NMC Transfer Guide

To: Ferris State University - University Center

Program: Computer information technology

The Computer Information Technology - Systems Administration & Security program is designed for students who want to work in the business world and give technical assistance to businesses' or organizations' computer systems and users. Individual business departments, corporations, or multi-national enterprises need professionals who can relate their technical skills by problem-solving computer system issues within the business environment. The CIT-SAS curriculum provides you with a broad understanding of core business functions, computer support specialists skills, help-desk support skills, network and computer systems administration skills, and computer security skills. This curriculum prepares you for industry certifications such as CompTIA's A+, Network+, Linux+, and Security+ certifications, and Microsoft's MCSA or MCTS certification. Entry-level positions include such jobs as:

  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Help-Desk Technicians
  • Network Administrators
  • Computer System Administrators
  • Computer Security Specialists

Students must pass the CompTIA's A+ certification and two of the following industry certifications to graduate from the CIT program:

  • MCSA
  • MCTS
  • Network+
  • Linux+
  • Security+
  • CNA
  • CCNA

ADMISSION CRITERIA

  1. 2.5 GPA, at least 48 transferable credits and recommend the student pass the CompTIA A+ certification.
  2. Ferris requires a 2.0 or higher in each class to transfer.
  3. Its strongly recommended that students meet with a Ferris Advisor early in the academic career, especially if they have credits from an institution besides NMC.
  4. The following courses will complete the Associate in Science and Arts degree.
  5. Ferris CIT Transfer Guide

Ferris contact:

Phone: (231) 995-1734

A student could choose an Applied Associate degree in Computer Information Technology or an Associate in Science/Arts degree from NMC and transfer into FSU's CIT program. The MACRAO agreement is incorporated in this guide. If you choose an Applied Associate degree in CIS, you will need to either:

  1. Complete FSU general education (consult with FSU or NMC Advisor)
    OR
  2. Complete NMC's general education and receive the MACRAO stamp.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111, 112

English Composition

8

Humanities

Credits

PHL 202

Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas

3

Click here and select 6 or more credits from the Humanities Division. One class must be outside of the Philosophy department.

6

Science/Math

Credits

MTH 131

Probability & Statistics

3

Click here to choose 5 or more additional credits and must include a lab science

5 or more

Social Science

Credits

ECO 201 & 202

Macro & Microeconomics

6

Click here and select 3 or more credits from the Social Science Division.

3 or more

ADDITIONAL NMC REQUIREMENTS

Credits

ACC 121, 122

Accounting Principles I & II

8

BUS 261

Business Law

3

MGT 241

Principles of Management

3

MKT 201

Principles of Marketing

3

MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra (or test out of class for NMC and check with Ferris for placement testing) (can be used towards the 48 cr.)

4

General Education Electives

These courses may be chosen from Art, Sciences, Social Sciences, Music, Literature, Philosophy, History, Modern Languages, Humanities, Communications

5

COM 111

Public Speaking (can be used towards the 48 cr.)

4

CIT 156

A+ Certification Prep 1 (prerequisite CIT 155)

3

CIT 157

A+ Certification Prep 2

3

CIT 213

Networking Technologies

4

CIT 215

Windows Server Environment

3

CIT 240

Network Security Management

3

CIT 242

Windows Client Administration

2

CIT 246

Windows Server Infrastructure

3

CIT 247

Windows Server Administration

3

CIT 256

Linux Administration

3

Choose 12 credits from NMC classes in consultation with a FSU faculty advisor.

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2013

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