NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Lawrence Technological University - Main Campus

Program: Architecture

LTU's Architecture is among the oldest in the United States. Architecture at LTU is based on the belief of Leonardo da Vinci's depiction of man in harmony with his environment. Architecture, unlike Design Technology (which utilizes typical drafting and design) is an artistic based discipline. Due to the specific nature of this program, contact with LTU should be made as soon as possible. Also, the sooner you transfer, the sooner you can work on your professional course work.

For information on LTU, call (248) 204-3183.

Basic Requirements

Required Classes

Academic Area




The MTA agreement will satisfy most of the general Education at LTU. However, specific Science and other major classes are required for different majors and will still have to be completed even if you have MTA. If you choose not to complete MTA please choose below or access the LTU Transfer Student Page. See an advisor for MTA details.

ENG 111

English Composition


ENG 112

English Composition


Choose one one course below:


ENG 220

Technical Writing


BUS 231

Professional Communication




Choose two courses from two departments listed below:

ART 100, 111, 112

Art Appreciation, Art history 1 or 2

3 or 4

ART 113

Modern Art History (may be used here or for COAD elective - See LTU advisor for guidance)


ENG 240, 241, 254, 256, 262, 263, 265, 271

Intro to Literature, Mythology, Shakespeare, Environmental Literature, American Literature, World Literature, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Adolescence and Cultural Diversity


ENG 221

 Creative Writing (Gr. 2 class that does not count for MTA)


HUM 101, 102,

Intro to Humanities 1 & 2


HUM 116

World Cultures


MUS 110, 111

Music Appreciation and Jazz Appreciation


Natural Science


PHY 121

General Physics I


If completing MTA, select one course, not PHY, from the Group 1 Natural Science list. If not completing MTA, follow LTU guide listed above.) 


Social Science


NOTE: LTU and NMC both require 2 Social Sciences classes from social sciences. LTU allows courses in History and Philosophy to complete this area including: HST 101, 102, 111, 112, 211, 212, 213, 225, 230, 235 & PHL 101, 105, 121, 122, 201, & 202. History and Philosophy are considered humanities at NMC. If you are pursuing an associate degree from NMC select 8 credits from the social sciences below. If you are not interested in a degree from NMC you may select specified History and Philosophy classes to count as well as the classes listed below.
Choose 2 classes from departments listed below:

ANT 113

Cultural Anthropology


GEO 101, 105, 108, 109

Intro to Geography; Physical Geography; Geography of U.S. and Canada; World Regional Geography


PLS 101, 132, 211

Survey of American Government, Comparative Government, International Relations


PSY 101, 211, 221, 223, 225, 231, 250

Introduction to Psychology, Developmental, Psy. of Personality, Social Psy., Human Sexuality, Psy. of Adjustment, Abnormal Psy.


SOC 101, 201, 211, 220, 231

Intro to Sociology, Modern Social Problems, Marriage and Family, Gender and Society, Deviance and Criminal Behavior




NOTE: Both MTH 121 College Algebra and MTH 122 Trigonometry (Pre-Calc) are pre-requisites for Calculus at NMC and LTU. Do not take only MTH 121 at NMC as LTU does not offer a stand-alone Trig class and you will have to take Pre-Calculus at LTU (thus repeating the content of MTH 121).


MTH 121

College Algebra


MTH 122



MTH 141

Calculus I
(If you need MTH 08, MTH 23, and/or MTH 111 they will not transfer to LTU.)


Additional Requirements

Note: For all Basic Design studio courses students are required to submit a portfolio of course work for consideration of transfer credit. If the work meets LTU's course objectives transfer credit will be awarded.

Required Classes



Both ART 131 and 132 below are required to meet LTU Design course requirement.


ART 131

Color & Design


ART 132

3-D Design


Additional Transferable COAD Architecture electives - Maximum of 9 credits will transfer

ART 161

Painting I


ART 165

Watercolor Painting I


ART 213

Modern Art History (If chosen to meet Humanities requirement this course it will not also count here. See LTU advisor.)


ART 221

Life Drawing I


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