NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Ferris State University - Main Campus

Program: Construction Management

"Construction is the largest industry in the United States. Properly trained, ambitious people can anticipate eventual leadership positions in the following fields: General contracting (project manager, expediter, office manager, construction supervisor, owner contractor, developer, estimator); architecture (field inspector, project coordinator, estimator); materials and equipment (sales representative, product research, development); subcontracting; home building; and trade associations. The construction management program is nationally accredited through the American Council of Construction Education, making it one of the premier programs in the U.S.

It is strongly recommended you make contact with Ferris and the Construction program as early in your academic career as possible. Due to the nature of the program, and the limited number of classes you can take at NMC, students should consider transferring as early as possible. (231) 591-3773

Admission Criteria

  1. 2.5 GPA (Some programs may be more competitive.)
  2. Ferris will accept classes with a 2.0 or higher for transfer.
  3. All new students must submit ACT scores unless you have one of the following: 1) Successful completion of both college English (ENG 111) and MTH 111 (or higher) with a 2.0. 2) Completion of 60 semester hours of college work, 3) Completion of an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
  4. Students should contact a Ferris advisor early in their academic career.

Basic Requirements

Completion of the Basic requirements, as listed, at NMC will fulfill the general requirements at FSU. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111

English Composition


ENG 112

English Composition (required for MTA. FSU requires ENG 220 - see Addl Requirements)




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list


Select 1 Cultural Enrichment or Cultural Enrichment Activity course from this list that transfers to FSU at 200-300 level (blue or green highlight)


Natural Science


PHY 121

General Physics 1


Select 1 additional course below:


CHM 150

General Chemistry I


ENV 103

Earth Science


ENV 111

Physical Geology


PHY 122

General Physics II (do not choose if MTA is desired)


Social Science


ECO 201



Select 2 additional courses from a department, one other than ECO, from the Group 1 Social Science list




MTH 122

Trigonometry (MTH 121 pre-requisite)


Applied Calculus is required but may be taken at FSU. If you have MTH 141, please talk with Construction Management advisor.


Major And Additional Requirements

Required Classes



BUS 261

Business Law


COM 111

Public Speaking


ENG 220

Technical Writing


MGT 251

Human Resources Management


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: Summer 2023