NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Ferris State University - University Center and Main Campus

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. Completion of ENG 111 and MTH 111 with a 2.0 or competency via ACT, SAT or Accuplacer.
  4. 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.
  5. The following courses will complete the Associate in Science and Arts degree.
  6. 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 MTA 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 MTA stamp.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Completion of the Basic requirements, as listed, at NMC will fulfill most of the general education 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".

Communications

Credits

ENG 111

English Composition

4

ENG 112

English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

Select 2 classes representing 2 departments from Group 1 Humanities list »

3

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

Credits

Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Natural Science list including one LECTURE/LAB »

6 or more

Social Science

Credits

ECO 201

Macroeconomics

3

ECO 202

Microeconomics

3

Select an additional course from a department other than Economics from Group 1 Social Science list »

3

Mathematics

Credits

MTH 131

Intro to Probability & Statistics

3

ADDITIONAL NMC REQUIREMENTS

Credits

ACC 121

Accounting Principles I

4

ACC 122

Accounting Principles II

4

BUS 261

Business Law

3

CIT 110

Programming Logic and Design

3

MGT 241

Principles of Management

3

MKT 201

Principles of Marketing

3

MTH 111

Intermediate Algebra or competency via ACT, SAT or Accuplacer.

4

COM 111

Public Speaking

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 246

Windows Server Infrastructure

3

CIT 247

Windows Server Administration

3

CIT 256

Linux Administration

3

Directed Electives

Chosen in consultation with a FSU faculty advisor.

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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: Fall 2017

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