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NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Wayne State University - Main Campus

Program: Pathologists' Assistant

The Pathologist Assistant program trains personnel to assist the pathologist in the performance of post mortem examinations and in the preparation of surgical specimens for study, as well as to take responsibility for certain tasks delegated by supervising pathologists such as budgetary, superintending, and teaching duties. Placement is excellent with starting wages in the high 40s.


  1. Admission is through the Mortuary Science department. Applications must be submitted by April 15. The program only has a September start date. Call (313) 577-1716 for more information. This program may change requirements without notice therefore it is advised that you make contact with Wayne as early in your academic career as possible.
  2. GPA 2.5 with a 2.3 in all science courses.
  3. Completion of all pre-professional courses by admission.
  4. Three letters of recommendation, including one employer and one science faculty member.

Students who transfer to Wayne State University from a Michigan community college with an Associate of Arts (A.A.), an Associate of Science (A.S.), an Associate of Baccalaureate Studies (ABS), or an Associate of Liberal Arts (A.L.A.) degree are admitted with lower division University general education requirements considered fulfilled.

Students who transfer to Wayne State University from a Michigan community college with a MTA-stamped transcript who do not hold an associate degree are also considered to have fulfilled the lower division University general education requirements.

After transfer to Wayne State University, students will then complete courses specific to the graduation requirements of their individual department or college. As always, students should contact a professional advisor at Wayne State University well before they transfer." Additional requirements may be required for the specific program and degree requirements for graduation.

Completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC will complete the MTA agreement. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED'.

Basic Requirements

Required Classes

Academic Area




ENG 111, 112

English Composition 1 & 2




PHL 201



Select 1 additional course from Group 1 Humanities list, not PHY »


Natural Science


BIO 115, 116

General Biology I & 2


BIO 208



CHM 150 & 151

General Chemistry 1 & 2


Social Science


Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from Group 1 Social Science list »




MTH 121

College Algebra


MTH 122



The math competency requirement at Wayne can be met by taking MTH 121 & 122. If you do not complete this requirement, you will be required to take the placement test at Wayne, even if you have completed Mth 121. If your major requires additional math, and you've not completed that math at NMC you will be required to take the math placement test at Wayne regardless of math taken at NMC.

Additional Requirements

Required Classes



COM 111

Speech or high school class


CIT 100

Computers in Business or high school class or competency test


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 2015

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