed for this degree require a C (2.0) or better for graduation. See "General Education Requirements" for more information and full listing of all general education courses.

Course Sequence

  • Students in this program will take SMC classes and classes offered by Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology concurrently. Some of the courses in this curriculum must be taken in a prescribed sequence.
  • The listing that follows is a suggested sequence of courses for full-time students enrolled in any of the Michigan State University Certificate Programs at SMC.
  • Please see the Michigan State University Advisor for the course sequence for each particular certificate.


Semester I

  • Freshman English II
  • Freshman English II w Workshop
  • College Algebra
  • American Government

Semester II

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I
  • Intro to Business
  • Humanities Elective

Semester III

  • General Biology I
  • Plant Biology
  • Microeconomics

Semester IV

  • Freshman English III
  • Intro Human Communication
  • Humanities Elective
  • Agriculture Elective 28
Program taught in:
  • English

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